Vigilante movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant vigilante movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, exciting, suspense, intense, serious and stylized films and TV shows about / with vigilante, vigilantism, murder, violence, death, vengeance, justice, blood, revenge and gun plots mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as vigilante: The Punisher (2017), Peppermint (2018), The Equalizer (2014), John Wick (2014), The Punisher (2004), Death Wish (2018), Taxi Driver (1976), Colombiana (2011), The Brave One (2007), Man on Fire (2004).

List of vigilante movies

 8.5
 185K
The Punisher (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: A former Marine out to punish the criminals responsible for his family's murder finds himself ensnared in a military conspiracy.
Style: brutal, exciting, disturbing, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilante, justice, vengeance, violence, gunfight, vigilantism, murder, one man army, revenge, fight scenes, superhero, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, afghanistan
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 6.5
 57K
Peppermint (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A grieving mother transforms herself into a vigilante following the murders of her husband and daughter, eluding the authorities to deliver her own personal brand of justice.
Style: exciting, brutal, rough, suspense, psychotronic ...
Plot: vigilante, female martial artist, corruption, police corruption, murder, drug cartel, fighting the system, justice, loss of child, female protagonist, one woman army, revenge ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, year 2017
Place: united states, usa, los angeles
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 7.2
 335K
The Equalizer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ...
Style: brutal, serious, exciting, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, one man army, vigilantism, lone hero, fighting crime, gunfight, tough heroes, lone wolves, black ops, loner, corruption, ex soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
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 7.4
 542K
John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, China
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, vigilante, dark hero, lone hero, tough guy, criminal's revenge, gunfight, gangsters, shooting, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 6.4
 150K
The Punisher (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When undercover FBI agent Frank Castle's wife and son are slaughtered, he becomes 'the Punisher' -- a ruthless vigilante willing to go to any length to avenge his family.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vengeance, vigilantism, vigilante, tough law enforcer, anti hero, tough guy, torment, loss of child, lone wolves, tough heroes, massacre ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, virginia, miami
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 6.4
 64K
Death Wish (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine after his family is torn apart by a violent act.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, ambiguous ending, reboot ...
Plot: vigilante, dark hero, father daughter relationship, vigilantism, criminal, police, death of wife, betrayal, moral dilemma, justice, danger, murder investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york, united states
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 8.2
 729K
Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: social decay, loner, character study, lone wolves, obsession, depression, antisocial behavior, vigilante, paranoia, alienation, taxi driver, taxi ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, harlem, united states, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.4
 95K
Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Mexico, USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Zoe Saldana plays a young woman who, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: female assassin, female killer, tough girl, vigilante, vengeance, hitman, latinos, vigilantism, crimes, obsessive quest, danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1992, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, south america, latin america, chicago illinois ...
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 6.7
 59K
The Brave One (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, twists and turns, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, vengeance, loss of loved one, corpse, crimes, crime, tragic event, suspicion, injury, evidence, tunnel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, san francisco
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 7.7
 331K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico, Switzerland
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: tense, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, vengeance, vigilantism, mercenary, vigilante, cia, bodyguard, justice, daring rescue, revenge, warrior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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 7.6
 167K
The Crow (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Exactly one year after young rock guitarist Eric Draven and his fiancée are brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals, Draven -- watched over by a hypnotic crow -- returns from the grave to exact revenge.
Style: gothic, rough, cult film, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, halloween, afterlife, goth, supernatural, dark fantasy, superhero, vigilante, back from the dead, murder, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: detroit
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, feel good, reboot ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: ninja, vigilante, supernatural, master warrior, adventure, superhero, heroes, martial arts, good versus evil, sewer, friendship, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, year 1999, 2010s ...
Place: new york, usa
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Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vigilante homeless man pulls into a new city and finds himself trapped in urban chaos, a city where crime rules and where the city's crime boss reigns. Seeing an urban landscape filled with armed robbers, corrupt cops, abused prostitutes and ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, visually appealing, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: massacre, homeless, vigilante, vigilantism, brutality, social decay, violence spree, violence, vengeance, bum, fighting crime, absurdism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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 6.7
 75K
Super (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After his wife falls under the influence of a drug dealer, an everyday guy transforms himself into Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best intentions, though he lacks for heroic skills.
Style: dark humor, cynical, humorous, semi serious, surreal ...
Plot: vigilante, superhero, drug dealer, heroin, humiliation, vigilantism, obsessive quest, fighting crime, wannabe, loser, violence, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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 7.0
 276K
Batman Returns (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Having defeated the Joker, Batman now faces the Penguin - a warped and deformed individual who is intent on being accepted into Gotham society. Crooked businessman Max Schreck is coerced into helping him become Mayor of Gotham and they both attempt ...
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, gothic, intense ...
Audience: date night, teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: villain, dark hero, double life, vigilante, millionaire, superhero, super villain, corruption, superhuman powers, crime fighter, violence, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa
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Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Batman faces his ultimate challenge as the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm. One part vigilante, one part criminal kingpin, Red Hood begins cleaning up Gotham with the efficiency of Batman, but without following the same ethical ...
Style: comic, serious, exciting, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, mysterious character, vigilante, danger, secret identity, vigilantism, crimes, fighting crime, double life, mind game, organized crime, uninhibited rivalry ...
Place: bosnia, usa
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 6.9
 14K
Batman: Hush (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A mysterious new villain known only as Hush uses a gallery of villains to destroy Batman's crime-fighting career as well as Bruce Wayne's personal life, which has been further complicated by a relationship with Selina Kyle/Catwoman.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: superhero, vigilante, batman, super villain, reluctant partners, secret identity, mind control, danger, escapades, deadly, heroes, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.1
 5K
M.F.A. (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An art student taps into a rich source of creative inspiration after the accidental slaughter of her rapist. An unlikely vigilante emerges, set out to avenge college girls whose attackers walked free- all the while fueling a vivid thesis exhibition.
Style: propaganda film, psychological, rough, suspense, feminist film
Plot: rape revenge, vigilante, female psychopath, art student, revenge, rape, violence, police investigation, femme fatale, murder, rape and revenge, party ...
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 9.0
 240K
Death Note (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects—and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: anti hero, mind game, intelligence, secret identity, anti heroes, supernatural, law enforcement, supernatural ability, vigilante, serial killer, crimes, rivals ...
Place: japan
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I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a depressed woman is burglarized, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.
Style: melancholic, satirical, dark humor, twists and turns, stylized ...
Plot: vigilante, violence, depression, police, thief, revenge, mental illness, neighbor, existentialism, crime, crimes, loneliness ...
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 8.1
 605K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, investigation, missing child, crime, brutality, child abduction, disappearance, vigilantism, torture, neo noir, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
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The Exterminator (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, violence, chase, murder, police investigation, revenge, vengeance, gory, crimes, deadly, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa, new jersey ...
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The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Peter Parker is an outcast high schooler abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. As Peter ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic, comic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, family outing
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, secret identity, teenage superhero, good versus evil, super powers, transformation, genetic engineering, experiment, vigilante, mad scientist, super villain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman ...
Style: comic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, good versus evil, batman, dark hero, superman character, save the world, vigilante, super speed, justice, imaginary, super strength ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1918, year 1981, 2010s
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, washington d.c., africa, tijuana mexico
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Punisher: War Zone (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Waging his one-man war on the world of organized crime, ruthless vigilante-hero Frank Castle sets his sights on overeager mob boss Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: ...
Style: stylized, exciting, suspenseful, rough, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, dark hero, tough guy, vengeance, superhero, tough heroes, vigilantism, vanity, vigilante, rivalry, escapades, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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 5.7
 8K
Miss Meadows (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Miss Meadows is a school teacher with impeccable manners and grace. However, underneath the candy-sweet exterior hides a ruthless gun-toting vigilante who takes it upon herself to right the wrongs in the world by whatever means necessary. For Miss ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, tense, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, school teacher, murder, female killer, hidden identity, fall in love, love affair, violence spree, haunted by the past, psychopath, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Shadows and Fog (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.
Style: humorous, surreal, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, vigilante, murder, false accusation, vigilantism, crimes, mystery, investigation, disorder, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, danger ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: eastern europe, central europe, new jersey
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 7.0
 36K
Death Wish (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his wife is murdered by street punks, a pacifistic New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad, prowling the streets for would-be muggers after dark.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, architect, murder, vigilante, police, vengeance, crimes, crime, violence spree, obsession, fighting crime, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, hawaii, arizona, manhattan new york city ...
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 4.7
 903
Death Kiss (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A vigilante with a mysterious past becomes a one-man army in a crime-infested town as he takes the law into his own hands, at the same time protecting a young mother and her daughter. He sets his sights on a local kingpin, setting up an ...
Style: serious, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: vigilante, vengeance, mother daughter relationship, murder, vigilantism, pedophile, radio announcer, rape, cleavage, knife, assassin, money ...
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 6.2
 4K
Noise (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man who is being driven crazy by the noise in New York City decides to take vigilante action against it.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: vandalism, vigilante, vigilantism, society, rivalry, love and romance, fighting the system, losing-it hero, satire, heroic mission, city life, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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