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, intense, neo noir, visually appealing and stylized films and TV shows about / with vigilante, violence, murder, vigilantism, blood, death, vengeance, revenge, gun and weapons plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
vigilante movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as vigilante: The Punisher (2017), The Equalizer (2014), Peppermint (2018), The Punisher (2004), John Wick (2014), Death Wish (2018), Taxi Driver (1976), Man on Fire (2004), The Brave One (2007), The Crow (1994).

List of vigilante movies

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, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilante, justice, violence, vengeance, one man army, vigilantism, fight scenes, gunfight, murder, revenge, superhero, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, afghanistan
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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: exciting, serious, brutal, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vigilante, lone hero, vigilantism, fighting crime, tough heroes, loner, hitman, gunfight, black ops, lone wolves, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
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Peppermint (2018)
Genre: Action, 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, neo noir ...
Plot: vigilante, justice, drug cartel, corruption, loss of child, one woman army, police corruption, murder, fighting the system, female martial artist, revenge killing, female protagonist ...
Time: year 2012, year 2017, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vengeance, vigilante, vigilantism, tough guy, tragic hero, lone hero, tough law enforcer, torment, tough heroes, lone wolves, crimes ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, virginia, miami
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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, rough, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, lone hero, tough guy, vigilante, gunfight, dark hero, chase, gangsters, criminal's revenge, crime boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, brooklyn new york city
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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, neo noir, surprise ending ...
Plot: vigilante, dark hero, father daughter relationship, vigilantism, criminal, police, death of wife, murder investigation, betrayal, moral dilemma, justice, therapy ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, new york
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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, cerebral, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: loner, lone wolves, social decay, character study, paranoia, depression, antisocial behavior, obsession, vigilante, taxi driver, psychology, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, vietnam
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Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, 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, justice, mercenary, revenge, bodyguard, child abduction, vigilantism, cia, vigilante, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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The Brave One (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
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, corpse, loss of loved one, crimes, tragic event, suspicion, evidence, self defense, tunnel, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, san francisco
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The Crow (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
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, dark fantasy, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, vigilantism, goth, vengeance, good versus evil, back from the dead, afterlife, murder, halloween, superhero, vigilante, justice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: detroit
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Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, 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, realistic, suspenseful, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: female assassin, female killer, vengeance, tough girl, hitman, vigilante, one against many, crimes, vigilantism, lone hero, haunted by the past, latinos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1992
Place: colombia, usa, south america, latin america, chicago illinois ...
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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, psychotronic, twists and turns, visually appealing, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: massacre, vigilante, brutality, vigilantism, homeless, bum, violence, social decay, violence spree, vengeance, fighting crime, absurdism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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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, feel good, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: ninja, vigilante, supernatural, master warrior, adventure, superhero, heroes, mutant, martial arts, good versus evil, sewer, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1999, year 2014 ...
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Super (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
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: cynical, semi serious, humorous, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: vigilante, superhero, drug dealer, heroin, humiliation, dark humor, vigilantism, obsessive quest, wannabe, loser, fighting crime, nothing to lose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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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: serious, exciting, intense, atmospheric, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, mysterious character, double life, vigilante, secret identity, vigilantism, crimes, fighting crime, mind game, organized crime, uninhibited rivalry, martial arts ...
Place: bosnia, usa
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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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mind game, secret identity, intelligence, battle of wits, crimes, supernatural ability, law enforcement, vigilante, rivals, fighting crime, serial killer, supernatural ...
Place: japan
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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: exciting, psychological, captivating, tense, psychotronic
Plot: superhero, batman, vigilante, reluctant partners, secret identity, mind control, super villain, escapades, murder, heroes, adventure, superman character ...
Time: contemporary
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Daredevil (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Lawyer-by-day Matt Murdock uses his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, secret identity, vigilantism, fighting crime, heroic mission, good versus evil, vigilante, superhuman powers, lawyer, corruption, blindness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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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: rough, suspense, psychological, feminist film, propaganda film
Plot: rape revenge, vigilante, female psychopath, rape, art student, revenge, rape and revenge, violent sex, femme fatale, police investigation, murder, violence ...
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Elektra (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.
Style: sexy, exciting, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: female assassin, superheroine, adventure, good versus evil, master warrior, supernatural, martial arts, uninhibited rivalry, vigilante, youth, graphic violence, super powers ...
Time: 2000s
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The Accountant (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.
Style: surprise ending, tense, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: lone hero, accountant, autism, sniper, justice, mathematics, money laundering, organized crime, gunfight, hitman, assassin, criminal ...
Time: year 2010, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, year 2006 ...
Place: new york, germany, new hampshire, illinois, washington d.c. ...
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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.
Style: intense, exciting, suspense, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lone hero, prison escape, drug smuggling, chase, vigilante, false accusation of murder, one against many, female soldier, conspiracy, false accusation, corruption, assassination ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new orleans, alabama, afghanistan, washington d.c.
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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: satirical, melancholic, twists and turns, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: vigilante, depression, existentialism, thief, police, revenge, mental illness, neighbor, violence, crimes, loneliness, dark humor ...
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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, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, missing child, brutality, vigilantism, child abduction, torture, disappearance, vigilante, desperation, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
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Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After Kick-Ass’ insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, he joins a patrol led by the Colonel Stars and Stripes. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist — reborn as The Mother Fucker — only the ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: double life, masked vigilante, crime fighter, superhero, vigilante, partners, henchman, vigilantism, vengeance, female assassin, good versus evil, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, chase, murder, police investigation, revenge, vengeance, crimes, fighting the system, on the run, fighting crime, partners against crime ...
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, sentimental, heroic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: superhero, super powers, secret identity, superhuman powers, teenage superhero, good versus evil, double life, transformation, vigilantism, monster, masked vigilante, genetic engineering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
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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: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, batman, justice, good versus evil, superhero, super strength, dark hero, superman character, save the world, vigilante, super speed, super powers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1981, year 1918
Place: usa, kansas, 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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, tough guy, dark hero, tough heroes, vengeance, vigilantism, vanity, vigilante, escapades, crimes, rivalry, superhero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill and other members of their assassination circle – but 'The Bride' lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for some payback, she makes a death list and hunts down those who ...
Style: tense, exciting, non-linear, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, mentor, one man army, dark humor, tough girl, female warrior, dark hero, female killer, master warrior, hate, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: japan, usa, asia, tokyo, pasadena california
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