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 suspense, realistic, suspenseful, intense, serious and exciting films and TV shows about / with vigilante, vigilantism, violence, murder, crimes, vengeance, gun, revenge, justice and blood plots mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as vigilante: Peppermint (2018), The Punisher (2017), The Equalizer (2014), John Wick (2014), The Punisher (2004), Colombiana (2011), Taxi Driver (1976), Death Wish (2018), The Brave One (2007), The Crow (1994).

List of vigilante movies

 6.5
 47K
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, corruption, justice, murder, drug cartel, fighting the system, loss of child, police corruption, female protagonist, revenge, corrupt official, coma ...
Time: year 2012, year 2017, 2010s
Place: los angeles
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 8.5
 170K
The Punisher (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A former Marine out to punish the criminals responsible for his family's murder finds himself ensnared in a military conspiracy.
Style: brutal, bloody, exciting, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilante, violence, justice, vengeance, vigilantism, murder, gunfight, revenge, one man army, superhero, death, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, new york
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 7.2
 320K
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: serious, rough, brutal, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, one man army, vigilantism, lone hero, gunfight, fighting crime, lone wolves, tough heroes, heroes, crimes, corruption, ex soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
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 7.4
 509K
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, dark hero, vigilante, gangsters, criminal's revenge, gunfight, lone hero, tough guy, violence spree, professional killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 6.4
 147K
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: vigilantism, one man army, vengeance, vigilante, tough heroes, tough law enforcer, crimes, lone wolves, funeral, tragic hero, faked death, rage ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, virginia, miami
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 6.4
 91K
Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Mexico, USA, Canada
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, stylized, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: female assassin, vigilante, female killer, vengeance, vigilantism, tough girl, crimes, latinos, danger, hitman, rivalry, sniper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s, year 1992
Place: colombia, usa, south america, latin america, miami ...
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 8.3
 691K
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, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: social decay, lone wolves, obsession, loner, character study, depression, vigilante, paranoia, alienation, taxi, taxi driver, antisocial behavior ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, vietnam ...
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 6.4
 59K
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, exciting, suspenseful, reboot, surprise ending ...
Plot: vigilante, father daughter relationship, vigilantism, criminal, death of wife, police, dark hero, moral dilemma, murder investigation, danger, justice, betrayal ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, new york, united states, chicago illinois
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 6.7
 57K
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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 7.6
 162K
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, suspenseful, exciting, rough, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: halloween, vengeance, vigilantism, afterlife, supernatural, dark fantasy, goth, superhero, vigilante, murder, dark hero, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: detroit
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 7.7
 320K
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, vengeance, kidnapping, justice, vigilante, vigilantism, mercenary, bodyguard, daring rescue, friendship, danger, diary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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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, stylized, realistic, serious, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brutality, vigilante, homeless, vigilantism, social decay, violence spree, violence, anti heroes, absurdism, vengeance, massacre, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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, reboot ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: ninja, master warrior, supernatural, adventure, vigilante, superhero, heroes, martial arts, good versus evil, turtle, sewer, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa
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 6.1
 6K
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, rough, psychological, suspense, feminist film
Plot: rape revenge, vigilante, art student, revenge, rape, female psychopath, police investigation, violence, murder, femme fatale, rape and revenge, art class ...
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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, offbeat ...
Plot: vigilante, violence, depression, police, thief, revenge, mental illness, neighbor, existentialism, crimes, crime, loneliness ...
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 6.7
 73K
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: vigilante, superhero, drug dealer, heroin, humiliation, vigilantism, obsessive quest, violence, loser, wannabe, fighting crime, ordinary person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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 6.9
 11K
Batman: Hush (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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: psychological, exciting, tense, captivating, psychotronic
Plot: superhero, batman, vigilante, super villain, secret identity, mind control, supervillain, escapades, reluctant partners, danger, adventure, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
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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, usa, asia, new jersey ...
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 7.0
 266K
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, atmospheric, serious, gothic, intense ...
Audience: family outing, date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: villain, double life, dark hero, superhero, super villain, corruption, vigilante, superhuman powers, violence, crime fighter, secretary, millionaire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, 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, danger, secret identity, masked superhero, vigilantism, crimes, vigilante, fighting crime, double life, mind game, organized crime ...
Place: bosnia, usa
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 5.7
 7K
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, suspense ...
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, school teacher, murder, hidden identity, fall in love, love affair, crimes, violence spree, dishonesty, deadly, haunted by the past ...
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, comedy of errors, disorder, danger, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: eastern europe, new jersey
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 7.0
 34K
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, rivalry, fighting crime, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, honolulu hawaii, chicago illinois, arizona ...
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 4.9
 887
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: suspense, tense, serious, psychological
Plot: vigilante, vengeance, mother daughter relationship, murder, vigilantism, radio announcer, pedophile, rape, parody, bare breasts, drugs, cleavage ...
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Vigilante Diaries (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The Vigilante Diaries is a high octane action-adventure film featuring 90's movie heroes, explosive action, and international espionage. The film revolves around a team of black-ops agents turned crime-fighters, led by a brooding anti-hero, ...
Style: intense, tense, suspense, semi serious
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, tough guy, gangster, ex soldier, terrorism, gangsters, rescue, mission, commando, electric torture, muscleman ...
Place: scotland, russia, armenia
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: vandalism, vigilante, vigilantism, society, fighting the system, rivalry, satire, heroic mission, love and romance, losing-it hero, city life, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.2
 13K
The Stranger (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Ambi, a meek lawyer, ends up being a vigilante named Anniyan, and a supermodel named Remo, after suffering with multiple personality disorder due to the society.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, vigilante, lawyer, vigilantism, deadly, love affair, crimes, mental illness, life is a bitch, alter ego, unrequited love, punishment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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 7.3
 848
Hack (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Hack is a television series that aired on the American CBS television network from 2002 to 2004. The series centers on the fictional life of a former police officer, Polish-American Mike Olshansky, who left the force after being charged with ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: vigilante, taxi driver, law enforcement, ex law enforcer, crimes, crime, protective male, taxi, disgraced, dirty cop, ex-cop, driver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 7.3
 250K
The Accountant (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, suspense, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: lone hero, autism, accountant, mathematics, organized crime, sniper, money laundering, hitman, criminal, investigation, gunfight, federal agent ...
Time: 80s, 2000s, year 2006, year 2010, year 1989
Place: new york, illinois, new hampshire, germany, washington d.c. ...
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 6.8
 9K
Boy Wonder (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Brooklyn boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother and grows up obsessed with finding her killer. Thus begins his life as a quiet, straight-A student by day and a self-appointed hero at night. But what is a real hero? And who decides ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, pimp, crime, childhood trauma, violence, criminal, troubled teen, vigilante, boxing gym, vengeance, crimes, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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