Vigilantism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant vigilantism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic, intense, stylized and rough films and TV shows about / with vigilantism, crimes, vigilante, revenge, murder, violence, vengeance, mentor, justice and blood plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as vigilantism: Law Abiding Citizen (2009), The Equalizer (2014), The Punisher (2004), The Boondock Saints (1999), Dexter (2006), The Crow (1994), Taken (2008), Death Wish (1974), V for Vendetta (2005), Harry Brown (2009).

List of vigilantism movies

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, fighting the system, master criminal, justice, vigilantism, murder, prison, crime, death, twists & turns, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 7.2
 326K
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, black ops, heroes, cia, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, moscow russia, russia
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 6.4
 148K
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, vigilantism, vengeance, vigilante, tough law enforcer, lone wolves, tough heroes, crimes, anti hero, funeral, tragic hero, faked death ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, miami, virginia
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The Boondock Saints (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: With a God-inspired moral obligation to act against evil, twin brothers Conner and Murphy set out to rid Boston of criminals. However, rather than working within the system, these Irish Americans decide to take swift retribution into their own hands.
Style: exciting, suspense, twists and turns, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, irish, neo noir, mafia, shooting, crime, crimes, siblings relations, violence spree, revenge, corpse, fbi ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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 8.6
 629K
Dexter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have ...
Style: clever, captivating, serious, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, vigilantism, double life, hidden identity, corpse, crimes, forensics, right and wrong, crime, loner, gory, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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 7.6
 164K
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, cult film, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: halloween, vengeance, vigilantism, afterlife, supernatural, goth, dark fantasy, superhero, vigilante, murder, back from the dead, dark hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: detroit
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 7.8
 558K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, entertaining, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, vigilantism, dark hero, chase, human trafficking, woman in danger, daring rescue, father daughter relationship, abduction, rescue, child abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
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 7.0
 35K
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, rivalry, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, hawaii, arizona ...
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 8.2
 1.0M
V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, stylized, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fighting the system, revolution, vengeance, freedom, future dystopia, rebellion, anti hero, distopia, society, vigilantism, life is a bitch, anti heroes ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
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 7.2
 83K
Harry Brown (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, loneliness, gang, violence, investigation, widower, crimes, vengeance, loss of friend, incompetent police, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
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 6.7
 58K
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, evidence, injury, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, san francisco
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 7.5
 402K
Arrow (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, superhero, double life, fighting crime, vigilantism, undercover, martial arts, millionaire, rivalry, righting the wronged, masked vigilante, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2020s, 2010s
Place: usa
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 7.7
 324K
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, justice, cia, vigilante, vigilantism, mercenary, bodyguard, daring rescue, friendship, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: For Peter Parker, life is busy. Between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen Stacy, high school graduation cannot come quickly enough. Peter has not forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s ...
Style: serious, stylized, intense, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: heroes, superhuman powers, good versus evil, superhero, vigilantism, fighting crime, protector, double life, save the day, imaginary, teenage life, experiment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.6
 353K
Daredevil (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
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, vigilantism, secret identity, good versus evil, fighting crime, danger, superhuman powers, undercover, lawyer, daredevil, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Skillfully framed by an unknown enemy for the murder of a priest, wanted vigilante MacManus brothers Murphy and Connor must come out of hiding on a sheep farm in Ireland to fight for justice in Boston.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, revenge, irish, murder, violence spree, priest, friendship, sheep, crime, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s, 50s
Place: boston, ireland, massachusetts, usa, new york
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 3.4
 109K
Catwoman (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Liquidated after discovering a corporate conspiracy, mild-mannered graphic artist Patience Phillips washes up on an island, where she's resurrected and endowed with the prowess of a cat -- and she's eager to use her new skills ... as a ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: superhero, tough girl, masked superhero, imaginary, vigilantism, female fighter, superhuman powers, one woman army, supernatural, uncover truth, righting the wronged, superheroine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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 7.7
 28K
Death Note (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Light Yagami finds the "Death Note," a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to create a Utopia by killing the world's criminals, and soon the world's greatest detective, "L," is hired to find the mysterious ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: investigation, mind game, serial killer, vigilantism, crimes, supernatural ability, supernatural, moral ambiguity, interpol, investigator, artifact, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 6.4
 92K
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, tough girl, vigilantism, crimes, latinos, danger, hitman, rivalry, sniper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s, year 1992
Place: colombia, usa, south america, latin america, chicago illinois ...
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 6.5
 7K
7 Days (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bruno Hamel is a thirty eight year old surgeon. He lives in Drummondville with his wife Sylvie, and their eight year-old daughter Jasmine. Like many happy people, he is leading an uneventful life until a beautiful fall afternoon, when his daughter ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, suspense ...
Plot: rape and revenge, rape revenge, vigilantism, vengeance, police, torture, murder, rape, kidnapping, child killer, rapist, life turned upside down ...
Place: canada, quebec
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 6.1
 14K
Death Wish II (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Paul Kersey is again a vigilante trying to find five punks who murdered his housekeeper and daughter in Los Angeles.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, rape, vigilante, murder, surveillance, revenge, nudity (full frontal - brief), crime, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, strong violent content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
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Quiet as a Mouse (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A pseudo documentary study of an archetypal German who tries to model his world according to his ideas of law and (sexual) order.
Style: dark humor, realistic, not serious, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: vigilantism, idealism, society, social decay, fighting crime, misfit, ambition, buddies, crimes, life is a bitch, farce, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, rome italy
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 8.1
 582K
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, investigation, police investigation, missing child, crime, brutality, neo noir, child abduction, disappearance, vigilantism, torture, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
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 5.9
 14K
Death Wish 3 (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Paul Kersey returns to New York to visit his friend Charley, who lives in one of the worst parts of New York City. But when Paul arrives at Charley's apartment, he finds Charley dying after a vicious beating by a gang led by Manny Fraker, and ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, gang, vigilante, sniper, chaos, punk, rocket launcher, revenge, crime, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city, london
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Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the death of his girlfriend's daughter from a drug overdose, Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) takes on the local drug cartel.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, gang, violence spree, chases and races, fighting crime, rivalry, lone wolves, drug dealing, crime, danger, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
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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, rough, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, tough guy, dark hero, superhero, tough heroes, vigilantism, vanity, vengeance, vigilante, rivalry, crimes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.1
 152K
Hard Candy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mature 14-year old girl meets a charming 32-year old photographer on the Internet. Suspecting that he is a pedophile, she goes to his home in an attempt to expose him.
Style: disturbing, twist ending, rough, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: age difference, pedophilia, pedophile, vengeance, torture, dangerous attraction, sexual abuse, deception, sociopath, manipulation, older man younger woman relationship, seduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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 6.8
 68K
Death Sentence (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, harsh, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, vigilantism, violence, murder, tragic event, justice, crimes, character change, haunted by the past, loss of son, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul Kersey is back at working vigilante justice when when his fiancée, Olivia, has her business threatened by mobsters
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, gangsters, violence, psychopath, heroes, one man army, murder, model, fashion show, child custody, gang ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles
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Too Old to Die Young (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 758 min.
Story: The numb existences of Martin Jones, a police officer with secrets to hide, and Jesus, a traumatized avenging son, collide in a ghostly Los Angeles where several ruthless criminal gangs fight for their turf and dictate who lives and who dies.
Style: art house, artsy, bloody, suspense
Plot: neo noir, vigilantism, criminal underworld, sex with a minor, shooting, neo-noir, double life, corrupt cop, gang war, police brutality, social satire, torture ...
Place: los angeles
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