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, stylized, exciting and rough films and TV shows about / with crimes, vigilantism, vigilante, violence, revenge, rivalry, vengeance, murder, justice and mentor plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as vigilantism: Law Abiding Citizen (2009), The Boondock Saints (1999), The Punisher (2004), Dexter (2006), Taken (2008), V for Vendetta (2005), The Brave One (2007), The Crow (1994), Daredevil (2015), Catwoman (2004).

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: serious, exciting, psychological, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, fighting the system, murder, master criminal, justice, crime, death, prison, mind game, district attorney, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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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, rough, stylized, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, irish, mafia, siblings relations, revenge, crime, shooting, violence spree, rivalry, morality, christianity, racial slur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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 6.4
 144K
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, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, tough law enforcer, vengeance, tough heroes, one man army, crimes, vigilante, tragic hero, funeral, lone wolves, rage, faked death ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, virginia
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 8.7
 606K
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, hidden identity, double life, vigilantism, crime, crimes, forensics, right and wrong, corpse, police station, loner, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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 7.8
 542K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 94 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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, entertaining, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, one man army, vigilantism, chase, dark hero, human trafficking, daring rescue, rescue, young woman, danger, abduction, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france, arc de triomphe paris
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 8.2
 963K
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: revolution, fighting the system, future dystopia, vengeance, mysterious character, rebellion, vigilantism, freedom, life is a bitch, society, disguise, political corruption ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
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 6.7
 56K
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, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, vengeance, loss of loved one, tunnel, evidence, pimp, injury, self defense, corpse, neighbor, boyfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
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 7.6
 157K
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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: afterlife, halloween, vengeance, supernatural, superhero, dark fantasy, vigilantism, vigilante, goth, good versus evil, murder, back from the dead ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: detroit
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 8.6
 335K
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, realistic, stylized
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, vigilantism, fighting crime, good versus evil, secret identity, lawyer, heroes, superhuman powers, danger, crimes, undercover, daredevil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 3.3
 98K
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
Plot: superhero, vigilantism, tough girl, supernatural, masked superhero, female fighter, superhuman powers, righting the wronged, uncover truth, crimes, imaginary, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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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, offbeat, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, revenge, irish, murder, priest, sheep, friendship, crime, chases and races, crimes, siblings relations, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: boston, ireland, usa, massachusetts
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 7.7
 27K
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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, comic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: investigation, mind game, vigilantism, crimes, serial killer, supernatural, goth, interpol, investigator, rivalry, supernatural ability, god ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 7.2
 307K
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, lone hero, one man army, lone wolves, fighting crime, vigilantism, heroes, tough heroes, gunfight, corruption, righting the wronged, loner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
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 7.6
 384K
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: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, superhero, double life, fighting crime, undercover, vigilantism, righting the wronged, rivalry, millionaire, martial arts, young man, masked vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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 6.4
 89K
Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
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
Plot: female assassin, vigilante, vengeance, vigilantism, latinos, crimes, danger, hitman, rivalry, sniper, female killer, disguise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992
Place: colombia, usa, latin america, south america, chicago illinois ...
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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, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, superhero, superhuman powers, vigilantism, heroes, fighting crime, experiment, scientist, protector, double life, transformation, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.1
 148K
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, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: age difference, pedophilia, vengeance, torture, sexual abuse, manipulation, seduction, deception, dangerous attraction, mind game, vigilantism, sociopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.8
 67K
Death Sentence (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, gang, murder, hospital, tragic event, semiautomatic pistol, revenge, crime, justice, loss of child, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.7
 311K
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, daring rescue, vigilante, friendship, mercenary, vigilantism, justice, cia, diary, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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 7.6
 65K
Lady Vengeance (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a 13-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a 6 year old boy, beautiful Lee Guem-ja starts seeking revenge on the man that was really responsible for the boy's death. With the help of fellow inmates and reunited with her daughter, ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, brutal, stylized ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, torture, ex convict, crime, parents and children, child killer, heroine, violence, kidnapping, women's prison, cult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea, australia
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Rolling Thunder (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, violence, vengeance, homecoming, vietnam veteran, buddies, deadly, human nature, death wish, rivalry, crime ...
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, mexico, tokyo ...
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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, vigilantism, violence spree, social decay, violence, anti heroes, absurdism, vengeance, massacre, prostitute, homeless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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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
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, violence, chase, murder, police investigation, revenge, vengeance, gory, fighting the system, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, new jersey ...
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 7.0
 33K
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: architect, vigilantism, murder, vigilante, police, vengeance, crime, violence spree, rivalry, fighting crime, obsession, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, honolulu hawaii, hawaii, arizona ...
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 7.2
 81K
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, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, loneliness, vigilantism, violence, investigation, gang, widower, vengeance, crimes, incompetent police, deadly, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era?
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, vigilantism, good versus evil, gang, secret identity, batman, heroic mission, mortal combat, mutant, vigilante, comeback, rivalry ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Star Chamber (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: vigilantism, hitman, judge, crime, murder, idealism, vengeance, political corruption, secret society, legal, society, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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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, rough, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: rape and revenge, kidnapping, vigilantism, vengeance, torture, police, murder, rape, child killer, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, rapist ...
Place: canada, quebec
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Brotherhood of Death (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of Black soldiers are home from the war and head to a small Southern town. The town is dominated by a group of Klansmen who keep the Black majority from voting or being treated like human beings. However, these newcomers convince the local ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, racism, vietnam war, revenge, society, rebellion, injustice, vengeance, social decay, deadly, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 70s
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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, not serious, humorous, cynical, realistic
Plot: vigilantism, arrogance, murder, idealism, disorder, social decay, fighting crime, breaking point, society, misfit, urban, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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