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, intense and rough films and TV shows about / with vigilantism, crimes, vigilante, revenge, violence, murder, rivalry, vengeance, justice and blood plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as vigilantism: The Crow (1994), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), The Equalizer (2014), The Boondock Saints (1999), The Punisher (2004), Dexter (2006), Death Wish (1974), Taken (2008), V for Vendetta (2005), Man on Fire (2004).

List of vigilantism movies

 7.6
 168K
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, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, supernatural, goth, afterlife, halloween, vigilante, dark fantasy, back from the dead, superhero, good versus evil, martial arts ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: detroit
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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, tense, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, master criminal, justice, vigilantism, fighting the system, murder, prison, perfect crime, mind game, injustice, crime, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 7.2
 341K
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: one man army, vigilante, lone hero, vigilantism, fighting crime, gunfight, tough heroes, lone wolves, black ops, loner, violence, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
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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: neo noir, exciting, suspense, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, irish, mafia, crimes, shooting, siblings relations, mob boss, fbi, corpse, revenge, crime, racial slur ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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 6.4
 151K
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, crimes ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, miami, virginia
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 8.6
 652K
Dexter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
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: captivating, clever, serious, tense, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, double life, vigilantism, hidden identity, corpse, loner, crimes, crime, gory, forensics, right and wrong, anti hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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 7.0
 36K
Death Wish (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, serious, suspenseful, 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, honolulu hawaii, tucson arizona, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.8
 571K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, chase, dark hero, vigilantism, woman in danger, human trafficking, tough heroes, danger, car chase, child abduction, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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 8.1
 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: futuristic, captivating, intense, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, vengeance, anti hero, distopia, freedom, rebellion, future dystopia, vigilantism, society, mysterious character, dark hero ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
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 7.7
 334K
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, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, vengeance, vigilantism, justice, mercenary, bodyguard, vigilante, cia, revenge, daring rescue, warrior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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 7.2
 85K
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, gang, violence, loneliness, investigation, widower, crimes, vengeance, incompetent police, loss of friend, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
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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, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, irish, murder, priest, friendship, crimes, revenge, vigilante, murderous pair, criminal heroes, deadly, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, 50s
Place: boston, ireland, usa, massachusetts, new york
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 3.4
 113K
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: masked superhero, tough girl, superhero, vigilantism, one woman army, imaginary, uncover truth, female fighter, superhuman powers, supernatural, female protagonist, righting the wronged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A remake of the 1979 controversial cult classic, I Spit on Your Grave retells the horrific tale of writer Jennifer Hills who takes a retreat from the city to a charming cabin in the woods to start on her next book. But Jennifer's presence in ...
Style: brutal, disturbing, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, rape and revenge, gang rape, vengeance, rapist, woman in danger, danger, rape revenge, strong violent content, sexual humiliation, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, corpse, loss of loved one, crimes, crime, tragic event, suspicion, injury, evidence, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, san francisco
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 8.6
 366K
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, vigilantism, fighting crime, secret identity, good versus evil, heroic mission, danger, superhuman powers, undercover, blindness, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.7
 29K
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, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: investigation, vigilantism, mind game, supernatural, supernatural ability, serial killer, battle of wits, crimes, moral ambiguity, youth, rivalry, artifact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 7.5
 410K
Arrow (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, superhero, double life, rivalry, vigilantism, fighting crime, millionaire, undercover, martial arts, crimes, righting the wronged, killings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2020s
Place: 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, psychotronic, twists and turns, visually appealing, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: massacre, violence, vigilante, vigilantism, brutality, homeless, social decay, violence spree, vengeance, bum, fighting crime, absurdism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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 6.4
 96K
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, suspenseful, realistic, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: female assassin, female killer, tough girl, vengeance, vigilante, hitman, vigilantism, crimes, lone hero, haunted by the past, latinos, uncle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992, 1990s, 90s
Place: colombia, usa, south america, latin america, new orleans ...
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 8.1
 617K
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, neo noir ...
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, investigation, missing child, brutality, crime, child abduction, disappearance, vigilantism, torture, vigilante, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
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 6.7
 70K
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: contemporary, 21st century
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Batman: The Animated Series (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. The series was widely praised for its thematic complexity, dark tone, artistic quality, and faithfulness to its title character's ...
Style: stylized, gothic, exciting, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: vigilantism, superhero, double life, heroes, secret identity, good versus evil, gadget, millionaire, butler, guilt, villain, disguise ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: new jersey
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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: An old flame of Bruce Wayne's strolls into town, re-heating up the romance between the two. At the same time, a mass murderer with an axe for one hand begins systematically eliminating Gotham's crime bosses. Due to the person's dark ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, neo noir, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, vigilantism, good versus evil, secret identity, double life, organized crime, old love, millionaire, crimes, vengeance, fighting crime, mysterious character ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
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 7.1
 155K
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, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: age difference, vengeance, pedophile, pedophilia, dangerous attraction, torture, sexual abuse, deception, manipulation, mind game, sociopath, vigilantism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, 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, boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: heroes, superhero, good versus evil, superhuman powers, fighting crime, protector, vigilantism, double life, save the day, imaginary, teenage life, experiment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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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, tense, suspenseful, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: rape and revenge, rape revenge, torture, rapist, police, rape, vigilantism, kidnapping, vengeance, child killer, murder, rape and murder ...
Place: canada, quebec
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The Crow: City of Angels (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After Ashe and his little son are murdered violently for no reason by Judah's men, he returns from the dead to take revenge. One after one, Judah's people face the power of the dark angel. The second film based on James O'Barr's ...
Style: gothic, stylized, atmospheric, neo noir, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, supernatural, afterlife, tragic hero, good versus evil, vigilantism, murder, heroes, crow, tattoo, duel, dark hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.1
 15K
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, suspenseful, rough, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, rape, vigilante, murder, hospital, one man army, one against many, surveillance, anti hero, police, anti heroes, gang rape ...
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: realistic, cynical, not serious, captivating, humorous
Plot: vigilantism, idealism, social decay, society, ambition, fighting crime, misfit, dark humor, crimes, life is a bitch, buddies, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, rome italy
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