Best Vigilante Movies

  • The Brave One

    The Brave One (R, 2007)

    Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Nicky Katt, Naveen Andrews, Mary Steenburgen
    Neil Jordan's The Brave One stars Jodie Foster as a happy woman whose life changes irrevocably after... read more a brutal assault leaves her partner (Naveen Andrews) dead. The woman, feeling that the police investigation will be unable to catch the perpetrators, begins to live in constant fear. This outlook results in the woman eventually dispatching vigilante justice. Terrence Howard co-stars as the officer in charge of the investigation. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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      fb535257034: . Her vigilante ways are realistic in the beginning, but you question it towards the end. There are times
      Reviewed 14 months days ago
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      fb605744602: . I liked how they made the vigilante theme seem so real and believable. I did have a few problems with some angles and techniqu
      Reviewed 22 months days ago
    • jusstpete
      jusstpete: shoulda been called vigilante chick .. or something.
      Reviewed 23 months days ago
  • The Boondock Saints

    The Boondock Saints (R, 1999)

    Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly, David Ferry
    Feeling that they are doing God's will, two Catholic men from Boston set out to kill everyone in thi... read mores Reservoir Dogs-style vigilante thriller. Brothers Conner and Murphy MacManus (Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus) take to performing their divine duty against the Russian mob. They massacre a bunch of unsuspecting Mafioso in a scene of absurd violence, then they let more blood in a mass killing of porn-shop customers. Instead of getting thrown in jail, they are dubbed "saints" by the Boston Herald, and they are praised by brilliant, tortured, and gay FBI agent Paul Smecker (Willem Dafoe). ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi
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      fb644573675: Even if you could ignore the annoying vigilante propaganda which is pretty hard, the movie is still corny, ridiculous & dumb
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
    • nmon
      nmon: . What wins most people (including myself) over is the vigilante aspect; can't hate that. And stylized violence always makes for good entertainment for tho
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
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      fb1427079095: . Just two and a half hours of vigilante justice with no real story to speak of. I kept thinking, "Gimme something, please." Perhap
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Death Sentence

    Death Sentence (R, 2007)

    Kevin Bacon, Garrett Hedlund, Kelly Preston, Aisha Tyler, John Goodman
    Part vigilante drama and part psychological thriller, the James Wan-directed Death Sentence stars Ke... read morevin Bacon as Nick Hume, a deceptively passive exec whose wife and children are attacked in a sadistic, gang-related hazing rite, and his oldest son killed. Hell-bent on cold-blooded vengeance, Hume pulls a Bronson by tagging each of the perpetrators, then tracking down and rubbing out each one, with the help of formidable, blue-steel artillery. Aisha Tyler co-stars as the homicide detective who first agrees to assist Hume in his mission, then begins to edge up to the conclusion that the unstable father himself might be responsible for the nasty crimes against his family. Kelly Preston co-stars as Bacon's wife, Helen Hume; the cast also features John Goodman (The Big Lebowski), Leigh Whannell (Saw), and Matt O'Leary. Ian Jeffers loosely adapted Brian Garfield's popular 1975 novel. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
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      fb788289138: .
      kevin bacon transforms himself as night vigilante.
      daz great.
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
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      fb1070675555: Love those vigilante movies!!! Kevin takes the law into his own hands when the justice systems fails us.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • callawebdesign
      callawebdesign: . Of course, I'm a, maybe a bit biased!! I know the whole vigilante thing has been done to death...but, the emotion in this one made it REALLY stand out! I lo
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
  • Harry Brown

    Harry Brown (R, 2010)

    Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Charlie Creed-Miles, Ben Drew, Liam Cunningham
    Academy Award nominee Daniel Barber (The Tonto Woman) makes his feature directorial debut with this ... read moregritty critique on contemporary British society starring Michael Caine as an elderly shut-in who's spurred to action by a senseless act of violence. Harry Brown (Caine) resides in a desolate public-housing apartment block as his sickly wife lies dying in a local hospital. He spends most of his days in solitude, only getting out to play the occasional game of chess at a nearby pub with his best friend, Leonard (David Bradley). The days of basic human decency seem to be a thing of the past, because in recent years barbarous drug dealers and gangsters have overtaken the dilapidated complex. Killing is a way of life for these young thugs, and as a result overburdened detectives Frampton (Emily Mortimer) and Hicock (Charlie Creed-Miles) are essentially relegated to knocking on doors and notifying parents when their children have been killed in the latest fracas, instead of investigating the crimes and jailing the guilty parties. When Leonard is murdered just feet from his own apartment, former Royal Marine Harry utilizes the skills he learned while fighting the IRA to take on the aggressive chavs who have intimidated the police into inaction. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb630245402: Michael Caine does his Charles Bronson vigilante bit to cleanse the world of undesirable urban types of the sort some Americans might call
      Reviewed 14 months days ago
    • wordy2004
      wordy2004: Pretty gritty from the get go, can't beat a bit of vigilante coffin dodgers!
      Reviewed 23 months days ago
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      fb721890245: Caine's Harry Brown represents the vigilante in any individual caught in a neighbourhood with seemingly unreversable problems involving
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Death Wish

    Death Wish (R, 1974)

    Charles Bronson, Hope Lange, Vincent Gardenia, Steven Keats, William Redfield
    This drama about a man who takes the law into his own hands was wildly controversial upon first rele... read morease, sparking much debate about the perceived pro-vigilante stance of the story, and established Charles Bronson as a major box office draw in the United States. Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) is a liberal architect living in New York City. One day, a group of drug-crazed thugs break into his apartment while he's gone, killing his wife Joanna (Hope Lange) and brutally raping his married daughter, leaving her comatose. When the police are unable to find the culprits, Kersey arms himself and begins patrolling the streets, killing muggers and thieves as he encounters them. While his obsessive search for street justice sickens him at first, in time Kersey begins to enjoy it and becomes a hunted man himself, as Police Detective Frank Ochoa (Vincent Gardenia) tries to find the man who is doing the police's job for them, and a bit too well. Jeff Goldblum made his screen debut as one of the lunatics who attacks Joanna. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
  • Punisher: War Zone

    Punisher: War Zone (R, 2008)

    Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Julie Benz, Doug Hutchison, Colin Salmon
    Marvel Comics' vigilante character The Punisher gets another big-screen outing in this third film in... read morecarnation of the character, this time from Green Street Hooligans director Lexi Alexander. Fueled by revenge and aided by his trusted weapons expert, Microchip (Wayne Knight), vigilante Frank Castle (Rome's Ray Stevenson) turns the New York City streets red with blood as he takes down each and every member of the crime syndicate responsible for the death of his wife and two kids. As the law-appointed "Punisher Task Force" closes in on him, the antihero does battle with Billy Russoti (Dominic West), aka Jigsaw, a nickname given by him to reflect the disfigurement handed to him by Castle. With the help of his psychotic brother, Loony Bin Jim (Doug Hutchison), Jigsaw recruits the criminals of the city to band together to bring down The Punisher, using the wife (played by Dexter's Julie Benz) and daughter of a slayed FBI agent as bait. Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, and Nick Santora provide the screenplay for the Lionsgate release. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
    • arcreviews
      arcreviews: . The Punisher is simply not a character that one can construct a movie out of. He's just a killing vigilante with lots of guns, and so is this movie.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • Wander
      Wander: ...from start to finish. This was better than the previous ones. Lives up to the comicbook vigilante
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • MovieGuruDude72
      MovieGuruDude72: . Just a cold-hearted vigilante who loves the carnage. Remember that God-awful abortion that was the Dolph Lundgren Punish
      Reviewed 4 years days ago