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Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

Clyde Shelton's family is brutally murdered. The ones responsible are caught. However, because of improper procedure, the D.A., Nick Rice only has circumstantial evidence. So he decides to get one of them to testify against the other. When Shelton learns of this, he is not happy. Ten years later, the one who was convicted is being executed but something goes wrong; his execution goes awry and he suffers. They learn that someone tampered with the machine. And the other one is found dead, killed in a gruesome manner. Rice suspects Shelton, so he has him picked up. At first, Shelton agrees to a plea agreement with Rice but changes his mind. It appears that Shelton is not done, it appears he blames the whole system and is declaring war on it going after everyone involved with his family's case. So Rice has to stop him but Shelton is way ahead of him. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  sadism,  guilt,  anger,  funeral,  torture,  revenge
Locations:tunnel,  courtroom,  cemetery
Characters:engineer,  mayor,  lawyer
Story:district attorney,  female mayor,  defending oneself in court,  contempt of court,  female judge,  car bomb,  prison warden,  prison cell,  talking to an unborn baby,  botched execution,  department of defense,  reference to helen keller,  unjust system,  running across a roof,  50 calibre machine gun,  semtex,  electro magnetic pulse,  tortured to death,  stolen police car,  bell 206 jet ranger helicopter,  domestic terrorism,  duct tape gag,  intravenous,  legal system,  british actor playing american character,  lethal injection,  adrenaline,  napalm,  criminal mastermind,  steak,  mob of reporters,  cell mate,  man wearing a wig,  recital,  ipod,  hidden gun,  deal,  solitary confinement,  city hall,  abandoned warehouse,  secret passage,  death penalty,  capital punishment,  retribution,  mattress,  family man,  filmed killing,  snuff film,  prosecutor,  macguffin,  body in a trunk,  amputation,  cello,  informant,  snorting cocaine,  promotion,  dvd,  murder of family,  buried alive,  villain played by lead actor,  impersonating a police officer,  hit with a baseball bat,  suffocation,  arrogance,  looking at self in mirror,  philadelphia pennsylvania,  severed leg,  briefcase,  death threat,  castration,  e mail,  death of daughter,  stabbed in the neck,  stabbed in the throat,  attorney,  covered in blood,  duct tape over mouth,  murder of a police officer,  stabbed in the stomach,  woman with glasses,  police chase,  law,  child murder,  missile,  garage,  dismemberment,  vigilante,  character says i love you,  severed arm,  death of child,  american flag,  court,  bracelet,  death of wife,  poison,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  confession,  home invasion,  assassination,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  severed head,  police detective,  judge,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  prisoner,  throat slitting,  disguise,  terrorist,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  spy,  decapitation,  f word,  handcuffs,  robot,  bomb,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  rape,  surprise ending,  three word title,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

The Dark Knight (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  sadism,  anger,  funeral,  torture,  revenge
Characters:engineer,  mayor,  lawyer
Story:district attorney,  criminal mastermind,  attorney,  vigilante,  female judge,  car bomb,  prison warden,  domestic terrorism,  british actor playing american character,  mob of reporters,  man wearing a wig,  abandoned warehouse,  filmed killing,  death threat,  duct tape over mouth,  police chase,  law,  court,  poison,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  assassination,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  police detective,  judge,  exploding car,  death of friend,  prisoner,  disguise,  terrorist,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  handcuffs,  bomb,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  surprise ending,  three word title,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  murder,  blood

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Kick-ass 2 (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  funeral,  torture,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Story:adrenaline,  hit with a baseball bat,  looking at self in mirror,  severed leg,  e mail,  stabbed in the neck,  stabbed in the throat,  murder of a police officer,  vigilante,  severed arm,  american flag,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  severed head,  police detective,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  prisoner,  disguise,  assassin,  decapitation,  f word,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood

Criminal (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  revenge
Story:prison warden,  tortured to death,  british actor playing american character,  deal,  solitary confinement,  abandoned warehouse,  macguffin,  death threat,  stabbed in the throat,  duct tape over mouth,  police chase,  missile,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  prisoner,  terrorist,  bound and gagged,  spy,  f word,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

15 Minutes (2001) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

15 Minutes (2001)

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story." (Read More)

Themes:justice,  sadism,  funeral,  torture,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Characters:lawyer
Story:filmed killing,  snuff film,  death threat,  murder of a police officer,  police chase,  character says i love you,  american flag,  home invasion,  police detective,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  prisoner,  f word,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  rape,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

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Machete Kills (2013)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Machete Kills (2013)

During an operation of a Mexican Cartel, Machete Cortez and Sartana Rivera intercept the criminals alone, but another group arrives and a masked man kills Sartana. Machete is arrested, accused of killing his beloved Sartana and Sheriff Doakes hangs Machete. But the President of the USA Rathcock pardons and recruits Machete to kill the revolutionary Marcos Mendez that has threatened the USA with a missile with a bomb. Machete goes to San Antonio to meet the Miss San Antonio Blanca Vasquez that will be the liaison between Machete and President Rathcock. Then Machete goes to the brothel of Madame Desdemona to seek out the prostitute Cereza that is Mendez's mistress. Machete meets Mendez and learns that his heart is connected to the missile and only the arm dealer Luther Voz is capable to disarm the bomb. Now Machete needs to bring Mendez to the USA in less than twenty-four hours and save his new country in a dangerous journey with betrayals. This is why Machete Kills (2013) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009). (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  torture,  revenge
Story:bell 206 jet ranger helicopter,  severed leg,  death of daughter,  stabbed in the neck,  stabbed in the throat,  covered in blood,  stabbed in the stomach,  missile,  dismemberment,  severed arm,  death of wife,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  severed head,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  disguise,  terrorist,  assassin,  spy,  decapitation,  f word,  handcuffs,  bomb,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

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 (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  sadism,  torture
Story:impersonating a police officer,  e mail,  stabbed in the neck,  stabbed in the throat,  murder of a police officer,  stabbed in the stomach,  vigilante,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  police detective,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  disguise,  assassin,  f word,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  tattoo,  explosion,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  murder,  blood

Harry Brown (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harry Brown (2009)

In England, retired Royal Marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten, then stabbed to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  sadism,  funeral,  torture,  revenge
Locations:tunnel,  cemetery
Characters:lawyer
Story:filmed killing,  snuff film,  macguffin,  snorting cocaine,  suffocation,  death of daughter,  covered in blood,  vigilante,  death of wife,  no opening credits,  police detective,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  f word,  handcuffs,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  fire,  rape,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

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8mm (1999) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Mystery, Thriller

8mm (1999)

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, Welles relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town private eye. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  anger,  torture,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Characters:lawyer
Story:abandoned warehouse,  filmed killing,  snuff film,  body in a trunk,  impersonating a police officer,  death of daughter,  stabbed in the neck,  duct tape over mouth,  stabbed in the stomach,  character says i love you,  home invasion,  man with glasses,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  prisoner,  throat slitting,  bound and gagged,  f word,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  death,  violence

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

Mick Haller is a defense lawyer who works out of his Lincoln. When a wealthy Realtor is accused of assaulting a prostitute, Haller is asked to defend him. The man claims that the woman is trying to get some money out of him. But when Haller looks at the evidence against him, he learns that this case might be linked to an old case of his. (Read More)

Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer
Story:district attorney,  prosecutor,  dvd,  hit with a baseball bat,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  police detective,  judge,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  rape,  surprise ending,  three word title,  bare chested male,  death,  murder

Attack The Block (2011)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Attack The Block (2011)

Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman and and a gang of tough inner-city kids who make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into a war-zone. This is why Attack The Block (2011) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:stolen police car,  hit with a baseball bat,  covered in blood,  child murder,  character says i love you,  severed arm,  death of child,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  severed head,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  decapitation,  f word,  handcuffs,  arrest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  fire,  three word title,  explosion,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

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Bullet To The Head (2012)
Action, Thriller

Bullet To The Head (2012)

In New Orleans, the hit men James Bonomo, a.k.a. Jimmy Bobo, and Louis Blanchard execute the dirty cop Hank Greely in a hotel room. But they are betrayed and Louis is stabbed in a bar by the mercenary Keegan while waiting for the payment of the contract. Meanwhile the Washington D.C. police detective Taylor Kwon comes to New Orleans to investigate the murder of Greely, who had stolen evidences from the Police Department. Soon he is shot by two dirty detectives but Jimmy saves his life. Jimmy brings Taylor to the shop of his daughter Lisa and she removes the bullet from his shoulder and nurses him. Taylor and Jimmy form the most unlikely partnership to investigate the crimes and after contacting the intermediate Ronnie Earl that had hired Jimmy and Louis, they discover a network of corruption formed by the lawyer Marcus Baptiste and the entrepreneur Robert Nkomo Morel. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:lawyer
Story:car bomb,  filmed killing,  impersonating a police officer,  stabbed in the throat,  duct tape over mouth,  murder of a police officer,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  assassination,  police detective,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  bomb,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  cell phone,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  blood,  murder

Brick Mansions (2014) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:sadism,  torture,  revenge
Characters:mayor
Story:city hall,  abandoned warehouse,  body in a trunk,  hit with a baseball bat,  police chase,  missile,  american flag,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  police detective,  prisoner,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  death

New Jack City (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  sadism,  anger,  funeral,  torture,  revenge
Locations:courtroom,  cemetery
Characters:lawyer
Story:mob of reporters,  informant,  villain played by lead actor,  police chase,  vigilante,  character says i love you,  court,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  police detective,  judge,  stabbed in the chest,  death of friend,  throat slitting,  disguise,  f word,  handcuffs,  bomb,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  fire,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

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Sabotage (2014)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Sabotage (2014)

An elite DEA team raids the safe house of a drug cartel and hide $10 million in the plumbing. When they go back to retrieve the money it is not there. The team is under investigation for the missing $10 million. Then after a couple months the investigation is lifted. The team trains together again and then celebrates at a strip club. Then one of the team is murdered. He wakes up in his RV on railroad tracks. Then a second team member is nailed to the ceiling. The third team member is gunned down at his remote cabin. There is a female City of Atlanta investigator in charge of the murders. After investigating the cartel angle, the twisted truth comes to light. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  revenge
Story:investigation,  filmed killing,  snuff film,  body in a trunk,  murder of family,  hit with a baseball bat,  covered in blood,  murder of a police officer,  character says i love you,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  police detective,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  throat slitting,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  decapitation,  f word,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:revenge
Story:british actor playing american character,  villain played by lead actor,  stabbed in the neck,  character says i love you,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  throat slitting,  f word,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

Patriots Day (2016) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  funeral
Characters:mayor
Story:filmed killing,  severed leg,  police chase,  law,  death of child,  american flag,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  police detective,  exploding car,  terrorist,  f word,  handcuffs,  bomb,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  fire,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood

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A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)

Matt Scudder is a former cop now a private eye. He is asked by a drug dealer to find the men who kidnapped his wife. It seems like they killed her even after he paid them. Scudder refuses. But the man later goes to see him and tells him how his wife was killed. Scudder takes the job. He does some research and thinks the men he is looking for have done this more than once. And that everyone they grabbed is connected to a drug dealer. He was about to give up when they grab another girl and Scudder tries make sure she's returned alive. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  torture,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Story:duct tape gag,  snuff film,  body in a trunk,  hit with a baseball bat,  severed leg,  duct tape over mouth,  police chase,  dismemberment,  character says i love you,  death of child,  death of wife,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  police detective,  stabbed to death,  bound and gagged,  f word,  handcuffs,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  rape,  tattoo,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  death,  murder,  blood

Morgan (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:anger,  revenge
Story:british actor playing american character,  lethal injection,  solitary confinement,  filmed killing,  stabbed in the neck,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  man with glasses,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  assassin,  f word,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  death,  blood

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (2008)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (2008)

Germany in the 1970s: Murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the yet fragile German democracy. The radicalised children of the Nazi generation lead by Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin are fighting a violent war against what they perceive as the new face of fascism: American imperialism supported by the German establishment, many of whom have a Nazi past. Their aim is to create a more human society but by employing inhuman means they not only spread terror and bloodshed, they also lose their own humanity. The man who understands them is also their hunter: the head of the German police force Horst Herold. And while he succeeds in his relentless pursuit of the young terrorists, he knows he's only dealing with the tip of the iceberg. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  torture,  revenge
Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer
Story:car bomb,  prison cell,  domestic terrorism,  hidden gun,  solitary confinement,  woman with glasses,  police chase,  confession,  assassination,  man with glasses,  judge,  prisoner,  disguise,  terrorist,  assassin,  handcuffs,  bomb,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

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Sicario (2015) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Sicario (2015)

When drug violence worsens on the USA Mexico border, the FBI sends an idealistic agent, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) on a mission to eradicate a drug cartel responsible for a bomb that had killed members of her team. This is why Sicario (2015) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009).

Themes:justice,  torture,  revenge
Locations:tunnel
Characters:lawyer
Story:british actor playing american character,  prosecutor,  murder of family,  looking at self in mirror,  severed leg,  death of daughter,  covered in blood,  murder of a police officer,  child murder,  death of child,  death of wife,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  assassination,  no opening credits,  severed head,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  assassin,  f word,  handcuffs,  bomb,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  violence

American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  anger,  torture,  revenge
Locations:tunnel
Characters:engineer
Story:terrorist,  british actor playing american character,  filmed killing,  body in a trunk,  e mail,  stabbed in the throat,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  assassin,  spy,  f word,  handcuffs,  bomb,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  explosion,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  torture,  revenge
Locations:tunnel
Story:stolen police car,  hidden gun,  abandoned warehouse,  macguffin,  stabbed in the throat,  covered in blood,  police chase,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  disguise,  assassin,  spy,  f word,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  fire,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

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G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The G.I. Joe team is framed for crimes against the country by Zartan, disguised as the President, and Cobra Commander has all the world leaders under his influence, with their advanced warheads headed towards innocent populaces around the world. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving team members form a plan with their original leader, General Joseph Colton, to rescue the President and face off Cobra Commander, his accomplices and the world leaders. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  revenge
Story:prison warden,  50 calibre machine gun,  hidden gun,  briefcase,  missile,  american flag,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  prisoner,  disguise,  terrorist,  assassin,  handcuffs,  bomb,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  explosion,  bare chested male,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

Triple 9 (2016) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  torture,  revenge
Story:car bomb,  british actor playing american character,  body in a trunk,  informant,  suffocation,  death threat,  duct tape over mouth,  murder of a police officer,  police chase,  severed head,  police detective,  exploding car,  death of friend,  prisoner,  bound and gagged,  f word,  handcuffs,  bomb,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city. This is why The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009). (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  torture,  revenge
Locations:tunnel,  cemetery
Characters:engineer,  mayor,  lawyer
Story:district attorney,  british actor playing american character,  city hall,  filmed killing,  murder of a police officer,  police chase,  missile,  vigilante,  death of child,  american flag,  court,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  police detective,  judge,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  prisoner,  disguise,  terrorist,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  bomb,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  fire,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  bare chested male,  death,  murder

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Untraceable (2008)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Untraceable (2008)

A secret service agent, Jennifer Marsh, gets caught in a very personal and deadly cat-and-mouse game with a serial killer who knows that people (being what they are - both curious and drawn to the dark side of things) will log onto an "untraceable" website where he conducts violent and painful murders LIVE on the net. The more people who log on and enter the website, the quicker and more violently the victim dies. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  torture,  revenge
Characters:engineer
Story:tortured to death,  intravenous,  filmed killing,  dvd,  e mail,  american flag,  man with glasses,  police detective,  stabbed in the chest,  death of friend,  terrorist,  bound and gagged,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

Homefront (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Homefront (2013)

Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his actions against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his bosses son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9 year old daughter, Maddy. He decides to quit the turbulent and demanding life of thrill for Maddy's sake and retires to a small town. His daughter fights off a boy who is bullying her at school, and this sets in motion a round of events that end in his direct confrontation with the local Meth drug lord. His past history with the biker gang also enters the arena, making matters more complex. But he has a mission in his mind to protect his daughter and he is ready to pay any cost that it demands. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  revenge
Characters:lawyer
Story:stolen police car,  abandoned warehouse,  hit with a baseball bat,  death threat,  murder of a police officer,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  prisoner,  disguise,  f word,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

Takers (2010) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse (Chris Brown) Attica successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  revenge
Locations:tunnel
Story:bell 206 jet ranger helicopter,  impersonating a police officer,  hit with a baseball bat,  murder of a police officer,  police chase,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  police detective,  death of friend,  disguise,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

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Natural Born Killers (1994)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  revenge
Story:prison warden,  mob of reporters,  solitary confinement,  filmed killing,  villain played by lead actor,  stabbed in the throat,  covered in blood,  poison,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  severed head,  police detective,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  prisoner,  throat slitting,  bound and gagged,  f word,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  rape,  surprise ending,  three word title,  tattoo,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

Broken City (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Broken City (2013)

In New York City, detective Billy Taggart goes to court for the murder of the rapist Mikey Tavarez, but the Mayor Nicholas Hostetler and the Chief of Police Carl Fairbanks vanish with important evidence and Billy is declared not guilty by the judge; however, he leaves the police department. Seven years later, Billy is a private detective and lives with his girlfriend Natalie Barrow, who is an aspiring actress and the sister of Mikey's victim. His secretary Katy Bradshaw (Alona Tal) is trying to collect part of the debts to save their business. In the week of the elections, Hostetler summons Billy and offers $25,000 to investigate his wife, Cathleen Hostetler, whom he believes is having a love affair. Billy discovers that Cathleen is meeting Paul Andrews, who is the coordinator of the campaign of Jack Valliant, the opponent of Hostetler and favorite in the election. When Paul is found dead on the street, Billy finds that he had been double-crossed by Hostetler and he decides to investigate the truth behind Paul's murder. This is why Broken City (2013) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009). (Read More)

Locations:courtroom
Characters:mayor,  lawyer
Story:city hall,  hit with a baseball bat,  court,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  police detective,  judge,  death of friend,  f word,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  violence

Hobo With A Shotgun (2011)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Hobo With A Shotgun (2011)

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 even a pedophile Santa, the Hobo goes about bringing justice to the city the best way he knows how - with a 20-gauge shotgun. Mayhem ensues when he tries to make things better for the future generation. Street justice will indeed prevail. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  sadism,  torture,  revenge
Story:hit with a baseball bat,  castration,  stabbed in the neck,  covered in blood,  duct tape over mouth,  murder of a police officer,  child murder,  dismemberment,  vigilante,  death of child,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  decapitation,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood,  murder

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We Own The Night (2007) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

We Own The Night (2007)

Brooklyn, 1988. Crime is rife, especially drugs and drug violence. A Russian thug is building his heroin trade, while everyone laughs at the cops. Brothers have chosen different paths: Joe has followed his father Bert into New York's Finest; he's a rising star. Bobby, who uses his mother's maiden name, manages a club. Bobby too is on the rise: he has a new girlfriend and a green-light to develop a Manhattan club. Joe and Bert ask him to help with intelligence gathering; he declines. Then, Joe raids Bobby's club to arrest the Russian. From there, things spiral out of control: the Russian puts out a hit on Joe, personal losses mount, and Bobby's loyalties face the test. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Characters:mayor
Story:car bomb,  informant,  snorting cocaine,  promotion,  stabbed in the throat,  murder of a police officer,  american flag,  death of wife,  assassination,  no opening credits,  throat slitting,  f word,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  fire,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood

Seeking Justice (2011)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Seeking Justice (2011)

In New Orleans, English teacher of the high school Rampart High, Will Gerard, and his wife, musician Laura Gerard, are in love with each other. One night, Laura leaves a rehearsal and is assaulted, while Will is playing chess with his friend Jimmy. Will is visiting her in hospital when, out of the blue, a stranger named Simon tells him that he belongs to an organization of vigilantes and offers to eliminate the assailant. In return, the organisation would want a favor from Will in the future. Will agrees, and the criminal is murdered. Six months later, Simon collects his debt with Will. He demands that Will kill Alan Marsh, a pedophile. Will accidentally kills Alan and soon he learns that the victim was an awarded journalist that was investigating the organization. Now he seeks evidences to prove his innocence but the network of the organization is powerful and is seeking Will out to eliminate him. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  revenge
Story:deal,  dvd,  impersonating a police officer,  duct tape over mouth,  police chase,  vigilante,  character says i love you,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  assassination,  police detective,  disguise,  assassin,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  rape,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood

Punisher: War Zone (2008)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Punisher: War Zone (2008)

Frank Castle, the ex-military man whose family was killed by criminals, who became a vigilante known as the Punisher, goes after a whole mob family and gets everyone except enforcer Billy Russoti. He tracks Russoti down and chases him into a vat that is used for crushing bottles. Frank turns on the crusher hoping it would take care of him but it doesn't. He survives but sustains very severe injuries that even with plastic surgery his face looks like a jigsaw puzzle. So he decides to adopt the name Jigsaw. Frank who killed one of Russoti's people who unknown to him is an undercover Fed, decides to pack it in. But when he learns Russoti didn't die and is looking for the money he entrusted to the Fed and will go looking for it at his home which means his family is in danger. So Frank tries to save them. But Russoti wants revenge on Frank so he breaks out his brother who is so crazed that he is committed to an asylum, to deal with him. And also another Fed who's a friend of the man Frank killed wants him too. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  funeral,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Story:british actor playing american character,  deal,  murder of family,  hit with a baseball bat,  stabbed in the neck,  stabbed in the throat,  duct tape over mouth,  vigilante,  severed arm,  death of child,  american flag,  death of wife,  home invasion,  police detective,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  decapitation,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  surprise ending,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  blood

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...and Justice For All. (1979)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

...and Justice For All. (1979)

When a judge is charged with rape, Arthur Kirkland is forced to defend him. Kirkland has had problems with the judge in the past, including one incident when the judge wrongly sentenced his client Jeff McCullaugh because of a technicality. Kirkland faces a moral and legal dilemma. This is why ...and Justice For All. (1979) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009). (Read More)

Themes:justice,  guilt,  anger
Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer
Story:judge,  district attorney,  contempt of court,  attorney,  law,  legal system,  prosecutor,  court,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  prison,  prisoner,  handcuffs,  rape,  arrest,  investigation,  cell phone,  title spoken by character,  death,  blood

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer. Jack also learns that Samantha is in danger and Turner and he rescue her. They decide to protect her since a skilled assassin is hunting them down while they try to find the motive of the conspiracy. Who can be trusted? (Read More)

Themes:torture,  revenge
Characters:lawyer
Story:running across a roof,  tortured to death,  stolen police car,  abandoned warehouse,  death threat,  e mail,  law,  vigilante,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  assassination,  exploding car,  prisoner,  disguise,  assassin,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

Chugyeogja (2008)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Chugyeogja (2008)

Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by a same client whom one of his girls is meeting with right now.

Themes:guilt,  anger,  torture,  revenge
Characters:mayor
Story:prosecutor,  covered in blood,  dismemberment,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  severed head,  police detective,  prisoner,  bound and gagged,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  blood splatter,  beating,  cell phone,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  blood,  murder

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Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:anger,  revenge
Story:body in a trunk,  death threat,  duct tape over mouth,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  death of friend,  prisoner,  disguise,  assassin,  f word,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence

Kill The Irishman (2011)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Kill The Irishman (2011)

The true story of Danny Greene, an impoverished but charismatic young Irish-American who rises to power as president of the longshoreman's local union and is charged with corruption but evades serious jail time by becoming an FBI informant. With fearless nerve he joins forces with a Mafia gangster to rise to power in Cleveland's underworld, gaining the reputation of a Robin Hood-like figure with nine lives as he escapes countless assassination attempts. (Read More)

Characters:lawyer
Story:car bomb,  informant,  home invasion,  assassination,  police detective,  exploding car,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  prisoner,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  f word,  arrest,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  beating,  prison,  fire,  three word title,  explosion,  violence,  murder,  death

Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... This is why Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009). (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  torture,  revenge
Story:buried alive,  hit with a baseball bat,  castration,  stabbed in the throat,  police chase,  dismemberment,  character says i love you,  severed arm,  home invasion,  severed head,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  disguise,  terrorist,  assassin,  decapitation,  f word,  robot,  bomb,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  fire,  rape,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

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The November Man (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The November Man (2014)

Peter Devereaux is a former CIA agent who is asked by the man he worked for to extract a woman who is in Russia and is presently close to a man running for President, who is believed to have committed crimes during the Chechen war. She can give them the name of someone who can prove it. His friend says that she will only come to him. So he goes and she gets the info and tries to get out but the man finds out and tries to stop her. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  revenge
Story:car bomb,  villain played by lead actor,  e mail,  stabbed in the throat,  child murder,  death of child,  home invasion,  assassination,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  disguise,  assassin,  spy,  f word,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  three word title,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  murder,  blood

Conviction (2010)
Biography, Drama

Conviction (2010)

Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction.

Themes:guilt,  funeral
Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer
Story:district attorney,  law,  solitary confinement,  attorney,  character says i love you,  american flag,  court,  judge,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  rape,  tattoo,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence

Kill List (2011)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Kill List (2011)

Themes:torture
Locations:tunnel
Story:stabbed in the stomach,  character says i love you,  death of child,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  f word,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

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A Man Apart (2003) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

A Man Apart (2003)

Sean Vetter and Demetrius Hicks are members of the DEA who are fighting an ongoing drug war on the California/Mexico border, they are most successful at it because of their edge of growing up on the street and being thugs converted to cops. The DEA busts one of the major players by the name of "Memo" Lucero and imprison him in the United States but then a major player named Diablo then takes over the business and now he is now the major player targeted by Vetter and his team. But when Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible and in the process has to seek help from the imprisoned Lucero in order to catch Diablo. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when all Vetter can focus on is revenge... (Read More)

Themes:justice,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Story:car bomb,  buried alive,  impersonating a police officer,  child murder,  character says i love you,  death of child,  death of wife,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  exploding car,  stabbed to death,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  blood,  violence

The Salton Sea (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Salton Sea (2002)

After the murder of his beloved wife, Danny Parker is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey he befriends slacker Jimmy the Finn and becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons. Danny is antagonized by undercover narcotics agents and sadistic dealer Pooh-Bear. This is why The Salton Sea (2002) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009). (Read More)

Themes:torture,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Story:district attorney,  informant,  stabbed in the throat,  murder of a police officer,  american flag,  death of wife,  police detective,  disguise,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  fire,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

Old Boy (2013)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Old Boy (2013)

An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.

Themes:anger,  torture,  revenge
Story:solitary confinement,  filmed killing,  cello,  hit with a baseball bat,  looking at self in mirror,  stabbed in the throat,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  f word,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  rape,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

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Ninja Assassin (2009)
Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller

Ninja Assassin (2009)

Trained since childhood to be a lethal killer, Raizo has since turned his back on the Ozunu clan that raised him and now seeks revenge for their heartless murders. Teaming up with Europol investigator Mika, Raizo steadily butchers his enemies while inching ever closer to the long-awaited bloody reunion with his former master. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:severed leg,  stabbed in the neck,  stabbed in the throat,  covered in blood,  murder of a police officer,  dismemberment,  severed arm,  assassination,  no opening credits,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  prisoner,  assassin,  decapitation,  f word,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  fire,  tattoo,  explosion,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  death,  murder

Logan (2017) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  anger,  funeral,  torture,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Story:filmed killing,  murder of family,  hit with a baseball bat,  severed leg,  stabbed in the neck,  stabbed in the throat,  dismemberment,  severed arm,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  severed head,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  assassin,  decapitation,  f word,  handcuffs,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

Felon (2008)
Crime, Drama

Felon (2008)

A family man Wade Porter is living the American Dream with his girlfriend Laura and their son Michael: they have a nice house, he has just raised a loan to make his company grow and they are going to get married. However their dream becomes a nightmare when Wade unintentionally kills a burglar that had broken into their house in the middle of the night on his lawn. He is sent to trial and accepts a deal proposed by the prosecutor, being sentenced to three years in prison. During the transportation, there is an incident in the bus and Wade is framed and sent to the maximum security wing under the command of the corrupt Lieutenant Jackson. His cell-mate John Smith that was sentenced to life revenging the death of his family befriends Wade and gives helpful advices and hope to Wade to return to his family. (Read More)

Themes:justice
Story:prison warden,  cell mate,  deal,  family man,  prosecutor,  stabbed in the neck,  court,  home invasion,  throat slitting,  handcuffs,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  beating,  prison,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  death

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