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The Boondock Saints (1999)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Boondock Saints (1999)

Two Irish brothers accidentally kill mafia thugs. They turn themselves in and are released as heroes. They then see it as a calling by God and start knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Willem Dafoe plays the detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he comes to catching the Irish brothers, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing. (Read More)

Themes:justice, panic, homophobia, insanity, mafia, brutality, theft, robbery, drunkenness, drinking, betrayal, money, revenge, friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop, courtroom, elevator, hotel, church, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:russian, catholic, hitman, christian, thief, priest, photographer, dancer, policeman, friend, masturbation, homosexual, nudity
Period:1990s
Story:fbi agent, irish, irish catholic, vigilante justice, irish mafia, italian mafia, russian mafia, fbi investigation, catholic church, parole board, irish gangster, fraternal twins, boston massachusetts, irish american, russian american, italian american, jumping from a rooftop, cross dressing, mafia boss, lord's prayer

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)

For the last 8 years the brothers have been living with their father on a sheep farm deep in isolated Ireland. One day their uncle tells them that they have been framed for the murder of a Bostonian Catholic priest. The boys must return to Boston to not only clear their names but find the men who framed them. (Read More)

Themes:justice, homophobia, mafia, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:church, bar
Characters:catholic, priest
Story:irish catholic, boston massachusetts, fbi agent, pistol whip, coins on eyes, bad taste humour, arsenal, bilingualism, gun duel, bullet ballet, confessional, bullet time, pool table, gun battle, irish, crucifix, rope, italian, subtitled scene, vigilante

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:panic, mafia, brutality, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop, elevator, hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:russian, hitman, policeman
Story:russian mafia, mafia boss, sniper rifle, professional assassin, bilingualism, gun duel, fingerprint, bullet ballet, aerial shot, dual wield, gun fu, stylized violence, italian, crime boss, machismo, subtitled scene, shot in the arm, silencer, product placement, prologue

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:brutality, robbery, drunkenness, betrayal, money, friendship, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:friend
Period:1990s
Story:pistol whip, n word, ethnic slur, dual wield, crime boss, machismo, directorial debut, shot in the arm, lightning, product placement, beaten to death, organized crime, flash forward, racial slur, execution, police station, flashlight, gay slur, shot in the back, f word

Black Mass (2015) is one of the best movies like The Boondock Saints (1999)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Black Mass (2015)

Based on a true story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish Mob godfather and FBI informant who had a "secret trading" deal with his brother, William "Billy" Bulger, a state senator and a Boston public figure, and John Connolly, an FBI agent. They planned to take down the Italian mob and mafia in Boston, which went awry and things turned massively violent. When the credence for each other began fading out, drug dealing, murders, and extortion started to rise, and forced the FBI's Boston office to confirm that Whitey Bulger was one of the most notorious criminals in US history and also one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List criminals. (Read More)

Themes:mafia, justice, brutality, drunkenness, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Locations:hotel, church, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:catholic, hitman, friend
Story:fbi agent, irish mafia, fbi, massachusetts, boston massachusetts, irish american, irish, italian american, italian, st. patrick's day, ethnic slur, aerial shot, pool table, press conference, crime boss, machismo, shot in the arm, cross, pay phone, beaten to death

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician. This is why The Last Boy Scout (1991) is one of the best movies like The Boondock Saints (1999).

Themes:brutality, betrayal, money, friendship, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:hotel, bar
Characters:hitman, photographer
Period:1990s
Story:sniper rifle, pistol whip, person on fire, stun gun, telling a joke, gun duel, bullet ballet, alley, kicked in the crotch, gun battle, dual wield, gun fu, crime scene, phone booth, killing an animal, stylized violence, machismo, shot in the arm, product placement, pay phone

The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by their double lives, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy - and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save themselves. But is either willing to turn on their friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover? (Read More)

Themes:mafia, brutality, robbery, drunkenness, drinking, betrayal, money, friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop, elevator, church, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:hitman, christian, policeman, friend
Story:massachusetts, irish, irish mafia, irish gangster, boston massachusetts, irish american, italian american, fbi agent, beeper, earphones, ethnic slur, broken glass, pool table, crime scene, crime boss, black american, silencer, product placement, beaten to death, fbi

Patriots Day (2016)
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:panic, brutality
Locations:rooftop, church, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:policeman
Story:fbi investigation, boston massachusetts, russian american, fbi agent, sniper rifle, bilingualism, fingerprint, massachusetts, aerial shot, gun battle, crime scene, press conference, tv news, pizza, subtitled scene, product placement, fbi, police station, flashlight, f word

Atomic Blonde (2017) is one of the best movies like The Boondock Saints (1999)
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:panic, brutality, drunkenness, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop, elevator, hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:russian, hitman
Story:sniper rifle, pistol whip, breaking a bottle over someone's head, bilingualism, ski mask, alley, aerial shot, phone booth, stylized violence, rope, italian, subtitled scene, silencer, handgun, product placement, pay phone, beaten to death, prologue, flash forward, latex gloves

Harsh Times (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harsh Times (2005)

Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging out and making cash from small heists, while trying to get a law enforcement job so he can marry his Mexican girlfriend. (Read More)

Themes:theft, robbery, drunkenness, drinking, friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:thief, dancer, policeman, friend
Story:breaking a bottle over someone's head, bilingual, playing pool, kicked in the crotch, pool table, black american, fbi, prologue, throat slitting, eating, gay slur, drug use, shot in the back, dead body, held at gunpoint, rifle, shooting, drink, watching tv, computer

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. This is why The Equalizer (2014) is one of the best movies like The Boondock Saints (1999). (Read More)

Themes:justice, brutality, robbery, money
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:russian, hitman
Story:vigilante justice, russian mafia, boston massachusetts, irish american, fbi agent, bar fight, vigilantism, crime scene, subtitled scene, vigilante, silencer, product placement, beaten to death, fbi, organized crime, shot in the leg, home invasion, throat slitting, bridge, shot in the back

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:panic, insanity, mafia, brutality, robbery, betrayal, friendship
Locations:rooftop, elevator, bar, hospital
Characters:hitman, policeman, homosexual
Story:vigilante justice, mafia boss, telling a joke, cityscape, vigilantism, face mask, alley, aerial shot, crime scene, stylized violence, crime boss, vigilante, scene during end credits, lightning, beaten to death, prologue, organized crime, coffee, cigar smoking, home invasion

15 Minutes (2001) is one of the best movies like The Boondock Saints (1999)
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, insanity, theft, robbery, drunkenness, drinking, betrayal, money, friendship, revenge
Locations:rooftop, hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:russian, thief, policeman
Story:pistol whip, person on fire, breaking a bottle over someone's head, tv news, subtitled scene, shot in the arm, scene during end credits, product placement, pay phone, shot in the leg, cigar smoking, home invasion, police station, f word, reporter, handcuffs, cafe, dead body, held at gunpoint, falling from height

Out Of The Furnace (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. (Read More)

Themes:justice, homophobia, brutality, drinking, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:policeman
Story:sniper rifle, pool table, killing an animal, black american, vigilante, cross, beaten to death, prologue, bartender, shot in the leg, eating, bridge, ambush, police station, flashlight, gay slur, drug use, shot in the back, f word, dead body

Live By Night (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Live By Night (2016)

Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue. (Read More)

Themes:panic, mafia, money, brutality, theft, robbery, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Locations:elevator, hotel, church, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:hitman, christian, thief, photographer, policeman, friend
Story:boston massachusetts, irish american, italian american, mafia boss, pistol whip, n word, bullet ballet, police inspector, ethnic slur, aerial shot, irish, phone booth, crucifix, italian, crime boss, subtitled scene, shot in the arm, silencer, pay phone, beaten to death

Desperado (1995)
Action, Thriller

Desperado (1995)

With this sequel to his prize-winning independent previous film, "El Mariachi," director Robert Rodriquez joins the ranks of Sam Peckinpah and John Woo as a master of slick, glamorized ultra-violence. We pick up the story as a continuation of "El Mariachi," where an itinerant musician, looking for work, gets mistaken for a hitman and thereby entangled in a web of love, corruption, and death. This time, he is out to avenge the murder of his lover and the maiming of his fretting hand, which occurred at the end of the earlier movie. However, the plot is recapitulated, and again, a case of mistaken identity leads to a very high body count, involvement with a beautiful woman who works for the local drug lord, and finally, the inevitable face-to-face confrontation and bloody showdown. This is why Desperado (1995) is one of the best movies like The Boondock Saints (1999). (Read More)

Themes:brutality, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:bar, hospital
Characters:hitman
Period:1990s
Story:vigilante justice, jumping from a rooftop, bar fight, actor shares last name with character, confessional, vigilantism, gun battle, dual wield, gun fu, stylized violence, crime boss, machismo, vigilante, shot in the arm, silencer, organized crime, latex gloves, bartender, shot in the leg, cigar smoking

Wild Card (2015) is one of the best movies like The Boondock Saints (1999)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Wild Card (2015)

Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing. (Read More)

Themes:mafia, brutality, drunkenness, betrayal, money, revenge, friendship
Locations:elevator, hotel, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:friend
Story:mafia boss, pack of money, bar fight, breaking a bottle over someone's head, cityscape, ethnic slur, aerial shot, kicked in the crotch, stylized violence, crime boss, machismo, pay phone, organized crime, racial slur, cigar smoking, home invasion, ambush, gay slur, f word, stripper

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, insanity, mafia, brutality, money, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:church, bar
Characters:priest, friend
Story:vigilante justice, italian american, jumping from a rooftop, fbi agent, mafia boss, fire fight, person on fire, breaking a bottle over someone's head, vigilantism, aerial shot, broken glass, gun battle, dual wield, gun fu, stylized violence, crime boss, machismo, vigilante, fbi, organized crime

Heist (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Heist (2001)

David Mamet takes this story of thieves along many twists and turns, some of which work and some of which don't. Gene Hackman plays the brilliant leader of a gang (Delroy Lindo, Ricky Jay & Rebecca Pigeon as Hackman's youngish wife), which pulls off complex heists for a despicable fence (Danny DeVito). After stiffing the gang on a jewelry robbery, DeVito forces the gang to go after a Swiss gold shipment and to use his nephew (Sam Rockwell) in the crime. No one trusts anyone and every step is shaded with the unexpected. (Read More)

Themes:mafia, theft, robbery, betrayal, money, friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:thief, policeman
Story:boston massachusetts, italian american, mafia boss, stun gun, face mask, crime boss, shot in the arm, product placement, fbi, organized crime, shot in the leg, cigar smoking, ambush, shot in the back, f word, held at gunpoint, rifle, shooting, gunfight, shot in the head

Raw Deal (1986)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Raw Deal (1986)

Mark Kaminski is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Luigi Patrovita, enlists Kaminski in a personal vendetta with a promise of reinstatement into the FBI if Patrovita is taken down. To accomplish this, Kaminski must go undercover and join Patrovita's gang. (Read More)

Themes:justice, mafia, brutality, revenge
Locations:restaurant, bar
Story:fbi agent, mafia boss, fbi, sniper rifle, bar brawl, bar fight, gun battle, dual wield, crime boss, machismo, vigilante, silencer, court, organized crime, cigar smoking, home invasion, ambush, shot in the back, rifle, gunfight

The Way Of The Gun (2000) is one of the best movies like The Boondock Saints (1999)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one. This is why The Way Of The Gun (2000) is one of the best movies like The Boondock Saints (1999). (Read More)

Themes:betrayal, money, friendship, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator, hotel, bar
Story:sniper rifle, pistol whip, bilingual, shot through a door, dual wield, stylized violence, directorial debut, shot in the arm, product placement, pay phone, organized crime, coffee, shot in the leg, ambush, police station, gay slur, shot in the back, f word, held at gunpoint, rifle

The Family (2013)
Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The Family (2013)

A mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. Despite the best efforts of CIA Agent Stansfield ('Tommy Lee Jones' (qv)) to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni ('Robert De Niro' (qv)), his wife Maggie ('Michelle Pfeiffer' (qv)) and their children Belle ('Dianna Agron' (qv)) and Warren ('John D'Leo' (qv)) can't help but revert to old habits and blow their cover by handling their problems the "family" way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down. Chaos ensues as old scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings. (Read More)

Themes:mafia, robbery, revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:catholic church, italian american, fbi agent, mafia boss, shot through a door, fingerprint, confessional, kicked in the crotch, dual wield, gun fu, severed finger, phone booth, crime boss, freeze frame, subtitled scene, silencer, product placement, pay phone, beaten to death, fbi

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, mafia, brutality, betrayal, money, friendship, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:courtroom, restaurant, bar
Characters:hitman, priest, policeman, friend
Period:1990s
Story:italian american, mafia boss, ski mask, ethnic slur, crime boss, machismo, vigilante, court, lightning, beaten to death, organized crime, racial slur, home invasion, trial, throat slitting, ambush, police station, flashlight, gay slur, shot in the back

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, panic, insanity, mafia, brutality, robbery, betrayal, money, friendship, revenge
Locations:rooftop, elevator, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:russian, christian, thief
Story:vigilante justice, vigilante, russian mafia, jumping from a rooftop, mafia boss, organized crime, sniper rifle, person on fire, man dressed as a woman, newscaster, fingerprint, hanging upside down, vigilantism, face mask, killing spree, aerial shot, billiards, pool table, crime scene, press conference

Dracula 2000 (2000) is one of the best movies like The Boondock Saints (1999)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Dracula 2000 (2000)

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula. (Read More)

Themes:panic, robbery, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop, church
Characters:catholic, thief, priest
Story:catholic church, person on fire, fingerprint, confessional, bullet time, killing spree, crucifix, stylized violence, rope, directorial debut, cross, lightning, product placement, flash forward, racial slur, home invasion, throat slitting, ambush, police station, flashlight

The Tournament (2009)
Action, Thriller

The Tournament (2009)

Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself carries the legendary million dollar a bullet price tag. This is why The Tournament (2009) is one of the best movies like The Boondock Saints (1999). (Read More)

Themes:money, drunkenness, drinking, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop, hotel, church, bar
Characters:russian, hitman, priest
Story:sniper rifle, hunting knife, person on fire, toilet bowl, sermon, kicked in the crotch, severed finger, irish, phone booth, mass murder, crucifix, killing an animal, tv news, machismo, shot in the arm, silencer, product placement, beaten to death, prologue, confession

Brick Mansions (2014)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:betrayal, revenge
Locations:rooftop, elevator, restaurant
Story:sniper rifle, pistol whip, n word, ethnic slur, dual wield, stylized violence, crime boss, machismo, shot in the arm, silencer, beaten to death, organized crime, racial slur, cigar smoking, home invasion, ambush, police station, flashlight, handcuffs, held at gunpoint

Don't Say A Word (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:panic, insanity, theft, robbery, betrayal, money, friendship, revenge
Locations:elevator
Characters:thief, photographer, masturbation
Period:1990s
Story:italian american, pager, ski mask, hearing voices, ethnic slur, kicked in the crotch, crime scene, shot in the arm, cross, prologue, flash forward, racial slur, home invasion, bridge, ambush, police station, flashlight, shot in the back, f word, handcuffs

The Salton Sea (2002) is one of the best movies like The Boondock Saints (1999)
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. (Read More)

Themes:robbery, drunkenness, revenge, friendship
Locations:church, bar, hospital
Story:fbi investigation, fbi agent, person on fire, shot through a door, gun held to head, playing pool, face mask, blind man, crucifix, cage, killing an animal, silencer, shot in the leg, nonlinear timeline, gay slur, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, rifle, slow motion scene, shot in the head

Public Enemies (2009)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance

Public Enemies (2009)

This is the story of the last few years of the notorious bank robber John Dillinger. He loved what he did and could imagine little else that would make him happier. Living openly in 1930s Chicago, he had the run of the city with little fear of reprisals from the authorities. It's there that he meets Billie Frechette with whom he falls deeply in love. In parallel we meet Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent who would eventually track Dillinger down. The FBI was is in its early days and Director J. Edgar Hoover was keen to promote the clean cut image that so dominated the organization through his lifetime. Purvis realizes that if he is going to get Dillinger, he will have to use street tactics and imports appropriate men with police training. Dillinger is eventually betrayed by an acquaintance who tells the authorities just where to find him on a given night. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, betrayal, money, friendship
Locations:elevator, hotel, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:photographer, dancer, policeman, friend
Story:italian american, fbi agent, fbi, pistol whip, shackles, shot through a door, killing spree, gun battle, press conference, black american, shot in the arm, handgun, court, pay phone, beaten to death, organized crime, shot in the leg, cigar smoking, eating, ambush

Hardcore Henry (2015)
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 The Boondock Saints (1999). (Read More)

Themes:panic, insanity, brutality, drunkenness, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop, elevator, bar
Characters:russian
Story:sniper rifle, pistol whip, person on fire, over the top, breaking a bottle over someone's head, shot through a door, bilingualism, bullet time, killing spree, gun battle, dual wield, gun fu, stylized violence, crime boss, machismo, subtitled scene, shot in the arm, directorial debut, silencer, beaten to death

We Own The Night (2007)
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:drinking, betrayal, money, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:church, restaurant, hospital
Characters:russian, photographer, dancer, policeman, masturbation
Story:russian mafia, italian american, crucifix, subtitled scene, prologue, organized crime, strip club, throat slitting, eating, ambush, police station, drug use, shot in the back, f word, jail, cafe, rifle, shooting, falling from height, drink

Southland Tales (2006) is one of the best movies like The Boondock Saints (1999)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:panic, brutality, drinking, betrayal, friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator, church, bar
Characters:dancer, policeman
Story:sniper rifle, fire fight, bar fight, newscaster, fingerprint, sitting on a toilet, n word, ethnic slur, aerial shot, dual wield, severed finger, press conference, mass murder, tv news, shot in the arm, twin, silencer, handgun, lightning, product placement

Once Upon A Time In Mexico (2003)
Action, Thriller

Once Upon A Time In Mexico (2003)

In the third movie of Rodriguez's "Mariachi" trilogy, a Mexican drug lord pretends to overthrow the Mexican government, and is connected to a corrupt CIA agent who at that time, demands retribution from his worst enemy to carry out the drug lord's uprising against the government.

Themes:theft, robbery, drunkenness, drinking, betrayal, money, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator, church, bar, hospital
Characters:hitman, thief, dancer
Story:catholic church, fbi agent, person on fire, confessional, face mask, blind man, gun battle, dual wield, mass murder, tape recorder, stylized violence, shot in the arm, silencer, pay phone, fbi, organized crime, confession, latex gloves, shot in the leg, shot in the back

War (2007)
Action, Crime, Thriller

War (2007)

After his partner Tom Lone and family are killed apparently by the infamous and elusive assassin Rogue, FBI agent John Crawford becomes obsessed with revenge as his world unravels into a vortex of guilt and betrayal. Rogue eventually resurfaces to settle a score of his own, setting off a bloody crime war between Asian mob rivals Chang of the Triad's and Yakuza boss Shiro. When Jack and Rogue finally come face to face, the ultimate truth of their pasts will be revealed. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant
Characters:hitman
Story:fbi agent, sniper rifle, set on fire, gun duel, bullet ballet, bullet time, gun battle, stylized violence, machismo, subtitled scene, shot in the arm, product placement, fbi, organized crime, shot in the back, stripper, falling from height, gunfight, slow motion scene, shot in the head

Cop Land (1997)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Cop Land (1997)

Sometime in the 1970's, police officers from New York City wanted a safe haven to live, away from the dangers of the streets of New York City, this is when they established a "Cop Land" in the small New Jersey town of Garrison. Freddy Heflin who was always admired by the New York cops wanted to become one, but because he was deaf in one ear this prevents him from achieving his goal, but has become sheriff of Garrison. Recently there have been a dark omen surrounding the NYPD, and Freddy is now investigating on this case, then Internal Affairs officer Mo Tilden is also on the case and asks Freddy for help, but Freddy could not. Now Freddy suspects that a New York City cop named Ray Donlan might be one of the many cops who is corrupted by the mob and other criminals. Now, Freddy must find a cop who is nicknamed "Superboy" who can testify against Donlan and protect him, before Donlan finds Superboy and kills him. This is why Cop Land (1997) is one of the best movies like The Boondock Saints (1999). (Read More)

Themes:justice, mafia, brutality, drunkenness
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop, bar
Characters:priest, policeman
Period:1990s
Story:investigator, italian american, mafia boss, accidental shooting, investigation, ethnic slur, aerial shot, gun battle, crime scene, press conference, crime boss, machismo, black american, directorial debut, product placement, pay phone, suburb, organized crime, strip club, racial slur

American Assassin (2017) is one of the best movies like The Boondock Saints (1999)
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:panic, mafia, brutality, betrayal, money, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop, elevator, hotel, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:russian
Story:vigilante justice, sniper rifle, pistol whip, cauterization, bilingualism, vigilantism, alley, ethnic slur, aerial shot, gun battle, italian, machismo, subtitled scene, shot in the arm, silencer, beaten to death, organized crime, racial slur, bartender, shot in the leg

Legend (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Legend (2015)

The true story of London's most notorious gangsters, twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray. As the brothers rise through the criminal underworld, Ronnie advances the family business with violence and intimidation while Reggie struggles to go legitimate for local girl Frances Shea. In and out of prison, Ronnie's unpredictable tendencies and the slow disintegration of Reggie's marriage threaten to bring the brothers' empire tumbling to the ground. (Read More)

Themes:insanity, mafia, theft, drunkenness, drinking, money
Locations:courtroom, church, restaurant, bar
Characters:photographer, dancer, policeman, homosexual
Story:italian american, pack of money, bar fight, breaking a bottle over someone's head, gun held to head, hanging upside down, kicked in the crotch, suffering, twins, freeze frame, court, prologue, confession, shot in the leg, throat slitting, eating, police station, newspaper, gay slur, drug use

Zodiac (2007)
Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller

Zodiac (2007)

A serial killer in the San Francisco Bay Area taunts police with his letters and cryptic messages. We follow the investigators and reporters in this lightly fictionalized account of the true 1970's case as they search for the murderer, becoming obsessed with the case. Based on Robert Graysmith's book, the movie's focus is the lives and careers of the detectives and newspaper people. (Read More)

Themes:theft, robbery, drunkenness, drinking
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:thief, photographer, policeman
Period:1990s
Story:criminal investigation, doughnut, fingerprint, police inspector, crime scene, phone booth, tape recorder, tv news, rope, cross, pay phone, fbi, prologue, flash forward, confession, coffee, bridge, police station, flashlight, newspaper

The Air I Breathe (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Air I Breathe (2007)

A frustrated and clumsy bank clerk overhears the conversation of three coworkers in the toilet about a fix in a horse race, and bets a large amount. He loses the bet and owes the money to the dangerous and powerful mobster Fingers. A gangster who works for Fingers has the ability of foreseeing pieces of the future; he is assigned to collect money for the boss, with his troublemaker nephew Tony, and is beaten up by a gang. The manager of pop-star Trista loses her contract to Fingers without her agreement and she is threatened by the gangster. A dedicated doctor seeks a blood donor that might have a rare blood type to save the life of his secret and unrequited passion, a beautiful epidemiologist who's married to a friend. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, theft, drunkenness, drinking, money, friendship
Locations:rooftop, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:thief, photographer, dancer, policeman, friend
Story:gun held to head, alley, severed finger, listening to music, crime boss, freeze frame, organized crime, flash forward, strip club, home invasion, nonlinear timeline, shot in the back, stripper, cafe, held at gunpoint, rifle, shooting, falling from height, drink, camera

Kill The Irishman (2011) is one of the best movies like The Boondock Saints (1999)
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. This is why Kill The Irishman (2011) is one of the best movies like The Boondock Saints (1999). (Read More)

Themes:mafia, drunkenness, betrayal
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:hitman
Story:irish american, italian american, mafia boss, sniper rifle, ethnic slur, irish, phone booth, crime boss, machismo, beaten to death, fbi, organized crime, flash forward, home invasion, nonlinear timeline, police station, f word, jail, shot in the head, blood splatter

Triple 9 (2016)
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:panic, brutality, robbery, drunkenness, betrayal, money, revenge, friendship
Locations:elevator, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:russian, hitman, thief
Story:russian mafia, mafia boss, forensics, ski mask, ethnic slur, aerial shot, crime scene, crime boss, machismo, subtitled scene, lightning, fbi, organized crime, strip club, racial slur, cigar smoking, ambush, police station, flashlight, f word

American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

Themes:panic, insanity, brutality, drunkenness, drinking, money, friendship, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:policeman, homosexual
Story:over the top, cityscape, bathrobe, face mask, killing spree, ethnic slur, butcher, phone booth, mass murder, tape recorder, machismo, handgun, pay phone, confession, racial slur, bartender, cigar smoking, execution, gay slur, drug use

Baby Driver (2017)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? (Read More)

Themes:panic, brutality, robbery, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:elevator, restaurant
Characters:thief
Story:pistol whip, face mask, ethnic slur, aerial shot, dual wield, tape recorder, crime boss, pizza, shot in the arm, handgun, court, product placement, beaten to death, organized crime, latex gloves, racial slur, coffee, shot in the leg, trial, bridge

Kick-ass 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like The Boondock Saints (1999)
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, brutality, robbery, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop, elevator, bar, hospital
Characters:russian, masturbation
Story:italian american, pack of money, reference to batman, kicked in the crotch, pool table, dual wield, crime scene, stylized violence, crime boss, freeze frame, subtitled scene, vigilante, beaten to death, suburb, organized crime, shot in the leg, home invasion, nonlinear timeline, police station, gay slur

Bandidas (2006)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Western

Bandidas (2006)

In 1848, a New York bank wants to put a railroad across Mexico, so it buys up small banks around Santa Rita, Durango, and evicts farmers on the proposed rail line who owe money. The bank's henchman is the murderous Jackson. He runs afoul of two women, Maria, the tough but uneducated daughter of a farmer, and Sara, the European-educated daughter of the owner of one of these banks. To feed the now landless people and to seek revenge, Maria and Sara become bank robbers, veritable Robin Hoods. But Jackson and his hired guns are after them. What are the women's options? This is why Bandidas (2006) is one of the best movies like The Boondock Saints (1999). (Read More)

Themes:brutality, robbery, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:rooftop, church, bar
Characters:hitman, thief, priest, photographer
Story:forensics, fingerprint, police inspector, bullet time, gun fu, stylized violence, rope, subtitled scene, vigilante, directorial debut, shot in the arm, ambush, police station, shot in the back, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, rifle, falling from height, gunfight, camera

Lat Sau San Taam (1992)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Lat Sau San Taam (1992)

Mobsters are smuggling guns into Hong Kong. The police orchestrate a raid at a teahouse where an ace detective loses his partner. Meanwhile, the two main gun smugglers are having a war over territory, and a young new gun is enlisted to wipe out informants and overcome barriers to growth. The detective, acting from inside sources, gets closer to the ring leaders and eventually must work with the inside man directly. (Read More)

Themes:mafia, brutality, betrayal, friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:priest
Period:1990s
Story:accidental shooting, pistol whip, person on fire, actor shares last name with character, arsenal, reference to superman, gun duel, bullet ballet, bullet time, gun battle, dual wield, gun fu, mass murder, crime boss, machismo, freeze frame, shot in the arm, silencer, organized crime, bartender

Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989)

A violent Hong Kong action film, this is the story of an assassin, Jeffrey Chow (aka Mickey Mouse) who takes one last job so he can retire and care for his girlfriend Jenny. When his employers betray him, he reluctantly joins forces with Inspector Lee (aka Dumbo), the cop who is pursuing him. Together, the new friends face the final confrontation of the gangsters out to kill them. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, drunkenness, betrayal, money, revenge, friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop, church, hospital
Characters:hitman, priest
Story:catholic church, accidental shooting, gun duel, bullet ballet, bullet time, gun battle, dual wield, gun fu, mass murder, stylized violence, crime boss, machismo, shot in the arm, beaten to death, organized crime, bartender, shot in the leg, held at gunpoint, rifle, shooting

Gomorra (2008) is one of the best movies like The Boondock Saints (1999)
Crime, Drama

Gomorra (2008)

"Gomorra" is a contemporary Neapolitan mob drama that exposes Italy's criminal underbelly by telling five stories of individuals who think they can make their own compact with Camorra, the area's Mafia.

Themes:mafia, brutality, theft, robbery, drinking, betrayal, money, friendship
Locations:rooftop, hospital
Characters:hitman, thief, photographer, dancer, policeman, friend
Story:crucifix, listening to music, machismo, organized crime, strip club, ambush, drug use, shot in the back, stripper, dead body, held at gunpoint, rifle, shooting, bare butt, drink, camera, watching tv, computer, shot in the head, shot in the chest

Hung Fan Kui (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Hung Fan Kui (1995)

Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up some neighborhood thugs who cause problems at the market. Meanwhile, one of those petty thugs in the local gang stumbles into a criminal situation way over his head. Blinded by greed, his involvement draws his gang, the kid, Keong, and the whole neighborhood into a deadly crossfire. When the lazy cops fail to successfully resolve matters, Keong takes things into his own hands. Needless to say, much spectacular kung-fu and outrageous action sequences follow.... (Read More)

Themes:mafia, robbery, drunkenness, revenge
Locations:rooftop, church, restaurant, bar
Characters:hitman, dancer
Period:1990s
Story:dumb police, vigilantism, alley, pool table, stylized violence, crime boss, freeze frame, subtitled scene, vigilante, silencer, product placement, beaten to death, organized crime, cigar smoking, home invasion, ambush, police station, stripper, held at gunpoint, falling from height

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