10 best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

Similar movies
Law Abiding Citizen 2009
A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
List of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009): The Foreigner, Sentinelle, Wrath of Man, The Rhythm Section, A Score to Settle, Sweet Girl, Man on Fire, Street Kings 2: Motor City, The Star Chamber, Best Seller.

Tags: movies similar to Law Abiding Citizen (2009) - full list

The Foreigner (2017)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, USA, India
Duration02:12

Quan is a humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love – his teenage daughter – dies in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. His relentless search to find the terrorists leads to a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official whose own past may hold the clues to the identities of the elusive killers.

Sentinelle (2021)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance

Transferred home after a traumatizing combat mission, a highly trained French soldier uses her lethal skills to hunt down the man who hurt her sister.

Wrath of Man (2021)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

A cold and mysterious new security guard for a Los Angeles cash truck company surprises his co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon, the marksman's ultimate motive becomes clear as he takes dramatic and irrevocable steps to settle a score.

The Rhythm Section (2020)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, Republic of Ireland, USA

After the death of her family in an airplane crash on a flight that she was meant to be on, Stephanie Patrick discovers the crash was not an accident. She then seeks to uncover the truth by adapting the identity of an assassin to track down those responsible.

A Score to Settle (2019)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:14

A former mob enforcer who is released from prison after serving 22 years for a crime he didn't commit sets out on a path for revenge against the people who wronged him.

Sweet Girl (2021)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA

A devastated husband vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife's death while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter.

Man on Fire (2004)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Mexico, Luxembourg
Duration02:26

Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save her life.

Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:26

Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) delivers an intense, electrifying performance in this explosive follow-up to the gritty urban crime thriller Street Kings. Liotta plays Detroit detective Marty Kingston, the leader of an undercover narcotics team, whose members are being systematically murdered one by one. To solve the brutal killings, Kingston joins forces with a cocky, young homicide detective. But neither of them is prepared for the shocking corruption their investigation will uncover — stunning secrets that will set both men on a violent collision course with betrayal and vengeance.

The Star Chamber (1983)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

As violence escalates in Los Angeles and heinous murders are committed, Steven Hardin, a young judge of the California Supreme Court, must struggle with his tortured conscience and growing despair as he watches helplessly as the ruthless criminals brought before his court go free because clever lawyers find obscure loopholes in the law.

Best Seller (1987)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right, they travel around the country to gather statements and evidence, while strong forces use any means they can to keep the story untold.

20 more movies
Death Sentence (2007)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family.

River Runs Red (2018)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA

When the son of a successful judge is killed by two police officers and the system sets them free, a hardened veteran detective finds some incriminating files on the officers and the judge teams up with another mourning father to take the law into his own hands.

Triple Frontier (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:05

Struggling to make ends meet, former special ops soldiers reunite for a high-stakes heist: stealing $75 million from a South American drug lord.

Already Dead (2007)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA

When Thomas Archer's happy & successful life is all but ruined following a horrific attack he is presented with a perfect opportunity to exact physical revenge upon the man who caused all his grief. However the immediate consequences of his actions and inactions are much more complicated than he imagined.

Desperate Hours (1990)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

A criminal holds a wealthy family hostage.

The Prince (2014)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:30

A family man who turns out to be a retired mob enforcer must travel across the country to find his daughter who has gone missing.

An Eye for an Eye (1981)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of drug traffickers into unexpected high places.

True Story (2015)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:34

A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.

American Heist (2014)
Markimdb: 5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Russia
Duration01:31

Two brothers, both with troubled paths, find themselves in the middle of one last bank job.

Basic (2003)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:38

A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.

Just Cause (1995)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the local police, but they aren't interested - Bobby was their killer.

Mindscape (2013)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySpain, USA
Duration01:39

A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.

Metro (1997)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.

Captive (2015)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Mexico

Based on a miraculous true story that drew the attention of the entire nation, is the dramatic, thrilling, and spiritual journey of Ashley Smith and Brian Nichols. After being taken hostage by Brian in her own apartment, Ashley turns to Rick Warren’s inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life, for guidance. In reading from the book, Ashley not only finds purpose in her own life, but helps Brian find a more peaceful resolution to a harrowing situation.

Never Die Alone (2004)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war.

Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

After working as a drug courier and getting into a brutal shootout with police, a former boxer finds himself at the mercy of his enemies as they force him to instigate violent acts that turn the prison he resides in into a battleground.

Breakout (2013)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryCanada
Duration01:29

A pair of criminals try to track down the kids who witnessed them commit a murder in the woods.

Galveston (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:35

After a violent encounter, Roy finds Rocky and sees something in her eyes that prompts a fateful decision. He takes her with him as he flees to Galveston, an action as ill-advised as it is inescapable.

The Glimmer Man (1996)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell. Although the two men clash, they gradually become effective partners as they uncover a conspiracy linked to the killings, which also involves terrorism and organized crime.

Kill Switch (2008)
Markimdb: 3.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryCanada, USA

A troubled detective travels to Memphis in order to track down a pair of serial killers.




MoviesList