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20 best movies like The Dark Knight (2008)

List of the best movies like The Dark Knight (2008): Joker, Batman & Robin, TEKKEN: Kazuya's Revenge, Punisher: War Zone, Runaway, 6 Bullets, The Punisher, Code of Silence, Heat, Pray for Death.

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Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:25
CharactersManiacs, Clowns, The Joker, Losers, Psychopath
PlotLoneliness, Depression, Mental disorders
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, DC, By comics, Atmospheric, Heavy

During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:05
CharactersSuperhero, Batman, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Death, Chase, Justice, Double life
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Serious, For men

Along with crime-fighting partner Robin and new recruit Batgirl, Batman battles the dual threat of frosty genius Mr. Freeze and homicidal horticulturalist Poison Ivy. Freeze plans to put Gotham City on ice, while Ivy tries to drive a wedge between the dynamic duo.

Markimdb: 2.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:30
CharactersHired assassins, Heroes
PlotMartial Arts, Rivalry, Lost memory
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men

A young man, Kazuya Mishima, wakes up alone in an unfamiliar hotel room without any recollection of who he is or how he got there. He is tormented by flashes of his past and by the face of an ominous stranger. The next thing he knows, Kazuya is ambushed and kidnapped by an underground crime organization and, soon after, turned into a ruthless assassin. During a mission to assassinate a man named Brian Fury, Kazuya finds that his target harbors clues to his true identity. With the help of Fury and a female assassin, Kazuya follows the clues, leading him to the lab of his reoccurring flashbacks. Here, he will finally confront his past and the ominous man of his nightmares - Heihachi Mishima, face the ultimate betrayal, and Ieam the truth about who, and what, he really is. TEKKEN 2: KAZUYA’S REVENGE is non-stop action from the first scene to the last.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada, Germany
Duration01:43
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes, FBI, Tough guys
PlotRevenge, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
TimeDark ones
StyleMarvel, Exciting, Heavy, Serious, For men

Waging his one-man war on the world of organized crime, ruthless vigilante-hero Frank Castle sets his sights on overeager mob boss Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: Jigsaw. With the "Punisher Task Force" hot on his trail and the FBI unable to take Jigsaw in, Frank must stand up to the formidable army that Jigsaw has recruited before more of his evil deeds go unpunished.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersRobots
PlotChase, Technology, Conspiracies, Rivalry
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots... and his son becomes a target.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersSnipers, Heroes, Tough guys
PlotMartial Arts
PlaceAircraft, USA
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:29
CharactersSuperhero, Mafia, Gangsters, Heroes
PlotRevenge, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

The avenging angel of Marvel Comics fame comes brilliantly to life in this searing action-adventure thriller! Dolph Lundgren stars as Frank Castle, a veteran cop who loses his entire family to a mafia car bomb. Only his ex-partner believes Castle survived the blast to become THE PUNISHER ... a shadowy, invincible fighter against evil who lives for total revenge on his mob enemies.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Heroes, Partners
PlotMartial Arts, Fight, Chase, Missing people, Rivalry
PlaceChicago
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A Chicago cop is caught in the middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Bodyguards, Tough guys
PlotGambling, Revenge, Money, Rivalry
PlaceCasino
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Heavy, Serious

Reynolds plays an ex-soldier-of-fortunish character in Vegas, taking "Chaperone" jobs, fighting with the mob, and trying to get enough money together to move to Venice, Italy.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Ninja, Heroes
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Revenge
PlaceJapan, Asia
StyleExciting, Heavy, Black humor, Serious, For men

Akira Saito, a Japanese businessman lives in Tokyo with his Japanese-American wife Aiko and their children, Takeshi and Tomoya. When the family has a chance to move to the United States so that Aiko can teach the children about their American heritage, they pack up and head for Houston, Texas and run a restaurant. This is where the trouble begins....

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:35
CharactersRobots, Gangsters, Spy, Strong women, Thieves
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Bank robbery, Fight, Chase
PlaceHotels
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

Los Angeles, June 21st, 2028. While the streets are being torn apart by riots, the Nurse, who runs a clandestine hospital for criminals in the penthouse of the Artemis, a closed old hotel, has a rough night dealing with troublemaker clients: thieves, assassins, someone from the past and the one who owns the place and the whole city.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersHeroes, Autistic, Special agents, FBI
PlotBank robbery, Skirmishes, Internet, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Renegade FBI agent Art Jeffries protects a nine-year-old autistic boy who has cracked the government's new "unbreakable" code.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, cartoon, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSuperhero, Batman, The Joker
TimeHalloween

Following a brutal series of murders taking place on Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, Gotham City's young vigilante known as the Batman sets out to pursue the mysterious serial killer alongside police officer James Gordon and district attorney Harvey Dent.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersMafia, Serial killers, Alcoholics
PlotInvestigation, Hostage, Mystery
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Atmospheric, Heavy

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Bulgaria
Duration02:27
CharactersHackers, Snipers, CIA, Spy, Special Forces
PlotWar, Disasters, Investigation, Death, Chase
PlacePrison, Submarines, Aircraft, USA, Laboratory
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Heavy, Tense

Bill Pope 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 ex-convict Jericho Stewart. When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and eliminate him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Friends
PlotUndercover
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister Kathleen. Soon, however, Terry is torn between his loyalty to his friends and his loyalties to others.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan
Duration01:29
CharactersTruckers, Partners
PlotAdventure, Death, Chase, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Spain, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:24
CharactersGangsters, Spy, Hired assassins, Killers, Doctors
PlotLove, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Revenge, Death
PlaceVillage, Africa
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his life, Terrier flies to London to find out who wants him dead -- and why. Terrier's search leads him to a reunion with Annie, a woman he once loved, who is now married to an oily businessman with dealings in Africa.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Partners
PlotOn real events, Boxing, Rivalry
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop… except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara and Jerry Wooters who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Czech Republic, Thailand
Duration01:36
CharactersMafia, Hired assassins
PlotFriendship, Death, Weapon
PlaceAsia
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

When carrying out a hit, assassin Joe (Cage) always makes use of the knowledge of the local population. On arriving in Bangkok, Joe meets street kid Kong and he becomes his primary aide. But when Kong is nearly killed, he asks Joe to train him up in the deadly arts and unwittingly becomes a target of a band of killers.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly, USA
Duration01:35
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotRobbery, Skirmishes, Revenge, Chase
PlaceVietnam, Asia, New York
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Serious, For men

A Los Angeles detective is sent to New York where he must solve a case involving an old Sicilian Mafia family feud.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration02:05
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Lawyers, Criminals, Businessmen
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Success, Oil, Pads
PlaceWild West, USA, New York
Time19th century, Dark ones, Winter
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan
Duration01:46
CharactersTeens, Serial killers, Criminals
PlotLove, Robbery, Money, Death, Supernatural
PlacePrison, England
TimeFuture, Dark ones
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A dark, hip, urban story of a barren and anonymous city where the underclass' sport of choice is ram-raiding. An exciting game in which stolen cars are driven through shop windows to aid large-scale looting before the police arrive. For Tommy, it's a business, but for Billy and Jo, it's a labour of love. As the competition between Tommy and Billy grows more fierce, the stakes become higher and the "shopping" trips increasingly risky.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersKillers, Heroes, Police, Twins, Criminals
PlotLove, Revenge, Money, Investigation, Friendship
StyleLight, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, short, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration00:10
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes, Defenders
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Frank Castle is staying in a bad neighborhood, where he encounters a gang that terrorizes its residents.

Markimdb: 4.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:34
CharactersGay
PlotRevenge
PlaceEngland, London
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

Mo Ali’s futuristic knife-crime drama brings the dystopian environment of CHILDREN OF MEN and DISTRICT 13 to London’s East 17. SHANK delivers a ruthless vision of forthcoming urban life, where guns have been superseded by knives and are fiercely wielded by aimless youths. Amidst the chaos is the Paper Chazers gang, a rare morally conscious group who trade scavenged food for money. After Chazers gang member, Junior (Kedar Williams-Stirling), witnesses his brother, murder he must decide whether to get revenge of stick to the gangs moral code... In this superbly paced and artistic film, present-day social issues, and murky city streets, provide a perfect canvas for imagination and action.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersGangsters, Heroes, Family
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Voodoo, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Explicit scenes, Serious

Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug lord who vows that Hatcher and his family are now marked for death.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
PlotVirtual Reality
TimeNew Year, Future
StyleExciting, Dystopian, Twisted plot, Explicit scenes, Cyberpunk

Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Lenny investigates and is pulled deeper and deeper in a whirl of blackmail, murder and rape. Will he survive and solve the case?

Markimdb: 4.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountrySouth Africa, USA
CharactersSharks, Hired assassins, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Hostage
PlaceOcean
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

In the quiet waters of the Mississippi, body parts are being discovered. No one knows what is behind it all, until a huge man eating bull shark turns up. This bull shark is different, as it can breath in fresh water, making a deadly encounter between anyone who comes before it. John Sanders must now try and reach the surface, with his ex-wife and whilst being held hostage.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, India, Luxembourg
Duration01:32
CharactersHired assassins, Heroes, Lawyers, Tough guys, Partners
PlotSkirmishes, Revenge, Pursuit, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.





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