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A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core.
IMDb : 75
Rotten tomatoes : 87
Metacritic : 81
Year: 2005
Runtime: 96 min
Director: David Cronenberg
Actors: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt
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  1. City of God
  2. Bully
  3. Carlito's Way: Rise to Power
  4. Eastern Promises
  5. Savage Streets
  6. Violent Cop
  7. Sand Castles
  8. Run All Night
  9. The Boondock Saints
  10. Munich
  11. Vigilante
  12. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
  13. The Last Boy Scout
  14. 10th & Wolf
  15. Cop Land
  16. Blood In, Blood Out
  17. Rage
  18. Chained Heat
  19. Wild Card
  20. Face/Off
  21. Dark Blue
  22. One in the Chamber
  23. Layer Cake
  24. Walking Tall
  25. Juice
  26. Tell No One
  27. The Doom Generation
  28. Color of Night
  29. Wild at Heart
  30. Smokin' Aces
  31. Hostage
  32. The Crossing Guard
  33. 21 Grams
  34. Death Wish
  35. Extreme Prejudice
  36. Demonlover
  37. The Departed
  38. Skin Trade
  39. The Hard Word
  40. The Ice Harvest
  41. A Man Apart
  42. Above the Law
  43. Harsh Times
  44. The Quiet
  45. Strange Days
  46. 6 Bullets
  47. Training Day
  48. River's Edge
  49. Trade
  50. Dragon Eyes


City of God
IMDb : 86
Rotten tomatoes : 91
Metacritic : 79
Actors: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.
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Bully
IMDb : 70
Rotten tomatoes : 54
Metacritic : 45
Actors: Brad Renfro, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner, Nick Stahl
A pack of naïve teenagers conspire to murder a mutual friend, whose aggressive demeanor has proved too much.
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Carlito's Way: Rise to Power
IMDb : 50
Rotten tomatoes : 33
Metacritic : 0
Actors: Jay Hernandez, Mario Van Peebles, Luis Guzmán, Sean Combs
In the late 1960s, Carlito Brigante (Hernandez) emerges as the heroin czar of Harlem.
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Eastern Promises
IMDb : 77
Rotten tomatoes : 89
Metacritic : 82
Actors: Josef Altin, Mina E. Mina, Aleksandar Mikic, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse
A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.
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Savage Streets
IMDb : 64
Rotten tomatoes : 0
Metacritic : 0
Actors: Linda Blair, John Vernon, Robert Dryer, Johnny Venocur
A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and killed her best friend.
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Violent Cop
IMDb : 72
Rotten tomatoes : 83
Metacritic : 0
Actors: Takeshi Kitano, Maiko Kawakami, Makoto Ashikawa, Shirô Sano
A violence prone police officer discovers that his colleague is trafficking drugs.
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Sand Castles
IMDb : 70
Rotten tomatoes : 0
Metacritic : 0
Actors: Jordon Hodges, Anne Winters, Randy Spence, Saxon Trainor
In rural Indiana, Noah and his impoverished family wrestle with the mysterious return of his now mute sister Lauren, who was kidnapped and held captive for over a decade.
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Run All Night
IMDb : 66
Rotten tomatoes : 60
Metacritic : 59
Actors: Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman, Boyd Holbrook
Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son.
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The Boondock Saints
IMDb : 79
Rotten tomatoes : 20
Metacritic : 44
Actors: Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco
Fraternal twins set out to rid Boston of the evil men operating there while being tracked down by an FBI agent.
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Munich
IMDb : 76
Rotten tomatoes : 77
Metacritic : 74
Actors: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciarán Hinds, Mathieu Kassovitz
Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.
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Vigilante
IMDb : 66
Rotten tomatoes : 20
Metacritic : 0
Actors: Robert Forster, Fred Williamson, Richard Bright, Rutanya Alda
Eddie Marino is a factory worker in New York City. He has a wife named Vickie and a son named Scott. Eddie's friend and co-worker Nick and some of the factory's other workers have formed a ...
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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
IMDb : 73
Rotten tomatoes : 88
Metacritic : 84
Actors: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei
When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax.
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The Last Boy Scout
IMDb : 70
Rotten tomatoes : 44
Metacritic : 0
Actors: Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Noble Willingham
An LAPD detective's protected female witness is murdered, prompting him and the victim's boyfriend to investigate the crime that leads to a corrupt politician and a crooked football team owner.
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10th & Wolf
IMDb : 64
Rotten tomatoes : 19
Metacritic : 36
Actors: James Marsden, Giovanni Ribisi, Brad Renfro, Piper Perabo
A former street tough returns to his Philadelphia home after a stint in the military. Back on his home turf, he once again finds himself tangling with the mob boss who was instrumental in his going off to be a soldier.
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Cop Land
IMDb : 69
Rotten tomatoes : 73
Metacritic : 64
Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro
The Sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community, populated by New York City police officers, slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption.
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Blood In, Blood Out
IMDb : 80
Rotten tomatoes : 55
Metacritic : 0
Actors: Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Enrique Castillo
Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on step-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members...
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Rage
IMDb : 50
Rotten tomatoes : 13
Metacritic : 28
Actors: Nicolas Cage, Rachel Nichols, Max Ryan, Michael McGrady
When the daughter of a reformed criminal is kidnapped, he rounds up his old crew and seeks his own brand of justice.
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Chained Heat
IMDb : 49
Rotten tomatoes : 56
Metacritic : 0
Actors: Linda Blair, John Vernon, Sybil Danning, Tamara Dobson
Linda Blair plays Carol, a young woman who must serve 18 months in prison after killing a man (by accident). The prison turns out to be brimming with decadence, corruption and sleaze, where...
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Wild Card
IMDb : 56
Rotten tomatoes : 31
Metacritic : 40
Actors: Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Dominik García-Lorido, Hope Davis
When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play...and it's all or nothing.
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Face/Off
IMDb : 73
Rotten tomatoes : 92
Metacritic : 82
Actors: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola
In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.
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Dark Blue
IMDb : 66
Rotten tomatoes : 58
Metacritic : 57
Actors: Kurt Russell, Scott Speedman, Michael Michele, Brendan Gleeson
A robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
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One in the Chamber
IMDb : 52
Rotten tomatoes : 0
Metacritic : 0
Actors: Cuba Gooding Jr., Dolph Lundgren, Claudia Bassols, Andrew Bicknell
A seasoned assassin plays both sides in a Russian gang war and becomes the target of an unknown enemy.
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Layer Cake
IMDb : 74
Rotten tomatoes : 80
Metacritic : 73
Actors: Daniel Craig, Tom Hardy, Jamie Foreman, Sally Hawkins
A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early retirement.
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Walking Tall
IMDb : 70
Rotten tomatoes : 75
Metacritic : 0
Actors: Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Hartman, Leif Garrett, Dawn Lyn
Based on the life of Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser whom almost single-handily cleaned up his small town of crime and corruption, but at a personal cost of his family life and nearly his own life.
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Juice
IMDb : 71
Rotten tomatoes : 79
Metacritic : 60
Actors: Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins, Khalil Kain
Four inner-city teenagers get caught up in the pursuit of power and happiness, which they refer to as "the juice".
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Tell No One
IMDb : 75
Rotten tomatoes : 94
Metacritic : 82
Actors: François Cluzet, Marie-Josée Croze, André Dussollier, Kristin Scott Thomas
After eight long years since his beloved wife's hideous murder, unexpectedly, an accidental discovery of two bodies near a Doctor's estate will stir things again in a long-forgotten buried case that nothing is as it appears.
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The Doom Generation
IMDb : 60
Rotten tomatoes : 47
Metacritic : 0
Actors: James Duval, Rose McGowan, Johnathon Schaech, Cress Williams
Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.
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Color of Night
IMDb : 51
Rotten tomatoes : 22
Metacritic : 0
Actors: Bruce Willis, Jane March, Rubén Blades, Lesley Ann Warren
A color-blind psychiatrist Bill Capa is stalked by an unknown killer after taking over his murdered friend's therapy group, all of whom have a connection to a mysterious young woman that Capa begins having intense sexual encounters with.
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Wild at Heart
IMDb : 72
Rotten tomatoes : 65
Metacritic : 52
Actors: Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, J.E. Freeman
Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.
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Smokin' Aces
IMDb : 67
Rotten tomatoes : 29
Metacritic : 45
Actors: Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta, Joseph Ruskin, Alex Rocco
When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.
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Hostage
IMDb : 66
Rotten tomatoes : 35
Metacritic : 44
Actors: Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak, Jimmy Bennett, Michelle Horn
When a family is held hostage, former hostage negotiator Jeff Talley arrives at the scene. Talley's own family is kidnapped and Talley must decide which is more important: saving a family he doesn't even know or saving his own family.
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The Crossing Guard
IMDb : 63
Rotten tomatoes : 75
Metacritic : 46
Actors: Jack Nicholson, David Morse, Anjelica Huston, Robin Wright
Freddy Gale is a seedy jeweller who has sworn to kill the drunk driver who killed his little girl.
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21 Grams
IMDb : 77
Rotten tomatoes : 80
Metacritic : 70
Actors: Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Danny Huston, Carly Nahon
A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother, and a born-again ex-con.
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Death Wish
IMDb : 70
Rotten tomatoes : 65
Metacritic : 51
Actors: Charles Bronson, Hope Lange, Vincent Gardenia, Steven Keats
A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks in which he randomly goes out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark.
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Extreme Prejudice
IMDb : 66
Rotten tomatoes : 75
Metacritic : 0
Actors: Nick Nolte, Powers Boothe, Michael Ironside, Maria Conchita Alonso
A Texas Ranger and a ruthless narcotics kingpin - they were childhood friends, now they are adversaries...
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Demonlover
IMDb : 58
Rotten tomatoes : 49
Metacritic : 64
Actors: Connie Nielsen, Charles Berling, Chloë Sevigny, Dominique Reymond
Two corporations compete for illicit 3D manga pornography, sending spies to infiltrate each other's operations.
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The Departed
IMDb : 85
Rotten tomatoes : 90
Metacritic : 85
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
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Skin Trade
IMDb : 57
Rotten tomatoes : 25
Metacritic : 39
Actors: Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa, Michael Jai White, Ron Perlman
After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests, NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.
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The Hard Word
IMDb : 60
Rotten tomatoes : 40
Metacritic : 51
Actors: Guy Pearce, Rachel Griffiths, Robert Taylor, Joel Edgerton
Three fraternal bank robbers languishing in jail, discover a profitable (if not dodgy) way to spend their time. Crime can most certainly pay, if you "know wot I mean?" However when sex and ...
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The Ice Harvest
IMDb : 63
Rotten tomatoes : 0
Metacritic : 62
Actors: John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Lara Phillips, Bill Noble
A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.
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A Man Apart
IMDb : 61
Rotten tomatoes : 11
Metacritic : 36
Actors: Vin Diesel, Larenz Tate, Timothy Olyphant, Geno Silva
A man known as Diablo emerges to head a drug cartel after the previous leader is imprisoned.
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Above the Law
IMDb : 60
Rotten tomatoes : 53
Metacritic : 0
Actors: Steven Seagal, Pam Grier, Henry Silva, Ron Dean
A former Special Operations Vietnam vet works as a Chicago cop, and uncovers C.I.A. wrongdoing.
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Harsh Times
IMDb : 69
Rotten tomatoes : 48
Metacritic : 56
Actors: Christian Bale, Freddy Rodríguez, Eva Longoria, Chaka Forman
A tough-minded drama about two friends in South Central Los Angeles and the violence that comes between them.
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The Quiet
IMDb : 64
Rotten tomatoes : 21
Metacritic : 29
Actors: Elisha Cuthbert, Camilla Belle, Edie Falco, Martin Donovan
Dot (Belle), a young deaf and mute woman, is sent to live with her godparents (Falco and Donovan) and their daughter (Cuthbert). The new addition to the household realizes that everything is not copacetic in the home, and the family's dark come to light.
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Strange Days
IMDb : 72
Rotten tomatoes : 63
Metacritic : 0
Actors: Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore
A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a conspiracy in Los Angeles in 1999.
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6 Bullets
IMDb : 61
Rotten tomatoes : 0
Metacritic : 0
Actors: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Joe Flanigan, Anna-Louise Plowman, Charlotte Beaumont
An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.
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Training Day
IMDb : 77
Rotten tomatoes : 72
Metacritic : 69
Actors: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger
On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the LAPD with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.
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River's Edge
IMDb : 71
Rotten tomatoes : 86
Metacritic : 73
Actors: Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye, Daniel Roebuck
A high school slacker commits a shocking act and proceeds to let his friends in on the secret. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself.
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Trade
IMDb : 74
Rotten tomatoes : 31
Metacritic : 42
Actors: Kevin Kline, Cesar Ramos, Alicja Bachleda, Paulina Gaitan
Adriana is a 13-year-old girl from Mexico City whose kidnapping by sex traffickers sets in motion a desperate mission by her 17-year-old brother, Jorge, to save her. Trapped and terrified ...
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Dragon Eyes
IMDb : 45
Rotten tomatoes : 0
Metacritic : 0
Actors: Cung Le, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Johnny Holmes, Peter Weller
In St. Jude, drug dealers and corrupt cops have destroyed an urban neighborhood. But newcomer, Hong, has the fighting skills and moral vision to save this town from itself.
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