When ‘The Boondock Saints’ was released in 1999, most critics and audience denounced the film terming it as a ”juvenile, ugly movie that represents the worst tendencies of directors channelling Tarantino.” With a “rotten” rating of a mere 23 percentage, the film was considered as a poor example of an action thriller. However, since then, it has grown among the ranks of film lovers to develop a strong cult following. With particular praise for its snappy dialogue and extreme violence, ‘The Boondock Saint’ is now regarded as a cult classic.
Written and directed by American filmmaker Troy Duffy, the film follows twins Connor and Murphy MacManus, who become vigilantes after killing two members of the Russian Mafia in an attempt to defend themselves. In order to save their lives, the two choose to leave the city of Boston alongside their friend the “Funny Man”, essayed by David Della Rocco. However, they are unaware of the fact that FBI Special Agent Paul Smecker, essayed by Willem Dafoe, is pursuing them.
A vigilante action thriller, ‘The Boondock Saints’ is a well crafted and entertaining action flick. If you’re looking for films that explore similar ideas and themes, then you have come to the right place. Here’s the list of best movies similar to ‘The Boondock Saints’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like ‘The Boondock Saints’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. The Equalizer (2014)
Based on the American television series of the same name, ‘The Equalizer’ follows Robert McCall (Denzel Washington), a man who has an unknown mysterious past. His past starts to uncover when he meets a young girl who seems to be under the control of ultra-violent gangsters; so he takes up the task upon himself to save her. ‘The Equalizer’ is stylistically slick and is replete with well-choreographed action sequences. Directed by American filmmaker Antoine Fuqua, it was criticised for its violence, which otherwise seems to be fitting very well into the narrative. A commercial success, ‘The Equalizer’ has been succeeded with a sequel titled ‘The Equalizer 2’ which released in 2018.
9. Desperado (1995)