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The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes  

Ranker Film
617 votes 85 voters 25 items

List Rules Vote up the vigilantes who best took the law into their own hands and made their film universes memorable.

One of the most common tropes in film is the vigilante and revenge. If there's one hero... or anti-hero audiences can get behind, it's someone who takes the law into their own hands to get the bad guy. Movie vigilantes are some of the most memorable and kick-ass characters in film, which is why people love them.

Over the years, there have been many characters fans loved seeing kick butt and take names. Charles Bronson, Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves, and many others have taken up the call to fight the good fight, but there are many more. Don't forget to vote up the most memorable and add any who may be missing!

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John Wick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
John Wick, John Wick: Chapter 2, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
2
Batman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever
3
Eric Draven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
The Crow
4
Django is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Django Unchained
5
Bryan Mills is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Taken, Taken 2
6
Murphy MacManus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
The Boondock Saints, Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
7
Robert McCall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
The Equalizer
8
Travis Bickle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Taxi Driver
9
Connor MacManus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, The Boondock Saints
10
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Kick-Ass 2, Kick-Ass
11
William Wallace is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Braveheart
12
Paul Kersey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Death Wish
13
Walt Kowalski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Gran Torino
14
Kick-Ass is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Kick-Ass Kick-Ass 2, Kick-Ass
15
Harry Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Harry Brown Harry Brown
16
William Foster is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
William Foster Falling Down
17
John W. Creasy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
John W. Creasy Man On Fire
18
George Nada is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
They Live
19
Porter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Porter Payback
20
Hobo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Hobo Hobo with a Shotgun
21
Thomas Craven is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Thomas Craven Edge of Darkness
22
Arthur Poppington is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Arthur Poppington Defendor
23
Nick Hume is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Death Sentence
24
Jonathan Shale is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Jonathan Shale The Substitute
25
Erica Bain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
The Brave One