Entertainment The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes  

Ranker Film
360 votes 50 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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23 10
John Wick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
John Wick

2
21 11
Eric Draven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
The Crow

3
16 7
Batman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever

4
16 8
Django is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Django Django Unchained

5
9 3
Travis Bickle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Taxi Driver

6
10 4
Connor MacManus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, The Boondock Saints

7
11 5
Paul Kersey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Death Wish

8
11 5
Bryan Mills is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Taken, Taken 2

9
11 6
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Kick-Ass 2, Kick-Ass

10
12 7
Robert McCall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
The Equalizer

11
10 6
Harry Brown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Harry Brown Harry Brown

12
8 4
William Foster is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
William Foster Falling Down

13
6 2
Murphy MacManus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
The Boondock Saints, Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day

14
8 6
William Wallace is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Braveheart

15
7 5
Walt Kowalski is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Gran Torino

16
7 6
Kick-Ass is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Kick-Ass Kick-Ass 2, Kick-Ass

17
3 3
John W. Creasy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
John W. Creasy Man On Fire

18
6 7
George Nada is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
They Live

19
5 6
Hobo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Hobo Hobo with a Shotgun

20
4 6
Porter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Porter Payback

21
2 4
Thomas Craven is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Thomas Craven Edge of Darkness

22
1 5
Arthur Poppington is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Arthur Poppington Defendor

23
2 7
Nick Hume is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Death Sentence

24
2 8
Erica Bain is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
The Brave One

25
1 7
Jonathan Shale is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Time Best Movie Vigilantes
Jonathan Shale The Substitute