Starring alongside Denzel Washington in Antoine Fuqua’s The Equaliser are Marton Csokas, Chlo Grace Moretz, David Harbour, Bill Pullman, and Melissa Leo. It was made available in 2014.
Among the many excellent action films like John Wick, The Equaliser is a standout. The main character is a former U.S. Marine who is now a DIA intelligence officer who goes back into action,
I recently watched The Equaliser again and started to consider other films that lovers of criminal and murderer thrillers could also like. If you’ve seen any of these, please let us know.
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8+ Movies Like The Equalizer
1. John Wick (2014)
John Wick is a hitman who stalks the streets killing everybody who stands in his path, including mobsters, in order to find the boss’s son. Of course, the father protects his son as any good parent would, which leads to the boss’s attempts on Wick’s life.
2. Dead Man Down (2013)
Dead Man Down is full of unexpected turns and more intense scenes centred on the film’s issues that feel deserving of its stellar ensemble, yet everything builds to an explosive conclusion.
3. Colombiana (2011)
Following the success of their screenplay for Taken, authors Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen released this female-driven action film starring Zoe Saldana as an accomplished assassin seeking vengeance for the murder of her family.
4. The November Man (2014)
The November Man and The Equaliser both have a protagonist who was a CIA agent in the past. The film’s use of tremendous action and tension is another similarity. The November Man, on the other hand, is a more recent movie and will appeal to The Equaliser lovers who want to watch something more up-to-date.
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5. The Mechanic (2011)
In this remake of the 1972 Michael Winner film, Jason Statham replaces Charles Bronson as the titular character.
6. Blackhat (2015)
Blackhat is about a man who takes the law into his own hands, as opposed to The Equaliser, which is about a man who takes justice into his own hands.
It is a cyber-thriller that is set against the backdrop of the world’s interconnected computer networks and centres on Nick Hathaway (Chris Hemsworth), a skilled hacker who was recently let out of prison to assist in finding a cyber-terrorist.
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7. Erased (2012)
This time around, former CIA operative Aaron Eckhart plays a father living in Belgium with his daughter until his life is turned upside down and they both find themselves thrust into the perilous realm of espionage.
8. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
In this updated version of the classic thriller from the 1970s, John Travolta’s deranged criminal mastermind holds a subway car hostage, turning Denzel Washington’s MTA employee into a crucial negotiator.
The Taking of Pelham 123, one of several intriguing thrillers from Washington and director Tony Scott, doesn’t really sell the star as an action hero but has a lot of inventiveness in its drama and tension. But make sure to check out the following item if you’re searching for one of their more action-packed collaborations.