Top 100 The Equalizer Type Films & Shows

by muybueno16 | created - 03 Jan 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Retro spies/witness protection programs/off the grid espionage/undercover ops/post 1985 thrillers.

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1. Eraser (1996)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

56 Metascore

A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vanessa Williams, James Caan, James Coburn

Votes: 97,047 | Gross: $101.30M

2. Enemy of the State (1998)

R | 132 min | Action, Thriller

67 Metascore

A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his N.S.A. goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet

Votes: 213,982 | Gross: $111.55M

3. Human Target (2010–2011)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

An unique bodyguard protects his clients by secretly infiltrating their lives in order to draw out and eliminate threats.

Stars: Mark Valley, Chi McBride, Jackie Earle Haley, Indira Varma

Votes: 16,628

4. Breakout Kings (2011–2012)

43 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A squad of U.S. marshals team up with cons (former fugitives) to work together on tracking down prison escapees in exchange for getting time off their sentences.

Stars: Domenick Lombardozzi, Brooke Nevin, Malcolm Goodwin, Jimmi Simpson

Votes: 14,199

5. Erased (2012)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

34 Metascore

An ex-CIA agent and his estranged daughter are forced on the run when his employers erase all records of his existence, and mark them both for termination as part of a wide-reaching international conspiracy.

Director: Philipp Stölzl | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Nick Alachiotis, Liana Liberato, Olga Kurylenko

Votes: 27,370

6. Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

61 Metascore

The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.

Director: Stefano Sollima | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan

Votes: 96,565 | Gross: $50.07M

7. Prison Break (2005–2017)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside.

Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper

Votes: 432,238

8. 24 (2001–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 163,355

9. UC: Undercover (2001–2002)

60 min | Drama, Action

As a federal team, the group responds to emergencies all over the country: taking down elite bank robbers, drug kingpins, domestic terrorists, spies, jewel thieves, and corrupt cops. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Oded Fehr, Jon Seda, Vera Farmiga, Bruklin Harris

Votes: 259

10. Mile 22 (2018)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

38 Metascore

An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of Indonesia.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, John Malkovich

Votes: 48,567 | Gross: $36.11M

11. The Player (2015)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A former intelligence and FBI officer, who now works as a security expert in Las Vegas, is recruited by mysterious pit boss Mr. Johnson to, based on his tips, try to prevent crimes, while the rich place bets on his chances of success.

Stars: Philip Winchester, Damon Gupton, Wesley Snipes, Charity Wakefield

Votes: 6,789

12. The Unit (2006–2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Hour long show which looks at the life of American super-secret operators.

Stars: Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Audrey Marie Anderson, Robert Patrick

Votes: 18,795

13. Person of Interest (2011–2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An ex-assassin and a wealthy programmer save lives via a surveillance AI that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes--including the civilians' roles--are left a mystery.

Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson

Votes: 153,161

14. Spartan (2004)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

The investigation into a kidnapping of the daughter of a high-ranking US government official.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Val Kilmer, Derek Luke, William H. Macy, Tia Texada

Votes: 28,315 | Gross: $4.43M

15. Jack Reacher

Action | Announced

TV series based on Lee Child's 'Jack Reacher' novels.

16. Cobra (1993–1994)

60 min | Action, Adventure

When the traditional judicial system fails, there is an alternative: a special government agency that focuses on the victims.

Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Allison Hossack, James Tolkan, Keegan MacIntosh

Votes: 424

17. Viper (1994–1999)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

In the near future, an organized crime group known as the "Outfit" has become a major force in America. Engineer Julian Wilkes develops a high-tech crime-fighting vehicle called the Viper, ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Nipote, Heather Medway, Jeff Kaake, J. Downing

Votes: 1,358

18. Quarry (2016– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Quarry, a disillusioned Vietnam War vet, returns home to Memphis in 1972 only to find rejection and scrutiny at every step. A mysterious man known only as The Broker gives him an offer he can't refuse - to work for him as a hitman.

Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Jodi Balfour, Damon Herriman, Edoardo Ballerini

Votes: 10,082

19. Bounty Hunters (1996 Video)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Jersey Bellini is a bounty hunter who forms an uneasy partnership with a rival to capture a fugitive. But the hunters soon discover that the crook is also the man the mob most wants dead! ... See full summary »

Director: George Erschbamer | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Lisa Howard, Benjamin Ratner, Erin Fitzgerald

Votes: 383

20. Hardball (1997 Video)

R | 97 min | Action, Drama

Incompatible fugitive recovery agents, the flighty Jersey Bellini (Michael Dudikoff) and his more serious-minded female partner, B.B. (Lisa Howard), have, for the last time, ticked off ... See full summary »

Director: George Erschbamer | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Lisa Howard, Tony Curtis, Steve Bacic

Votes: 309

21. All the Devil's Men (2018)

R | 99 min | Action

27 Metascore

A battle-scarred War on Terror bounty hunter is forced to go to London on a manhunt for a disavowed CIA operative, which leads him into a deadly running battle with a former military comrade and his private army.

Director: Matthew Hope | Stars: Sylvia Hoeks, William Fichtner, Milo Gibson, Elliot Cowan

Votes: 1,293

22. The Handler (2003–2004)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

FBI agent Joe Renato trains and handles rookie agents who go undercover to solve crimes at all levels of Los Angeles' diverse society, interfacing with government and local law enforcement ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Pantoliano, Anna Belknap, Lola Glaudini, Tanya Wright

Votes: 145

23. The Fixer (2008–2009)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

Ex-special forces operative and convicted murderer John Mercer is awarded an early release from prison on the condition that he becomes an assassin for the government.

Stars: Andrew Buchan, Jody Latham, Tamzin Outhwaite, Peter Mullan

Votes: 916

24. The Courier (2012)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A specialist carrier is hired to deliver a mysterious case to the underworld's most dangerous hitman.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Josie Ho, Til Schweiger, Miguel Ferrer

Votes: 4,297

25. The Highwayman (1987– )

60 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Series starring a big high-tech 18-wheeler. The driver, the title's 'Highwayman' was one of a team of federal marshals empowered to right wrongs "where ordinary laws do not reach" - and to ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam J. Jones, Mark 'Jacko' Jackson, Tim Russ, Jane Badler

Votes: 327

26. Zero Tolerance (1999)

108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Johan is a two-fisted Gothenburg cop who finds himself in a shoot-out with jewel robbers. After the smoke has cleared, one robber, shot by his accomplice, and an innocent bystander, are ... See full summary »

Director: Anders Nilsson | Stars: Jakob Eklund, Peter Andersson, Marie Richardson, Hanna Alsterlund

Votes: 3,258

Ongoing series.

27. Graceland (2013–2015)

42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A rookie FBI agent is sent to a house for undercover agents in Southern California, where he is trained by a former legend FBI agent.

Stars: Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Ferlito, Manny Montana

Votes: 15,255

28. Legends (2014–2015)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Follows a deep-cover operative named Martin Odum, who has an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job. But his own identity comes into question when a ... See full summary »

Stars: Sean Bean, Morris Chestnut, Ali Larter, Tina Majorino

Votes: 12,283

29. In Plain Sight (2008–2012)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

U.S. Marshall Mary Shannon must hunt down witnesses for federal cases in the witness protection program while also managing rather dysfunctional family and her own personal life.

Stars: Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, Paul Ben-Victor, Nichole Hiltz

Votes: 9,530

30. Players (1997–1998)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Three scam-artist convicts satisfy their parole requirements by helping out the FBI.

Stars: Ice-T, Costas Mandylor, Frank John Hughes, Gary Fredo

Votes: 201

31. Taken (2017–2018)

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

As former CIA agent Bryan Mills deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world, he fights to overcome the incident and exact revenge.

Stars: Clive Standen, Jennifer Beals, Adam Goldberg, Jessica Camacho

Votes: 8,122

32. Expert Weapon (1993)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure

While on death row for killing a policeman, small-time criminal Adam (Ian Jacklin) is sprung from his cell and asked to join a covert government organization that will shape him into a ... See full summary »

Director: Steven L. Austin | Stars: Sam J. Jones, Ian Jacklin, Mel Novak, Joe Estevez

Votes: 49

33. Pointman (1995– )

Action

Connie Harper is living the good life as the owner of Spanish Pete's, a beach resort. Occasionally his services as bodyguard are called upon by people who have nowhere else to turn.

Stars: Jack Scalia, Ren Trella, Sandra Thigpen, Jaime Cardriche

Votes: 123

34. Best Seller (1987)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A hitman approachs a writer to help him create the next best seller on his career, but the violent world he was a part of has other plans.

Director: John Flynn | Stars: James Woods, Brian Dennehy, Victoria Tennant, Allison Balson

Votes: 4,229 | Gross: $4.28M

35. Crossing Lines (2013–2015)

43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A special crime unit investigates serialized crimes that cross over European borders, to hunt down criminals and bring them to justice.

Stars: Tom Wlaschiha, Donald Sutherland, Lara Rossi, William Fichtner

Votes: 11,492

36. Transporter: The Series (2012–2014)

TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime

Frank Martin is an ex special ops, who now spends his life as a transporter on the other side of the law. With three rules, he always completes his contracts. One way, or the other.

Stars: Chris Vance, François Berléand, Charly Hübner, Violante Placido

Votes: 6,721

37. C.B. Strike (2017– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

War veteran turned private detective Cormoran Strike solves brutal murders with the help of his trusted assistant Robin Ellacott.

Stars: Tom Burke, Holliday Grainger, Kerr Logan, Killian Scott

Votes: 6,643

38. White Collar (2009–2014)

TV-PG | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A white collar criminal agrees to help the FBI catch other white collar criminals using his expertise as an art and securities thief, counterfeiter, and conman.

Stars: Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson, Tiffani Thiessen

Votes: 110,438

39. Marked for Murder (1993 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Drama

Mace Moutron, The Sandman, is released from prison to take part in a project where convicts assist the police in their job. Mace isn't used to playing by the rules, and he's frustrated with... See full summary »

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Powers Boothe, Laura Johnson, Michael Ironside, Jay Acovone

Votes: 69

40. Sneaky Pete (2015– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

A con man on the run from a vicious gangster takes cover by assuming the identity of his prison cellmate, Pete, reuniting with his estranged family, that threatens to drag him into a world just as dangerous as the one he's escaping.

Stars: Giovanni Ribisi, Shane McRae, Libe Barer, Peter Gerety

Votes: 23,892

41. The Silencer (II) (1999)

R | 92 min | Action

A federal agent is assigned to get the inside scoop on a dangerous terrorist group. In order to blend into their ranks, he's forced to fake his own death and make friends with the group's deadly but charismatic leader.

Director: Robert Lee | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Brennan Elliott, Terence Kelly, Gabrielle Miller

Votes: 413

42. The Package (I) (2013)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A courier for a local crime lord must deliver a mysterious package while being chased by a horde of unusual gangsters.

Director: Jesse V. Johnson | Stars: Steve Austin, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Keenleyside, Mike Dopud

Votes: 3,639 | Gross: $0.00M

43. John Wick (2014)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

68 Metascore

An ex-hit-man comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that killed his dog and took everything from him.

Directors: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 455,951 | Gross: $43.04M

44. One in the Chamber (2012)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A seasoned assassin plays both sides in a Russian gang war and becomes the target of an unknown enemy.

Director: William Kaufman | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Dolph Lundgren, Claudia Bassols, Andrew Bicknell

Votes: 4,310

45. Blood of Redemption (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Quinn Forte had it all: power, money, a brother who idolized him, and a woman who loved him. He also had enemies. In the course of one night, he loses everything. Betrayed by someone in his... See full summary »

Directors: Giorgio Serafini, Shawn Sourgose | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Billy Zane, Gianni Capaldi, Vinnie Jones

Votes: 1,420

46. The Art of War (2000)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

30 Metascore

UN's secretary general uses covert operations to help diplomacy along. Shaw's called back 6 months after one such operation. He witnesses the murder of Chinese UN ambassador at UN, NYC, chases the assassin and ends up a suspect.

Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Anne Archer, Maury Chaykin, Marie Matiko

Votes: 27,474 | Gross: $30.21M

47. Crash (1995)

R | 96 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

When small-time criminal Casey and local detective Madeline get caught in a cross-fire between dirty F.B.I. agents and their drug cartel friends because of a very important computer disk ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Wilkinson | Stars: Michael Biehn, Matt Craven, Leilani Sarelle, Miguel Sandoval

Votes: 404

48. F/X (1986)

R | 109 min | Action, Thriller

71 Metascore

A movie special effects man is hired to fake a real-life mob killing for a witness protection plan, but finds his own life in danger.

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Diane Venora, Cliff De Young

Votes: 15,992 | Gross: $20.60M

49. Spy Game (2001)

R | 126 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

63 Metascore

Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 135,832 | Gross: $0.03M

50. The Pelican Brief (1993)

PG-13 | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery