Movies like Walking Tall 2004

A former U.S. soldier returns to his hometown to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which prompts him to clean house.

If you already watched and love Walking Tall, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to Walking Tall.

1 Bad Boys 1995

Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the assistance of the sole witness to a murder, they have to pretend to be each other.

Genres:

Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Michael Bay

Writers:

George Gallo (story), Michael Barrie (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

2 Blue Streak 1999

Miles Logan is a jewel thief who just hit the big time by stealing a huge diamond. However, after two years in jail, he comes to find out that he hid the diamond in a police building that was being built at the time of the robbery. In an attempt to regain his diamond, he poses as an LAPD detective

Genres:

Action, Comedy, Crime

Director:

Les Mayfield

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6.3

3 Wild Hogs 2007

Restless and ready for adventure, four suburban bikers leave the safety of their subdivision and head out on the open road. But complications ensue when they cross paths with an intimidating band of New Mexico bikers known as the Del Fuegos.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Comedy

Director:

Walt Becker

Writer:

Brad Copeland

Country:

United States of America
5.8

4 Gridiron Gang 2006

Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.

Genres:

Action, Drama

Director:

Phil Joanou

Writers:

Jeff Maguire, Jac Flanders (film "Gridiron Gang")

Country:

United States of America
6.9

5 The Kingdom 2007

A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.

Genres:

Thriller, Action, Drama

Director:

Peter Berg

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7

6 Man On Fire 2004

Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save her life.

Genres:

Action, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Tony Scott

Writers:

A.J. Quinnell (novel), Brian Helgeland (screenplay)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.7

7 Four Brothers 2005

Four adopted brothers return to their Detroit hometown when their mother is murdered and vow to exact revenge on the killers.

Genres:

Action, Crime

Director:

John Singleton

Country:

United States of America
6.8

8 The Guardian 2006

A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's 'A' School, where legendary rescue swimmer, Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Andrew Davis

Country:

United States of America
6.9

9 Sahara 2005

Scouring the ocean depths for treasure-laden shipwrecks is business as usual for a thrill-seeking underwater adventurer and his wisecracking buddy. But when these two cross paths with a beautiful doctor, they find themselves on the ultimate treasure hunt.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Director:

Breck Eisner

Writers:

Clive Cussler (novel), Thomas Dean Donnelly (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, United States of America
6

10 The Rock 1996

FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 million in war reparations to be paid to the families of slain servicemen who died on covert operations. After their SEAL team is wiped out, Stanley and John deal with the soldiers on their own.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Thriller

Director:

Michael Bay

Writers:

David Weisberg (story), Douglas Cook (story) (as Douglas S. Cook) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.4

11 Be Cool 2005

Disenchanted with the movie industry, Chili Palmer tries the music industry, meeting and romancing a widow of a music executive along the way.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime

Director:

F. Gary Gray

Writers:

Elmore Leonard (novel), Peter Steinfeld (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
5.6

12 16 Blocks 2006

An aging cop is assigned the ordinary task of escorting a fast-talking witness from police custody to a courthouse, but they find themselves running the gauntlet as other forces try to prevent them from getting there.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Richard Donner

Writer:

Richard Wenk

Countries:

United States of America, Germany
6.6

13 Assault On Precinct 13 2005

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

Genre:

Thriller

Writers:

John Carpenter (earlier film), James DeMonaco (screenplay)

Countries:

United States of America, France
6.3

14 The Replacements 2000

Maverick old-guard coach Jimmy McGinty is hired in the wake of a players' strike to help the Washington Sentinels advance to the playoffs. But that impossible dream hinges on whether his replacements can hunker down and do the job. So, McGinty dusts off his secret dossier of ex-players who never got a chance (or screwed up the one they were given) and knits together a bad-dream team of guys who just may give the Sentinels their title shot.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Howard Deutch

Writer:

Vince McKewin

Country:

United States of America
6.6

15 The Rundown 2003

When Travis, the mouthy son of a criminal, disappears in the Amazon in search of a treasured artifact, his father sends in Beck, who becomes Travis's rival for the affections of Mariana, a mysterious Brazilian woman. With his steely disposition, Beck is a man of few words -- but it takes him all the discipline he can muster to work with Travis to nab a tyrant who's after the same treasure.

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Comedy, Thriller

Director:

Peter Berg

Writers:

R.J. Stewart (story), R.J. Stewart (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

16 Bad Boys II 2003

Out-of-control, trash-talking buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey of the Miami Narcotics Task Force reunite, and bullets fly, cars crash and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of Cuba. But the real fireworks result when Marcus discovers that playboy Mike is secretly romancing Marcus’ sexy sister.

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Michael Bay

Writers:

George Gallo (characters), Marianne Wibberley (story) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.6

17 Gone In 60 Seconds 2000

Upon learning that he has to come out of retirement to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother Kip's life, former car thief Randall "Memphis" Raines enlists help from a few "boost happy" pals to accomplish a seemingly impossible feat. From countless car chases to relentless cops, the high-octane excitement builds as Randall swerves around more than a few roadblocks to keep Kip alive.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Dominic Sena

Writers:

H.B. Halicki, Scott Rosenberg (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.5

18 S.W.A.T. 2003

Hondo Harrelson recruits Jim Street to join an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department. Together they seek out more members, including tough Deke Kay and single mom Chris Sanchez. The team's first big assignment is to escort crime boss Alex Montel to prison. It seems routine, but when Montel offers a huge reward to anyone who can break him free, criminals of various stripes step up for the prize.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Clark Johnson

Writers:

Robert Hamner (characters), Ron Mita (story) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6

19 Shooter 2007

A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why??

Genres:

Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Antoine Fuqua

Writers:

Jonathan Lemkin (screenplay), Stephen Hunter (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.2

20 Faster 2010

After 10 years in prison, Driver is now a free man with a single focus - hunting down the people responsible for brutally murdering his brother.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Action, Thriller

Director:

George Tillman Jr.

Country:

United States of America
6.4

21 Into The Blue 2005

When they take some friends on an extreme sport adventure, the last thing Jared and Sam expect to see below the shark-infested waters is a legendary pirate ship rumored to contain millions of dollars in gold. But their good fortune is short-lived, as a ruthless gang of criminals gets word of what they have uncovered.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Adventure, Crime

Director:

John Stockwell

Writer:

Matt Johnson

Country:

United States of America
5.8

22 A Man Apart 2003

When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when all Vetter can focus on is revenge.

Genres:

Action, Drama

Director:

F. Gary Gray

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6.1

23 Max Payne 2008

A DEA agent whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy, and an assassin out to avenge her sister's death, join forces to solve a series of murders in New York City.

Genres:

Action, Drama, Crime, Thriller

Director:

John Moore

Writers:

Beau Thorne (screenplay), Sam Lake (video game by Remedy Entertainment and 3-D Realms Entertainment)

Countries:

United States of America, Canada
5.4

24 Street Kings 2008

Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a part of his entire career, ultimately leading him to question the loyalties of everyone around him.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

David Ayer

Writers:

James Ellroy (screenplay), Kurt Wimmer (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.8