Vigilante film

The vigilante film is a film genre in which the protagonist or protagonists engage in vigilante behavior, taking the law into their own hands. Vigilante films are usually revenge thriller films in which the legal system fails protagonists, leading them to become vigilantes. In United States cinema, vigilante films gained prominence in the 1970s wi...
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Vigilante Film

Taking the law into one's own hands has been a popular theme in the arts for centuries. Film versions of these efforts include operating within the constructs of the law as well as outside of them. An individual, or group, feels the need to exact vengeance or cure the ails of society by seeking revenge, justice or punishment in whatever way one fin...
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