The Man from Nowhere is on Fire
June 17, 2012 4:47 PM Subscribe
You have seen and loved The Man From Nowhere
and/or Man on Fire
and can recommend similar movies, especially foreign movies or those old enough to have been forgotten by most people.
posted by MoonOrb to media & arts (9 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I just finished The Man From Nowhere and loved it. It reminded me of Man on Fire and of Taken. I've seen this thread
from four years ago, and this has a lot of what I'm looking for. But I was hoping to find not all "You fucked with the wrong guy" films, but films in the mold of: hero dusts off his past as master criminal/trained killer/spy/etc. to relentlessly track down the people who have kidnapped his relative/friend/next door neighbor/etc. Transporter movies sort of fit this bill.
This slightly differentiates these films from "ordinary guy goes above and beyond" like that forgettable Johnny Depp film Nick of Time. or that horrid Russell Crowe movie where he busts his wife out of jail. And these films are also different from "right guy in the wrong place" movies like Die Hard, Under Siege, and Passenger 57. And they're not out and out revenge films like Edge of Darkness (blech), Leon, or Kill Bill.
All suggestions, however, are welcome.