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Poll: Favorite Film Vigilante

A vigilante is a member of a self-appointed group of citizens who undertake law enforcement in their community without legal authority, typically because the legal agencies are thought to be inadequate. Who is your favorite film vigilante? Keep in mind, I chose not to add anyone with super powers to my list because there are tons. Choose wisely my friends.

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    Christian Bale and Cillian Murphy in Batman Begins (2005)

    Batman: The millionaire vigilante detective who will at times work with police, but takes the law into his own hands for the most part.
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    Uma Thurman in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

    The Bride: Kill Bill-Well...she certainly doesn't call the police when she gets out of that coma.
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    Jodie Foster in The Brave One (2007)

    Erica Bain: The Brave One-This ex-radio host is out for her own form of justice after recovering from a brutal attack.
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    Jackie Earle Haley in Watchmen (2009)

    Rorschach: Watchmen-With no visible superpowers other than a strong will, Rorschach fights crime in his own mentally unstable way.
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    Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver (1976)

    Travis Bickle: Taxi Driver-A psychologically fragile Vietnam veteran.
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    Paddy Considine in Dead Man's Shoes (2004)

    Richard: Dead Man's Shoes-A soldier who takes revenge on criminals for torturing his mentally-challenged brother.
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    Michael Douglas in Falling Down (1993)

    William 'D-Fens' Foster: Falling Down-Frustrated with the city and society as a whole Foster takes on gang members and other criminals, while also becoming a criminal himself.
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    Charles Bronson in The Mechanic (1972)

    Paul Kersey: Death Wish(es)-Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey takes the law into his own hands after his wife's death. He cleans up the streets in multiple cities and becomes more bada** each movie.
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    Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Ahney Her, Brooke Chia Thao, and Chee Thao in Gran Torino (2008)

    Walt Kowalski: Gran Torino-Older than dirt, tougher than rocks, a little bit racist, but not a bad guy.
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    Man on Fire (2004)

    John W. Creasy: Man on Fire-This ex-assassin takes no prisoners as he shoots his way through Mexico City searching for the little girl he couldn't protect.
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    Russell Crowe in Robin Hood (2010)

    Robin Hood: The fictional bow and arrow welding steal from the rich give to the poor guy. Remember him?
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    Mel Gibson in Mad Max (1979)

    Max Rockatansky: Mad Max-This former police officer goes vigilante to kill a biker gang that pretty much ruined his life.
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    Michael Caine in Harry Brown (2009)

    Harry Brown: Harry Brown-This ex serviceman takes revenge for the murder of his friend, and although his is a bit seasoned he does a pretty damn good job.
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    David Della Rocco in The Boondock Saints (1999)

    Rocko: The Boondock Saints-He isn't very smart but his heart is in the right place.
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    Billy Connolly in The Boondock Saints (1999)

    Il Duce: The Boondock Saints-The original Mafia member killer. No women, no kids.
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    Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus in The Boondock Saints (1999)

    Connor and Murphy Macmanus: The Boondock Saints-I am grouping these two together because they work as a team. These Irish vigilantes took out an entire branch of the Italian Mafia.
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    Terence Stamp in The Limey (1999)

    Wilson: The Limey-The Englishman who goes to Los Angeles to find the person responsible for his daughter's death.
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    The Punisher (2004)

    Frank Castle: The Punisher-This ex-military, current vigilante uses extreme measures to "punish" the people he deems guilty of wrongdoings.
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    Antonio Banderas in Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

    El Mirachi: Desperado-Former mirachi seeking revenge against the men who killed the woman he loved and shot him in the hand severely disabling his righteous guitar skills.
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    Bad Ass (2012)

    Frank Vega: Bad Ass-This senior citizen cleans up the streets as a vigilante before he becomes an honorary police officer.
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    Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Kick-Ass (2010)

    Kick-Ass: Kick-Ass-Dave Lizewski puts on a scuba outfit and kicks some butt.
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    Rutger Hauer in Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

    Hobo: Hobo with a Shotgun-He quite literally is a hobo with a shotgun...
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    Mark Strong and Chloë Grace Moretz in Kick-Ass (2010)

    Hit Girl: Kick-Ass-Mindy Macready is well...Macready for anything. As Hit Girl she has been getting shot at since she was in grade school.
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    Nicolas Cage in Kick-Ass (2010)

    Big Daddy: Kick-Ass-Damon Macready, former police officer who trained his vigilante daughter and lent a hand to Kick-Ass.
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    Liam Neeson in Taken (2008)

    Bryan Mills: Taken-This ex-military man tears up half of Europe looking for his kidnapped daughter.
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    "Billy Jack" Tom Laughlin 1971 Warner Brothers

    Billy Jack: The Born Losers-Billy Jack is a half breed Navajo Indian and Vietnam War veteran. He defends a California town against a gang of bikers.
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    Kevin Bacon in Death Sentence (2007)

    Nick Hume: Death Sentence-A mild-mannered executive who transforms into a killer to protect his family.
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    Rainn Wilson in Super (2010)

    The Crimson Bolt: Super-A missing wife and a few comic books can turn a diner cook into one heck of a vigilante.
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    Jamie Foxx in Django Unchained (2012)

    Django: Django Unchained-A freed slave who sets out to get his wife back, with force if necessary.
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    Woody Harrelson in Defendor (2009)

    Defendor: Defendor-Although he is a little slow on the uptake, he still manages to kick some serious butt.
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    Emilio Estevez in Young Guns (1988)

    Billy the Kid: Young Guns-Although he was deputized briefly, he handed in his badge and did most of his revenge killing as a normal guy.
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    Seth Rogen in The Green Hornet (2011)

    The Green Hornet: The Green Hornet-He has money like Batman, but his sidekick isn't wearing red tights.
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    Caleb Steinmeyer in Boy Wonder

    Sean Donovan: Boy Wonder-A shy teen who roams the city streets helping people and handing out harsh punishment to criminals.
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    Seth Rogen and Jay Chou in The Green Hornet (2011)

    Kato: The Green Hornet-The sidekick that does more than the hero.
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    Shaft (1971)

    John Shaft: Shaft-A bad mofo, ya dig?