Atlee’s Bollywood debut Jawan stars a star-studded cast, including Shah Rukh Khan, Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara, and Deepika Padukone. The movie dives into a father-son relationship, wherein the father struggles with the wrongdoings of society and his own murky history, while his son is pitted against a formidable foe. Additionally, the action thriller film has several sub-plots and a non-linear timeline.

If you thoroughly enjoyed watching Jawan and are looking for similar movies to watch, we’ve got a list of recommendations for you.

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7 Must-Watch Movies Like Jawan

7. Watchmen (2009)

Drawn from the renowned DC comic books created by Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore, who declined to have his name appear, Watchmen plunges the viewer into a parallel version of 1985 amidst the chilling atmosphere of the Cold War. This captivating tale revolves around a group of retired superheroes brought together to investigate the assassination of one of their own. As the investigation progresses, they uncover a giant, world-transforming conspiracy and join forces to save the world from it.

The plot of Watchmen is heavily influenced by anti-establishmentarianism. Despite varying tones, both Jawan and Watchmen allow viewers to be completely engrossed in the film, something that is unique to these titles.

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6. San Andreas (2015)

The central focus of Brad Peyton’s San Andreas, starring Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, and Alexandra Daddario, is the struggle of a parent to protect his child in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. Raymond Gaines (Johnson) and his wife Emma (Gugino) must rescue their daughter Blake (Daddario) from the wreckage of a 9.0 magnitude earthquake that has destroyed San Andreas, California. The movie Jawan also follows a similar concept which also follows a parent’s attempt to save a loved one.

5. Cold Pursuit (2019)

Hans Petter Moland’s Cold Pursuit follows the tale of Nels Coxman (Liam Neeson), a snowplow driver whose son, Kyle (Micheál Richardson), has supposedly died from a heroin overdose. Nels, however, is unconvinced and begins to investigate, soon discovering that Trevor Calcote, also known as Viking (Tom Bateman), is responsible for his son’s demise.

Driven by vengeance, Nels utilizes his hunting knowledge to take out anyone stopping him from getting to Viking, sparking a turf war as Viking thinks a rival gang is responsible for the deaths. The way in which Nels gets revenge is also a theme explored in Jawan.

Cold Pursuit

4. X-Men: First Class (2011)

Due to one particular scene, this film has been included on the list. Michael Fassbender portrayed a younger Magneto to perfection, and the image of him walking into an Argentine bar, having a tall glass of beer, then dispatching a group of Nazis with ease is definitely one of the coolest moments seen in modern-day blockbuster movies.

X-Men: First Class has secured its place on this list solely based on the scene itself. The rest of the film is packed with incredible fight sequences, a wild twist, a classic battle of good and evil in which the moral choices of the characters are essential, and of course, Vaughn’s dry humor, which makes the movie an extremely captivating watch, comparable to Jawan.

3. Commando (1985)

Mark L. Lester’s Commando is an action-filled movie that follows the exploits of retired military veteran John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and his daughter Jenny (Alyssa Milano), who are taken hostage by a gang led by Bennet (Vernon Wells). Matrix must comply with Bennet’s demand to murder the South American dictator Arius (Dan Hedaya) or else his daughter will be killed.

The story focuses on Matrix’s mission to save Jenny from her captors. Commando is a precursor to Jawan in the sense that it displays a father putting his life on the line to protect his child from harm, with a similar level of thrilling action.


2. Contraband (2012)

Baltasar Kormakur’s Contraband follows the story of Chris Faraday (Mark Wahlberg), a man who is forced to return to his former life of smuggling in order to protect his brother-in-law, Andy (Caleb Landry Jones), from drug kingpin Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi). Briggs is demanding reparation for the cocaine that Andy has misplaced, and Chris is willing to go to any lengths necessary to ensure the safety of both his family, including his wife Kate (Kate Beckinsale) and Andy.

While the movie does not follow the father-son trope like Jawan, it offers the same intense action sequences and the familial bond.

1. Fight Club (1999)

Making a powerful statement against capitalism, Fight Club is an absolute must-watch. With the masterful direction of Fincher, and stars like Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, you have yourself a movie that will keep you on your toes till the end. Both Jawan and Fight Club make huge statements about anti-establishment and politics which is a must-see for all.

Fight Club