Lone hero movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant lone hero movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense and entertaining films and TV shows about / with lone hero, chase, betrayal, violence, mentor, murder, revenge, dialogue, vengeance and shot in the chest plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Hong Kong and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as lone hero: Man on Fire (2004), The Transporter (2002), The Mask of Zorro (1998), The Accountant (2016), Escape Plan (2013), The Equalizer (2014), The Revenant (2015), Safe (2012), The Last Witch Hunter (2015), The Man from Nowhere (2010).

List of lone hero movies

 7.7
 311K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico, Switzerland
Duration: 146 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, lone hero, kidnapping, vigilante, justice, mercenary, vigilantism, daring rescue, friendship, bodyguard, cia, diary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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 6.8
 272K
The Transporter (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Former Special Forces officer, Frank Martin will deliver anything to anyone for the right price, and his no-questions-asked policy puts him in high demand. But when he realizes his latest cargo is alive, it sets in motion a dangerous chain of ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, car chase, one man army, chase, chases and races, tough guy, danger, transportation, delivery, ex military, fist fighting, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, saint tropez, riviera ...
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The Mask of Zorro (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, Germany, Mexico
Duration: 136 min.
Story: It has been twenty years since Don Diego de la Vega fought Spanish oppression in Alta California as the legendary romantic hero, Zorro. Having escaped from prison he transforms troubled bandit Alejandro into his successor, in order to foil the plans ...
Style: exciting, romantic, entertaining, tragicomedy, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: lone hero, adventure, secret identity, love and romance, good versus evil, daring rescue, heroic mission, fall in love, romance, righting the wronged, revenge, teachers and students ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1820s
Place: california, mexico, usa, egypt, las vegas
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 7.3
 237K
The Accountant (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.
Style: suspense, tense, surprise ending, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: lone hero, autism, accountant, organized crime, sniper, mathematics, survival, hitman, money laundering, criminal, informant, federal agent ...
Time: year 2010, year 1989, year 2006, 2000s
Place: germany, washington d.c., new hampshire, illinois, chicago illinois
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 6.7
 214K
Escape Plan (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, twist ending, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, lone hero, outsmarting, against the odds, prison escape, revenge, torture, resourceful, survival, convict, off the grid, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s, future
Place: usa, colorado, morocco
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 7.2
 307K
The Equalizer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ...
Style: rough, brutal, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, one man army, lone hero, gunfight, fighting crime, vigilantism, lone wolves, heroes, tough heroes, corruption, loner, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
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 8.0
 634K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, lone hero, violence, snow, native american, grizzly bear, native americans, revenge, old west, bear attack ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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 6.5
 97K
Safe (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a former elite agent rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl who's been abducted, they find themselves in the middle of a standoff between Triads, the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City politicians and police.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, mafia, gunfight, organized crime, chase, protector, on the run, tough heroes, revenge, kidnapping, fist fighting, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The modern world holds many secrets, but by far the most astounding is that witches still live among us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world and putting an end to the human race once and for all. Armies ...
Style: gothic, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: witch, supernatural, immortality, adventure, lone hero, dark hero, wizards and magicians, apocalypse, imaginary, dark fantasy, reluctant partners, fantasy world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: His only friend called him 'the man from nowhere'... Taesik, a former special agent becomes a loner after losing his wife in a miserable accident and lives a bitter life running a pawnshop. He only has a few customers and a friend named ...
Style: brutal, serious, emotional, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, martial arts, lone hero, kidnapping, protection, drug lord, fist fighting, gang, master warrior, missing child, drugs, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
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 6.3
 182K
Transporter 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Professional driver Frank Martin is living in Miami, where he is temporarily filling in for a friend as the chauffeur for a government narcotics control policymaker and his family. The young boy in the family is targeted for kidnapping, and Frank ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, lone hero, kidnapping, martial arts, chases and races, race against time, danger, war on drugs, chase, deadly virus, bomb, helicopter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, miami, france
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Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2018)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being defeated by Ip Man, Cheung Tin Chi is attempting to keep a low profile. While going about his business, he gets into a fight with a foreigner by the name of Davidson, who is a big boss behind the bar district. Tin Chi fights hard with ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: lone hero, martial arts, betrayal, crimes, idealism, money, fight scenes, danger, greed, chase, good versus evil, death ...
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 5.8
 3K
Darc (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: To bring down a global human trafficking ring, an Interpol agent recruits the help of a brutal criminal with inside knowledge of the yakuza.
Style: serious, intense, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, vengeance, justice, yakuza, human trafficking, interpol, tough heroes, fight scenes, brutality, violence, gangs, life philosophy ...
Place: asia
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 7.2
 316K
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, gunfight, christmas, terrorism, airport, save the day, one man army, danger, chase, airplane, fight scenes, master criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, los angeles
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 7.4
 298K
Equilibrium (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.
Style: futuristic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, rebellion, fighting the system, gunfight, utopia, resistance, totalitarianism, lone hero, society, betrayal, human nature, dictatorship ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: beijing china, china
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 7.7
 361K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, police corruption, rookie, police brutality, gunfight, african american, marijuana, mentor, one day, drug dealing, bad cop, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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John Wick: Chapter Two (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: John Wick is forced out of retirement by a former associate looking to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to aid him, Wick travels to Rome and does battle against some of the world’s most dangerous ...
Style: suspense, bloody, brutal, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, lone hero, warrior, organized crime, revenge, mafia, murder, survival, death threat, danger, one against many, manhunt ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy, manhattan new york city
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 6.8
 66K
The Iceman (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, hitman, arrest, organized crime, poisoning, mafia, notoriety, crime family, psychopath, hidden identity, merciless, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1979 ...
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city
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 7.2
 642K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, zombie, loneliness, post apocalypse, future dystopia, plague, experiment, danger, isolation, chaos, infected ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
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 6.4
 280K
Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, exciting, twists and turns, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, spy, double agent, espionage, female spy, strong female lead, cia, secret service, lone hero, chase, assassination, russian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, usa, new york, russia, united states ...
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 6.7
 33K
The Salvation (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Denmark, UK, South Africa, Sweden, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, lone hero, gang, violence, small town, murder, revenge, tough heroes, old west, criminal's revenge, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, australia, mexico
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 7.2
 162K
Desperado (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, revenge, dark hero, dangerous attraction, lone hero, drug lord, loss of loved one, musician, brutality, tragic hero, crime, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.9
 275K
The Book of Eli (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
Style: futuristic, rough, tense, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, warrior, post apocalyptic, chaos, brutality, lone wolves, post apocalypse, future dystopia, danger, tough heroes, christianity ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, cross country, san francisco
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Angel Has Fallen (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret service, fbi, false accusation, terrorist, lone hero, agent, manhunt, assassination plot, attempted murder, white house, father son relationship, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, north carolina, virginia
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 6.0
 27K
Above the Law (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, martial arts, corruption, undercover, cia, drug dealing, crimes, vengeance, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, usa, japan, asia, chicago illinois ...
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 5.8
 90K
Skyscraper (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Framed and on the run, a former FBI agent must save his family from a blazing fire in the world's tallest building.
Style: tense, suspense, emotional, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: skyscraper, protective parent, lone hero, fire, family in danger, father, daring rescue, penthouse, heroes, heroism, panic, happy ending ...
Time: 2010s
Place: hong kong, china, minnesota
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 7.4
 474K
John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, vigilante, dark hero, gangsters, criminal's revenge, professional killer, righteous rage, gunfight, lone hero, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Ireland, Switzerland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, treasure, secret, false accusation, adventure, prison, vengeance, confined, treason, mentor, convict, frame up ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: france, marseille, europe, paris france
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 6.5
 112K
Contraband (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gunfight, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, smuggling, robbery, crime, lone hero, danger, betrayal, ex convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
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The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters, escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. Now, waging incredible battles on fantastic and deadly worlds, this lone, ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, futuristic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, space and aliens, adventure, bounty hunter, on the run, lone hero, survival, outer space, heroic mission, danger, rivalry, distant planet ...
Time: future, near future
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