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 serious, exciting, entertaining, suspenseful, stylized and intense films and TV shows about / with lone hero, dialogue, mentor, chase, catastrophe, fight scenes, vengeance, murder, storytelling and runaway plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as lone hero: The Transporter (2002), Man on Fire (2004), The Equalizer (2014), Die Hard 2 (1990), Transporter 2 (2005), The Last Witch Hunter (2015), Salt (2010), Escape Plan (2013), Crank (2006), Safe (2012).
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Action, Sci-Fi
USA, France
137 min.
 8.5
The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller
USA
132 min.
 7.2
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Skyscraper (2018)
Action, Adventure, Thriller
USA
102 min.
 5.9
Unforgiven (2018)
Drama
Russia
106 min.
 6.5

List of lone hero movies

 6.8
 262K
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: car chase, chases and races, danger, chase, delivery, one man army, lone hero, tough heroes, daring rescue, smuggling, escapades, fist fighting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, marseille provence, saint tropez ...
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 7.7
 297K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, psychological, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, daring rescue, vigilantism, friendship, danger, lone hero, mercenary, bodyguard, diary, cia, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.2
 279K
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: serious, suspense, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, fighting crime, lone wolves, vigilante, righting the wronged, corruption, tough heroes, lone hero, vigilantism, heroes, organized crime, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
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 7.1
 302K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, christmas, airport, save the day, chase, lone hero, gunfight, airplane, danger, master criminal, fight scenes, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, los angeles
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 6.3
 174K
Transporter 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
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, realistic, exciting, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, kidnapping, martial arts, lone hero, race against time, war on drugs, chases and races, danger, deadly virus, bodyguard, virus, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, france
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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: exciting, gothic, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: witch, supernatural, adventure, immortality, wizards and magicians, plague, reluctant partners, imaginary, lone hero, danger, magic, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 6.4
 270K
Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, twists and turns, exciting, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, cia, spy, espionage, chase, assassination, revenge, secret service, russian spy, female protagonist, lone hero, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, new york, usa, russia, washington d.c. ...
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 6.7
 204K
Escape Plan (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, 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, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, against the odds, lone hero, survival, prison life, outsmarting, resourceful, convict, conspiracy, betrayal, escape plan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, morocco, colorado
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 7.0
 216K
Crank (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, exciting, humorous, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, tough heroes, vengeance, assassin, car chase, lone hero, one man army, gory, race against time, gangsters, crime, fist fighting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.5
 93K
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, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, mafia, protector, gunfight, on the run, kidnapping, lone wolves, car chase, chase, mentor, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 5.9
 63K
Skyscraper (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: 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: suspense, tense, captivating, emotional, exciting ...
Plot: fire, skyscraper, protective parent, heroes, daring rescue, family in danger, lone hero, heroism, father, happy ending, fire fight, penthouse ...
Time: 2010s
Place: hong kong, china, minnesota
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 5.8
 45K
The Cobbler (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Max Simkin repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, entertaining, uplifting, surreal ...
Plot: lone hero, switching roles, supernatural ability, disorder, workplace, down on your luck, family business, justice, lifestyle change, shoemaker, mother son relationship, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, androids and robots, killer robot, manhunt, chase, save the world, terminator, future dystopia, lone hero, violence, time travel, imaginary ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2020s ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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, sexy, tragicomedy ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, love and romance, secret identity, daring rescue, heroic mission, fall in love, revenge, good versus evil, romance, righting the wronged, superhero, teachers and students ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1840s
Place: california, mexico, usa, egypt, las vegas
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 5.9
 86K
Jobs (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: rise to the top, prodigy, computers and web, inventions and discoveries, workplace situations, entrepreneur, blind ambition, business, apple computer, programmer, ambition, perfectionist ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
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 8.0
 7K
The Fool (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. An honest man, he is up against an entire system of corrupted bureaucrats. At stake are the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dorm that is at risk of collapsing within the span of the night.
Style: bleak, serious, atmospheric, dark, suspense ...
Plot: fighting the system, injustice, rebellion, small town, moral dilemma, corruption, violence, courage, catastrophe, lone hero, evacuation, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: serious, emotional, brutal, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, gang, daring rescue, missing child, fist fighting, crimes, rivalry, master warrior, martial arts, heroes, lone wolves ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: English aristocrat Lara Croft is skilled in hand-to-hand combat and in the middle of a battle with a secret society. The shapely archaeologist moonlights as a tomb raider to recover lost antiquities and meets her match in the evil Powell, who's ...
Style: exciting, stylized, entertaining, sexy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, artifact, treasure, heroic mission, chase, adventure, good versus evil, time travel, solar eclipse, killer robot, tomb, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iceland, siberia, cambodia
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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: President Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.
Style: gothic, exciting, stylized, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, good versus evil, slavery, supernatural, secret identity, head of state, immortality, imaginary, vampire hunter, hunt down, blood, revenge ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, indiana
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 7.5
 288K
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: serious, futuristic, atmospheric, psychological, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, fighting the system, rebellion, utopia, society, resistance, totalitarianism, betrayal, gunfight, human nature, battles, struggle ...
Time: future
Place: beijing china, china
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The Scorpion King (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In ancient Egypt, peasant Mathayus is hired to exact revenge on the powerful Memnon and the sorceress Cassandra, who are ready to overtake Balthazar's village. Amid betrayals, thieves, abductions and more, Mathayus strives to bring justice to ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, tense, humorous, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: master warrior, adventure, desert, heroic mission, good versus evil, uninhibited rivalry, danger, destiny, leadership, woman in danger, sword fight, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, africa, middle east
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A Man Called Ove (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Despite grumpy 59 year-old Ove being deposed as president of his condominium association, but he keeps looking over the neighbourhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family move into the terraced house opposite Ove and she ...
Style: touching, compassionate, ironic, emotional, scenic ...
Plot: neighbor neighbor relationship, husband wife relationship, cancer, unlikely friendships, mentor, life & death, loneliness, lone hero, life philosophy, love, aging, suicide thoughts ...
Place: sweden, spain
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 588K
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, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, violence, revenge, betrayal, vengeance, native american, manhunt, native americans, old west, greed, snow ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 444
Unforgiven (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true and tragic events in the life of Vitaly Kaloyev, an architect and family man. In 2002, his wife and children die in a mid-air collision along with 70 other people, mostly children. Vitaly is one of the first people to discover the ...
Style: based on true events, emotional, ambiguous ending, psychological, bleak
Plot: tragedy, lone hero, revenge, airplane accident, grief, justice, tragic event, moral ambiguity, death of child, depression, death of wife, catastrophe ...
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 102K
The Shallows (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An injured surfer stranded on a buoy needs to get back to shore, but the great white shark stalking her might have other ideas.
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: survival, trapped, island, ocean, shark, death, surfing, shark attack, strong female character, stranded, young woman, eaten alive ...
Place: mexico, texas, tijuana mexico, australia
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 6.6
 14K
Shaft (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, police, gangsters, rescue, crimes, vigilante, urban, violence, organized crime, gunfight, hitman, anti-hero ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.8
 101K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a ...
Style: tense, serious, twists and turns, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, dirty cop, police investigation, tough law enforcer, twists & turns, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 4.5
 10K
Wild Orchid (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman lawyer becomes mesmerized by a self-made millionaire during an encounter in Rio setting off a series of erotic encounters.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual relations, love and romance, sexual awakening, manipulations, dangerous attraction, erotica, forbidden love, love affair, love triangle, destructive relationship, femme fatale, sexual tension ...
Time: 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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 5.9
 110K
Stuart Little (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The adventures of a heroic and debonair stalwart mouse named Stuart Little with human qualities, who faces some comic misadventures while searching for his lost bird friend and living with a human family as their child.
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, light, clever ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adoption, mouse, cat, kids and family, friendship, adventure, mischievous children, kidnapping, orphan, opposites attract, anthropomorphic mouse, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 6.0
 199K
The Tourist (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Italy, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: American tourist Frank (Johnny Depp) meets mysterious British woman Elsie (Angelina Jolie) on the train to Venice. Romance seems to bud, but there's more to her than meets the eye. Remake of the 2005 French film "Anthony Zimmer", ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, exciting, twist ending, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: master criminal, undercover agent, mysterious character, manipulations, misled, off the grid, outsmarting, espionage, female spy, foot chase, russian mafia, female agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, venice, scotland yard, paris france ...
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