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, suspense, suspenseful, realistic and entertaining films and TV shows about / with lone hero, chase, violence, dialogue, mentor, murder, catastrophe, vengeance, runaway and redemption plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as lone hero: Man on Fire (2004), The Equalizer (2014), Safe (2012), Escape Plan (2013), The Transporter (2002), Skyscraper (2018), Transporter 2 (2005), Training Day (2001), The Mask of Zorro (1998), The Accountant (2016).

List of lone hero movies

 7.7
 305K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico
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, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, lone hero, vengeance, daring rescue, friendship, mercenary, vigilantism, diary, cia, danger, warrior, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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 7.2
 297K
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, exciting, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, lone hero, fighting crime, vigilantism, lone wolves, vigilante, heroes, gunfight, corruption, tough heroes, righting the wronged, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, moscow russia, russia
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 6.5
 95K
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, organized crime, chase, mafia, protector, gunfight, on the run, kidnapping, fist fighting, gangsters, car chase, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 6.7
 209K
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, lone hero, prison escape, against the odds, torture, resourceful, outsmarting, survival, convict, tough heroes, off the grid, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s, future
Place: usa, morocco, colorado
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 6.8
 267K
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, one man army, chases and races, lone hero, chase, danger, smuggling, delivery, tough heroes, fist fighting, escapades, ex military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, riviera, saint tropez ...
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 5.8
 83K
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, lone hero, protective parent, fire, family in danger, father, daring rescue, penthouse, heroes, panic, heroism, happy ending ...
Time: 2010s
Place: hong kong, china, minnesota
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 6.3
 178K
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, car chase, lone hero, martial arts, chases and races, danger, race against time, war on drugs, chase, virus, deadly virus, antidote ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, miami, florida, france
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 7.7
 353K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
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, african american, mentor, one day, drug dealing, bad cop, corruption, gunfight, frame up ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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, secret identity, love and romance, lone hero, good versus evil, heroic mission, daring rescue, revenge, fall in love, romance, righting the wronged, superhero ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1840s
Place: california, mexico, usa, egypt, las vegas
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 7.3
 234K
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, surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: accountant, autism, organized crime, lone hero, criminal, survival, investigation, mathematics, hitman, money laundering, tragic past, informant ...
Time: 2000s, year 1989, year 2010, year 2006
Place: chicago illinois, new hampshire, illinois, washington d.c., germany
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, androids and robots, killer robot, time travel, lone hero, save the world, manhunt, terminator, chase, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, fictional war ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, year 1991 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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: serious, emotional, brutal, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, martial arts, kidnapping, gang, lone hero, drug lord, missing child, daring rescue, fist fighting, master warrior, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
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 8.0
 624K
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, violence, lone hero, revenge, snow, old west, betrayal, native american, manhunt, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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 7.1
 310K
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: christmas, terrorism, airport, lone hero, gunfight, save the day, danger, chase, airplane, one man army, master criminal, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, los angeles
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 6.7
 8K
Taken (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 41 min.
Story: The origin story of younger, hungrier, former Green Beret Bryan Mills as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world. As he fights to overcome the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative, a job ...
Style: suspense, harsh, exciting, brutal
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, cia agent, daring rescue, crimes, father daughter relationship, human trafficking, heroes, father, protective parent, divorced parents, organized crime ...
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The Night Comes for Us (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After sparing a girl's life during a massacre, an elite Triad assassin is targeted by an onslaught of murderous gangsters.
Style: tense, exciting, brutal, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, knife fight, one man army, peril, triad, martial arts, hitman, hand to hand combat, fight scenes, master warrior, fist fighting, dark hero ...
Place: indonesia
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 6.4
 275K
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, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, spy, female protagonist, cia, espionage, secret service, chase, assassination, russian, on the run, revenge, agent as target ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, new york, usa, russia, united states ...
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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: supernatural, witch, adventure, wizards and magicians, immortality, dark hero, imaginary, reluctant partners, fantasy world, good versus evil, plague, lone hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 6.5
 111K
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, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, smuggling, gunfight, crime, lone hero, danger, betrayal, robbery, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
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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, exciting, tense, intense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, human trafficking, yakuza, interpol, tough heroes, vengeance, justice, anti hero, fight scenes, brutality, life philosophy, gangs ...
Place: asia
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 7.5
 204K
Sully (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On 15 January 2009, the world witnessed the 'Miracle on the Hudson' when Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as ...
Style: factual, realistic, suspense, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: investigation, aviation, pilot, airplane accident, rescue, airplane, lone hero, crash landing, co pilot, courage, plane crash, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 2009, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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 6.0
 26K
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, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, undercover, cia, drug dealing, lone hero, crimes, vengeance, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, japan, chicago illinois ...
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 7.4
 12K
The 12th Man (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After a failed anti-Nazi sabotage mission leaves his 11 comrades dead, Norwegian resistance fighter Jan Baalsrud finds himself fleeing from the Gestapo through the snowbound reaches of Scandinavia.
Style: uplifting, suspense, serious, based on true events
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gestapo, resistance fighter, lone hero, coping, world war two, courage, life & death, one man army, survival, pursuit, storytelling, self mutilation ...
Place: norway
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 6.7
 32K
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, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, gang, violence, revenge, criminal's revenge, small town, murder, lone hero, old west, tough heroes, rivalry, violence spree ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, australia, mexico
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 7.2
 158K
Desperado (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
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: dangerous attraction, hitman, drug lord, loss of loved one, revenge, brutality, tragic hero, musician, dark hero, lone hero, crime, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
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Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, drug dealing, murder, danger, vengeance, lone hero, gangsters, crime, family, against the odds, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, colombia, latin america, chicago illinois, caribbean ...
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Streets of Fire (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Raven Shaddock and his gang of merciless biker friends kidnap rock singer Ellen Aim. Ellen's former lover, soldier-for-hire Tom Cody, happens to be passing through town on a visit. In an attempt to save his star act, Ellen's manager hires ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, rough, serious, exciting ...
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, singer, fan, lone hero, rivalry, crimes, woman in danger, danger, motorcycle, abduction, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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 6.5
 60K
Child 44 (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, Russia
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders -- a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, intense, factual ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, child murder, lone hero, uncover truth, stalinism, against the rules, crimes, investigation, serial murder, murder investigation ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, ukraine, berlin germany
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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: teens, boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, artifact, treasure, heroic mission, fantasy world, adventure, good versus evil, archaeology, archaeologist, female protagonist, solar eclipse, time travel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iceland, siberia, cambodia, egypt
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 7.1
 235K
Phone Booth (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, mind game, psychopath, dishonesty, sniper, crimes, murder, redemption, characters in danger, heroes, phone booth, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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