Loner movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant loner movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, interesting and stylized films and TV shows about / with loner, death, murder, revenge, violence, gun, brutality, suspense, danger and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
loner movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as loner: Taxi Driver (1976), Hesher (2010), Le Samurai (1967), The Mechanic (2011), Jack Reacher (2012), He Was a Quiet Man (2007), Joker (2019), The Place Beyond the Pines (2012), The Equalizer (2014), One Hour Photo (2002).

List of loner movies

Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: psychological, bleak, neo noir, disturbing, cerebral ...
Plot: character study, loner, violence, vigilante, obsession, alienation, loneliness, vigilantism, psychology, lone wolves, taxi, antisocial behavior ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, vietnam, harlem
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Hesher (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, touching, dark ...
Plot: youth, antisocial behavior, loner, depression, arson, life is a bitch, grief, family problems, rebelliousness, coming of age, friendship, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Le Samurai (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, hitman, loner, solitude, loneliness, police investigation, assassination, chase, betrayal, suspense, character study, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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The Mechanic (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But ...
Style: clever, stylized, tense, brutal, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, lone hero, loner, arms dealer, assassin, mentor, martial arts, tough guy, revenge, gangsters, mafia ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new orleans, chicago illinois, usa, colombia
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Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, clever, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: investigation, sniper, loner, murder, tough guy, lone wolves, ex military, dishonesty, vigilantism, assassin, gunfight, suspense ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, ohio, baghdad iraq
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He Was a Quiet Man (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A troubled loner, Bob Maconel, imagines blowing up the tower in Los Angeles where he works. He takes a revolver to his office intent on killing colleagues, and then himself. At home, he holds conversations with his fish, who encourage him to do it. ...
Style: surreal, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, depressing ...
Plot: loner, disability, loneliness, surrealism, workplace, paranoia, drunken sex, creativity, obsession, insanity, psychiatry, self discovery ...
Time: year 2006, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Joker (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, bleak, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, villain, suspense, mental disorder, social problems, loneliness, psychological trauma, psycho, revenge, character change, insanity, psychopath ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, year 1981, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, los angeles
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The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.
Style: harsh, captivating, gloomy, psychological, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: motorcycle, bank robbery, haunted by the past, corruption, money problems, loner, death, destiny, criminal, heist, father son relationship, parenthood ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, brutal, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, corruption, hitman, gunfight, loner, assassin, violence, lone hero, one man army, organized crime, tough heroes ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: boston, russia, moscow russia, usa, massachusetts
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One Hour Photo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sy "the photo guy" Parrish has lovingly developed photos for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins' lives become fuller, Sy's only seems lonelier, until he eventually believes he's part of their ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, scary, dark ...
Plot: obsession, loneliness, loner, voyeurism, mental illness, insanity, psychopath as protagonist, adultery, suspense, serial killer, twists and turns, paranoid ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Léon: The Professional (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, ...
Style: neo noir, rough, touching, suspenseful, emotional ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: hitman, mentor, organized crime, revenge, friendship, loneliness, murder, sniper, loner, killings, life philosophy, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, france, paris france, canada ...
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Drive (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, mechanic, lone wolves, tough heroes, suspense, revenge, loner, organized crime, car, violent, love ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Dexter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have ...
Style: captivating, clever, serious, stylized, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, right and wrong, hidden identity, double life, loner, crime investigation, police station, dark humor, dark secret, corpse, vigilantism, forensics ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: miami, canada, usa, florida
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Rubicon (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Rubicon is an American television series that centers on an intelligence analyst at a national think tank in New York City called the American Policy Institute, who discovers that he may be working with members of a secret society that manipulates ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, political ...
Plot: conspiracy, espionage, uncover truth, loner, prodigy, analyst, surveillance, spy, boss, twists and turns, undercover, government agency ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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The Mandalorian (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Plot under wraps
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, enigmatic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: star wars, space travel, warrior, space and aliens, one man army, bounty hunter, loner, alien civilization, tough guy, gunslinger, space opera, space ...
Time: future
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The Future Diary (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Yukiteru Amano (Yuki) is a loner who never really interact with people and prefers writing a diary on his cell phone with his only companion being an imaginary friend named Deus Ex Machina, the God of Time and Space. However, Yuki soon learns that ...
Style: anime, exciting, serious, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, contests and competitions, battles, social misfits, teenage life, supernatural, loner, foreknowledge, diary, misfit, time travel, predicting the future ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, art house, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: loneliness, gangsters, mafia, hip hop, african american, samurai, loner, hitman, racial slur, professional killer, friendship, vengeance ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, africa, brooklyn new york city ...
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The Golden Glove (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A serial killer strikes fear in the hearts of residents of Hamburg during the early 1970s.
Style: bleak, disturbing, controversial, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, mentally unstable, murder of a prostitute, murder, macabre, sex crime, loser, murderer, alcoholic, brutality, misfit, loner ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1970
Place: hamburg germany, germany, northern germany, west germany, central europe
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Escape from New York (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, apocalyptic, rough ...
Audience: manly, teens, boys' night
Plot: prison, distopia, cyberpunk, post apocalypse, escape, race against time, future dystopia, loner, rescue, gunfight, hostage, tough guy ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1997, 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey, usa, california ...
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House (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
Style: cynical, clever, emotional, psychological, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doctor, hospital, medicine, talented, mastermind, prodigy, patient, loner, expert, surgery, human nature, unconventional method ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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Dag (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Meet Dag, a couple's therapist who holds a 90% divorce rate. His philosophy in life is that people should live alone and he's happy to share that with his patients. Dag leads a quiet life and the only thing he loves more than his solitude ...
Style: cynical, realistic, humorous, funny, captivating ...
Plot: love and romance, loner, dark humor, marital problem, therapy, antisocial behavior, doctors and patients, friends, therapist, power relations, siblings relations, alienation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: norway
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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Max Rockatansky returns as the heroic loner who drives the dusty roads of a postapocalyptic Australian Outback in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defendants of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre ...
Style: road movie, futuristic, apocalyptic, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, truck, car chase, desert, loner, dystopic future, biker, chase, car, survival, gang ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: australia, oceania, middle east
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The Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, intellectual ...
Plot: twists and turns, psychology, manipulation, suspense, mind game, game, uncover truth, scheme, life turned upside down, life philosophy, existentialism, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, mexico, seattle
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The Equalizer 2 (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Robert McCall returns to deliver his special brand of vigilante justice -- but how far will he go when it's someone he loves?
Style: bloody, mind blowing, ambiguous ending, neo noir, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revenge, cia, vigilantism, one against many, ex military, vigilante, tough guy, martial arts, loner, one man army, suspense, warrior ...
Time: 2010s
Place: istanbul turkey, boston, brussels, washington d.c., turkey ...
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Carrie (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, tense, intense, scary ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: bullying, vengeance, social misfits, cruelty, prom, telekinesis, revenge, abusive mother, prank, female protagonist, public humiliation, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, future, near future
Place: maine, usa
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Willard (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Desperate for companionship, the repressed Willard befriends a group of rats that inhabit his late father's deteriorating mansion. In these furry creatures, Willard finds temporary refuge from daily abuse at the hands of his bedridden mother ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: rat, vengeance, suspense, workplace, psychopath, misfit, greed, brutality, obsession, loneliness, dangerous animal, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century
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Daria (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Daria Morgendorffer lives with her stressed-out, career-fixated parents, Helen and Jake, and her relentlessly cute and popular little sister, Quinn. Daria and her fellow outcast and best friend, Jane Lane, attend Lawndale High School where they are ...
Style: clever, witty, cynical, adult animation, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, adult
Plot: sarcasm, social misfits, loner, antisocial behavior, high school life, everyday life, teenage life, school, adolescence, adolescence vs adulthood, society, intelligence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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The Victim (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Annie's (Jennifer Blanc) life is in jeopardy after she's witnessed the horrific rape and murder of her closest friend. Fleeing from two attackers (Ryan Honey, Denny Kirkwood) she stumbles across kyle (Michael Biehn), a recluse living in ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, sexy, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, loner, psychopath, woman in danger, survival, forest, on the run, witnessing a crime, twists and turns, escapades, chaos, picnic ...
Time: 21st century
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Rambo III (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Combat has taken its toll on Rambo, but he's finally begun to find inner peace in a monastery. When Rambo's friend and mentor Col. Trautman asks for his help on a top secret mission to Afghanistan, Rambo declines but must reconsider when ...
Style: intense, homoerotic, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: manly, family outing, boys' night
Plot: lone hero, one man army, desert, revenge, violence, gunfight, loner, war, heroes, military, rambo, torture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, russia, pakistan, ussr, middle east ...
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Americana (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a small town in rural Kansas, a troubled veteran attempts to restore an old merry-go-round ride.
Plot: loner, war veteran, countryside, conflict, small town, survival, vietnam war, americana, vietnam veteran, merry go round
Time: 70s
Place: kansas
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