Male protagonist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant male protagonist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, exciting, suspense, entertaining, stylized and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with male protagonist, chase, violence, danger, death, destiny, dialogue, revenge, good versus evil and mentor plots mostly in Adventure, Comedy and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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 1710
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TOP 10 movies tagged as male protagonist: Daredevil (2015), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Dolittle (2020), Major Payne (1995), Arctic (2018), Text (2019), Troy (2004), The Matrix (1999), Boss Level (2020), Wrath of Man (2021).

List of male protagonist movies

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Follows Jimmy Neutron, his faithful robotic dog, Goddard, and his eclectic friends and family as they experience life in Retroville. Jimmy is a typical kid, who just happens to be a genius. He creates gadgets to improve his everyday life, but his ...
Style: clever, not serious, feel good, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: problem solving, male protagonist, mad scientist, hi-tech, inventions and discoveries, mischievous children, friends, experimenting, experiment, everyday life, gadget, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Is relevant ?
 8.6
 417K
Daredevil (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Lawyer-by-day Matt Murdock uses his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, secret identity, vigilantism, fighting crime, heroic mission, good versus evil, vigilante, superhuman powers, lawyer, corruption, blindness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of Munchkin-like people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, imaginary kingdom, village, redemption, male protagonist, holiday, thief, materialism, surrealism, rescue, family ...
Time: 2000s
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 62K
Dolittle (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, China, UK, Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A physician discovers that he can talk to animals.
Style: light, funny, humorous, not serious, entertaining
Audience: kids
Plot: animals, veterinarian, animal human communication, family, journey, doctor, talking animals, adventure, male protagonist, ship, victorian england, island ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 2020s
Place: buckingham palace, usa
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 6.2
 35K
Major Payne (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Major Benson Winifred Payne is being discharged from the Marines. Payne is a killin' machine, but the wars of the world are no longer fought on the battlefield. A career Marine, he has no idea what to do as a civilian, so his commander finds ...
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, feel good, parody ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: soldier, military life, military, sarcasm, school, contests and competitions, war veteran, military service, male protagonist, mischievous children, instructor, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 51K
Arctic (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man stranded in the Arctic is finally about to receive his long awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost and he must then decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or embark on a deadly trek ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, uplifting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: arctic, survival, polar bear, helicopter crash, stranded, fish, bear attack, ice, male protagonist, snow, helicopter, fire ...
Time: 21st century
Place: antarctica
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 3K
Text (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Ilya Goryunov has spent seven years in prison on false charges of drug trafficking. When Ilya is free he realizes that the old life that he yearned for is no more. Although he did not intend to take revenge on the man who sent him to prison, now ...
Style: sexy, suspense, cynical, disturbing, avant garde ...
Plot: unsimulated sex, sexual relations, lust, revenge, male protagonist, frame up, wrongful conviction, depression, loss of mother, falsely accused, anguish, drunkenness ...
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 522K
Troy (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Malta, UK
Duration: 163 min.
Story: In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was ...
Style: epic, heroic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: ancient history, warrior, mythology, sword fight, courage, army, greek mythology, battlefield, forbidden love, king, war, ancient ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe, paris france
Is relevant ?
 8.7
 1.9M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.
Style: mind bending, thought provoking, philosophical, cerebral, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, distopia, cyberpunk, alternate reality, chosen one, existentialism, future dystopia, philosophy, virtual reality, hacker, man versus machine, mentor ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 22nd century
Place: los angeles
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 63K
Boss Level (2020)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A retired special forces officer is trapped in a never-ending time loop on the day of his death.
Style: ambiguous ending, psychotronic, suspense, intense, surprise ending
Plot: time loop, repeated event, one against many, tough guy, time traveler, hitman, martial arts, time travel, time machine, trapped, end of the world, male protagonist ...
Time: 2020s
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 160K
Wrath of Man (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A cold and mysterious new security guard for a Los Angeles cash truck company surprises his co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon, the marksman's ultimate ...
Style: suspense, humorous, non-linear, neo noir, remake of french film
Plot: lone hero, crime boss, fighting crime, revenge, security guard, robbery, heist, ex soldier, murder of son, father son relationship, loss of son, death of son ...
Time: 2020s
Place: los angeles, north america, usa
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Henry Hugglemonster (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA, South Korea, Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Henry Hugglemonster is the story of a mischievous 5-year-old monster named Henry who loves adventures, discoveries, and being with his family. Each day brings new opportunities for Henry to explore his feelings and learn important life lessons about ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: friends, friendship, imaginary kingdom, small town, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, youth, family life, mischievous children, family, disorder, male protagonist ...
Time: 2010s
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Hoops (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: A foul-mouthed high school basketball coach is sure he'll hit the big leagues if he can only turn his terrible team around. Good luck with that.
Style: adult animation, cynical, visually appealing, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vulgarity, sex, male protagonist, high school, school, basketball coach, sexual humor, adult humor, sexual content, obscenity, buddies, coach ...
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.5
 251K
Community (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the lives of a group of students at what is possibly the world’s worst community college in the fictional locale of Greendale, Colorado.
Style: witty, sitcom, not serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college life, geek, friends, student life, social relations, hardcase students, college, friendship, lifestyle change, uptight character, immature, crush ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, colorado
Is relevant ?
 8.6
 150K
Archer (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Sterling Archer is the world's most daunting spy. He works for ISIS, a spy agency run by his mother. In between dealing with his boss and his co-workers - one of whom is his ex-girlfriend - Archer manages to annoy or seduce everyone that ...
Style: witty, cynical, adult animation, stylized, parody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, sarcasm, womanizer, secret agents, espionage, workplace, mission, james bond spoof, top secret, government agency, hotshot hero, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.
Style: surreal, stylized, semi serious, humorous, dark fantasy ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, mysterious character, deal with the devil, imagination, immortality, magical, bet, destiny, deal, transformation, adventure, escapades ...
Place: london
Is relevant ?
 8.7
 447K
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: clever, witty, cynical, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: doctor, prodigy, dark humor, intelligence, patient, talented, loneliness, human nature, hospital, riddles and clues, loner, expert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 1K
Dan Vs. (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Dan Vs. is an Emmy award winning American Flash animated television series created by Dan Mandel and Chris Pearson. The series has spanned three seasons, airing on Hub Network from January 1, 2011 to March 9, 2013. The series is rated TV-PG.
Style: not serious, humorous, light, contemplative
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: vengeance, anger, husband wife relationship, buddies, friends, friendship, talented, disorder, irresponsible, male protagonist, revenge, friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.2
 572K
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The seemingly invincible Spider-Man goes up against an all-new crop of villains – including the shape-shifting Sandman. While Spider-Man’s superpowers are altered by an alien organism, his alter ego, Peter Parker, deals with nemesis Eddie Brock ...
Style: exciting, sentimental, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, double life, good versus evil, super powers, jealousy, heroes, friendship, amnesia, spider man character, transformation, character change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, plymouth, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 794K
Spider-Man (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After being bitten by a genetically altered spider, nerdy high school student Peter Parker is endowed with amazing powers.
Style: exciting, serious, psychotronic, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, super villain, superhuman powers, courage, secret identity, transformation, double life, heroes, good versus evil, experiment, experiment gone awry, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, plymouth
Is relevant ?
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.
Style: feel good, mystical, exciting, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, pirate, sinbad, mythology, heroes, adventurer, treasure hunt, chase, good versus evil, friendship, treasure, daring rescue ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages, 8th century
Is relevant ?
Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Rudy Ray Moore, who created the iconic big screen pimp character Dolemite in the 1970s.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, funny, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaking, film industry, black american, showbiz, male protagonist, actor, black man, money, vulgarity, comedian, group of friends, historical figure ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
Is relevant ?
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, serial murder, maniac, prison, police investigation, murder, violence, prisoner, male female relationship, escape, necrophilia, couples ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, year 1989, year 1976, year 1974 ...
Place: usa, seattle
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 3.7
 1K
The Last Man (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, Argentina, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tov Matheson is a war veteran with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) who perceives that the end of the world is coming. After establishing a relationship with a dubious Messiah, he leaves his normal life and begins the construction of a shelter ...
Style: psychotronic, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: apocalypse, cult, storm, post traumatic stress disorder, gang, end of the world, suicidal thoughts, messiah, war veteran, male protagonist, prison escape, father daughter relationship ...
Is relevant ?
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.
Style: entertaining, futuristic, exciting, psychotronic, humorous ...
Plot: space opera, space travel, alien race, space battle, alien, outer space, teleportation, star trek, female humanoid alien, stranded, chase, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Is relevant ?
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Ten years after the invasion of Naboo, the galaxy is on the brink of civil war. Under the leadership of a renegade Jedi named Count Dooku, thousands of solar systems threaten to break away from the Galactic Republic. When an assassination attempt is ...
Style: saga, exciting, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: star wars, space wars, space travel, space battle, outer space, space opera, heroes, army, good versus evil, sword fight, teaching the ways of the world, intergalactic ...
Time: future, 2000s
Is relevant ?
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.
Style: exciting, bleak, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, alternate reality, artificial intelligence, chosen one, freedom, virtual reality, man versus machine, warrior, distopia, mission, post apocalypse, save the world ...
Time: future, distant future, 21st century, 2000s, 23rd century
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 167K
King Arthur (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, ...
Style: exciting, epic, stylized, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, king arthur, battles, medieval, king, swords and armor, roman empire, army, folk hero, state affairs, arthurian legend, freedom ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century, 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, england, britain, rome italy ...
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 395K
Bruce Almighty (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bruce Nolan toils as a "human interest" television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y. Despite his high ratings and the love of his beautiful girlfriend, Grace, Bruce remains unfulfilled. At the end of the worst day in his life, he angrily ridicules ...
Style: light, humorous, inspirational, witty, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: god, wish come true, supernatural ability, responsibility, chosen one, supernatural power, miraculous event, religion, deal, redemption, divine intervention, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: mount everest
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 695K
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Thor is on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the prophecy of destruction to his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new ...
Style: entertaining, dark fantasy, psychotronic, stylized, epic ...
Plot: supernatural power, alien planet, female villain, giant creature, norse mythology, warrior, good versus evil, norse god, planet, alien civilization, superhero, deity ...
Time: year 2017, 2010s
Place: norway, new york
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