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 serious, exciting, cult film, weird, captivating and inspirational films and TV shows about / with male protagonist, violence, death, danger, suspense, murder, brutality, blood, chase and revenge plots mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, China and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as male protagonist: Daredevil (2015), Wrath of Man (2021), Elvis (2022), Text (2019), Boss Level (2020), House (2004), The Time Machine (2002), Troy (2004), King Arthur (2004), Lucifer (2016).

List of male protagonist movies

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, political, anime ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, adult
Plot: superhero, heroes, secret identity, heroic mission, lawyer, blind man, vigilante, one against many, ninja, vigilantism, male protagonist, one man army ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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: humorous, psychological, exciting, mind blowing, perverse ...
Plot: revenge, heist, crime boss, fighting crime, lone hero, robbery, suspense, working undercover, security guard, gangsters, father son relationship, ex soldier ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, north america, usa
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Elvis (2022)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The life story of Elvis Presley as seen through the complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
Style: touching, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: rock music, career, singer, fame, rise and fall, music, legend, male protagonist, manager, christmas, death of mother, rock and roll ...
Time: 20th century, year 1977, 60s, 50s, year 1973 ...
Place: las vegas, nevada, memphis, germany
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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: disturbing, sexy, avant garde, touching, surprise ending ...
Plot: sexual relations, lust, revenge, unsimulated sex, suspense, male protagonist, wrongful conviction, falsely accused, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, frame up, anger, depression ...
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Boss Level (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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, intense, perverse, anamorphic, humorous ...
Plot: time loop, repeated event, one against many, time travel, tough guy, trapped, time traveler, martial arts, dying repeatedly, hitman, brutality, death ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century
Place: new york
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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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The Time Machine (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, post apocalypse, time machine, dystopic future, obsessive quest, steampunk, apocalypse, chase, changing the past or future, loss of loved one, scientist, loneliness ...
Time: future, distant future, near future, 2030s, 19th century ...
Place: usa, egypt, new york
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Troy (2004)
Genre: Drama
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, exciting, heroic, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: sword fight, mythology, ancient, ancient history, warrior, war, betrayal, courage, greek mythology, battlefield, conquering, ancient world ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages
Place: ancient greece, greece, rome italy, paris france, europe
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King Arthur (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
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: epic, exciting, entertaining, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: king arthur, medieval, knight, battles, sword fight, arthurian legend, king, military, swords and armor, folk hero, freedom, sword and shield ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century, ancient times, 18th century
Place: scotland, england, rome italy, london, britain ...
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Lucifer (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles, where he has teamed up with LAPD detective Chloe Decker to take down criminals. But the longer he's away from the underworld, the ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, humorous, colourful, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, adult
Plot: supernatural, devil, demon, immortality, immortal, lucifer, fallen angel, hell, homicide detective, murder investigation, female detective, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 2020s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: Plot is unknown at this time.
Style: bloody, futuristic, scary, 3d animation, anime ...
Plot: infection, mutant, survival horror, virus, infected, zombie attack, zombie, zombie apocalypse, supernatural, monster, male protagonist, distopia ...
Time: future
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Marilyn (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Marcos and his family work as ranch hands. While his father and brother handle the heavier tasks, Marcos stays home, close to his mother. Each one has their future laid out before them, yet Marcos bides his time waiting for Carnival, the one moment ...
Style: sexy, psychological, disturbing, unusual plot structure, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay friend, homosexual rape, gay love, gay lead character, gay interest, gay teenager, lgbt, male rape, male protagonist, oral sex, gay relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: argentina
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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a dark fantasy novel into a video game. A mind-bending tale with multiple endings.
Style: psychedelic, mind bending, psychological, non-linear, disturbing ...
Plot: computer, video game, programmer, alternate reality, free will, time travel, twists and turns, flashback, psychology, male protagonist, mind, repeated scene ...
Time: year 1984, 80s
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Green Book (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on ...
Style: road movie, feel good, uplifting, funny, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: racism, travel, interracial friendship, road trip, journey, friendship, racial prejudice, friend, on the road, musician, dignity, black american ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 2010s, 20th century
Place: bronx new york city, southern usa, america, new york, los angeles ...
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The Greatest Showman (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of American showman P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Style: inspirational, uplifting, captivating, suspenseful, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, chick flick, date night
Plot: circus, social outcast, dancing, children, success, giant, father daughter relationship, love, outcast, romantic relationship, friendship, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 2010s
Place: new york
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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, bleak, rough, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, serial murder, maniac, violence, killer as protagonist, murder, suspense, police investigation, serial killer as protagonist, prison, prisoner, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, year 1989, year 1974, year 1975, year 1976 ...
Place: usa, seattle
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The Northman (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Thriller
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Prince Amleth is on the verge of becoming a man when his father is brutally murdered by his uncle, who kidnaps the boy's mother. Two decades later, Amleth is now a Viking who's on a mission to save his mother, kill his uncle and avenge his ...
Style: thought provoking, dark, saga, cerebral, captivating ...
Plot: viking, revenge, prince, medieval, fight, sword, vengeance, sex scene, norse mythology, death of father, murder of father, male protagonist ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century, 10th century
Place: iceland, northern ireland, ukraine, norway, fictional island
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The Prince of Egypt (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the ...
Style: uplifting, biblical, captivating, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: religion, slavery, ancient egypt, jewish, desert, ancient history, freedom, bible, self discovery, prince, pharaoh, hopes ...
Time: biblical epic
Place: egypt, africa, north africa
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The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.
Style: exciting, intellectual, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, partners against crime, fighting crime, partners, murder, police investigation, police, law enforcement, justice, talented, outsmarting ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian.
Style: saga, futuristic, psychotronic, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: star wars, space travel, smuggler, spacecraft, space, organized crime, alien, interspecies friendship, gambling, space battle, robot, laser gun ...
Time: future
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Scarface (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, harsh, psychological ...
Audience: date night, manly, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, gunfight, drug lord, drug cartel, mob boss, cocaine, ambition, drug dealing, drug abuse, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, miami beach, cuba, florida, bolivia ...
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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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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs like "Killer Queen", "Bohemian ...
Style: inspirational, touching, rough, sad, tragic ending ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: gay, lgbt, musician, music, aids, singer, rock band, musician's life, friendship between men, fame, rock music, rock concert ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future, 70s, year 1976 ...
Place: england, atlanta georgia, los angeles, britain, munich germany ...
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Easy Rider (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.
Style: road movie, psychedelic, avant garde, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: hippie, road trip, motorcycle, friendship, on the road, biker, marijuana, existentialism, rock music, drugs, rebelliousness, self discovery ...
Time: year 1969, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, california, usa, southern usa ...
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, scenic, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: sword fight, friendship, fantasy world, sword and sorcery, good versus evil, magic, mythology, monster, river, journey, medieval, heroic mission ...
Time: future, prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 201 min.
Story: Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, breathtaking, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, chick flick
Plot: sword fight, magic, battles, friendship, courage, good versus evil, magical, monster, army, sword and sorcery, warrior, wizards ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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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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Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, rough, disturbing, harsh ...
Plot: world war two, genocide, against humanity, war crime, brutality, atrocity, occupation, anti war, war, military, children in wartime, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: germany, ussr, poland, europe, russia
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Man of Steel (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superman character, good versus evil, superhuman powers, alien, alien invasion, double life, secret identity, heroes, villain, space travel, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas, canada
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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: funny, humorous, feel good, absurd, parody ...
Audience: kids, manly, teens
Plot: military, military life, sarcasm, children, teacher, soldier, foul language, violence, disorder, school, stupidity, mentor ...
Time: 90s
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