Reluctant hero movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant reluctant hero movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, visually appealing, suspense, entertaining, humorous and tense films and TV shows about / with reluctant hero, good versus evil, chase, murder, heroes, danger, violence, gun, fight and mentor plots mostly in Action, Adventure and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as reluctant hero: Logan (2017), 2307: Winter's Dream (2016), The King's Man (2021), Cadillac Man (1990), Before Snowfall (2013), Shoebox Zoo (2004), Whiteout (2000), Lwa: All Saints' Eve (2020), Pan (2015), Stargate (1994).

List of reluctant hero movies

Logan (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
Style: emotional, harsh, intense, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: superhero, fight scenes, mutant, x men, father daughter relationship, super strength, invulnerability, rage, immortality, lone hero, road trip, protector ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s, 21st century, 2020s
Place: north dakota, austin texas, el paso texas, mexico, usa
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2307: Winter's Dream (2016)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 2307, a future soldier is sent on a mission to hunt down the leader of the humanoid rebellion.
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Plot: post apocalypse, humanoid, reluctant hero, near death experience, avalanche, human versus robot, humanity in peril, winter, cold, future dystopia, showdown, soldier ...
Time: future, 24th century
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The King's Man (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: As a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them.
Style: humorous, captivating, exciting, tense, psychotronic ...
Plot: spy, secret service, spy hero, top secret, world war one, world domination, espionage, master criminal, spy mission, courage, reluctant hero, war ...
Time: 1910s, future, year 1914, 20th century
Place: london, south africa, germany, russia, washington d.c. ...
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Cadillac Man (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Joe's a car salesman with a problem. He has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (he's two timing), a missing teenage daughter and an ...
Style: humorous, funny, intense, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: car salesman, jealousy, hostage, gangsters, vengeance, justice, dysfunctional family, police investigation, workplace, police, race against time, breaking the fourth wall ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey
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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the ...
Style: exciting, saga, epic, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, boys' night, teens
Plot: star wars, space opera, robot, rebellion, space wars, princess, space travel, space and aliens, adventure, good versus evil, heroic mission, jedi ...
Time: future, 70s
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Before Snowfall (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Germany, Iraq
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Before Snowfall starts with a dramatic escape: Eighteen year-old Nermin runs away from her wedding in a village in Iraqi Kurdistan. Being the elder of the family, her younger brother Siyar becomes responsible for finding her and restoring the family ...
Style: road movie, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: chase, survival, young heroes, on the run, family relations, on the road, family life, village, wedding, reluctant hero, winter, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kurdistan, iraq, turkey, germany, norway ...
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Shoebox Zoo (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Shoebox Zoo is a children's fantasy TV series made in a collaboration between BBC Scotland and various Canadian television companies. It is mostly live-action, but with CGI used for the animal figurines. It was first broadcast in 2004 by CBBC. ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, exciting, touching
Audience: kids
Plot: reluctant hero, toy comes to life, friendship, family relations, bravery, supernatural power, girl, fish out of water, heroine, journey, good versus evil, chosen one ...
Time: 10th century
Place: edinburgh scotland, scotland
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Whiteout (2000)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A group of terrorists has taken hold of the largest dam in Japan. They also capture the workers as hostages, and demanded $5 billion yen from the government with a 24 hour deadline in exchange for the lives of the hostages. To make things more ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, tense
Plot: reluctant hero, tough guy, captive, terrorist, terrorist group, wilderness, hostage, money, showdown, heroic bloodshed, gunfight, violence ...
Place: japan
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Lwa: All Saints' Eve (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Monique, the owner of a New Orleans voodoo shop wakes up from a disturbing dream. When a series of seeming coincidences forces her to lead a group of tourists into the bayous for a tour, she finds that she is actually part of a sinister bargain ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: voodoo, strong female lead, good versus evil, reluctant hero, monster, swamp, supernatural, chase, werewolf, black cast, female protagonist, makeover ...
Place: new orleans, nashville tennessee
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Pan (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Living a bleak existence at a London orphanage, 12-year-old Peter finds himself whisked away to the fantastical world of Neverland. Adventure awaits as he meets new friend James Hook and the warrior Tiger Lily. They must band together to save ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, stylized, serious, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: pirate, magic, childhood, fantasy world, adventure, orphan, mischievous children, heroes, child in peril, treasure hunt, flying, young heroes ...
Time: future, 1940s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: london, vietnam
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Stargate (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.
Style: exciting, futuristic, entertaining, tense, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, adventure, archaeology, military, slavery, space opera, ancient egypt, pyramid, teleportation, portal, alien, archaeologist ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: egypt, colorado, africa, middle east
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Black Site Delta (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of military prisoners must fight off a terrorist attack on their prison which, unbeknownst to them, is a cover for a secret drone control facility.
Style: exciting, tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: terrorist attack, prison, drone, reluctant hero, mystery, fight, battles, top secret, secret organization, pow, terrorist group, terrorism ...
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The Answer (2015)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When mailman Bridd Takes his sexy date Charlotte home, they find their boss on the floor with a mail opener stuck in his chest. The assailants are also after Bridd and he has to use all his talents to foil an extra-terrestrial complot.
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, romance, mystery, on the lam, murder, runaway, pregnant woman, reluctant hero, extraterrestrial, secret, superhero, sex ...
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Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Liu Jian, an elite Chinese police officer, comes to Paris to arrest a Chinese drug lord. When Jian is betrayed by a French officer and framed for murder, he must go into hiding and find new allies.
Style: exciting, intense, stylized, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, kung fu, conspiracy, heroin, murder, framed for murder, prostitute, fight, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, china, hong kong, europe
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Akhil (2015)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A cruel business official attacks a tribal village for a stone which the people treat it as something special a guy who thinks he is somehow related to the stone comes to their aid.
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Plot: good versus evil, businessman, village, heroes, unlikely hero, save the world, kidnapping, small village, ritual, ancient mystery, conspiracy, saving a life ...
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The Brave 'Yoshihiko' (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The story is set in an ancient time, when the whole country was covered in thick forests. A mysterious plague breaks out, resulting in countless deaths. A pure young man named Yoshihiko becomes chosen as a hero, and he sets out on a journey in order ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, sexy, parody, heroic
Plot: village, quest, breaking the fourth wall, wizards and magicians, adventure, black magic, salvation, magic spell, daring rescue, magic, battles, good versus evil ...
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Almost Paradise (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A former DEA agent forced into early retirement runs a gift shop in in the Philippines. Despite his best efforts to begin a tranquil new life, he’s pulled back into a world of dangerous people and deadly situations, either through his friends in ...
Style: disturbing, visually appealing, heroic, suspense
Plot: police protagonist, private investigator, police, betrayal by friend, reluctant hero, buddy, assassination attempt, gang of thieves, villain arrested, haunted by the past, brawl, police investigation ...
Place: the philippines
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Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Earth is decimated after intergalactic tyrant Darkseid has devastated the Justice League in a poorly executed war by the DC Super Heroes. Now the remaining bastions of good – the Justice League, Teen Titans, Suicide Squad and assorted others – ...
Style: adult animation, captivating, surprise ending, tense, exciting ...
Plot: superman character, superhero, justice league, heroes, batman, super powers, fictional war, good versus evil, superhero team, ninja, super strength, fight ...
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Force of Nature (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A gang of thieves plan a heist during a hurricane and encounter trouble when a disgraced cop tries to force everyone in the building to evacuate.
Style: tense, exciting, disturbing, captivating, visually appealing ...
Plot: natural disaster, art theft, robbery, police investigation, unlikely friendships, race against time, good versus evil, reluctant hero, hunt down, retired cop, police raid, fight scenes ...
Place: puerto rico
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Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: In a futuristic world where the polar ice caps have melted and made Earth a liquid planet, a beautiful barmaid rescues a mutant seafarer from a floating island prison. They escape, along with her young charge, Enola, and sail off aboard his ship. ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, apocalyptic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, ocean, apocalypse, survival, adventure, sailing, distopia, water, sea, rescue, dystopic future, boat ...
Time: future
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The Golden Child (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A detective specializing in missing children is on a madcap mission to save a youth with mystical powers who's been abducted by an evil cult. He battles a band of super-nasties, scrambles through a booby-trapped chamber of horrors and traverses ...
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, not serious, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, kidnapping, culture clash, supernatural, chosen one, children, rescue, heroes, crimes, demon, social worker ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, nepal, california, tibet
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Fist of the North Star (1995)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: From the immensely popular FIST OF THE NORTH STAR comic book series, comes a new hero. The fate of mankind rests with superhuman warrior Kenshiro who roams the wastelands of the future waging a battle against overwhelming evil. With the spiritual ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, martial arts, destiny, vengeance, nuclear holocaust, superhuman powers, adventure, battles, heroic mission, uninhibited rivalry, life is a bitch, escapades ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: tokyo
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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Story: The young Arthur runs the back passages of Londonium with his crew, not knowing his royal lineage until he grabs Excalibur. Instantly confronted by the sword's influence, Arthur is forced to make up his mind. He joins the rebellion and a ...
Style: dark fantasy, exciting, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: one against many, king arthur, arthurian legend, medieval, excalibur, chosen one, camelot, folklore, tyrant, king, good versus evil, murder ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, london
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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword ...
Style: epic, suspense, stylized, psychotronic, dark fantasy ...
Plot: king arthur, knight, excalibur, medieval, warrior, legend, destiny, resistance, wizards, throne, mythology, camelot ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, london
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The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, stylized, entertaining, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: magic, witch, good versus evil, adventure, wizards, witchcraft, wizards and magicians, apprentice, supernatural ability, magician, magical, training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2000, 2000s ...
Place: new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan new york city, rome italy ...
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.
Style: scenic, exciting, futuristic, saga, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: star wars, fantasy world, alien, obesity, telepathy, space opera, adventure, fictional war, space and aliens, warrior, super weapon, space travel ...
Time: future, 2010s
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: distopia, strong female lead, rebellion, chase, revolution, resistance, tough girl, chosen one, good versus evil, teenager, brutality, brainwashing ...
Time: future
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Pale Rider (1985)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A small gold mining camp is terrorised by a ruthless land owner wanting to take their land. Clint Eastwood arrives riding a pale horse just as a young girl is praying to God to help the miners. He is revealed to be a preacher with mysterious and ...
Style: suspense, realistic, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, preacher, gold, greed, murder, courage, drifter, gunfight, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, miner, gunfighter ...
Time: 80s, 19th century, 1880s
Place: california, sacramento california
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The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Scientist Bruce Banner scours the planet for an antidote to the unbridled force of rage within him: the Hulk. But when the military masterminds who dream of exploiting his powers force him back to civilization, he finds himself coming face to face ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, gloomy, serious, intense ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, transformation, adventure, superhuman powers, scientist, mutant, chase, unstoppable, creature, split personality, monster, giant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, rio de janeiro, virginia, british columbia, brazil ...
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Hero (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Bernie Laplante is having a rough time. He's divorced, his ex-wife hates him and has custody of their son, the cops are setting a trap for him, then to top it all, he loses a shoe whilst rescuing passengers of a crashed jet. Being a thief who ...
Style: humorous, harsh, sentimental, satirical, touching ...
Plot: air disaster, mistaken identity, chase, corruption, happy ending, rescue, unlikely hero, escapades, dishonesty, petty criminal, custody battle, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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