Anti hero movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant anti hero movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, surprise ending, serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films and TV shows about / with anti hero, murder, violence, revenge, death, brutality, chase, rescue, crimes and pistol plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as anti hero: The American (2010), Xena: Warrior Princess (1995), Superhero Movie (2008), Escape from New York (1981), The Driver (1978), Assassination Games (2011), From Paris with Love (2010), Gotham (2014), Terror in Resonance (2014), Brother 2 (2000).

List of anti hero movies

 6.3
 86K
The American (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dispatched to a small Italian town to await further orders, assassin Jack embarks on a double life that may be more relaxing than is good for him.
Style: stylized, tense, atmospheric, suspense, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: anti hero, hitman, prostitute, betrayal, small town, one last job, assassination, deadly, intrigue, moral dilemma, mind game, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sweden, rome italy, california
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Xena: Warrior Princess is an American–New Zealand supernatural fantasy adventure series that aired in syndication from September 4, 1995 until June 18, 2001. The series was created in 1995 by writer-director-producer Robert Tapert under his ...
Style: exciting, captivating, feel good, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: legends and myths, friendship, feminism, adventure, good versus evil, tough girl, anti hero, ancient, female warrior, sword fight, danger, lesbian subtext ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, europe, india, china, egypt ...
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Superhero Movie (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The team behind Scary Movie takes on the comic book genre in this tale of Rick Riker, a nerdy teen imbued with superpowers by a radioactive dragonfly. And because every hero needs a nemesis, enter Lou Landers, aka the villainously goofy Hourglass.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, idiotic, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, parody, anti hero, secret identity, goofy hero, superhuman powers, nothing goes right, experiment gone awry, good versus evil, save the world, master villain, superhero spoof ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Escape from New York (1981)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, 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: futuristic, exciting, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, cyberpunk, kidnapping, future dystopia, anti hero, race against time, rescue, hostage, one man army, lone wolves, prison escape, presumed dead ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
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 7.2
 12K
The Driver (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Driver specializes in driving getaway cars for robberies. His exceptional talent has prevented him from being caught yet. After another successful flight from the police a self-assured detective makes it his primary goal to catch the Driver. He ...
Style: realistic, tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, car chase, anti hero, one last job, on the run, police detective, getaway driver, gambling, witness, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Assassination Games (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brazil is a contract killer, willing to take any job if the price is right. Flint left the assassin game when a ruthless drug dealer’s brutal attack left his wife in a coma. When a contract is put out on the same coldblooded drug dealer, both ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, anti hero, assassination, fight, unlikely partners, criminal's revenge, corrupt law enforcer, crimes, dishonesty, danger, knife fight, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: eastern europe, ukraine
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From Paris with Love (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James Reese has a good job as an ambassador's aid in France, but his real passion is a side gig, working in a minor role in the CIA. He would love to be a full-fledged agent and can't believe his luck when he lands an assignment with ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, partners, danger, hotshot hero, one man army, chase, spy, heroic mission, cia, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, pakistan
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 7.9
 190K
Gotham (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, twists and turns, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: mafia, super villain, orphan, gang war, police station, corruption, police detective, organized crime, crimes, police corruption, love, crime ...
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Terror in Resonance (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: In an alternate version of the present, Tokyo has been decimated by a shocking terrorist attack, and the only hint to the identity of the culprit is a bizarre video uploaded to the internet. The police, baffled by this cryptic clue, are powerless to ...
Style: psychological, bleak, touching, tragic ending, suspenseful
Plot: hacker, tragic hero, orphan, anti hero, dysfunctional family, terrorism, conspiracy, human experiment, childhood friends, supernatural ability, desperation, fear ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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 7.9
 10K
Brother 2 (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Arriving in Moscow, Chechen veteran Danila (Sergei Bodrov Jr) meets Konstantin, an old friend who tells him that his twin brother has been forced into signing a crooked contract with a US ice hockey team. Soon after this meeting, Danila discovers ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful, bloody ...
Plot: crimes, uncover truth, anti heroes, crime, mafia, organized crime, russian, vengeance, anti hero, one man army, brutality, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, usa, chicago illinois
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 6.7
 296K
Venom (2018)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego "Venom" to save his life.
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: superhero, alien, laboratory, violence, super villain, experiment gone awry, mutation, destruction, first contact, experiment, car chase, anti hero ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco, malaysia
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 7.7
 408K
Deadpool 2 (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool battles the evil and powerful Cable and other bad guys to save a boy's life.
Style: dark humor, humorous, funny, bloody, entertaining ...
Plot: dark hero, mutant, superhero, mercenary, time travel, parody, self healing, violence, teleportation, blind woman, blood, anti hero ...
Time: 2010s
Place: hong kong
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 7.8
 587K
Skyfall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory, the new Chairman of ...
Style: captivating, intense, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, secret agent, british secret service, secret service, 007, explosion, secret service agent, secret agents, james bond, chases and races, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, england, europe, asia, turkey ...
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 7.9
 107K
Revenge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: When Emily Thorne moves to the Hamptons, everyone wonders about the new girl, but she knows everything about them, including what they did to her family. Years ago, they took everything from her. Now, one by one, she's going to make them pay.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: high society, hidden identity, vengeance, undercover, haunted by the past, pretense, secret, family secret, scheme, rivalry, deception, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 9.0
 2.0M
The Dark Knight (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, heroes, secret identity, double life, organized crime, good versus evil, rivalry, moral dilemma, master villain, psychopath, loss of loved one, batman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, hong kong
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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, justice, vengeance, anti hero, fight scenes, brutality, life philosophy, gangs ...
Place: asia
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 8.3
 18K
Invader ZIM (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Invader Zim is an American animated television series created by Jhonen Vasquez. The show premiered on Nickelodeon on March 30, 2001. The series involves an extraterrestrial named Zim who originates from a planet called Irk, and his ongoing mission ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, witty, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: paranoia, mad scientist, disguise, insanity, social misfits, androids and robots, adventure, misfit, mistaken identity, escapades, family, manic ...
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Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Shaun lives a supremely uneventful life, which revolves around his girlfriend, his mother, and, above all, his local pub. This gentle routine is threatened when the dead return to life and make strenuous attempts to snack on ordinary Londoners.
Style: dark humor, humorous, british horror, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie, siege, british, friends, cult, misfit, death, pub, slacker, winchester rifle, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, england, britain, london
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 6.9
 12K
Gypsy (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 51 min.
Story: The journey of Jean Holloway – a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients' lives.
Style: sexy, psychological, captivating, suspense, cliffhanger
Audience: date night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, double life, lesbian relationship, psychiatrist, obsession, love, female protagonist, psychology, dark past, neo noir, sexuality ...
Place: manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, connecticut, grand central station manhattan new york city
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 5.4
 11K
Overdrive (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Master car thieves square off against French gangsters in the South of France with money, women and lives all on the line.
Style: captivating, tense, surprise ending, suspense, humorous
Plot: violence, criminal, rescue, foot chase, car chase, crime boss, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, betrayal, murder, brutality, anti hero, gunfight ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france, french riviera, paris france
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The Equalizer (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: The Equalizer is an American television series that ran for four seasons, initially on CBS, between 1985 and 1989. It stars Edward Woodward as a middle aged retired intelligence officer with a mysterious past who helps people in trouble. The show ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, spy, crime, injustice, vengeance, tough heroes, rivalry, anti heroes, tough guy, neo noir, anti hero, machismo ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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A Prayer for the Dying (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack Higgins' straightforward thriller about a guilt-ridden IRA bomber forced into "one last job"
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: redemption, on the run, haunted by the past, clergy, going straight, crimes, gangsters, bomber, terrorism, anti hero, crime boss, ex soldier ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, ireland, london, europe
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 4.2
 681
Freight (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Russian gang operating in Leeds with no respect for the laws of England, traffic Eastern Europeans in containers then enslave them, the women to sex, the men to illegal fights. They cross local businessman Gabe Taylor and a war escalates, but when ...
Style: suspenseful, emotional, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gang, prostitute, track down, vengeance, crime, confined, woman in danger, parents and children, forced into action, life is a bitch, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: clever, captivating, realistic, biting, cynical ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, money, cons and scams, wall street, corruption, millionaire, hotshot hero, blind ambition, strong sexual content, greed ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1987, year 1983
Place: usa, new york, geneva switzerland, mediterranean sea, las vegas ...
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Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A race car driver tries to transport an illegal beer shipment from Texas to Atlanta in under 28 hours, picking up a reluctant bride-to-be on the way.
Style: road movie, exciting, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, driver, beer, on the road, race against time, bet, hitchhiker, biker, escape, hamburger, coca cola, speed ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: cross country, usa, texas, mississippi, alabama ...
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 7.1
 123
Uyarangalil (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Jayarajan (Mohanlal), an over-enthusiastic assistant manager at a tea plantation plans to loot a huge amount. He lures two debt-ridden subordinates, Chandran (Rahman) and Johnny (Nedumudi Venu), into his conspiracy.
Plot: anti hero, dark hero, widow, suicide, neo noir, murder, nurse, sex scene
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 7.4
 5K
Temper (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Daya, a corrupt police officer, is transferred to Vizag and becomes involved with Walter Vasu, a local crook. When Walter kidnaps Daya's girlfriend, Daya goes to war with Water's criminal empire.
Plot: anti hero, gang rape, corruption, corrupt official, dirty cop, murder, rape, gangster, chase, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mistaken identity, old man ...
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 6.0
 535K
Suicide Squad (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: From DC Comics comes the Suicide Squad, an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.
Style: absurd, comic, intense, entertaining, surprise ending ...
Plot: superhero, secret mission, revenge, transformation, adventure, villain turns good, batman, dark hero, insanity, mission, comics, fight scenes ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington d.c., pentagon, louisiana, usa
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Pocket Listing (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A satirical thriller about L.A.'s real estate roller coaster. Double crosses, adultery, murder, mistaken identity, and revenge ensues when a mysterious power player and his sultry wife hire a disgraced Los Angeles property broker to discreetly ...
Style: twist ending
Plot: murder, seduction, corruption, money, greed, power, femme fatale, salesman, broker, real estate agent, adultery, redemption ...
Place: los angeles
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 5.1
 3K
Reaper (2014)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Criminals and a beautiful but cunning hitchhiker must battle a supernatural force known as the Reaper.
Plot: hotel, deception, seduction, murder, monster, drug dealer, slasher, caretaker, femme fatale, sin, hitchhiker, anti hero ...
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