Tragic hero movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant tragic hero movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, intense and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with tragic hero, heroes, betrayal, death, rivalry, blood, unfulfillment, murder, vengeance and violence plots mostly in Drama, Action and History genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tragic hero: Berserk (1997), Braveheart (1995), Troy (2004), Gladiator (2000), Spartacus (2004), The Punisher (2004), Terror in Resonance (2014), Wayne (2019), Beowulf (2007), The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008).

List of tragic hero movies

 8.6
 27K
Berserk (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Guts, a man who calls himself "The Black Swordsman" looks upon his days serving as a member of a group of mercenaries, the Band of the Hawk, nicknamed "the Grim Reaper of the Battlefield." Led by an ambitious, ruthless, and ...
Style: exciting, epic, dark, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragic hero, dark fantasy, vengeance, one man army, danger, battles, mercenary, supernatural, heroes, massacre, destiny, military ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
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 8.3
 938K
Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against ...
Style: epic, breathtaking, rough, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, battles, warrior, tragic hero, war, courage, folk hero, love story, heroes, leadership, vengeance, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 14th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england, europe, london ...
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 7.2
 478K
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, exciting, serious, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: warrior, mythology, sword fight, army, betrayal, tragic hero, courage, conquering, protector, forbidden love, heroic, ancient ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, paris france
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 8.5
 1.3M
Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to ...
Style: epic, captivating, breathtaking, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, warrior, gladiator, freedom, pride and honor, courage, slavery, sword fight, heroes, master warrior, revenge ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: rome italy, north africa, spain, germany, italy
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 6.7
 5K
Spartacus (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Sentenced to spend out the rest of his adult life laboring in the harsh deserts of Egypt, the Thracian slave Spartacus gets a new lease on life when he is purchased by the obese owner of a Roman gladiator school. Moved by the defiance of an ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, tense, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, slavery, gladiator, leadership, tragic hero, human spirit, slave, heroes, righting the wronged, rise and fall, graphic violence ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy
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 6.4
 147K
The Punisher (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When undercover FBI agent Frank Castle's wife and son are slaughtered, he becomes 'the Punisher' -- a ruthless vigilante willing to go to any length to avenge his family.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vigilantism, vengeance, vigilante, tough law enforcer, tough heroes, crimes, lone wolves, funeral, tragic hero, faked death, rage ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, miami, virginia
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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, touching, tragic ending, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, human experiment, orphan, terrorism, hacker, tragic hero, terrorist, anti hero, anti heroes, tragedy, dysfunctional family, desperation ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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 8.4
 6K
Wayne (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: In this gritty and sometimes bloody tale, sixteen year-old Wayne sets out on a dirt bike with his new crush Del to take back the 1978 Pontiac Trans Am that was stolen from his father before he died. It is Wayne and Del against the world.
Style: brutal, dark humor, tense, comic, gross out humor ...
Plot: teenage boy, tragic hero, violence, adventure, target, love, family, prostitution, poetic justice, falling in love, motorcycle riding, irony of fate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts
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 6.2
 159K
Beowulf (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 6th-century Scandinavian warrior, Beowulf embarks on a mission to slay the manlike ogre Grendel, a descendant of Cain.
Style: epic, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mythology, monster, legends and myths, dragon, heroic mission, sin, tragic hero, good versus evil, viking, vikings, weakness, ancient ...
Time: middle ages, ancient world
Place: denmark, europe
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The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, Soraya, whose arranged marriage to an abusive tyrant had a ...
Style: serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: injustice, sadism, discrimination, destructive relationship, society, tragic hero, loss of family member, witnessing a crime, village, couple relations, journalist, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: iran, middle east, persia, israel
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 7.9
 196K
Carlito's Way (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, nightclub, tragic hero, drug dealing, disco, neo noir, violence, prison, ex convict, drug lord, crime ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 8.7
 150K
Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 min.
Story: A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, incest, historical character, betrayal, warrior, intrigue, ancient rome, power struggle, rivalry, slavery, political conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, europe, egypt, italy
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Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: This classic western masterpiece is an epic film about a widow whose land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with a desperado to protect the woman and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, clever, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, mysterious character, vengeance, gunfight, duel, tragic hero, death, harmonica, villain, warrior, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona, yuma arizona
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Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
Style: gothic, sentimental, surreal, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, goth, dark fantasy, fall in love, freak, surrealism, love, romance, suburbs, human nature, fish out of water ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: united states, florida, usa
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Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical
Country: Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, USA, UK, France, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Argentina, Norway, Taiwan, Belgium
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, emotional, surreal, heartbreaking ...
Plot: blind character, secret, factory worker, human spirit, police officer, life is a bitch, tragic hero, murder, death sentence, hanging, destiny, fighting illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: washington d.c., usa, washington state
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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed ...
Style: touching, tense, disturbing, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: resistance, nazism, german, idealism, politics, historical character, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, against the rules, tragic hero, gestapo ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, east germany, poland ...
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 5.9
 9K
Hamlet (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder in New York City.
Style: psychological, cynical, serious, meditative, intense ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, tragic hero, ghost, corporation, poisoning, betrayal, intrigue, vengeance, love and romance, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 2000
Place: new york, europe, denmark, usa
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Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED is an anime series developed by Sunrise and directed by Mitsuo Fukuda. As with other series from the Gundam franchise, Gundam SEED takes place in a parallel timeline, in this case the Cosmic Era, the first to do so. In this ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: tragic hero, redemption, space wars, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, save the world, chaos, battles, space travel, heroes, escapades ...
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 7.2
 727
My-Hime (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: My-HiME is an anime series, created by Sunrise. Directed by Masakazu Obara and written by Hiroyuki Yoshino, the series originally premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo from September 2004 to March 2005. The show is a comedy-drama focusing on the lives of ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, mecha
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, friendship, tragic hero, save the world, good versus evil, adventure, rivalry, youth, danger, world domination, teenage love, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine, and privately tutors her while terrorizing the rest of the opera house and ...
Style: gothic, captivating, serious, gloomy, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, opera, disfigurement, love and romance, fall in love, singer, musician's life, dangerous attraction, prodigy, disguise, tragic hero, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1910s, victorian era, 1870s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, london
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Escaflowne: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Gaea is a mythical realm ruled by sword and sorcery and immersed in blood and violence. Thrust into a conflict she doesn't quite understand, Hitomi Kanzaki helps aid the young Prince Van as they embark upon a journey to fight the Black Dragon ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, mecha, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, unrequited love, tragic hero, supernatural, supernatural ability, adventure, danger, rivalry, teenage life, escapades, heroic mission, future dystopia ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 5.1
 610
Judgment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Helen Hannah, the Christian leader of "Apocalypse" "Revelation" and "Tribulation" is being put on trial in the One Nation Earth Court of Justice. Mitch Kendrick is a lawyer assigned to defend her, and Victoria Thorne, ...
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, clever, christian film, futuristic ...
Plot: courtroom, antichrist, tragic hero, bible, apocalypse, courtroom drama, save the world, society, fighting the system, injustice, rescue, woman in danger ...
Time: future
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 6.1
 13K
Casshern (2004)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Fifty years of war between the Great Eastern Federation and Europa - now merged as Eurasia - have taken their toll on planet Earth. As a result of the use of biological, chemical and nuclear weapons, much of Earth has become uninhabitable and people ...
Style: stylized, exciting, suspenseful, intense, serious ...
Plot: good versus evil, rescue, tragic hero, fictional war, redemption, laboratory, vengeance, heroic mission, heroes, adventure, battles, danger ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
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Highlander: The Source (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Lithuania
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The world is falling into chaos. As he roams a crumbling city, Duncan MacLeod, the Highlander, remembers happier times before the love of his life left... Hopeless and alone, MacLeod finds his way to a band of immortal companions, including his ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, serious, sequel to cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, tragic hero, race against time, good versus evil, heroes, danger, revenge, murder, adventurer, heroic mission, adventure, supernatural ability ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s
Place: california, paris france, rome italy, eastern europe
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 6.6
 3K
Caesar (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Twenty year-old Julius Caesar flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.
Style: serious, epic, stylized, captivating, realistic
Plot: roman empire, dictatorship, politics, julius caesar, tragic hero, ambition, war hero, rivalry, emperor, treason, head of state, rise and fall ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, europe, rome italy
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The Antagonists (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 394 min.
Story: After the destruction of the Second Temple, 900 Jewish zealots hold out against a 5000 man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada.
Style: epic, captivating, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, desert, battles, siege, tragic hero, military, politics, war, rebelliousness, political unrest, human spirit, society ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: israel, holy land, middle east, palestine
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The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Drawn from the same events that later inspired Gladiator, the film charts the power-hungry greed and father-son betrayal that led to Rome's collapse at the bloody hands of the Barbarians.
Style: epic, captivating, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, tragic hero, battles, ancient rome, war, political unrest, rivalry, politics, adventure, state affairs, leadership ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
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 7.2
 168K
Desperado (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, revenge, musician, hitman, dark hero, dangerous attraction, drug lord, gangsters, fall in love, loss of loved one, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
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Samson and Delilah (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Italy, USA, Morocco
Duration: 172 min.
Story: Mara and Manoa are both upstanding and religious Israelites living under the harsh and unjust rule of the Philistines. One day, a mysterious stranger appears to Mara and promises her that she will bear a son whom she is to call Samson.
Style: serious, epic, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, tragic hero, femme fatale, betrayal, superhero, battlefield, epic battle, human spirit, heroic mission, vengeance, redemption ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia
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 6.7
 21K
Hamlet (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, tragic hero, poisoning, revenge, royal family, family relations, state affairs, parents and children, unfulfillment, dishonesty, prince, spirit ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe, england
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