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, realistic, stylized, intense, suspenseful and breathtaking films and TV shows about / with tragic hero, betrayal, death, heroes, murder, vengeance, unfulfillment, storytelling, rivalry and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tragic hero: Berserk (1997), Braveheart (1995), Gladiator (2000), Troy (2004), The Punisher (2004), Wayne (2019), Spartacus (2004), Edward Scissorhands (1990), The Chinese Connection (1972), The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008).

List of tragic hero movies

Berserk (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 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, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragic hero, vengeance, heroes, one man army, massacre, supernatural, destiny, danger, dark fantasy, battles, mercenary, monster ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
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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, rough, breathtaking, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, warrior, war, tragic hero, courage, battles, love story, folk hero, heroes, leadership, vengeance, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england, europe, edinburgh scotland
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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, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: vengeance, roman empire, warrior, gladiator, slavery, emperor, courage, freedom, pride and honor, heroes, revenge, tragic hero ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: germany, north africa, italy, dungeon, spain ...
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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, rough, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: warrior, mythology, sword fight, betrayal, army, courage, tragic hero, forbidden love, conquering, heroes, ancient, heroic ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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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, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, vengeance, tough law enforcer, tough heroes, one man army, tragic hero, crimes, lone wolves, funeral, faked death, rage ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, virginia
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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: dark humor, brutal, tense, comic, gross out humor ...
Plot: teenage boy, tragic hero, adventure, violence, target, love, family, prostitution, dead father, blood, motorcycle riding, grief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts
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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, emotional, atmospheric, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, slavery, rebellion, heroes, leadership, slave, human spirit, tragic hero, righting the wronged, rise and fall, ancient rome, gladiator ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 1st century b.c.
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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, atmospheric, touching, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, tragic hero, romance, fall in love, dark fantasy, freak, human nature, fish out of water, love, impossible love, surrealism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: florida
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The Chinese Connection (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Chen Zhen returns to the international compound of China only to learn of his beloved teacher's death. This is compounded by the continual racist harassment by the Japanese population in the area. Unlike his friends, he confronts it head on ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, tragic hero, vengeance, brutality, revenge, redemption, honor, tough guy, one man army, society, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 70s
Place: japan, china, asia, shanghai, hong kong ...
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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: emotional, serious, disturbing, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: injustice, destructive relationship, discrimination, witnessing a crime, sadism, tragic hero, loss of family member, village, society, couple relations, journalist, stoning ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: iran, middle east, persia, israel
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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, suspenseful, bleak, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, tragic hero, disco, violence, prison, drug dealing, ex convict, drug lord, crime, nightclub, starting over ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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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, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mythology, dragon, monster, legends and myths, sin, heroic mission, good versus evil, tragic hero, weakness, ancient, adventurer, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages, ancient world
Place: denmark, europe
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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: tragic hero, hacker, conspiracy, orphan, terrorism, anti hero, dysfunctional family, human experiment, police, terrorist, childhood friends, supernatural ability ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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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, vengeance, mysterious character, gunfight, cowboy, duel, tragic hero, harmonica, villain, warrior, small town, death ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
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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, surreal, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Plot: factory worker, secret, blind character, human spirit, tragic hero, life is a bitch, murder, hanging, destiny, fighting illness, friendship, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: usa, washington state
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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: cynical, psychological, serious, meditative, clever ...
Plot: murder, tragic hero, haunted by the past, ghost, corporation, poisoning, betrayal, intrigue, vengeance, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, europe, denmark, usa
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The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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, gloomy, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, opera, disfigurement, singer, musician's life, fall in love, love and romance, dangerous attraction, disguise, prodigy, tragic hero, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1910s, victorian era, 1870s ...
Place: dungeon, france, europe, paris france, london
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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, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, tragic hero, bible, courtroom drama, apocalypse, save the world, legal, society, leadership, fighting the system, rescue, woman in danger ...
Time: future
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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, laboratory, redemption, vengeance, heroic mission, heroes, adventure, battles, danger, society ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
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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, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, desert, battles, siege, tragic hero, military, human spirit, war, rebelliousness, politics, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: israel, middle east, holy land, 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, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, tragic hero, ancient rome, war, politics, political unrest, rivalry, military, battles, adventure, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
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Desperado (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, revenge, dark hero, dangerous attraction, lone hero, drug lord, loss of loved one, musician, brutality, tragic hero, crime, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
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Samson and Delilah (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Italy, USA
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: epic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, betrayal, femme fatale, tragic hero, superhero, battlefield, vengeance, heroic mission, human spirit, religions or cults, heroes, parents and children ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia
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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, serious, psychological ...
Plot: murder, poisoning, tragic hero, revenge, family relations, royal family, state affairs, parents and children, dishonesty, unfulfillment, prince, spirit ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe, england
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Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and American) plundering of China.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, one man army, tragic hero, school, culture clash, adventure, heroic mission, folk hero, righting the wronged, good versus evil, justice ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
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The Green Mile (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: death row, prison, false accusation, prison life, human nature, life philosophy, supernatural, supernatural ability, healing power, justice, confined, convict ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1990s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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Son of God (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.
Style: uplifting, captivating, epic, based on the bible, serious ...
Plot: chosen one, resurrection, torture, tragic hero, religions or cults, clergy, idealism, belief, bondage, miraculous event, oracle, society ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
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Eager Bodies (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Paul and Charlotte are in love. Charlotte discovers she has a grave malady and Paul supports her. But Paul is also attracted to Ninon, another girl. Charlotte accepts Paul to have an affair with her, and the three start a difficult and ambiguous ...
Style: serious, psychological, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, betrayal, dishonesty, tragic hero, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, terminal illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lesbianism, sex scene, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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Love Never Dies (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Set 10 years later, the Phantom has escaped from Paris to New York where he lives amongst the joyrides and freak shows of Coney Island. He has finally found a place for his music to soar, all that is missing is his love Christine Daaé. In a bid to ...
Style: gothic, sentimental, stylized, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: opera, tragic hero, longing, haunted by the past, destructive relationship, romance, love triangle, couples, phantom, disfigurement, unfulfillment, island ...
Time: victorian, 1900s
Place: usa, france, new york
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Ezel (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ömer, a young man returning from military service, is set up by his friends and fiancé and ends up in prison for ten years. He fakes his own death and manages to escape. He re-creates himself as ‘Ezel’, a high-end gambler who is outwardly a ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: mafia, warden, tragic love, manipulations, vengeance, hidden identity, ex convict, tragic hero, intrigue, false arrest, trial, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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