Tragic villain movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant tragic villain movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out psychotronic, weird, slasher, exciting, serious and cult film films and TV shows about / with tragic villain, revenge, violence, murder, vengeance, death, danger, betrayal, villain and suspense plots mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, South Korea and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tragic villain: Black Panther (2018), Joker (2019), Ghost in the Shell (2017), The Masque of the Red Death (1964), Blade II (2002), Red Dragon (2002), Return of the Jedi (1983), The Fog (1980), The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971), City Hunter (2011).

List of tragic villain movies

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Italy, Switzerland, Thailand
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights lead a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When the sinister Sith unveil a thousand-year-old plot to rule the galaxy, the Republic crumbles and from ...
Style: futuristic, epic, dark, exciting, saga ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night, adult
Plot: star wars, robot, space, sword fight, alien, space opera, space wars, heroic mission, tragic villain, personality change, fight, war ...
Time: future, 2000s
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Black Panther (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: King T'Challa returns home from America to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne by factions within ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, intense, epic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: superhero, martial arts, good versus evil, loss of father, warrior, chase, black hero, super villain, prince, tragic villain, new world order, strong female character ...
Time: year 1992, 2010s, future, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: africa, london, oakland california, nigeria, south korea
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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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Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Hong Kong, China, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.
Style: futuristic, philosophical, stylized, neo noir, cerebral ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyberpunk, female protagonist, distopia, cyborgs, artificial intelligence, robot, technology, tough girl, female martial artist, chase, terrorism, one woman army ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan, tokyo
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The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Satan-worshiper Prince Prospero invites the local nobility to his castle for protection against an oncoming plague, the Red Death. He orders his guests to attend a masked ball and, amidst an atmosphere of debauchery and depravity, notices the entry ...
Style: gothic, surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, medieval, macabre, revenge, suspense, plague, good versus evil, life & death, brutality, tragic villain, sacrifice ...
Time: middle ages
Place: italy, europe
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Blade II (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A rare mutation has occurred within the vampire community - The Reaper. A vampire so consumed with an insatiable bloodlust that they prey on vampires as well as humans, transforming victims who are unlucky enough to survive into Reapers themselves. ...
Style: scary, intense, stylized, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, superhero, lone hero, martial arts, supernatural, dark hero, tough guy, supernatural ability, monster, vampire hunter, undead, vampire vs vampire ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: prague, europe, czech republic, london
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Red Dragon (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, neo noir, tense, twist ending, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, cannibalism, suspense, investigation, mind game, fbi, murder, torture, split personality, profiler, reporter ...
Time: 80s, 21st century
Place: canada, atlanta georgia, baltimore, birmingham alabama, chicago illinois ...
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Return of the Jedi (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: As Rebel leaders map their strategy for an all-out attack on the Emperor's newer, bigger Death Star. Han Solo remains frozen in the cavernous desert fortress of Jabba the Hutt, the most loathsome outlaw in the universe, who is also keeping ...
Style: futuristic, saga, entertaining, dark, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, boys' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: star wars, space, space and aliens, alien, space opera, heroic mission, space wars, jedi, sword fight, robot, good versus evil, space battle ...
Time: future, 80s
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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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The Fog (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a dark secret about the town's founding; radio announcer Stevie witnesses ...
Style: scary, slasher, atmospheric, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, lighthouse, ship, small town, revenge, monster, chase, murder, sword, fog, supernatural horror, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: california, usa, northern california
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The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Famous organist Anton Phibes is horribly disfigured in an automobile accident while rushing to the side of his sick wife and presumed to be dead. Once Phibes learns that his wife died on the operating table, he is convinced the doctors are ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, slasher, atmospheric, psychotronic ...
Plot: revenge, serial killer, camp, murder, curse, doctor, disfigurement, monster, cult, obsession, tragic hero, master villain ...
Time: 1920s, 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland yard, london, egypt
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City Hunter (2011)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: City Hunter is a 2011 South Korean television drama series starring Lee Min-ho, Park Min-young, Lee Joon-hyuk, Kim Sang-joong, Kim Sang-ho, Hwang Sun-hee, Goo Ha-ra, Chun Ho-jin and Lee Kwang-soo. It premiered on May 25, 2011 on SBS and finished ...
Style: exciting, tense, romantic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: hidden identity, secret identity, masked hero, corruption, political intrigue, revenge, vigilante, twists and turns, tragic villain, vengeance, father son relationship, murder ...
Place: korea
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Cruella (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, a young grifter named Estella is determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to ...
Style: colourful, light, captivating, visually appealing, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: fashion, villain, robbery, disney, personality change, female villain, fashion designer, designer, villainess, lifestyle change, life is a bitch, dalmatian ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future, year 1965
Place: london, england, united kingdom, britain, europe
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Rasputin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Grigorij Efimovic Rasputin (1869-1916) the mystic and self-proclaimed holy man. The saint-demon and the simple peasant. About the plot against Rasputin, hated and feared at the highest levels of government because of his surreal influence on the ...
Style: disturbing, exciting, tense, factual, captivating
Plot: russian history, historical character, magician, assassination, russian revolution, occult, black magic, catholic priest, poisoned, assassin, catholic, traitor ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia
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A High Wind in Jamaica (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1870, a Jamaican colonial family sends its children to Britain for proper schooling, but their ship is taken over by pirates, who become fond of the kids.
Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Plot: pirate, pirate ship, sea battle, ocean, stowaway, sailboat, child in peril, sword fight, pirate captain, kidnapping, escapades, ship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: jamaica, caribbean
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Dog Bite Dog (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young Cambodian man who has been trained to fight for money in his country is hired to kill someone in Hong Kong. He performs the hit and then flees from Hong Kong police, who are wrestling with internal problems of a model cop and his son, who is ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, tense, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: hitman, chase, martial arts, on the run, law enforcement, vengeance, good versus evil, life is a bitch, violence, brutality, murder, mixed martial arts ...
Place: hong kong, asia
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Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: As Scott Lang awaits expiration of his term of house detention, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym involve him in a scheme to rescue Mrs. van Dyne from the micro-universe into which she has fallen, while two groups of schemers converge on them with ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, humorous, psychotronic, light ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, kids
Plot: superhero, ant, giant, female villain, superheroine, heroes, mission, truth serum, fight, house arrest, female warrior, flying ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco
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Healer (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Kim Moon Ho is a successful reporter at a mainstream news station, but when he stumbles upon a 10-year-old mystery, he's forced to dive into a subversive underground news agency. On his journey to break open the case, Moon Ho teams up with Chae ...
Style: exciting, touching, romantic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: reporter, hidden identity, investigation, hacker, false accusation, masked hero, rescue, dating, journalist, self sacrifice, tragic event, corruption ...
Place: korea, seoul
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Maniac (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.
Style: slasher, disturbing, scary, sadistic, rough ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, insanity, obsession, mental illness, murder, extreme violence, sadism, loneliness, torture, violence spree, brutality, psychopath ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, 70s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Under the Power (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: In the final years of the reign of Jiajing Emperor during the Ming Dynasty, Lu Yi of the Jing Yi Wei is commissioned to investigate the disappearance of funds that have been set aside for river repairs in Yangzhou. He is assisted by Yuan Jin Xia of ...
Style: sweet, touching, intense, romantic
Plot: revenge, partners against crime, romancing partners, crime fighter, tragic villain, tragic love, twists and turns, love and romance, unlikely partners, male female partnership, forbidden love, partners ...
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You're All Surrounded (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: P4: are the new recruits in the violent crimes unit at Gangnam Police Station. The journey of four young cops as they fumble, learn, fall in love and find their way to becoming people the citizens can trust.
Style: political, tense
Plot: police officer, rookie, revenge, hidden identity, secret, tragic villain, crime fighter, secret identity, suspense, partners against crime, fighting crime, twists and turns ...
Place: south korea, korea
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A Man Called God (2010)
Genre: Action, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Michael King vows to avenge his parents' deaths. He believes that he can use his power as head of an underground drug kingpin to punish those who hurt him. However, his beliefs are shaken when he falls in love with a reporter named Jin Bo Bae.
Style: romantic, semi serious, tense
Plot: revenge, crime fighter, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, vigilante, tragic event, partners, secret, dating, investigation, twists and turns, hunter, politics ...
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The Con Artists (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Ji-hyuk is an expert safe-cracker who lives the highlife stealing antiques and jewelry with his team. CHO, a powerful and cruel gang boss threatens them to steal $150 million with him. Ji-hyuk plans to get revenge on CHO, but ends up falling into ...
Style: political, tense, social
Audience: chick flick
Plot: organized crime, heist, criminal heroes, partners in crime, partners, corruption, secret, twists and turns, tragic villain, group of criminals, gangsters, political intrigue ...
Place: busan
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Beauty and the Beast (2014)
Genre: Romance
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 190 min.
TV show
Story: France, late 1700s. Leon Dalville is a prince who has it all - good looks, love and wealth. One mysterious night, however, he loses everything. His young wife passes away in a fire and the prince’s face is permanently marred. To hide his ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, stylized, lyrical, fairy tale
Plot: beauty and the beast, aristocracy, disguise, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, disfigurement, bittersweet, tragic hero, heroine, young woman, romancing partners, love and romance ...
Place: france
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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, stylized, serious, breathtaking, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, kids, date night
Plot: obsession, opera, fall in love, disfigurement, dangerous attraction, musician's life, theater, disguise, loneliness, love and romance, destructive relationship, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1910s, year 1919, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, london, france, europe
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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: anime, atmospheric, stylized, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: unrequited love, tragic hero, good versus evil, secrets, supernatural ability, supernatural, escapades, rivalry, teenage life, heroic mission, future dystopia, parallel universe ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Carrie (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
Style: suspenseful, rough, splatter, slasher, scary ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: bullying, high school, prom, suspense, telekinesis, social misfits, mother daughter relationship, humiliation, supernatural ability, teacher, supernatural, dead teenager ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa
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Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.
Style: futuristic, entertaining, exciting, light, intense ...
Plot: star trek, alien, space opera, space travel, alien race, space, good versus evil, alien planet, stranded, space battle, female humanoid alien, self sacrifice ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The vengeful Doctor rises again, seeking the Scrolls of Life in an attempt to resurrect his deceased wife.
Style: psychotronic, gothic, slasher, gothic horror, serious ...
Plot: mad scientist, organ, murder, sarcophagus, disfigurement, serial killer, mad doctor, fountain of youth, suspended animation, desert, mute, rapid aging ...
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, scotland yard
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The Toolbox Murders (1978)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No one is safe when a killer, wielding the deadly contents of his toolbox, methodically stalks his prey.
Style: slasher, disturbing, controversial, bloody, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, exploitation, murder, killer, fashion model, masked killer, isolation, home invasion, murderer, psychopath, woman in danger, kidnapping ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
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