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 serious, exciting, suspenseful, intense, suspense and interesting films and TV shows about / with tragic villain, violence, revenge, murder, vengeance, danger, death, chase, dialogue and mentor plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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tragic villain movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as tragic villain: The Dark Knight Rises (2012), The Masque of the Red Death (1964), Blade II (2002), Healer (2014), City Hunter (2011), Spider-Man 3 (2007), Red Dragon (2002), The Incredibles (2004), Rasputin (2010), A High Wind in Jamaica (1965).

List of tragic villain movies

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman ...
Style: exciting, bleak, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, superhero, good versus evil, batman, secret identity, chaos and mayhem, explosion, double life, police detective, tragic villain, nuclear threat, disguise ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, pentagon, italy
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The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
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, scary, suspenseful, serious, macabre ...
Plot: plague, satanism, murder, village, prince, revenge, satanic ritual, sacrifice, tragic villain, supernatural, good versus evil, mystery ...
Time: middle ages
Place: italy, europe
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 6.7
 201K
Blade II (2002)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, dark hero, superhero, vampire hunter, supernatural ability, vampire vs vampire, master warrior, imaginary, chosen one, good versus evil, violence, tragic villain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, london, prague czech republic
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 8.5
 6K
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, romantic, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hidden identity, reporter, investigation, hacker, rescue, false accusation, dating, self sacrifice, lost child, masked hero, romance, political intrigue ...
Place: korea, seoul
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 8.2
 5K
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, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: secret identity, masked hero, corruption, revenge, hidden identity, political intrigue, crime fighter, tragic villain, false accusation, president, father son relationship, romance ...
Place: korea
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 6.2
 501K
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The seemingly invincible Spider-Man goes up against an all-new crop of villains – including the shape-shifting Sandman. While Spider-Man’s superpowers are altered by an alien organism, his alter ego, Peter Parker, deals with nemesis Eddie Brock ...
Style: exciting, sentimental, suspenseful, serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, double life, friendship, heroes, jealousy, amnesia, transformation, super powers, genetically altered, character change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.2
 253K
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, tense, rough, suspense, intense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibalism, investigation, split personality, fbi, murder, neo noir, cruelty, deadly, reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: washington d.c., florida, chicago illinois, st. louis missouri, birmingham alabama ...
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 8.0
 659K
The Incredibles (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.
Style: exciting, entertaining, humorous, touching, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: superhero, secret identity, heroes, disney, adventure, good versus evil, superhuman powers, family, disguise, family relations, parents and children, rescue ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 50s, year 1962
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 5.0
 109
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: factual, exciting, tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: magician, sorcerer, assassination, occult, russian revolution, historical character, main character shot, traitor, poisoned, assassin, religion, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
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: realistic, exciting, captivating, serious, stylized
Plot: pirate ship, pirate, stowaway, child in peril, sword fight, sailing ship, sailboat, kidnapping, danger, escapades, ship, young heroes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: jamaica, caribbean
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 6.6
 2K
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, suspense
Plot: chase, martial arts, vengeance, crimes, on the run, law enforcement, crime, hitman, life is a bitch, good versus evil, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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 7.9
 984
Dan Vs. (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Dan Vs. is an Emmy award winning American Flash animated television series created by Dan Mandel and Chris Pearson. The series has spanned three seasons, airing on Hub Network from January 1, 2011 to March 9, 2013. The series is rated TV-PG.
Style: humorous, not serious, contemplative, light
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: friends, friendship, buddies, vengeance, rivalry, talented, disorder, irresponsible, male protagonist, anger, husband wife relationship, tragic villain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, stylized, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, opera, disfigurement, fall in love, love and romance, singer, dangerous attraction, musician's life, mask, disguise, destructive relationship, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1910s, 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, tragic hero, unrequited love, supernatural ability, supernatural, adventure, future dystopia, rivalry, escapades, danger, heroic mission, teenage life ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 6.1
 35K
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: sadistic, rough, scary, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, serial killer, insanity, mannequin, slasher, loneliness, violence spree, homicidal maniac, extreme violence, disturbed childhood, murder, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2010s, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles
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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: tense, twists and turns, social, political
Plot: organized crime, heist, counterfeiter, secret, partners in crime, partners, criminal heroes, corruption, crimes, romance, politics, danger ...
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: stylized, lyrical, romantic, sentimental
Plot: dangerous attraction, bittersweet, destructive relationship, tragic hero, disfigurement, disguise, unfulfillment, loneliness, disfigured face, love and romance, aristocracy, romance ...
Place: france
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 8.4
 952K
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, suspense, atmospheric, bleak, cynical ...
Plot: mental illness, psycho, insanity, psychological trauma, social decay, villain, social problems, mental patient, bad attitude, character change, evil clown, social problem ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, 20th century, year 1981
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The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A disfigured musical genius, hidden away in the Paris Opera House, terrorises the opera company for the unwitting benefit of a young protégée whom he trains and loves. The 25th anniversary of the first public performance of Phantom of the Opera ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspense, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: opera singer, unfulfilled love, disfigurement, destructive relationship, musician, singer, theater, obsession, tragic hero, love and romance, lifestyle, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, year 1919, 1910s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country:
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1926, Newt Scamander arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America with a magically expanded briefcase, which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, whimsical, psychotronic, entertaining ...
Plot: magic, magical creature, wizards, magic wand, good versus evil, teleportation, fantasy world, dark fantasy, rescue, friendship, magician, chase ...
Time: 1920s
Place: new york, london, arizona, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.3
 690K
Spider-Man (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After being bitten by a genetically altered spider, nerdy high school student Peter Parker is endowed with amazing powers.
Style: exciting, serious, psychotronic, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing, kids
Plot: superhero, super villain, superhuman powers, transformation, experiment, good versus evil, double life, disguise, heroes, courage, experiment gone awry, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Hell Up in Harlem (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tougher than Shaft and smoother than Superfly, this high-voltage sequel to Black Caesar explodes with enough action to incinerate New York City. Packed with machine-gun mayhem and riveting adventure, Hell Up in Harlem is nothing less than a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, gangsters, grizzly bear, rivalry, criminal heroes, chase, urban, racism, city life, violence spree, vengeance, urban ghetto ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles ...
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 6.3
 784
War Hunt (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Recruits head to the front lines towards the close of the Korean War. The interaction between two of the soldiers...an idealistic newcomer and a psychotic who goes on one-man patrols slitting enemy throats under cover of night...and the orphan boy ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: psychopath, friendship, officers and cadets, basic training, military life, wartime life, curses spells and rituals, innocence lost, battle zone, obsession, idealism, anti war ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: asia, korea
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 6.3
 82K
Taking Lives (2004)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is ...
Style: twist ending, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, fatal attraction, murder investigation, profiler, police investigation, fake identity, dangerous attraction, female agent, psychopath, strong female lead, twists & turns ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1983, year 2004 ...
Place: usa, canada, montreal, montreal quebec, pennsylvania
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Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: When a desperate Mr. Freeze, to save his dying wife, kidnaps Barbara (Batgirl) Gordon as an involuntary organ donor, Batman and Robin must find her before the operation can begin.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: superhero, chase, kidnapping, race against time, heroes, submarine, danger, crimes, chases and races, undercover, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
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: saga, suspenseful, epic, futuristic, dark ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, space and aliens, outer space, good versus evil, rebel, star wars, heroic mission, sword fight, jedi, creature, warrior, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 80s
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A Perfect World (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal.
Style: road movie, touching, sincere, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, prison escape, friendship, fugitives, manhunt, moral ambiguity, violence, dysfunctional family, prison, classic car, runaway ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, alaska, austin texas, birmingham alabama ...
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 6.7
 32K
New Jack City (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, gangsters, gang, chase, friendship, drug dealing, betrayal, crimes, crime, addiction, urban ghetto, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, turkey ...
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Quasimodo, the hunchback bellringer of Notre Dame's cathedral meets a beautiful gypsy dancer, Esmeralda, and falls in love with her. So does Quasimodo's guardian, the archdeacon of the cathedral, and a poor street poet. But ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, tragic love, soldier, love affair, custody, destructive relationship, unfulfilled love, self discovery, curses spells and rituals, mental illness, obsession, fall in love ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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 6.6
 107K
Hostage (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When a mafia accountant is taken hostage on his beat, a police officer – wracked by guilt from a prior stint as a negotiator – must negotiate the standoff, even as his own family is held captive by the mob.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, hostage negotiator, one man army, hostages, fbi, crimes, small town, rescue, hostage situation, family problems, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
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