Dark hero movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant dark hero movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out visually appealing, serious, stylized, intense, cult film and exciting films and TV shows about / with dark hero, violence, gun, brutality, dialogue, death, anti heroes, anti hero, vengeance and fight scenes plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, Australia, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as dark hero: Blade (1998), Sin City (2005), Deadpool (2016), Pitch Black (2000), John Wick (2014), The Last Witch Hunter (2015), Leon: The Professional (1994), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Taken (2008), Ghost Rider (2007).

List of dark hero movies

 7.1
 240K
Blade (1998)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When Blade's mother was bitten by a vampire during pregnancy, she did not know that she gave her son a special gift while dying: All the good vampire attributes in combination with the best human skills. Blade and his mentor Whistler battle an ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspense, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, dark hero, vampire hunter, good versus evil, chosen one, supernatural, master warrior, immortality, heroes, rivalry, one man army, superhero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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 8.0
 733K
Sin City (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust ...
Style: atmospheric, dark, bleak, surreal, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark hero, neo noir, crimes, vengeance, justice, social decay, distopia, anti heroes, crime, torture, tough heroes, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s, 90s ...
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 8.0
 883K
Deadpool (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new ...
Style: exciting, comic, dark humor, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, anti hero, superhuman powers, dark hero, mutant, revenge, anti heroes, supernatural ability, imaginary, immortality, self healing, fight scenes ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
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 7.1
 223K
Pitch Black (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When their ship crash-lands on a remote planet, the marooned passengers soon learn that escaped convict Riddick isn't the only thing they have to fear. Deadly creatures lurk in the shadows, waiting to attack in the dark, and the planet is ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, suspense, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, dark hero, monster, alien encounter, one man army, mysterious planet, space travel, survival, outer space, tough heroes, evil alien, anti heroes ...
Time: future
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 7.4
 521K
John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, China
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, vigilante, dark hero, gangsters, gunfight, tough guy, criminal's revenge, lone hero, violence spree, professional killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The modern world holds many secrets, but by far the most astounding is that witches still live among us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world and putting an end to the human race once and for all. Armies ...
Style: gothic, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: supernatural, witch, dark hero, imaginary, immortality, adventure, lone hero, wizards and magicians, dark fantasy, apocalypse, fantasy world, witches ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Leon: The Professional (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, touching ...
Plot: hitman, loneliness, friendship, sniper, mentor, dark hero, killings, mafia, life philosophy, loner, lone wolves, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, South Africa
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be ...
Style: exciting, suspense, bleak, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, future dystopia, chase, survival, dark hero, distopia, apocalypse, danger, desert, dark future, brutality ...
Time: future
Place: australia
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 7.8
 558K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, entertaining, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, vigilantism, dark hero, chase, human trafficking, woman in danger, daring rescue, father daughter relationship, abduction, rescue, child abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
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 5.2
 220K
Ghost Rider (2007)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In order to save his dying father, young stunt cyclist Johnny Blaze sells his soul to Mephistopheles and sadly parts from the pure-hearted Roxanne Simpson, the love of his life. Years later, Johnny's path crosses again with Roxanne, now a ...
Style: comic, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: demon, dark hero, deal with the devil, supernatural, superhero, curses spells and rituals, chases and races, escapades, good versus evil, motorcycle, supernatural ability, redemption ...
Place: usa, texas
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 5.4
 121K
Max Payne (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Coming together to solve a series of murders in New York City are a DEA agent whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy and an assassin out to avenge her sister's death. The duo will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless ...
Style: stylized, bleak, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark hero, crimes, tough heroes, life is a bitch, revenge, tough law enforcer, righting the wronged, violence spree, murder, assassin, mexican standoff, female killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
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 8.8
 1.8M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, mind bending, thought provoking, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, social decay, losing-it hero, self destructing, insomnia, against the rules, insanity, fist fighting, social misfits, fighting the system, nihilism, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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 8.3
 897K
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and ...
Style: talky, brutal, tense, non-linear, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, crimes, dark hero, psychopath, suprisingly clever, swearing, violence spree, gang, cult, undercover cop, perfect crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles
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 7.7
 461K
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: funny, dark humor, bloody, entertaining, humorous ...
Plot: anti hero, dark hero, superhero, mutant, cancer, mercenary, murder, super strength, time travel, self healing, violence, anti heroes ...
Time: 2010s
Place: tokyo, hong kong
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 7.2
 60K
The Dead Zone (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural ability, dark hero, destiny, coma, supernatural, neo noir, changing the past or future, heroes, investigation, serial killer, murder, premonition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, future
Place: usa, maine, new hampshire
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 6.7
 197K
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, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, superhero, dark hero, supernatural ability, vampire hunter, violence, good versus evil, razor blade, tragic villain, lasersight, silver, mutation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, prague czech republic, london
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Punisher: War Zone (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Waging his one-man war on the world of organized crime, ruthless vigilante-hero Frank Castle sets his sights on overeager mob boss Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: ...
Style: stylized, exciting, rough, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, tough guy, dark hero, superhero, tough heroes, vigilantism, vanity, vengeance, vigilante, rivalry, crimes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.2
 169K
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, hitman, musician, dark hero, dangerous attraction, drug lord, gangsters, fall in love, loss of loved one, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
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The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.
Style: harsh, suspense, intense, exciting, tense ...
Plot: dark hero, revenge, battlefield, corruption, small town, violence, good versus evil, brutality, murder, arson, deception, criminal ...
Time: 1870s, 19th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: california
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 7.6
 164K
The Crow (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Exactly one year after young rock guitarist Eric Draven and his fiancée are brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals, Draven -- watched over by a hypnotic crow -- returns from the grave to exact revenge.
Style: gothic, cult film, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: halloween, vengeance, vigilantism, afterlife, supernatural, goth, dark fantasy, superhero, vigilante, murder, back from the dead, dark hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: detroit
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 8.2
 1.0M
V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, stylized, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fighting the system, revolution, vengeance, freedom, future dystopia, rebellion, anti hero, distopia, society, vigilantism, life is a bitch, anti heroes ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
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 7.0
 269K
Batman Returns (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Having defeated the Joker, Batman now faces the Penguin - a warped and deformed individual who is intent on being accepted into Gotham society. Crooked businessman Max Schreck is coerced into helping him become Mayor of Gotham and they both attempt ...
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, gothic, intense ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: villain, double life, dark hero, superhero, super villain, corruption, vigilante, superhuman powers, violence, crime fighter, businessman, secretary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill and other members of their assassination circle – but 'The Bride' lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for some payback, she makes a death list and hunts down those who ...
Style: dark humor, exciting, tense, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, one man army, mentor, organized crime, warrior, female warrior, tough girl, master warrior, danger, squad, dark hero, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: usa, asia, tokyo, japan, pasadena california
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Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.
Style: gothic, captivating, suspenseful, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, loneliness, supernatural, vampire human love, haunted by the past, human nature, manipulations, dark hero, bonding, victim, unhappy ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, year 1988, 1780s ...
Place: paris france, new orleans, san francisco, louisiana, europe ...
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Little Big Soldier (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a farmer forced into conscription, who has been looking to get out of the army ever since. His great chance arrives when he stumbles upon a wounded general from an enemy state, and he kidnaps him, intending to claim credit for the ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, dark hero, soldier, escape, pow, adventure, rivalry, survival, prince, horse, heroes, anti war ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
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 9.0
 2.2M
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, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, heroes, secret identity, good versus evil, batman, organized crime, double life, rivalry, super villain, psychopath, moral dilemma, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, hong kong
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 6.0
 587K
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: entertaining, comic, absurd, intense, surprise ending ...
Plot: anti hero, fight scenes, superhero, insanity, villain turns good, dark hero, mission, secret mission, weapons, revenge, alter ego, criminal heroes ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington d.c., louisiana, pentagon, usa
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Fulltime Killer (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Professional assassin O has resided in an isolated world of killing and loneliness. But his life begins to change once he meets the innocent Chin; hired to clean O's apartment. However, soon the flamboyent and reckless Tok enters Chin's ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, harsh, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, dark hero, police detective, danger, rivalry, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, law enforcement, fall in love, uninhibited rivalry, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia, japan, macau, thailand ...
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 5.7
 50K
Bloodshot (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After he and his wife are murdered, marine Ray Garrison is resurrected by a team of scientists. Enhanced with nanotechnology, he becomes a superhuman, biotech killing machine - Bloodshot. As Ray first trains with fellow super-soldiers, he cannot ...
Style: tense, psychotronic, psychological, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: nanotechnology, superhuman powers, dark hero, superhero, cyberpunk, mutant, redemption, rescue, immortality, super soldier, back from the dead, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, near future, 2020s
Place: budapest, london, budapest hungary, hungary, italy ...
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 6.9
 12
Dual Mania (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychological suspense thriller dealing with the dual persona a young man possesses and attempts to conceal throughout his ongoing sessions with his therapist.
Style: psychological thriller, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, cult film ...
Plot: dark hero, neo noir, schizophrenia, violence, good versus evil, sexual murder, crimes, neo-noir, female nudity, profanity, crime
Place: chicago illinois
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