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, cult film, exciting, intense and stylized films and TV shows about / with dark hero, violence, gun, death, dialogue, anti hero, anti heroes, fight, fight scenes and brutality plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as dark hero: Sin City (2005), Pitch Black (2000), Blade (1998), John Wick (2014), Deadpool (2016), Blade II (2002), Taken (2008), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Ghost Rider (2007), Punisher: War Zone (2008).

List of dark hero movies

 8.0
 743K
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: neo noir, atmospheric, dark, bleak, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark hero, vengeance, crimes, justice, distopia, social decay, anti hero, crime, torture, tough heroes, gory, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1990s, 20th century ...
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 7.1
 227K
Pitch Black (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, monster, dark hero, space travel, one man army, mysterious planet, anti hero, survival, outer space, alien encounter, tough heroes, evil alien ...
Time: future
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 7.1
 250K
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, supernatural, master warrior, chosen one, one man army, heroes, immortality, rivalry, one against many ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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 7.4
 554K
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, lone hero, vigilante, dark hero, tough guy, criminal's revenge, gunfight, revenge, gangsters, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, brooklyn new york city
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 8.0
 921K
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, stylized, parody, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, anti hero, anti heroes, superhuman powers, dark hero, mutant, revenge, dark humor, immortality, escapades, supernatural ability, fight scenes ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 6.7
 203K
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, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, dark hero, superhero, vampire hunter, good versus evil, supernatural ability, supernatural, vampire vs vampire, martial arts, imaginary, master warrior, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, london, prague czech republic
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 7.8
 571K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, chase, dark hero, vigilantism, woman in danger, human trafficking, tough heroes, danger, car chase, child abduction, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, South Africa, USA
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, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, chase, future dystopia, survival, post apocalyptic, apocalypse, distopia, dark hero, danger, anti hero, car chase, car ...
Time: future
Place: australia
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 5.3
 226K
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, superhero, deal with the devil, dark hero, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, chases and races, motorcycle, good versus evil, supernatural ability, escapades, redemption ...
Place: usa, texas
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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, suspenseful, rough, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, dark hero, tough guy, vengeance, tough heroes, vigilantism, vanity, vigilante, rivalry, escapades, crimes, superhero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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: exciting, tense, non-linear, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, one man army, mentor, dark humor, tough girl, female warrior, dark hero, organized crime, revenge, hate, warrior, heroine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, asia, tokyo, japan, pasadena california
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 8.1
 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: futuristic, captivating, intense, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, vengeance, anti hero, distopia, freedom, rebellion, future dystopia, vigilantism, society, mysterious character, dark hero ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
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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, stylized ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: witch, supernatural, immortality, adventure, lone hero, dark hero, imaginary, dark fantasy, wizards and magicians, fantasy world, witches, apocalypse ...
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, neo noir, serious, touching ...
Plot: hitman, loneliness, mentor, sniper, life philosophy, friendship, killings, dark hero, loner, lone wolves, murder, protector ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.7
 497K
Deadpool 2 (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, 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, psychotronic, bloody, parody, entertaining ...
Plot: anti hero, dark hero, supernatural power, super strength, superhero, invulnerability, mutant, dark humor, super powers, suicide attempt, mercenary, hitman ...
Time: 2010s
Place: tokyo, hong kong
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 7.0
 278K
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: date night, teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: villain, dark hero, double life, millionaire, superhero, super villain, good versus evil, corruption, vigilante, superhuman powers, crime fighter, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa
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 5.3
 123K
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, tough law enforcer, noir, violence spree, righting the wronged, murder, assassin, mexican standoff, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
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 8.8
 1.9M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
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: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, thought provoking, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, self destructing, social decay, nihilism, fighting the system, insomnia, losing-it hero, insanity, dark humor, life philosophy, fist fighting, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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 7.2
 174K
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, hitman, musician, revenge, dark hero, drug lord, loss of loved one, fall in love, dangerous attraction, one against many, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 8.3
 935K
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, swearing, violence spree, gang, perfect crime, suprisingly clever, undercover cop, thief ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles
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 7.2
 64K
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: neo noir, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural ability, dark hero, supernatural, coma, destiny, changing the past or future, a vision, heroes, investigation, serial killer, murder, premonition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, future
Place: usa, maine, new hampshire
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 7.6
 168K
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, rough, cult film, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, supernatural, goth, afterlife, halloween, vigilante, dark fantasy, back from the dead, superhero, good versus evil, martial arts ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: detroit
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 5.9
 619K
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, absurd, comic, intense, psychotronic ...
Plot: anti hero, female warrior, dark hero, fight scenes, tough girl, villain turns good, superhero, insanity, mission, super villain, secret mission, villain ...
Time: 2010s
Place: louisiana, washington d.c., pentagon, usa
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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: suspense, intense, exciting, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: dark hero, battlefield, revenge, corruption, small town, violence, good versus evil, brutality, murder, criminal, deception, outlaw ...
Time: 1870s, 19th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, sacramento california
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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: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark hero, martial arts, soldier, escape, pow, rivalry, adventure, survival, samurai sword, prince, horse, heroes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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 7.3
 586K
Ant-Man (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Doctor Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of ...
Style: exciting, serious, psychotronic, light, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, dark hero, good versus evil, technology, imaginary, miniaturization, supernatural power, heroes, danger, escapades, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 1989
Place: usa, san francisco
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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When the devil resurfaces with aims to take over the world in human form, Johnny Blaze reluctantly comes out of hiding to transform into the flame-spewing supernatural hero Ghost Rider -- and rescue a 10-year-old boy from an unsavory end.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: devil, superhero, supernatural ability, dark hero, unstoppable, supernatural, motorcycle, heroes, anti hero, biker, loner, vengeance ...
Place: eastern europe, usa, europe, romania, turkey
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 9.0
 2.4M
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, double life, anti hero, good versus evil, organized crime, batman, rivalry, super villain, dark hero, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, hong kong
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 5.7
 64K
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, superhero, super strength, rescue, dark hero, regeneration, supernatural power, cyberpunk, back from the dead, violence, super soldier ...
Time: contemporary, near future, 2020s
Place: budapest hungary, hungary, london, budapest, italy ...
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 6.7
 14
Dual Mania (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 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, neo noir, suspense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: dark hero, schizophrenia, violence, good versus evil, sexual murder, crimes, neo-noir, female nudity, profanity, crime
Place: chicago illinois
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