Death of hero movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant death of hero movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, epic and captivating films and TV shows about / with death of hero, violence, heroes, death of protagonist, main character dies, murder, catastrophe, brutality, danger and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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death of hero movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as death of hero: Gandhi (1982), Doctor Who (1996), The Great Escape (1963), Shock Wave (2017), The Lord of the Rings (1978), All Quiet on the Western Front (1979), The Directive (2019), Down River (2018), The Slave Hunters (2010), Death Force (1978).

List of death of hero movies

 8.0
 218K
Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: emotional, realistic, uplifting, serious, factual ...
Plot: human spirit, leadership, freedom, idealism, protest, muslim, religious intolerance, fighting the system, political unrest, politics, state affairs, life philosophy ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: india, england, new delhi, europe, asia ...
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 6.4
 9K
Doctor Who (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Seventh Doctor becomes the Eighth. And on the streets of San Francisco – alongside new ally Grace Holloway - he battles the Master.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, changing the past or future, clock, space and aliens, heroic mission, rescue, danger, escapades, save the world, regeneration, good versus evil ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, future, contemporary, 20th century ...
Place: usa, san francisco
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The Great Escape (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, world war two, freedom, prison escape, pow, optimism, capture, soldier, desperation, escape attempt, officer, prisoner ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, alps, switzerland, europe, poland
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 6.3
 3K
Shock Wave (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When a terrorist who specializes in explosives takes hold of an underground tunnel, he threatens to kill hostages if his demands are not met.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Plot: bomb, police officer, explosion, hostage situation, undercover cop, revenge, police shootout, police officer taken hostage, police officer shot, hostage, mercenary, gunfight ...
Place: hong kong
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The Lord of the Rings (1978)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Spain
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, serious, scenic, gloomy ...
Plot: good versus evil, obsessive quest, adventure, mission, wizards and magicians, heroes, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, save the world, danger, elf, wizards ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 70s
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All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: At the start of World War I, Paul Baumer is a young German patriot, eager to fight. Indoctrinated with propaganda at school, he and his friends eagerly sign up for the army soon after graduation. But when the horrors of war soon become too much to ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, world war one, battles, military, anti war, school, hospital, innocence lost, wartime life, military life, atrocity, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: germany, france, europe
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 4.4
 652
The Directive (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the aftermath of an incurable virus spread, a robot seeking to eradicate humanity deceptively guides a Red Cross survivor to sanctuary with the false hope of his family awaiting in Safe Zone 57.
Style: cinema verite, allegory, educational, epic, psychotronic ...
Plot: zombie outbreak, robot, expedition, journey, sole survivor, virus, top secret, rat, self discovery, loss of father, laboratory, government agent ...
Time: 2020s, near future, future, year 2019
Place: washington d.c., china, utah, colorado, usa ...
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 4.7
 383
Down River (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Four soldiers trapped behind enemy lines must confront their fears and desires while finding a way back to their battalion.
Style: suspense, exciting, serious, tense, psychedelic ...
Plot: behind enemy lines, survival, military, murder, soldier, friendship, escape, pursuit, prisoner, betrayal, world war two, chase ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: normandy, germany, vietnam, congo, cambodia
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The Slave Hunters (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: The Slave Hunters is a 2010 South Korean action historical drama set in the Joseon Dynasty about a slave hunter who is tracking down a general-turned-runaway slave as well as searching for the woman he loves. It aired on KBS2 from January 6 to March ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, exciting
Plot: slave, joseon dynasty, bounty hunter, slavery, conspiracy, political intrigue, tragic hero, love triangle, chase, deception, false accusation, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: korea
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 5.4
 463
Death Force (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, War
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leon Isaac Kennedy is Doug Russell, an American who steals a shipment of gold in the Philippines with two Vietnam War buddies, who cut his throat and throw him overboard. Russell washes ashore an island inhabited by two Japanese soldiers stranded ...
Style: tragic ending
Plot: vietnam veteran, revenge, martial arts, hand to hand combat, disarming someone, sword fight, mafia, fistfight, shot in the head, death of protagonist, tragedy, assassin ...
Place: new york
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 6.0
 3K
Jesus (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The film is notable for presenting a more human Jesus, compared to more solemn portrayals in earlier films; here Jesus laughs and cries like anyone else. Among other things, he weeps at Joseph’s funeral, throws stones in Lake Galilee when meeting ...
Style: realistic, serious, epic, based on the bible, surprise ending ...
Plot: bible, jesus christ, christianity, resurrection, society, hopes, religions or cults, sin, leadership, jesus, death of protagonist, main character dies ...
Place: palestine
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.
Style: saga, futuristic, exciting, stylized, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: star wars, outer space, space travel, space wars, adventure, good versus evil, jedi, heroes, space and aliens, spacecraft, danger, space battle ...
Time: future, 2010s
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All-Star Superman (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Lex Luthor enacts his plan to rid the world of Superman, once and for all. Succeeding with solar radiation poisoning, the Man of Steel is slowly dying. With what little times remains, the Last Son of Krypton must confront the revealing of his secret ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, atmospheric, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, save the world, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, heroic mission, death of protagonist, good versus evil, space and aliens, adventure, dishonesty, master villain, imaginary ...
Time: 70s
Place: new jersey, tokyo
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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Admiral James T. Kirk is feeling old; the prospect of accompanying his old ship the Enterprise on a two week cadet cruise is not making him feel any younger. But the training cruise becomes a life or death struggle when Khan escapes from years of ...
Style: saga, exciting, serious, suspenseful, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: self sacrifice, spacecraft, outer space, space opera, midlife crisis, good versus evil, mind control, scientist, space station, teleportation, warp speed, space travel ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: realistic, captivating, rough, bleak, epic ...
Plot: military, army, war, world war two, battles, sniper, courage, heroic mission, warrior, rescue, d day, bravery ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
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The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" ...
Style: epic, tense, realistic, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: battles, friendship, navy, heroes, battle, chinese, missionary, u.s. navy, ship, politics, warship, redemption ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, utah, geneva switzerland, new jersey ...
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Saikano: The Last Love Song on This Little Planet (2002)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Saikano: The Last Love Song on This Little Planet. is a manga, anime, and OVA series by Shin Takahashi, creator of Iihito and Kimi no Kakera. Saikano was originally serialized in Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine. A live-action movie ...
Style: tragic ending, captivating, touching, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: statutory rape, military, secret weapon, super weapon, romance, murder, school, violence, true love, tragedy, friendship, betrayal ...
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Samson and Delilah (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Italy, USA, Morocco
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
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: serious, epic, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, femme fatale, tragic hero, betrayal, superhero, battlefield, epic battle, human spirit, vengeance, heroic mission, redemption ...
Time: ancient history, ancient times
Place: persia
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Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young ...
Style: romantic, emotional, sweet, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, romance, family feud, young love, unfulfillment, love and romance, parents and children, fall in love, true love, shakespeare, love story ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england, paris france
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Robin and Marian (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Robin Hood is an old man when he returns with his best friend Little John to England after the Crusades. Maid Marian has entered a nunnery, King Richard is a raving lunatic, his Brother John a moron, and the age of great adventure has seemed to have ...
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: robin hood, adventure, folk hero, tragic love, nun, knight, romance, rivalry, danger, old love, unfulfillment, crusade ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, france
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 6.4
 51K
Red Dawn (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: invasion, survival, brutality, war, adventure, save the day, heroic mission, against the odds, youth, danger, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, near future
Place: colorado, usa, latin america, russia
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 7.7
 225K
Philadelphia (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, uplifting, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, aids, lawyer, terminal illness, hiv, homosexual, lawsuit, prejudice, gay, judiciary, lgbt, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: biblical, rough, bleak, factual, epic ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, betrayal, jesus, religion, religions or cults, torture, bible, life philosophy, sacrifice, suffering, mission ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 30s, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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 7.1
 20K
Merlin (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
Story: The legendary wizard tells his story of his war against Queen Mab of the Sidhe and his creation of Camelot.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, fairy tale, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: king arthur, wizards and magicians, knight, wizards, dragon, good versus evil, adventure, witch, betrayal, sorcerer, supernatural, friendship ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century
Place: london
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 7.6
 429K
Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, nazi germany, heroism, military, american soldier, battles, heroes, ambush, rivalry, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany
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 5.4
 620
Commandos (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Sgt. Sullivan puts together a group of Italian-Americans into disguise as Italian soldiers in order to infiltrate a North African camp held by the Italians. After the soldiers have knifed the Italians in their beds, they find a hooker living at the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, soldier, world war two, military base, battles, working undercover, heroic mission, graphic violence, weapon system, war, undercover, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: africa
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Cannon for Cordoba (1970)
Genre: Action, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1916, a Mexican rebel named Cordoba steals six cannons from the forces of General Pershing who's been sent to bring order to the Texas-Mexico border. Pershing assigns a soldier named Rod Douglas to retrieve the cannons.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: soldier, battles, mexican revolution, train robbery, mountain, anti war, tough heroes, heroes, lone wolves, military, adventure, betrayal ...
Time: 1910s
Place: mexico, latin america, texas, usa
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 6.6
 420K
Elysium (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, space station, cyborgs, outer space, distopia, class conflict, politics, race against time, radiation, society, dystopic future ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: los angeles, usa, south africa
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 6.9
 203
God's Outlaw (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatized biography of William Tyndale, the 16th Century reformer determined to translate the Bible into English, which illegal act set him at odds with the Catholic Church, Sir Thomas More and King Henry VIII.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: translator, burned alive, anti hero, religions or cults, church, state affairs, clergy, dishonesty, obsessive quest, anti heroes, against the rules, on the run ...
Time: 16th century
Place: germany, england
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 6.2
 203
The Tigers (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cops find their careers and their lives in jeopardy when they spend a gangster's bribe money after releasing him from custody during a drug bust.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, martial arts, police detective, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, disorder, gangsters, tough law enforcer, vengeance, murder, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, singapore
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