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Anti-heroes

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1. Darkman (1990)
Peyton Westlake / Darkman

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Severely disfigured, Darkman begins a personal vendetta against the crime syndicate of Robert G. Durant, ultimately ridding the city of some of its worst criminals. Darkman fails to qualify as a hero not only because of his motives, but also his vicious and sometimes gruesome tactics.
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People who added this item 1173  Average listal rating (785 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.4 
2. The Punisher (2004)
Frank Castle / The Punisher

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Left for dead, Frank Castle returns months later to find that no one involved in his family's murder has been brought to justice. In an effort to prove the inadequacy of the law, Frank systematically kills the city's criminals, not out of vengeance, but punishment. Frank may do right by the law abiding citizens, but he guts the criminal underbelly with brutal ferocity.
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People who added this item 1459  Average listal rating (935 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
3. Mad Max (1979)
Max

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Max was the pride of the Main Force Patrol until a savage band of bikers murder his wife and child. Out for revenge, Max kills each one of them; painfully.
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People who added this item 1162  Average listal rating (775 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
4. Escape from New York (1981)
Snake Plissken

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Ex-special-ops, Snake lost faith in the modern run of society. Living as a criminal he is apprehended by the government of the day and used to extract the President of the United States from the condemned residents of New York.
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People who added this item 2946  Average listal rating (1991 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
5. Watchmen (2009)
Walter Kovacs / Rorschach

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When Walter Kovacs ceased to be, Rorschach is all that is left. Waging a personal war on crime he savagely kills the corrupt and the pestulent waste of society. No repreive for scum, just a painful death.
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People who added this item 1046  Average listal rating (719 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.8 
6. Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
Smith

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Just trying to go about his day, Smith gets caught up in a conspiracy plot involving the assassination of a newborn infant. Doing everything in his power, Smith keeps the child from harm by killing hundreds of nameless goons. Smith is also rumoured to be the angriest man on the planet.
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People who added this item 431  Average listal rating (285 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.4 
7. Last Man Standing (1996)
John Smith

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New-comer to Jericho, John Smith (likely an alias) takes up work as a hired gun for which ever gang will pay the most. Gradually dwindling both sides down, John ultimately frees the town of mob rule, but not before leaving most of its populace dead.
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People who added this item 6465  Average listal rating (4224 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.2 
8. V for Vendetta (2005)
V

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Codename V, Operative V, Terrorist V, or as he prefers simply V. V is a survivor of the Holocaust of Britain's totalitarian government. V brings an end to the strong-armed government through his Vendetta against those responsible for the experiments done to him. In a Vendetta, the only verdict is vengeance.
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9. The Dark Knight (2008)
Batman

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Normally I'd consider batman too heroic to be anti-hero material, but with The Dark Knight we see an edgier Batman. It takes a hero to bring down the Joker, but it takes an anti-hero to drop a mobster off a building to extract information from him.
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People who added this item 1434  Average listal rating (1027 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.6 
10. Demolition Man (1993)
John Spartan

In order to fight the most dangerous criminal from the 1990's, L.A. resurrects the most dangerous cop from the 1990's. John Spartan brings down Simon Phoenix but also destroys the conventions of modern society in the process.
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People who added this item 351  Average listal rating (245 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.8 
11. Death Sentence (2007)
Nick Hume

When his son is killed in a gang member's right of passage, Nick Hume seeks out his son's murderer and evens the score. Sparking a vendetta with the gang, his family is put in jeopardy. Nick takes it upon himself to kill the lot of them, partly out of necessity, partly out of revenge.
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People who added this item 5717  Average listal rating (3817 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.2 
12. Sin City (2005)

Dwight

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Dwight has a thing for the ladies and there isn't much he won't do for them, including disposing of a cop's body. He's cool and in charge, but his methods are blunt and to the brutal point.
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People who added this item 4194  Average listal rating (2839 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
13. Iron Man (2008)
Tony Stark / Iron Man

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Billionair, playboy, alcoholic; Tony Stark may moonlight as a one man military but his faults are in constant battle with his virtues.
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People who added this item 274  Average listal rating (179 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.2 
14. Death Race 2000 (1975)
Frankenstein

The world's most beloved racer in the Trans-continental Road Race; Frankenstein will stop at nothing to win. Though his motives are just, his determination leads him to fierce acts and his patience has its limits.
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15. Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Johnny

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A data courier, Johnny just wants to get the job done and get paid. Faced with a chance to save the world from a deadly disease, Johnny doesn't want to be a saviour, he just wants room service.
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People who added this item 1241  Average listal rating (889 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
16. Falling Down (1993)
D-Fens

Unable to cope with American society's shortcomings and his own failure to achieve a Reagan era American dream, D-fens sets off on a rampage. Lowering prices, demanding customer satisfaction and spending ammo; D-fens rides the line between socially disruptive anti-hero and psychotic villain.
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People who added this item 515  Average listal rating (332 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.8 
17. The Brave One (2007)
Erica Bain

When radio personality Erica Bain loses her husband in a brutal attack, she buys herself a gun. First to use for protection, then it becomes about justice, and finally revenge. Erica makes a difference in New York, but runs the risk of becoming part of the city's crime problem herself.
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People who added this item 285  Average listal rating (197 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 6.1 
18. The Condemned (2007)
Conrad

Trapped on an island with a group of criminals fighting to be the last one left alive, Conrad seems to be the only one with a sense of justice and the force to survive in spite of it. When trusting others can get you killed Conrad is the right balance between ruthless and intelligent. Strong of will and strong physically.
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People who added this item 58  Average listal rating (31 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.3 
19. Stander (2003)
Andre Stander

A cop turned bank robber, Andre Stander gives up a chance for the fast lane to promotion when he takes issue with the police department's policies on Aparthide. Realising that a white man can get away with pretty much anything in South Africa, he begins one the greatest crime sprees the country has seen and becomes a folk hero to the unheard masses.
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People who added this item 2479  Average listal rating (1657 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.1 
20. Blade (1998)
Blade

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Not quite vampire, not quite human; Blade lives between worlds. He hunts vampires without remorse, but has no love for the humans he protects in the process. Blade is cold, calculated and just happens to do the right thing.
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People who added this item 6019  Average listal rating (4069 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.4 
21. X-Men (2000)
Wolverine

Wolverine is a force of nature; animalistic, vicious, raw. He cares for the X-men, and will ultimately do the right thing, but his approach to every situation is pretty much the same: Cut down everything in his way.
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22. Serenity (2005)
Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds

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People who added this item 746  Average listal rating (502 ratings) 5.1  IMDB Rating 5.2 
23. Spawn (1997)
Spawn

Once a hired assassin, Al Simmons is betrayed by his employer and sent to hell. Making a deal with Malebogia he is granted a new life on earth as Spawn, the general of Hell's armies. He quickly realizes his former life is beyond his grasp; his wife has found a new life with a new husband. With nothing left he turns to revenge and eventually turns on Malebogia himself.
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24. Constantine (2005)
John Constantine

Damned to hell upon his eventual death, John uses his time among the living to hunt down demons on earth that threaten the balance between Heaven and Hell. Unable to find salvation, he wastes no time on modesty, piety or politeness; he simply does his job and sends demons back to hell.
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25. Max Payne (2008)
Max Payne

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After failing to prevent the brutal murder of his wife and child, Officer Max Payne becomes obsessed with hunting down their killers. Ruining his career and severing his friendships within the precinct, Max's obsession becomes his life. When his investigation finally turns up leads Max takes on what few friends he has left in order to take down an illegal drug ring and avenge his lost family.
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A collection of cinema's great anti-heroes. Characters who fight evil and ultimately do right, while being totally unheroic themselves.

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Comments

Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Aug 2 0:38
What about Spawn?
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Aug 2 15:17
Jhon Constantine, from hellblazer and Constantine Movie
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Aug 2 23:55
Nice additions, thanks to both of you.
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Dec 29 4:42
Great list. What about the Mercer brothers from Four Brothers?
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Dec 29 12:10
very reasonable
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Dec 29 12:10
and a very nice list.

you got my vote
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Dec 29 12:19
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly ... all the movies with Clint Eastwood
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 16 20:32
Some great choices! Your comments really represent the characters well too. =]
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 16 21:13
Eli from the Book of Eli?
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Jan 3 2:20
Very entertaining list. well made, my friend.
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Jan 23 8:56
Check out the first District 13 movie. A ghetto section of France gets walled off.

The second one has some incredible action but was kinda lame imo.
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Jan 23 12:22
Ash from the Evil Dead films comes to mind, as to does Lamont Cranston / The Shadow.
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Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Jan 24 12:40
Hellboy?
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Jan 24 16:35
Awesome list!
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Jan 25 0:45
Great list another suggestion would be Leon from the movie Leon even though he is sweetheart he is still a murderer

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