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Added by Mr. Saturn on 4 Sep 2012 11:58
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Bad Guy Protagonists

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Greed (1924) (1925)

But it is most of all Stroheim who rejects photographic expressionism and the tricks of montage. In his films reality lays itself bare like a suspect confessing under the relentless examination of the commissioner of police. He has one simple rule for direction. Take a close look at the world, keep on doing so, and in the end it will lay bare for you all its cruelty and its ugliness. One could easily imagine as a matter of fact a film by Stroheim composed of a single shot as long-lasting and as close-up as you like. - Andre Bazin, What is Cinema?
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Breaking Bad (2008)

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M (1931)
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The Godfather (1972)
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Taxi Driver (1976)
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Psycho (1960) (1960)
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Raging Bull (1980)
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People who added this item 730 Average listal rating (428 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8
La Strada (1954)
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Breathless (1960)
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The Searchers (1956)
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People who added this item 210 Average listal rating (110 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.5
L'Argent (1983)
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Deadwood (2004)
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The Shining (1980)
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Dogville (2003)
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Naked (1993)
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Nosferatu (1922)
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Barry Lyndon (1975)
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Pulp Fiction (1994)
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Fireworks (1997)
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GoodFellas (1990)
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Seinfeld (1989)

The finale shows how the characters are selfish assholes; it was an indictment of the people who sided with the characters' myopic narcissism. One can interpret the show, and the finale, as kind of a misanthropic comedy, equally critical of the protagonists' and the minor characters' selfishness.
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Le Samourai (1967)
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Weekend (1967)
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Inland Empire (2007)
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Death Note (2006)
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Movies and TV shows where the protagonist is a bad person and not necessarily a villain or criminal. Recommendations are welcome.

I didn't include The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, or the overrated movie The Usual Suspects.

The lists Criminals as Main Characters (TV) and Memorable movie psychopaths, and Tv Tropes - Villain Protagonist helped me make this list.

I didn't include criminals that are only thieves and con-men e.g. Pickpocket, The Lady Eve, Foolish Wives, Trouble in Paradise, Paper Moon ...

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