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Old 08-13-07, 04:21 PM
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Movies where the bad guy wins?

Hi,

I love movies where the bad guy wins, but I can't remember too many movies like that? Do you know any?

Example:
The talented Mr Ripley
Henry, portrait of a serial killer
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Another thread where we're required to spoil movies with absolutely no warnings... le sigh.

Mr. Brooks (technically)
The Passion of the Christ
Hannibal
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The Getaway (Steve McQueen)
Rosemary's Baby (The Devil)
The Godfather & Godfather II (Michael Corleone)
The Silence of The Lambs & Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter)
The Medusa Touch (Richard Burton)
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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

(Solo frozen; Skywalker loses limb. Sure they get back in Episode VI, but that's an entirely different movie).

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Arlington road is one of those depressing movies
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Superbad
3:10 To Yuma
We Own The Night
American Gangster
His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass
I Am Legend
The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
No Country for Old Men


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Hannibal Lector wasn't the central bad guy in the Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, and Red Dragon movies. He was just a character that helped the FBI. Tooth Fairy Buffalo Bill and the guy with his face eaten were the central villians. I've never seen the Hannibal prequel though so I'm guessing he was the main villian and gets away.
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Not enough, if you ask me. Would be more realistic and refreshing.

One of the reasons I've always appreciated Se7en - they didn't puss out at all with that sumbitch.
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77
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Thanks for all the suggestions so far! This is great. I appreciate it.

I don't mind having the plot spoiled. I am much more interested in how the bad guy gets away with it. Talented Mr Ripley is a perfect example for me.

I personally think that Silence of the Lambs for instance is not exactly a sample of the movie I am looking for. At the end of Silence, all is good. The murder(s) have been solved. True, Hannibal gets away, but in a way, the public leaves with a happy feeling, because this is in all intents a happy ending movie.

Now, the movies where the real central character gets away with it, and you as a viewer exit with this slightly distraught feeling, that is what I am looking for.
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Originally Posted by LolaRennt


... I am much more interested in how the bad guy gets away with it. ....
This is disturbing...you don't by any chance light ants on fire or anything, do you?

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Blessing of the Golden Cleavage -AKA- Curse of the Golden Flower.
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Pitch Black - Riddick is one bad ass.
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THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST? If the "bad" guys didn't do what they were supposed to do, then Jesus wouldn't have died for our sins. Therefore, the supposed "bad" guys are the good guys, or heroes!
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Originally Posted by RichC2
The Passion of the Christ
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Yeah I don't get that either.
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Depends on your definition of "win", but I'll toss up Oldboy.
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