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What are some good movies that feature an ANTI-HERO?

Old 05-22-08, 01:12 PM
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What are some good movies that feature an ANTI-HERO?

Without looking at wikipedia or imdb,

can you think, off the top of your head, movies that feature clear-cut ANTI-HEROES?


I'll start.

How about John Travolta's Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction. Clearly a guy with moral issues, yet you still root for the guy.



Any other examples?
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Mickey and Mallory Knox in Natural Born Killers
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Mickey and Mallory Knox in Natural Born Killers

Yeah, that's a really good example! Any others?
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Hero ?

The Italian Job
The Bank Job
The Job

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Lord of War

XXx (not a good movie but a good example)
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pretty much any movie from the film noir genre or western genre. but the embodyment of 'anti-hero' is snake plisken.
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Would Equilibreum count?

The Matrix?
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...but the embodiment of 'anti-hero' is Snake Plisken.
James Cagney in The Public Enemy (1931) would eat Snake's lunch, and then smash a grapefruit in his face...
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'KILL!!!'...

'Angels With Dirty Faces'...

'Sanjuro'...

'Yojimbo'...

'Unforgiven'...

'Open Range'...

'White Heat'...

'Wyatt Earp'...

'Le Samourai'...

'Le Cercle Rouge'...

'Key Largo'...

'Rififi'...

'Ronin Gai'... several...

'On The Waterfront'...

'Man On Fire'...

'The Limey'...

'Spartan'...

'Interview With The Vampire'...

'Lawman'...

'Big Jake'...

'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance'... - possibly the archetype?...

i could go on... there's a few OTTOMH...
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Payback is what came to mind initially as well.
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