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Old 11-03-08, 08:45 PM
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Badguy vs. Badguy

I was wondering that in movies and literature how the conflict is almost always good vs. evil. Good vs. good is obviously dumb, but then evil vs. evil can totally happen. Has there been any movie that showed this type of conflict, sides of antagonists fighting one another? I cannot think of one off the top of my head but it intrigues me.
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Antagonist vs. antagonist can't really happen because one has to be considered the protagonist.

Now villain versus villain can happen, however, that doesn't seem to happen very often.
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I love movies where perception of good and bad are subjected to point of views or turn of events. OLdboy, Prestige, Frailty, and Sympathy for Mr Vengeance for example.
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Fisrt thing that popped into my mind was Clint Eastwood's "Man with No Name" movies. I know we're supposed to root for Eastwood, but I love watching his shady character match wits with Lee Van Cleef's shady character.


Another western that comes to mind is The Wild Bunch

Of course I'm probably thinking more along the lines of anti-heroes than actual bad guys.

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The Devil's Rejects comes to mind for me. I actually enjoyed it because it was a movie that followed a group of horrible people around, people that deserved to suffer and die, and somehow pit them up against a sheriff that was equally rotten and deserving of death.
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The Godfather trilogy, but that's probably not what the OP meant.
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