Is there a film that you have seen where the main character isn’t necessarily a nice person? Not always in the sense of a violent criminal or a vicious murderer, maybe just a moral mop bucket. Here are a few answers we found on a popular internet community.
1. There Will Be Blood (2007)
A silver miner turned oilman becomes more and more ruthless in his continued quest for wealth during the Southern California oil boom. Nothing will stop Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) from reaching his end goal.
2. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
One film critic elaborated, “Jordan [Dicarprio] only cared about the fame that he received rather than his family. No wonder why his wife wanted a divorce.”
3. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
A slacker in the late 1950s will resort to extreme measures in order to keep up with a ruse. Tom Ripley (Matt Damon) is mistaken for a Princeton man and tasked to retrieve the spoiled son of a rich shipping magnate. Things go sideways when Ripley hatches a plan of his own. And nothing will stop him from reaching his goal.
4. Bad Santa (2003)
A group of con artists makes their living by posing as Santa and his elf helper, and they rob shopping malls on Christmas Eve every year. But one of the con artists is not your run-of-the-mill dirt bag; he’s extra dirty! Willie (Billy Bob Thornton), the verbally abusive, alcohol-addicted frontman of the bunch, takes the cake.
5. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
Another joked that this film is centered on a bad guy disguised as a lowly emperor in distress. The same person continued, “This is the best answer here!”
6. Raging Bull (1980)
A biographical film about the self-destructive Italian-American middleweight boxer Jake LaMotta. It is a story of obsessive rage and jealousy that leads to the devastation of his family.
7. Nightcrawler (2014)
A desperate con artist strong-arms his way into the L.A. crime journalism scene. This con man turned photojournalist proves that he is willing to do the wrong thing to obtain the right photo.
8. Whiplash (2014)
An abusive, cut-throat instructor at a premiere music conservatory mentors a promising music student and talented jazz drummer. The overbearing musical mentor pushes the drummer to his limits and beyond, all using very questionable methodologies.
9. My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
When 27-year-old food critic Julianne Potter (Julia Roberts) finds out that her best friend (Dermot Mulroney) is engaged to be married, she also learns that she is in love with him. Upon meeting her best friend’s bubbly, beautiful fiancée (Cameron Diaz), Julianne decides she will do whatever it takes to get the guy.
10. Accepted (2006)
Bartleby Gaines (Justin Long) is a high school slacker who was rejected by every single college he applied to. As a result, Bartleby decides to create a fictitious university to appease his parents. Once word gets out, Bartleby Gaines got accepted to South Hampton Institute of Technology; everyone wants to be a part of the success.
11. The Killer Inside Me (2010)
The story of a not-so-straight and narrow Deputy Sherrif in Texas who also happens to be the pillar of his small town in the 1950s. Deputy Sherrif commits a series of heinous crimes and tries to cover them up, which only leads to things spinning further out of control.
12. Cruel Intentions (1999)
Two ill-intending step-siblings who attend a prestigious prep school in Manhattan make an evil wager. The step-siblings make a bet to see who can deflower the new headmaster’s daughter before the start of the new semester.
13. American Beauty (1999)
Despite how anyone may feel about Kevin Spacey in his personal life, rest assured he was a horrible human being in this film. One moviegoer shared, “He sucks because he’s selfish. He’s a grown man who has a midlife crisis and acts like a teenager. Quits his job, neglects his wife, spends recklessly, and yes, acts like a total creep sniffing around his daughter’s friend.”
14. Out of Time (2003)
The police chief (Denzel Washington) in a small Florida town is currently going through a divorce. At the same time, he is having an affair with another woman, only to learn that she is dying of terminal cancer. Together they hatch a scheme to run off with money confiscated from a drug bust, but their plans go south, and all things point to the police chief as the prime suspect.
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