We all love a good hero, but let’s face it, the anti-hero is a lot more fun to watch. So pry your eyes open and enjoy our gallery of anti-heroes from film.
The protagonist from Clockwork Orange is not the easily likable character that many protagonists seem to be although he is quite the fan of Gene Kelly musicals.
Before Game of Thrones and their love of crows there was a film about a crow holding the soul of Eric Draven called The Crow. It was funny, but only if you were a bad person.
The head of the Corleone crime family may be violent but he’s also the nicest of the Corleones.
Patrick Bateman may be a ruthless serial killer but he may also just be a deranged dreamer. Either way he’s not quite a hero figure.
Dante may have been the good guy in Clerks but Randal was definitely the foil to Dante’s niceness.
Rorschach is considered a hero but technically he’s most certainly an anti-hero.
As the smarter of the two Gecko brothers Seth keeps his brother in line but also shoots quite a few people.
Some people would send an actual hero to save the President but not in our future. In our future we get the criminal Snake Plissken to save the leader of the free world.
No list of anti-heroes would be complete without Nicolas Cage. His character Terrence McDonagh from Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call is definitely anti-hero material what with him being a very flawed police officer.
Tyler Durden and his “Project Mayhem” definitely makes him the best anti-hero of the bunch.