10 Movies Where We Root For The Villain More Than The Hero

When it comes to movies, we all have different perspectives and choices, and we admire different personalities through movies.

Many like villains, just opposite to maximum because almost 70% of people like a hero, but the rest like the villain and sometimes hold sympathy for villains and can connect themselves with the movie’s character.

We often see villains holding more emotions and binding the movie plot altogether. Sometimes villains seem more compelling than the hero.

Villains are portrayed as antagonists in movies, but they turn into heroes due to some circumstances.

So here we have brought you some mind-blowing movies where you can root for the villain more than the hero.

I Care a Lot (2022)

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Director: J Blakeson

Genre: Mystery, Comedy, and Thriller

Where to watch: Netflix

I Care a Lot is an American satirical black comedy thriller movie written by J Blakeson. Now you might have heard news like where some people cunningly seize one’s property, so this movie plot also deals with this situation and people but differently.

So this movie plot starts with a girl named Marla Grayson, poised with shark-like self-assurance and appointed as a professional guardian by the court for dozens of older adults.

But we can see that she is not a good person as she tries to seize the property of those elderly wards, but she does all these cunning activities in legal terms. She plays her game so well.

She does all these evil things with her lover Fran. They then meet with the wealthy retiree named Jennifer Peterson, who has no family to inherit his wealth, so they plan to make him their predator as the woman also has a connection with the gangsters. To know more, you must watch this amazing movie.

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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Director: Jonathan Demme

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Crime, and Drama

Where to watch: Disney+, HBO Max, and Paramount+ 

The Silence of the Lambs is a great American psychological horror movie written by Thomas Harris and Ted Tally.

This movie is an adaptation of Thomas Harris’s novel. You might have listened to crime stories against women, so this movie plot also deals with the same concept and the psycho serial killer.

This movie starts with Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster), a top FBI training academy student. Now she has been tasked to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter by Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn). 

Dr. Hannibal Lecter is a brilliant psychiatrist and a psychopath who is now stuck behind bars for his sins.

And Jack believes that only Lecter can help Clarice with the case that she is handling. She is behind the way in finding a serial killer who kills women. To know more about the movie, you must watch this amazing plot.

Creed ll (2018)

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Director: Steven Caple Jr.

Genre: Drama and Sports

Where to watch: Youtube

Creed ll is an American sports drama movie written by Sylvester Stallone and Juel Taylor. It is a sequel to the Creed movie. This movie’s plot deals with a son who tries to escape his father’s shadow like we all have done so that you might connect yourself with the characters.

This movie starts with Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), who did not get to know his father, a famous boxing champion of his time named Apollo Creed. He died a long back before Adonis was born.

Adonis wants to escape from this fact, but boxing is in his Blood, so he asks Rocky Balboa, a retired champion, to train him, and Rocky also agrees to train him as he sees Apollo figure in Adonis.

Adonis soon gets selected and has a great fight. To know more, you must watch this amazing movie.

Rogue One (2016)

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Director: Gareth Edwards

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, and Science fiction

Where to watch: Disney+, VUDU, Prime Video

Rogue One is an American epic space opera movie written by Gary Whitta and John Knoll.

This movie plot starts with a former scientist named Galen Eros, who lives with his wife and young daughter on a farm. 

He was living a happy and peaceful life but not long because his peaceful life crashed when Orson Krennic, an evil man, took him away from his beloved family and destroyed his happiness.

Now, after many years, we see that Galen has become the engineer of the Empire who leads the most powerful weapon in the galaxy named the Death Star.

You can see many twists and turns when Jyn tries to steal the plan of the space station for the Rebel Alliance. To know more, you must watch this amazing movie.

Man of Steel (2013)

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Director: Zack Synder

Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, and Action

Where to watch: Netflix

Man of Steel is a superhero movie based on a D.C. comic character; It is a fantastic movie with a different plot. It holds the concept of an alien, a decent Superman, and a dark creature.

The movie plot starts with the character Jor-EI (Russell Crowe) and his wife, who send their son to Earth because of the imminent destruction of Krypton, their home planet. 

Now that the alien child spaceship lands at Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan’s (Kevin Costner) farm, they later name that boy Clark and raise him as their son. 

Later, when he grows up and discovers some extraordinary abilities, he decides to save his loved ones. To know more, you must watch this splendid movie.

Die Hard (1988)

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Director: John McTiernan

Genre: Action and Thriller

Where to watch: Youtube

Die Hard is an American action movie, and it is based on Roderick Thorp’s novel named Nothing Lasts Forever, starring Alan Rickman, Bruce Willis, and Alexander Godunov. This movie shows how any man can go to an extreme level to save his wife.

So the movie plot starts with a policeman named McClane (Bruce Willis) who lives in New York City, and on Christmas Eve, he visits his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia).

Later he joins his wife on a holiday party at a Japanese-owned business where she works basically in the headquarters. But their festivities got interrupted by the group of terrorists who took a high rise on everyone. Later McClane realizes that he is the only hostage left there. To know more, you must watch this thriller movie.

The Suicide Squad (2021)

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Director: James Gunn

Genre: Action/Adventure 

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video, Apple T.V., Google Play Movies

The suicide squad is an American Superhero film from 2021 based on the D.C. Comics team Suicide Squad, directed and written by James Gunn.

This movie stars Margot Robbie, John Cena, Idris Elba, Sylvester Stallone, David Dastmalchian, and Viola Davis. 

This movie revolves around a force joined by several convicts named “Suicide Squad” in favor of Lighter sentences. 

The squad is sent to a South American Island nation named Corto Maltese to destroy all the traces of the Alien Starfish Starro the Conqueror before it falls in control of the local government.

The Terminator (1984)

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Director: James Cameron 

Genre: Sci-fi/Action 

Where to watch: Prime Video, Apple T.V. 

Terminator is an American franchise by James Cameron starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator), Linda Hamilton (Sarah Connor), and Michael Biehn (Kyle Reese).

This movie has an impressive action sequence, a clear plot, and influential power to perform its work. It is a time-traveling movie that shows grudges.

The movie plot starts with the Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a cyborg assassin who disguises himself as a human.

He travels from 2029 to 1984 to murder Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton). But Sarah is protected by an artificial intelligence system by Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) from Skynet.

This system will spark a nuclear holocaust. Sarah is just targeted for her unborn son because Skynet has an idea that her son can lead the fight against all of them.

To escape from Terminator, Kyle and Sarah do all the possible things. To know more, you must watch this awesome time-traveling movie.

There will be Blood (2007)

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Director: Paul Thomas Anderson 

Genre: Drama/ Historical Film

Where to watch: Amazon Prime video 

There Will Be Blood is an American periodic drama movie written by Paul Thomas Anderon. This movie revolves around the concepts of religion, family, hatred madness.

The movie plot starts with a silver miner named Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), who leads a tough life with his son, H.W. (Dillon Freasier).

One day he heard about the oil oozing near the western town of Little Boston, so he took his son with him to find the fortune.

Even Daniel’s luck supports him, and he becomes a tycoon, but all this leaves him with moral bankruptcy. To know more, you must watch this mind-twisting splendid movie.

Cruella (2021)

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Director: Craig Gillespie

Genre: Crime/Comedy Drama

Where to watch: Apple TV, Disney+ Hotstar 

Cruella is an American Crime Comedy film from 2021, based on Dodie Smith’s 1956 novel “The Hundred And One Dalmatians” character Cruella de Vil, directed by Craig Gillespie. The movie’s main protagonist is Emma Stone, with Joel Fry, Emma Thompson, and Paul Walter Hauser.

This movie revolves around an aspiring Fashion Designer named Estella Miller, the background of this movie is set in London during the 1970s punk rock movement. 

As the story progresses, Estella explores the path that leads her to become the notorious up-coming designer known by Cruella De Vil.

She later meets a pair of thieves who actually appreciate her for her mischief, and they all make a life for themselves on the London streets. She later becomes the revenge-bent and raucous Cruella. To know more, you must watch this fantastic movie.

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