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Movies with stoic protagonists/antagonists

Movies with characters who are naturally stoic and reluctant to grow close to others. They aren’t devoid of personality, but it’s closely guarded. Perhaps they start out as blank canvasses, but develop an inner life as the film progresses.

Creator: Rindercella
Posted: 2 years ago

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Movie: Drive ( 2011 )
A mysterious Hollywood action film stuntman gets in trouble with gangsters when he tries to help his neighbor's husband rob a pawn shop while serving as his getaway driver.
Movie: The Accountant ( 2016 )
As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities, and the body count starts to rise.
Movie: Hitman ( 2007 )
A gun-for-hire known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Russia and Eastern Europe.
Movie: Nightcrawler ( 2014 )
When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.
Movie: Baby Driver ( 2017 )
After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
Movie: Roman J. Israel, Esq. ( 2017 )
ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ. is a dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as Roman Israel, a driven, idealistic defense attorney who, through a tumultuous series of events, finds himself in a crisis that leads to extreme action. Colin Farrell costars as the monied, cutthroat lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm.
Movie: The Book of Eli ( 2010 )
A drifter fights his way across a ravaged, post-apocalyptic America while protecting a sacred book that holds the secrets to humanity's salvation.
Movie: Children of Men ( 2006 )
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.
Movie: The Equalizer 2 ( 2018 )
Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?
Movie: Flinch ( 2021 )
A young Hitman who lives with his mother develops feelings for the witness of a murder he commits.
Movie: The Drop ( 2014 )
Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deeply into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living--no matter the cost.