Having heroes and villains is a common theme in movies, even in romantic films. There’s often a charming British character who tries to steal the woman away from our ordinary hero, who just wants love, a family, and a simple job. The conflict between the protagonist’s dreams and the antagonist’s interference creates tension and excitement, regardless of the genre.
However, some movies completely twist this trope by turning the hero into their own worst enemy. This transforms the typical “X vs Y” dynamic into a deep exploration of the character’s psyche, offering a unique storytelling approach. Here are a few successful movies that have taken this unconventional route.
Christian Bale has always been a talented actor, and he even made “Thor: Love and Thunder” enjoyable. However, his best performances can be found in the movies listed below. Despite being an amazing Batman, Christian Bale truly shines when he plays both the hero and the villain. In “American Psycho,” he delivers an outstanding performance as Patrick Bateman, a character who becomes increasingly disturbing. It’s a fantastic film with an exceptional Christian Bale, and it’s definitely a must-watch.
A Clockwork Orange
When Stanley Kubrick teams up with Malcolm McDowell, you know you’re in for a great movie. Despite the violence and the film’s aim to shock audiences, “A Clockwork Orange” belongs to the character of Alex DeLarge. We can’t help but stay engaged in his disturbing and brutal journey.