7 Movies Where The Main Characters Are Jerks, But We Like Them Anyway

We like movies where the good guys (or girls) win, while the villains get punished. But there are some movies where the main characters are deeply flawed, but we cannot but like them. Or at least, understand them, because they seem familiar. Here are 7 movies where the main characters are both fascinating and despicable.

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1. The Narrator from Fight Club (1999)

An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soapmaker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.

2. Lisbeth Salander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.

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3. Tony Montana from Scarface (1983)

In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.

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4. Mavis Gary, from Young Adult (2011)

Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter.

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5. Randle Patrick McMurphy from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.

6. Beatrix Kiddo from Kill Bill (2003)

The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her – a team she was once part of.

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7. Thelma and Louise, from Thelma and Louise (1991)

Two best friends set out on an adventure, which soon turns into a terrifying escape from being hunted by the police.

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