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Movies don’t always follow the exploits of the gleaming goody two-shoes. Sometimes, it’s fun to watch stories about bad guys. There are lots of upcoming superhero movies that are doing just that, Venom, The Sinister Six, and now the Suicide Squad. But this idea does not live exclusively in the realm of comic book superheroes. Movies like The Usual Suspects and The Godfather are amazing stories where the protagonists are serious bad guys.

Crop of the movie poster for The Usual Suspects

Do you like movies that focus on society’s underbelly? Which bad guy do you love best?

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#The Sinister Six
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#The Godfather
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I'm not keen on these, generally because they tend to be gangster films. I do like the idea of the bad guy as protagonist though.
I'm with you about Gangster films, they never really did t for me, but I loved the Usual Suspects and Until Dusk form Dawn which both featured groups of bad guys.
Yes, I find this a refreshing change from the main guy always being the "good guy"
by Finy
Yes, definitely. Sometimes the 'baddies' are more interesting!
I love these kinds of movies although, with a few exceptions, like The Godfather. I just don't dig gangster movies.
It's a great twist if deployed correctly
The 'baddies' make the most interesting lead characters!
Just look at Shakespeare's Tragedies!

On stage, too. Javert was the best part in 'Les Miz'.
The Phantom was the best part in that stage show.

Just think back to movies of the '30's-'50's, & all the 'bad guys' then.

One of the best I've seen was the late, great Orson Welles, in 'Touch
of Evil' (1958), in which he played the vile looking, corrupt cop. He also directed that film. It's now considered one of the classic 'noir' films.

It had Charlton Heston playing a Mexican policeman, no less! He was in this before 'The Big Country', which gave William Wyler the idea of casting him in 'Ben-Hur', as Messala.
The actors' he'd requested to portray 'Judah Ben-Hur', either declined the role, or failed the screen test.
So he gave the role to Charlton Heston, & as is said, the rest is history!
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