Movies that make you hate the good guy

Movies that make you hate the good guy

Little Nicky

Nothing evokes intense emotion like a good film. Movies give us all the feels: utter sadness, immense joy and sheer terror. The actors who portray our favorite and most detested characters capture our attention in ways that wouldn’t otherwise be possible, and before we know it, we’re completely emotionally invested in the onscreen story. We become one with the characters and the plot from the dark of the cineplex and the comfort of our own couches. While our favorite films typically have us rooting for the good guys and loving to hate the villains, sometimes roles are more complex, and feelings for protagonists can get surprisingly twisted. Characters that we are intended to side with end up being fundamentally flawed — maybe they’re simply irritating, or too manipulative to love. With all that in mind, we’re taking a look back at some of the least compelling protagonists in film. No matter how hard we tried to cheer them on, they never quite won our hearts. These are movies that make you hate the good guy.