Byronic heroes, tragic romances

by NetflixZZZZ | created - 20 Jul 2011 | updated - 16 Feb 2015 | Public

Dark heroes, bad boys, handsome men, poetically tragic romances - more tragical if you haven't seen these!

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1. Mary Bryant (2005)

R | 480 min | Adventure, Drama

A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788.

Stars: Romola Garai, Jack Davenport, Alex O'Loughlin, Sam Neill

Votes: 2,084

Jack Davenport!

2. Dresden (2006 TV Movie)

176 min | Drama, Romance, War

A romance between a British pilot hiding in Germany and a German nurse is shown on the background of massive allied bombing of Dresden towards the end of World War 2.

Director: Roland Suso Richter | Stars: Felicitas Woll, John Light, Benjamin Sadler, Heiner Lauterbach

Votes: 2,267

3. The Moth (1997 TV Movie)

152 min | Drama

Set in 1913 Northumbria, England, the story is about Robert Bradley, a strong-willed young worker at a Jarrow shipyard, who arrives home one day to find that his father has died. At the ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Battersby | Stars: Jack Davenport, David Howey, Janet Dale, Sally Grey

Votes: 546

4. Valmont (1989)

R | 137 min | Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an... See full summary »

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Colin Firth, Annette Bening, Meg Tilly, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 11,135 | Gross: $1.13M

5. Tristan + Isolde (2006)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Drama, Romance

49 Metascore

An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne and the princess of the feuding Irish spells doom for the young lovers.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: James Franco, Sophia Myles, Rufus Sewell, David O'Hara

Votes: 47,603 | Gross: $14.73M

6. Rendez-vous (1985)

82 min | Drama, Romance

A woman and three men. Nina, who's come to Paris to act and sleeps with any man at hand, meets Paulot, a young estate agent; he's smitten. She also meets Paulot's flatmate Quentin, a ... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Juliette Binoche, Wadeck Stanczak, Jean-Louis Trintignant

Votes: 1,980

7. Quills (2000)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

70 Metascore

In a Napoleonic era insane asylum, an inmate, the irrepressible Marquis De Sade, fights a battle of wills against a tyrannically prudish doctor.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine

Votes: 47,606 | Gross: $7.06M

8. Savior (1998)

R | 103 min | Drama, War

A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia.

Director: Predrag Antonijevic | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Nastassja Kinski, Pascal Rollin, Catlin Foster

Votes: 9,288 | Gross: $0.01M

9. Lexx (1997–2002)

Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

4,000 years ago in a parallel universe, a group of unlikely antiheroes are forced to run from Shadow, a tyrannical demonic entity who rules the galaxy through his cult, after accidentally stealing his massively powerful starship Lexx.

Stars: Brian Downey, Michael McManus, Jeffrey Hirschfield, Xenia Seeberg

Votes: 5,438

Kai!

10. Anaza hevun (2000)

R | 132 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

A pair of hard-boiled Tokyo cops are investigating a gruesome murder: after killing the victim, the murderer cut his skull open and cooked his brain in a stew. As they try to track down the... See full summary »

Director: Jôji Iida | Stars: Yôsuke Eguchi, Miwako Ichikawa, Takashi Kashiwabara, Yukiko Okamoto

Votes: 662

11. Hex (2004–2005)

TV-14 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Cassie is a shy college girl who wants to be accepted by others, but is only truly loved by her best friend Thelma. Cassie later discovers that she possesses dangerous powers, and is being ... See full summary »

Stars: Jemima Rooper, Jamie Davis, Amber Sainsbury, Colin Salmon

Votes: 4,401

Azazeal!

12. Sherlock (2002 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Early in his crime-solving career, Sherlock Holmes attempts to prevent Moriarty from cornering the heroin market.

Director: Graham Theakston | Stars: James D'Arcy, Roger Morlidge, Gabrielle Anwar, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 815

13. Angel Eyes (2001)

R | 102 min | Drama, Romance

39 Metascore

A mysterious man is drawn to a feisty female police officer and a unusual relationship ensues, as not everything is as it seems.

Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Jim Caviezel, Jeremy Sisto, Terrence Howard

Votes: 20,585 | Gross: $24.04M

14. Constantine (2005)

R | 121 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

50 Metascore

Supernatural detective John Constantine helps a policewoman prove her sister's death was not a suicide, but something more.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Djimon Hounsou, Shia LaBeouf

Votes: 261,453 | Gross: $75.98M

15. Dexter (2006–2013)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

Votes: 564,792

16. The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A young teen struggles to make a decision between two vampire brothers and their supernatural lives. Soon after she discovers the truth her whole world turns upside down.

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham

Votes: 247,740

17. The Originals (2013– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A family of power-hungry thousand year old vampires look to take back the city that they built and dominate all those who have done them wrong.

Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin

Votes: 93,475

18. 30 Days of Night (2007)

R | 113 min | Horror, Thriller

53 Metascore

After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires.

Director: David Slade | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston, Ben Foster

Votes: 150,221 | Gross: $39.57M

20. After the Rain (1999)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

Steph, an Afrikaner, struggles with his past and heritage in the new South Africa. When his girlfriend befriends a black South African man called Vusisizwe trouble brews.

Director: Ross Kettle | Stars: Paul Bettany, Louise Lombard, Ariyon Bakare, Hakeem Kae-Kazim

Votes: 183

21. Jericho (2006–2008)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

A small town in Kansas is literally left in the dark after seeing a mushroom cloud over near-by Denver, Colorado. The townspeople struggle to find answers about the blast and solutions on how to survive.

Stars: Skeet Ulrich, Lennie James, Ashley Scott, Kenneth Mitchell

Votes: 50,366

22. Outlander (2008)

R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

40 Metascore

During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan, a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry.

Director: Howard McCain | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Sophia Myles, Ron Perlman, Jack Huston

Votes: 67,174 | Gross: $0.16M

23. Quo Vadis (2001)

165 min | Drama

67 Metascore

Marcus Vinicius meets Lygia in Rome and falls in love. But she is Christian and doesn't want anything to do with him. Marcus decides to kidnap her but Ursus, her bodyguard, catches Marcus. ... See full summary »

Director: Jerzy Kawalerowicz | Stars: Pawel Delag, Magdalena Mielcarz, Boguslaw Linda, Michal Bajor

Votes: 1,729