Movies about losers

Movies about losers
List of the best movies about losers selected by visitors to our site: Animal World, Joker, The Lawnmower Man, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Dark Horse, Frontera, Unforgiven, 7 Minutes, Pin Cushion, Then Came You.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Animal World (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama
CharactersSuperhero, Geniuses, Monsters, Losers, Mathematicians
PlotPuzzles, Abduction, Survival, Money, Betrayal
StyleUnexpected ending, Beautiful, Heavy, Fancy, Makes me think

Drifting aimlessly through life, Kaisi (Li Yi Feng) has racked up debts of several million having borrowed money from his friends. Lured with the promise of writing it all off, Kaisi leaves his ailing mother and childhood sweetheart Qing (Zhou Dongyu) to board the ship Destiny and attend a gambling party controlled by the mysterious Anderson (Michael Douglas). All players join the game with stars. For each game they lose, their opponent captures a star. Everyone is holding daggers behind their backs plotting dirty means by which to overcome their opponents. The game quickly deteriorates into a slaughter and Kaisi must battle save his own skin…

Joker (2019)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersManiacs, Clowns, The Joker, Losers, Psychopath
PlotLoneliness, Depression, Mental disorders
StyleDC, Atmospheric, Tense, Gloomy, Makes me think

During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.

The Lawnmower Man (1992)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CharactersLosers, Inventors
PlotRevenge, Virtual Reality, Internet, Technology
PlaceFantastic worlds, Laboratory
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers, Introverts
PlotRelationship, Friendship, First love, Growing up
StyleSoulful, Touching

A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.

The Dark Horse (2014)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryNew Zealand
CharactersStudents, Losers
PlotOn real events, Travel, Chess, Friendship, Mental disorders
StyleFascinating, Serious

One-time Maori speed-chess champ, Genesis Potini, lives with a bi-polar disorder and must overcome prejudice and violence in the battle to save his struggling chess club, his family and ultimately, himself.

Frontera (2014)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, western
CharactersHorses, Snipers, Teachers, Students, Criminals
PlotInvestigation, Death, Water, False accusations
PlaceSchool, Deserts, USA, Small cities
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

After crossing the border illegally for work, Miguel, a hard-working father and devoted husband, finds himself wrongfully accused of murdering a former sheriff’s wife. After learning of his imprisonment, Miguel’s pregnant wife tries to come to his aid and lands in the hands of corrupt coyotes who hold her for ransom. Dissatisfied with the police department’s investigation, the former sheriff tries to uncover the truth about his wife’s death and discovers disturbing evidence that will destroy one family’s future, or tear another’s apart.

Unforgiven (2013)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, history
CharactersSamurai, Losers, Hunters
Time19th century
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

Set in Hokkaido, Japan in the 1880s. Jubei Kamata (Ken Watanabe), who is on the side of the Edo shogunate government, kills many people. His name is infamous in Kyoto. When the battle at Goryoukaku is about to be finished, Jubei disappears. 10 years later, Jubei lives with his kid in relative peace. He is barely able to make a living. Protecting his dead wife's grave, Jubei has decided to never pick up a sword again, but due to poverty he has no choice but to pick the sword again. Jubei becomes a bounty hunter.

7 Minutes (2014)
Markimdb: 5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
PlotBank robbery
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, For men

A young athlete takes a wild turn in life after suffering a serious injury.

Pin Cushion (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Losers, Single mothers
PlotFirst love, Mental disorders
PlaceSchool, England, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Tense

Super close mother Lyn and daughter Iona (Dafty One and Dafty Two) are excited for their new life in a new town. Determined to make a success of things after a tricky start, Iona becomes 'best friends' with Keely, Stacey and Chelsea. Used to being Iona's bestie herself, Lyn feels left out. So Lyn also makes friends with Belinda, her neighbour.

Then Came You (2019)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CharactersTeens, Losers, Terminally ill
PlotFriendship, Fulfillment of desires, Happiness
StyleCute, Inspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

An American hypochondriac who is working as a baggage handler is forced to confront his fears when a British teenager with a terminal illness enlists him to help her carry out her eccentric bucket list.

American Honey (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersDogs, Teens, Horses, Cowboys, Thieves
PlotDancing, Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Motorcycles
PlaceParty, Hotels, USA

A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.

Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
Markimdb: 5.9
CharactersFriends, Losers, Mice, Accountant, Artists
StyleTo cry

Rising executive Tim Wagner works for a boss who hosts a monthly dinner in which the guest who brings the biggest buffoon gets a career-boost. Tim plans on not attending until he meets Barry, a man who builds dioramas using stuffed mice. Barry's blundering but good intentions send Tim's life into a downward spiral, threatening a major business deal and possibly scuttling Tim's engagement to his fiancee.

Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero (2016)
Markimdb: 5.2
CharactersLosers, Mothers
PlotWar, Time travel, Adventure, Internet, Holidays
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles

A wannabe private investigator wins the Green Card lottery and moves to America to pursue his dream only to find himself embroiled in a conspiracy to start the next world war.

Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It (2014)
Markimdb: 7.3
CharactersFriends, Losers, Partners
PlotTravel, Funeral

Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It is the third film in the Trailer Park Boys franchise, and a sequel to Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day (2009). In the film, Ricky (Robb Wells), Julian (John Paul Tremblay) and Bubbles (Mike Smith) attempt a series of get-rich-quick schemes after being released from prison, but are again pursued by former Sunnyvale Trailer Park supervisor Jim Lahey (John Dunsworth).

Greenberg (2010)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama

A New Yorker moves to Los Angeles in order to figure out his life while he housesits for his brother, and he soon sparks with his brother's assistant.

The Reunion (2013)
Markimdb: 6.9
PlotOn real events
PlaceParty, Sweden
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Makes me think, Serious

A film between fiction and reality, highlighting questions about group dynamics and established hierarchies. A group of people meet for their high school reunion 20 years later. One of them talks about her being bullied and outcast and soon the former classmates fall back to the roles they used to have back in school. But this is just half of the film.

The Outcasts (2017)
Markimdb: 5.5
CharactersTeens, Losers
PlaceSchool, USA

After falling victim to a humiliating prank by the high school Queen Bee, best friends and world-class geeks, Mindy and Jodi, decide to get their revenge by uniting the outcasts of the school against her and her circle of friends.

Curfew (2012)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, short
CharactersGay, Losers
PlotOn real events, Adoption, Rivalry
PlaceNew York, Los Angeles
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Touching

At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his nine-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.

Breathing (2011)
Markimdb: 7
PlotMotorcycles, Death
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

A 19-year-old is coming out of prison and trying to build a new life but he can't deal with his guilt.

Goon (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, sport
CharactersJews, Friends, Losers, Trainers, Bouncers
PlotOn real events, Hockey, Success, Rivalry
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Fancy, Makes me think

Doug Glatt, a slacker who discovers he has a talent for brawling is approached by a minor league hockey coach and invited to join the team as the "muscle." Despite the fact that Glatt can't skate his best friend, Pat, convinces him to give it a shot, and Glatt becomes a hero to the team and their fans, until the league's reigning goon becomes threatened by Glatt's success and decides to even the score.