7 Films That Showcase Weak Male Characters

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The Godfather (1972)

The film is fundamentally about men who don't know just how to function in the big bad world, and having to learn that skill on the fly. Some, like Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), succeed, while his older brother Fredo (John Cazale) reveals himself to be a complete coward.

Jab We Met (2007)

Anshuman (Tarun Arora) proves to be a worthless, spineless man who is unwilling to take home his girlfriend (Kareena Kapoor) and introduce her as a potential spouse; no wonder then that he winds up having to see sugarcane fields while the girlfriend falls in love with someone else (Shahid Kapoor).

There Will Be Blood (2007)

In the Paul Thomas Anderson film, Eli Sunday (Paul Dano) proves to be a weakling unlike any other, even as he pretends to be a blessed preacher to the outside world.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

The Tomas Alfredson film is littered with weak men: the kind that lust for power and are thus willing to do anything to oust their superiors, the sort that will lie and deceive for decades, and the kind who cannot stand up for themselves.

Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Martin Scorsese's biopic makes no bones about painting its subject as a weak, floundering man who preys on the unknowing to achieve his selfish goals.

Thappad (2020)

The central crux of the film involves a man (Pavail Gulati) who deems it perfectly excusable to have physically assaulted his wife (Taapsee Pannu). He is surrounded by numerous men who support this attitude.

Animal (2023)

Ranbir Kapoor played a weak, pathetic man-child who is perpetually demanding affection from his emotionally-unavailable father.

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