50 Coolest Movie Loners

Trevor Reznik (The Machinist)

The Cool Loner: An ultra-streamlined Christian Bale, driven to the brink of insanity by something in his past…

Does He Find A Friend:
He knocks about with Jennifer Jason-Leigh’s sweet-natured hooker, but largely on a transactional basis.

Zeke Tyler (The Faculty)

The Cool Loner: A high-school drug dealer, Zeke doesn’t have friends so much as customers. Still, all it takes is an alien invasion to bring him out of his shell…

Does He Find A Friend: He and the rest of the alien-hunters form quite the merry little gang.

Miss Havisham (Great Expectations)

The Cool Loner: Who needs company when you’ve got a grudge to nurse? Miss Havisham might not get out much but you have to admire her single-mindedness…

Does She Find A Friend:
Not so much a friend as a patsy upon whom she can take out her bitterness!

Chuck Noland (Cast Away)

The Cool Loner: A luckless FedEx exec who finds himself marooned on a desert island where he must battle for his survival.

Does He Find A Friend:
Well of course there’s good old Wilson…

Booker (The Expendables 2)

The Cool Loner: Chuck Norris’s lone mercenary appears to drift around the globe killing people and eating his lunch alone. He seems happy enough though!

Does He Find A Friend: He comes back to help the rest of the gang in the bullet-riddled final fight, so perhaps he now considers them his buddies!

Edward Scissorhands (Edward Scissorhands)

The Cool Loner: Tragically left to rattle around a grim Gothic mansion by his departed creator, Edward has never experienced much in the way of human interaction. However, that all changes when he’s discovered by a kindly Avon lady.

Does He Find A Friend:
Bizarrely, Edward ends up with a fair few female admirers, although his true love is a young Winona Ryder.

Rick Deckard (Blade Runner)

The Cool Loner: An angst-ridden anti-hero with a drink problem and a badass streak a mile wide. Friends? Who needs ‘em?

Does He Find A Friend:
His relationships can largely be divided into employers and targets.

India Stoker (Stoker)

The Cool Loner: Always a singularly unusual child, India goes even more off-beam following the death of her father. Then when her uncle arrives on the scene, even more so again…

Does She Find A Friend: There’s a brief buddying-up with one of the boys from school, but inevitably, it doesn’t end well…

Andy Stitzer (The 40-Year-Old Virgin)

The Cool Loner: A virginal, forty-year-old comic-book nerd might not sound cool, but Andy’s just shy. Behind all the social awkwardness is a pretty nice guy.

Does He Find A Friend:
He finds several, and a wife to boot.

Sam Bell (Moon)

The Cool Loner: A lone astronaut, with only a mildly sinister computer to keep him occupied, it’s a good job Sam is happy in his own company…

Does He Find A Friend: Can you ever truly befriend your clone? It’s a metaphysical conundrum…

George Wales

George was once GamesRadar's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it. But now he's working at Stylist Magazine.