50 Coolest Movie Loners

The Silver Surfer (Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer)

The Cool Loner: The solitary emissary of Galactus, the Surfer’s job description allows him to freewheel throughout the universe, far away from pesky old civilisation.

Does He Find A Friend: He buddies up with the Four before the movie’s end, only to finish the film back in the middle of outer space. Alone again…

Max Rockatansky (Mad Max)

The Cool Loner: Not a loner by choice, but forced into a life of single-minded violence by the gang who killed his wife and child.

Does He Find A Friend:
No, but he finds plenty of enemies…

The Narrator (Fight Club)

The Cool Loner: Ed Norton’s nameless protagonist is bored of his solitary existence, and so sets up the titular secret society in order to introduce a little anarchy into his life.

Does He Find A Friend:
He doesn’t need to. His damaged psyche has done the hard work for him…

John Rambo (First Blood)

The Cool Loner: A troubled Vietnam vet, Rambo is perplexed by the vilification he encounters at the hands of a small-town sheriff. And yet, he’s not about to take it lying down…

Does He Find A Friend: He does at least have an ally in his old army commander, although things have already escalated quite severely by the time he pitches up.

Edward Crane (The Man Who Wasnt There)

The Cool Loner: Ed Crane is so poorly-equipped to deal with social niceties that most people around him see through him entirely.

Does He Find A Friend: Not as such, but he does find a kind of peace by the film’s close…

Anton Chigurh (No Country For Old Men)

The Cool Loner: A violent force of nature, Chigurh is unquestionably the baddest man on this list, and probably the most terrifying. As villains go, however, he’s pretty cool…

Does He Find A Friend: You’re kidding, right?

Wall-E (Wall-E)

The Cool Loner: A lonely little robot, charged with cleaning up the rubbish left behind on a ruined Earth. We’re welling up just thinking about him…

Does He Find A Friend: Yes, and better yet, he finds love! Good for him.

Wolverine (X-Men)

The Cool Loner: Wildman Logan isn’t exactly a team player, although Professor Xavier manages to convince him that life isn’t best spent alone. For a while, at least…

Does He Find A Friend: He makes a fair few bonds throughout the X-Men saga, but heartbreak and disillusionment finds him alone again in The Wolverine.

Robert Neville (I Am Legend)

The Cool Loner: Vampire-virus survivor Robert has to make his own fun, given that he’s the last man left in New York. Making imaginary friends with store mannequins… check!

Does He Find A Friend: He has a faithful pooch for most of the film, and eventually finds some fellow survivors to swap actual conversation with. Hooray!

Batman (The Dark Knight Trilogy)

The Cool Loner: Gotham’s watchful protector, who eschews the pursuit of personal happiness in order to protect his city from a veritable rogues gallery of villains.

Does He Find A Friend: He does, in the form of JGL’s John Blake, who steps up to the plate allowing Bats a new life with Selina Kyle.

George Wales

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