Cinema has always been a reflection of what is currently occurring in society. Whether it be a terrible incident that’s happened within the past few years, or just the ideals of society as a whole, film has always been the perfect reflection of the real world. And often that means portraying a character who is narcissist. Basically a character who is so engrossed with himself or herself, destroying all other characters that surround them. With that said, here’s the list of top movies about narcissists ever. You can watch some of these narcissistic movies on Netflix or Amazon Prime or Hulu.
10. Falling Down (1993)
Falling Down surrounds a man named D-Fens, played by Michael Douglas, a defense worker with borderline personality disorder. One day while sitting in traffic, our main character snaps and just goes on a violent killing spree. Determined to rid the world of the disgusting people he sees with society, Douglas viciously and ruthlessly attacks a numerous number of people. Douglas’ character goes down quite the rabbit hole of horrific movie characters, also making for one of the most violent movies that has ever existed. Also making for quite an enjoyable and possible forgotten film within the self-destructive genre.
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9. Traffic (2000)
If there’s one thing that Steven Soderbergh has become a master of it’s showing the gritty side of the human psyche. And with his masterpiece Traffic, this is no different. Traffic more focuses around the narcissism of several characters versus just the one, but it still proves rather powerful. With an all star cast; Michael Douglas, Benicio Del-Toro, Catherine-Zeta Jones and many other talented actors, they prove that a nitty gritty drama about how horrible humans can be to one another still makes for rather powerful filmmaking. Doing an excellent job with bouncing around between all of the different characters, Soderbergh gets another masterpiece under his belt.