Top 10 “All It Takes is a Little Push” Films [Linwood’s Picks]

As the Joker (brilliantly played by the late Heath Ledger) in Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’ once said, “All it takes is a little push”. However, as Stan Edgar (played by the living legend Giancarlo Esposito) also said in the television show ‘The Boys’, “I can’t lash out like some raging entitled maniac. That is a white man’s luxury.”

The films make up a very niche genre and each of the protagonists showcased in these trailers, with the exception of a couple that would be considered antagonists, has their own reasons for going “batsh*t crazy” in a society that they feel wronged them. The difference between these feature films and those that portray acts of vigilantism is the targets. From innocent civilians to bankers, students, law enforcement officers, and politicians. These are the chaotic fantasies of sociopaths brought to cinema.

“A man with a thirst for revenge builds a full body armor from Kevlar and goes on a killing spree.”
“An ordinary man frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.”
“After a confrontation with an unstable man at an intersection, a woman becomes the target of his rage.”
“Combining elements of political satire with dark humor, the film stars Joel Murray and Tara Lynne Barr as a middle-aged man and a teenage girl who go on a killing spree after bonding over their hatred of what U.S. culture has become in a post-9/11 world.”
“Jim, an average New Yorker, lives with a sick but loving wife. Suddenly, everything changes when the economy crashes and causes him to lose everything. Filled with anger and rage, Jim goes to seek revenge for the life taken from him.”
“Two troubled adolescents chronicle the events that ultimately lead up to a terrifying assault on their school.”
“An elderly horror film star, while making a personal appearance at a drive-in theatre, confronts a psychotic Vietnam War veteran who has turned into a mass-murdering sniper.”
“A popular high school teacher concocts an extreme plan to deal with the rise of bullying and bad behavior among the student body.”
“In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker. Arthur Fleck works as a clown and is an aspiring stand-up comic.”
“Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) is an honorable family man, until the day his wife and daughter are murdered in a home invasion. He hopes for justice, but a rising prosecutor named Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx) cuts a deal with one of the killers in exchange for testimony. Ten years later, that man is found dead and Shelton coolly admits his guilt. Then he hands Rice an ultimatum: Fix the broken legal system or suffer the consequences.”