What are some of your favorite beta-to-alpha movies? (self.asktrp)

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I'll start: Wanted, where James McAvoy goes from anxiety ridden office worker to shining star in a fraternity of assassins.

[–][deleted] 74 points75 points  (5 children)

Breaking Bad kinda has Walter be a little bitch at the beginning then he gets more and more ruthless and doesn't give a fuck anymore over time.

[–]ZodiacK9 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Dude breaking bad is a prime example of beta to alpha. You can see how his wife treats him once she can see the literally change in Walter

[–]alphabachelor 3 points4 points  (1 child)

God, I hate Skyler. Such a cunt.

[–]ZodiacK9 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Who the fuck didn't I was waiting for Walter to dump her ass when he started to get big in the drug game, but he was way to invested into her. And TRP always says never be more invested in her than she is you.

[–]jacques_cousteau007 58 points59 points  (2 children)

Fight club

[–]lululenox 24 points25 points  (1 child)

"All the ways you wish you could be, that's me. I look like you wanna look, I fuck like you wanna fuck, I am smart, capable, and most importantly, I am free in all the ways that you are not." Tyler Durden is probably the most alpha character in cinematic history.. annnd i've broken rule no.1 goddamnit

[–]Redshoryuken 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Rule #1 was meant to be broken.

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[–]DiggerClam 8 points9 points  (0 children)

An insanely good movie.

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[–][deleted] 18 points19 points  (1 child)

I remember analyzing it for school and interpreting it as man rebelling against societal emasculation and my teacher rejecting it and saying that its just an abandonment of responsibility on his part.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

yes but from what I remember at the end of the film he learns that fulfilling that responsibility of a family was greater than short term pleasure he got from doing stupid shit.

[–]revosfts 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Came here to say this.

[–]west3rn1deals 38 points39 points  (6 children)


[–]_JustASnowFlake_ 9 points10 points  (3 children)

I watch Limitless to give me a motivational boost.

While the main idea is a drug, the concepts I have applied many times over.

Fitness, learning, focus, fun, staying calm in an emotional situation etc

Sadly the TV show was just a money making reality scam.

[–]jacques_cousteau007 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Lol why would a guy who can do anything work for the Feds

[–]INTJokes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I only watched the first few episodes and then got sick of it, but he seemed like he definitely wasn't as smart as Bradley Cooper was in the movie.

[–]west3rn1deals 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah the tv show was almost like milking a moose for me. For the most part i always watched it as a reference for that feeling of clarity he would get.

[–]hashtagpls 5 points6 points  (1 child)

i'd agree...except he takes back a girl who dumped him when he was down. He could've gotten any babe once he was successful he didn't need to go back to her.

[–]west3rn1deals 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well it is hollywood

[–]1Terminal-Psychosis 18 points19 points  (0 children)

The Count of Monte-Cristo. The book is much better of course.

I prefer the old movie from 1975, but the 2002 remake wasn't bad.

[–]Thecman50 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Must watch here is School for Scoundrels. Just the class scenes anyway

[–]Toolazy2work 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just rewatched. Jon heder is such a turd who can't act. Only downside to this movie.

[–]Endorsed Contributor: "The Court Jester"GayLubeOil 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Thief (1994)

Story of a boy in post war Russia who starts off idealizing his mother's boyfriend as a father figure. But eventually realizes that he's a self serving scumbag.

You can watch it on YouTube

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    [–]Endorsed Contributor: "The Court Jester"GayLubeOil 1 point2 points  (0 children)


    [–]TryhardPantiesON 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Tom Hanks in Cast Away, even thou he has oneitis till the end of the movie, you can still learn a few lessons on self reliance.

    [–]blackestpill 10 points11 points  (2 children)

    Gran Torino 2008

    [–]throwout2784 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Honestly, the Asian actors in that movie couldn't act to save their lives. Some of the worst/cheesiest lines were delivered by them

    [–]JackGetsIt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    This was such a damn good movie. Underrated.

    [–]TheJCR 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Why hasn't anybody mentioned:

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    War Dogs


    [–]1RedPillFusion 3 points4 points  (2 children)

    Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon.

    Come at me bro.

    [–]Sensei_Hensei 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Jack him up baby...dont hurt that face baby

    [–]1RedPillFusion 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Mah nigga

    [–]whatsupz 13 points14 points  (2 children)

    Paul Blart Mall Cop

    [–]-ATLAS-_ 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Is this real? Haven't watched that movie and not sure if this is a joke.

    [–]Zen-ArtOfShitposting 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Just a shitty meme

    [–]MuhTriggersGuise 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Evil Dead. Ash starts as the loving boyfriend, but when his girlfriend becomes a deadite, he doesn't think twice about decapitating her. Got to look out for #1.

    [–]goudarziha 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Crazy Stupid Love

    [–]-ATLAS-_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Kinda, except for the ending which it doubled back down on blue.

    [–]-ATLAS-_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    • Any movie that starts with Arnold Schwarzengger putting like pizza in a blender and being sad.
    • Fight club.
    • American Beauty.
    • Batman (Chris Nolan trilogy, first one, literally from "victim" mindset to tyrant mindset, and then again in the third one of going from alpha back to his old ways for a girl, and then having to do it all over again but his time for himself).
    • rocky
    • many others, pretty sure this question has been asked a few times.

    [–]Occams_Stubble 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Hudson in Aliens.

    [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Innerspace is a fun campy 80's movie

    [–]CMDaccounting 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Love don't cost a thing

    [–]1oldredder 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I'd say there are NONE, it doesn't happen at all.

    I'm a little stuck on Evil Dead. Might just be right about Ash.

    [–]Ou-tis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Tropa de elite (or Elite squad in english)

    [–]JackGetsIt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Office Space.

    bonus: Where the Red Fern Grows

    [–]un_tiralovia 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Even if the thread is old, I'll add The Wedding Ringer.

    [–]bobberkarl -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    The get down first 3 episodes.

    [–]shadowsofparadise -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    Never Back Down

    [–]Pelikahn -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

    Not really a beta to alpha movie, but I really like Jean Valjean in Les Miserable. The newest version is great.