What would a good action or drama film be if it didn’t feature an antihero? Probably a lot less interesting. Antiheroes are the characters that give us something to think about. We see the worst in human nature, but they also show us that there are reasons why they do the naughty things that they do. The reasons are usually complicated, and the backstories give us hope that a dedicated prequel could be on the horizon. Without a few hints about an interesting past, antiheroes are little more than villains we come to despise, but amazingly, a well crafted antihero character can make us connect with them on some deeper psychological or empathetic level and we may even find ourselves rooting for them. Here are 20 such antiheroes that we wanted to see find some measure of success, and cheered on.