Tsundere: Film

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     Harsh (Tsun) 
  • Neytiri from James Cameron's Avatar acts quite tsuntsun towards protagonist Jake Sully. She even refers to him as "skxawng," which is essentially Na'vi for idiot. She softens up to him once they get to know each other better, and eventually she gets to show her deredere side. (Played with here.)
  • In a case where the tsundere is the protagonist, Ginger from Chicken Run is very much this towards Rocky. Though considering his cockiness and Fake Ultimate Hero status, he's pretty much asking for it.
  • Gru from Despicable Me, though he's not a love interest, he's a father-figure.
  • Megara from Hercules is such a defining textbook example that her song from the film ("I Won't Say I'm in Love") has more or less become the official anthem of every Harsh Tsundere ever. And Youtube is rife with fanmade music videos to prove it.
  • Shira from Ice Age.
  • Marion Ravenwood, love interest of Adventurer Archaeologist extraordinaire Indiana Jones.
  • Beans from Rango is a mild example of Harsh. She is usually a stubborn, confident person in regards to most people, but in her sincere moments she becomes very affectionate and sweet towards Rango.
  • The Spirit of Christmas Present as played in Scrooged by Carol Kane.
  • Sherlock Holmes is A PAIN in the neck to everyone but Watson.
  • Helvetica Black from the Robert Rodriguez kids' film Shorts. Let's see: female bully whose main target is her love interest? Check. "I'm not helping you because I like you or anything"? Check. Freakin' twintails? Check, check, check.
  • Grumpy from Disney's Snow White is an early, definitive tsundere played completely straight, as well as being a rare male example.
  • Prudence Perkins and Patience "Sidewinder" Barton in Support Your Local Sheriff and Support Your Local Gunfighter respectively. Both are hot-tempered women who almost instantly latch onto James Garner's two characters as potential mates. One notable difference between them is that Prudence is a much better shot.
  • Kat (oh so very Harsh) in 10 Things I Hate About You. Since she's based off Katherine, from William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, this shouldn't be too surprising.
  • Kate Mosely in The Cutting Edge is just an absolute bitch on skates at the beginning of the film, although it does turn out that she has a deeply buried sweeter, kinder side. Of course, by the end of the film, she's completely warmed up.
  • Max Lozoya towards Dmitri in the 1971 Spaghetti Western Don't Turn the Other Cheek, who goes from insulting and cursing the Russian conman (who is admittedly a bit of a dick himself) to viewing him with honest respect and even going off with him after Lozoya's Disney Death to continue their bromance.
  • A bit of Foe Yay is induced in the film version of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, since one of Zaphod's heads seems to generally like Aurthur (even complementing him and not saying much bad about him), while his second head threatens to pull out his spleen and rips on him constantly. This is not in the book since both heads think the same way and both generally hate him.
  • Esmeralda to Phoebus from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
  • Tracy Lord in The Philadelphia Story.
  • Margaret Tate in The Proposal. Known as the "Witch" around her publishing house for being a crazy, defensive, angry bitch, but later on switches to total deredere in regards to her male secretary.
  • Klara Novack from The Shop Around the Corner is like this to Albert Kralik. While she's extremely acerbic in person, she shows her deredere side in their anonymous letters. Jeanette MacDonald's character in The Merry Widow also has some tsundere tendencies, while Marion Hopkins in The Smiling Lieutenant is more Sweet. Either Ernst Lubitsch or Samson Raphaelson really loved this trope.
  • EVE from Wall E is a non-human example. She helpfully illustrates why you do not give one of these ladies a plasma cannon.
    • The repair scene at the end (particularly where she blows out the ceiling to get him sunlight) is a perfect example of the "Ohmygodhe'sintroubleGETTHEFUCKOUTOFMYWAY" protectiveness Tsundere can exhibit when their love interest is threatened.
    • Most Tsundere girls at least WAIT for their love interest to say or do something stupid to break out the giant mallet from hammerspace. EVE uses it at their first meeting to say 'hello'.
  • Kristoff in Frozen is initially Grumpy (yuk yuk) towards Anna and her requests, but gradually warms up to her (and doesn't even deny it). He was a Type B with his Troll family and Sven, but a Type A around humans, until Anna uncovered his soft side.
  • Beast from Beauty and the Beast was turned into a monster because of his spoiled, selfish, cruel and unkind nature as stated in the prologue. Understandably, he lashes out at the world and it's only when Belle refuses to stand for his behavior that he begins to change and find more of his inner tenderness to the point he's willing to let Belle go to her sick father even if it means he and the rest of his staff will be doomed to remain cursed forever.

     Sweet (Dere) 
  • Astrid from the film How to Train Your Dragon. She initially disliked Hiccup (the main character) and was violent towards him, but after discovering his peace-making with dragons and his bond with Toothless, her attitude softens considerably and she develops a romantic interest in him. She still continues her hitting with Hiccup, but becomes more "dere" than "tsun", particularly in the sequel.
    (after putting himself in danger)
    Astrid: (suddenly punches Hiccup) That's for scaring me.
    Hiccup: (annoyed) W-What?! W-ha ... is it always gonna be this way?! Cause ...
    (Astrid suddenly kisses him)
    Hiccup: ... I could get used to it.
  • Then there's Annabelle, the angelic whippet from All Dogs Go to Heaven. "Touch that watch and you can never go back...I SAID TOUCH THAT WATCH AND YOU CAN NEVER GO BACK!"
  • Celia from Monsters, Inc. is generally sweet and affectionate towards Mike, but she gets very angry after he leaves her to be picked up by the CDA decontamination team.

    Unsorted (May have mixed traits) 
  • In the 1996 film version of Jane Austen's Emma, the title character finally realizes she is in love with her lifelong friend Mr. Knightley, but wavers back and forth, repeatedly saying "I hate John!", then "I love John!" and takes a long time to decide whether to pursue marrying him. This troper is unsure whether she would be classified as Harsh or Sweet, however; as Emma is very attached to and jealous (possessive?) of Mr. Knightley, but completely opposed to a romantic attachment between them for much of the film.
    • Actually John is Mr. Knightley's brother, seeing the one she's in love with is named George. Her "I love" then "I hate" comes from what she believes John will say to Mr. Knightley and how he might respond.
  • Happy Gilmore.
  • Various Bond Girls. Natalya from Golden Eye is a shining example.
  • The Landlady from Kung Fu Hustle. Well, more like a cranky old woman very early on, getting pissed off at the residents complaining about the lack of amenities and screaming really loud for them to all shut up (and it's later a Plot Point), not to mention slapping the crap out of her husband whenever he hits on a bucktoothed resident lady of the complex. But, she's shown to be protective and not a jerk later on in the movie.
    • Though she may have had reason for suspecting him, since he has apparently spied on women in the showers, which is mentioned early on, and the character of Rabbit-Tooth Jane, as the buck-toothed girl was known (for obvious reasons) was a Lady of the Night.
  • Colette from Ratatouille is one of these in a big way. All you need to do is watch the scene where she's giving Linguini (and Remy) advice on how to be a chef, where she goes from threatening to kill him if he doesn't clean up his work space, to cheerfully thanking him for listening to her.
  • Star Wars: Leia is usually Harsh especially with Loveable Rogue Han Solo, but has some traits of a Sweet.

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