Red herring movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant red herring movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, surprise ending, serious, suspense, realistic and exciting films and TV shows about / with red herring, danger, chase, murder, crimes, mystery, investigation, police investigation, police and rivalry plots mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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red herring movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as red herring: The Fugitive (1993), Prom Night (1980), Man on a Swing (1974), Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971), Death Carries a Cane (1973), A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971), Madhouse (1974), Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015), Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1980), Inside Man (2006).

List of red herring movies

 7.8
 243K
The Fugitive (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Wrongfully accused of murdering his wife, Richard Kimble escapes from the law in an attempt to find her killer and clear his name. Pursuing him is a team of U.S. marshals led by Deputy Samuel Gerard, a determined detective who will not rest until ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, frame up, protagonist as suspect, on the run, uncover truth, fugitives, betrayal, escape, death sentence, framed for murder, corruption, doctor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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 5.4
 13K
Prom Night (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This slasher movie follows a relentless killer who is out to avenge the death of a young girl who died after being bullied and teased by four of her classmates. Now high-school students, the guilt-ridden kids have kept their involvement a secret, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, slasher, serial killer, prom, murder, revenge, teenager, chase, red herring, disco, dancing, dance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980, 80s
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 6.6
 339
Man on a Swing (1974)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small-town police chief investigating a murder is offered help by a self-described psychic. However, when the chief discovers that the "psychic" is in possession of information known only to the police, he suspects that the man may be ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic, rough ...
Plot: clairvoyant, molestation, red herring, police chief, psychic, serial killer, murder, small town, crime, amateur detective, mystery, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 70s
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Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story involves a series of murders in Charron's performing company, murders caused by various members getting doused with vitriolic acid. Turns out all the people killed have a common denominator in their past, one which has recently ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, theater, serial killer, investigation, gory, crime, crimes, phantom, deadly, mystery, estate, mad scientist ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, england
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Death Carries a Cane (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ketty,a photographer living in Rome,accidentally witnesses the murder of a young woman at the hands of a razor-wielding black-gloved killer.Ketty and her fiance,Alberto,go to the police-only to learn that two other witnesses to the crime have been ...
Style: suspense
Plot: whodunit, photographer, red herring, black gloved killer, cane, straight razor, lesbian, sex, prostitute, violence, voyeur, police ...
Place: italy
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A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young woman is accused of murdering her debauched neighbor after dreaming it. Was she set up, or did she really do it?
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, orgy, nightmare, lesbian lover, lsd, infidelity, amateur detective, mystery, gory, protagonist as suspect, whodunit, rape ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, london
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 6.3
 3K
Madhouse (1974)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A horror movie star returns to his famous role after years in a mental institution. But the character seems to be committing murders independent of his will.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: movie star, murder, slasher, mind game, showbiz, mystery, psychopath, crimes, deadly, serial killer, filmmaking, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, scotland yard
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Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In war torn Calcutta during the 1940's, Byomkesh Bakshy, fresh out of college, pits himself against an evil genius who is out to destroy the world.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, master criminal, sherlock holmes, mystery, political intrigue, crimes, escapades, state affairs, blackmail, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: asia, india, shanghai china
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Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1980)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This intriguing story is set in the 1930s at a country house, where two amateur sleuths, Bobby Jones and Lady Frankie Derwent, try to unravel the mystery behind a tale of murder, suspense and false identities. And the only clues the two have to go ...
Plot: murder mystery, poison, dying words, morphine, suicide note, overdose, faked suicide, drug addict, maid, whodunit, golf, organist ...
Time: 1930s
Place: wales
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 7.6
 311K
Inside Man (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bank robber Dalton Russell enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors and takes hostages, working methodically and without haste. Detective Frazier is assigned to negotiate, but his mind is occupied with the corruption charges he is facing. With an ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: heist, master criminal, hostages, crime, bank, police detective, perfect crime, thief, bank robbery, manipulations, robbery, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Two-Minute Warning (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly (Charlton Heston) and SWAT commander Sergeant Button (John Cassavetes), learn of the plot and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tragic ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stadium, race against time, terrorism, danger, gambling, murder, psychopath, swat, police investigation, hostages, firearm, assassin ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 5.6
 2K
Skyjacked (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, danger, military, stewardess, save the day, adventure, confined, crimes, deadly, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, russia, soviet union, moscow russia
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Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet as boys in an English Boarding school. Holmes is known for his deductive ability even as a youth, amazing his classmates with his abilities. When they discover a plot to murder a series of British business men by ...
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, amateur detective, friendship, sherlock holmes, investigation, adventure, mystery, private detective, danger, rivalry, mastermind, religion and supernatural ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, future ...
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, egypt
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I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As they celebrate their high school graduation, four friends are involved in a hit-and-run accident when their car hits and apparently kills a pedestrian on an isolated roadway. They dispose of the body and vow to keep the incident a secret, a year ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, revenge, small town, secret, fisherman, mystery, who done it, buried truth, characters killed one by one, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: north carolina
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The Hindenburg (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great Hindenburg airship as its chief of security. As he races against the clock to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: race against time, airplane, danger, adventure, save the day, political conspiracy, escapades, heroes, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1937, future
Place: new jersey, germany, usa, europe, milwaukee wisconsin ...
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 4.8
 301
The Drifter (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A suspensefilled thriller about a successful single woman who, on a deserted road, picks up a mysterious hitchhiker. Once back in the city, "The Drifter" follows her every move. Every attempt to free herself of his harassment fails until ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, woman in danger, crimes, danger, best friends, crime, deadly, couples, anonymous telephone call, one night stand, murder of friend ...
Time: 80s
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series follows Las Vegas criminalists working for the Las Vegas Police Department as they use physical evidence to solve grisly murders in this unusually graphic drama, which has inspired a host of other cop-show "procedurals". The ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, police investigation, crime, murder, mystery, danger, scientist, police detective, expert, teamwork, evidence, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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 5.9
 71K
88 Minutes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI, receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological, rough, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, fbi, manipulation, torture, death threat, death, paranoia, chaos, suspect, crime, frame up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
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 7.7
 85K
Searching (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her. A thriller that unfolds entirely on computer screens.
Style: surprise ending, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: missing person, missing child, loneliness, parents and children, social media, determination, presumed dead, missing daughter, escape, teenage life, search and rescue, tragedy ...
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 6.7
 98
Messengers (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dr. Sarah Chapel returns to the small town of Brighton Mills when her father Dr. Robert Chapel unexpectedly dies. His clients and friends miss him, and Sarah discloses that all of them have perfect health; they hear voices when they are sleeping; ...
Plot: flashback, doctor, deoxyribonucleic acid, hypnotism, red herring, spider, paranoia, narcolepsy, attic, religion, question, immortality ...
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 5.0
 86K
Scooby-Doo (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Mystery Inc. gang have gone their separate ways and have been apart for two years, until they each receive an invitation to Spooky Island. Not knowing that the others have also been invited, they show up and discover an amusement park that ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, sexy, scary ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: amateur detective, resort, friendship, teenage life, ghost, adventure, voodoo, crimes, danger, island, disorder, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Mystery, Inc. are guests of honor at the grand opening of the Coolsville Museum of Criminology, a masked villain shows up and creates havoc before stealing the costumes of the gang's most notorious villains...Could it be that their ...
Style: humorous, not serious, surprise ending, idiotic, sexy ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: monster, dog, adventure, ghost, family, amateur detective, mystery, goofy hero, rescue, heroic mission, crimes, danger ...
Time: 2000s
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Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Scooby Doo, Where Are You! is the first incarnation of the long-running Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon series, Scooby-Doo. Created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, it premiered on September 13, 1969 at 10:30 a.m. EST and ran for two seasons for a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, light, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: amateur detective, adventure, goofy hero, scooby doo, investigation, monster, pets, danger, villain, crimes, van, witch ...
Time: 1960s
Place: usa
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1926, Newt Scamander arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America with a magically expanded briefcase, which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, fairy tale, light, semi serious ...
Plot: good versus evil, teleportation, magic, magical creature, magic wand, friendship, chase, rescue, adventure, robbery, englishman abroad, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1920s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, dungeon, england
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 7.2
 673K
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: China, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
Style: exciting, witty, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, hotshot hero, superhuman powers, terrorist, millionaire, androids and robots, explosion, good versus evil, deception, gadget, scientist, army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 2010s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa, malibu california, pakistan, washington d.c.
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he ...
Style: exciting, touching, twists and turns, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: witch, good versus evil, school, wizards and magicians, chosen one, friendship, supernatural ability, magical, curses spells and rituals, best friends, fantasy world, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1991, year 1992, 1990s
Place: england, europe
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for another magic-filled year. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict, Sirius Black – and turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin for help.
Style: stylized, exciting, twists and turns, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, magical, friendship, good versus evil, young heroes, boarding school life, school, chosen one, witch, family, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, 1990s, year 1993
Place: europe, england
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Ignoring threats to his life, Harry returns to Hogwarts to investigate – aided by Ron and Hermione – a mysterious series of attacks.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, magical, wizards and magicians, chosen one, school, supernatural ability, boarding school life, best friends, giant, curses spells and rituals, friendship, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1993, 1990s, year 1992
Place: england, europe, london
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 6.3
 142K
Flightplan (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A claustrophobic, Hitchcockian thriller. A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet the child vanishes and nobody admits she was ever on that plane.
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, missing child, mystery, family relations, search, family problems, pilot, captain, robbery, bomb, grief, swat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: berlin germany, germany
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Knife Under the Throat (1986)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: France
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A woman posing in erotic magazines is stalked by a maniac who kills the people around her.
Style: twist ending
Plot: black gloves, whodunit, red herring, slasher, maniac, female boss, large breasts, plot twist, drug addict, attempted rape, black pantyhose, blackmailer ...
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