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 surprise ending, suspenseful, serious, suspense, twist ending and realistic films and TV shows about / with red herring, danger, murder, chase, violence, rivalry, crimes, investigation, mystery and dialogue plots mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Spain and other countries.

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TOP 10 movies tagged as red herring: 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), Searching (2018).
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Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
100 min.
ERASED (2016)
Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
30 min.
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Searching (2018)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Russia, USA
102 min.
Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Malta, USA
114 min.

List of red herring movies

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, mystery killer, knife murder, teenager, chase, disco, red herring ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980, 80s
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, rough ...
Plot: psychic, red herring, clairvoyant, police chief, molestation, serial killer, murder, amateur detective, crime, small town, protagonist as suspect, mystery ...
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, cane, black gloved killer, straight razor, red herring, straight edge razor, telescope, car driving, ballerina, greenhouse, attraction ...
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, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, orgy, nightmare, lsd, lesbian lover, infidelity, gory, mystery, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, rape, whodunit ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, london
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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: murder, movie star, slasher, mind game, mystery, showbiz, 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, master criminal, investigation, murder, sherlock holmes, mystery, political intrigue, crimes, escapades, state affairs, blackmail, gang war ...
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, faked suicide, dying words, morphine, suicide note, overdose, poison, drug addict, maid, whodunit, chauffeur, suspect ...
Time: 1930s
Place: wales
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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: mind bending, clever, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: heist, master criminal, hostages, police detective, bank, mysterious character, crime, perfect crime, manipulations, bank robbery, crimes, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing
Plot: missing person, social media, missing daughter, search and rescue, disappearance, missing child, suicide, cyberspace, presumed dead, attempted murder, escape, teenage life ...
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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: funeral, flashback, doctor, paranoia, hypnotism, immortality, fishing village, red herring, sleep deprivation, question, narcolepsy, deoxyribonucleic acid ...
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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, crimes, danger, island, disorder, gang, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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 ...
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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, light, exciting, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: amateur detective, adventure, goofy hero, scooby doo, investigation, monster, pets, danger, villain, crimes, witch, chase ...
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: surprise ending, fairy tale, dark, interesting, entertaining ...
Plot: teleportation, chase, rescue, robbery, good versus evil, witch, magic, steampunk, magic wand, suitcase, magical creature, subway station ...
Time: 1920s
Place: manhattan new york city, dungeon, new york, england
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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, millionaire, androids and robots, terrorist, explosion, good versus evil, deception, president, gadget, scientist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: tennessee, usa, malibu california, washington d.c., pakistan
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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, school, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, chosen one, friendship, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, family, best friends, adventure, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, year 1991, 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: exciting, twists and turns, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, friendship, good versus evil, boarding school life, magical, school, chosen one, young heroes, witch, family, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1994, year 1993
Place: england, europe
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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, wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, school, supernatural ability, boarding school life, best friends, giant, curses spells and rituals, friendship, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1992, year 1993
Place: england, europe, london
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Flightplan (2005)
Genre: 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, swat, rainy, pilot, captain, robbery, bomb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, berlin 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, photographer, bathtub, restaurant, obsession, female nudity, gang rape, rape, drowning, pantyhose, female stockinged legs ...
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Julia's Eyes (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of a woman who is slowly losing her sight whilst trying to investigate the mysterious death of her twin sister.
Style: serious, bleak, stylized, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: mind game, suicide, blindness, murder, violence, knife, mystery killer, losing-it hero, mystery, mysterious character, twin sister, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Malta, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, non-linear, artsy, road movie
Plot: investigation, train, murder, snow, justice, vengeance, doctor, murder mystery, suspect, conspiracy, stabbed to death, little girl ...
Time: 1930s, post world war one, pre world war two
Place: europe, alps, palestine, mediterranean sea, istanbul turkey ...
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Jigsaw (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dead bodies begin to turn up all over the city, each meeting their demise in a variety of grisly ways. All investigations begin to point the finger at deceased killer John Kramer.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: abduction, suicide by hanging, death, blood, gore, torture, coma, x ray, slasher, blade, pig, cutting ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s
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The Mudboy (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Police try to hunt down a serial killer in 1912 Buenos Aires.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, who done it, police investigation, crimes, crime, deadly, protagonist as suspect, parents and children, family in crisis, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: argentina
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Valentine (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five friends are stalked and murdered by a masked assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, revenge, psychopath, mystery killer, danger, murder, valentine's day, gory, school, college, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
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Sleepaway Camp (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Slightly disturbed and painfully shy Angela Baker is sent away to summer camp with her cousin. Not long after Angela's arrival, things start to go horribly wrong for anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions.
Style: disturbing, scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, summer camp, psychopath, teenage life, crimes, knife murder, mystery killer, danger, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
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Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: captivity, psychopath, mind game, torture, serial killer, survival, insanity, race against time, trapped, game of death, master criminal, sadist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Perfect Blue (1997)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, surreal, tense, serious ...
Plot: stalking, singer, split personality, obsession, murder, tv show, actress, mind game, stalker, fan, mentally unstable, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, falling in love, mystery, obsession, crime, surveillance, school, small town, police investigation, dangerous attraction, fight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, germany, europe
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