Protagonist as suspect movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant protagonist as suspect movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense and psychological films and TV shows about / with protagonist as suspect, crimes, murder, dishonesty, police investigation, investigation, mystery, deadly, vengeance and dialogue plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
protagonist as suspect
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protagonist as suspect movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as protagonist as suspect: The Fugitive (1993), Gothika (2003), Day Break (2006), Hemlock Grove (2013), Basic Instinct (1992), Gone Girl (2014), Nightwatch (1997), Monster (2004), Horns (2013), The Thirteenth Floor (1999).

List of protagonist as suspect 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, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, frame up, protagonist as suspect, on the run, uncover truth, escape, betrayal, fugitives, death sentence, doctor, corruption, framed for murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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 5.8
 100K
Gothika (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: psychological, scary, gothic, suspenseful, psycho film ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, mental illness, investigation, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, mind game, psychiatrist, mystery, supernatural ability, mental institution, crazy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
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 8.1
 7K
Day Break (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Today Detective Brett Hopper will be accused of shooting state attorney Alberto Garza. He will offer his rock solid alibi. He will realize he's been framed. And he will run. Then, he will wake up and start the day over again.
Style: serious, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: changing the past or future, protagonist as suspect, frame up, african american, family in danger, interrogation, police investigation, trapped, witnessing a crime, mystery, time loop, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.2
 34K
Hemlock Grove (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: One cannot quench his all-consuming thirst. The other cannot tame the beast clawing its way out. In the sleepy Pennsylvania village of Hemlock Grove, two young men struggle to accept painful truths: about family, themselves, the mystery of the White ...
Style: gothic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: werewolf, small town, family secret, crimes, danger, investigation, protagonist as suspect, small town life, murder, parents and children, love triangle, gypsy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 6.9
 155K
Basic Instinct (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, murder, sex addict, dangerous attraction, passionate interest, sexual relations, hot and sexy, seduction, sexual tension, sex, obsession, lust ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 8.1
 749K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, manipulation, missing wife, investigation, femme fatale, mind game, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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 6.2
 18K
Nightwatch (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, rough, suspense ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, mind game, murder, protagonist as suspect, crimes, danger, dishonesty, deadly, frame up, police detective, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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 8.7
 16K
Monster (2004)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Kenzou Tenma, a Japanese brain surgeon in Germany, finds his life in utter turmoil after getting involved with a psychopath that was once a former patient.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: doctor, track down, murder, mastermind, moral dilemma, hospital, false accusation, guilt, protagonist as suspect, society, crimes, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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 6.5
 69K
Horns (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples.
Style: suspenseful, dark humor, tense, suspense, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, supernatural, crimes, vengeance, uncover truth, danger, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, good versus evil, death of girlfriend, investigation, physical appearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington, turkey
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The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric, intellectual, twists and turns ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, cyberspace, technology gone awry, murder, uncover truth, time travel, crimes, computer system, investigation, protagonist as suspect, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 1930s, 1990s ...
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.1
 9K
Bordertown (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The opening titles explain that American corporations are using the North American Free Trade Agreement by opening large maquiladoras right across the United States–Mexico border. The maquiladoras hire mostly Mexican women to work long hours for ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: journalist, murder, factory worker, investigation, factory, corruption, uncover truth, police investigation, police corruption, protagonist as suspect, rapist, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: latin america, mexico, usa, chicago illinois
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Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Detective Andrea Cornell is a tough, thorough Homicide Detective who leaves no stone unturned. Her unwavering dedication to her job makes her the most formidable opponent - or a highly valuable ally.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police investigation, child killer, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, who done it, mystery, life turned upside down, family relations, disorder, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.4
 275K
Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, exciting, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, spy, female protagonist, cia, espionage, secret service, chase, assassination, russian, on the run, revenge, agent as target ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, new york, usa, russia, united states ...
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Wrongfully Accused (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ryan Harrison, a violin god, superstar and sex symbol does not want to cheat on sexy Lauren Goodhue's husband with her. Mr. Goodhue is found murdered and Ryan suddenly finds himself being the main suspect. After being sentenced to death he ...
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, absurd, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: false accusation, parody, fugitives, bus, chase, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, frame up, goofy hero, crimes, on the run, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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 7.6
 49K
The Player (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?
Style: talky, clever, psychological, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: hollywood, blackmail, murder, filmmaking, police investigation, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, artists and showbiz, plan gone awry, agent, death threat, screenwriter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, pasadena california, los angeles
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 7.7
 161K
Primal Fear (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: surprise ending, tense, twists and turns, psychological, rough ...
Plot: split personality, mental illness, legal investigation, courtroom drama, corruption, crime, psychopath, murder, lawyer, bishop, hotshot lawyer, trial ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 5.6
 45K
Chain Reaction (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, conspiracy, frame up, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, witnessing a crime, crimes, chase, fbi, laboratory, secrets, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
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Presumed Innocent (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Life takes a nasty twist for D.A. Rusty Sabich when the woman he has been romantically involved with is murdered. He is assigned to investigate the case, but is soon charged with the murder.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, mistress, infidelity, legal investigation, investigation, mystery, crime, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in a hospital and is set to face trial for attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: hacker, corruption, hospital, psychiatrist, journalist, trial, investigation, mystery, crime, murder, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
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Whispers in the Dark (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Ann Hecker is ending one relationship and possibly starting an important new one, while finding that some of the sexual exploits her patients relate are weighing on her. Turning to a married friend from her research days for guidance, ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, sexy, suspenseful, erotic ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, serial killer, sex, female protagonist, psychiatrist, erotic thriller, investigation, power relations, danger, betrayal, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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 5.2
 8K
Strangerland (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Newly arrived to a remote desert town, Catherine and Matthew are tormented by a suspicion when their two teenage children mysteriously vanish.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: missing child, missing daughter, australian outback, family in crisis, couple relations, troubled marriage, social relations, family problems, desert, protagonist as suspect, haunted by the past, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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 6.2
 26K
Money Talks (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Money Talks is a 1997 American comedy film directed by Brett Ratner. Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.
Style: realistic, exciting, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, frame up, media, murder, mexican standoff, partners, journalism, chases and races, crimes, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 5.6
 2K
Siesta (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few days. She thinks she's killed someone, but isn't ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: murder, stalking, memory loss, uncover truth, mystery, mysterious character, who done it, infidelity, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, sexual relations, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
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 1.9
 412
13 Dead Men (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Set in a prison, a death row inmate has a secret and the warden will go to any lengths to get it. Things dont go as planned as you would expect. A good action film with alot of good fight scenes and an interesting twist at the end.What we have ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, sexual
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, death row, partners, false accusation, life is a bitch, confined, buddies, crime, protagonist as suspect, wrongfully committed, frame up ...
Time: contemporary
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Woman of Desire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A yacht captain, Jack Lynch, is accused of murdering his boss and raping the victim's wife, Christina Ford. Nothing is how it first appears. Jack seeks the help of veteran attorney Walter J. Hill to help prove his innocence.
Style: suspenseful, serious, erotic, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, courtroom drama, twins, false accusation, who done it, investigation, frame up, dishonesty, legal investigation, dangerous attraction, police detective ...
Time: 90s
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The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, invention, mystery, investigation, workplace intrigue, crimes, intrigue, stranger, agent, mastermind, cons and scams, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: venezuela, caribbean, usa, manhattan new york city
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Under Suspicion (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the late 1950s, British police officer Tony Aaron resigns from the force after sleeping with Hazel, wife of the man whose house he was supposed to guard. In his new job as a fake private investigator, he helps couples get divorces by ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: private detective, adultery, murder, divorce, law enforcement, police investigation, vengeance, who done it, uncover truth, investigation, betrayal, cons and scams ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: england, brighton, europe
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 6.4
 35K
High Crimes (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A female attorney learns that her husband is really a marine officer awol for fifteen years and accused of murdering fifteen civilians in El Salvador. Believing her husband when he tells her that he's being framed as part of a U.S. Military ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, lawyer, life turned upside down, army investigation, justice, crime, dedicated lawyer, supportive spouse, arrested, hidden identity, legal investigation, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico, latin america
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Body of Evidence (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sizzingly sexy Madonna leads a star-filled cast in this erotic thriller as a woman accused of killing a wealthy, elderly man through her insatiable sexual prowess.
Style: erotic, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, crime, seduction, infidelity, femme fatale, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty, power relations, protagonist as suspect, dangerous attraction, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: portland oregon
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Illegal in Blue (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A cop taking personal leave after he witnesses money stolen from the police property room becomes involved with a beautiful singer who may have killed her husband.
Style: sexy, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: who done it, fall in love, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, police corruption, femme fatale, police investigation, couples, false accusation, witnessing a crime, crimes, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
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