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 twists and turns films and TV shows about / with protagonist as suspect, crimes, murder, dishonesty, deadly, mystery, investigation, uncover truth, danger and police investigation plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
protagonist as suspect
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protagonist as suspect movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as protagonist as suspect: Gothika (2003), Secrets and Lies (2015), The Fugitive (1993), Day Break (2006), Nightwatch (1997), Gone Girl (2014), Boy 7 (2015), Salt (2010), The Thirteenth Floor (1999), Basic Instinct (1992).

List of protagonist as suspect movies

 5.8
 107K
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: scary, psychological, psycho film, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, investigation, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, mystery, mind game, psychiatrist, supernatural, crazy, insanity, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
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Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, murder mystery, who done it, family in crisis, law enforcement, family problems, uncover truth, investigation, family relations, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.8
 269K
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, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: manhunt, frame up, escape, uncover truth, betrayal, protagonist as suspect, on the run, fugitives, neo noir, framed for murder, death sentence, doctor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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 8.0
 8K
Day Break (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, surreal ...
Plot: changing the past or future, protagonist as suspect, frame up, time loop, interrogation, african american, family in danger, mystery, witnessing a crime, trapped, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.2
 19K
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: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, mind game, murder, frame up, crimes, danger, police detective, dishonesty, deadly, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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 8.1
 864K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, murder mystery, twists & turns, investigation, disappearance, missing wife, manipulation, femme fatale, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city, new york
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 5.8
 2K
Boy 7 (2015)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Hungary, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Sam regains consciousness in the middle of a crowded subway, he doesn't know how he got there, where he came from nor his own name. He franticly searches for his identity, using the contents of his backpack. Slowly but surely he realizes ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: protagonist as suspect, memory loss, on the run, danger, uncover truth, youth, heroes, crimes, who to trust, manipulation, murder, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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 6.4
 296K
Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, 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: twists and turns, exciting, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, cia, espionage, female spy, double agent, spy, strong female lead, secret service, female assassin, agent as target, chase, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, soviet union, russia, washington d.c. ...
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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, intellectual, atmospheric, futuristic, twist ending ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, cyberspace, computer system, technology gone awry, imaginary, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, danger, time travel, alternate reality, deception ...
Time: 90s, future, 1930s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.0
 179K
Basic Instinct (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
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: sexy, erotic, sexual, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, hot and sexy, murder, sexual relations, obsession, sex, sex addict, seduction, dangerous attraction, strong sexual content, sexualized violence, sexual tension ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
TV show
Story: This drama tells the real-life story of retired schoolteacher Christopher Jefferies who was initially questioned by police as a suspect in the murder of Jo Yeates who rented a flat from him. He was vilified by the press, partly on account of his ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, murder suspect, media coverage, landlord, false accusation, dishonesty, murder, life is a bitch, crimes, police, deadly, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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 6.8
 445
Innocence (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The fall from the top to the absolute bottom can be very fast. A renowned physician, also a beloved father and husband, is accused of a serious felony. Innocence is hard to prove, especially when in desperation to try to save oneself, we sacrifice ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: protagonist as suspect, police investigation, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, crimes, vengeance, false accusation, child abuse, interrogation, rivalry, law enforcement, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: czech republic
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Secrets & Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A man who finds the body of a young boy quickly becomes the prime murder suspect, putting his life and his family at risk.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, murder suspect, uncover truth, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, family problems, deadly, family in crisis, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: australia
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The Protector 2 (2013)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Kham is the last in long line of guards who once watched over the King of Thailand's war elephants. Traditionally, only the perfect elephants could successfully help defend the throne, after his harrowing quest to retrieve the elephants, Kham ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, danger, protagonist as suspect, martial arts, rivalry, motorcycle chase, chases and races, heroes, daring rescue, escapades, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
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 7.1
 37K
Hemlock Grove (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
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, investigation, sex with brother, small town, crimes, danger, social relations, small town life, protagonist as suspect, family secret, supernatural, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 7.3
 9K
Twisted (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A one-hour mystery full of twists and turns that follows Danny Desai, a charismatic 16-year-old with a troubled past who returns to his hometown after spending five years in juvenile detention. Immediately branded an outcast, Danny attempts to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: social misfits, teenage life, homecoming, protagonist as suspect, best friends, parents and children, starting over, haunted by the past, mystery, deadly, suspicion, gain trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 5.3
 2K
Quicksand (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The workaholic head of the compliance section of a New York bank flies to Monaco to investigate unusual deposits from an offshore bank and meets a down-on-his-luck international film star who has become embroiled in criminal activities.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, banker, protagonist as suspect, assassination, betrayal, manhunt, uncover truth, on the run, danger, intrigue, police investigation, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, france, europe, new york, monaco ...
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 8.6
 21K
Monster (2004)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, psychological ...
Plot: doctor, murder, moral dilemma, mastermind, hospital, false accusation, guilt, protagonist as suspect, track down, society, crimes, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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 6.5
 78K
Horns (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, 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: dark humor, suspenseful, serious, tense, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, crimes, danger, investigation, vengeance, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, good versus evil, physical appearance, uncover truth, death of girlfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, turkey, seattle washington
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Nightmare Street (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After saving her daughter from an accident Joanna wakes up in the hospital in an alternate world where nothing is as it should be. Someone else lives in her house, her daughter is gone and everyone calls her Sarah. The problem is Sarah is suspected ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, surprise ending
Plot: parallel world, hospital, protagonist as suspect, memory loss, uncover truth, mystery, life is a bitch, imaginary, siblings relations, alternate reality, paranormal phenomena, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 90s
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Consenting Adults (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Richard and Priscilla Parker are an ordinary suburban couple whose lives are invaded and rocked by their hedonistic, secretive new neighbors, Eddy and Kay Otis.
Style: suspenseful, sexy, psychological, tense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: wife swapping, mate swapping, murder, betrayal, frame up, protagonist as suspect, investigation, manipulation, crime, crimes, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
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 6.1
 10K
Bordertown (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
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: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, journalist, murder, investigation, corruption, uncover truth, rape, society, protagonist as suspect, police corruption, factory worker, factory ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, latin america, mexico, usa
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 6.4
 621
Running Man (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Jong-Woo (played by Sin Ha-gyoon) is a poor, beleagured taxi driver with a bad attitude, understandable given the kind of clients he has to deal with. So when one night, a polite, well-dressed man offers an outrageous sum of money to rent the taxi ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: protagonist as suspect, on the run, chase, uncover truth, frame up, manhunt, investigation, escapades, conspiracy, chases and races, gun, running ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
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The Robber Bride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Journalist Zenia Arden has disappeared. When her finger turns up on the shores of Lake Ontario next to her blood-soaked car, the police believe they've uncovered a homicide.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: investigation, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, mystery, law enforcement, danger, crimes, friendship, deadly, dishonesty, police, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Executive Koala (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Minoru Kawasaki directs this comedic psychological thriller that follows a large koala as he looks for help from several of his closest friends, which include a giant rabbit and frog. A hardworking executive at a pickle company, Mr. Tamura stands ...
Style: psychological, suspense, semi serious, suspenseful, cult film ...
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, psychopath, danger, deadly, dishonesty, serial killer, dangerous animal, crimes, police detective, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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 5.0
 430
Motives 2 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Vivica A. Fox and Shemar Moore return for this thrilling sequel to Motives that picks up three years after the events of the original film. Innocent convict Emery Simms is serving time for a crime he didn't commit; while most convict's ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: protagonist as suspect, manhunt, friendship, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, false accusation, femme fatale, murder, prison, prison life, frame up, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.4
 518
Word of Honor (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre committed by his platoon in a Hue hospital 18 years before, the army recalls Tyson to stand trial for murder. Tyson, confronted by an army ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, rebellion, life is a bitch, society, fighting the system, legal, military life, dishonesty, law enforcement, military ...
Place: asia, vietnam
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 5.1
 685
Dead Awake (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An insomniac (Stephen Baldwin) who walks the streets at night witnesses a murder which triggers a strange chain of events.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Plot: insomnia, murder, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, mystery, amateur detective, investigation, mind game, psychopath, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
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XIII: The Conspiracy (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 173 min.
TV show
Story: The first female US President Sally Sheridan is shot dead by a sniper during her Veterans Day speech. Her assassin narrowly escapes the scene with his life, national security hot on his heels - or so it seems. Three months later, an elderly couple ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, assassination of president, conspiracy, memory loss, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, on the run, riddles and clues, assassination, dishonesty, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.3
 514
Twist of Fate (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Troubled police detective Jack Lucas is falsely accused of a series of murders and must prove his innocence by catching the real serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, serial killer, psychopath, murder, frame up, car chase, investigation, mind game, race against time, protagonist as suspect, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
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