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, suspense, tense and surprise ending films and TV shows about / with protagonist as suspect, murder, crimes, police investigation, deadly, mystery, dishonesty, investigation, crime and violence plots mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres shot in USA, France, Canada 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), Gone Girl (2014), Day Break (2006), Hemlock Grove (2013), Basic Instinct (1992), Twisted (2013), Secrets and Lies (2015), Nightwatch (1997), Monster (2004).

List of protagonist as suspect movies

 7.8
 248K
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: frame up, manhunt, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, escape, on the run, framed for murder, fugitives, betrayal, doctor, corruption, death sentence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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 5.8
 101K
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, psycho film, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, mind game, mystery, psychiatrist, insanity, supernatural ability, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
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 8.1
 775K
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, femme fatale, manipulation, investigation, missing wife, infidelity, murder mystery, protagonist as suspect, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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 8.1
 8K
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: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: changing the past or future, frame up, protagonist as suspect, family in danger, interrogation, african american, trapped, witnessing a crime, mystery, time loop, investigator, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.2
 35K
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, crimes, danger, investigation, family secret, protagonist as suspect, small town life, murder, parents and children, love triangle, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 6.9
 159K
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: sexy, erotic, sexual, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, murder, sexual relations, sex addict, passionate interest, hot and sexy, seduction, sexual tension, dangerous attraction, sex, obsession, sexualized violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 7.3
 9K
Twisted (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: social misfits, teenage life, homecoming, protagonist as suspect, best friends, parents and children, starting over, mystery, haunted by the past, murder, suspicion, old friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, murder, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, who done it, child killer, family relations, life turned upside down, mystery, disorder, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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: serial killer, police investigation, mind game, murder, protagonist as suspect, crimes, danger, frame up, police detective, dishonesty, deadly, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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 8.6
 17K
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, protagonist as suspect, guilt, society, investigator, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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 6.5
 71K
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: dark humor, suspenseful, tense, serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, supernatural, crimes, uncover truth, danger, investigation, vengeance, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, good versus evil, death of girlfriend, 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, intellectual, futuristic, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, cyberspace, technology gone awry, imaginary, uncover truth, computer system, crimes, investigation, danger, rivalry, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s, future, 1930s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.0
 10K
Bordertown (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, journalist, murder, factory, investigation, factory worker, corruption, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, police corruption, rapist, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, chicago illinois
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 6.3
 611
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, tense, bleak, mind bending, based on true events ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, haunted by the past, protagonist as suspect, mystery, family problems, law enforcement, parents and children, murder mystery, mystery killer, boy, child murder investigation ...
Time: 1910s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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 6.3
 974
The Scapegoat (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: There is something strange - some would even say abnormal - about the Malaussène family. But if you take a closer look, no one could be happier than this cheerfully chaotic family, even though their mother is usually off on one romantic adventure ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Plot: life turned upside down, scapegoat, protagonist as suspect, disorder, chases and races, family relations, on the run, chase, wooing, shopping mall, siblings relations, fugitives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, talky
Plot: investigation, murder, fighting the system, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, amateur detective, mystery, teenage life, price of justice, haunted by the past, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
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 6.1
 46K
The Sentinel (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A secret service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the president. He must clear his name and foil another assassination attempt while on the run from a relentless FBI agent.
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense, serious ...
Plot: frame up, political thriller, secret service, investigation, double agent, on the run, blackmail, assassination attempt, uncover truth, false accusation, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Sexual Predator (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A female parole officer unwittingly gets involved with a handsome photographer who might be a serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, rough, erotic, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: policewoman, seduction, murder, violence, photographer, dangerous attraction, protagonist as suspect, manipulations, femme fatale, vengeance, psychopath, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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XIII: The Conspiracy (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 173 min.
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: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, memory loss, conspiracy, uncover truth, assassination of president, riddles and clues, protagonist as suspect, on the run, danger, assassination, life is a bitch, election ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.4
 280K
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, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, spy, double agent, espionage, female spy, strong female lead, cia, secret service, lone hero, chase, assassination, russian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, usa, new york, 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: frame up, false accusation, parody, fugitives, bus, chase, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, goofy hero, on the run, race against time, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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 6.7
 5K
The Prey (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A robber escapes from prison with a single objective in mind: to track down his former cellmate, a serial killer who intends to pin his crimes on him. A cop is sent after the robber who, despite his best efforts, soon becomes Public Enemy Number ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, manhunt, prison, on the run, hidden identity, false accusation, life is a bitch, crime, protagonist as suspect, family life, dishonesty, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
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 5.8
 12K
The Canal (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Film archivist David and his wife are perfectly happy or so he believes. When a looming secret shatters their marriage at the same time as a turn-of-the-century film reel he is studying reveals their house to be the site of a 1902 multiple-murder, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, protagonist as suspect, murder, violence, husband wife relationship, investigation, mystery, obsession, christmas, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
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Office Killer (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When Dorine Douglas' job as proofreader for Constant Consumer magazine is turned into an at-home position during a downsizing, she doesn't know how to cope. But after accidentally killing one of her co-workers, she discovers that murder ...
Style: psychological, humorous, cynical, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: workplace, psychopath, slasher, evil woman, office, workplace romance, obsession, vengeance, goofy hero, crime, protagonist as suspect, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, new york, usa
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 7.5
 50K
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, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, plan gone awry, artists and showbiz, movie business, agent, screenwriter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, pasadena california, los angeles
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 4.5
 3K
Killer Movie (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A reality TV director copes with a spoiled celebutante and a show gone haywire when a masked killer starts bumping off the crew in this slasher-movie satire.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, psychopath, serial killer, mystery, protagonist as suspect, danger, deadly, multiple suspects, stalking, tv show, murder, fictional reality show ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north dakota, usa
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 5.5
 959
The Naked Face (1984)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Chicago psychiatrist Judd Stevens (Roger Moore) is suspected of murdering one of his patients when the man turns up stabbed to death in the middle of the city. After repeated attempts to convince cops Rod Steiger and Elliott Gould of his innocence, ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, false accusation, patient, psychiatrist, on the run, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, frame up, who done it, mystery, crime, murder investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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 7.7
 167K
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, twists and turns, tense, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: split personality, legal investigation, mental illness, courtroom drama, corruption, psychopath, murder, lawyer, bishop, crime, hotshot lawyer, dissociative identity disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 5.6
 46K
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: frame up, conspiracy, on the run, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, witnessing a crime, crimes, chase, fbi, laboratory, secrets, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
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The Morning After (1986)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Failed actress Alex Sternbergen wakes up hungover one morning in an apartment she does not recognize, unable to remember the previous evening -- and with a dead body in bed next to her. As she tries to piece together the events of the night, Alex ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, mystery, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, crimes, unlikely partners, deadly, partners, corpse, ex cop, amnesia, actress ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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