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 serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, suspense and twists and turns films and TV shows about / with protagonist as suspect, crimes, murder, dishonesty, deadly, police investigation, investigation, mystery, danger and law enforcement plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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protagonist as suspect movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as protagonist as suspect: The Fugitive (1993), Secrets and Lies (2015), Monster (2004), Nightwatch (1997), Gothika (2003), Gone Girl (2014), Boy 7 (2015), Basic Instinct (1992), Innocence (2011), Secrets & Lies (2014).

List of protagonist as suspect movies

 7.8
 292K
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, neo noir, twists and turns, suspense, cerebral ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: on the run, betrayal, fugitives, escape, conspiracy, manhunt, framed for murder, frame up, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, escapades, hospital ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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: family in crisis, police investigation, investigation, murder, murder mystery, child killer, family problems, who done it, uncover truth, law enforcement, family relations, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.7
 29K
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: psychological, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: doctor, mastermind, moral dilemma, murder, false accusation, guilt, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, track down, police detective, choice, society ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 70s ...
Place: germany, europe, czech republic
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 6.2
 20K
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, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, protagonist as suspect, crimes, mind game, frame up, dishonesty, police detective, riddles and clues, investigation, friend ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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 5.8
 113K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, serial killer, investigation, murder, supernatural, psychiatrist, mental institution, mystery, insanity, crazy, mind game, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
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 8.1
 964K
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, twists and turns, suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: mystery, murder mystery, infidelity, missing person, investigation, police investigation, manipulation, adultery, femme fatale, disappearance, missing wife, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, year 2012
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, new york, st. louis missouri
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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: suspenseful, captivating, twists and turns, exciting, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: memory loss, protagonist as suspect, on the run, uncover truth, crimes, who to trust, manipulation, murder, graphic violence, conspiracy, youth, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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 7.0
 198K
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, psychological, neo noir ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, sex, obsession, seduction, murder, manipulation, hot and sexy, dangerous attraction, strong sexual content, sexual tension, sexual relations, police investigation ...
Time: 90s, year 1992, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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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, captivating, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, murder suspect, media coverage, landlord, false accusation, police, murder, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, lawyer, branding iron ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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 6.8
 491
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: protagonist as suspect, police investigation, life turned upside down, vengeance, crimes, life is a bitch, false accusation, child abuse, interrogation, human, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: czech republic, central europe
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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, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, murder suspect, uncover truth, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, family problems, family in crisis, disorder, loss of child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: australia
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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, twist ending, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: virtual reality, alternate reality, cyberpunk, cyberspace, parallel world, time travel, computer system, technology gone awry, deception, parallel universe, dystopic future, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 90s, 1930s, 20th century, near future ...
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.0
 40K
Hemlock Grove (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, 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, small town, supernatural, sex with brother, small town life, crimes, social relations, family secret, protagonist as suspect, investigation, brother sister sex, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 8.1
 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: serious, realistic, surreal, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: changing the past or future, time loop, frame up, protagonist as suspect, interrogation, african american, family in danger, witnessing a crime, mystery, trapped, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.4
 313K
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: exciting, twists and turns, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: espionage, female protagonist, spy, cia, strong female lead, secret service, double agent, chase, female spy, female assassin, agent as target, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, russia, washington d.c., north korea, usa ...
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 7.2
 10K
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, protagonist as suspect, homecoming, best friends, parents and children, starting over, haunted by the past, mystery, murder, suspicion, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 5.2
 3K
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: banker, frame up, protagonist as suspect, betrayal, assassination, manhunt, uncover truth, on the run, life is a bitch, rivalry, intrigue, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: monaco, europe, usa, france, new york ...
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 7.7
 10K
Beastars (2019)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: In a world populated by anthropomorphic animals, herbivores and carnivores coexist with each other. For the adolescences of Cherryton Academy, school life is filled with hope, romance, distrust, and uneasiness. The main character is Regoshi the ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, romantic, social, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: anthropomorphism, society, wolf, anthropomorphic animal, school, outcast, opposites attract, murder, protagonist as suspect, predator, romance, animals ...
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 6.4
 84K
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: suspense, serious, surreal, suspenseful, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, crimes, vengeance, investigation, good versus evil, murder mystery, snake, dark humor, betrayal, transformation, devil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, turkey
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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, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, rivalry, protagonist as suspect, motorcycle chase, escapades, daring rescue, heroes, crimes, tough heroes, fight, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
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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, scary, atmospheric, surprise ending
Plot: parallel world, protagonist as suspect, memory loss, alternate reality, hospital, mystery, uncover truth, life is a bitch, siblings relations, paranormal phenomena, mistaken identity, 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, suspense, erotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: wife swapping, mate swapping, sex, betrayal, swinger, murder, crimes, manipulation, protagonist as suspect, investigation, infidelity, frame up ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
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 6.0
 11K
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, realistic, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: journalist, u.s. mexico border, corruption, investigation, murder, police investigation, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, society, police corruption, rape, serial killer ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, chicago illinois, latin america, usa
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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: erotic, suspenseful, sexy, gloomy, neo noir ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, sex therapy, psychiatrist, investigation, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, love affair, dangerous attraction, power relations, murder, beach ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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 4.3
 492
Fatal Instinct (2014)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A police detective follows a trail of evidence that eventually seems to lead to his trusted partner's ex-con brother who he helped put in prison years ago.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: false accusation, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, murder, law enforcement, serial killer, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, who done it, dishonesty, crimes, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.8
 850
Complicity (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Local journalist, Cameron Colley writes articles that are idealistic, from the viewpoint of the underdog. A twisted serial killer seems to have some motives. His brutal murders are also committed on behalf of the underdog. The stories begin to merge ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, journalism, murder, police detective, uncover truth, investigation, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, frame up, legal, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
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 6.1
 50K
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: suspense, suspenseful, intense, rough, sexy ...
Plot: secret service, frame up, investigation, conspiracy, assassination, espionage, spy, on the run, blackmail, double agent, uncover truth, special agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: erotic, rough, suspenseful, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: lust, seduction, policewoman, erotica, femme fatale, murder, dangerous attraction, photographer, manipulation, vengeance, protagonist as suspect, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 5.1
 104
Trapped (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The suicide was easy, getting away with everything else could be murder.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: legal investigation, protagonist as suspect, manhunt, mind game, femme fatale, couples, dedicated lawyer, rivalry, crimes, betrayal, law enforcement, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Three Blind Mice (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lawyer defends a man he's known since serving together in Vietnam, who has been accused of murdering three Vietnamese immigrants. Now he'll have to fight against a tenacious District Attorney, and evidence connected to the man's ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, frame up, murder, vietnam veteran, protagonist as suspect, mystery, false accusation, crimes, law enforcement, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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