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, exciting and suspense films and TV shows about / with protagonist as suspect, murder, crimes, dishonesty, mystery, investigation, danger, deadly, dialogue and on the run plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as protagonist as suspect: The Fugitive (1993), Gothika (2003), Hemlock Grove (2013), Gone Girl (2014), Basic Instinct (1992), Day Break (2006), Salt (2010), Monster (2004), Wrongfully Accused (1998), Secrets and Lies (2015).
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Gone Girl (2014)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
149 min.
 8.1
Hemlock Grove (2013)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
USA
46 min.
 7.2
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Secrets and Lies (2015)
Crime, Drama
USA
43 min.
 7.7
Boy 7 (2015)
Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Netherlands, Hungary, Belgium
90 min.
 5.8

List of protagonist as suspect movies

 7.8
 237K
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, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, protagonist as suspect, frame up, on the run, fugitives, uncover truth, betrayal, chase, doctor, escape, death sentence, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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 5.8
 98K
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, gothic, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, protagonist as suspect, mind game, psychiatrist, serial killer, supernatural ability, crazy, mystery, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
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 7.2
 33K
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, investigation, small town, protagonist as suspect, crimes, family secret, danger, parents and children, love triangle, small town life, murder, gypsy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 8.1
 719K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Crime, 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, tense, captivating, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: missing person, police investigation, missing wife, manipulation, mystery, investigation, disappearance, mind game, protagonist as suspect, femme fatale, infidelity, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
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 6.9
 151K
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, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, passionate interest, sex addict, sexualized violence, seduction, sexual tension, hot and sexy, police investigation, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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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: surreal, serious, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: changing the past or future, protagonist as suspect, frame up, family in danger, policewoman, african american, interrogation, moon, mystery, witnessing a crime, crime, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.4
 270K
Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, twists and turns, exciting, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, cia, spy, espionage, chase, assassination, revenge, secret service, russian spy, female protagonist, lone hero, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, new york, usa, russia, washington d.c. ...
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 8.7
 15K
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, hospital, protagonist as suspect, moral dilemma, murder, mastermind, false accusation, society, guilt, police detective, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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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: fugitives, chase, parody, false accusation, bus, violinist, protagonist as suspect, goofy hero, frame up, dishonesty, on the run, race against time ...
Time: 90s
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, captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, murder, mystery, protagonist as suspect, who done it, law enforcement, disorder, life turned upside down, family relations, child killer, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.4
 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, twists and turns, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: protagonist as suspect, small town, social misfits, teenage life, best friends, parents and children, homecoming, mystery, troubled teen, murder suspect, murder, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.5
 67K
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: serious, offbeat, suspenseful, cynical, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, crimes, vengeance, uncover truth, danger, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, deadly, murder, death of girlfriend, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, turkey, seattle washington
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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, suspense, scary, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, mind game, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, frame up, who done it, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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, serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: parallel world, murder, cyberspace, protagonist as suspect, virtual reality, uncover truth, crimes, imaginary, a.i., investigation, technology gone awry, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 1930s, 2020s ...
Place: los angeles, usa
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, danger, martial arts, daring rescue, on the run, tough heroes, heroes, rivalry, disorder, protagonist as suspect, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand
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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, erotic, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, crime, crimes, danger, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, betrayal, dangerous attraction, love affair, power relations, female protagonist, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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Double Jeopardy (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: false accusation, prison, betrayal, protagonist as suspect, women's prison, sailboat, crime, parole officer, faked death, vengeance, tough law enforcer, probation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new orleans, georgia, san francisco
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My Name Is Khan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Rizwan Khan, a Muslim from the Borivali section of Mumbai, has Asperger's syndrome. He marries a Hindu single mother, Mandira, in San Francisco. After 9/11, Rizwan is detained by authorities at LAX who treat him as a terrorist because of his ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: muslim, false accusation, mental illness, prejudice, true love, hopes, president, bollywood, love and romance, protagonist as suspect, autism, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, india
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 7.1
 230K
Phone Booth (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, mind game, crime, urban, psychopath, crimes, dishonesty, heroes, hopes, infidelity, redemption, sniper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.0
 52K
Traitor (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, spy, secret agents, escape, prison, faith, alcohol, bomb, car bomb, traitor, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: sudan, chicago illinois, washington d.c., marseille, nova scotia ...
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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: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: hacker, hospital, murder of a policewoman, bullet, pedophile, threat, corruption, lawyer, investigation, crime, mystery, psychiatrist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
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 8.3
 4K
Traveler (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Traveler is a short-lived American television series that ran from May 10, 2007 until July 18, 2007 on ABC in the United States. The series was produced by Warner Bros. Television. Traveler was officially canceled after eight first-run episodes on ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: protagonist as suspect, on the run, adventure, prime suspect, bomb threat, false accusation, mystery, chases and races, dishonesty, friends, buddies, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.5
 36K
Frenzy (1972)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A serial murderer is strangling women with a necktie. The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man.
Style: tense, serious, suspense, suspenseful, dark humor ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, rape, police, truck, necktie, false accusation, psychopath, strangulation, secretary, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard, tower bridge london ...
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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, serious, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: memory loss, protagonist as suspect, on the run, chases and races, danger, youth, young heroes, dishonesty, heroes, amnesia, hacking
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
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 6.4
 530
Running Man (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: South Korea
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: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: protagonist as suspect, chase, on the run, chases and races, gun, running, car
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
Is relevant ?
 3.9
 513
Mysteria (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A once famous and now a washed-up Hollywood screenwriter fighting to finish his latest script with an unrealistic deadline. He finds himself in the center of a murder investigation involving a prominent politician's wife. The surrounding events ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: mystery, protagonist as suspect, neo noir, writer's life, hollywood, artists and showbiz, deadly, police investigation, losing-it hero, down on your luck, murder, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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The Fourth State (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A journalist gets caught up in a terrorist plot in Moscow while investigating the Russian secret service.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: protagonist as suspect, journalism, on the run, race against time, political conspiracy, chases and races, heroes, media, fish out of water, investigation, uncover truth, false accusation ...
Place: europe, russia
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 5.5
 755
Fade to Black (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, Serbia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Still reeling from the painful breakup of his marriage to screen siren Rita Hayworth, iconic filmmaker Orson Welles (Danny Huston) makes his way to Rome, where he gets pulled into a tangled political plot involving murder and mysterious motives. A ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, mystery, hollywood, investigation, historical figure, movie business, starting over, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 40s
Place: italy, europe, usa
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House of the Rising Sun (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ray, an ex-cop, is starting a new life looking to stay out of trouble. One evening, on Ray's watch, the nightclub he works for is robbed and the owner's son is shot dead. As his criminal past is exposed Ray hunts for the person responsible ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, protagonist as suspect, crime, investigation, tough heroes, urban, chases and races, crimes, heroes, gangsters, on the run, frame up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Remake of Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920). Shot entirely on green screen. Some exact shots from the 1920 film were superimposed to properly replicate the original. Francis relates the story of traveling magician Dr. Caligari and Cesare. Their ...
Style: surreal, suspenseful, serious, scary, gothic ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, serial killer, mystery, investigation, village, manipulations, murder, crimes, deadly, supernatural, mad scientist, supernatural ability ...
Place: europe, germany
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