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 exciting films and TV shows about / with protagonist as suspect, crimes, murder, dishonesty, mystery, investigation, danger, deadly, police investigation and violence 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), Hemlock Grove (2013), Gothika (2003), Gone Girl (2014), Basic Instinct (1992), Monster (2004), Salt (2010), Wrongfully Accused (1998), Primal Fear (1996), Secrets and Lies (2015).

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, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, frame up, protagonist as suspect, on the run, uncover truth, fugitives, betrayal, escape, death sentence, framed for murder, corruption, doctor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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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, investigation, small town, protagonist as suspect, crimes, family secret, danger, parents and children, murder, gypsy, love triangle, deformity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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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, suspenseful, gothic, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, protagonist as suspect, mind game, serial killer, mystery, psychiatrist, supernatural ability, crazy, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
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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, tense, surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, missing wife, manipulation, investigation, mind game, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, femme fatale, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2012
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
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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, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, passionate interest, sex, sex addict, sexualized violence, seduction, obsession, sexual tension, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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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: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: doctor, track down, protagonist as suspect, moral dilemma, murder, mastermind, false accusation, hospital, guilt, society, police detective, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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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, twists and turns, exciting, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, cia, spy, espionage, lone hero, assassination, revenge, secret service, russian spy, female protagonist, terrorism, russian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, new york, usa, russia, manhattan new york city ...
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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, parody, false accusation, bus, violinist, protagonist as suspect, goofy hero, chase, frame up, dishonesty, on the run, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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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: twists and turns, psychological, tense, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: mental illness, split personality, legal investigation, corruption, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, murder, crime, psychopath, bishop, trial ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: 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, captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, police investigation, child killer, mystery, protagonist as suspect, who done it, law enforcement, life turned upside down, family relations, disorder, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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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 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: conspiracy, on the run, frame up, fbi, protagonist as suspect, chase, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, crimes, laboratory, secrets, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
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A Perfect Murder (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, clever, serious, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, crime, betrayal, love affair, perfect crime, crimes, murder, plan gone awry, jealousy, private detective, blackmail, extramarital affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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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, serious, clever, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, lawyer, army investigation, life turned upside down, justice, crime, dedicated lawyer, arrested, supportive spouse, hidden identity, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico, latin america
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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, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: missing child, desert, australian outback, couple relations, family in crisis, outback, troubled marriage, protagonist as suspect, haunted by the past, crimes, social relations, sandstorm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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 7.0
 53K
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, exciting, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, faith, traitor, fbi, prison, undercover, terrorism, working undercover, delinquent, bomb, religion, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: sudan, marseille, washington d.c., chicago illinois, nova scotia ...
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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: social misfits, protagonist as suspect, small town, 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
 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: serious, offbeat, suspenseful, cynical, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, crimes, vengeance, uncover truth, danger, murder, protagonist as suspect, death of girlfriend, false accusation, deadly, good versus evil ...
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: police investigation, serial killer, murder, mind game, investigation, protagonist as suspect, student, night watchman, witnessing a crime, frame up, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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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, serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, murder, cyberspace, imaginary, surveillance, protagonist as suspect, simulation, uncover truth, crimes, investigation, serial killer ...
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, captivating, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: journalist, rape, corruption, investigation, sexual abuse, factory, murder, rapist, factory worker, protagonist as suspect, crime, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, chicago illinois
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 8.2
 3K
Locked Up (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Set up to take the blame for corporate fraud, young Macarena Ferreiro is locked up in a high-security women's prison surrounded by tough, ruthless criminals in this tense, provocative Spanish thriller.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, rough, disturbing
Plot: prison, female prisoner, homosexuality, corruption, false accusation, hopes, danger, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, struggle for survival, brutality, dishonesty ...
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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: martial arts, master warrior, danger, 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, sexual, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychiatrist, erotic thriller, sex, female protagonist, investigation, crime, crimes, danger, serial killer, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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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, pedophile, bullet, threat, corruption, lawyer, investigation, crime, murder of a policewoman, 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: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: protagonist as suspect, on the run, adventure, prime suspect, bomb threat, false accusation, chases and races, mystery, dishonesty, friends, buddies, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.5
 37K
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: suspense, tense, serious, 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, exciting, realistic, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: protagonist as suspect, chase, on the run, chases and races, car, running, gun
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
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 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: protagonist as suspect, mystery, neo noir, writer's life, artists and showbiz, hollywood, 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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