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, deadly, dishonesty, police investigation, mystery, who done it, investigation and law enforcement plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, Canada, Spain 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), The Thirteenth Floor (1999), Nightwatch (1997), Gone Girl (2014), Boy 7 (2015), Basic Instinct (1992), Innocence (2011).

List of protagonist as suspect movies

 5.8
 105K
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, investigation, serial killer, mental illness, protagonist as suspect, supernatural, mind game, mystery, crazy, supernatural ability, psychiatrist, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
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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: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, child killer, law enforcement, who done it, family relations, mystery, disorder, danger, dishonesty, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.8
 262K
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: frame up, manhunt, escape, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, on the run, betrayal, fugitives, framed for murder, neo noir, doctor, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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 8.0
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, surreal ...
Plot: changing the past or future, protagonist as suspect, frame up, family in danger, interrogation, african american, trapped, mystery, witnessing a crime, time loop, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, imaginary, computer system, time travel, neo noir, race against time, crimes ...
Time: 90s, future, 1930s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, usa
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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: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, mind game, murder, frame up, crimes, danger, police detective, dishonesty, deadly, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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 8.1
 834K
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, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mystery, police investigation, missing person, murder mystery, investigation, disappearance, twists & turns, missing wife, manipulation, femme fatale, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s
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, heroes, youth, crimes, mystery, who to trust, murder, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
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 7.0
 170K
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, murder, hot and sexy, sexual relations, obsession, seduction, sex, sex addict, sexual tension, sexualized violence, dangerous attraction, police investigation ...
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.
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, biting ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, murder suspect, media coverage, landlord, false accusation, murder, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crimes, police, deadly, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 6.9
 441
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.
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, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, murder suspect, uncover truth, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, family problems, deadly, family in crisis, loss of child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: australia
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 7.1
 36K
Hemlock Grove (2013)
Genre: Drama, 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, family secret, crimes, danger, small town, sex with brother, small town life, protagonist as suspect, supernatural, murder, parents and children ...
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.
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, haunted by the past, mystery, murder, society, old friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.6
 19K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, psychological ...
Plot: doctor, murder, moral dilemma, mastermind, hospital, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, guilt, track down, society, crimes, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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 6.5
 76K
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, tense, offbeat, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, crimes, supernatural ability, danger, investigation, vengeance, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, good versus evil, death of girlfriend, physical appearance, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington, turkey, seattle
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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, imaginary, life is a bitch, siblings relations, mother love, sister sister relationship, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 90s
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 6.1
 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, 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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 4.3
 437
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: false accusation, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, dangerous attraction, murder, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, femme fatale, deadly, who done it, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.4
 609
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, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: protagonist as suspect, chase, on the run, uncover truth, frame up, manhunt, investigation, escapades, conspiracy, chases and races, gun, car ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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 6.1
 273
Sus (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Election Night 1979: Margaret Thatcher is about to come into power. A young black man is held on suspicion of murdering his pregnant wife. Officers Karn and Wilby, racist to the core and high on the prospect of a Conservative Party victory, try to ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, murder, injustice, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, society, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, police brutality, interrogation ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
Place: england, europe
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 6.3
 626
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, bleak, tense, mind bending, based on true events ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, police investigation, mystery, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, family problems, parents and children, murder mystery, mystery killer, boy, child murder investigation ...
Time: 1910s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: argentina
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 6.0
 3K
Shiver (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Santi, a young high-school student with a serious physical reaction to sunlight, is forced by his health to move with his single mother to a shadowy, isolated village in the mountains of Spain where the inhabitants begin to reveal themselves as ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: village, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, murder, gory, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, teenage boy, high school, mother son relationship, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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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, cult film, suspense, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, psychopath, deadly, danger, dishonesty, boss and employee, farce, office, spouse killer, animal life, factory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan
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Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, amateur detective, murder, uncover truth, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, society, tragic hero, deadly, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
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 6.1
 47K
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, twists and turns ...
Plot: frame up, political thriller, secret service, investigation, on the run, blackmail, double agent, assassination attempt, uncover truth, special agents, protagonist as suspect, fighting the system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 5.2
 679
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: murder, insomnia, psychopath, investigation, amateur detective, mystery, mind game, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, crimes, deadly, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 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, sexy ...
Plot: femme fatale, policewoman, seduction, murder, violence, photographer, dangerous attraction, manipulation, vengeance, protagonist as suspect, manipulations, legal investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.1
 90
Trapped (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The suicide was easy, getting away with everything else could be murder.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: protagonist as suspect, manhunt, femme fatale, mind game, legal investigation, dishonesty, betrayal, crumbling marriage, crimes, rivalry, deadly, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Dean Cain portrays Scott Peterson, the California man accused of murdering his 8 month pregnant wife, Laci. Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, uncover truth, missing person, false accusation, courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, mysterious character, investigation, husband murders wife, crimes, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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