Scapegoat movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant scapegoat movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with scapegoat, crimes, murder, dishonesty, betrayal, profanity, dialogue, mentor, corruption and gun plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as scapegoat: The Kovak Box (2006), Lumumba (2000), Manorama Six Feet Under (2007), Out in Fifty (1999), The Scapegoat (2013), The Scapegoat (2012), Dead Poets Society (1989), North Square (2000), Forfeit (2007), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005).

List of scapegoat movies

The Kovak Box (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: David Norton is used to being in control. As a best-selling author, he decides the fate of his characters, their lives and their deaths. But what happens when his fictional world becomes all too real?
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: scapegoat, danger, haunted by the past, mystery, mysterious character, mind game, losing-it hero, supernatural, psychopath, destiny, murder, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.2
 2K
Lumumba (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Haiti
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical evidence, Haitian-born and later Congo-raised writer and ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: assassination, political corruption, dehumanization, scapegoat, betrayal, intrigue, defamation, against the odds, ambition, leadership, head of state, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s
Place: africa, congo, brussels, brussels belgium, belgium ...
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Manorama Six Feet Under (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Rajasthan-based Satyaveer Singh Randhawa works as a Junior Engineer with Lahkot Municipality's Public Works Department and lives a middle-class lifestyle with his wife, Nimmi, and son, Raju. Satyeveer also authored a fictional novel ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: amateur detective, murder, bribery, mistress, scapegoat, estrangement, dishonesty, conspiracy, small town, mystery, society, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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 3.8
 483
Out in Fifty (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A reformed ex-convict enters a love triangle and gets manipulated into being a scapegoat in a murder scheme for revenge.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: love triangle, revenge, scapegoat, ex convict, criminal's revenge, manipulations, manipulation, going straight, crime gone awry, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, crimes ...
Time: 90s
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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, protagonist as suspect, scapegoat, disorder, chases and races, family relations, on the run, chase, shopping mall, fugitives, eccentric family, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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The Scapegoat (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in 1952, as England prepares for the coronation, The Scapegoat tells the story of two very different men who have one thing in common - a face.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: switching roles, hidden identity, lookalikes, family problems, scapegoat, disorder, dark humor, family relations, coincidence, cons and scams, dishonesty, estate ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1952
Place: england, europe
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Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: philosophical, intellectual, uplifting, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, literature, poetry, teacher, coming of age, poet, dedicated educator, suicide, philosophy, student, private school ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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 8.1
 271
North Square (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: North Square is an award-winning British television drama series written by Peter Moffat and broadcast by Channel 4 at the end of 2000. Starring an ensemble cast, including Phil Davis, Rupert Penry-Jones, Helen McCrory and Kevin McKidd, the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, clever, tense, semi serious ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, lawyer, law firm, legal investigation, legal, workaholic, uninhibited rivalry, scapegoat, jury, rivalry, ambition, courtroom drama ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
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The Art of War III: Retribution (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When international diplomacy comes up short, extreme measures must be taken. In the newest installment of The Art of War, Agent Neil Shaw (Treach) is on a covert mission to stop North Korean terrorists from obtaining a nuclear bomb. But when the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, un, martial arts, heroes, agent as target, mysterious character, protagonist as suspect, danger, betrayal, save the day, secret agents, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, new york, asia, usa, seoul
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 5.0
 274
Forfeit (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An armored car guard's elaborate plan for revenge is threatened by his relationship with an old friend -- a brilliant and unpredictable television preacher.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, vengeance, rivalry, dishonesty, life is a bitch, scapegoat, couples, betrayal, crimes, intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
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Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After Dick Harper loses his job at Globodyne in an Enron-esque collapse, he and his wife, Jane, turn to crime in order to handle the massive debt they now face. Two intelligent people, Dick and Jane actually get pretty good at robbing people and ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, feel good, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: unemployment, bankruptcy, suburbs, loss of job, heist, crimes, down on your luck, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, family in crisis, suburban life, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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XIII: The Conspiracy (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 136 min.
TV show
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: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, assassination of president, conspiracy, memory loss, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, on the run, riddles and clues, danger, assassination, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.5
 76K
Richard Jewell (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Richard Jewell thinks quick, works fast, and saves hundreds, perhaps thousands, of lives after a domestic terrorist plants several pipe bombs and they explode during a concert, only to be falsely suspected of the crime by sloppy FBI work and ...
Style: tense, realistic, factual, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: lawyer, false accusation, investigation, wrongful arrest, fbi agent, scapegoat, police officer, fbi, historical event, federal bureau of investigation, interrogation, police ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, year 1986, 1990s, 20th century
Place: atlanta georgia, georgia, usa
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In the Nick of Time (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Greece
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Sto Para Pente, is a popular Greek comedy-drama television series, which was broadcast on Mega Channel for two seasons, from September 27, 2005 until June 18, 2007. The script was written by Giorgos Kapoutzidis, who had also written the successful ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, exciting, realistic
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, crime and punishment, murder, mystery, trapped, adventure, stranger, escapades, crimes, government official, scapegoat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: greece, athens, athens greece
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 5.4
 428
Break of Dawn (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of two ex-legionnaires in a mission of political assasination in Romania. A candid portrayal of the human side of assassins.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: friendship, assassination, bank robber, scapegoat, camaraderie, murder, dying, chase, terminal illness, release from prison, death wish, doom ...
Place: bucharest, eastern europe
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The Nada Gang (1974)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Nada, named after a gang of Spanish anarchists, is a small, confused band of French terrorists. They kidnap the American ambassador after one of his regular visits to an exclusive brothel. The gang starts to quarrel amongst themselves as to the ...
Style: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surrender, scapegoat, politics, nudity (full frontal - brief), kidnapping, terrorism, countryside, hostage, anarchist, graphic violence, confined, rescue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: paris france, france, europe, belgium
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American Hot Wax (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This is the story loosely based on Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed, who introduced rock'n'roll to teenage American radio audiences in the 1950's. Freed was a source of great controversy: criticized by conservatives for corrupting ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, atmospheric, sentimental, humorous
Plot: scapegoat, radio dj, rise and fall, society, unfulfillment, underdog, profanity, musician's life, fighting the system, artists and showbiz, music, performer's life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
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Things Change (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jerry, a misfit Mafia henchman, is assigned the low-level job of keeping an eye on Gino, a shoe repairman fingered by the Mob to confess to a murder he didn't commit. But Gino's mistaken for a Mafia boss, and the two are suddenly ...
Style: clever, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: hotel, friendship, gangsters, hitman, mistaken identity, scapegoat, murder, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, bittersweet ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, las vegas, usa
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Ignoring threats to his life, Harry returns to Hogwarts to investigate – aided by Ron and Hermione – a mysterious series of attacks.
Style: dark fantasy, exciting, stylized, twists and turns, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, magic, wizards and magicians, magical, wizards, boarding school life, chosen one, magic wand, supernatural ability, harry potter, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1993, year 1992 ...
Place: england, europe, london
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Conspiracy of Silence (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a priest commits suicide and two trainees are expelled from a seminary, a journalist starts to investigate the Vatican’s silence on broken vows of celibacy. A thriller examining the internal conflicts in the modern Catholic church.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, based on true events ...
Plot: church, suicide, celibacy, gay, uncover truth, fighting the system, crimes, clergy, priest, society, dishonesty, crisis of conscience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
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Neben der Spur - Amnesie (2016)
Genre: Crime
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: A commissar seeks the help of a psychiatrist when he suffers from amnesia amidst a case.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, suspense, realistic, tense
Plot: police, kidnapping, amnesia, false accusation, danger, master criminal, serial killer, crime scene, investigation, mystery, incompetent police, police officer ...
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The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The world's most famous madame is called to Washington to testify before Congress.
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: prostitution, limousine, american flag, media coverage, media, legal action, state affairs, legal, politics, society, dishonesty, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: washington d.c., miami
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Rules of Engagement (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Part war movie, part courtroom thriller, this gripping drama finds a war hero put on trial for a rescue mission gone terribly wrong with only his doubtful friend and fellow marine to represent him.
Style: realistic, twists and turns, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: army investigation, marines, court case, lawyer, vietnam veteran, friendship, profanity, courtroom drama, war, military, vietnam war, courtroom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, washington d.c., middle east, iraq, vietnam
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The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It’s 1974 and Sam Bicke has lost everything. His wife leaves him with his three kids, his boss fires him, his brother turns away from him, and the bank won’t give him any money to start anew. He tries to find someone to blame for his misfortunes ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, hypocrisy, obsession, depression, robbery, revenge, assassination attempt, head of state, attempted murder, crimes, society, rules and policies ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, baltimore, vietnam
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 6.8
 48K
Fair Game (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, factual ...
Plot: cia, newspaper, political conspiracy, secret agents, crumbling marriage, state affairs, fighting the system, price of justice, relationship vs career, journalism, uncover truth, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1993, year 1972, 2000s ...
Place: usa, iraq, washington d.c., africa, cairo egypt ...
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 6.7
 167K
Demolition Man (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, has escaped during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, John Spartan, who had also been ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, cyberpunk, future dystopia, utopia, martial arts, dystopic future, police, crime fighter, good versus evil, one man army, foot chase, betrayal ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.7
 117K
Serpico (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: fighting the system, police corruption, hippie, whistleblower, police investigation, undercover cop, social decay, life is a bitch, partners, bribery, ethics, idealism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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 6.9
 128K
Syriana (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a ...
Style: political thriller, thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, cia, globalization, capitalism, espionage, spy, politics, corruption, danger, political conspiracy, political unrest, deal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, lebanon, usa, persia, europe ...
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 6.6
 149K
Man on a Ledge (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ex-cop turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The NYPD dispatch a female police psychologist to talk him down. However, unbeknownst to the police on the scene, the suicide attempt is a cover for the biggest ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: heist, mind game, perfect crime, swat team, suicidal, dishonesty, deception, storage unit, policewoman, rooftop, negotiator, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.1
 221K
Body of Lies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, spy, government agency, espionage, intelligence agency, off the grid, torture, danger, bomb, cia agent, explosion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, europe, syria ...
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