Killer as protagonist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant killer as protagonist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, suspenseful, tense, psychological, dark humor and realistic films and TV shows about / with killer as protagonist, murder, violence, criminal as protagonist, corpse, criminal, crying, death, serial killer and fight plots mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as killer as protagonist: The Irishman (2019), Agonie (2016), You're Killing Me (2015), The Boy (2015), Caged Men (1971), I, Olga Hepnarova (2016), Massacre at Central High (1976), Greatful Dead (2013), Killing of the Dolls (1975), Satanik (1968).

List of killer as protagonist movies

 7.9
 328K
The Irishman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 209 min.
Story: A mob hit man recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, thought provoking, epic
Plot: mafia, italian mafia, labor union, hitman, money, organized crime, life, high society, father daughter relationship, bribery, prison, murder ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 70s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, chicago illinois, florida, cuba ...
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 5.7
 256
Agonie (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On the 3rd of October a twenty-four-year-old student from Vienna kills his lover and chops up her corpse. Her torso is found in a dumpster, other body parts and the head are missing. There is no clue about the motive of the murder. A silent ...
Style: ambiguous ending, tense, psychological, suspense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: closeted homosexual, gay slur, gay, father son conflict, socially awkward, emotional abuse, student, machismo, domineering father, social awkwardness, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, killer as protagonist ...
Place: central europe, vienna
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You're Killing Me (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Joe just told his boyfriend, George, that he is a serial killer. George thinks that his boyfriend, Joe, is hilarious... and he just saw Patricia Arquette at Target!!! In the horror/comedy hybrid, 'You're Killing Me', we take a look at ...
Style: homoerotic, lgbt cinema, gay cinema, topical humor, humorous ...
Plot: gay lead character, serial murder, criminal, doctor patient relationship, serial killer, killer as protagonist, son murders mother, group of friends, flash forward, friendship between men, son murders father, criminal as protagonist ...
Place: los angeles
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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, maniac, serial murder, prison, murder, violence, death penalty, police investigation, escape, male female relationship, prisoner, necrophilia ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
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 5.5
 5K
The Boy (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An intimate portrait of a 9 year old sociopath as he discovers his taste for killing.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: killer child, murder, drifter, desert, father son relationship, child protagonist, motel, 9 year old, danger, killer as protagonist, crimes, remote ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ultra-low-budget Florida cult film featuring a transvestite fugitive criminal and his homosexual (and mentally unstable) lover on the lam in a Miami suburb.
Style: psychotronic, dark humor, lgbt cinema, gay cinema
Plot: cross dressing, criminal, killing spree, outlaw, bare breasts, trunk, pizzeria, drug, guilt, 19 year old, wanted, blood on face ...
Place: florida, miami
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 6.4
 53
Caged Men (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Elliott was a loser who robbed the bank only to land in jail. In prison, he encounters homosexuality as every inmate wants to turn Elliott into a mate!
Style: lgbt cinema, gay cinema
Plot: crying, seductive dance, taking notes, police car, criminal, serial killer as protagonist, blood on face, lame, on the run, pipe smoking, death by drowning, photograph ...
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I, Olga Hepnarova (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, France, Slovakia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Olga is a complex young woman desperate to break free from her unfeeling family and social conventions. With her Louise Brooks-like tomboyish looks she drags herself, chain-smoking, from one job to another until she appears to find her niche as a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious, queer cinema ...
Plot: anti social, mental institution, female psychopath, socially awkward, dysfunctional family, paranoia, mental illness, trial, teenage girl, mentally unstable, true crime, social outcast ...
Time: 70s, year 1975
Place: central europe
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Massacre at Central High (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Maimed by bullies at a California high school, a new student (Derrel Maury) engineers acts of revenge.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, high school, school, psychopath, pursuit, prank, rivalry, gang, slasher, revenge, dead teenager, politics ...
Time: 70s
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 6.3
 640
Greatful Dead (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Nami is a young woman with numerous hangups sprouting from a dysfunctional childhood. She inherits a small fortune that allows her to pursue various interests, many of which are abnormal.
Style: dark humor
Plot: kidnapping, female stalker, suspicious man, estranged father, woman in bra, problem child, duct tape, psychotic, popcorn, suspicion, talking to a dead body, man with glasses ...
Place: tokyo
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Killing of the Dolls (1975)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Paul is the son of a gardener who works in a big mansion that has returned home with his parents after failling in his medecin degree. He is emotionally unstable. He collect dolls because he was educated as a girl because his sister died. After his ...
Style: surreal, psychotronic
Plot: split personality, decapitation, nightmare, mansion, necrophilia, hysterical man, wet clothes, psychological trauma, rose, stoner, learning the truth, hysterical outburst ...
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 4.9
 338
Satanik (1968)
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A youth potion transforms an old crone into a ravishing beauty. Unfortunately, her new-found gorgeousness forces the heroine to form a pact with the Devil.
Style: eurospy, psychotronic, ambiguous ending
Plot: chase, on the run, rehearsal, police investigation, taking off clothes, scientific research, barefoot woman, gang, bar, barefoot male, park, hit on the head ...
Place: madrid, geneva switzerland
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 6.3
 5K
Spoor (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Sweden, Slovakia, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A story about Janina Duszejko, an elderly woman, who lives alone in the Klodzko Valley where a series of mysterious crimes are committed. Duszejko is convinced that she knows who (or what) is the murderer, but nobody believes her.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, enigmatic, touching, dark humor ...
Plot: animal rights, environmental issues, murder mystery, strong female character, murder investigation, poacher, hunting, murder, environmental issue, teacher, activist, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
Place: berlin germany, central europe
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 6.1
 5K
M.F.A. (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An art student taps into a rich source of creative inspiration after the accidental slaughter of her rapist. An unlikely vigilante emerges, set out to avenge college girls whose attackers walked free- all the while fueling a vivid thesis exhibition.
Style: propaganda film, psychological, rough, suspense, feminist film
Plot: rape revenge, vigilante, female psychopath, art student, revenge, rape, violence, police investigation, femme fatale, murder, rape and revenge, party ...
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 6.3
 14K
The Occupant (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An unemployed executive is forced to sell his apartment. When he discovers that he still has the keys, he becomes obsessed with the family that now lives there and decides to recover the life he has lost, at any price.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: couple relations, blackmail, unemployed, suspicion, intruder, chambermaid, pedophile, beating, jealousy, couples, sociopath, advertising ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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 6.0
 7K
Prevenge (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A pregnant widow, believing herself to be guided by her unborn child, embarks on a homicidal rampage.
Style: unusual plot structure, exciting, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: severed penis, revenge, pregnancy, female protagonist, pregnant woman, hospital, childbirth, murder, baby, seeing dead people, newborn, pregnancy and birth ...
Time: contemporary
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Kills on Wheels (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two physically handicapped youngsters make friends with a paralysed hitman and are commissioned by a local mafia boss. They have little to lose although things are never as they first appear. The boundaries between fantasy and reality blur as the ...
Style: dark humor, twist ending, suspenseful, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: gang, wheelchair bound, mafia, disability, assassination, gay slur, blood, friendship between men, depression, little girl, hitman, impotence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
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Kill Me Three Times (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While on a seemingly routine job, a jaded hit man discovers that he's not the only one with his target in the crosshairs.
Style: dark humor, twists and turns, humorous, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, crimes, vengeance, cons and scams, woman in danger, disorder, dishonesty, danger, deadly, small town, assassination attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, quarry
Place: australia
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 8.2
 1.1M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, plot twist, insanity, investigation, paranoia, mental illness, psychiatrist, psychology, island, uncover truth, isolation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
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The Seventh Juror (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a moment of madness a middle-aged, married and respectable pharmacist kills a young woman who is sun-bathing by a lake. Unable to take in what he has done, he flees from the scene of the crime and behaves as if nothing has happened. Eventually ...
Style: french noir, psychological thriller
Plot: jury, judge, witness, noir, judgment, ambulance, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend reunion, accidental killing, anti-hero, christmas tree, strangled to death, statue ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france
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The Golden Glove (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A serial killer strikes fear in the hearts of residents of Hamburg during the early 1970s.
Style: macabre, based on true events, bleak, melancholic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, sex crime, loner, murder, misfit, mentally unstable, murder of a prostitute, brutality, prostitute, pub, loser, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 70s, year 1970, year 1974, 20th century
Place: hamburg germany, central europe, west germany
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 6.2
 40K
Idle Hands (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anton is a cheerful but exceedingly non-ambitious 17-year-old stoner who lives to stay buzzed, watch TV, and moon over Molly, the beautiful girl who lives next door. However, it turns out that the old cliché about idle hands being the devil's ...
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, realistic, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, halloween, supernatural, teenage life, ghost, youth, best friends, deadly, murder, high school, priestess, attic ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: utah
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The Grissom Gang (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Grissom Gang is a remake of the notorious 1949 British melodrama No Orchids For Miss Blandish. Kim Darby plays a 1920s-era debutante who is kidnapped and held for ransom. Her captors are the Grissoms, a family comprised of sadists and morons, ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, cynical, biting, tense ...
Plot: hostage, gangsters, gang, survival, kidnapping, family relations, criminal gang, nightclub singer, love and romance, criminal heroes, crimes, missing person ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s
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Entertaining Mr. Sloane (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sloane, a handsome, sexy and completely amoral young man, joins Kath's household as a lodger and proceeds to manipulate her and her brother, Ed. He is recognized by Kemp (Dadda) as the murderer of Kemp's former employer, whereupon Sloane ...
Style: dark humor, sexy, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: murder, family relations, siblings relations, eccentric family, human nature, dangerous attraction, farce, manipulations, womanizer, gender, dishonesty, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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 8.1
 46K
The Samura (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught.
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loner, hitman, neo noir, gangsters, anti hero, police investigation, jazz, assassination, lone wolves, surveillance, betrayal, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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 6.1
 101
Smrt stoparek (1979)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Maniac, a driver, sits on the track women, which then rape and kill. For loved ones, he is an ordinary person who has a wife and child. When exposed, he does not stop before killing his wife and takes his son hostage, under the guise of which he is ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: watching television, pill, death of protagonist, true crime, birthday party, death of daughter, gas station, female nudity, foot chase, birthday cake, police investigation, idol ...
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 6.4
 84
Unknown Hour (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Hynek Michánek wants to study medicine but fails his entrance exams five times. He starts a job as an orderly in a district hospital where one of the doctors on the examining board works as well. He feels no-one takes him seriously and he loathes ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, suspense, unusual plot structure, psychotronic ...
Plot: mentally unstable protagonist, corruption, murder, husband wife relationship, social awkwardness, doctor, nurse, colleague colleague relationship, antagonist as protagonist, serial killer as protagonist, revenge, death ...
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Night Must Fall (1964)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A psychotic killer gets in the good graces of his aging invalid employer, and worms his way into the affection of her beautiful daughter, with unpleasant results for all.
Style: suspense, psychotronic
Plot: killer, stalker, serial killer, taking a shower, tenant, finding a dead body, swing, mother daughter relationship, crime wave, widow, wheelchair bound, housekeeper ...
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In Broad Daylight (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A blind actor discovers his wife is cheating on him with his best friend, and hatches a plot to murder them both.
Plot: blind man, cheating wife, blindness, infidelity, stage actor, assassination plot, framed for murder, blindness and impaired vision, murder, talking to a dog, investigation, hysterical outburst ...
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 6.4
 53K
The Voices (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A mentally unhinged factory worker must decide whether to listen to his talking cat and become a killer, or follow his dog's advice to keep striving for normalcy.
Style: disturbing, surreal, psychological, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mental illness, danger, factory, pets, hearing voices, crimes, workplace situations, murder, blood, psychiatrist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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