Unreliable narrator movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant unreliable narrator movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out surprise ending, clever, serious, psychological, interesting and suspense films and TV shows about / with unreliable narrator, storytelling, flashback, blood, death, murder, revenge, betrayal, dialogue and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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unreliable narrator movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as unreliable narrator: American Animals (2018), Legion (2017), American Psycho (2000), Life Itself (2018), The Invisible Guest (2016), The Girl on the Train (2016), The Boss Baby (2017), Fight Club (1999), Tirza (2010), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015).

List of unreliable narrator movies

American Animals (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk and Chas Allen are four friends who live an ordinary existence in Kentucky. After a visit to Transylvania University, Lipka comes up with the idea to steal the rarest and most valuable books from the ...
Style: based on true events, slang, cynical, realistic, talky
Plot: heist, disguise, university, library, unreliable narrator, book, heist gone wrong, buddies, travel, theft, greed, storytelling ...
Time: 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, kentucky
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Legion (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: David Haller, AKA Legion, is a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the ...
Style: tense, suspense, exciting, captivating, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: superhero, mutant, supernatural power, reality vs fantasy, telekinesis, memory, unreliable narrator, mental illness, mental institution, psychological thriller, schizophrenia, telepathy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Style: dark humor, psychological, surreal, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, hidden identity, millionaire, wall street, insanity, unlikely criminals, fear, confession, victim, yuppie, maniac ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, harvard university
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Life Itself (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.
Plot: unreliable narrator, estranged couple, traumatic childhood, tragic event, marriage proposal, car accident, sex, child abuse, jealousy, love triangle, suicide, death of mother ...
Place: manhattan new york city
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The Invisible Guest (2016)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "The Invisible Guest” turns on a young businessman who wakes up in a hotel room locked from the inside with the dead body of his lover next to him. He hires a prestigious lawyer, and over one night they work together to clarify what happened ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, suspense, tricky
Plot: interrogation, uncover truth, death, false accusation, judge, suspect, trial, confession of crime, false accusation of murder, accusation, corpse, blackmail ...
Place: spain, barcelona spain
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The Girl on the Train (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, tricky, twist ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police investigation, depression, memory loss, train, investigation, obsession, mental illness, false accusation, extramarital affair, psychiatrist, infidelity, psychology ...
Place: new york, london
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The Boss Baby (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim.
Style: entertaining, funny, feel good, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: baby, sibling rivalry, family, brothers, love, adventure, imagination, parenthood, unreliable narrator, storytelling, puppy, cookie ...
Place: las vegas
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Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: biting, bleak, rough, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: losing-it hero, social decay, fist fighting, against the rules, split personality, insomnia, social misfits, fighting the system, visionary, violence, society, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, delaware
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Tirza (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jörgen's world is crumbling. Forced into early retirement and harassed by his ex-wife, the only part of his life which makes sense - his beloved daughter Tirza - is shattered when she disappears on holiday in Namibia. After weeks of terrifying ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsessive quest, parents and children, culture clash, missing child, missing person, escapades, family problems, family relations, amateur detective, prostitute, unlikely partners, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friends, coming of age, friendship, teenager, cancer, teenage boy, leukemia, best friends, tattoo, high school student, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kindergarten
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Who Am I (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world's stage.
Style: suspenseful, tense, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: computers and web, crime, hacker, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, social misfits, computer, crimes, misfit, police investigation, fugitives, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, berlin germany
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The Usual Suspects (1995)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, talky, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, master criminal, crimes, manipulations, neo noir, criminal, crime, theft, hungarian, sibling, mystery, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1981
Place: seaport, manhattan new york city
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My Wife's Husband (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After thirteen years in Germany, Fernand is coming back to his wife and his restaurant. But since his disparition, his wife as made her life with a norman chef, sympathetic but a specialist of butter's cooking when Fernand cook only with oil!
Plot: restaurant, husband wife relationship, provence, bigamy, restaurant kitchen, unreliable narrator, seaside, honking a car horn, mother in law, bouquet of flowers, hospital room, hit by a car ...
Place: normandy, marseille provence
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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, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, missing wife, manipulation, disappearance, investigation, mind game, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, femme fatale, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
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Amadeus (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA, France, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri – now confined to an insane asylum.
Style: stylized, captivating, inspirational, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, music, mozart, envy, emperor, composer, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, rise and fall, blind ambition, desire for fame ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1800s, 1820s, 1780s ...
Place: austria, vienna, europe, italy, central europe
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Swiss Army Man (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Alone on a tiny deserted island, Hank has given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a dead body washes ashore, and he soon realizes it may be his last opportunity to escape certain death. Armed with his new ...
Style: surreal, gross out humor, dark humor, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: survival, corpse, friendship, surrealism, loneliness, suicide attempt, life & death, unlikely friendships, stranded, imagination, life philosophy, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary
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The Uninvited (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anna returns home after spending time in a psychiatric facility following her mother's tragic death and discovers that her mother's former nurse, Rachel, has moved into their house and become engaged to her father. Soon after she learns ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, family in danger, slasher, uncover truth, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, chalkboard, death of mother, white dress, evil woman, evil stepmother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, 2000s
Place: new england, maine
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A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.
Style: psychological, psychedelic, surreal, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: undercover, drug abuse, surveillance, addiction, neo noir, working undercover, future dystopia, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, fighting crime, law enforcement, society ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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High Tension (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, rough, suspense ...
Plot: home invasion, insanity, survival, farmhouse, slasher, gory, serial killer, psychopath, kidnapping, massacre, brutality, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Lapse (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Denmark
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Renee wakes up one morning in the middle of the desert with blood on her hands. She cannot remember why she is there, how she got there or with whom she came. Her quest to uncover forgotten events leads her on a journey of discovery where reality ...
Style: surreal, suspense, surprise ending, avant garde
Plot: puzzle, shaman, tragedy, amnesia, dream, desert, memory, guilt, jealousy, infidelity, vengeance, missing person ...
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Guns for Hire (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Beatle is a quirky loner who refuses to live by society's rules. Her business cards read "Towing/Assassination," and she even has a hit man infomercial to go along with it. Her only human contact is with her psychiatrist and the ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian sex, prostitute, torture, interrogation, hitman, polaroid, bondage, unreliable narrator, debt, life insurance, plot twist ...
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The Lone Ranger (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Texas Rangers chase down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish, but the gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, serious, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: horse, survivor, cowboy, old west, lawyer, train, escape, outlaw, texas ranger, native american, partner, chase ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s, 20th century, 1860s
Place: texas, usa, mine
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Hero (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, ruler, sword fight, adventure, patriot, reward, duel, execution, suicide, king, self sacrifice ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china, hong kong
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Night People (2015)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A pair of professional but mismatched criminals break into an house with a dark past thats about to make its presence felt. Their story interwines with two other sinister tales.
Plot: alien technology, break in, surveillance, outsider, unreliable narrator, ghosts, bdsm, interlinked stories, vampirism, insurance scam
Place: ireland
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Spider Forest (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A recently widowed TV producer is drawn to an isolated cabin in a mysterious woods. KANG Min regains his consciousness 14 days after brain surgery following a mysterious accident he had in the forest. Shockingly enough, the first thing he says is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological, surprise ending
Plot: ghost, murder, hospital, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, crime, slasher, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
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The Great Love (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Pierre married Florence, the only daughter of a small industrialist. 15 years later, he is the boss, but his middle-class life worries him a lot. When a new young and lovely secretary comes, he starts dreaming.
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, wedding, secretary, infidelity, television, railway station, adultery, extramarital affair, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, waiter, betrayal ...
Time: 1960s
Place: france
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Mysteries of Lisbon (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.
Style: gothic, epic
Plot: shadow puppet, puppet show, multiple narrators, horse carriage, napoleon, noblewoman, boarding school, horse drawn carriage, napoleonic wars, aristocrat, doomed love, marriage as hell ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century
Place: lisbon portugal
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Police Story: Lockdown (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man looking for the release of a long-time prisoner takes a police officer, his daughter, and a group of strangers hostage.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, danger, hostages, confined, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, save the day, heroes, law enforcement, rivalry, swat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: china, asia, beijing china
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Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 272 min.
Story: Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.
Style: epic, serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: orphan, intrigue, school, love triangle, jealousy, priest, battle, infidelity, catholic, memory, forbidden love, aristocracy ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: portugal, europe, spain, lisbon portugal, france ...
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A Wolf at the Door (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on real events, and set in Rio de Janeiro, A Wolf at the Door is the nerve-rattling tale of a kidnapped child and the terror of the parents left behind. When Sylvia discovers her six-year-old daughter has been picked up at school by an unknown ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: infidelity, missing child, extramarital affair, kidnapping, brazilian, crimes, human nature, destructive relationship, dishonesty, unfulfillment, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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