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 serious, clever, realistic, psychological, suspense and interesting films and TV shows about / with unreliable narrator, storytelling, flashback, blood, death, murder, revenge, friendship, betrayal and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery 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), Life Itself (2018), The Invisible Guest (2016), The Girl on the Train (2016), American Psycho (2000), Roulette (2012), Toto the Hero (1991), The Boss Baby (2017), A Beautiful Mind (2001).

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, realistic, cynical, slang, talky
Plot: heist, disguise, library, university, unreliable narrator, book, theft, heist gone wrong, travel, arrest, buddies, partners ...
Time: 2000s
Place: kentucky, pennsylvania
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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, captivating, exciting, suspense, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: superhero, mutant, supernatural power, schizophrenia, reality vs fantasy, unreliable narrator, memory, mental institution, mental illness, psychological thriller, telepathy, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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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, pregnancy, traumatic childhood, estranged couple, dead father, terminal illness, grandmother granddaughter relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship, bench, orphan, love triangle, flash forward ...
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, trial, suspect, judge, female lawyer, corpse, confession of crime, false accusation of murder, accusation ...
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: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, twist ending, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police investigation, depression, memory loss, train, investigation, obsession, psychiatrist, mental illness, psychology, false accusation, extramarital affair, infidelity ...
Place: new york, london
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American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 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, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, hidden identity, insanity, wall street, millionaire, yuppie, confession, fear, victim, unlikely criminals, investigator ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harvard university, yale university
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Roulette (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When three very different people (Mike Baldwin, Will Haza, Ali Lukowski) from three completely different worlds begin a deadly game of Russian Roulette, they soon discover that their pasts are a trilogy of overlapping events that have brought them ...
Style: tense, psychological, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: russian roulette, unreliable narrator, suicide, woman in danger, destiny, mind game, down on your luck, life is a bitch, deadly, gun
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Toto the Hero (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Belgium, France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thomas and Alfred were born around the same time; a fire in the nursery had nurses scrambling to save the newborns. Because he felt that he deserved Alfred's good fortune at being born into a wealthy family, Thomas conceives the idea that he ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, offbeat
Plot: aging, childhood, love and romance, coming of age, friendship, siblings relations, family relations, haunted by the past, mistaken identity, family life, couples, social differences ...
Time: 90s, future, near future
Place: germany, europe, egypt, spain
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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: funny, feel good, touching, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: sibling rivalry, baby, family, adventure, parenthood, brothers, love, imagination, job promotion, teeth, ceo, money ...
Place: las vegas
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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, touching, cerebral, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, mathematics, prodigy, paranoia, genius, obsession, insanity, schizophrenia, hallucinations, inventions and discoveries, mentally unstable, imagination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, campus, boston, massachusetts, stockholm sweden ...
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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, envy, emperor, music, mozart, obsession, composer, uninhibited rivalry, rise and fall, desire for fame, bohemian life ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1820s, 1780s, 1800s ...
Place: austria, vienna, europe, italy, central europe
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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, psychological, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: missing person, prostitute, amateur detective, escapades, interracial relations, fish out of water, culture clash, society, misfit, family problems, partners, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
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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, beach, deserted island ...
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, uncover truth, parents and children, siblings relations, family in danger, slasher, family problems, ghost, danger, death of mother, evil woman, evil stepmother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, 2000s
Place: maine, new england
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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, atmospheric ...
Plot: drug abuse, undercover, addiction, losing-it hero, law enforcement, fighting crime, future dystopia, surveillance, neo noir, split personality, schizophrenia, unfulfillment ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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High Tension (2003)
Genre: Horror
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: insanity, home invasion, survival, kidnapping, psychopath, massacre, farmhouse, slasher, serial killer, gory, chase, french ...
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: shaman, puzzle, deception, betrayal, confession, amnesia, dream, memory, delusion, guilt, infidelity, jealousy ...
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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: torture, interrogation, plot twist, polaroid, debt, life insurance, lesbian sex, prostitute, lesbian, drunk driving, therapist, police interrogation ...
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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, buddy comedy, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: horse, cowboy, survivor, vengeance, native american, lawyer, escape, texas ranger, adventure, fighting crime, danger, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1930s, 20th century
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, stylized, atmospheric, exciting ...
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, ruler, deception, self sacrifice, suicide, duel, execution, courage, reward, king, sword fight ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, 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: unreliable narrator, surveillance, outsider, ghosts, bdsm, interlinked stories, vampirism, insurance scam, break in, alien technology
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological, surprise ending
Plot: murder, ghost, serial killer, police investigation, supernatural, deadly, heroes, wooing, slasher, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, crimes ...
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, secretary, wedding, waiter, knitting, sexual harassment, mother in law son in law relationship, animate object, marriage crisis, television, extramarital affair, 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: epic, gothic
Plot: horse and carriage, storytelling, napoleon, noblewoman, passion, orphan, duel, romantic triangle, flashback, gossip, jealousy, love triangle ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century
Place: lisbon portugal
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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, semi serious, emotional, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friends, friendship, teenager, cancer, teenage life, high school life, best friends, youth, family relations, high school student, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kindergarten
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, danger, law enforcement, swat, heroes, criminal's revenge, rivalry, crimes, crime, save the day, group of strangers, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: china, asia, beijing china
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: computers and web, crime, computer, hacker, unlikely criminals, drugs/alcohol, fugitives, government agency, track down, mind game, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, berlin germany
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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, realistic, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: intrigue, orphan, forbidden love, aristocracy, jealousy, catholic, school, memory, battle, love triangle, infidelity, priest ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: portugal, europe, italy, france, lisbon portugal ...
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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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, realistic
Plot: infidelity, couples, dishonesty, unfulfillment, crimes, destructive relationship, family problems, human nature, missing child, extramarital affair, kidnapping, brazilian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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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: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, cynical, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, master criminal, crimes, manipulations, neo noir, mystery, dishonesty, criminal, theft, interrogation, mysterious character, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1981, 1990s
Place: seaport, manhattan new york city
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