Attempted murder movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant attempted murder movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, intense and interesting films and TV shows about / with attempted murder, murder, suspense, betrayal, violence, runaway, revenge, brutality, death and storytelling plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as attempted murder: Acrimony (2018), Return to Eden (1983), Safe Haven (2013), The Omen (2006), Fracture (2007), Fatal Instinct (1993), The Commuter (2018), The Last King of Scotland (2006), Scream (2022), Marathon Man (1976).

List of attempted murder movies

Acrimony (2018)
Genre: Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A faithful wife takes action when it becomes clear to her that her devious husband has betrayed her.
Style: tragic ending, emotional, rough, tense, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: nervous breakdown, attempted murder, divorce, depression, unfaithful husband, courtroom, borderline personality disorder, deception, financial problem, female psychopath, betrayal, mother daughter relationship ...
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Return to Eden (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 267 min.
TV show
Story: Stephanie Harper is rich but insecure 40 year old heiress with two failed marriages behind her. Stephanie believes that she has found true love with tennis pro Greg Marsden, but after the wedding, Greg promptly begins an affair with Stephanie’s ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: attempted murder, dishonesty, betrayal, hidden identity, boat, crumbling marriage, rivalry, presumed dead, fashion model, plastic surgery, vengeance, impersonating ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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Safe Haven (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, emotional, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, starting over, obsession, fall in love, love and romance, domestic violence, small town life, single father, power of love, runaway, love, choice ...
Time: 21st century
Place: north carolina, boston, usa, new jersey, san francisco ...
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The Omen (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A diplomatic couple adopts the son of the devil without knowing it. A remake of the classic horror film of the same name from 1976.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, intense, harsh ...
Audience: adult
Plot: demon, prophecy, murder, killer child, antichrist, devil worship, loss of child, devil, evil child, parents and children, hospital, death ...
Time: 2010s, year 2006, 2000s, 21st century
Place: england, london, rome italy, europe, big ben london ...
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Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, intellectual, serious, clever ...
Plot: twists and turns, suspense, lawyer, courtroom drama, manipulation, murder mystery, adultery, investigation, murder, obsession, police investigation, guilt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Fatal Instinct (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A spoof of the late 80s and early 90s suspense thrillers and murder mysteries, including Basic Instinct, Sleeping With The Enemy, Cape Fear and others. A cop/attorney (yes he's both) is seduced by a woman while his wife is having an affair with ...
Style: parody, humorous, sexy, intense, witty ...
Plot: femme fatale, adultery, attempted murder, murder, revenge, courtroom, lawyer, law enforcement, love triangle, secretary, husband wife relationship, blonde ...
Time: 90s
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The Commuter (2018)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, China, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A businessman, on his daily commute home, gets unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that threatens not only his life but the lives of those around him.
Style: exciting, tense, surprise ending, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: train, suspense, conspiracy, deception, fight, police, train station, attempted murder, witness, destruction, train crash, money ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: new york, grand central station manhattan new york city
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The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and ...
Style: political, harsh, brutal, bloody, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, genocide, politics, doctor, polygamy, dictator, atrocity, corruption, suspense, attempted murder, against humanity, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, uganda, scotland
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Scream (2022)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.
Style: slasher, bleak, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: masked killer, serial killer, whodunit, sister sister relationship, psychopath, homicidal maniac, killing spree, sadistic psychopath, threatening telephone call, murder mystery, characters killed one by one, gory violence ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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Marathon Man (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his brother, a member of the secretive Division.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, revenge, paranoia, dentist, nazi, kidnapping, violence, spy, chase, jewish, suspense, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, uruguay, paris france, usa ...
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A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: neo noir, harsh, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Audience: manly, date night
Plot: small town, self defense, revenge, sex scene, robbery, attempted robbery, mafia, twists and turns, organized crime, gangsters, nude, violent ...
Time: 21st century
Place: indiana, canada, usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
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The Natural (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An unknown middle-aged batter named Roy Hobbs with a mysterious past appears out of nowhere to take a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of the league in this magical sports fantasy. With the aid of a bat cut from a lightning struck tree, Hobbs ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, romantic, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: baseball, underdog, sport, femme fatale, attempted murder, haunted by the past, comeback, villain, death of father, reporter, lightning, coach ...
Time: 1930s, year 1984, 1920s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: new york, usa, baltimore, chicago illinois
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Mirror Mirror (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After she spends all her money, an evil enchantress queen schemes to marry a handsome, wealthy prince. There's just one problem - he's in love with a beautiful princess, Snow White. Now, joined by seven rebellious dwarves, Snow White ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, ridiculous, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick ...
Plot: magic, evil queen, fall in love, snow white, female protagonist, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, palace, chase, princess, prince, queen ...
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I Love You to Death (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Joey Boca is the owner of a pizza parlor located in Tacoma, Washington, and has been married to Rosalie for years. Rosalie is horrified to discover that Joey is a womanizer and has been cheating on her for a long time. Based on the true story of ...
Style: humorous, cerebral, splatter, road movie, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: revenge, womanizer, attempted murder, dysfunctional family, infidelity, incompetence, remorse, stupidity, pizza, hitman, redemption, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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Beauty of the Day (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Beautiful young housewife Séverine Serizy cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre. When her lovestruck friend Henri mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais, Séverine ...
Style: sexual, erotic, psycho sexual, sexy, surreal ...
Audience: adult
Plot: prostitution, prostitute, sexuality, obsession, surrealism, infidelity, female nudity, sex, self discovery, brothel, sexual relations, sexual fantasy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude ...
Style: exciting, surprise ending, serious, entertaining, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, female protagonist, spy, strong female lead, secret service, double agent, chase, on the run, russian, agent as target, female spy ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
Place: new york, north korea, washington d.c., russia, usa ...
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Starred Up (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 19-year-old Eric, arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father. As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both prison authorities and fellow inmates — and his already ...
Style: psychological, tense, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: prison, father son relationship, juvenile delinquent, prison life, violence, male nudity, attempted murder, prison escape, character study, manipulation, confined, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
Place: britain, england
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Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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Story: Mafia is rife in America where assassinations are a regular occurrence on the streets. Inferno, a mysterious company, is behind most of these dealings through the use of their near-invincible human weapon, "Phantom." One day, a Japanese ...
Style: anime, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: murder, amnesia, memory loss, teenage life, assassination attempt, youth, escapades, group of criminals, attempted murder, organized crime, female killer, hallucination ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, asia, los angeles, las vegas, usa ...
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Kaavalan (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Bhoominathan aka Bhoomi is introduced to us as a person who gets into many local fights. Worried about his future, his family sends him to Muthuramalingam (Raj Kiran), a much respected personality in his place Semmanur, to put Bhoomi's life on ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense, semi serious ...
Plot: attempted murder, fall in love, love affair, rivalry, murder, dwarf, one man army, college, diary, studying, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: asia, bangkok thailand, india
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The Heroes of Evil (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three teenagers, brought together from bullying, indulge in petty theft, sex and drugs. They inevitably realize they can resort to violence to take revenge on everyone who has humiliated them: students, teachers and other outcasts. One of them ...
Style: tense, touching, psychological, lgbt cinema, queer cinema ...
Plot: theft, bullying, revenge, adolescence, sociopathy, homosexuality, juvenile delinquency, attempted murder, suspense, teen suicide, closeted gay, suicidal tendency ...
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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Italy, the American writer Sam Dalmas witnesses an attempt of murder of the owner of an art gallery, a couple of days before his foreseen return to the United States of America. He decides to stay with his girlfriend Julia and help the police in ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, slasher, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, maniac, murder, suspense, voyeurism, psychopath, mind game, murder mystery, woman in danger, female killer, attempted murder ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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Taxi Number 9 2 11 (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A cabbie and businessman both in need of big money partake in a two-hour adventure together.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, remake of american film
Plot: taxi, taxi driver, attempted murder, police station, lawsuit, buddies, passenger, disorder, rivalry, unlikely partners, insurance, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century
Place: asia, mumbai india, india
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Death and the Maiden (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A political activist is convinced that her guest is a man who once tortured her for the government.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sexy, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: suspense, revenge, torture, politics, doctor, lawyer, dictatorship, justice, brutality, haunted by the past, attempted murder, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: latin america, poland, argentina, south america, chile ...
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Angel Has Fallen (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.
Style: exciting, tense, humorous, intense, captivating ...
Audience: manly
Plot: secret service, fbi, terrorist, agent, president, lone hero, secret service agent, white house, justice, gunfight, false accusation, chase ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., virginia, usa, north carolina, west virginia
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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, bleak, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: depression, obsession, hypocrisy, assassination, suicide, psychology, crime gone awry, robbery, tragedy, revenge, attempted murder, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: baltimore, usa, vietnam
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The Replacement Killers (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Hired assassin John Lee is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov. Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child's life. Afraid that Wei ...
Style: exciting, stylized, inter cultural, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, chase, gangsters, on the run, martial arts, assassin, organized crime, police detective, police raid, attempted murder, gunfight ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: china, los angeles, hong kong, asia, usa
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Enduring Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident. On a beautiful cloudless day a young couple celebrate their reunion with a picnic. Joe has planned a postcard-perfect afternoon in the English countryside with his partner, ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, sexy, suspenseful ...
Plot: stalking, mental illness, obsession, guilt, haunted by the past, attempted murder, countryside, couple relations, dangerous attraction, suspense, lgbt, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, britain
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How the West Was Won (1962)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.
Style: exciting, epic, intense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: civil war, wilderness, old west, american civil war, gold, native american, criminal, attempted murder, small town, survival, heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, victorian era, 1880s, 1870s ...
Place: california, arizona, ohio, missouri, usa ...
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Lonely Hearts (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the late 1940's, Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez were America's notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers". Their lethal scam was simple; they would swindle and then viciously murder lovelorn war widows who would answer their ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, brutal, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, gangsters, obsession, murderous pair, suspense, loneliness, femme fatale, hitman, attempted murder, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, year 1949, year 1951 ...
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
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Analyze This (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Countless wiseguy films are spoofed in this film that centers on the neuroses and angst of a powerful Mafia racketeer who suffers from panic attacks. When Paul Vitti needs help dealing with his role in the "family," unlucky shrink Dr. Ben ...
Style: humorous, funny, psychological, clever, realistic ...
Plot: mafia, psychiatrist, gangsters, mob boss, organized crime, psychology, adaptation, suspense, anger, attempted murder, introspection, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: new york, florida, new jersey, usa, new york state ...
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