Antagonist as protagonist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant antagonist as protagonist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, psychotronic, serious, cult film, psychological and slasher films and TV shows about / with antagonist as protagonist, murder, violence, death, blood, nudity (full frontal - brief), telephone call, teenager, psychopath and anti hero plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Czech Republic and other countries.
antagonist as protagonist
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antagonist as protagonist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as antagonist as protagonist: Loki (2021), Line (2017), Unknown Hour (2009), Oldies but Goldies (2012), Immortality (1998), Julie Darling (1982), The Headless Eyes (1971), Massacre at Central High (1976), A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971), Christmas Evil (1980).

List of antagonist as protagonist movies

 8.5
 150K
Loki (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
TV show
Story: The mercurial villain Loki resumes his role as the God of Mischief following the events of "Avengers: Endgame".
Style: enigmatic, stylized, avant garde, exciting, confusing ...
Plot: super villain, norse mythology, sorcerer, god, supernatural power, alien, super powers, superhuman powers, evil alien, norse god, space travel, time traveler ...
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 7.4
 135
Line (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Style: entertaining, humorous, suspense, light, feel good
Plot: father son relationship, family relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, domineering father, ambition, go go dancer, gold digger, pole dancer, washed up star, machismo, teenage boy, bossy man ...
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 6.3
 90
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: neo noir, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, psychotronic ...
Plot: mentally unstable protagonist, social awkwardness, doctor, husband wife relationship, murder, corruption, criminal as protagonist, coworker relationship, antagonist as protagonist, serial killer as protagonist, nurse, friendship between men ...
Place: central europe
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Oldies but Goldies (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A bitter-sweet comedy about two people who wish to live life to the full despite their age. Ota is a retired high-school teacher and at this point in life has various foibles that complicate life for his son and daughter-in-law. Moreover, he has a ...
Style: road movie, light, contemplative, feel good, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: parent child relationship, family relations, female antagonist, antagonist as protagonist, unpunished antagonist, bossy woman, egocentrism, humiliation, father son relationship, egoism, vanity, female protagonist ...
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 6.2
 6K
Immortality (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A vampire in London is searching for the ideal woman to 'redeem' him.
Style: stylized, psychological, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: asthma, vampire, asthma attack, dangerous attraction, womanizer, murder, woman in danger, supernatural, crimes, couples, romance, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, asia, hong kong, europe, england ...
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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, bleak, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, serial murder, maniac, prison, murder, violence, death penalty, police investigation, prisoner, male female relationship, escape, necrophilia ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
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 6.0
 551
Julie Darling (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A teenage girl whose inaction caused her mother's death arranges a similarly gruesome fate for her stepmother and brother.
Style: neo noir
Plot: bartender, toy gun, sociopath, police officer, sexual attraction, locking a door, freezer, classical music, strong female character, woman fights a man, moving, boat ...
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The Headless Eyes (1971)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A poor artist gets his eye gouged out whilst committing a robbery. When his eye heals, he goes on a killing spree and cuts out women's eyes with a spoon in this surreal arthouse/exploitation film form 1971.
Style: slasher, psychotronic
Plot: eyeball, artist, eye, city, violence, serial killer, massacre, police, killing spree, homicidal maniac, psychopath, sadistic horror ...
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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, gay cinema, lgbt cinema, slasher
Plot: cross dressing, criminal, killing spree, outlaw, foot chase, visitor, sociopath, cat, donut, drug, restaurant, death ...
Place: florida, miami
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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: slasher, realistic, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, high school, school, pursuit, psychopath, prank, rivalry, gang, revenge, dead teenager, vengeance, injustice ...
Time: 70s
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A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Spain, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman is accused of murdering her debauched neighbor after dreaming it. Was she set up, or did she really do it?
Style: cult film, serious, realistic, slasher, suspenseful ...
Plot: lesbian lover, murder, orgy, chase, investigation, infidelity, rape, nightmare, lsd, mystery, police investigation, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, england, europe
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Christmas Evil (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A toy factory worker, mentally scarred as a child upon learning Santa Claus is not real, suffers a nervous breakdown after being belittled at work, and embarks on a Yuletide killing spree.
Style: slasher, christmas horror, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, obsession, investigation, serial killer, killing spree, killer santa claus, destiny, haunted by the past, vengeance, siblings relations, gory, dark humor ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 40s, year 1980, year 1947
Place: new york
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 6.4
 4K
Spiral (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A reclusive telemarketer has only one semblance of a friend: His telecommuter boss. But the telemarketer's social circle seems to improve greatly when a whimsical co-worker enters his life. Only, as he begins to sketch his new friend's ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, scary
Plot: friendship, introvert, haunted by the past, deadly, obsession, co worker co worker relationship, warning, colleague, insurance company, party, painter, grave ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, portland oregon
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Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After being traumatized by his brother Billy's murderous rampage years earlier, Ricky Caldwell has become a serial killer himself and is now living in a mental hospital. Relating his story to a psychiatrist, Ricky recounts the details of their ...
Style: tense, serious, slasher, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, decapitation, killer santa claus, christmas, obsession, woman in danger, vengeance, mental institution, gory, crimes ...
Time: 80s
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Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Little Billy witnesses his parents being brutally murdered by Santa. Years later, when he has to fill in for an absent in-store Santa Claus, his childhood trauma materializes once again.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, slasher, rough, christmas horror ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, orphan, psychopath, obsession, santa claus, christmas, danger, survival, characters killed one by one, childhood trauma, insanity ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, year 1971, year 1974, 70s
Place: salt lake city utah
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 6.8
 28K
Serial Mom (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A picture perfect middle class family is shocked when they find out that one of their neighbors is receiving obscene phone calls. The mom takes slights against her family very personally, and it turns out she is indeed the one harassing the ...
Style: psycho film, parody, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: housewife, dark humor, murder, serial killer, female killer, family relations, crime, crimes, psycho killer, suburban life, mental illness, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, baltimore
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot 'Sundance Kid'. As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: old west, gunfight, on the run, cowboy, friendship, chase, last stand, robbery, adventure, thief, explosion, escape ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s
Place: bolivia, latin america, south america, new york, wyoming ...
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 5.9
 136K
Carrie (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: telekinesis, prom, bullying, humiliation, high school, supernatural ability, social misfits, supernatural, stephen king, teenage life, graphic violence, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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 6.3
 82K
Young Adult (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family.
Style: semi serious, sincere, realistic, talky, depressing ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: thirtysomething life, small town, old love, homecoming, arrested development, divorce, jealousy, lifestyle, looking for love, childhood sweetheart, identity crisis, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, california
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 8.2
 757K
Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: social decay, loner, lone wolves, character study, depression, paranoia, obsession, antisocial behavior, vigilante, loneliness, alienation, taxi driver ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, harlem, united states, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.4
 175K
Carrie (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: telekinesis, cruelty, rage, high school life, social misfits, abusive mother, humiliation, prom, teenage life, teen angst, classmate, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, future, near future
Place: usa
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 6.6
 70
Rat Fink (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Lost b-movie
Style: neo noir, psychotronic
Plot: teenage pregnancy, singer, underage sex, drunken man, drum, visit, high society, wound, selfish man, antagonist as protagonist, rock singer, estrangement ...
Place: los angeles
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You Might Be the Killer (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Counselors are being killed off at summer camp, and Sam (Fran Kranz) is stuck in the middle of it. Instead of contacting the cops, he calls his friend and slasher-film expert (Alyson Hannigan) to discuss his options.
Style: non-linear, captivating, suspense, tense, humorous ...
Plot: masked killer, curse, serial killer, friendship, murder, dark humor, survival, mystery killer, trap, characters killed one by one, homicidal maniac, treasure hunt ...
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 4.6
 299
American Pets (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young man hatches a diabolical plan to cover-up his Grandma's death.
Style: dark
Plot: accidental killing, strange person, spoiled brat, strange behavior, post coital scene, arrogance, wet clothes, taking a shower, outdoor sex, injustice, matriarchy, barefoot on street ...
Place: los angeles
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 5.7
 2K
We (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: During a scorching summer in a Belgian-Dutch border village, eight teenagers play games of discovery to break the listless monotony. They challenge each other and themselves and pretty soon, their sexual curiosity starts to blur the lines between ...
Style: psychological, sexy, light, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: open relationship, nudism, nudist, explicit sex, orgy, sensuality, sex orgy, exhibitionist, group sex, nymphomaniac, bare ass, anal sex ...
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Extracurricular Activities (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The outrageous life of Reagan Collins, a model high school student with a "killer" after-school job that involves arranging “accidents” for his classmates' parents. When seasoned police detective Cliff Dawkins starts putting the ...
Style: captivating, humorous, twist ending
Plot: nudist, clothed female naked male, stalking, police detective, murder, death, murder investigation, dysfunctional family, teenager, criminal as protagonist, police, husband wife relationship ...
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Room for Rent (2019)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Lonely widow Joyce rents out a room in her house and becomes dangerously obsessed with one of her guests.
Style: enigmatic, suspenseful, bleak, suspense
Plot: rape, age difference, widow, sexual abuse, female psychopath, mental illness, sociopath, obsession, socially awkward, loneliness, violence, rapist ...
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The Killing Kind (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Terry Lambert returns home from serving a prison term for a gang-rape he was forced to participate in. He seeks revenge on his lawyer and the girl who framed him. But his real problem is his overbearing mother, whose boarding house he resides ...
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: mentally unstable, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual abuse, psychopath, strong violent content, strong sexual content, family problems, gory, serial killer, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
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 7.1
 6K
Images (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality.
Style: stylized, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, psychopath, schizophrenia, delusion, infidelity, couple relations, strong female presence, crimes, deadly, unfulfillment, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Deadly Strangers (1975)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After she misses her train, a young woman is forced to hitch a ride back to town. After managing to get away from a lecherous trucker, she is given a ride by a good-looking but somewhat mysterious young man, who she comes to suspect may be a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, road movie, twist ending ...
Plot: chase, on the road, escaped mental patient, psychopath, mental illness, crimes, deadly, chases and races, mystery, crime, mentally unstable, exploitation ...
Time: 70s
Place: england
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