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 weird, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, tense and scary films and TV shows about / with antagonist as protagonist, murder, vengeance, blood, nudity (full frontal - brief), serial killer, death, violence, psychopath and crimes 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), The Stepfather (1987), Line (2017), Unknown Hour (2009), Oldies but Goldies (2012), Kill Your Friends (2015), Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013), To Die For (1995), Sleep Tight (2011), Christmas Evil (1980).

List of antagonist as protagonist movies

 8.2
 312K
Loki (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: The mercurial villain Loki resumes his role as the God of Mischief following the events of "Avengers: Endgame".
Style: enigmatic, stylized, exciting, captivating, non-linear ...
Plot: multiverse, super villain, superhero, supernatural power, time traveler, time travel, sorcerer, alien, norse mythology, good versus evil, alternate timeline, fantasy world ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
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 6.7
 16K
The Stepfather (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A seemingly mild mannered man -- who has just murdered his entire family -- quickly adopts a new identity and leaves town. After building a new relationship with a widow and her teenage daughter, he struggles to hide his true identity and maintain a ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, murder of family, vengeance, fake identity, psychopath, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, antagonist as protagonist, mental illness, maniac, psycho killer, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, turkey
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 7.3
 190
Line (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Style: light, suspense, feel good, humorous, entertaining
Plot: father son relationship, family relations, washed up star, gold digger, pole dancer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, go go dancer, ambition, teenage boy, domineering father, machismo, bossy man ...
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 6.3
 95
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, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: doctor, husband wife relationship, mentally unstable protagonist, social awkwardness, murder, corruption, criminal as protagonist, friendship between men, death, nurse, revenge, antagonist as protagonist ...
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, unusual plot structure, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: parent child relationship, family relations, antagonist as protagonist, egoism, female antagonist, vanity, humiliation, father son relationship, female protagonist, egocentrism, bossy woman, retirement home ...
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Kill Your Friends (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the late 1990s, a drug-addled nihilist resorts to murder to climb the ladder of the London music industry.
Style: slasher, rough, tense, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, music industry, music business, psychopath, cocaine, secret, criminal, ambition, criminal as protagonist, plan gone wrong, sociopath as protagonist, sociopathy ...
Time: 90s, year 1997, year 1996, year 1981, year 1983 ...
Place: united kingdom, england, edinburgh scotland, mississippi, sweden ...
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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 86-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion: his 8 year-old grandson, Billy.
Style: funny, humorous, stylized, not serious, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: on the road, road trip, prank, funeral, goofy hero, grandparent and grandchild, elderly, disorder, irresponsible, social awkwardness, cross country, vandalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, nebraska, usa, tennessee, st. louis missouri
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 6.8
 49K
To Die For (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Suzanne Stone (Maretto) wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with ...
Style: sexy, cynical, disturbing, talky, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, journalism, female protagonist, satire, manipulation, television, oral sex, crimes, adultery, older woman younger man relationship, ambition, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire, california, minnesota, usa
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 7.2
 43K
Sleep Tight (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Apartment concierge Cesar is a miserable person who believes he was born without the ability to be happy. As a result, he decides his mission is to make life hell for everyone around him. A majority of the tenants are easy to agitate, but Clara ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: stalking, home invasion, apartment building, obsession, domestic disturbance, caretaker, woman in danger, sleeping, maniac, blackmail, concierge, double life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, barcelona, 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, scary, bloody, serious, psychological ...
Plot: christmas, serial killer as protagonist, serial killer, killer santa claus, holiday, killing spree, lonely, exploitation, killings, house, teenager, investigation ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, year 1980, year 1947
Place: new york
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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: slasher, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, christmas, santa claus, murder, survival, psychopath, winter, obsession, exploitation, corporal punishment, mother superior, serial killer as protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1984, year 1974, year 1971
Place: salt lake city utah
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 6.8
 30K
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: parody, witty, disturbing, talky, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: serial killer, dark humor, dysfunctional family, housewife, murder, suburban life, female killer, crimes, police investigation, satire, suburbs, farce ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
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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: buddy movie, epic, scenic, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: gunfight, old west, bank robbery, robbery, heist, friendship between men, machismo, cowboy, adventure, gang, buddy, outlaw gang ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: bolivia, new york, wyoming, california, latin america ...
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 5.8
 141K
Carrie (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
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: suspense, suspenseful, rough, slasher, bloody ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, bullying, prom, telekinesis, humiliation, teenager, social misfits, mother daughter relationship, supernatural ability, teacher, supernatural, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.3
 85K
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: talky, realistic, depressing, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: mental illness, high school, childhood sweetheart, small town, emotional breakdown, alcoholic, narcissism, borderline personality disorder, thirtysomething life, depression, divorce, arrested development ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, california, new jersey, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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 7.4
 190K
Carrie (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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: gothic, suspenseful, tense, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: bullying, social misfits, cruelty, prom, telekinesis, abusive mother, prank, revenge, public humiliation, high school life, rage, punishment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, future, near future
Place: maine, usa
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the ...
Style: disturbing, psychedelic, atmospheric, cerebral, bleak ...
Plot: distopia, rape, insanity, gang, violent, drugs, surrealism, violence, brutality, nihilism, psychopath, violence spree ...
Time: future, 20th century, year 1995, 90s, 70s ...
Place: london, britain, europe, united kingdom, england
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 5.7
 18K
Pet (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man imprisons the woman he's still obsessed with after years apart, then finds the tables turned on him.
Style: disturbing, suspense, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, basement, locked in a cage, stalking, abduction, sadist, bdsm, psychopath, animal shelter, stalker, home invasion ...
Place: los angeles
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Queen of Hearts (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Anne, a brilliant and dedicated advocacy lawyer specialising in society’s most vulnerable, children and young adults, lives what appears to be the picture-perfect life with her doctor-husband, Peter, and their twin daughters. When her estranged ...
Style: thought provoking, sexy, emotional, melancholic, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, stepmother stepson relationship, incest, sex with stepson, older woman younger man sex, adultery, sex with stepmother, older woman teenage boy relationship, cheating wife, older woman teenage boy sex, sex with a minor, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century
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 8.3
 838K
Scarface (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, gunfight, organized crime, drug lord, drug cartel, mob boss, cocaine, drug abuse, criminal heroes, drug dealing, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, miami beach, florida, bolivia ...
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 7.9
 34K
Elfen Lied (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The Diclonius, a mutated homo sapien that is said to be selected by God and will eventually become the destruction of mankind, possesses two horns in their heads, and has a "sixth sense" which gives it telekinetic abilities. Due to this ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: kids
Plot: memory loss, childhood trauma, split personality, life is a bitch, supernatural ability, evil, supernatural, experiment gone awry, sadism, social misfits, decapitation, sexual abuse ...
Time: near future, future
Place: japan
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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: dark, stylized, psychological, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, asthma, fatal attraction, romance, dangerous attraction, womanizer, murder, seduction, woman in danger, crimes, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, hong kong, england, asia, europe ...
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Two Evil Eyes (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two horror segments based on Edgar Allan Poe stories set in and around the city of Pittsburgh. "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" concerns a cheating wife who is trying to scam her dying husband out of millions by having her ...
Style: gothic, macabre, slasher, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: bdsm, cat, greed, murder, ghost, zombie, serial killer, crimes, supernatural, spirit, torture, supernatural power ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: america, pittsburgh, new york
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The Sweet Body of Deborah (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young newlywed couple from America returns to Geneva to visit Marcel's home town. Once there he is informed of his former lover's suicide and in turn is subjected to threats that accuse him of being responsible for her death and further, ...
Style: sexy, psycho sexual, neo noir
Plot: female nudity, female orgasm, female victim, sex, joy, blonde, attraction, car, sexual desire, sexual attraction, desire, science ...
Place: geneva switzerland
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 6.0
 8K
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: slasher, suspense, unusual plot structure, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: baby, revenge, murder, pregnant woman, female chauvinist, seeing dead people, hospital, childbirth, women, female villain, stalker, home invasion ...
Time: contemporary
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Tenderness of the Wolves (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Story of a gay serial killer who murders young boys so he can serve them as dinner to his circle of fellow cannibals.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, gothic, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, gay, secret, psychopath, boy, serial child killer, black market, true crime, cannibal, crimes, lgbt ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: europe, germany, central europe
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 6.9
 665
Dr. Petiot (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A true story shot in a German Impressionistic style. In France during the Nazi occupation, Dr. Petiot (Michel Serrault) offered to help Jews escape the Nazis. They would come to his house, and he would kindly give them lethal ...
Style: neurotic, anthology
Plot: serial killer, world war two, true crime, crimes, firefighter, elderly woman, mass murder, criminal as protagonist, stolen goods, german, police officer, antagonist as protagonist ...
Time: year 1943, year 1942, 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
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Remember My Name (1978)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Just released from prison, a young woman arrives in town to "start a new life", but soon begins stalking a married construction worker for no apparent reason, turning his life inside out and eventually terrorizing him and his wife.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: stalking, released from prison, revenge, ex convict, killer, obsession, small town, female masturbation, love triangle, manipulative woman, being followed, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
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A Gorgeous Girl Like Me (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Stanislas Previne is a young sociologist, preparing a thesis on criminal women. He chooses Camille Bliss as his subject of study and begins to visit her in prison for interviews. Camille became acquainted with trouble at a young age and justifies ...
Style: art house, realistic, semi serious, cynical, witty ...
Plot: sexual frustration, serial killer, sociopath, women, criminal, nudity (full frontal - brief), femme fatale, dark humor, imprisonment, abusive wife, women's prison, topless woman ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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Death Becomes Her (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Madeline is married to Ernest, who was once arch-rival Helen's fiance. After recovering from a mental breakdown, Helen vows to kill Madeline and steal back Ernest. Unfortunately for everyone, the introduction of a magic potion causes things to ...
Style: satirical, gothic, humorous, funny, cynical ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: dark humor, immortality, love triangle, rivalry, obsession, supernatural, zombie, afterlife, magic, death, fountain of youth, body horror ...
Time: future, 90s, 70s, 80s, 2020s
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa
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