Psychopath as protagonist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant psychopath as protagonist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, suspenseful, psychological, slasher, weird and psychotronic films and TV shows about / with psychopath as protagonist, psychopath, violence, murder, blood, crimes, flashback, death, serial killer and bloody face plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as psychopath as protagonist: One Hour Photo (2002), The House That Jack Built (2018), You're Killing Me (2015), Burnt (2015), The Voices (2014), Freehold (2017), Visible World (2011), Bastardi 2 (2011), Bastardi (2010), Fade to Black (1980).

List of psychopath as protagonist movies

 6.8
 125K
One Hour Photo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sy "the photo guy" Parrish has lovingly developed photos for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins' lives become fuller, Sy's only seems lonelier, until he eventually believes he's part of their ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, scary, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, adultery, loner, loneliness, insanity, mental illness, psychopath as protagonist, voyeurism, character study, twists and turns, paranoid, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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The House That Jack Built (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark, France, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Tunisia
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A depiction of a serial killer's 12 years' worth of murders and how it shaped his prime intelligence.
Style: scary, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, sadism, cruelty, murder, sadistic psychopath, kidnapping, psychopath as protagonist, extreme violence, animal cruelty, obsessive compulsive disorder, disturbed individual ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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You're Killing Me (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Joe just told his boyfriend, George, that he is a serial killer. George thinks that his boyfriend, Joe, is hilarious... and he just saw Patricia Arquette at Target!!! In the horror/comedy hybrid, 'You're Killing Me', we take a look at ...
Style: lgbt cinema, homoerotic, romantic, humorous, slasher ...
Plot: psychopath as protagonist, serial killer, multiple deaths, lgbt, serial murder, doctor patient relationship, criminal, psychiatrist, gay couple, murder, group of friends, flash forward ...
Place: los angeles
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 6.6
 120K
Burnt (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Adam Jones is a Chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.
Style: inspirational, entertaining, talky, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chef, cooking, food, abuse of power, violent behavior, male chauvinist, violent man, redemption, psychopath as protagonist, physical abuse, abusive relationship, restaurant ...
Place: new orleans, london, paris france
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 6.3
 59K
The Voices (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A mentally unhinged factory worker must decide whether to listen to his talking cat and become a killer, or follow his dog's advice to keep striving for normalcy.
Style: disturbing, surreal, psychological, humorous, suspense ...
Audience: kids, date night
Plot: mental illness, serial killer, psychiatrist, hearing voices, psychopath, murder, paranoia, twists and turns, factory, pets, bowling, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two aging film actresses live as virtual recluses in an old Hollywood mansion. Jane Hudson, a successful child star, cares for her crippled sister Blanche, whose career in later years eclipsed that of Jane. Now the two live together, their ...
Style: psychological, gothic, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, female protagonist, sister sister relationship, jealousy, sibling rivalry, aging, child star, dysfunctional family, filmmaking, actress, physical abuse, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, year 1917, year 1935 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 5.5
 1K
Freehold (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An oily, amoral estate agent is preyed upon by one of his victims, who quietly moves into his flat and, unseen, begins a deliciously malicious campaign of revenge.
Style: scary, humorous, psychological, unusual plot structure, psychotronic ...
Plot: revenge, peeping tom, psychopath as protagonist, psychopath, sociopath, sociopathy, lifestyle change, manipulative person, traumatized man, evil man, sociopath as protagonist, conflict between friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: britain
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Visible World (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Oliver is a lonely forty-something working as an air traffic controller. He fills his empty life by watching TV and observing the family living in the house across the street - he regards them as an ideal of happiness. At first he just watches the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: psychopath as protagonist, neighbor, loneliness, peeping tom, stalking, nosy neighbor, loner, social problems, neighbor neighbor relationship, disturbed individual, secretly observing, life is a bitch ...
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 3.7
 100
Bastardi 2 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: murder, ex convict, juvenile delinquency, racist, racism, robbery, teenage boy, juvenile delinquent, violence, psychopath as protagonist, police, revenge ...
Time: 20th century
Place: czech republic
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 4.5
 209
Bastardi (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The story of a practical education environment without superficiality, clichés and affectations. The film is based on a real basis and shows what happens when the system fails. Set in the harsh environment of elementary school. The group of local ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, suspense
Plot: police officer, murder investigation, murder, revenge, serial killer, teenage boy, psychopath as protagonist, teenage murderer, death, society, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: czech republic, romania
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American Guinea Pig: Bouquet of Guts and Gore (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Two victims are graphically tortured in this American reimagining of the popular underground Japanese film series.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychotronic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: torture, violence, sadist, extreme violence, brutality, abduction, torturer, suspect, psychopath as protagonist, violence against women, psychopath, female protagonist ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa
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Fade to Black (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eric Binford watches a lot of movies. He is the truest definition of a film geek. One day, his sanity takes a turn for the worse and he begins acting out his favorite scenes from the movies. In doing so, he manages to involve his enemies and the ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, suspense, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, psychopath, nerd, blonde, murder, loner, mentally unstable, fan culture, insanity, paraplegic, stalking ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
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Crazy Fat Ethel (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Weighing in at about 300 pounds.. Ethel Janoski won't allow anyone to stand in the way of her glutinous appetite. Even if it means killing! After years in a mental institution, Ethel is taken in by her aunt. Many people including the head nurse ...
Style: suspense, tense, psychological, sexy, slasher
Plot: female psychopath, psychopath, serial murder, hunger, murder, obesity, mental institution, psychopath as protagonist, criminal, obese woman, female villain, female criminal ...
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 4.7
 976
Alien Zone (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A man who is having an affair with a married woman is dropped off on the wrong street when going back to his hotel. He takes refuge out of the rain when an old man invites him in. He turns out to be a mortician, who tells him the stories of the ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, neurotic, psychotronic ...
Plot: mortician, psychopath, on the run, serial killer, graphic violence, haunted house, love affair, voyeurism, infidelity, prison, prison life, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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 7.3
 13K
Daisies (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two teenage girls, both named Marie, decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them. This freewheeling, madcap ...
Style: psychedelic, avant garde, experimental, surreal, art house ...
Audience: teens
Plot: surrealism, feminism, absurd humor, feminist, female friendship, youth, nihilism, women, coming of age, food, flapper, teenage girl ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, prague, czech republic
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The Last Circus (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The journey of Javier, the obese Sad Clown, starts during his childhood in the midst of the Spanish civil war in 1937. His father, one of Spain’s most prominent jesters, is detained and tortured by the fascist regime.
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: clown, dark humor, circus, rivalry, graphic violence, performer's life, life is a bitch, uninhibited rivalry, sadism, killer clown, erotic dream, revenge motive ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1937, year 1973
Place: europe, spain, madrid
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 5.7
 13K
The Paramedic (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Unable to face his new reality in a wheelchair, Ángel develops a deadly obsession with the woman who left him and unleashes a sinister revenge plot.
Style: suspense, macabre, emotional, tense, intense ...
Plot: violence against women, crimes, mental disorder, hidden identity, quadriplegic, paraplegic, kidnapped woman, physical abuse, stalking, obsession, jealousy, murder ...
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Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Psychotic Angela is itching to do what she does best: slaughter dozens of teenage campers. As luck would have it, the previous site of her murders has been renamed and converted into an experimental summer camp meant to bring together privileged and ...
Style: scary, slasher, entertaining, bloody, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, psychopath, sociopath, serial killer, female serial killer, female nudity, sex scene, survival, murder, police officer killed, camp, female villain ...
Time: 80s
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Cutting Class (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: High school student Paula Carson's affections are being sought after by two of her classmates: Dwight, the "bad boy", and Brian, a disturbed young man who has just been released from a mental hospital where he was committed following ...
Style: slasher, bloody, funny, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: male objectification, high school, cheerleading, murder, serial killer, psychopath, teenager, survival, dead teenager, woman in danger, high school life, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s
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 6.8
 226K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Style: psychological, scary, macabre, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, supernatural, nightmare, ghost, single mother, insanity, dysfunctional family, fear, isolation, sleeping, family in danger, nightmare comes true ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 6.1
 4K
The Baby (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A social worker who recently lost her husband investigates the strange Wadsworth family. The Wadsworths might not seem too unusual to hear about them at first - consisting of the mother, two grown daughters and the diaper-clad, bottle-sucking baby. ...
Style: mind bending, slasher, surprise ending, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: brother sister sex, social worker, psychopath, birthday party, dysfunctional family, mental retardation, abusive mother, female psychopath, age difference, exploitation, supernatural, mental disorder ...
Time: 70s
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 7.8
 13K
System Crasher (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The wild and energetic journey of 9-year-old girl Benni through all possible stations of German Child Proctective Services.
Style: realistic, psychological, disturbing, sincere, inspirational ...
Plot: problem child, teenager, school, parents and children, bad mother, social outcast, outcast, social problems, fighting the system, society, family, rebel ...
Time: contemporary
Place: central europe
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The Strange Ones (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Mysterious events surround the travels of two brothers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets. This is ...
Style: road movie, rough, suspense, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: cave, motel, boy, road trip, man boy relationship, gay, sibling relationship, child abuse, pretending to be someone else, hiding place, investigation, psychopath ...
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Someone Behind the Door (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A brain doctor (Anthony Perkins) with an unfaithful wife (Jill Ireland) brings home an amnesiac (Charles Bronson) and gets him to commit murder.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: infidelity, amnesia, empire, affair, manipulation, rivalry, memory loss, murder, flashback, psychological manipulation, surgery, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 70s
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The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Desire torments a former cultist taking refuge at the home of a scantily clad woman whose husband is away.
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, sexy, macabre ...
Plot: romance, obsession, psychopath, love triangle, countryside, forest, mystery, isolation, self discovery, masturbation, erotica, schizophrenic ...
Time: 90s
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Night Must Fall (1964)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A psychotic killer gets in the good graces of his aging invalid employer, and worms his way into the affection of her beautiful daughter, with unpleasant results for all.
Style: slasher, noir, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: serial killer, mystery, killer, stalker, movie theatre, police officer, corpse, killer as protagonist, landlady tenant relationship, mental patient, psychopath as protagonist, criminal as protagonist ...
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Twisted Nerve (1968)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Hywel Bennett stars as Martin Durnley, a rich but damaged Oxford University drop-out with a hatred of his banker stepfather, played by Frank Finlay. His mum babies the boy, a consequence of Martin's elder brother, a Down Syndrome sufferer (or ...
Style: slasher, suspense, macabre, bloody, psychotronic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mental disorder, psychology, librarian, exploitation, winter, young adult, new year, gay, boarding house, obsession ...
Place: london
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 6.4
 977
Faultless (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Constance, a 40-years-old real estate agent, gets fired from her job. With no options left, she contacts her former boss, from the small agency where she started her career. To her surprise, he is hiring, but explains he may have already found ...
Style: serious, weird
Plot: mental disorder, crimes, real estate agent, stalker, restaurant, train station, hospital, nightclub, male nudity, female protagonist, female nudity, murder ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
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 6.3
 2K
Buzzard (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Paranoia forces small-time scam artist Marty to flee his hometown and hide out in a dangerous Detroit. With nothing but a pocket full of bogus checks, his Power Glove, and a bad temper, the horror metal slacker lashes out.
Style: suspense, cynical, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: slacker, basement, workplace, crimes, workplace situations, dark humor, cons and scams, satire, psychopath, violence, mental disorder, art ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
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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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