6 Movies Where The Protagonist & Monster Are The Same Person

There are certain movies that play with our expectations, whether it’s a or a , these films keep us guessing, often until the very final scene. Check out 6 movies where the protagonist and the monster are the same person, and the awful realization that the villain they’ve been fighting has really been themselves the whole time.


1. Hide and Seek (2005)

Characters: Dr. David Callaway / Charlie

Actor: Robert De Niro

2. Secret Window (2004)

Characters: Mort Rainey / John Shooter

Actor: Johnny Depp

3. Angel Heart (1986)

Characters: Harry Angel / Johnny Favorite

Actor: Mickey Rourke

4. Shutter Island (2010)

Characters: Teddy Daniels/Andrew Laeddis

Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio

5. Fight Club (1999)

Characters: The Narrator / Tyler Durden

Actor: Edward Norton

6. High Tension (2003)


Actor: Cécile de France

Do you like the ‘Protagonist & Monster are the same person’ trope?

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