Suspenseful movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant suspenseful movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense, psychological and tense films and TV shows about / with murder, storytelling, dialogue, death, blood, revenge, chase, danger, violence and police investigation plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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suspenseful movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as suspenseful: Shutter Island (2010), The Call (2013), Identity (2003), Case 39 (2009), Se7en (1995), The Game (1997), Gone Girl (2014), The Hidden Face (2011), Gone (2012), The Conjuring (2013).

List of suspenseful movies

 8.1
 1.0M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, mental institution, insanity, paranoia, investigation, plot twist, uncover truth, mental illness, losing-it hero, delusion, psychiatrist, island ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1954, year 1945 ...
Place: boston
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 6.7
 105K
The Call (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911, ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, surprise ending, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, woman in danger, psycho, child abduction, 911, danger, murder, investigation, fear, chase, lifesaver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.3
 212K
Identity (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, psycho film, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, motel, psychology, isolation, investigation, stranded, dissociative identity disorder, coincidence, death, psychiatrist, split personality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa, florida
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 6.2
 73K
Case 39 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In her many years as a social worker, Emily Jenkins believes she has seen it all, until she meets 10-year-old Lilith and the girl's cruel parents. Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm the child, and so Emily ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, child abuse, evil child, mental institution, danger, mysterious character, demons, social worker, uncover truth, murder, woman in danger, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.6
 1.3M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, mind game, psychopath, crime, investigation, police investigation, police detective, killings, psychology, torture, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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 7.8
 319K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Plot: mind game, mystery, uncover truth, life turned upside down, disorder, manipulation, businessman, psychology, game, surveillance, scheme, neo noir ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 8.1
 775K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, mystery, police investigation, femme fatale, investigation, manipulation, disappearance, missing wife, murder mystery, adultery, infidelity, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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The Hidden Face (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Spanish orchestra conductor deals with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, suspense, tense ...
Plot: missing person, couples, isolation, infidelity, secret, secret room, jealousy, strong sexual content, captive, orchestra, police investigation, hidden door ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, spain, south america
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 5.9
 40K
Gone (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jill Parrish is trying to rebuild her life after surviving a terrifying kidnapping attempt. Though she is having a difficult time, she takes small steps toward normalcy by starting a new job and inviting her sister, Molly, to move in with her. ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, twist ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, serial killer, paranoia, haunted by the past, crimes, woman in danger, danger, track down, police investigation, vigilante, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
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 7.5
 406K
The Conjuring (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, exorcism, paranormal activity, danger, witch, seance, paranormal investigation, riddles and clues, investigation, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: rhode island, usa, new england
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 8.8
 1.9M
Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, clever, cerebral, suspenseful ...
Plot: parallel world, haunted by the past, mind control, philosophy, manipulations, virtual reality, teamwork, redemption, imagination, hi-tech, alternate reality, subconscious ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: sydney australia, paris france, japan, los angeles
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 8.4
 357K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, monster, ghost, demon, good versus evil, killings, vampire, god or devil, characters in danger, curses spells and rituals, paranormal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1978, year 1983, year 1973 ...
Place: usa, arizona
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, rape, danger, sexual abuse, missing person, crime, search, crimes, partners, journalist, uncover truth, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
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 7.1
 264K
The Mist (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten ...
Style: bleak, bad ending, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, monster, fog, creature, fear, trapped, deadly creature, insanity, alternate dimension, death, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
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 8.1
 854K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, mystery, ghost, psychology, afterlife, supernatural ability, death, psychic, psychic power, psychiatrist, psychologist, life & death ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibalism, investigation, murder, crime, fbi, psychology, maniac, killings, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, washington d.c., illinois ...
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 7.8
 167K
Misery (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, psycho film, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: obsession, insanity, loneliness, mentally unstable, isolation, captivity, psychopath, kidnapping, manic, rage, snow, escape attempt ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa
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 5.7
 37K
Enough (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Working-class waitress Slim thought she was entering a life of domestic bliss when she married Mitch, the man of her dreams. After the arrival of their first child, her picture perfect life is shattered when she discovers Mitch's hidden ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense, scary ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: stalking, life is a bitch, self defense, violent husband, domestic violence, violence against women, crumbling marriage, abusive husband, on the run, hidden identity, strong female character, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, san francisco
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 7.2
 642K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting, scary, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, zombie, post apocalypse, future dystopia, loneliness, plague, experiment, danger, isolation, chaos, infected ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
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 6.9
 178K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: orphan, family in danger, adoption, family problems, manipulation, mysterious character, parents and children, deadly, insanity, fear, domestic disturbance, childhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
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Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Based on the Pretty Little Liars series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison. One year ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, family outing
Plot: secret, blackmail, threat, high school, best friends, haunted by the past, friendship, youth, teenage life, disappearance, gossip and rumors, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 7.8
 104K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, creature, legends and myths, police detective, life turned upside down, good versus evil, hunt down, monster, werewolf, supernatural ability, evil force, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
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 7.5
 99K
The Omen (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil. A classic horror film with Gregory Peck from ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, scary, biblical ...
Plot: priest, devil, antichrist, monk, good versus evil, prophecy, apocalypse, murder, gory, mystery, rottweiler, christianity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, rome italy, jerusalem
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 8.1
 536K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: twist ending, bleak, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, missing child, police investigation, disappearance, crime, torture, brutality, vigilantism, child abduction, maze, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
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 7.6
 117K
Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
Story: Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills has his life drastically changed when he's bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, humorous, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, high school, teenage life, teenage love, youth, supernatural, supernatural power, life turned upside down, transformation, school, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, california, japan, france
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 7.2
 195K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, surreal, futuristic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, trap, survival, captivity, maze, escape, death, trapped, parallel world, danger, mathematics, mysterious place ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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 6.6
 247K
Bird Box (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A woman and a pair of children are blindfolded and make their way through a post-apocalyptic setting along a river.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, emotional, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: survival, end of the world, blindness, fear, survival horror, bird, suicide, murder, creature, chase, parents and children, running ...
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 7.7
 719K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: isolation, survival, outer space, space station, space travel, spacecraft, astronaut, loss, space and aliens, survivor, spacewalk, sole survivor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: houston texas
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 7.0
 279K
Deja Vu (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, investigation, changing the past or future, time loop, terrorism, deja vu, police investigation, danger, foreknowledge, special agents, shooting, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
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 6.5
 6K
Metro (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terror strikes the underground train system in Moscow in the form of a flood from a collapsed tunnel. The film follows a diverse group of Moscow citizens who find themselves trapped in the city’s underground rail network, their train derailed and ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, train, danger, survival, tunnel, subway, chaos and mayhem, love triangle, hysteria, panic, asthma, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
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