Telephone call movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant telephone call movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, clever, interesting, suspense, twists and turns and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with telephone call, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, death, catastrophe, runaway, crimes, twists & turns and vengeance plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as telephone call: One Missed Call (2003), Red Eye (2005), Cellular (2004), Compliance (2012), Memento (2000), Scream 4 (2011), Scream 3 (2000), The Commuter (2018), Scream: The TV Series (2015), Scream (1996).

List of telephone call movies

One Missed Call (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths, along with the exact date and time of their future death, listed on the message log. The plot ...
Style: macabre, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: telephone call, death, hospital, supernatural, urban legend, ghost, spirit, good versus evil, investigation, mystery, mysterious death, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 80s
Place: japan, asia
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 6.4
 114K
Red Eye (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After attending the funeral of her grandmother in Dallas, the Lux Atlantic Hotel manager Lisa is waiting for a flight to Miami. Due to the bad weather and consequent flight delay, she meets in the airport bar Jack Rippner, who is also in the waiting ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: woman in danger, terrorism, airplane, hostage, fear, crimes, danger, stewardess, villain, hitman, kidnapping, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas, miami
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 6.5
 95K
Cellular (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. She claims to have been kidnapped – and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, race against time, hostage, police corruption, psychopath, violence, telephone call, cell phone, confined, woman in danger, rescue, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 32K
Compliance (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sandra is the manager at a fast-food restaurant, and Becky is her teenaged counter girl who really needs the job. One stressful day, a police officer telephones and accuses Becky of stealing money from a customer’s purse, which Becky vehemently ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: manipulation, female removes her clothes, false accusation, sexual humiliation, boss and employee, telephone call, human nature, dishonesty, police investigation, moral dilemma, power relations, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, new jersey, canada
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 8.4
 1.1M
Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, neo noir, twist ending, tense ...
Plot: plot twist, mystery, twists & turns, memory loss, paranoia, uncover truth, murder, manipulation, haunted by the past, amnesia, vengeance, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 6.1
 129K
Scream 4 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. Unfortunately, ...
Style: scary, slasher, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, mystery killer, serial murder, woman in danger, masked killer, crimes, psychopath, mask, rescue, gory, characters killed one by one, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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 5.6
 125K
Scream 3 (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A murdering spree begins to happen again, this time its targeted toward the original Woodsboro survivors and those associated with the movie inside a movie, 'Stab 3'. Sydney must face the demons of her past to stop the killer.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, mystery killer, masked killer, hollywood, crimes, murder, serial murder, filmmaking, isolation, wannabe, mask, psychopath ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 6.3
 106K
The Commuter (2018)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, China, Canada, Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A businessman, on his daily commute home, gets unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that threatens not only his life but the lives of those around him.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, exciting, tense, rough ...
Plot: conspiracy, train, runaway train, destruction, deception, fbi, witness, train wreck, fight, money, attempted murder, train station ...
Time: 2010s
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, new york
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Scream: The TV Series (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: What starts as a YouTube video going viral, soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town's troubled past. Everyone has secrets. Everyone tells lies. Everyone is ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, realistic, slasher ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, who done it, youth, massacre, danger, psychopath, masked killer, murder, characters killed one by one, high school, teenage life, maniac ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta
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 7.3
 292K
Scream (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.
Style: slasher, twists and turns, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: woman in danger, serial killer, masked killer, who done it, high school, psychopath, murder, small town, mystery, heroine, danger, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was ...
Style: slasher, scary, rough, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: nightmare, fear, supernatural, nightmare comes true, disfigurement, teenage life, back from the dead, teenager, murder, high school, sleeping, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: ohio, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 64K
Duel (1971)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Travelling businessman, David Mann, angers the driver of a rusty tanker whilst crossing the Californian desert. A simple trip turns deadly as Mann struggles to stay on the road while the tanker plays cat and mouse with his life.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, road movie, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: road rage, desert, car chase, chase, stalking, gas station, psychopath, salesman, truck driver, danger, duel, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 6.2
 236K
Scary Movie (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Following on the heels of popular teen-scream horror movies, with uproarious comedy and biting satire. Marlon and Shawn Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth and Carmen Electra pitch in to skewer some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, including Scream, ...
Style: parody, humorous, horror spoof, slasher, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night
Plot: youth, serial killer, stupidity, stabbing, graphic violence, teenage life, media satire, who done it, killing off one by one, satire, teenage angst, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 4K
Ilo Ilo (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in the mid 1990s in Singapore, ILOILO chronicles the relationship between a family and their maid from Ilo Ilo, a province in the Philippines.
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: maid, friendship, migrant worker, family life, society, coming of age, parents and children, job seeking, financial crisis, family relations, immigrants, telephone call ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: singapore, asia, the philippines
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 76
Panic 9-1-1 (2012)
Genre:
Country: USA
TV show
Story: This one hour program features real audio recordings between a 911 dispatch operator and a victim who is in imminent danger and has called 911 for police assistance. The real audio calls are supported with excerpts of interviews with individuals who ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, interview, woman in danger, law enforcement, race against time, danger, deadly, chases and races, telephone call, accident, 911, reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 74K
Premonition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A depressed housewife who learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the day after to a world in which he is still dead.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: destiny, time loop, time travel, alternate reality, dealing with death, foreknowledge, parallel world, psychic, starting over, death, couples, housewife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 253K
Phone Booth (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.
Style: surprise ending, tense, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, hostage, sniper, dishonesty, hostages, psychopath, crimes, phone booth, hopes, crime, murder, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 133K
Payback (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, money, robbery, organized crime, betrayal, violence, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, anti hero, gangsters, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
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 5.9
 32K
P2 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Angela, a corporate climber, gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: psychopath, obsession, woman in danger, stalking, torment, kidnapping, escape attempt, danger, confinement indoors, survival, security guard, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 74K
Audition (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training.
Style: scary, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: femme fatale, sadism, torture, psychopath, murder, ballet, mentally unstable, gory, violence, perversion, obsession, telephone call ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 196K
I Love You, Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Peter Klaven is a successful real estate agent who, upon getting engaged to the woman of his dreams, Zooey, discovers, to his dismay and chagrin, that he has no male friend close enough to serve as his Best Man. Peter immediately sets out to rectify ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, funny, light ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, wedding, friendship between men, marriage, male friendship, coworker, loneliness, best man, couple relations, supportive friend, obsessive quest, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, chicago illinois, malibu california ...
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Grace Is Gone (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Upon hearing his wife was killed in the Iraq war, a father takes his two daughters on a road trip.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: family relations, iraq war, support group, insomnia, parents and children, patriotism, gulf war, truth, family problems, couple relations, anti war, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: minnesota, florida, usa, iraq, middle east
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 104K
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate ...
Style: clever, tense, psychological, sincere, tricky ...
Plot: journalism, politics, president, reporter, loneliness, tv show, scandal, power struggle, lie, uncover truth, mind game, secret ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1977
Place: usa, california, sydney australia, washington d.c., london ...
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Turn Me On, Dammit! (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 76 min.
Story: In Skoddeheimen, Norway, 15-year-old Alma is consumed by her hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, phone sex, youth, sexual desire, high school hunk, sexual frustration, parents and children, high school life, masturbation, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe, scandinavia, oslo norway
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 68K
Elizabethtown (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Drew Baylor is fired after causing his shoe company to lose hundreds of millions of dollars. To make matters worse, he's also dumped by his girlfriend. On the verge of ending it all, Drew gets a new lease on life when he returns to his ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, emotional, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: stewardess, small town, fall in love, self discovery, suicide attempt, romance, love and romance, family problems, parents and children, falling in love, telephone call, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, memphis, kansas, mississippi
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The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", ...
Style: talky, touching, humorous, road movie, emotional ...
Plot: introspection, dysfunctional family, train, suicide attempt, reconciliation, grief, train ride, journey, on the road, sibling relationship, family relations, loss of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, himalaya, new york
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 102K
Brick (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drugs, high school, investigation, murder, mystery, drug lord, loner, drug dealing, amateur detective, cocaine, deception, the underworld ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 2K
Standoff (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series focused on an FBI Crisis Negotiation Unit whose members negotiated hostage situations and shared relationships.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, enigmatic, exciting ...
Plot: policewoman, fbi, partners against crime, spouse in danger, negotiation, hostage, coworker relationship, workplace romance, romancing partners, love and romance, lovers, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
Is relevant ?
For a Good Time, Call... (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: College "frenemies" Lauren and Katie move in together after losing a relationship and rent control, respectively. Sharing Katie's late grandmother's apartment in New York City, the girls bicker with each other until one fateful ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, humorous, light, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: phone sex, friendship, lifestyle, adult virgin, drugs/alcohol, female friendship, friendship between women, roommate, telephone call, lesbian subtext, masturbation, best friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Flight of the Red Balloon (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The first part in a new series of films produced by Musée d'Orsay, 'Flight of the Red Balloon' tells the story of a French family as seen through the eyes of a Chinese student. The film was shot in August and September 2006 on ...
Style: sentimental, enigmatic, art house, absurd, melancholic ...
Plot: single parent, nanny, balloon, parents and children, neglect, boy, puppet, telephone call, family relations, museum, imaginary friend, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, japan, brussels
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