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, interesting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious and suspense films and TV shows about / with telephone call, mentor, runaway, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, nudity (full frontal - brief), vengeance, death and murder plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as telephone call: One Missed Call (2003), Red Eye (2005), Phone Booth (2002), Cellular (2004), Memento (2000), Compliance (2012), Scream 4 (2011), Scream 3 (2000), The Commuter (2018), Scream: The TV Series (2015).

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: urban legend, death, hospital, ghost, spirit, good versus evil, investigation, supernatural, mystery, mysterious death, haunted by the past, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 80s
Place: japan, asia
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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, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: woman in danger, terrorism, airplane, hostage, fear, kidnapping, psychology, villain, crimes, hitman, stewardess, airport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, dallas texas, texas, miami
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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, suspense, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, hostage, sniper, psychopath, dishonesty, trapped, crimes, hopes, sin, murder, redemption, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: race against time, kidnapping, hostage, home invasion, police corruption, cell phone, psychopath, confined, woman in danger, crimes, rescue, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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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, confusing ...
Plot: mystery, memory loss, amnesia, revenge, paranoia, haunted by the past, uncover truth, murder, manipulation, vengeance, life is a bitch, schizophrenic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Compliance (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, 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, sexual humiliation, false accusation, boss and employee, dishonesty, human nature, police investigation, power relations, moral dilemma, confined, workplace situations, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, new jersey, canada
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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: woman in danger, serial killer, masked killer, mystery killer, serial murder, psychopath, murder, rescue, characters killed one by one, mystery, crimes, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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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, masked killer, mystery killer, hollywood, murder, serial murder, filmmaking, isolation, wannabe, psychopath, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Commuter (2018)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, China, Canada
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: suspense, surprise ending, exciting, tense, rough ...
Plot: conspiracy, train, deception, destruction, runaway train, police, fbi, money, witness, fight, 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, masked killer, high school, who done it, characters killed one by one, youth, psychopath, murder, massacre, teenage life, maniac, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta
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Hera Pheri (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Three unemployed men find the answer to all their money problems when they receive a call from a kidnapper. However, things do not go as planned.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending, cult film
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, rescue, unemployment, rivalry, love and romance, nothing goes right, fall in love, romance, couple relations, gangsters, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, india
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Robot Chicken: Star Wars (2007)
Genre: Animation, Short, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Fans of Adult Swim's "Robot Chicken" and the Star Wars movie franchise won't want to miss this collection of 30 sketches. This hilarious compilation features an array of skits -- such as "Darth Vader's Collect ...
Style: parody, witty, humorous, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: escapades, outer space, good versus evil, space travel, space and aliens, superhero, emperor, rescue, heroes, partners, mad scientist, disorder ...
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A Hijacking (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tensions are high after a Danish freighter is captured and held for ransom by Somali pirates, leading to weeks of high-stakes negotiations – and an escalating potential for explosive violence.
Style: bleak, tense, psychological, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: hijacking, negotiation, pirate, hostage, ransom, sailor, confined, captivity, moral dilemma, workplace, crimes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: denmark
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The Caller (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Troubled divorcee Mary Kee is tormented by a series of sinister phone calls from a mysterious woman. When the stranger reveals she's calling from the past, Mary tries to break off contact. But the caller doesn't like being ignored, and ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: anonymous telephone call, mysterious character, haunted by the past, vengeance, mystery, supernatural, female stalker, torment, graphic violence, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), phone terror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: maid, friendship, migrant worker, family life, coming of age, parents and children, society, financial crisis, job seeking, immigrants, family relations, nanny ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: singapore, asia, the philippines
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Taken 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Turkey, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, one man army, lone hero, kidnapped, fistfight, police chase, albanian, kidnapped girl, chase, u.s. embassy, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, usa, balkan, los angeles ...
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Singles (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Romantic comedy about six of Seattle's young people, most of whom live in the same apartment building and whose lives revolve around the city's ever-expanding music scene. The interrelated stories about each character's progress ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sweet, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: clubbing, music band, city life, music, love and romance, friendship, looking for love, couple relations, musician, romance, young lovers, roommate ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, new jersey, california
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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: surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: destiny, time loop, alternate reality, time travel, foreknowledge, parallel world, dealing with death, death, housewife, psychic, starting over, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
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Audition (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan, South Korea
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, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: femme fatale, sadism, torture, psychopath, sadistic horror, murder, ballet, mentally unstable, violence, perversion, obsession, dancer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Reporter John Klein is plunged into a world of impossible terror and unthinkable chaos when fate draws him to a sleepy West Virginia town whose residents are being visited by a great winged shape that sows hideous nightmares and fevered visions.
Style: scary, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: mystery, psychic, warning, hallucination, small town, precognition, terminal illness, urban legend, mysterious event, death of wife, omen, reporter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: west virginia, washington d.c., usa, ecuador, ohio ...
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Interview (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Netherlands
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After falling out with his editor, a fading political journalist is forced to interview America's most popular soap actress.
Style: psychological, disturbing, melancholic, talky, stylized ...
Plot: actress, journalism, videotaping, loser, deal, lie, betrayal, strong female character, diary, paparazzi, pregnancy, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., former yugoslavia, europe, usa, new york ...
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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, not serious, humorous, funny, light ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship between men, friendship, wedding, marriage, coworker, loneliness, best man, couple relations, supportive friend, obsessive quest, buddies, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, malibu california, chicago illinois ...
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He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Remember that really cute guy who said he'd call – and didn't? Maybe he lost your number. Maybe he's in the hospital. Maybe he's awed by your beauty, brains or success. Or maybe... he's just not that into you.
Style: romantic, sexy, humorous, sweet, light ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: single woman, women, love affair, singleness, looking for love, battle of the sexes, infidelity, couple relations, teaching the ways of the world, romance, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, usa, new jersey
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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, serious, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: family relations, iraq war, support group, insomnia, parents and children, patriotism, truth, anti war, couple relations, on the road, siblings relations, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: minnesota, florida, usa, iraq, middle east
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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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, phone sex, coming of age, youth, high school hunk, sexual desire, parents and children, high school life, masturbation, teenage sexuality, sexual frustration, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe, scandinavia, oslo norway
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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, journey, train travel, on the road, sibling relationship, encounter, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, himalaya, asia, new york
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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, loner, mystery, drug lord, drug dealing, amateur detective, cocaine, the underworld, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Black Christmas (1974)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, serial murder, serial killer, murder, incest, abortion, attic, psychopath, suicide attempt, pianist, prank telephone call, mystery killer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
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The Beach (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
Style: psychological, tense, scenic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: tourist, adventurer, utopia, beach, marijuana, obsessive quest, island, desire, secret place, exotic island, hippie, delusion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 2000
Place: thailand, southeast asia, bangkok thailand
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Standoff (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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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, negotiation, romancing partners, partners against crime, spouse in danger, hostage, coworker relationship, love and romance, workplace romance, lovers, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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