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 suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense, serious and exciting films and TV shows about / with telephone call, murder, death, husband wife relationship, kidnapping, cigarette smoking, father daughter relationship, police, blood and dialogue plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as telephone call: Don't Hang Up (2016), The Guilty (2018), The Commuter (2018), Scream: The TV Series (2015), All the Money in the World (2017), Radio Day (2008), Missing Pages (2013), Sin by Murder (2004), When Michael Calls (1972), Topsy-Turvy (1999).

List of telephone call movies

 5.6
 11K
Don't Hang Up (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An evening of drunken prank calls becomes a nightmare for a pair of teenagers when a mysterious stranger turns their own game against them.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, scary
Plot: prank, mysterious stranger, teenager, telephone call, revenge, murder, terror, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, party, stalker, drunk ...
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 7.5
 20K
The Guilty (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Alarm dispatcher and former police officer, Asger Holm, answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. With the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race ...
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, enigmatic, captivating
Plot: police, telephone call, plot twist, guilt, police vigilantism, revelation, real time, telephone conversation, one location, one day, saving a life, woman in danger ...
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 6.3
 79K
The Commuter (2018)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 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, tense, exciting, suspense, rough
Plot: train, conspiracy, money, train wreck, fired from the job, destruction, deal, deception, fight, telephone call, fbi, cell phone ...
Time: 2010s
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city
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Scream: The TV Series (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, scary, twists and turns, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, teenage life, youth, small town, danger, massacre, high school, murder, who done it, psychopath, characters killed one by one, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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All the Money in the World (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.
Style: based on true events, serious, captivating, tense, rough
Plot: kidnapping, ransom demand, greed, miser, billionaire, grandfather grandson relationship, child custody, escape, severed ear, violence, flashback, telephone call ...
Time: year 1973, year 1971
Place: italy, rome italy, saudi arabia
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 7.4
 3K
Radio Day (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One (and not the most easy one) day from the life of a big Moscow radio station.
Style: buddy comedy, situational comedy, atmospheric
Plot: radio, assistant, radio show, drunkenness, one day, telephone call, ship, friendship, group of friends, bribery, country house, waking up ...
Place: moscow russia
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 5.8
 255
Missing Pages (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 8 important executive members of some notable corporations of the country are kidnapped during a recent trial.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: telephone call, company, manager, kidnapping, suicide, job interview, boss, murder, gun, room, fear, lie ...
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Sin by Murder (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the night of their tenth anniversary, corporate lawyer Michael Barnes' wife is brutally murdered. Labelled the prime suspect by Detectives Jack Burns and Amy Cobb, Barnes must try to clear his name before it's too late... Along the way, ...
Plot: necklace, murder, lawyer, telephone call, tattoo, bare breasts
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When Michael Calls (1972)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Helen keeps on receiving phone calls from a child, who claims being her nephew Michael - but Michael died 15 years ago! In these calls he scolds on acquaintances, who then die in suspicious accidents. Soon Helen has to fear to be the next victim.
Plot: telephone call, dead cop, pumpkin, husband, wife, beekeeper, phone terror, ex husband, daughter, jack o'lantern, kitchen, fog ...
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 7.4
 11K
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Music, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: After their production "Princess Ida" meets with less-than-stunning reviews, the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan is strained to breaking. Their friends and associates attempt to get the two to work together again, which opens the ...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: theater, prostitute, telephone call, cigar smoking, drink, exhibition, opera, rehearsal, music, buddies, musician's life, showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, paris france, london
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 7.1
 120K
A Serious Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Serious Man is the story of an ordinary man's search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been ...
Style: dark humor, clever, semi serious, cynical, witty ...
Plot: midlife crisis, jewish, professor, suburban life, dysfunctional family, telephone call, university, marijuana, divorce, rabbi, defamation, bribery ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1967
Place: minnesota, usa, campus, poland, canada ...
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 7.0
 46K
Rent (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village, New York, USA. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark ...
Style: emotional, semi serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: aids, lesbian, gay, drug abuse, missing person, african american, hiv positive, telephone call, friendship, transvestism, heroin, eviction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1989, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, new mexico, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 6.5
 105K
Red Eye (2005)
Genre: Mystery, 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: psychological, exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, fear, terrorism, hitman, woman in danger, crimes, airport, villain, kidnapping, confined, strong female character, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
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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, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, warning, urban legend, mystery, death of wife, hallucination, psychic, reporter, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, investigation, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: west virginia, usa, ecuador, chicago illinois, washington d.c. ...
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 4.2
 1K
976-Evil II (1991)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After being bestowed with demonic powers following a phone call to Hell, a psychotic teacher begins a rampage of death and destruction in a small town, forcing a teen and her boyfriend to fight him off so that they can get away.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, slasher, telephone call, zombie, chase, obsession, murder, gory, college, ghost, afterlife, crimes ...
Time: 80s
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 8.4
 71K
The Americans (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI ...
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret agents, fbi, espionage, kgb, working undercover, undercover, cold war, double life, surveillance, parents and children, family relations, double agent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, usa, washington d.c.
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 7.8
 2K
Fonejacker (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Story: Fonejacker is a British comedy programme broadcast on E4 featuring a series of prank calls involving a number of different characters performed by British Iranian television actor Kayvan Novak. It first appeared in May 2006 and became a full series ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: prank, odd couple, reluctant partners, telephone call, mistaken identity, disorder, obnoxious boss, journalism, mind game, track down, workplace romance, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england
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 5.2
 335
Playboy Cops (2008)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two off-the-wall detectives go in search for a killer, while vying for the affections of a young woman.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, boat, jealousy, murder, misfit partners, partners against crime, telephone call, crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, crimes, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
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 6.0
 66
Melancholia (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Art critic Krabbé, a German ex-pat living in London, is confronted by his radical 1960s past when he's asked to assassinate a Chilean murderer who is on a visit to London. Krabbé's anti-hero is spot on and his increasing struggle with ...
Plot: german, telephone call, paranoia, doctor, assassination, terrorist group, depression, war criminal, discussion, torturer, art critic, moral dilemma ...
Place: chile
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 7.2
 126K
American Made (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, Colombia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.
Style: factual, exciting, captivating, emotional, humorous
Plot: pilot, cia, illegal drugs, drug smuggling, smuggler, fbi, money, drug dealer, drug trafficking, trial, cocaine, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 1978, year 1982, year 1980, year 1984, year 1985 ...
Place: latin america, colombia, usa, central america, nicaragua ...
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 6.2
 23K
Unlocked (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After failing to apprehend the terrorist behind a Paris attack that claimed dozens of lives, CIA agent Alice Racine is forced to live in London as a caseworker. Her mentor unexpectedly calls her back into action when the CIA discovers that another ...
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending
Plot: rogue agent, cia, biohazard, terrorism, betrayal, spy, spy mission, timebomb, female protagonist, virus, cia agent, conspiracy ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s
Place: paris france, moscow russia, langley virginia, tower bridge london, big ben london
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The New York Ripper (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, scary, harsh, sexual ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, human monster, slasher, murder, mysterious character, prostitute, amateur detective, investigation, mind game, mystery, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.3
 18K
Lantana (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Australia, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued with grief over the murder of her daughter, Valerie Somers suspects that her husband John is cheating on her. When Valerie disappears, Detective Leon Zat attempts to solve the mystery of her absence. A complex web of love, sex and deceit ...
Style: talky, clever, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, investigation, police, cheating, murder, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, divorce, confession, dancer, psychiatrist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.
Style: offbeat, clever, humorous, cynical, not serious ...
Plot: cold war, military, military base, absurdism, president, u.s. air force, nuclear holocaust, nuclear threat, pilot, communism, captain, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: soviet union, pentagon, russia
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 7.0
 20K
Thelma (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Norway, France, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A college student starts to experience extreme seizures while studying at a university in Oslo, Norway. She soon learns that the violent episodes are a symptom of inexplicable, and often dangerous, supernatural abilities.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, erotic, captivating ...
Plot: lesbian, university, father daughter relationship, obsession, obsessive love, sexual obsession, lesbian relationship, christianity, hysteria, faith, disappearance, teenage girl ...
Place: oslo norway
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 5.7
 5K
TerrorVision (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.
Style: not serious, humorous, scary, offbeat, dark humor ...
Plot: satellite, alien, mutant, slime, heavy metal culture, deadly creature, alien encounter, technology gone awry, danger, parody, deadly, disorder ...
Time: 80s
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 6.2
 2K
Scribe (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two years after a burn-out, Duval is still unemployed. Contacted by an enigmatic businessman, he is offered a simple and well-paid job: transcribing telephone tapping. Duval accepts financially without questioning the purpose of the organization ...
Plot: telephone conversation, telephone call, audio cassette, neo noir, cemetery, punched in the stomach, office worker, insurance company, cleaner, election campaign, alarm clock, secret service ...
Place: france
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 4.9
 424
Do You Know Me (2009)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Story: Ellie Carter is recently graduated and has it all. While celebrating with friend and boyfriend, she comes across a milk carton with a picture of a missing child that looks a lot like her. As a prank, they call the toll free number and she realizes ...
Plot: kidnapped woman, graduate, secret, telephone, death of brother, telephone call, photographer, tied up, incestuous overtones, shot in the head, duct tape over mouth, beach ...
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 6.2
 19K
Wonder Wheel (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny, an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty, Ginny’s rough-hewn ...
Style: disturbing, enigmatic, thought provoking, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: ferris wheel, waitress, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, psychiatrist, adultery, betrayal, older woman younger man relationship, extramarital affair, women, cigarette smoking, telephone call ...
Time: 1950s
Place: usa, united states
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Rebels of the Neon God (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Defying his parents, disaffected youth Hsiao Kang drops out of the local cram school to head for the bright lights of downtown Taipei. He falls in with Ah Tze, a young hoodlum, and their relationship is a confused mixture of hero-worship and rivalry ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, tense
Plot: gang, school, juvenile delinquency, urban, crime, athlete and trainer, parents and children, teenage life, coming of age, city life, youth, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, taipei
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