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, suspenseful, interesting, twists and turns, suspense and serious films and TV shows about / with telephone call, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, runaway, murder, crimes, death and flashback plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as telephone call: Red Eye (2005), One Missed Call (2003), The Guilty (2018), The Mothman Prophecies (2002), Compliance (2012), Don't Hang Up (2016), Loudspeaker (2019), The Commuter (2018), Scream: The TV Series (2015), Scream (1996).

List of telephone call movies

 6.4
 111K
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, intense, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, woman in danger, airplane, fear, hostage, telephone call, crimes, hitman, danger, stewardess, flirting, airport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas, miami
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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, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: telephone call, investigation, death, ghost, hospital, spirit, supernatural, mystery, urban legend, haunted by the past, vengeance, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, future
Place: japan, asia
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 7.5
 40K
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: twists and turns, exciting, enigmatic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: telephone call, plot twist, police, guilt, revelation, police vigilantism, one day, one location, telephone conversation, real time, woman in danger, saving a life ...
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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, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: mystery, warning, psychic, small town, telephone call, terminal illness, urban legend, death of wife, hallucination, reporter, investigation, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: west virginia, washington d.c., usa, ecuador, ohio ...
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 6.4
 31K
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, tense ...
Plot: manipulation, false accusation, psychology, telephone call, dishonesty, human nature, police investigation, sexual humiliation, moral dilemma, power relations, boss and employee, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, new jersey, canada
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 5.6
 12K
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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, scary, psychotronic
Plot: prank, mysterious stranger, teenager, telephone call, terror, murder, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, party, revenge, stalker, drunk ...
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 6.6
 900
Loudspeaker (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gathered together in a country house, seven friends play an entertaining game, in which participants have to read aloud all of their incoming text messages, and can only answer their calls using loudspeaker mode. They can’t even imagine what ...
Style: captivating, humorous, feel good, touching
Plot: adultery, telephone call, couple relations, betrayal, human nature, friendship, family relations, adaptation, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, party ...
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 6.3
 100K
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: surprise ending, exciting, tense, suspense, rough
Plot: conspiracy, train, deception, destruction, fbi, money, train wreck, attempted murder, witness, telephone call, fight, blood ...
Time: 2010s
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, new york
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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, twists and turns, scary, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, characters killed one by one, who done it, youth, danger, psychopath, murder, massacre, high school, teenage life, mystery, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.2
 279K
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: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, masked killer, woman in danger, high school, who done it, psychopath, violence, teenage life, small town, danger, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
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 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, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: maid, friendship, migrant worker, family life, parents and children, coming of age, society, job seeking, financial crisis, telephone call, immigrants, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: singapore, asia, the philippines
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 6.3
 286K
Taken 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Turkey
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, one man army, hostage, telephone call, divorced divorcee, boyfriend, danger, violence, teenage daughter, stealing a car, ex husband ex wife relationship, u.s. embassy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, balkan, los angeles, albania ...
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 6.3
 9K
Wrong (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dolph Springer wakes up one morning to realize he has lost the love of his life, his dog, Paul. During his quest to get Paul (and his life) back, Dolph radically changes the lives of others -- risking his sanity all the while.
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, experimental, offbeat
Plot: surrealism, identity crisis, track down, pets, mysterious character, disorder, dog, lost dog, absurdism, telephone call, chases and races, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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 6.7
 27K
Singles (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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: grunge, feel good, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: city life, music band, music, friendship, love and romance, couple relations, looking for love, clubbing, musician, romance, young lovers, roommate ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey, california
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 6.4
 89K
Revolver (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Hotshot gambler Jake Green (Jason Statham) is long on bravado and seriously short of common sense. Rarely is he allowed in any casino because he's a bona fide winner and, in fact, has taken so much money over the years that he's the sole ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, criminal heroes, group of criminals, crime, ex convict, mob boss, cons and scams, chess, cash, crimes, gangsters, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.0
 248K
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, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, mind game, hostage, dishonesty, hostages, psychopath, crimes, phone booth, crime, murder, redemption, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.1
 130K
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: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, neo noir, robbery, money, betrayal, violence, mafia, crimes, organized crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
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 7.2
 71K
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, torture, sadism, psychopath, murder, ballet, mentally unstable, gory, violence, perversion, obsession, desire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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In the Line of Fire (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Veteran Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan is a man haunted by his failure to save President Kennedy while serving protection detail in Dallas. Thirty years later, a man calling himself "Booth" threatens the life of the current President, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, bodyguard, obsession, assassination attempt, election, undercover, gunfight, assassin, stalking, terrorism, rivalry, government agency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, phoenix arizona ...
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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: sexy, romantic, sweet, light, funny ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: women, love affair, battle of the sexes, single woman, looking for love, singleness, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, couple relations, infidelity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, telephone call ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: baltimore, usa, new jersey
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The Uninvited Guest (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What if ... you let a stranger into your house to use your phone, but while you've been patiently waiting in the kitchen, he just disappears ... or does he? Félix, an architect who has just split up with his girl-friend and inhabits a huge ...
Style: scary, surreal, psychological, psychological thriller, realistic ...
Plot: domestic disturbance, architect, paranoia, family problems, voyeurism, telephone call, hearing voices, intruder, loneliness, crimes, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.4
 67K
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, map, layoff ...
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
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, train, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, reconciliation, journey, grief, train ride, on the road, sibling relationship, encounter, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, himalaya, new york
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 6.5
 92K
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, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, race against time, hostage, police corruption, police, rescue, crimes, crime, track down, twists & turns, conspiracy, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.3
 100K
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: twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, investigation, neo noir, drugs, murder, mystery, drug lord, loner, drug dealing, amateur detective, deception, death ...
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: christmas horror, scary, suspenseful, psycho film, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, christmas, inhaler, serial killer, murder, incest, serial murder, psychopath, abortion, suicide attempt, pianist, attic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
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 5.9
 74K
88 Minutes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI, receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, tense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, manipulation, fbi, death threat, death, frame up, paranoia, suspect, crimes, crime, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997, 1990s, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
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 7.2
 44K
11:14 (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tells the seemingly random yet vitally connected story of a set of incidents that all converge one evening at 11:14pm. The story follows the chain of events of five different characters and five different storylines that all converge to tell the ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, suspenseful, semi serious, twist ending ...
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, robbery, vandalism, chase, nothing goes right, deadly, accident, cover up, police, secret, abortion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.1
 132K
Locke (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ivan Locke has worked hard to craft a good life for himself. Tonight, that life will collapse around him. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, stylized, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: driving at night, one night, driving, on the road, adultery, human nature, family problems, life turned upside down, telephone call, unfaithful husband, car phone, construction site ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, usa, london
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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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