Telephone movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant telephone movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense and cult film films and TV shows about / with telephone, murder, danger, crimes, telephone call, death, catastrophe, adaptation, violence and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada and other countries.
telephone movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as telephone: Cable Girls (2017), The Ring (2002), Denise Calls Up (1995), Hell House LLC (2015), Cellular (2004), BlacKkKlansman (2018), The Party (2017), The Psycho She Met Online (2017), The Innkeepers (2011), Dial: Help (1988).

List of telephone movies

Cable Girls (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: In 1920s Madrid, four women at the National Telephone Company ring in revolution as they deal with romance, envy and the modern workplace.
Style: stylized, captivating, atmospheric, romantic, motivational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female friendship, female protagonist, job, workplace, women, love and romance, class differences, workplace romance, independence, spanish civil war, woman, workplace situations ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: spain
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The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, investigation, ghost, life is a bitch, curse, race against time, urban legend, uncover truth, crimes, parents and children, death, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: seattle
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Denise Calls Up (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of friends in New York, working away at their PCs and laptops, keep in touch exclusively by phone and fax. They are all too busy to meet face to face. Gale plays matchmaker, by phone, to Jerry and Barbara who, in turn, hit it off beautifully ...
Style: humorous, ironic, satirical, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, looking for love, pregnancy, self discovery, phone sex, masturbation, eccentricity, loneliness, dark humor, technology, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, tokyo
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Hell House LLC (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Five years after an unexplained malfunction causes the death of 15 tour-goers and staff on the opening night of a Halloween haunted house tour, a documentary crew travels back to the scene of the tragedy to find out what really happened.
Style: dark, suspenseful, tense, brutal
Plot: found footage, dark secret, hanging, mysterious death, house, basement, brutality, abandoned hotel, halloween, tragic event, haunted house, investigation ...
Time: 2000s
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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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BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and become the head of the local chapter.
Style: semi serious, thought provoking, factual, captivating, rough ...
Plot: ku klux klan, racism, undercover cop, black cop, black american, racist, white supremacy, husband wife relationship, male protagonist, african american protagonist, violence, activist ...
Time: 70s, year 2017, 20th century, year 1972
Place: usa, colorado
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The Party (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Various individuals think they’re coming together for a party in a private home, but a series of revelations results in a huge crisis that throws their belief systems – and their values – into total disarray.
Style: humorous, psychological, disturbing, captivating, political ...
Plot: secret, husband wife relationship, party, politician, revenge, pride, professor, insult, anger, doctor, friend, celebration ...
Place: england, london
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The Psycho She Met Online (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When her husband is hospitalized after a car accident, EMT Karen decides to rent out their spare rooms online. All goes well until Miranda moves in. Miranda quickly infiltrates all areas of Karen’s life. When one of Karen’s renters is found ...
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, suspenseful, intense
Plot: cell phone, mental illness, frame up, femme fatale, lifestyle, murder, graphic violence, betrayal, insanity, obsession, female psychopath, crimes ...
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The Innkeepers (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, hotel, ghost, paranormal activity, workplace, amateur detective, workplace situations, escapades, partners, survival, paranormal, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, connecticut
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Dial: Help (1988)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A psychic finds herself tapping into the "energy" of a deceased phone operator. She also finds that her friends soon begin dying mysteriously. An investigator determines to track down the cause.
Plot: ghost, whodunit, psychic, woman, fashion photographer, subway, elevator, cafe, hanging, fish, model, telephone ...
Place: rome italy
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Blues (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A modern adaptation of Cocteau's classic play "The Human Voice": A woman is waiting for her ex-boyfriend's last call.
Plot: relationship problems, relationships, desperation, breakup, loneliness, monologue, forest, suicide, telephone
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Un Quijote sin mancha (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lawyer trying to fix everyone's problems, instead causes problems, which always end up in funny situations.
Plot: jail, goat, hippie, judge, lawyer, justice, professor, secretary, law firm, abusive boss, custody battle, telephone ...
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Feedback (2002)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Feedback is a techno-thriller that takes place a few years from now. Set in a bleak and desolate world, this is the story of three friends caught up in a streak of bad luck.
Plot: cell phone, casino, time travel, subway, money, gun, telephone, phone booth
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Apology (1986)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 'Apology' stars Lesley Anne Warren (with a Stefanie Powers hairdo) as a Manhattan-based sculptor/performance artist. To enhance her latest project, Warren invites the participation of anonymous phone callers, whose voices she records. One ...
Style: suspense
Plot: mind game, woman in danger, female artist, love interest, sex scene, female protagonist, police detective, serial killer, sadist, psycho killer, stalker, artist ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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Hotline (1982)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A crisis helpline assistant attracts the attention of a serial killer who delights in feeding her cryptic, nursery-rhyme style riddles when planning his next murder!
Style: slasher
Plot: phone terror, female protagonist, maniac, serial killer, murder, stalker, rage, woman in danger, obsession, sexual harassment, police officer, psychiatrist ...
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Die Anruferin (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A lonely woman's prank phone call leads to an unexpected friendship with a grieving widow.
Plot: library, schizophrenia, dementia, job, isolation, alcoholic, mother, childhood trauma, double life, family, illness, death ...
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Party Line (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A rich brother and sister are crazed killers. She lures men into her bed, and he attacks them and murders them. A detective is assigned to find the killers and bring them in.
Style: slasher, serious, realistic, scary, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), police investigation, serial killer, psychopath, murder, female serial killer, wedding, graphic violence, rivalry, law enforcement, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Listen (1996)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young woman thinks one of her neighbors in her apartment building is a serial killer and begins to suspect both her current boyfriend and former girlfriend of being the killer.
Style: realistic, serious, erotic, sexy, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, breakup, couples, gays and lesbians, love and romance, law enforcement, mystery, dishonesty, best friends, crimes, who done it, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
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Black Sabbath (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three short tales of supernatural horror. In “The Telephone,” a woman is plagued by threatening phone calls. In "The Wurdalak,” a family is preyed upon by vampiric monsters. In “The Drop of Water,” a deceased medium wreaks havoc on ...
Style: gothic, scary, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, ghost, vampire, afterlife, family in danger, destiny, woman in danger, supernatural, vengeance, good versus evil, strangulation, nurse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: russia, tokyo
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The Slender Thread (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A college volunteer at the crisis phone gets a call from a suicide caller.
Style: talky, tense, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: overdose, race against time, drug abuse, rescue, suicide attempt, life is a bitch, clinic, addiction, college, volunteer, university student, patient ...
Time: 60s
Place: seattle, usa
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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, scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: woman in danger, masked killer, serial killer, high school, psychopath, who done it, murder, small town, mystery, violent, heroine, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
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Santa Claus Is a Stinker (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Félix, disguised as Father Christmas, hands out leaflets advertising a sexy Christmas party. His place is taken by an African Santa Claus and he returns to his caravan only to find his girlfriend Josette about to leave him. When he comes after her, ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: dark humor, christmas, suicide, trapped in an elevator, disorder, breakup, social worker, family problems, couples, human nature, couple relations, suffering ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, tokyo, japan
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Never Talk to Strangers (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Sarah Taylor, a police psychologist, meets a mysterious and seductive young man, Tony Ramirez, and falls in love with him. As a cause of this relationship, she changes her personality when she begins to receive anonymous telephone calls.
Style: erotic, surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, sex scene, obsession, split personality, woman in danger, stalking, love, dangerous attraction, criminal psychologist, crimes, dishonesty, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, puerto rico, san francisco
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Murder by Phone (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A disgruntled phone company employee develops a device whereby those answering a phone can be murdered, and it's up to Nat Bridger to stop the killer.
Style: slasher
Plot: murder, revenge, sexual euphemism, homeless woman, redheaded woman, dying words, crime victim, repairman, night, tragedy, police lieutenant, taxi ...
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Call Me (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A journalist receives an obscene phonecall that she mistakes for her boyfriend. She then agrees to meet with the caller at a bar, but instead of meeting the boyfriend, she witnesses a murder.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: murder, drug dealing, police corruption, who done it, transvestism, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, stalking, amateur detective, gangsters, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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1408 (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Style: scary, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: evil, ghost, survival, fear, haunted house, isolation, insanity, trapped, supernatural, hotel, hallucination, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles
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The Caller (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jimmy Stevens, a senior VP at an international energy firm, blows the whistle on his company's deadly and corrupt practices in Latin America. Knowing he will be assassinated for his betrayal, he places an anonymous call securing the services of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, neo noir
Plot: private detective, murder, whistleblower, uncover truth, mysterious character, investigation, amateur detective, survival, dishonesty, workplace, journalism, deadline ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1940s, year 2008
Place: france, europe, usa, new york
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Perfect Strangers (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of longtime friends get together for dinner. When they decide to share the content of every text message, email, and phone call they receive, secrets are unveiled and the balance is upset.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, psychological, entertaining, talky
Plot: group of friends, dinner party, secret, husband wife relationship, friendship, secrets, character study, family problems, best friends, relationships, betrayal, life philosophy ...
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The Sight (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A simple, street-smart man tries to protect his family from a tough cop looking for his missing son.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, enigmatic
Plot: murder, police, family, blackmail, cover up, chase, accident, travel, crimes, investigation, family relations, false evidence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: india
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Trapped (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers (Bacon and Love), the Jennings' (Theron and Townsend) turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, asthma, ransom, child in peril, hostage, psychopath, crimes, psycho killer, confined, race against time, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, new orleans, san francisco
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