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 suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious, suspense and interesting films and TV shows about / with telephone, murder, danger, dialogue, police investigation, violence, serial killer, vengeance, brutality and chase plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada and other countries.
telephone movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as telephone: The Ring (2002), Cable Girls (2017), BlacKkKlansman (2018), Hell House LLC (2015), Dial: Help (1988), Blues (2012), Un Quijote sin mancha (1969), Feedback (2002), Apology (1986), Hotline (1982).

List of telephone movies

The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan
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, surprise ending, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, ghost, supernatural, murder, telephone, journalist, death, little girl, race against time, female protagonist, island, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
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Cable Girls (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 50 min.
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, atmospheric, motivational, captivating, romantic
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: women, workplace romance, telephone, workplace, female protagonist, love and romance, female friendship, independence, flapper, woman
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: spain
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BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Genre: Biography, 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, captivating, thought provoking, factual, rough ...
Plot: racism, undercover cop, black cop, activist, telephone, husband wife relationship, bomb, gun, violence, love and romance, partners, standoff ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
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Hell House LLC (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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
Plot: found footage, mannequin, tv news, talking to the camera, halloween, night, clown, house, cellar, darkness, handheld camera, haunted house ...
Time: 2000s
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Dial: Help (1988)
Genre: Horror
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: psychic, ghost, telephone, whodunit, woman
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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: telephone, relationship problems, monologue, break up, suicide, loneliness, forest
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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: goat, telephone, judge, lawyer, hippie, jail, justice, professor, custody battle, secretary, law firm, courthouse
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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: casino, time travel, gun, phone booth, cell phone, metro, money, telephone
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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 ...
Plot: mind game, telephone, female protagonist, artist, female artist, psycho killer, confession, police detective, stalker, answering machine, sadist, sex scene ...
Place: manhattan new york city
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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!
Plot: telephone, slasher, maniac, stalker, serial killer, phone terror, murder, obsession, damsel in distress
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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, telephone, isolation, illness, parent child relationship, flat, women, laundromat, mother, alcoholic, bed, family ...
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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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: slasher, telephone, murder, psychopath, crime, serial killer, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, amateur detective, private detective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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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: sincere, serious, talky, tense, realistic
Plot: overdose, student, telephone, race against time, rescue, drug abuse, life is a bitch, clinic, college, addiction, patient, psychologist ...
Time: 60s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
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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, sexual, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, erotic thriller, love, police, telephone, stalking, obsession, woman in danger, strong sexual content, mind game, dangerous attraction, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: puerto rico, san francisco
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Murder by Phone (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 79 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.
Plot: murder, revenge, telephone, falling from height, letter, murder of daughter, cover up, police station, police car, good versus evil, police lieutenant, taxi ...
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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, semi serious, realistic, witty, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: telephone, masturbation, answering machine, friendship, buddies, romance, self discovery, couple relations, looking for love, fall in love, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, tokyo
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1408 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror
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, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: isolation, ghost, haunted house, fear, hotel, survival, paranormal activity, danger, evil, insanity, supernatural, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: deadline, murder, telephone, amateur detective, mysterious character, neo noir, private detective, investigation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, new york, usa
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Moonlight Tariff (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: To call or not to call? For young Cora it's not a question. In fact, after the first date you may never call the guy, even if it was the best sex of your life! It's him who must beg for a meeting - and not later than 72 hours after. ...
Plot: one-night stand, best friend, telephone, longing, eroticism, female nudity
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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, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, police corruption, police, race against time, crime, twists & turns, rescue, hostage, mobile phone, one man army, track down, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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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: suspense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, psychopath, maniac, crime, confined, crimes, parents and children, family relations, danger, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, new orleans, san francisco
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Last Shift (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rookie cop's world is turned upside down when she comes face to face with Paymon - King Of Hell. Officer Jessica Loren has the last shift at a transitioning police station, assigned to wait for a crew picking up bio-hazard waste from the ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, intense, tense, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, police station, cult leader, female protagonist, jail cell, mask, hanging, hell, telephone, cult, interrogation room, mysterious stranger ...
Place: california
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Hanging Up (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A trio of sisters bond over their ambivalence toward the approaching death of their curmudgeonly father, to whom none of them was particularly close.
Style: talky, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hospital, halloween, thanksgiving, golden years, dysfunctional family, single parent, cheating, telephone, amnesia, sibling relationship, crumbling marriage, looking for love ...
Time: 90s, year 1993
Place: 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, tense, bleak, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, amnesia, mystery, vengeance, revenge, haunted by the past, murder, investigation, paranoia, flashback, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The vengeful Doctor rises again, seeking the Scrolls of Life in an attempt to resurrect his deceased wife.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, offbeat, stylized
Plot: mad scientist, tomb, immortality, murder, organ, serial killer, zombie, afterlife, master villain, mad doctor, supernatural ability, race against time ...
Place: egypt, africa, middle east
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Repulsion (1965)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Roman Polanski's first English-language film, beautiful young manicurist Carole suffers from androphobia (the pathological fear of interaction with men). When her sister and roommate, Helen, leaves their London flat to go on an Italian ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, hallucination, schizophrenia, rent, loneliness, repression, delusion, losing-it hero, post traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, unfulfillment, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
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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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Stranger Things (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: friendship, missing person, monster, parallel world, supernatural, experiment, government conspiracy, middle school, small town, brother brother relationship, small town sheriff, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: indiana
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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: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, slasher, high school, small town, woman in danger, masked killer, teenager, who done it, psychopath, danger, halloween, news reporter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
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The Night Walker (1964)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A woman is haunted by recurring nightmares, which seem to be instigated by her late husband who supposedly was killed in a fire.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: laboratory, nightmare, dream, betrayal, murder, protagonist as suspect, mystery, palaces castles and temples, split personality, violence, crime, memory loss ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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