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, tense, serious, suspense, realistic and captivating films and TV shows about / with telephone, murder, telephone call, death, danger, friend, violence, brutality, friendship and investigation plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
telephone movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as telephone: The Ring (2002), Denise Calls Up (1995), Hell House LLC (2015), Cable Girls (2017), BlacKkKlansman (2018), The Party (2017), The Psycho She Met Online (2017), The Innkeepers (2011), Sam Was Here (2016), Dial: Help (1988).

List of telephone movies

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, atmospheric, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, life is a bitch, murder, death, ghost, journalist, race against time, little girl, telephone, family relations, urban legend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, 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, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, telephone, love and romance, looking for love, pregnancy, self discovery, technology, masturbation, answering machine, phone sex, eccentricity, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, 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, brutal, suspenseful, tense
Plot: found footage, haunted house, investigation, hanging, dark secret, group of friends, supernatural power, murder, ghost, tragic event, abandoned hotel, mysterious death ...
Time: 2000s
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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: captivating, atmospheric, stylized, romantic, motivational
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female friendship, female protagonist, workplace romance, women, workplace, telephone, love and romance, independence, job, bisexual woman, bisexual man, polyamory ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 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, factual, rough, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: racism, undercover cop, ku klux klan, black cop, male protagonist, activist, african american protagonist, black american, racist, telephone, gun, jewish ...
Time: 70s, year 2017, 20th century, year 1972
Place: usa, colorado
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The Party (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
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, captivating, psychological, disturbing, dark humor ...
Plot: party, celebration, politician, secret, pride, doctor, drinking, telephone, money, husband wife relationship, anger, apology ...
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 ...
Plot: cell phone, telephone, african american, caucasian, website, hospital bed, hospital, computer, teenager, teenage girl
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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, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, hotel, paranormal activity, ghost, workplace, whispering, amateur detective, partners, workplace situations, danger, survival, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, connecticut
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Sam Was Here (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Sam, a forty-something door-to-door salesman, travels through the few inhabited zones of the Californian desert in search of clients, yet everything seems deserted.
Style: macabre, enigmatic, suspense, bleak, ambiguous ending
Plot: paranoid, identity crisis, child killer, motel, talk show, stranded, psychopath, isolation, loneliness, insanity, on the road, surrealism ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, year 1998
Place: california
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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, telephone, whodunit, psychic, fish, hanging, phone booth, brunette, model, ceiling fan, woman, dead fish ...
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: telephone, relationships, relationship problems, forest, break up, monologue, loneliness, breakup, desperation, suicide
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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: hippie, lawyer, judge, goat, telephone, jail, justice, professor, secretary, courthouse, law firm, custody battle
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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: metro, money, telephone, gun, cell phone, phone booth, time travel, subway, casino
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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: telephone, mind game, psycho killer, female artist, answering machine, woman in danger, stalker, serial killer, sadist, love interest, sex scene, police detective ...
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!
Plot: slasher, telephone, rage, damsel in distress, tape recorder, police officer, bartender, harpoon, maniac, beach house, psychiatrist, strong female character ...
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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, laundromat, family, isolation, illness, mother, flat, injury, death, childhood trauma, double life ...
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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: tense, rough, serious, mind bending, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: slasher, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, psychopath, telephone, protagonist as suspect, crime, amateur detective, profanity, graphic violence, mystery, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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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: sexy, sexual, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, phone sex, telephone, who done it, crime, gays and lesbians, love and romance, mystery, crimes, vengeance, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
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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: tense, sincere, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: overdose, race against time, drug abuse, rescue, suicide attempt, telephone, student, addiction, college, clinic, life is a bitch, marriage ...
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, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, split personality, erotic thriller, stalking, woman in danger, love, dangerous attraction, deadly, criminal psychologist, danger, crimes ...
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
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: telephone, murder, revenge, tractor, shaving, assassination attempt, clapping, man kills a woman, pain, answering machine, good versus evil, police station ...
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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: sexual, serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, bar, drug dealing, telephone, dishonesty, law enforcement, stalking, deadly, who done it, amateur detective, transvestism, 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, fear, isolation, haunted house, trapped, survival, insanity, supernatural, paranoia, danger, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, 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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, murder, whistleblower, uncover truth, investigation, mysterious character, danger, amateur detective, deadly, dishonesty, survival, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, 1940s
Place: france, usa, europe, new york
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Perfectos desconocidos (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, talky, entertaining, psychological
Plot: group of friends, secret, text messaging, telephone call, family problems, husband wife relationship, friendship, character study, secrets, relationships, best friends, life philosophy ...
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Intimate Strangers (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of people meet for the first time in a long time and play a game that reveals each other's secrets.
Style: sincere, humorous, captivating, disturbing
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: group of friends, old friend, best friends, gambling, best friend, buddies, everyday life, friend, friendship, girlfriend, lifestyle, telephone ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea
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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, enigmatic, suspense
Plot: murder, police, blackmail, family, cover up, pursuit, accident, crimes, investigation, danger, trip, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: india
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Retribution (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Carlos, a bank executive, begins his morning routine by taking his kids to school. As he starts the car he receives an anonymous phone call informing him that there's a bomb under his seat. A stranger's voice tells him that he only has a ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: money, retribution, explosion, police, bomb, car bomb, car, danger, blackmail, escapades, deadly, threatening telephone call ...
Time: 21st century
Place: spain
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Salt N' Pepper (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Kalidasan, a foodie, receives a phone call not intended for him. He finds that the person at the other end, Maya, is also fond of food and cooking. Soon they develop feelings for each other.
Plot: cooking, love, cake, historian, telephone, food, malayalam
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Hulk (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers massive radiation exposure in his laboratory that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.
Style: intense, serious, exciting, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, chase, experiment gone awry, adventure, genetics, mutant, mad scientist, transformation, anger, military, giant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: california, san francisco, central america, new york, south america
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