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 clever films and TV shows about / with telephone, murder, telephone call, brutality, vengeance, danger, flashback, catastrophe, adaptation and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller 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, supernatural, murder, journalist, ghost, telephone, death, fear, race against time, little girl, island, reporter ...
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: captivating, atmospheric, stylized, motivational, romantic
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: women, workplace romance, female friendship, female protagonist, workplace, telephone, love and romance, independence, woman, flapper
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, factual, rough, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, undercover cop, black cop, bomb, telephone, husband wife relationship, violence, gun, activist, 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: telephone, cellar, mannequin, darkness, cell phone, halloween, investigation, internet video, haunted house, dark secret, tv news, talking to the camera ...
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, telephone, ghost, 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, loneliness, suicide, break up, monologue, 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: telephone, hippie, jail, judge, lawyer, goat, justice, professor, custody battle, law firm, courthouse, secretary
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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, telephone, money, metro, casino, time travel, gun, 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 ...
Plot: mind game, telephone, sex scene, love interest, female artist, psycho killer, serial killer, police detective, answering machine, sadist, stalker, female protagonist ...
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, damsel in distress, obsession, murder, phone terror
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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, bed, alcoholic, double life, childhood trauma, laundromat, family, women, mother, illness, isolation ...
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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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: slasher, psychopath, murder, telephone, crime, private detective, police investigation, serial killer, kidnapping, frame up, law enforcement, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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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, tense, talky, realistic
Plot: overdose, race against time, rescue, telephone, student, drug abuse, addiction, clinic, college, life is a bitch, motel, black american ...
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, sexual, psychological, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, stalking, woman in danger, obsession, telephone, erotic thriller, love, police, strong sexual content, couples, deadly, dishonesty ...
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: telephone, revenge, murder, murder of daughter, good versus evil, explosion, falling from height, blonde, police station, taxi, police lieutenant, jeep ...
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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: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: telephone, masturbation, answering machine, friendship, self discovery, friends, couple relations, computers and web, love and romance, family relations, romance, pregnancy ...
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, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: isolation, fear, haunted house, ghost, hotel, insanity, survival, paranormal activity, trapped, evil, supernatural, danger ...
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, deadline, telephone, investigation, amateur detective, private detective, journalism, tough heroes, neo noir, survival, whistleblower, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, usa, new york, europe
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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: best friend, one-night stand, telephone, eroticism, longing, 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, race against time, police, rescue, one man army, crime, hostage, track down, twists & turns, conspiracy, murder ...
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: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, psychopath, maniac, confined, parents and children, crimes, family relations, crime, 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, female protagonist, police station, mask, jail cell, cult leader, hell, telephone, hanging, cult, policewoman, night ...
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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hospital, halloween, thanksgiving, dysfunctional family, single parent, hopes, golden years, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, family gatherings, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s, year 1993
Place: usa
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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: John Wick is on the run for two reasons… he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ...
Style: exciting, brutal, tense, serious, suspense ...
Plot: gunfight, assassin, chase, criminal's revenge, crimes, shooting, danger, car chase, one man army, violence, murder, vengeance ...
Time: 2010s
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, north africa, manhattan new york city
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The Last Five Years (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In New York, a struggling actress and a successful writer sing about their failed marriage from two perspectives.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: marriage, romance, artists and showbiz, writer's life, love and romance, love affair, wife, divorce, dancing, lap dance, name calling, boxer shorts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, year 2011
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, ohio
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Mirai (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The movie follows a 4-year old boy who is struggling to cope with the arrival of a little sister in the family until things turn magical. A mysterious garden in the backyard of the boy's home becomes a gateway allowing the child to travel back ...
Plot: time travel, little boy, sailor uniform, japanese girl, sliding door, young adult, baby crying, ponytail, hiding in a closet, pancake, yelling, toy ...
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Christopher Robin (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Working-class family man Christopher Robin encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, sweet, fairy tale
Audience: family outing
Plot: winnie the pooh, adulthood, childhood, disney, teddy bear, train, bear, childhood memory, kangaroo, pig, forest, owl ...
Time: 2010s
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The Wife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Sweden, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, twists and turns, lyrical
Plot: novelist, professor, extramarital affair, infidelity, wife husband relationship, nobel prize, marriage, revelation, aspiring writer, sexism, father son relationship, adulterous husband ...
Time: 1960s, 1990s, 1950s, year 1960, year 1968 ...
Place: stockholm sweden, connecticut, sweden, manhattan new york city, scandinavia
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Operation Finale (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1960, a team of Israeli secret agents is deployed to find Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust, supposedly hidden in Argentina, and get him to Israel to be judged.
Style: based on true events, national socialism, ambiguous ending, tense
Plot: war criminal, jewish, nazi, manhunt, chase, storytelling, mission, life risking, period piece, secret mission, culture clash, mossad ...
Time: 60s, year 1944, year 1945, year 1939, year 2005 ...
Place: argentina, israel, germany, buenos aires argentina, tel aviv israel ...
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Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past in 1969. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption... before everything goes to hell. A young ...
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, rough ...
Plot: surveillance, hotel, motel, vietnam war, hippie, dark secret, danger, violence, criminal, held at gunpoint, motel room, jukebox ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, year 1969, year 1959
Place: california, nevada
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