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, realistic, suspense, serious and talky films and TV shows about / with telephone, flashback, telephone call, murder, brutality, cell phone, violence, friendship, father daughter relationship 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
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, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, murder, death, ghost, journalist, race against time, telephone, urban legend, female protagonist, danger, uncover truth ...
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: chick flick, girls' night
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, gun, bomb, telephone, husband wife relationship, activist, violence, partners, love and romance, friendship ...
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, suspenseful, tense, brutal
Plot: haunted house, investigation, dark secret, brutality, violence, halloween, hanging, group of friends, murder, supernatural power, ghost, mysterious death ...
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: telephone, ghost, whodunit, psychic, ceiling fan, hanging, phone booth, brunette, model, aquarium, black lingerie, 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, relationship problems, loneliness, forest, suicide, monologue, break up
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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: lawyer, judge, jail, hippie, goat, telephone, professor, justice, secretary, custody battle, 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, gun, phone booth, telephone, money, time travel, metro, cell phone
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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, police detective, answering machine, stalker, sadist, serial killer, female protagonist, love interest, sex scene, female artist, psycho killer ...
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: slasher, telephone, strong female character, tape recorder, police officer, serial killer, phone terror, maniac, psychiatrist, stalker, murder, obsession ...
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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: telephone, library, illness, parent child relationship, flat, women, isolation, mother, double life, childhood trauma, laundromat, 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: realistic, suspenseful, scary, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: slasher, psychopath, murder, telephone, danger, police investigation, serial killer, crime, mystery, siblings relations, who done it, protagonist as suspect ...
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: tense, talky, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: overdose, race against time, drug abuse, rescue, suicide attempt, telephone, student, clinic, addiction, college, life is a bitch, 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, woman in danger, stalking, obsession, telephone, police, love, erotic thriller, dangerous attraction, danger, mind game, criminal psychologist ...
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, lipstick, violence, man with glasses, brunette, police car, bank, death, train, newspaper ...
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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, witty, realistic, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: answering machine, masturbation, telephone, friendship, pregnancy, romance, computers and web, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, friends, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, tokyo
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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, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: isolation, haunted house, fear, ghost, survival, insanity, paranormal activity, evil, trapped, hotel, paranoia, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: private detective, whistleblower, telephone, deadline, murder, investigation, journalism, deadly, dishonesty, workplace, danger, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, 1940s
Place: france, usa, europe, new york
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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: longing, eroticism, best friend, one-night stand, telephone, 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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, police corruption, race against time, police, crime, rescue, hostage, track down, twists & turns, conspiracy, murder, one man army ...
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, family relations, confined, parents and children, crimes, crime, danger, maniac, 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, jail cell, mask, cult leader, hell, hanging, telephone, cult, telephone call, ghost ...
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hospital, halloween, thanksgiving, dysfunctional family, parents and children, hopes, siblings relations, love and romance, golden years, family gatherings, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s, year 1993
Place: usa
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The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Enzo, a family dog with a near-human soul and a philosopher's mind, evaluates his life through the lessons learned by his human owner, the race-car driver Denny Swift.
Plot: dog, cars, racing, barking dog, wedding, boy, husband wife relationship, food, friend, telephone call, flashback, hospital ...
Place: seattle washington, mongolia, washington state
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The Goldfinch (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In a rush of panic, he steals 'The Goldfinch', a painting that eventually draws him into a world of crime.
Plot: painting, bombing, art, teenage boy, grief, swimming pool, extortion, coming of age, brother sister relationship, antique dealer, head wound, ring ...
Place: manhattan new york city
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A Private War (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
Style: disturbing, based on true events, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: journalist, war correspondent, eye patch, danger, war, uncover truth, life is a bitch, tamil, woman, kissing someone's hand, heavy breathing, crying woman ...
Time: year 2012, year 1986, year 1991, year 2001, year 2009 ...
Place: syria, iraq, libya, sri lanka, afghanistan
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Capernaum (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, France, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Zain, a 12-year-old boy scrambling to survive on the streets of Beirut, sues his parents for having brought him into such an unjust world, where being a refugee with no documents means that your rights can easily be denied.
Style: rough, social, cynical, sad, brutal ...
Plot: child abuse, poverty, slum, child protagonist, misery, refugee, slavery, neglected child, illegal immigrant, lawsuit, child bride, street life ...
Time: 2010s
Place: lebanon, beirut lebanon
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Thank You for Your Service (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.
Plot: soldier, military, post traumatic stress disorder, gunshot, suicide by gunshot, car, american soldier, sex scene, blood on face, haunted by the past, shot in the head, ecstasy ...
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Krishna (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Sunil lives a poor life-style with his mom and sister. His passion is to pilot plane and he goes for training to become a successful pilot, but in the process he got himself entangled in a drug deal which changes his entire concept of life and ...
Plot: prostitute, nightmare, flashback, restaurant, car chase, foot chase, airplane, wedding, telephone, father daughter relationship, severed head, old woman ...
Time: 1990s
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The Salesman (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Forced out of their apartment due to dangerous works on a neighboring building, Emad and Rana move into a new flat in the center of Tehran. An incident linked to the previous tenant will dramatically change the young couple’s life.
Style: tense, intense, psychological, reflective, talky ...
Plot: rape, apartment, attack, theatre play, censorship, death, revenge, violence, marriage, guilt, hospital, blood stain ...
Time: 2010s
Place: iran, tehran iran, poland, middle east
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