Paranoid movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant paranoid movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspense, suspenseful, serious, psychological and interesting films and TV shows about / with paranoid, murder, paranoia, storytelling, dialogue, runaway, brutality, mentor, twists & turns and violence plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
paranoid movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as paranoid: Sam Was Here (2016), Widow's Kiss (1996), The Captain (2017), 2:22 (2017), The Wave (2015), Caligula (1979), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Smiley Face (2007), Marat/Sade (1967), Conspiracy Theory (1997).

List of paranoid movies

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, ambiguous ending
Plot: motel, paranoid, desert, police officer, identity crisis, child killer, salesman, isolated place, acid, car breakdown, telephone call, blood ...
Time: 1990s, year 1998
Place: california
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Widow's Kiss (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Haunted by his mother's recent death, a young man becomes suspicious of his wealthy father's sexy, new bride. When his father dies mysteriously, the boy decides to investigate.
Plot: paranoid, fatal attraction, heart attack, death of father, sex, private detective, suspicion, stepmother, sex scene, inheritance, investigation, murder ...
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The Captain (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The Captain captures the final act of the Third Reich as Hitler's dream falls completely into ruins. The downfall is the seen through the eyes of a young German soldier who, amidst the chaos, decides to desert.
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspense, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: nazi germany, deserter, nazi officer, war criminal, impostor, juggling, german soldier, human nature, paranoid, captain, prejudice, power relations ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
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2:22 (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man's life is derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 p.m.
Style: enigmatic, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, twist ending
Plot: murder, investigation, coincidence, time loop, repeated event, control room, paranoid, romance, airplane, prediction, train station, painter ...
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The Wave (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on the fact that mountain party ├ůkneset, located in the Geiranger fjord in Norway, one day will race out and create a violent tsunami of over 80 meters that will crush everything in its path before it hits land in Geiranger. A geologist gets ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, intense, suspense, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, tsunami, underwater, evacuation, geologist, hotel, bomb shelter, mountain, catastrophe, family, survival, family drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: norway
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Caligula (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The perversion behind imperial Rome, the epic story of Rome's mad Emporer. All the details of his cruel, bizarre reign are revealed right here: His unholy sexual passion for his sister, his marriage to Rome's most infamous prostitute, his ...
Style: sexual, erotic, epic, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: lust, brutality, intrigue, ancient rome, assassination, betrayal, sexual relations, sadism, state affairs, politics, sex addict, violence ...
Time: ancient world, ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their ...
Style: surreal, psychedelic, atmospheric, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: drug abuse, journalism, american dream, addiction, lawyer, road trip, on the road, hallucinations, hitchhiker, culture clash, cocaine, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1965
Place: las vegas, usa
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Smiley Face (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jane (Anna Faris), a struggling but perpetually stoned actress, has a busy day ahead. She has several important tasks on her list, including buying more marijuana. Even though she already has a good start on the day's planned drug use, she eats ...
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, feel good, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, marijuana, nothing goes right, disorder, goofy hero, roommate, comedy of errors, stoned, drugs/alcohol, actor's life, drug use, audition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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Marat/Sade (1967)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In Charenton Asylum, the Marquis de Sade directs a play about Jean Paul Marat's death, using the patients as actors. Based 'The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under ...
Style: talky, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
Plot: politics, fighting the system, murder, mental illness, doctors and patients, crimes, life is a bitch, state affairs, psychopath, human nature, rebelliousness, society ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s, 1790s
Place: france, europe
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Conspiracy Theory (1997)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A man obsessed with conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of his theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, in order to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, clever, exciting ...
Plot: conspiracy, chase, cia, taxi driver, obsession, paranoia, political conspiracy, murder, manhunt, torture, fbi, amateur detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Talk Radio (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.
Style: talky, clever, psychological, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: radio, racism, radio dj, anonymity, liberal, radio show, society, media satire, media, dangerous, success, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas
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The Hypnotist (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a young woman and her parents are murdered by a killer determined to wipe out the entire family, Detective Inspector Joona Linna works with a psychiatrist to hypnotize the son who narrowly escaped death in order to find the one surviving ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: hypnosis, witnessing a crime, murder, psychologist, moral dilemma, danger, cop witness relations, crime, law enforcement, hypnotist, deadly, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: sweden
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The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenage boy begins to suspect that his wholesome, all-American dad is actually the serial killer terrorizing their small town.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful, sinister ...
Plot: serial killer, dark past, investigation, father son relationship, church, psychological thriller, fear, friendship, teenage boy, murder, double life, sadism ...
Time: 1990s
Place: midwest
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The Coldest City (2017)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Sweden, USA, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, atmospheric, harsh, exciting ...
Plot: double agent, undercover agent, cold war, spy, lesbian, shooting, bisexual woman, blonde, brutality, man fights a woman, sexy woman, female assassin ...
Time: year 1987, 20th century, year 1989
Place: germany, east berlin east germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany ...
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Lovesick (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The story of Charlie Darby, who has everything going for him: a great job, friends, family, the whole package. The one thing Charlie doesn't have is love, because every time he gets close, he goes clinically insane. When he meets the perfect ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, romance, fall in love, love and romance, workplace, brother brother relationship, love interest, neighbor, mother son relationship, mentally unstable, disorder, paranoid ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Shadows in the Storm (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A daydreaming businessman named Thelonius Pitt takes a vacation in the Redwood Forests of California. The morning after he arrives, he meets a beautiful, mysterious woman named Melanie. She happens to look just like the woman he keeps seeing in his ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, deadly, crimes, mystery, librarian, driving in the rain, briefcase full of money, jaguar car, garbage truck, man punches a woman, plot twist, panic ...
Time: 80s
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Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, vengeance, investigation, fighting the system, dishonesty, corruption, violence, law enforcement, death of daughter, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
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The Shadow Within (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a married man begins an affair with a woman from his past, he comes to suspect her young son intends to murder him.
Plot: adultery, obsession, chance meeting, suspicion, reunion, insurance agent, murder, paranoid, childhood memory, travel agent, widow, flashback
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RED (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent, Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.
Style: exciting, humorous, realistic, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, cia, on the run, retired, spy, chase, retirement, alarm, hitman, kidnapping, fbi, shooting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., cleveland ohio, florida, chicago illinois
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At Close Range (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, gang, gun, rape, sociopath, crime, family relations, family in crisis, crimes, life is a bitch, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
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Afraid of the Dark (1991)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A little boy, obsessed with blindness and violence, slowly gets trapped in his own delusions.
Style: mind bending, disturbing, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: slasher, investigation, rescue, murder, voyeurism, serial killer, mind game, voyeur, blindness, deadly, psychopath, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
Style: bleak, serious, captivating, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: poet, friendship, obsession, youth, murder, writer's life, student life, mental illness, fascist, friends, confession, university ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 2005
Place: usa, campus, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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The Paper (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces financial straits, and has hatchetman Alicia Clark, ...
Style: talky, clever, cynical, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: journalism, workaholic, columnist, media, newspaper editor, newspaper, workplace, murder, power relations, media satire, workplace situations, power of media ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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The Conversation (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. ...
Style: psychological, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, character study, alienation, obsession, paranoia, losing-it hero, loner, wiretap, mystery, unfulfillment, loneliness, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
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The Parallax View (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: assassination, politics, senator, investigation, murder, corruption, political conspiracy, political corruption, neo noir, reporter, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: seattle, los angeles, usa, seattle washington, latin america
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The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, bleak, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, insomnia, torment, uncover truth, mysterious character, paranoia, life is a bitch, hit and run, confession, factory, taunting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, suicide, ghost, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity, suicide attempt, split personality, danger, crimes, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Pi (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.
Style: mind bending, psychological, atmospheric, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: insanity, mathematics, paranoia, obsession, genius, surveillance, alienation, rabbi, neighbor, code, delusion, prodigy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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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, psychological, disturbing, surreal, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, repression, delusion, rent, schizophrenia, hallucination, loneliness, mad, imaginary character, nervous breakdown, virginity, losing-it hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
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The Crazies (1973)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Citizens of a small town are infected by a biological weapon that causes its victims to become violently insane. As uninfected citizens struggle to survive, the military readies its own response.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, quarantine, plague, bio weapon, virus, blood, death, on the run, survival, soldier, rescue, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, asia, vietnam, washington d.c.
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