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 suspense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological and enigmatic films and TV shows about / with paranoid, murder, brutality, violence, dialogue, runaway, paranoia, mentor, death and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
paranoid movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as paranoid: Widow's Kiss (1996), Talk Radio (1988), The Invitation (2015), Sam Was Here (2016), Play or Die (2019), The Captain (2017), 2:22 (2017), Monster of Terror (1965), The Wave (2015), One Hour Photo (2002).

List of paranoid movies

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.
Style: captivating, psychological, enigmatic, sexy
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, fatal attraction, paranoid, erotica, investigation, suspicion, seduction, murder, death, inheritance, widow, marriage ...
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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: disturbing, talky, tense, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: radio, racism, radio dj, anonymity, radio show, media, liberal, dangerous, media satire, murder, death, paranoid ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
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The Invitation (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will and his new girlfriend Kira are invited to a dinner with old friends at the house of Will’s ex Eden and her new partner David. Although the evening appears to be relaxed, Will soon gets a creeping suspicion that their charming host David is ...
Style: twist ending, dark, scary, intense, suspense ...
Plot: psychological thriller, dinner party, suicide, deception, conspiracy, obsession, suspicion, stabbing, paranoia, mass murder, cult, group of friends ...
Place: california
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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: ambiguous ending, suspense, macabre, enigmatic
Plot: motel, desert, paranoid, identity crisis, salesman, child killer, talk show, police officer, car, teddy bear, car won't start, on the road ...
Time: 1990s, year 1998
Place: california
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Play or Die (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Belgium
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Welcome to Paranoia, the ultimate escape game. Rule #1: Nothing is real. Rule #2: One of you will die. Lucas and Chloe, two passionate gamers, decide to participate to Paranoia, a very exclusive escape game. After solving a first riddle, they make ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: trap, abandoned building, mind game, survival, brutality, killings, paranoid, violence, game, mental institution, fear, murder of mother ...
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The Captain (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland, China, Portugal
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: thought provoking, tense, suspenseful, psychological, suspense
Plot: deserter, nazi germany, war criminal, third reich, nazi officer, impostor, juggling, german soldier, human nature, paranoid, abuse, prejudice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
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2:22 (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, 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, twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense
Plot: prediction, murder, investigation, repeated event, coincidence, time loop, train station, romance, airplane, paranoid, control room, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: new york
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Monster of Terror (1965)
Genre: Mystery, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young man visits his fiancé's estate to discover that her wheelchair-bound scientist father has discovered a meteorite that emits mutating radiation rays that have turned the plants in his greenhouse to giants. When his own wife falls victim ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, gothic, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, greenhouse, mystery, supernatural, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly, crimes, radiation, estate, old dark house ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
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The Wave (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on the fact that mountain party Åkneset, 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, disaster movie, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, tsunami, natural disaster, mountain, underwater, geologist, evacuation, hotel, bomb shelter, family, survival, family drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: norway
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One Hour Photo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sy "the photo guy" Parrish has lovingly developed photos for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins' lives become fuller, Sy's only seems lonelier, until he eventually believes he's part of their ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, intense, scary ...
Plot: obsession, cheating, loner, voyeurism, infidelity, stalker, mind game, undercover, dishonesty, impersonating, love affair, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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The Business of Strangers (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Julie Styron thinks she is going to be fired, but instead discovers that she is being promoted. Trapped in an airport hotel, she wants to celebrate but finds only the company of her young assistant, Paula Murphy. As the night progresses, the two ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, harsh ...
Plot: revenge, rape, trust, sex, airport, vengeance, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, women, brutality, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, california
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Caligula (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
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: erotic, sexual, epic, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: brutality, lust, ancient rome, sexploitation, intrigue, orgy, sexual sadism, unsimulated sex, roman empire, sadism, sexual relations, assassination ...
Time: ancient world, 1st century, ancient history
Place: italy, rome italy
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Carnival of Souls (1962)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Mary Henry ends up the sole survivor of a fatal car accident through mysterious circumstances. Trying to put the incident behind her, she moves to Utah and takes a job as a church organist. But her fresh start is interrupted by visions of a fiendish ...
Style: atmospheric, gothic, scary, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, female protagonist, supernatural, afterlife, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, woman in danger, danger, carnival, zombie, supernatural horror, visceral ...
Place: utah, usa, salt lake city utah
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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: psychedelic, surreal, atmospheric, captivating, clever ...
Plot: drug abuse, american dream, lsd, journalism, hitchhiker, addiction, surrealism, lawyer, cocaine, road trip, hallucination, culture clash ...
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: marijuana, stoners, nothing goes right, goofy hero, disorder, roommate, comedy of errors, stoned, drugs/alcohol, actor's life, stoner, drug use ...
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: sex maniac, politics, fighting the system, murder, mental illness, life is a bitch, political unrest, psychopath, s&m, doctors and patients, power relations, human nature ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1790s, 1800s
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, exciting, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, cia, chase, taxi driver, obsession, paranoia, political conspiracy, murder, manhunt, uncover truth, fbi, torture ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Nora (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1904, in Dublin, James Joyce chats up Nora Barnacle, a hotel maid recently come from Galway. She enchants him with her frank, direct and uninhibited manner, and before long, he's convinced her to come with him to Trieste, where he has a job ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: love affair, writer's life, lifestyle, society, love triangle, family problems, romance, couple relations, sexual relations, male female relationship, infidelity, writing ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy, ireland, europe
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Tailgating (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A cocksure, road-raging family man finds himself pursued and terrorized by the vengeful van driver he chooses to tailgate.
Plot: police, bicycle, revenge, murder, shower, conflict, garden, killer, transformation, ambulance, fight, car ...
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The Cool Surface (1993)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A writer returns to Hollywood after finishing his novel in the wilderness. Still smarting from his girlfriend's suicide and his publisher's criticisms of his novel, he becomes intrigued by the neighbor couple's abusive relationship.
Style: realistic, sexual, serious, erotic
Plot: voyeurism, breasts, sex from behind, romance, artists and showbiz, deadly, psychopath, looking for sex, writer's life, betrayal, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: hypnosis, hypnotist, witnessing a crime, murder, psychologist, law enforcement, cop witness relations, crime, crimes, danger, moral dilemma, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: sweden
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The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, suspenseful, psychological, sinister ...
Plot: serial killer, dark past, psychological thriller, father son relationship, investigation, church, sadistic psychopath, double life, murder, sadism, teenage boy, friendship ...
Time: 1990s
Place: midwest
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The Coldest City (2017)
Genre: Action, 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: female assassin, spy, double agent, undercover agent, lesbian, female spy, cold war, shooting, lesbianism, sexy woman, blonde, brutality ...
Time: year 1987, year 1989, 20th century
Place: germany, east berlin, east berlin east germany, eastern europe, europe ...
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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, semi serious, humorous, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, romance, love and romance, fall in love, workplace, brother brother relationship, love interest, neighbor, mother son relationship, disorder, mentally unstable, 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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: murder, deadly, crimes, mystery, profanity, deception, rain, confession, sunglasses, tattoo, blackmail, orgasm ...
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, rough, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: vengeance, murder, uncover truth, death of daughter, investigation, senator, fighting the system, dishonesty, corruption, revenge, violence, law enforcement ...
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: obsession, suspicion, adultery, chance meeting, murder, paranoid, childhood memory, flashback, insurance agent, widow, reunion, travel agent
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RED (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, China
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, semi serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, cia, spy, retirement, on the run, retired, chase, female spy, alarm, hitman, kidnapping, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, chicago illinois, cleveland ohio, washington d.c.
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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, rape, sociopath, gun, crime, kids in trouble, parents and children, family relations, siblings relations, teenage life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 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: disturbing, psychological, serious, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: slasher, voyeurism, murder, investigation, mind game, rescue, serial killer, blindness, voyeur, drug dealing, rivalry, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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