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, disturbing, tense, weird and psychological films and TV shows about / with paranoid, paranoia, violence, dialogue, murder, brutality, storytelling, death, runaway and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
paranoid movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as paranoid: Sam Was Here (2016), Widow's Kiss (1996), Talk Radio (1988), Open 24 Hours (2018), We Are Never Alone (2016), The Invitation (2015), Spider (2002), Owning Mahowny (2003), Play or Die (2019), 2:22 (2017).

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: enigmatic, macabre, suspense, bleak, retro ...
Plot: paranoid, surrealism, identity crisis, child killer, motel, talk show, stranded, on the road, isolation, psychopath, loneliness, insanity ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, year 1998
Place: mojave desert, 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.
Style: suspense, psychological, captivating, enigmatic, sexy
Plot: fatal attraction, stepmother stepson relationship, erotica, paranoid, investigation, widow, suspicion, seduction, murder, marriage, death, inheritance ...
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Talk Radio (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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: thought provoking, disturbing, talky, tense, serious ...
Plot: radio, radio show, racism, radio dj, anonymity, paranoid, media, liberal, media satire, dangerous, murder, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
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Open 24 Hours (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After setting her serial killer boyfriend on fire, a paranoid delusional woman gets a job at an all-night gas station. The isolation triggers her anxiety and hallucinations, with devastatingly gory results.
Style: slasher
Plot: serial killer, hallucination, murder, paranoid, mental illness, paranoia, psycho killer, arson, brutality, violence, immolation, revenge ...
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We Are Never Alone (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Czech Republic
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Somewhere in the middle of nowhere in the Czech provinces, a handful of people come together: a paranoid prison guard, his hypochondriac neighbour and the latter’s silent, despairing wife, a lovesick nightclub manager and a stripper who is a ...
Style: bleak, captivating, disturbing, tense, complex ...
Plot: teenager, paranoid, teenage boy, prison, money, family relations, pimp, boy, female protagonist, dysfunctional family, jail, corpse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
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The Invitation (2015)
Genre: Drama, 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: psychological thriller, twist ending, twists and turns, dark, scary ...
Plot: dinner party, suicide, deception, conspiracy, obsession, suspicion, stabbing, cult, paranoia, group of friends, husband wife relationship, mass murder ...
Place: los angeles, california
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Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: bleak, psychological, mind bending, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, murder, misfit, betrayal, mental patient, vengeance, mystery, infidelity, family relations, past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: london, europe, england, united kingdom, britain ...
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Owning Mahowny (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dan Mahowny was a rising star at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. At twenty-four he was assistant manager of a major branch in the heart of Toronto's financial district. To his colleagues he was a workaholic. To his customers, he was ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sincere, suspense, melancholic ...
Plot: gambling, gambling addiction, money, embezzlement, obsession, addiction, banker, cheating, gambler, casino, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, toronto ontario canada, canada, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
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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, rough, surprise ending, captivating ...
Plot: trap, mind game, abandoned building, characters killed one by one, survival, paranoid, brutality, killings, game, violence, fear, mother son relationship ...
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2:22 (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, 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: twist ending, enigmatic, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: time loop, prediction, air traffic controller, artist, murder, premonition, investigation, repeated event, romance, car accident, obsession, love triangle ...
Time: year 1986
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, offbeat ...
Plot: mutant, estate, mad scientist, greenhouse, mystery, supernatural, experiment gone awry, crimes, deadly, danger, fiancee, old dark house ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
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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 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: disaster movie, tense, suspenseful, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, tsunami, catastrophe, mountain, underwater scene, landslide, geologist, evacuation, underwater, disaster film, hotel, bomb shelter ...
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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, scary, contemplative ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath as protagonist, loner, loneliness, cheating, voyeurism, insanity, adultery, stalker, theft, undercover, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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Calibre (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two lifelong friends head up to an isolated Scottish Highlands village for a weekend hunting trip that descends into a never-ending nightmare as they attempt to cover up a horrific hunting accident.
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: hunting, paranoia, accident, drinking alcohol, drinking, drug use, village, hunter, friends, paranoid, murder, danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: scottish highlands
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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, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: trust, airport, vengeance, rape, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, revenge, sex, women, brutality, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, california
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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: erotic, sexual, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: brutality, sexploitation, ancient rome, lust, sexual sadism, sadism, explicit sex, unsimulated sex, brother sister incest, brother sister sex, taboo sex, orgy ...
Time: ancient world, 1st century, ancient history
Place: rome italy, italy
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Cam (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young camgirl discovers that she’s inexplicably been replaced on her site with an exact replica of herself.
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: webcam, sex worker, sex work, suicide, doppelganger, fake identity, alter ego, rivalry, stolen identity, social network, pretending to be someone else, false identity ...
Time: contemporary
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Ghostland (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mother of two inherits a home from her aunt. On the first night in the new home she is confronted with murderous intruders and fights for her daughters' lives. Sixteen years later the daughters reunite at the house, and that is when things ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, exciting, scary ...
Plot: violence, nightmare, insanity, home invasion, serial killer, danger, torture, escape, doll, sister sister relationship, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship ...
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A Way of Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: At 17 LeighAnne Williams has a six month old baby to look after, with only the help of three teenage squatters who flog stolen gear to make ends meet. A neighbour (actually from Turkey) across the street becomes target to her growing paranoia that ...
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: vandalism, delusion, family problems, family relations, parents and children, interracial relations, custody, life is a bitch, society, social relations, down on your luck, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Turning (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, Ireland, India, Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after the deaths of their parents. A modern take on Henry James' novella "The Turn of the Screw".
Style: scary, gothic, suspense, bleak, dark
Plot: haunted house, ghost, nanny, orphan, maze, sexual assault, life is a bitch, society, paranoid, puppet, family problems, uncover truth ...
Time: year 1994
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Prague (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: India, Switzerland, Czech Republic
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A city with a history of heritage, myth and superstition. A passionate architect with strong but delusional ideas about love and life. A Czech gypsy girl searching for her identity and true love. Add to the drama of a mean friend you can’t do ...
Style: macabre, gothic, exciting, scary, romanticism ...
Plot: murder mystery, suicide, world war two, holocaust, murder, dancer, puzzle, mass grave, czech, travel, architect, gypsy ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: czechoslovakia, prague, europe
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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: gothic, cult film, atmospheric, psychotronic, scary ...
Plot: ghost, afterlife, female protagonist, supernatural, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, danger, woman in danger, carnival, zombie, supernatural horror, car accident ...
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, clever, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, lsd, hallucination, american dream, road trip, journalism, hitchhiker, surrealism, addiction, drugs, cocaine, lawyer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1965
Place: las vegas, usa
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The Captain (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, 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: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: nazi germany, deserter, nazi officer, impostor, war criminal, third reich, german soldier, human nature, juggling, psychology, obsession, abuse ...
Time: 1940s, year 2017, year 1945, 20th century
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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, goofy hero, nothing goes right, escapades, roommate, comedy of errors, stoned, drugs/alcohol, actor's life, disorder, stoner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice california, california
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Deadly Friend (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Paul is a new kid in town with a robot named "BB". He befriends Samantha and the three of them have a lot of good times together. That is, until Samantha's abusive father throws her down some stairs and kills her. In an effort to save ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, splatter, scary, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mad scientist, robot, zombie, child abuse, artificial intelligence, resurrection, vengeance, exploding head, alcoholic, androids and robots, best friends ...
Time: 80s
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Marat/Sade (1967)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 119 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, sex maniac, mental institution, fighting the system, murder, mental illness, deadly, state affairs, society, psychopath, s&m, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s, 1790s
Place: france, paris 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: tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: conspiracy, cia, chase, political conspiracy, manhunt, paranoia, taxi driver, obsession, murder, uncover truth, fbi, surveillance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Hell (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Paul, an irritable and stressed-out hotel manager, begins to gradually develop paranoid delusions about his wife's infidelity...
Style: psychological, sexy, disturbing, sexual, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, family relations, infidelity, adultery, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dishonesty, domestic disturbance, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, south of france
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Strait-Jacket (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a 20 year stay at an asylum for a double murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter where suspicions arise about her behaviour.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious ...
Plot: axe, murder, mental illness, mental institution, mentally unstable, farm, bracelet, mother daughter relationship, serial killer, deadly, false accusation, countryside ...
Time: 60s
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