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, disturbing, serious and enigmatic films and TV shows about / with paranoid, paranoia, murder, brutality, dialogue, death, runaway, mentor, catastrophe and storytelling 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), Talk Radio (1988), We Are Never Alone (2016), The Invitation (2015), Play or Die (2019), The Captain (2017), 2:22 (2017), Monster of Terror (1965), The Wave (2015).

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, suspense, enigmatic, bleak, ambiguous ending
Plot: paranoid, identity crisis, child killer, motel, talk show, stranded, psychopath, loneliness, on the road, isolation, insanity, surrealism ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 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, captivating, psychological, enigmatic, sexy
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, fatal attraction, paranoid, erotica, investigation, suspicion, seduction, murder, marriage, death, widow, inheritance ...
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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: thought provoking, disturbing, talky, tense, serious ...
Plot: radio, radio show, racism, radio dj, anonymity, media, liberal, dangerous, media satire, murder, death, paranoid ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
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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: captivating, complex, bleak, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: teenager, paranoid, gypsy, money, boy, prison, female protagonist, neighbor neighbor relationship, hypochondriac, corpse, dysfunctional family, stolen money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, paranoia, mass murder, cult, group of friends, husband wife relationship ...
Place: los angeles, 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, rough, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: trap, abandoned building, mind game, characters killed one by one, survival, brutality, killings, paranoid, game, violence, fear, murder of mother ...
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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: thought provoking, psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: nazi germany, deserter, third reich, nazi officer, war criminal, impostor, juggling, german soldier, paranoid, human nature, power relations, control ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, year 2017
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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, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: prediction, murder, investigation, time loop, coincidence, repeated event, air traffic controller, control room, airplane, romance, paranoid, train station ...
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, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, greenhouse, mystery, supernatural, experiment gone awry, deadly, danger, 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, geologist, underwater, evacuation, hotel, bomb shelter, family, survival, tourism ...
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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, intense, scary ...
Plot: obsession, loner, cheating, loneliness, insanity, stalker, voyeurism, undercover, impersonating, infidelity, love affair, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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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: rape, trust, airport, vengeance, 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
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, sexual sadism, lust, ancient rome, sexploitation, orgy, sadism, roman empire, unsimulated sex, sexual perversion, explicit sex, intrigue ...
Time: ancient world, 1st century, ancient history
Place: rome italy, italy
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Prague (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: India, Switzerland
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: holocaust, suicide, murder mystery, world war two, death, gay, psycho, puzzle, dancer, mass grave, illusion, gypsy ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: prague, czechoslovakia, 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: cult film, gothic, atmospheric, scary, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, female protagonist, supernatural, afterlife, 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, clever, cult film, atmospheric ...
Plot: drug abuse, lsd, american dream, hallucination, journalism, hitchhiker, surrealism, cocaine, addiction, road trip, drugs, lawyer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 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, goofy hero, nothing goes right, roommate, comedy of errors, stoned, drugs/alcohol, actor's life, disorder, stoner, drug use ...
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: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, mad scientist, robot, zombie, teenager, college, prank, serial killer, resurrection, artificial intelligence, child abuse ...
Time: 80s
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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, sex maniac, mental institution, fighting the system, murder, mental illness, deadly, artists and showbiz, state affairs, power relations, psychopath, s&m ...
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: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: conspiracy, cia, chase, political conspiracy, taxi driver, obsession, paranoia, murder, manhunt, uncover truth, fbi, torture ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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, babies and infants, false accusation, countryside ...
Time: 60s
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There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Seven teens head up to a cabin on the lake for spring break. Mike has studied all horror films on video, and recognizes the signs of foreshadowing of doom. The others dismiss his concerns as the workings of a person that watches too many videos, but ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: friendship, deadly creature, danger, deadly, slasher, teenage life, isolation, mysterious event, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), passive aggressive behavior, film within a film ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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Someone Is Bleeding (1974)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On a beach in Nice, François meets the mysterious Peggy and falls in love with her. Following her to a villa, he meets Marc, a lawyer who has a strange relationship with the girl. Marc tells François that Peggy is a drug addict: she kills men who ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sexual, mind bending, erotic ...
Plot: murder, neo noir, mentally unstable, femme fatale, police detective, addiction, drug abuse, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, serial killer, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, nice france, south of france, riviera
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Ludwig (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, Monaco
Duration: 238 min.
Story: A history of Ludwig, king of Bavaria, from his crowning in 1864 until his death in 1886.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: royal family, empress, politics, betrayal, downfall, state affairs, tragic hero, love affair, family life, palaces castles and temples, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: europe, austria, southern germany, bavaria
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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, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hypnosis, hypnotist, witnessing a crime, murder, psychologist, cop witness relations, moral dilemma, danger, crimes, crime, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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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: psychological thriller, suspense, enigmatic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, dark past, investigation, father son relationship, church, sadistic psychopath, boy scout, sadism, murder, teenage boy, fear, friendship ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 70s
Place: midwest
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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: cia, secret agents, chase, spy, on the run, female spy, conspiracy theory, fbi, explosion, retirement, alarm, swat team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, chicago illinois, kansas city, cleveland ohio ...
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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: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, tense, scary ...
Plot: slasher, wedding, murder, voyeurism, rescue, serial killer, mind game, investigation, blindness, voyeur, psychopath, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
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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, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: journalism, media, columnist, newspaper editor, workaholic, newspaper, workplace, relationship vs career, introspection, ambition, workplace situations, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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