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, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, tense and enigmatic films and TV shows about / with paranoid, paranoia, violence, murder, brutality, twists and turns, nudity (full frontal - brief), storytelling, dialogue and death plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
paranoid movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as paranoid: Widow's Kiss (1996), Spider (2002), Talk Radio (1988), The Invitation (2015), The Wave (2015), Owning Mahowny (2003), Open 24 Hours (2018), One Hour Photo (2002), The Business of Strangers (2001), Caligula (1979).

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: sexy, enigmatic, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: fatal attraction, stepmother stepson relationship, paranoid, erotica, seduction, sex, investigation, inheritance, marriage, murder, death, suspicion ...
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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, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, misfit, paranoia, twists and turns, murder, insanity, psychopath, mystery, mental patient, mental institution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: london, europe, east end london, england, united kingdom ...
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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: disturbing, thought provoking, tense, talky, suspense ...
Plot: radio, paranoid, radio dj, death, murder, racism, anonymity, twists and turns, liberal, media, media satire, redemption ...
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, scary, suspense, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: dinner party, suicide, conspiracy, obsession, suspicion, cult, old friend, deception, insanity, survival, vengeance, brutality ...
Place: los angeles, california
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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: tense, suspenseful, suspense, intense, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, disaster, survival, catastrophe, landslide, tsunami, family, geologist, apocalypse, dysfunctional family, paranoid, stupidity ...
Time: 80s
Place: norway
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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, suspense, thought provoking, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: gambling, gambling addiction, gambler, con artists, casino, addiction, crimes, police investigation, embezzlement, redemption, paranoid, relationships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, new jersey, toronto ontario canada, atlantic city new jersey, atlantic city ...
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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, psychological, suspense
Plot: serial killer, hallucination, murder, psycho killer, violence, paranoid, mental illness, brutality, paranoia, psychopath, punishment, immolation ...
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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, psychological, tense, scary, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, adultery, loner, loneliness, insanity, mental illness, psychopath as protagonist, voyeurism, character study, twists and turns, paranoid, undercover ...
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, disturbing, harsh, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: women, trust, lesbian, brutality, psychology, twists and turns, airport, character study, manipulation, paranoid, redemption, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, new jersey
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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, disturbing, sexual, rough, art house ...
Plot: ancient rome, sex, explicit sex, sexploitation, brutality, incest, ancient world, sex orgy, sexuality, lust, betrayal, sexual sadism ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, italy
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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: suspense, enigmatic, macabre, bleak, mind bending ...
Plot: child killer, surrealism, paranoid, identity crisis, talk show, stranded, on the road, psychopath, insanity, loneliness, isolation, violence ...
Time: 90s, year 1998
Place: mojave desert, california
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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: suspense, enigmatic, twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: time loop, air traffic controller, train station, repeated event, time travel, artist, murder, investigation, premonition, romance, paranoia, love triangle ...
Time: year 1986
Place: new york
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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: suspense, psychological, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: nightmare, home invasion, insanity, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, serial killer, sisters, female protagonist, ghost, escape, paranoid schizophrenia, doll ...
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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: suspenseful, rough, tense, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: teenager, paranoid, hypochondriac, gypsy, neighbor neighbor relationship, boy, teenage boy, prison, female protagonist, stolen money, money, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
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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, stylized, absurd, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, stoners, nothing goes right, goofy hero, escapades, stoner, roommate, stoned, comedy of errors, actor's life, paranoid, drug use ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, venice california
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Play or Die (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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: surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful, rough, captivating ...
Plot: trap, survival, game, brutality, paranoid, killings, abandoned building, violence, fear, characters killed one by one, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, murder of mother ...
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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: gothic, scary, suspenseful, suspense, slasher ...
Plot: mad scientist, mutant, monster, mystery, supernatural, experiment gone awry, old dark house, crimes, haunted house, fiancee, paranoid, demon ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
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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: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: hunting, paranoia, accident, drug use, village, hunter, friends, paranoid, survival, murder, murderer, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: scottish highlands
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Paper Spiders (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A bittersweet story about coming of age in the shadow of mental illness.
Style: disturbing, suspense, psychological, captivating
Plot: paranoid schizophrenia, mother and daughter, mental illness, mental health, coming of age, paranoia, grownups, moral dilemma, paranoid, dysfunctional family, psychology, family relations ...
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House of Darkness (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, the supernatural thriller "House of Darkness" recounts the mysterious case of a San Francisco family who claimed that a dark force was responsible for the tragic events that unfolded. Trying to save their ...
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, mystical, captivating ...
Plot: insanity, ghost, paranoia, mysticism, paranoid schizophrenia, paranormal, female protagonist, haunted, paranoid, lifetime, possession, chase
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The Deleted (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 14 min.
TV show
Story: A Noir-Fairy Tale thriller that follows the disappearance of three seemingly unconnected people from Los Angeles, which triggers paranoia among a group of twenty somethings who escaped from a cult a few years back.
Style: erotic, enigmatic, suspense, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: cult, paranoia, confronting the past, mysterious disappearance, escape, paranoid, mystery, disappearance, past, sexual content, tv show, relationships ...
Place: los angeles
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Psychopath Diary (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a man named Yook Dong-sik who coincidentally witnesses a murder and picks up the killer's diary. While fleeing the scene, he gets into a car accident causes him to lose his memory. Due to the diary in his possession, he mistakenly ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, suspense, tense, psychological
Plot: diary, killer, murder, memory loss, serial killer, memory lapse, murder investigation, murderer, paranoia, homicidal maniac, disorder, murder mystery ...
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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: suspense, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: sex work, suicide, erotica, sex worker, doppelganger, fetishist, female exhibitionist, internet, shame, birthday party, stolen identity, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
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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: realistic, psychological, bleak, disturbing, sad ...
Plot: vandalism, delusion, family relations, family problems, social relations, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, custody, interracial relations, kids in trouble, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Turning (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: India, 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, tutor, sexual assault, nanny, supernatural, society, unfulfillment, family problems, uncover truth, master and servant, life is a bitch ...
Time: year 1994
Place: maine
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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: gothic, macabre, scary, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: architect, world war two, murder mystery, holocaust, suicide, paranoia, schizophrenia, gypsy, death, murder, travel, art history ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
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: scary, atmospheric, gothic, psychotronic, surreal ...
Plot: ghost, female protagonist, supernatural, zombie, carnival, car accident, afterlife, amusement park, hallucination, surrealism, spirit, visceral ...
Place: salt lake city utah, utah, usa
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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, road movie ...
Plot: road trip, drugs, lsd, drug abuse, hallucination, addiction, journalism, american dream, surrealism, psychedelia, trippy, marijuana ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1965
Place: las vegas, usa
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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: disturbing, talky, biting, tense, psychological ...
Plot: french revolution, art, politics, insanity, revolution, sex maniac, fighting the system, mental illness, murder, violence, assassination, male nudity ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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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: disturbing, suspense, sexy, psychological, scenic ...
Plot: obsession, jealousy, hotel, marriage, adultery, hearing voices, husband wife relationship, rape, parallel universe, insanity, infidelity, paranoid ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, south of france
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