Suspense movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant suspense movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, suspenseful, intense, serious, surprise ending and interesting films and TV shows about / with death, murder, dialogue, violence, storytelling, chase, police investigation, blood, runaway and catastrophe plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as suspense: The Call (2013), What Lies Beneath (2000), Joy Ride (2001), Gone Girl (2014), The Others (2001), Frozen (2010), Bird Box (2018), Searching (2018), The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016), A Quiet Place (2018).

List of suspense movies

 6.7
 105K
The Call (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911, ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, woman in danger, psycho, danger, fear, murder, investigation, 911, lifesaver, cell phone, control room ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, woman in danger, infidelity, haunted by the past, couple relations, dishonesty, supernatural power, supernatural, scientist, murder, missing girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa
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 6.6
 61K
Joy Ride (2001)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: truck driver, deathtrap, vengeance, kidnapping, psychopath, radio, murder, prank, road trip, humiliation, trap, sheriff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, new jersey, nebraska, wyoming, salt lake city utah ...
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 8.1
 775K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, femme fatale, manipulation, missing wife, investigation, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, mind game, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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 7.6
 317K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, scary, atmospheric, gothic ...
Plot: haunted house, afterlife, ghost, psychic, supernatural, mysterious character, parallel world, seance, uncover truth, single parent, isolation, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, england, english channel
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 6.1
 63K
Frozen (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, psychological, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, youth, danger, ski resort, stranded, frostbite, animal attack, skiing, ski lift, death, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.7
 197K
Bird Box (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A woman and a pair of children are blindfolded and make their way through a post-apocalyptic setting along a river.
Style: suspense, emotional, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: survival, blindness, fear, bird, suicide, survival horror, murder, creature, chase, end of the world, parents and children, running ...
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 7.7
 85K
Searching (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her. A thriller that unfolds entirely on computer screens.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: missing person, missing child, missing daughter, social media, parents and children, presumed dead, search and rescue, teenage life, loneliness, depression, single parent, disappearance ...
Place: california
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The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Father and son coroners receive a mysterious unidentified corpse with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to examine the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying ...
Style: suspense, scary, dark, suspenseful, bad ending ...
Plot: morgue, supernatural, witch, corpse, murder, supernatural horror, autopsy, supernatural power, mysterious death, witchcraft, evil power, self sacrifice ...
Place: london
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 7.5
 322K
A Quiet Place (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
Style: suspense, scary, disturbing, surprise ending, bleak ...
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, self sacrifice, deafness, monster, sign language, marriage, chase, pregnancy, creature, creature feature, silence ...
Time: near future, 2020s
Place: new york state
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 8.0
 338K
The Exorcist (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, biblical ...
Plot: evil force, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, priest, supernatural, clergy, psychiatrist, religions or cults, devil, girl, demons, good versus evil ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., middle east, asia, iraq
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 6.4
 34K
The Good Son (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of psychotic behavior.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, sociopath, danger, manipulation, crimes, parents and children, sadism, deception, disbelieving adult, problem child, rivalry, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: maine, usa, japan, asia, new england
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 7.7
 175K
Wind River (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, surprise ending, bleak, sentimental
Plot: investigation, murder, violence, native american reservation, snow, forest, rape, fbi, forensics, mountain, friendship, death ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, wyoming
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 7.4
 384K
It (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.
Style: suspense, scary, surprise ending, bleak, rough ...
Plot: killer clown, missing person, fear, clown, death of brother, group of friends, monster, abandoned house, death, good versus evil, small town, child ...
Time: year 1989
Place: maine
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The Girl on the Train (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes ...
Style: suspense, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police investigation, memory loss, train, psychology, psychiatrist, depression, mental illness, violence against women, obsession, false accusation, infidelity, adultery ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, usa, london
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 6.3
 55K
Escape Room (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, and must use their wits to survive.
Style: surprise ending, exciting, suspense, mind bending, intense
Plot: riddles and clues, quest, puzzle, teamwork, death, clue, student, evil corporation, teenage girl, code, violence, survivor ...
Place: chicago illinois
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 7.2
 172K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: suspense, twists and turns, psychological, intellectual, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, mind game, courtroom drama, obsession, legal investigation, lawyer, manipulation, adultery, murder mystery, perfect crime, guilt, attempted murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 8.1
 1.0M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, paranoia, insanity, investigation, losing-it hero, uncover truth, doctors and patients, island, psychiatrist, plot twist, delusion ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1954, year 1945 ...
Place: boston
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 5.3
 109K
House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Style: suspense, scary, gothic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, slasher, ghost town, traffic jam, deadly, wax museum, group of friends, violence, small town, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, florida
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 6.4
 280K
Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, exciting, twists and turns, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, double agent, spy, espionage, cia, female spy, chase, secret service, assassination, russian, on the run, agent as target ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, new york, usa, russia, north korea ...
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The Hidden Face (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Spanish orchestra conductor deals with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: missing person, strong sexual content, couples, isolation, infidelity, jealousy, secret, orchestra, secret room, bunker, hidden door, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, spain, south america
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 7.5
 147K
The Fly (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.
Style: suspense, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: experiment, mad scientist, scientist, mutant, tragic love, transformation, science, mutation, nightmare, deadly creature, teleportation, genetically altered ...
Time: 80s
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 6.8
 71K
Eden Lake (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. ...
Style: brutal, bleak, suspense, scary, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, torture, fear, gang, forest, camping, slasher, gory, weekend, in the woods, youth, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trial begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing ...
Style: suspense, scary, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom, priest, catholicism, lawyer, evil force, devil, curses spells and rituals, teenage girl, supernatural, good versus evil, demons, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, campus, usa
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 6.8
 244K
1408 (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: isolation, haunted house, fear, ghost, survival, insanity, paranormal activity, evil, trapped, hotel, paranoia, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.0
 96K
The X Files (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ufo, alien, evil alien, fbi, mystery, government agency, investigation, paranoia, special agents, first contact, obsession, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, prehistory, 1990s, future ...
Place: antarctica, texas, usa, europe, london ...
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 7.9
 528K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: suspense, philosophical, intellectual, enigmatic, twist ending ...
Plot: alien, first contact, spacecraft, loss, memory, science, destiny, precognition, death of daughter, time loop, flash forward, language barrier ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: china, montana, russia, pakistan, sudan ...
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The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: snake, investigation, mental illness, supernatural, sacrifice, kidnapping, insanity, transformation, serial killer, hospital, mother daughter relationship, demons ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mine, virginia
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 6.7
 234K
Resident Evil (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a virus leaks from a top-secret facility, turning all resident researchers into ravenous zombies and their lab animals into mutated hounds from hell, the government sends in an elite military task force to contain the outbreak. Alice and Rain ...
Style: scary, suspense, futuristic, macabre, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, bio weapon, quarantine, infected, zombie apocalypse, imaginary, virus, experiment gone awry, mutant, gory, survival, monster ...
Time: future, near future, 2000s
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The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A new Soviet nuclear missile sub (a Boomer) heading out on her maiden voyage that is being tracked by a Los Angeles class American submarine suddenly goes silent and "disappears". This focuses the attention of both U.S. Intelligence and ...
Style: suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, navy, warship, spy, cia, politics, underwater, russian, defection, nuclear threat, political intrigue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, russia, soviet union, washington d.c., iceland ...
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