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The list contains the best, new and most relevant suspense movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, suspenseful, intense, serious, tense and interesting films and TV shows about / with storytelling, twists & turns, dialogue, death, murder, violence, blood, chase, mentor and danger plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as suspense: Frozen (2010), Shutter Island (2010), The Call (2013), Mulholland Drive (2001), The Sixth Sense (1999), The Departed (2006), The Game (1997), Gone Girl (2014), The Butterfly Effect (2004), Black Swan (2010).
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The Departed
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA, Hong Kong
151 min.
 8.5
The Godfather
Crime, Drama
USA
175 min.
 9.2
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Easter
Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
USA
200 min.

List of suspense movies

 6.2
 60K
Frozen
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, psychological, disturbing, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, stranded, danger, ski lift, death, wilderness, stupidity, life & death, frostbite, youth, ski resort, sole survivor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 8.1
 942K
Shutter Island
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: surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, uncover truth, mystery, reality vs fantasy, insanity, paranoia, plot twist, doctors and patients, psychology, mental institution, psychiatry, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954, year 1945 ...
Place: boston
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 6.7
 100K
The Call
Genre: Crime, 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: suspense, suspenseful, intense, psychological, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, psycho, chase, murder, control room, guilt, twists & turns, woman in danger, surveillance, investigation, cell phone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Mulholland Drive
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: psychological, surreal, mind bending, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: surrealism, amnesia, mystery, postmodernism, imagination, uncover truth, alternate reality, dreams, hollywood, hallucination, plot twist, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 8.1
 805K
The Sixth Sense
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychology, psychiatrist, mystery, doctors and patients, afterlife, able to see the dead, supernatural, ghost, tragic event, redemption, supernatural ability, police investigation ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
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 8.5
 1.0M
The Departed
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: twist ending, suspense, tense, bleak, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover cop, mole, crime, gangsters, mafia, police, working undercover, police investigation, law enforcement, corruption, police corruption, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, taiwan, harvard university, china
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 7.8
 298K
The Game
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: neo noir, game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, mystery, psychology, birthday present, existentialism, manipulation, mind game, rich snob, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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 8.1
 710K
Gone Girl
Genre: Crime, 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: tense, psychological, surprise ending, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, missing wife, mystery, investigation, disappearance, manipulation, obsession, police investigation, psychology, moral ambiguity, infidelity, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
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The Butterfly Effect
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, philosophical, dramatic ...
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, destiny, life philosophy, psychology, memory, haunted by the past, twists & turns, altering history, philosophy, existentialism, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa, dungeon
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 8.0
 619K
Black Swan
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: surreal, psychological, suspense, atmospheric, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, mental illness, surrealism, mentor, paranoia, psychology, character study, artists and showbiz, hallucinations, dancer's life, ballerina ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 6.4
 32K
The Good Son
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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: manipulation, children, problem child, brutality, danger, psychology, rivalry, family, parents and children, crimes, deception, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, maine, usa, japan, new england
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 8.8
 1.7M
Inception
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: surreal, psychological, suspense, ambiguous ending, futuristic ...
Plot: dreams, alternate reality, teamwork, neo noir, virtual reality, existentialism, redemption, philosophy, hi-tech, memory, heist, psychological manipulation ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, sydney australia, paris france, japan
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 8.5
 980K
Memento
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, non-linear, twist ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, revenge, uncover truth, vengeance, investigation, mystery, plot twist, flashback, murder, paranoia, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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What Lies Beneath
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: suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, murder, couple relations, twists & turns, secrets, woman in danger, missing girl, psychology, investigation, betrayal, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, vermont
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 7.0
 521K
Prometheus
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, genetics, distant planet, human versus alien, androids, space and aliens, transformation, alien life-form, fantasy world, mission, expedition, scientist ...
Time: future
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 8.0
 566K
The Revenant
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Canada
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: atmospheric, tense, melancholic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, revenge, vengeance, wilderness, violence, life & death, betrayal, violent, indians, beautiful scenery, old west, native americans ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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 7.2
 289K
Speed
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but ...
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, bomb, hostages, terrorism, unlikely partners, rescue, bus, save the day, twists & turns, danger, surveillance, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 8.1
 736K
Jurassic Park
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: dinosaur, island, adventure, survival, theme park, chase, genetics, natural disaster, fantasy world, science, animal attack, children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: costa rica
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 7.3
 271K
Split
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant ...
Style: suspense, twist ending, macabre, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: mental illness, kidnapping, serial killer, schizophrenia, violence, dissociative identity disorder, insanity, survival, paranoia, teenage girl, psychiatrist, surveillance ...
Time: 2010s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania
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 7.2
 250K
The Mist
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, bad ending, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, apocalypse, fog, catastrophe, stephen king, fight, giant insect, religious fanatic, blood, human versus monster, supermarket ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
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The Blair Witch Project
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, dark, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, in the woods, witch, danger, supernatural, legend, mysterious place, panic, mystery, friends, videotaping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: maryland, usa
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 6.6
 161K
Life
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The six-member crew of the International Space Station is tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the first proof of extra-terrestrial life, which proves more intelligent than ever expected.
Style: suspense, tense, tragic ending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: alien, monster, brutality, astronaut, alien life-form, mars, unhappy ending, danger, death, space travel, characters killed one by one, survival horror ...
Time: future, near future
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The Silence of the Lambs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, cannibalism, psychopath, psychology, brutality, mind game, murder, violence, special agents, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, west virginia, ohio ...
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 6.4
 204K
Alien: Covenant
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship 'Covenant' discovers what is thought to be an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world – which has its sole inhabitant the ...
Style: twist ending, suspense, suspenseful, enigmatic, bad ending ...
Plot: fantasy world, alien life-form, monster, brutality, alien invasion, androids, alien technology, outer space, human versus alien, transformation, atheism, mission ...
Time: future
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 7.0
 264K
Constantine
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: John Constantine has literally been to Hell and back. When he teams up with a policewoman to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists beneath the landscape of ...
Style: serious, suspense, stylized, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: redemption, good versus evil, supernatural ability, suicide, devil, immortality, supernatural, angel, superhero, sacrifice, demons, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, mexico
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The Autopsy of Jane Doe
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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, dark, scary, bad ending, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, witch, mysterious death, mystery, plot twist, autopsy, supernatural horror, demons, morgue, cult, severed tongue, witchcraft ...
Place: london
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 6.0
 29K
Deep Rising
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who have taken over the ship first.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, blood, deadly creature, ocean liner, sea monster, catastrophe, adventure, weapons, escapades, armed robbery, twists & turns, brutality ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, china, pacific ocean
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 6.6
 195K
Contagion
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: virus, death, chaos and mayhem, epidemic, vaccine, humanity, fate of humanity, paranoia, quarantine, scientist, doctors, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, asia, minnesota, california, hong kong ...
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Inglourious Basterds
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. ...
Style: tense, dark humor, suspense, entertaining, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, war, german, heroic mission, assassination, hitler, working undercover, dynamite, plan gone awry, fictional reality, loss of family member, sole survivor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, germany, europe, paris france
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 7.2
 51K
The Dead Zone
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns, tense, psychological ...
Plot: coma, investigation, supernatural ability, supernatural, heroes, twists & turns, dark hero, serial killer, murder, adaptation, destiny, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, maine, new hampshire
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