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, surprise ending, intense, psychological and scary films and TV shows about / with murder, death, blood, violence, chase, police investigation, dialogue, storytelling, serial killer and brutality plots mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
suspense movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as suspense: The Call (2013), What Lies Beneath (2000), Gone Girl (2014), Frozen (2010), Shutter Island (2010), Joy Ride (2001), The Good Son (1993), The Others (2001), The Invisible Guest (2016), Searching (2018).

List of suspense movies

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, tense, surprise ending, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, woman in danger, psycho, child abduction, 911, danger, investigation, chase, murder, fear, lifesaver ...
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, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, woman in danger, haunted by the past, dishonesty, couple relations, infidelity, adultery, scientist, murder, spiritualism, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa
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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, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, investigation, femme fatale, disappearance, manipulation, twists & turns, missing wife, murder mystery, adultery, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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Frozen (2010)
Genre: Adventure, 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, disturbing, scary, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, sole survivor, danger, ski resort, stranded, isolation, youth, mountain, skiing, snow, death, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, twist ending, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: mystery, mental institution, insanity, paranoia, investigation, plot twist, mental illness, uncover truth, losing-it hero, psychology, island, psychiatrist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1945, 1940s ...
Place: boston
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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, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: truck driver, kidnapping, murder, prank, deathtrap, vengeance, psychopath, radio, road trip, humiliation, trap, sheriff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, new jersey, san diego california, nebraska, salt lake city utah ...
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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, danger, sociopath, children, manipulation, crimes, parents and children, sadism, deception, disbelieving adult, psycho, problem child ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, maine, japan, asia, new england
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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, twist ending ...
Plot: haunted house, afterlife, ghost, psychic, mysterious character, supernatural, uncover truth, parallel world, single parent, isolation, losing-it hero, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, england, english channel
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The Invisible Guest (2016)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "The Invisible Guest” turns on a young businessman who wakes up in a hotel room locked from the inside with the dead body of his lover next to him. He hires a prestigious lawyer, and over one night they work together to clarify what happened ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, psychological, tricky
Plot: uncover truth, interrogation, death, female lawyer, murder suspect, trial, false accusation, judge, corpse, suspect, lawyer, confession of crime ...
Place: barcelona spain, spain
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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, disturbing, surprise ending, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: missing person, missing child, social media, missing daughter, parents and children, presumed dead, search and rescue, teenage life, loneliness, internet, disappearance, single parent ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california
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Don't Breathe (2016)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teens break into a blind man's home thinking they'll get away with the perfect crime. They're wrong.
Style: suspense, twist ending, scary, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: violence, held captive, thief, break in, murder, robbery gone awry, cat and mouse, home invasion, surveillance, isolation, abandoned, blind man ...
Place: california, michigan, detroit
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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, suspense, twist ending, psychological, tense ...
Plot: missing person, couples, isolation, infidelity, secret room, jealousy, strong sexual content, orchestra, bunker, police investigation, captive, hidden door ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, spain, south america
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Bird Box (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: end of the world, survival, survival horror, blindness, fear, bird, murder, suicide, creature, parents and children, chase, running ...
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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: post apocalypse, survival, deafness, sign language, self sacrifice, monster, pregnancy, creature feature, chase, marriage, creature, silence ...
Time: near future, 2020s, 21st century
Place: new york state
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House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 113 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: scary, suspense, gothic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, psychopath, ghost town, traffic jam, violence, deadly, woman in danger, group of friends, small town, torture ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, new york, florida
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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: supernatural, devil, evil force, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, priest, exorcism, religion, clergy, psychiatrist, religions or cults, demon ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., asia, iraq, middle east
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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, bad ending, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, torture, youth, gang, fear, in the woods, camping, slasher, beach, weekend, sadism, bully ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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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, native american reservation, violence, rape, snow, forest, mountain, fbi, death, violence against women, finding a dead body ...
Time: 2010s
Place: wyoming, usa, united states
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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, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, fear, isolation, survival, evil, trapped, paranormal activity, insanity, supernatural, paranoia, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: twists and turns, suspense, serious, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, murder mystery, legal investigation, manipulation, lawyer, courtroom drama, obsession, adultery, guilt, perfect crime, attempted murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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, bad ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural horror, morgue, witch, supernatural, corpse, evil power, dead woman, supernatural power, autopsy, mysterious death, murder, self sacrifice ...
Place: london
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Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.
Style: twist ending, suspense, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: memory loss, mystery, uncover truth, amnesia, domestic violence, life turned upside down, psychiatrist, obsession, woman in danger, doctors and patients, power relations, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: england, london
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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, suspense, exciting, mind bending, intense
Plot: quest, riddles and clues, teamwork, puzzle, death, clue, survivor, insecurity, fire, code, violence, evil corporation ...
Place: chicago illinois
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Joker (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.
Style: suspense, bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: mental illness, insanity, villain, psychological trauma, social decay, social problems, psycho killer, mental patient, evil clown, murder, clown, psycho ...
Time: year 1981, 20th century
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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, spy, double agent, female spy, cia, espionage, strong female lead, secret service, chase, lone hero, assassination, russian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, new york, usa, russia, north korea ...
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It (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
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, rough, bleak ...
Plot: killer clown, missing person, clown, fear, death of brother, monster, asthma, supernatural power, abandoned house, good versus evil, summer, small town ...
Time: quarry, year 1988, year 1989
Place: maine
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Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chris crashes into a carload of other young people, and the group of stranded motorists is soon lost in the woods of West Virginia, where they're hunted by three cannibalistic mountain men who are grossly disfigured by generations of inbreeding.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, slasher, cannibalism, manhunt, disfigurement, danger, chase, gory, youth, massacre, isolation, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
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Marrowbone (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man and his four younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, tense, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: brother sister relationship, attic, secret, murder, ghost, violence, mental illness, mirror, love, death of mother, beach, murder of family ...
Time: 1960s, year 1969
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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
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: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, crime, cannibalism, investigation, murder, psychology, fbi, maniac, killings, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, west virginia, ohio ...
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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: scary, suspense, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, experiment, scientist, science, tragic love, deadly creature, mutation, research, nightmare, transformation, teleportation ...
Time: 80s
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