The Greatest Suspense Movies Films

The Greatest Suspense Movies

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List Criteria: Vote for your personal favorite Suspense films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all the best suspense movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Find out if your favorite suspense movies are currently streaming on these best dramas on Amazon Prime and Netflix Instant lists. Take a look at this list of suspenseful movies!

 This suspense movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of suspense films also contains suspense movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This suspense films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best suspense movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This suspense movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Make sure to rock the vote by upvoting the best movies on this list.

List of suspense films includes suspense movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Share what you voted on to see if your friends disagree.

These are the top films in the suspense genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the suspense genre in it. Be it the motifs of the suspense genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

If you're not a fan of Born Killers or Deadline, then vote those down so that the list takes your preferences into account. If we missed any suspense movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous suspense movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about suspense movie lists.
 
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the suspense movies. List includes photos and suspense movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

List below includes The Assault, Hannibal and more movies. These are the best suspenseful movies as voted on by you, the people!

Whether you're at home and want to watch these suspense movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good suspense movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest suspense movies, here is the full suspense movies list, ordered from best to worst.

All sorts of directors have taken on Suspense movies. Examples include Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock, and Francis Ford Coppola.

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    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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    Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment

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    Wait Until Dark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Wait Until Dark Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Robby Benson

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    Rear Window is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Rear Window Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock

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    The Game is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    The Game Sean Penn, Michael Douglas, Spike Jonze

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    Misery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Misery Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

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    Memento is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Memento Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

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    Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Die Hard Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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    Psycho is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Psycho Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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    No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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    North by Northwest is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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    Taken is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Taken Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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    The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    The Untouchables Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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    Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Vertigo James Stewart, Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock

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    The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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    Argo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Argo Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston

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    Enemy of the State is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Enemy of the State Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

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    The Firm is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    The Firm Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey

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    Jaws is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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    Rebecca is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Rebecca Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine

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    The Third Man is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    The Third Man Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Joseph Cotten

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    Notorious is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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    The Devil's Advocate is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    The Devil's Advocate Charlize Theron, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves

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    The Night of the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    The Night of the Hunter Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish

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    The Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    The Fugitive Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

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    To Catch a Thief is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    To Catch a Thief Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Fail Safe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Fail Safe Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman

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    Rope is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Rope James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock, Cedric Hardwicke

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    Black Swan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Black Swan Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder

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    The Birds is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    The Birds Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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    The Conversation is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    The Conversation Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

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    Poltergeist is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Poltergeist Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke

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    Stir of Echoes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Stir of Echoes Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas

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    The Others is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    The Others Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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    What Lies Beneath is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta

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    Three Days of the Condor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Three Days of the Condor Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

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    Shadow of a Doubt is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Shadow of a Doubt Alfred Hitchcock, Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten

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    A Perfect Murder is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    A Perfect Murder Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Douglas

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    Frailty is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Frailty Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe

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    Indiana Jones and the Last Cru... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

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    Cape Fear is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Cape Fear Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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    And Then There Were None is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    And Then There Were None Walter Huston, Judith Anderson, Barry Fitzgerald

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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    The 39 Steps is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Sid James, Kenneth More, Joan Hickson

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    In the Line of Fire is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    In the Line of Fire Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo

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    Enemy at the Gates is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Enemy at the Gates Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ed Harris

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    The Departed is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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    Strangers on a Train is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Strangers on a Train Alfred Hitchcock, Farley Granger, Leo G. Carroll

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    The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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    The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    The Dark Knight Rises Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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