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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    Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Robby Benson

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

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    Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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


    Sean Penn, Michael Douglas, Spike Jonze

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


    Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

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


    Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

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    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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    North by Northwest is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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    Dial M for Murder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock, Ray Milland

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

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    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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


    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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    James Stewart, Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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    Rebecca is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine

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


    Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey

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


    Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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


    Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Joseph Cotten

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    Enemy of the State is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

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


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

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    To Catch a Thief is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Black Swan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder

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

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    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

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    The Birds is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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    The Night of the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish

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    What Lies Beneath is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta

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    Shadow of a Doubt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Alfred Hitchcock, Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten

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


    Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

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    The Devil's Advocate is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Charlize Theron, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves

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


    Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman

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    Frailty is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe

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


    James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock, Cedric Hardwicke

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    Enemy at the Gates is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ed Harris

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    Cape Fear is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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    Stir of Echoes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas

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    The Others is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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    And Then There Were None is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Walter Huston, Judith Anderson, Barry Fitzgerald

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    Three Days of the Condor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

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    The 39 Steps is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Sid James, Kenneth More, Joan Hickson

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    The Shining is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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    In the Line of Fire is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo

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    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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    A Perfect Murder is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Douglas

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    Indiana Jones and the Last Cru... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

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    Strangers on a Train is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Alfred Hitchcock, Farley Granger, Leo G. Carroll

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    The French Connection is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

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    Aliens is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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    A Simple Plan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Billy Bob Thornton, Bill Paxton, Bridget Fonda

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