films The Greatest Suspense Movies  

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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.

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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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The Sixth Sense is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
The Sixth Sense Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment

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The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
The Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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Rear Window Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock

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Psycho is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
Psycho Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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Misery Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

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Memento Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

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The Game Sean Penn, Michael Douglas, Spike Jonze

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Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
Vertigo James Stewart, Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock

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North by Northwest Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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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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Seven is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
Seven Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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The Shining Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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Taken Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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The Fugitive Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

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Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
Die Hard Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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Alien is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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

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Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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The Birds Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

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The Others Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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The Firm Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey

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

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The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
The Untouchables Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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Cape Fear Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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Notorious Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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Rope James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock, Cedric Hardwicke

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

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A Perfect Murder Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Douglas

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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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The Third Man Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Joseph Cotten

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

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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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Argo Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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The 39 Steps Sid James, Kenneth More, Joan Hickson

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Wait Until Dark Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Robby Benson

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Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
Rosemary's Baby Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

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

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Rebecca Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine

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The Ring is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
The Ring Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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

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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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Stir of Echoes Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas

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Cape Fear Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Telly Savalas

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Frailty Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe

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

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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
The Matrix Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss