The Greatest Suspense Movies Films
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The Greatest Suspense Movies

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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    Toni Collette, Haley Joel Osment, Mischa Barton

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    Richard Farnsworth, Lauren Bacall, Graham Jarvis

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    Barbara Bel Geddes, Henry Jones, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Martin Landau, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Alfred Hitchcock, John Dall, Douglas Dick

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    Stellan Skarsgård, Pierfrancesco Favino, Tom Hanks

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    James Coburn, Peter Stone, Stanley Donen

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    Daveigh Chase, Naomi Watts, Brian Cox

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    John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott

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    Will Smith, Jack Black, Dan Butler

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    Teresa Wright, Macdonald Carey, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Cary Grant, Claude Rains, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Albert Brooks, Scatman Crothers, Burgess Meredith

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    Lucie Mannheim, Peggy Ashcroft, Alfred Hitchcock

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