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

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    Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Robby Benson

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    Rear Window

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    Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock

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    The Game


    Sean Penn, Michael Douglas, Spike Jonze

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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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    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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    North by Northwest


    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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    Taken


    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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    James Stewart, Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Jaws

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    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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    The Firm


    Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey

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    Notorious


    Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Poltergeist


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

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    The Third Man


    Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Joseph Cotten

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    Enemy of the State


    Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

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    What Lies Beneath


    Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta

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    The Fugitive

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    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

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    To Catch a Thief


    Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, 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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    The Birds


    Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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    The Conversation


    Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

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    Fail Safe


    Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman

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    Rebecca

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    Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine

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    The Night of the Hunter


    Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish

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    Black Swan


    Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder

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    Enemy at the Gates


    Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ed Harris

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    And Then There Were None


    Walter Huston, Judith Anderson, Barry Fitzgerald

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    The Devil's Advocate


    Charlize Theron, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves

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    Stir of Echoes


    Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas

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    The 39 Steps


    Sid James, Kenneth More, Joan Hickson

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    Frailty


    Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe

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    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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    In the Line of Fire


    Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo

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    Cape Fear


    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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    Shadow of a Doubt


    Alfred Hitchcock, Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten

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    The Others


    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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    Dial M for Murder

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    Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock, Ray Milland

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    Three Days of the Condor


    Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

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    A Perfect Murder


    Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Douglas

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    A Simple Plan


    Billy Bob Thornton, Bill Paxton, Bridget Fonda

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    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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    Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

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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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    Joy Ride


    Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Walton Goggins

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    Mercury Rising


    Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Kim Dickens

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    The Shining

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    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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