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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    Spellbound is listed (or ranked) 101 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Alfred Hitchcock

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    The Black Dahlia is listed (or ranked) 102 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Scarlett Johansson, Rose McGowan, Hilary Swank

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    Sneakers is listed (or ranked) 103 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley

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    Red Dragon is listed (or ranked) 104 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton

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    The Boondock Saints is listed (or ranked) 105 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly

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    The Tenant is listed (or ranked) 106 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Roman Polanski, Shelley Winters, Isabelle Adjani

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    The Deer Hunter is listed (or ranked) 107 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

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    Cape Fear is listed (or ranked) 108 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Telly Savalas

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    Air Force One is listed (or ranked) 109 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

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    The Adventures of Sherlock Hol... is listed (or ranked) 110 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Basil Rathbone, Ida Lupino, George Zucco

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    Insomnia is listed (or ranked) 111 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

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    The Lady from Shanghai is listed (or ranked) 112 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Errol Flynn

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    The Hitcher is listed (or ranked) 113 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell

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    High Noon is listed (or ranked) 114 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Grace Kelly, Gary Cooper, Lee Van Cleef

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    The Missing is listed (or ranked) 115 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Val Kilmer

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    Presumed Innocent is listed (or ranked) 116 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Raúl Juliá

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    The Changeling is listed (or ranked) 117 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    George C. Scott, Melvyn Douglas, Barry Morse

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    Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

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    Les Diaboliques is listed (or ranked) 119 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Simone Signoret, Michel Serrault, Paul Meurisse

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    Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 120 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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    Twilight Zone: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 121 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Dan Aykroyd, John Lithgow, Burgess Meredith

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    Strange Days is listed (or ranked) 122 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis

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    The Parallax View is listed (or ranked) 123 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, Hume Cronyn

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    Death on the Nile is listed (or ranked) 124 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury

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    Things to Do in Denver When Yo... is listed (or ranked) 125 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Jenny McCarthy, Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi

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    The Big Heat is listed (or ranked) 126 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Lee Marvin, Glenn Ford, Carolyn Jones

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    Goldfinger is listed (or ranked) 127 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

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    Crossfire is listed (or ranked) 128 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Robert Young

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    Kiss Me Deadly is listed (or ranked) 129 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Cloris Leachman, Nat King Cole, Jack Elam

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    Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

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    Dog Day Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 131 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning

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    Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is listed (or ranked) 133 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Conrad Veidt, Lil Dagover, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski

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    An American Werewolf in London is listed (or ranked) 134 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz, Rik Mayall

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    Magic is listed (or ranked) 135 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith

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    Shallow Grave is listed (or ranked) 136 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, 피터 뮬란

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    The Dead Zone is listed (or ranked) 137 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt

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    Close Encounters of the Third ... is listed (or ranked) 138 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers

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    Dracula is listed (or ranked) 139 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle

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    Angels & Demons is listed (or ranked) 140 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård

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    The Wages of Fear is listed (or ranked) 141 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Yves Montand, Darío Moreno, Peter van Eyck

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    Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 142 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tom Hardy

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    Duel is listed (or ranked) 143 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Lou Frizzell

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    Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 144 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins

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    Shutter Island is listed (or ranked) 145 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

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    A Clockwork Orange is listed (or ranked) 146 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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    Kansas City Confidential is listed (or ranked) 147 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam, Coleen Gray

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    The Thing from Another World is listed (or ranked) 148 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    James Arness, Paul Frees, George Fenneman

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    Lifeboat is listed (or ranked) 149 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Tallulah Bankhead, Hume Cronyn, Heather Angel

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    Night of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 150 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

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