films The Greatest Suspense Movies

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List Rules 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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Dog Day Afternoon Al Pacino, Carol Kane Charles Durning

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For Your Eyes Only Roger Moore, Sheena Easton Charles Dance

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Bullitt Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen Jacqueline Bissett

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The Day the Earth Stood Still Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie Frances Bavier

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The Spy Who Loved Me Roger Moore, Barbara Bach Caroline Munro

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Dr. No Sean Connery, Ursula Andress Jack Lord

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Octopussy Roger Moore, Maud Adams Louis Jourdan

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Moonraker Roger Moore, Lois Chiles Richard Kiel

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Thunderball Sean Connery, Luciana Paluzzi Claudine Auger

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The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton Frank Morgan

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Predator is listed (or ranked) 111 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
Predator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura Carl Weathers

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King Kong Fay Wray, Merian C. Cooper Bruce Cabot

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The Crow Bai Ling, Brandon Lee Tony Todd

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Don't Say a Word Famke Janssen, Michael Douglas Brittany Murphy

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Mad Max 2 Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence Vernon Wells

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Charade Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant James Coburn

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Red Dragon Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes Edward Norton

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Shutter Island Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams Mark Ruffalo

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The Dead Zone Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen Tom Skerritt

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr Carl Weathers

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Dracula Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning Carla Laemmle

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A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke Steven Berkoff

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Magic Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret Burgess Meredith

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Conrad Veidt, Lil Dagover Hans Heinrich von Twardowski

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Dirty Harry Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel Andrew Robinson

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Die Hard 2 Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo Dennis Franz

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The Missing Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood Val Kilmer

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The Black Dahlia Scarlett Johansson, Rose McGowan Hilary Swank

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A Simple Plan Billy Bob Thornton, Bill Paxton Bridget Fonda

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The Long Kiss Goodnight Samuel L. Jackson, Geena Davis Brian Cox

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The Killing Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray Vince Edwards

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The Boondock Saints Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus Billy Connolly

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Joy Ride Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski Walton Goggins

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Unbreakable Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson Robin Wright

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Frankenstein Boris Karloff, John Boles Colin Clive

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The Wolf Man Bela Lugosi, Claude Rains Lon Chaney

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M Peter Lorre, Theo Lingen Georg John

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Metropolis Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich Theodor Loos

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Nosferatu Max Schreck, John Gottowt Alexander Granach

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Nosferatu the Vampyre Isabelle Adjani, Klaus Kinski Bruno Ganz

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RoboCop is listed (or ranked) 141 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
RoboCop Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller Leeza Gibbons

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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Pr... is listed (or ranked) 142 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Tom Cruise, Paula Patton Jeremy Renner

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Witness Harrison Ford, Viggo Mortensen Danny Glover

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Sneakers Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd Ben Kingsley

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In the Mouth of Madness Hayden Christensen, Charlton Heston Sam Neill

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Presumed Innocent Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy Raúl Juliá

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 147 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
Halloween Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards Donald Pleasence

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Fight Club Brad Pitt, Jared Leto Helena Bonham Carter

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Shaft Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn Lawrence Pressman

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Mad Max: Fury Road Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Tom Hardy