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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    Invasion of the Body Snatchers is listed (or ranked) 101 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    The Deer Hunter is listed (or ranked) 102 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

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

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    Grace Kelly, Gary Cooper, Lee Van Cleef

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    Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 104 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, James Whitmore

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

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    Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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    Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 107 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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    Air Force One is listed (or ranked) 108 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

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    Jaws 2 is listed (or ranked) 109 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Roy Scheider, Murray Hamilton, Ann Dusenberry

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    Frequency is listed (or ranked) 110 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Jim Caviezel, Elizabeth Mitchell, Dennis Quaid

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


    Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, Hume Cronyn

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    Things to Do in Denver When Yo... is listed (or ranked) 112 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Jenny McCarthy, Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi

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    When a Stranger Calls is listed (or ranked) 113 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rachel Roberts

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


    Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Robert Young

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


    Lee Marvin, Glenn Ford, Carolyn Jones

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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    Kiss Me Deadly is listed (or ranked) 117 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Cloris Leachman, Nat King Cole, Jack Elam

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    John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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

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    Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd

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

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    Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper

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    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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    The Lady Vanishes is listed (or ranked) 122 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas

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    The Adventures of Sherlock Hol... is listed (or ranked) 123 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Basil Rathbone, Ida Lupino, George Zucco

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    Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

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    Dirty Harry is listed (or ranked) 125 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson

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    Lord of the Flies is listed (or ranked) 126 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Nicholas Hammond, James Aubrey, Kent Fletcher

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    Close Encounters of the Third ... is listed (or ranked) 127 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers

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


    Roman Polanski, Shelley Winters, Isabelle Adjani

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    Source Code is listed (or ranked) 129 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga

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    Vantage Point is listed (or ranked) 130 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Dennis Quaid

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    The Ghost and the Darkness is listed (or ranked) 131 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Val Kilmer, Michael Douglas, Emily Mortimer

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    Malice is listed (or ranked) 132 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin

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    Death on the Nile is listed (or ranked) 133 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury

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    Body of Lies is listed (or ranked) 134 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

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    Kansas City Confidential is listed (or ranked) 135 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam, Coleen Gray

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

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    Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, John Loder

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

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    Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi

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    Proof of Life is listed (or ranked) 138 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe, David Morse

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

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    Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

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    Lifeboat is listed (or ranked) 140 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Tallulah Bankhead, Hume Cronyn, Heather Angel

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    Night Moves is listed (or ranked) 141 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Gene Hackman, James Woods, Melanie Griffith

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    2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 142 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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    The Thing from Another World is listed (or ranked) 143 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    James Arness, Paul Frees, George Fenneman

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    Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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    A Clockwork Orange is listed (or ranked) 145 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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    Bullitt is listed (or ranked) 146 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bissett

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    The Spy Who Loved Me is listed (or ranked) 147 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Caroline Munro

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    The Dead Zone is listed (or ranked) 148 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt

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    From Russia with Love is listed (or ranked) 149 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

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    The Day the Earth Stood Still is listed (or ranked) 150 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie, Frances Bavier

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