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


    Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Val Kilmer

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    The Man Who Knew Too Much is listed (or ranked) 102 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    James Stewart, Doris Day, Alfred Hitchcock

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


    Harrison Ford, Viggo Mortensen, Danny Glover

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    Don't Say a Word is listed (or ranked) 104 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Famke Janssen, Michael Douglas, Brittany Murphy

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


    Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Edward Norton

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

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    Grace Kelly, Gary Cooper, Lee Van Cleef

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    A Clockwork Orange is listed (or ranked) 107 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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

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    Pierce Brosnan, Famke Janssen, Judi Dench

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    Joy Ride is listed (or ranked) 109 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Walton Goggins

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

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    Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson

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    2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 111 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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    Sneakers is listed (or ranked) 112 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley

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    For Your Eyes Only is listed (or ranked) 113 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Roger Moore, Sheena Easton, Charles Dance

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

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    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bissett

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    From Russia with Love is listed (or ranked) 115 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) 116 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie, Frances Bavier

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    The Spy Who Loved Me is listed (or ranked) 117 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Caroline Munro

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    Dr. No is listed (or ranked) 118 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Jack Lord

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

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    Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan

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

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    Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Richard Kiel

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    Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons

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

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    Sean Connery, Luciana Paluzzi, Claudine Auger

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

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    Die Hard 2 is listed (or ranked) 124 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo, Dennis Franz

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    Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

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    The Sum of All Fears is listed (or ranked) 126 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Liev Schreiber

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


    Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards

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    Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 128 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tom Hardy

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    An American Werewolf in London is listed (or ranked) 129 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz, Rik Mayall

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    The Black Dahlia is listed (or ranked) 130 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Scarlett Johansson, Rose McGowan, Hilary Swank

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    Shallow Grave is listed (or ranked) 131 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, 피터 뮬란

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    Dog Day Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 132 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning

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    The Dead Zone is listed (or ranked) 133 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt

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    Air Force One is listed (or ranked) 134 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

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

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    Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle

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


    Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Raúl Juliá

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    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is listed (or ranked) 137 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Conrad Veidt, Lil Dagover, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski

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    In the Mouth of Madness is listed (or ranked) 138 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Hayden Christensen, Charlton Heston, Sam Neill

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

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    Fay Wray, Merian C. Cooper, Bruce Cabot

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    Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Dan Aykroyd

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    Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 141 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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    Red Dragon is listed (or ranked) 142 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton

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


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

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    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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    The Thing from Another World is listed (or ranked) 146 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    James Arness, Paul Frees, George Fenneman

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    Night of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 147 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

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

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    Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, John Loder

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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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    Lord of the Flies is listed (or ranked) 150 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Nicholas Hammond, James Aubrey, Kent Fletcher

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