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


    Sneakers Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley

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

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    Aliens Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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    Dressed to Kill is listed (or ranked) 103 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Dressed to Kill Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Dennis Franz

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    Cape Fear is listed (or ranked) 104 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Cape Fear Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Telly Savalas

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    Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 105 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

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


    Hannibal Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins

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


    The Hitcher Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell

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

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    Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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


    Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Val Kilmer

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


    Spellbound Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Alfred Hitchcock

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    The Lady from Shanghai is listed (or ranked) 111 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    The Lady from Shanghai Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Errol Flynn

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

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    The Deer Hunter Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

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

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    High Noon Grace Kelly, Gary Cooper, Lee Van Cleef

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    Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 114 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Planet of the Apes Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, James Whitmore

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

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    Fight Club Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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


    The Tenant Roman Polanski, Shelley Winters, Isabelle Adjani

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


    Strange Days Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis

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    Air Force One is listed (or ranked) 118 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Air Force One Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

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


    Frequency Jim Caviezel, Elizabeth Mitchell, Dennis Quaid

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


    The Parallax View Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, Hume Cronyn

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    Things to Do in Denver When Yo... is listed (or ranked) 121 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Jenny McCarthy, Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi

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    Kiss Me Deadly is listed (or ranked) 122 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Kiss Me Deadly Cloris Leachman, Nat King Cole, Jack Elam

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


    Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Robert Young

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    The Big Heat is listed (or ranked) 124 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    The Big Heat Lee Marvin, Glenn Ford, Carolyn Jones

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    When a Stranger Calls is listed (or ranked) 125 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    When a Stranger Calls Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rachel Roberts

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

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    Goldfinger Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

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

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    The Lady Vanishes Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas

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    Close Encounters of the Third ... is listed (or ranked) 128 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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

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    Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 129 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

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    The Adventures of Sherlock Hol... is listed (or ranked) 130 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Basil Rathbone, Ida Lupino, George Zucco

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    Angels & Demons is listed (or ranked) 131 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Angels & Demons Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård

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


    The Changeling George C. Scott, Melvyn Douglas, Barry Morse

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    Source Code is listed (or ranked) 133 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Source Code Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga

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    Malice is listed (or ranked) 134 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin

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    The Ghost and the Darkness is listed (or ranked) 135 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    The Ghost and the Darkness Val Kilmer, Michael Douglas, Emily Mortimer

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    Body of Lies is listed (or ranked) 136 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Body of Lies Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

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    Death on the Nile is listed (or ranked) 137 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury

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    Kansas City Confidential is listed (or ranked) 138 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam, Coleen Gray

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

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    Lifeboat Tallulah Bankhead, Hume Cronyn, Heather Angel

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

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    Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson

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


    Night Moves Gene Hackman, James Woods, Melanie Griffith

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    Lord of the Flies is listed (or ranked) 142 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Lord of the Flies Nicholas Hammond, James Aubrey, Kent Fletcher

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    2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 143 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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

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    Sabotage Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, John Loder

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    Mission: Impossible – Ghost Pr... is listed (or ranked) 145 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

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    Proof of Life is listed (or ranked) 146 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies


    Proof of Life Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe, David Morse

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    The Thing from Another World is listed (or ranked) 147 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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    The Thing from Another World James Arness, Paul Frees, George Fenneman

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    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is listed (or ranked) 148 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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

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

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    Thunderball Sean Connery, Luciana Paluzzi, Claudine Auger

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    The Spy Who Loved Me is listed (or ranked) 150 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies

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

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