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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.

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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 Sixth Sense is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
The Sixth Sense Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment

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The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
The Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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Rear Window Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock

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Seven is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
Seven Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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Psycho is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
CraigAlarm added Psycho Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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Memento Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

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Misery Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

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CraigAlarm added The Shining Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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The Game Sean Penn, Michael Douglas, Spike Jonze

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Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
Vertigo James Stewart, Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock

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but chickens double d added The Fugitive Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

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Taken Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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but chickens double d added Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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North by Northwest Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
The Usual Suspects Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

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No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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The Others Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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Alien is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
but chickens double d added Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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but chickens double d added Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

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Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
but chickens double d added Die Hard Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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The Birds Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
but chickens double d added The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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The Firm Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey

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Enemy of the State Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

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but chickens double d added Cape Fear Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Telly Savalas

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Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
but chickens double d added Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
but chickens double d added The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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but chickens double d added Fatal Attraction Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, Jane Krakowski

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The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
but chickens double d added The Untouchables Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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Cape Fear Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
but chickens double d added Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

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Rope James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock, Cedric Hardwicke

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The Devil's Advocate Charlize Theron, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves

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Poltergeist Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke

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Frailty Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe

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but chickens double d added Mystic River Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon

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Notorious Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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A Perfect Murder Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Douglas

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L.A. Confidential is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
but chickens double d added L.A. Confidential Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger

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but chickens double d added Wait Until Dark Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Robby Benson

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Strangers on a Train Alfred Hitchcock, Farley Granger, Leo G. Carroll

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The 39 Steps Sid James, Kenneth More, Joan Hickson

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30 9
Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
but chickens double d added Rosemary's Baby Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

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Stir of Echoes Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas

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The Third Man Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Joseph Cotten

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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
but chickens double d added The Matrix Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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but chickens double d added Dial M for Murder Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock, Ray Milland

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
but chickens double d added Terminator 2: Judgment Day Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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Shadow of a Doubt Alfred Hitchcock, Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten

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27 13
Inception is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Suspense Movies
but chickens double d added Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard