Highest-Rated Movies about 'Suspenseful', Sort by Popularity


The Wailing (2016), Le Doulos (1961), The Long Good Friday (1980), Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse (2017), Triad Election (2006), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), The Innocents (1961), Hard-Boiled (1992) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Suspenseful movies.


The Wailing (2016)

Suspicion leads to hysteria when rural villagers link a series of brutal murders to the arrival of a mysterious stranger (Kunimura Jun).

villager, stranger, murderer, serial killer, suspenseful, thrilling, tense

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Le Doulos (1961)

A former convict (Serge Reggiani) suspects his best friend (Jean-Paul Belmondo), a burglar with police contacts, of being a stool pigeon.

friend, jewel thief, informant, ex-convict, gangster, superintendent, suspenseful

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The Long Good Friday (1980)

A Cockney crime czar (Bob Hoskins) and his mistress (Helen Mirren) answer a threat on the eve of his big deal with a U.S. mobster (Eddie Constantine).

crime boss, girlfriend, mobster, intense, suspenseful, london, car

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Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse (2017)

In the 15th century, a young goatherd living alone in a mountain hut feels a dark presence in the woods.

young woman, mother, dead person, witch, child, friend, suspenseful

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Triad Election (2006)

A violent chain reaction unfolds as a crafty entrepreneur (Louis Koo) wrests power from a veteran Hong Kong crime lord (Simon Yam).

crime boss, godson, wife, rival, thug, brutal, frenetic

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Globe-trotting archaeologist Indiana Jones races the Nazis for possession of a legendary religious artifact.

archaeologist, villain, explorer, love interest, former lover, nazi, thrilling

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The Innocents (1961)

A Victorian governess (Deborah Kerr) fears a boy (Martin Stephens) and girl (Pamela Franklin) have been possessed by a dead couple.

governess, orphan, ghost, young boy, sister, dark, intense

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Hard-Boiled (1992)

A police officer and an undercover colleague embark on a blood-splattered quest to crush a gun smuggling ring.

detective, undercover cop, mobster, smuggler, crew member, hit man, suspenseful

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The Circle (2000)

Two women in Iran are given temporary leave from prison and attempt to flee to one of the women's hometown, but are caught by police. Meanwhile, one of their friends who has escaped jail is pregnant and in need of an abortion. "The Circle" tells the story of each of these women by shifting back and forth between them.

woman, friend, husband, prostitute, prisoner, pregnant woman, suspenseful

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A Regular Woman (2019)

A German woman of Turkish descent struggles to achieve the life she wants. Faced by opposition and threats from her family, she leaves.

young woman, family, husband, abusive husband, father, turkish man, engaging

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Beauty and the Beast (1991)

A French maiden takes the place of her captured father in the enchanted castle of an accursed prince, and her love is his only chance to resume human form, in the Disney version of a French fairy-tale .

anti-hero, ingénue, father, suitor, servant, endearing, playful

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Page Eight (2011)

Johnny (Bill Nighy), a long-serving member of MI5, finds a mysterious file after his mentor (Michael Gambon) dies.

spy, officer, best friend, boss, suspenseful, cheeky, charming

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Went the Day Well? (1942)

Residents of an English village unwittingly welcome Nazi soldiers who intend to take over their town.

villager, german, german officer, german soldier, thrilling, tense, suspenseful

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Wings (1927)

Two brothers run a one-plane commuter service from a small Nantucket airport.

pilot, cadet, friend, love interest, volunteer, military officer, rousing

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Headhunters (2011)

A corporate recruiter (Aksel Hennie), who moonlights as an art thief, plans to steal a valuable painting from the perfect candidate (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) for a job he needs to fill.

art thief, suspenseful, norway, forgery, art theft, temptation, 2010s

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Crime Story (1993)

A Hong Kong detective (Jackie Chan) teams with a police veteran (Kent Cheng) to rescue a wealthy businessman from kidnappers.

inspector, asian-american, businessman, kidnapper, criminal, airy, amusing

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Carlos (2010)

Young Venezuelan Marxist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez (Edgar Ramírez) is recruited by the leader of a Palestinian terrorist organization (Ahmad Kaabour) to perform several jobs in Europe in the early 1970s, culminating in the audacious kidnapping of several OPEC oil ministers. From that small-scale beginning, he becomes an infamous international terrorist for hire, known in the media as Carlos the Jackal, who performs violent acts across the globe for a wide variety of nations and organizations.

terrorist, government official, police officer, secret agent, brash, creative, suspenseful

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Red Riding: 1980 (2009)

Detective Peter Hunter returns to Yorkshire to investigate the town's high murder rate. The local police have done little to find the killer, and he soon realizes corrupt police officers are doing everything they can to stop his progress.

police chief, police detective, businessman, prostitute, police officer, chilling, gripping

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A Canterbury Tale (1944)

A U.S. soldier (John Sweet), a British sergeant and a London girl (Sheila Sim) see minor miracles and catch a prude (Eric Portman).

soldier, sergeant, shopkeeper, criminal, lighthearted, suspenseful, amusing

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Wreckers (2011)

A man moves back to his childhood town with his wife to start a family, but a surprise visit from his brother exposes lies from the couple's past.

wife, husband, brother, soldier, intense, emotional, suspenseful

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The Challenger Disaster (2013)

Physicist Richard Feynman (William Hurt) investigates the cause of the 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster.

physicist, nobel laureate, astronaut, scientist, criminal, intense, patriotic

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Inherit the Wind (1960)

A fundamentalist orator (Fredric March) opposes a liberal lawyer (Spencer Tracy) defending a Darwinist teacher in the 1920s South.

lawyer, teacher, reporter, intense, somber, suspenseful, witty

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InuYasha: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass (2002)

InuYasha and his companions try to prevent a demon's minions from weaving a powerful spell.

hero, friend, demon, enemy, princess, villain, creative

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InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler (2003)

Two brothers (Richard Ian Cox, David Kaye) set aside their differences to stop the destructive power of an evil sword.

demon, dragon, human, half brother, enemy, sword fighter, brutal

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Red Riding: 1983 (2009)

The disappearance of a young girl leads a Yorkshire detective (David Morrissey) to believe that he may have helped convict the wrong man of murder three years earlier.

lawyer, disabled person, police detective, police chief, mother, bleak, suspenseful

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Cold Hell (2017)

A woman witnesses a murder and is stalked by the killer who wants to silence her.

taxi driver, young woman, turkish woman, killer, murder victim, investigator, engaging

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The Teacher (2016)

A middle school teacher manipulates her student's parents into doing favors for her in exchange for previews of test questions and good grades for their children.

parent, teacher, student, amusing, suspenseful, dark, middle school

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Prince of the City (1981)

A New York police detective (Treat Williams) wears a "wire" for federal agents to nail his friends on the take.

detective, cop, junkie, drug dealer, wife, investigator, suspenseful

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Julia's Eyes (2010)

The closer she gets to solving her sister's death, a woman (Belén Rueda) with a degenerative eye disease becomes increasingly blind.

blind woman, chilling, dark, suspenseful, spain, blindness, mysterious deaths

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