Here is the list of all the best suspense movies ever made, most of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime (best suspense movies on Netflix). These are the basic top films in the suspense genre, which means that every single one could well be a movie with a minimum of a single aspect of the suspense genre in it. Whether it is the motifs of the suspense genre or simply probably the most common archetypes. Enjoy watching good suspense movies.

Best Suspense Movies of All Time

Best Suspense Movies of All Time 1. The Sixth Sense, 1999
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Malcolm Crowe, child psychologist, starts treating a young boy who acts as a medium of communication between Crowe and a slew of unhappy spirits. This is the best movie suspense
 The Silence of the Lambs, 1991 2. The Silence of the Lambs, 1991
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Clarice Starling, an FBI agent, seeks help from Hannibal Lecter, a psychopathic serial killer and former psychiatrist, in order to apprehend another serial killer who has been claiming female victims. This is the best suspenseful movies
 Rear Window, 1954 3. Rear Window, 1954
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Professional photographer Jeff is stuck in his apartment, recuperating from a broken leg. Out of boredom, he begins to spy on his neighbours and comes across a shocking revelation. Rear Window is the suspensemovies
 Misery, 1990 4. Misery, 1990
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A best-selling novelist is on his way home after completing his latest book when he meets with a car accident. He is rescued by an obsessed fan, only to discover that he is her prisoner. Misery is the best movies suspense
 The Game, 1997 5. The Game, 1997
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A banker receives a strange birthday gift from his brother. When he actually utilizes the gift, he falls in trouble.
 Memento, 2000 6. Memento, 2000
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Leonard Shelby, an insurance investigator, suffers from anterograde amnesia and uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife, which is the last thing he remembers.
 Taken, 2008 7. Taken, 2008
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An ex-Secret Service agent’s teenage daughter is abducted by human traffickers while on a trip to Paris. With almost no information on her whereabouts, he travels to Paris to find and save her. Taken is the all time best suspence movies
 No Country for Old Men, 2007 8. No Country for Old Men, 2007
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A hunter’s life takes a drastic turn when he discovers two million dollars while strolling through the aftermath of a drug deal. He is then pursued by a psychopathic killer who wants the money.
 The Shining, 1980 9. The Shining, 1980
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Jack and his family move into an isolated hotel with a violent past. Living in isolation, Jack begins to lose his sanity, which affects his family members.
 Vertigo, 1958 10. Vertigo, 1958
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Detective Scottie who suffers from acrophobia is hired to investigate the strange activities of an old friend’s wife. She commits suicide while Scottie becomes dangerously obsessed with her. Vertigo is the best suspance movies
 Psycho, 1960 11. Psycho, 1960
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After stealing money, Marion spends the night at Bates Motel, owned by Norman who has severe issues with his mother. Soon, her lover and sister visit the motel as they hear news of her disappearance.
 Seven, 1995 12. Seven, 1995
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A serial killer begins murdering people according to the seven deadly sins. Two detectives, one new to the city and the other about to retire, are tasked with apprehending the criminal.
 Jaws, 1975 13. Jaws, 1975
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A police chief, a marine scientist and a fisherman spring into action after a white shark terrorises the inhabitants of Amity, a quiet island.
 North by Northwest, 1959 14. North by Northwest, 1959
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An ad-man becomes involved in a bewildering cross-country chase involving enemy spies, the police and a beautiful woman.
 The Fugitive, 1993 15. The Fugitive, 1993
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Dr. Richard Kimble is falsely charged of killing his wife. He escapes from prison but is pursued by Samuel Gerard. He soon realises that he cannot trust anybody.
 The Others, 2001 16. The Others, 2001
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Grace moves into a new house with her two photosensitive children in Jersey. When a series of inexplicable events occur, Grace starts believing that her house is haunted.
 The Birds, 1963 17. The Birds, 1963
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Melanie, a rich socialite, follows Mitch, a lawyer, to his home in Bodega Bay to play a practical joke on him. Things take a bizarre turn when the birds in the area begin to attack the people there.
 The Firm, 1993 18. The Firm, 1993
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Mitch is a lawyer who is lured by a big law firm with the promise of a bright future. Things don’t go as planned after he finds himself embroiled in a murder case.
 Enemy of the State, 1998 19. Enemy of the State, 1998
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A lawyer is targeted by government operatives, who are trying to retrieve incriminating evidence on a videotape that the lawyer isn’t aware he possesses.
 Cape Fear, 1991 20. Cape Fear, 1991
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A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a 14-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who defended him, because Sam made a mistake during the trail, leading to his punishment.
 Alien, 1979 21. Alien, 1979
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The crew of a commercial spacecraft finds itself in danger when they discover a signal from an alien spacecraft. To their horror, they are attacked by an alien creature.
 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, 1989 22. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, 1989
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When archaeologist Indiana Jones learns that his father has disappeared while looking for the Holy Grail, he sets out to search for his father.
 Die Hard, 1988 23. Die Hard, 1988
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Just as Detective McClane lands in LA to spend Christmas with his wife, he learns about a hostage situation in an office building. Hans Gruber is the culprit and McClane’s wife is one of the hostages.
 The Usual Suspects, 1995 24. The Usual Suspects, 1995
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Five criminals meet during a routine police line-up. Upon their release, they plan to pull off a dangerous heist involving precious emeralds worth three million dollars.
 The Departed, 2006 25. The Departed, 2006
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An undercover agent and an espionage agent try to counter-attack each other in order to save themselves from being exposed in front of the authorities.
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