Account IconLogin|Sign Up
netflix
amazon_prime
hulu_plus
disney_plus
hbo
& more all in one place. Totally free to use!
Suspense
arrow
AllAction & AdventureAnimationAnimeBiographyChildrenComedyCrimeCultDocumentaryDramaFamilyFantasyFoodGame ShowHistoryHome & GardenHorrorIndependentLGBTQMusicalMysteryRealityRomanceScience-FictionSportStand-up & TalkThrillerTravelAbout AfricaAdaptationAlienAnimalApocalypseBaseballBased on BooksBased On True StoryBoxingCarCartoonChristmasClassicCollegeComic BookComing of AgeDanceDark ComedyDatingDisasterDisneyDoctorDogDrugDystopiaEgyptEscapeFashionFeel-goodFemale DirectorFightingFriendshipFuturisticGangGangsterGeniusGhostGolfGreeceGymnasticsHeroismHigh SchoolHolidayHuntingImaginationJungleKidnappingMagicMartial ArtsMatureMedievalMilitaryMonsterMusicNew YorkParisParodyPetPolicePoliticalPrincessPrisonPsychologyRacingReligionRevengeRiverRobotRomeRoyaltyScienceSerial KillerShortSingingSpaceSportsSpySuperheroSupernaturalSurvivalSuspenseTankTeacherTechnologyTeenTime TravelToyTwinsVampireVideo GamesWarWorld War IIWrestlingZombie
arrowarrow
Movies & TV Shows
arrow
Movies & TV ShowsMoviesTV Shows
Get recommendations and notifications when movies & shows come to your streaming services.
On
HBO MAX
arrow
Every Service
Every Service
Free Services
Free Services
Your Services
Your Services
Netflix
Netflix
Hulu
Hulu
Prime Video
Prime Video
Disney+
Disney+
HBO MAX
HBO MAX
HBO
HBO
Apple TV+
Apple TV+
fuboTV
fuboTV
Showtime
Showtime
Starz
Starz
CBS All Access
CBS All Access
Epix
Epix
Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll
Funimation
Funimation
AMC Premiere
AMC Premiere
Kanopy
Kanopy
Hoopla
Hoopla
The Criterion Channel
The Criterion Channel
BritBox
BritBox
Cinemax
Cinemax
Fandor
Fandor
AcornTV
AcornTV
Shudder
Shudder
YouTube Premium
YouTube Premium
ABC
ABC
AMC
AMC
FX
FX
FOX
FOX
USA
USA
TVLand
TVLand
Sundance
Sundance
Syfy
Syfy
TBS
TBS
TNT
TNT
IFC
IFC
TCM
TCM
TLC
TLC
arrowarrow
Want to Select more than one service? Add your services to your free Reelgood account to see everything you can watch!

The Best Suspense Movies and TV Shows on HBO MAX

Finding a good Suspense movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Suspense movies and TV shows of all time streaming on HBO MAX.

VIEW: best
backdrop
hbo_max
hbo

1. Prisoners

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo81%
Reelgood Logo
90/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
hbo_max
hbo

2. X-Men: First Class

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo86%
Reelgood Logo
90/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
hbo_max

3. Cool Hand Luke

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo100%
Reelgood Logo
87/100
Released: 1967Rated: PG
Crime, Drama

What it's about: When petty criminal Luke Jackson is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn't play by the rules of either the sadistic warden or the yard's resident heavy, Dragline, who ends up admiring the new guy's unbreakable will. Luke's bravado, even in the face of repeated stints in the prison's dreaded solitary confinement cell, "the box," make him a rebel hero to his fellow convicts and a thorn in the side of the prison officers.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
hbo_max

4. Misery

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo90%
Reelgood Logo
86/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her mercy.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
free
netflix
hbo_max
+ 1

5. Death Note

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
9.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
84/100
Year: 2006-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Animation, Anime

What it's about: Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects—and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But will Light succeed in his noble goal, or will the Death Note turn him into the very thing he fights against?

Where to Watch: 37 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll, Tubi & Vudu). 37 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, HBO MAX & Hulu). 37 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

backdrop
hbo_max
criterion_channel
kanopy

6. Down by Law

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo87%
Reelgood Logo
80/100
Released: 1986Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

backdrop
hbo_max
hbo

7. Madagascar

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo54%
Reelgood Logo
79/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends—Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo—have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape—with the help of some prodigious penguins—to explore the world.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
hbo_max
watch_tcm
criterion_channel
+ 1

8. Funny Games

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo67%
Reelgood Logo
78/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy), stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

backdrop
hbo_max
criterion_channel

9. Picnic at Hanging Rock

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo95%
Reelgood Logo
77/100
Released: 1975Rated: PG
Drama, Cult

What it's about: In the early 1900s, Miranda attends a girls boarding school in Australia. One Valentine's Day, the school's typically strict headmistress treats the girls to a picnic field trip to an unusual but scenic volcanic formation called Hanging Rock. Despite rules against it, Miranda and several other girls venture off. It's not until the end of the day that the faculty realizes the girls and one of the teachers have disappeared mysteriously.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
hbo_max
hbo
kanopy

10. Opening Night

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo96%
Reelgood Logo
77/100
Released: 1977Rated: PG-13
Drama, Independent

What it's about: Actress Myrtle Gordon is a functioning alcoholic actress who is a few days from the opening night of her latest play, concerning a woman distraught about aging. One night a car kills one of Myrtle's fans who is chasing her limousine in an attempt to get the star's attention. Myrtle internalizes the accident and goes on a spiritual quest, but fails to finds the answers she is after. As opening night inches closer and closer, fragile Myrtle must find a way to make the show go on.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, HBO & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

backdrop
free
hbo_max
amazon_prime
+ 3

11. The Most Dangerous Game

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo100%
Reelgood Logo
76/100
Released: 1932Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: When legendary hunter Bob Rainsford is shipwrecked on the perilous reefs surrounding a mysterious island, he finds himself the guest of the reclusive and eccentric Count Zaroff. While he is very gracious at first, Zaroff eventually forces Rainsford and two other shipwreck survivors, brother and sister Eve and Martin Towbridge, to participate in a sadistic game of cat and mouse in which they are the prey and he is the hunter.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix, SnagFilms & Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Prime Video, Epix & 2 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.00 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

backdrop
hbo_max
hbo

12. The Island

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo55%
Reelgood Logo
75/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last uncontaminated location on the planet. But Lincoln soon discovers that everything about his existence is a lie.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
hbo_max

13. Final Destination

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo35%
Reelgood Logo
73/100
Released: 2000Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
hbo_max
hbo

14. In Time

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo37%
Reelgood Logo
73/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their immortality. A poor young man who comes into a fortune of time, though too late to help his mother from dying. He ends up on the run from a corrupt police force known as 'time keepers'.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
hbo_max
criterion_channel
kanopy

15. The Last Metro

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo86%
Reelgood Logo
73/100
Released: 1980Rated: PG
Drama, Independent

What it's about: In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

backdrop
hbo_max
hbo

16. Cowboys & Aliens

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo44%
Reelgood Logo
70/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A stranger stumbles into the desert town of Absolution with no memory of his past and a futuristic shackle around his wrist. With the help of mysterious beauty Ella and the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde, he finds himself leading an unlikely posse of cowboys, outlaws, and Apache warriors against a common enemy from beyond this world in an epic showdown for survival.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
hbo_max

17. Deep Blue Sea

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo60%
Reelgood Logo
68/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Researchers on the undersea lab Aquatica have genetically altered the brains of captive sharks to develop a cure for Alzheimer's disease. But there's an unexpected side effect: the sharks got smarter, faster, and more dangerous. After a big storm damages their remote research facility, they must fight for their lives.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
hbo_max

18. U.S. Marshals

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo26%
Reelgood Logo
67/100
Released: 1998Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard is accompanying a plane load of convicts from Chicago to New York. The plane crashes spectacularly, and Mark Sheridan escapes. But when Diplomatic Security Agent John Royce is assigned to help Gerard recapture Sheridan, it becomes clear that Sheridan is more than just another murderer.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
hbo_max
hbo

19. The Good Son

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo26%
Reelgood Logo
64/100
Released: 1993Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of psychotic behavior.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
hbo_max
hbo

20. Voyage of the Damned

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo83%
Reelgood Logo
63/100
Released: 1976Rated: PG
Drama

What it's about: A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

backdrop
hbo_max

21. Nancy Drew

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo50%
Reelgood Logo
63/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Intrepid teenage private eye Nancy Drew heads to Tinseltown with her father to investigate the unsolved murder of a movie star in this old-fashioned whodunit based on Carolyn Keene's popular series of books for young adults. But can the small-town girl cut through the Hollywood hype to solve the case?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
free
hbo_max

22. 91 Days

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
57/100
Year: 2016-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Animation, Anime

What it's about: During Prohibition, the law held no power and the mafia ruled the town. The story takes place in Lawless, a town thriving on black market sales of illicitly brewed liquor. Avilio returns to Lawless after some time away, following the murder of his family in a mafia dispute there. One day, Avilio receives a letter from a mysterious sender, prompting him to return to Lawless for revenge. He then infiltrates the Vanetti family, the ones responsible for his family's murder, and sets about befriending the don's son, Nero, to set his vengeance in motion. Killing brings more killing, and revenge spawns more revenge. How will the 91-day story of these men guided by a tragic fate end? (Source: Crunchyroll)

Where to Watch: 14 episodes (54%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 13 episodes (50%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX). 13 episodes (50%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 1 other). Episodes coming soon to HBO on July 6th, 2020 (PDT).

backdrop
hbo_max
hbo

23. Best Laid Plans

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo43%
Reelgood Logo
56/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Rich, successful Bryce meets beautiful Lissa at a bar one night and invites her back to his house, not suspecting for a moment that Lissa isn't really who she seems. What unfolds next is a dangerous, tangled web of double-crosses and seduction.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
hbo_max
hbo

24. Blinded by the Lights

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
56/100
Year: 2018-2020Seasons: 1
Crime, Drama

What it's about: An eight-episode story charting seven days from the life of a cocaine dealer whose perfectly organized life begins to sink into chaos while he is forced to make the most important choices in his life.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO).

backdrop
hbo_max
amazon_prime
starz
+ 3

25. The Emperor Jones

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo71%
Reelgood Logo
54/100
Released: 1933
Drama, Musical

What it's about: Unscrupulously ambitious, Brutus Jones escapes from jail after killing a guard and through bluff and bravado he finds himself the emperor of a Caribbean island.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Prime Video, Starz & 3 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

backdrop
hbo_max
hbo

26. Black Knight

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
4.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo14%
Reelgood Logo
53/100
Released: 2001Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Martin Lawrence plays Jamal, an employee in Medieval World amusement park. After nearly drowning in the moat, he awakens to find himself in 14th century England.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
hbo_max

27. Zapped

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
51/100
Year: 2016-2020Seasons: 3
Fantasy, Comedy

What it's about: Brian Weaver, an online data marketing assistant (even he doesn't know what that is), finds himself abruptly transported to a parallel world, a place of bizarre creatures, magical forces and psychopathic fairies.

Where to Watch: 15 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX).

backdrop
hbo_max

28. Mrs. Soffel

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo36%
Reelgood Logo
50/100
Released: 1984Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A prison warden's wife is seduced into helping a notorious killer escape.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
hbo_max
hbo

29. Jaws 3-D

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
3.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo10%
Reelgood Logo
47/100
Released: 1983Rated: PG
Horror, Action & Adventure

What it's about: This third film in the series follows a group of marine biologists attempting to capture a young great white shark that has wandered into Florida's Sea World Park. However, later it is discovered that the shark's 35-foot mother is also a guest at Sea World. What follows is the shark wreaking havoc on the visitors in the park.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
free
hbo_max
hbo
+ 2

30. Mamon

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
47/100
Year: 2015-2020Seasons: 1
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: While investigating the privatization of energy giant Central Energy, journalist Petra Vlčka uncovers corruption involving his brother the CEO.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Vudu). 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, HBO, Prime Video & 1 other). 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).