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The Best Suspense Movies and TV Shows on Showtime

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 Showtime.

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1. Dexter

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8.6/10
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92/100
Year: 2006-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 9
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for the Miami Metro Police also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have slipped through the cracks of justice.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (1%) are available to watch free online (Showtime). 96 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, fuboTV & Showtime). 96 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime). 96 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Room

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8.1/10
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91/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Held captive for 7 years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV, Showtime, Hoopla & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. The Deer Hunter

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89/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: A group of working-class friends decide to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in love with the same woman. But all three are different men upon their return.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. Penny Dreadful

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8.2/10
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86/100
Year: 2014-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 4
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.

Where to Watch: 27 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, fuboTV & Showtime). 27 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime). 27 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. Thirteen Days

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79/100
Released: 2000Rated: PG-13
Drama, History

What it's about: The story of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962—the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missile bases established on the Soviet-allied island of Cuba.

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

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6. 21 Bridges

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79/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Crime, Action & Adventure

What it's about: An embattled NYPD detective, is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $12.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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7. The 'Burbs

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74/100
Released: 1989Rated: PG
Comedy, Mystery

What it's about: When secretive new neighbors move in next door, suburbanite Ray Peterson and his friends let their paranoia get the best of them as they start to suspect the newcomers of evildoings and commence an investigation. But it's hardly how Ray, who much prefers drinking beer, reading his newspaper and watching a ball game on the tube expected to spend his vacation.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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8. Sunshine Cleaning

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73/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A single mother and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy. In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school the mom starts an unusual business – a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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9. Smokey and the Bandit

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Released: 1977Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: A race car driver tries to transport an illegal beer shipment from Texas to Atlanta in under 28 hours, picking up a reluctant bride-to-be on the way.

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

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10. Paranoia

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53/100
Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price—he must spy on his boss's old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.

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

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11. Ishtar

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Released: 1987Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the CIA, the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime.

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

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