Best Movies with Phone Terrorby d_smojver | created - 25 Nov 2013 | updated - 07 May 2015 | Public
These titles are probably the greatest movies with phone terror ever made!
Some of them scared the sh*t out of me, mostly because of their atmosphere (Black Christmas, The Ring, Black Sabbath, The Caller (2011)...), some of them are very intelligent (Sorry, Wrong Number, Phone Booth, Voice of a Murderer, Midnight Lace...) and most of them are exciting and entertaining.
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1. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Approved | 89 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
While on the telephone, an invalid woman overhears what she thinks is a murder plot and attempts to prevent it.
A great mix of thriller, drama & film-noir!
2. Ringu (1998)
Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Mystery
A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it.
What an eerie sound over the phone!
3. Speed (1994)
R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A young police officer must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph.
Votes: 286,786 | Gross: $121.25M
One of the most exciting movies of all time!
4. Phone Booth (2002)
R | 81 min | Crime, Thriller
Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist's sniper rifle.
Votes: 227,269 | Gross: $46.57M
Very good low budget movie with a great ending!
6. Black Christmas (1974)
R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.
Votes: 25,097 | Gross: $4.05M
This is the movie with THE MOST FRIGHTENING PHONE CALLS EVER! Those phone calls include animal voices, screaming, sexual threats and much, much more. Check out this one and you will be scared to death.
7. Geu nom moksori (2007)
Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Thriller
One day, the only son of famous news anchor HAN Kyung-bae, disappears without a trace. Soon, the kidnapper calls the mother demanding a $100,000 ransom. The police assign a veteran ... See full summary »
8. Telefon (1977)
PG | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A Russian officer is sent to USA to try and stop sleeper agents who will mindlessly attack government entities when they hear certain coded words.
9. The Caller (2011)
R | 92 min | Thriller
A young divorcee is getting her life back together by moving into an apartment. But what will she do when a strange person repeatedly calls her, and threatens to change her new life around?
10. Scream (1996)
R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery
A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.
Votes: 246,004 | Gross: $103.05M
11. Black Sabbath (1963)
Not Rated | 92 min | Horror
Boris Karloff hosts a trio of horror stories concerning a stalked call girl, a patriarch who has become a vampire-like monster, and a nurse who is haunted by her ring's rightful owner.
Segment 1: The Telephone
13. When a Stranger Calls (1979)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.
Votes: 7,685 | Gross: $21.41M
This one contains one of the most frightening sentences in the whole movie history!
14. Eagle Eye (2008)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
Jerry and Rachel are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move.
Votes: 161,338 | Gross: $101.11M
15. Ransom (1996)
R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
When a multimillionaire man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then turns the tables on the kidnappers when he uses the ransom money as a reward for the capture of the kidnappers.
Votes: 106,850 | Gross: $136.49M
16. The Call (II) (2013)
R | 94 min | Crime, Thriller
When a veteran 911 operator takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life.
Votes: 98,778 | Gross: $51.87M
17. Cellular (2004)
PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. The catch? The woman claims to have been kidnapped; and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.
Votes: 84,337 | Gross: $32.00M
18. Haendeupon (2009)
Not Rated | 137 min | Thriller
Talent manager Seung-min sees Yoon Jin Ah, a rising actress, as his one last hope to turn his life around. Just as Jin-Ah is on the path to stardom, he receives a threat from her former ... See full summary »
19. One Missed Call (2003)
R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery
People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths.
You hear your own scream over the phone before your death, what's scarier than that?? Except Black Christmas, of course.
20. Pon (2002)
R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
After writing a series of articles about pedophilia, the journalist Ji-won receives threatening calls on her cellular and she changes her number. Her close friend Ho-jung and her husband ... See full summary »
21. Scream 4 (2011)
R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery
Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.
Votes: 112,954 | Gross: $38.18M
22. Scream 2 (1997)
R | 120 min | Horror, Mystery
Two years after the first series of murders, a new psychopath dons the Ghostface costume and a new string of killings begins.
Votes: 136,773 | Gross: $101.36M
23. The Caller (1987)
97 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
One night, unusual stranger in need asks a woman living alone in a house in the woods if he can use her phone. It soon becomes clear that they're playing a strange mind game and that there's something very wrong about the woods.
24. 88 Minutes (2007)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
On the day that a serial killer that he helped put away is supposed to be executed, a noted forensic psychologist and college professor receives a call informing him that he has 88 minutes left to live.
Votes: 69,740 | Gross: $16.93M
25. Cavite (2005)
Not Rated | 80 min | Thriller
Flying back to his home country, an American man is informed that his mother and sister have been kidnapped and will be killed if he doesn't comply with certain demands.
Votes: 601 | Gross: $0.07M
26. Echelon Conspiracy (2009)
PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
At first, the strange phone messages promised great wealth. Soon, though, government agents pursue the young engineer receiving them around the world.
Votes: 17,760 | Gross: $0.50M
28. Scream 3 (2000)
R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery
While Sidney and her friends visit the Hollywood set of Stab 3, the third film based on the Woodsboro murders, a new Ghostface begins to terrorize them once again.
Votes: 108,190 | Gross: $89.14M
29. Lady Beware (1987)
R | 108 min | Thriller
Young and good looking Katya, a window dresser for a big department store in Pittsburgh, begins a love story with a journalist, Mac Odell. She is however stalked by Jack, a married man who ... See full summary »
30. Lisa (1989)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
14-year-old Lisa is raised by her unmarried mother Katherine who overprotects her by forbidding her to date until she's 16. In despair, Lisa and schoolmate Wendy make up a game that ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,132 | Gross: $4.35M
31. One Missed Call 2 (2005)
R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery
In Japan, the daycare teacher Kyoko Okudera is convinced by her colleague and friend Madoka to visit her boyfriend Naoto Sakurai in the restaurant where he works instead of studying as ... See full summary »