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Thrillers & Suspense

Thriller and Suspense Films promote intense excitement, suspense, a high level of anticipation, ultra-heightened expectation, uncertainty, anxiety, and nerve-wracking tension. A genuine thriller is a film that relentlessly pursues a single-minded goal, to provide thrills and keep the audience cliff-hanging on the 'edge of their seats' as the plot builds towards a climax. Plots of thrillers often involve characters which come into conflict with each other or with outside forces - the menace is sometimes abstract or shadowy. Below is a grand line-up of the best in contemporary Thrillers & Suspense made since 1965. Following a similar theme, with generally a darker look is the "Film Noir" feature, well worth checking out. The exploits of "James Bond 007" may also be accessed stage left. Right: Frances McDormand makes an arrest in the Coen Bros "Fargo".

Yakuza Deka 2: The Assassin (1970)

Director: Yukio Noda
Starring: Sonny Chiba, Ryohei Uchida, Fumio Watanabe, Osman Yusuf, Giant Baba

Sonny Chiba returns as undercover cop Hayata. This time he's after a marijuana syndicate, and he's going to have to go very undercover to net these g... Read more

Year of the Dragon (1985)

6.9/10
Director: Michael Cimino
Starring: Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Ariane

"This is not Brooklyn. This is not the Bronx. This is not even New York...this is Chinatown."...And all Hell's breaking loose, as police captain Micke... Read more

Yella (2007)

6.7/10
Director: Christian Petzold
Starring: Nina Hoss, David Striesow

Narrowly escaping her volatile ex-husband, Yella flees her small hometown in former East Germany for a new life in the West. She finds a promising job... Read more

You Kill Me (2007)

6.5/10
Director: John Dahl
Starring: Ben Kingsley, Bill Pullman, Dennis Farina, Luke Wilson, Philip Baker Hall, Tea L...

Frank is a hired gun with a huge problem - he just slept through the biggest kill of his career. Now, at the order of his angry mob boss, Frank must l... Read more

You Move You Die (2007)

4.5/10
Director: Ketzal Stirling
Starring: Ketzal Sterling, Julian Harrison, Patrick Clarke, Jonathan Allen, Simon Prast

Mike has the girl, the time, and the place. The problem is... he doesn't have the ring. Before Mike has the chance to make his proposal, he's mugged a... Read more

You Only Live Twice (1967)

6.9/10
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Starring: Sean Connery, Donald Pleasence, Akiko Wakabayashi

The talented novelist Roald Dahl adapted the Ian Fleming original in this expansive and colourful James Bond entry. Sean Connery is the British spy wo... Read more

You Only Live Twice ( Blu-ray ) (1967)

6.9/10
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Starring: Akiko Wakabayashi, Donald Pleasence, Sean Connery

The talented novelist Roald Dahl adapted the Ian Fleming original in this expansive and colourful James Bond entry. Sean Connery is the British spy wo... Read more

You Were Never Really Here (2017)

6.8/10
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alex Manette, John Doman

When a teenage girl goes missing, a jaded, brutal enforcer attempts a rescue mission. He uncovers corruption and abuse of power along his way. Read more

You Were Never Really Here (Blu-Ray) (2017)

6.8/10
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alex Manette, John Doman

When a teenage girl goes missing, a jaded, brutal enforcer attempts a rescue mission. He uncovers corruption and abuse of power along his way. Read more

You're Next (2011)

6.5/10
Director: Adam Wingard
Starring: Barbara Crampton, AJ Bowen, Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn, Joe Swan...

Aubrey and Paul Davison decide to celebrate their wedding anniversary by inviting their four children and their significant others to a family reunion... Read more