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".
Federal agent Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner) vows to bring down Prohibition-era mob warlord Al Capone (Robert De Niro) with the help of a Chicago cop (Sea... Read more
Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio del Toro, Kevin Pollak and Kevin Spacey star in this inventive, engrossing crime story as a bunch of guys brou... Read more
"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist," says con man Kint (Kevin Spacey), drawing a comparison to the mos... Read more
This mindbending M. Night Shyamalan thriller chronicles life in a 19th-century Pennsylvania community surrounded by woods inhabited by deadly creature... Read more
When Becca and Tyler are sent to their grandparents' secluded Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong stay, they quickly discover something is not right with... Read more
The unsetting story of two escaped convicts who hold up in a desolate psychiatric hospital while they await their ride to freedom. With nothing left t... Read more
Woody Harrelson is Carter Page, a popular and overtly gay socialite who mingles with the wives of America's most powerful men. When his good friend Ly... Read more