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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".

xXx (2002)

5.9/10
Director: Rob Cohen
Starring: Vin Diesel, Asia Argento, Samuel L Jackson, Marton Csokas, Michael Roof

Vin Diesel cements his screen action hero status with this adrenaline-pumping spy adventure refueled for Generation Y audiences. In trouble with the l... Read more

xXx: Return of Xander Cage (Blu-ray) (2017)

5.2/10
Director: D J Caruso
Starring: Donnie Yen, Samuel L Jackson, Toni Collette, Vin Diesel, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev,...

After coming out of self-imposed exile, daredevil operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) must race against time to recover a sinister weapon known as Pand... Read more

Yakuza Deka 1: Secret Police (1970)

Director: Yukio Noda
Starring: Sonny Chiba, Tetsuro Tanpa

Sonny Chiba plays a hard-bitten undercover cop trying to win the confidence of two rival yakuza gangs in order to bust their illegal drugs operations.... Read more

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