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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".

Witness ( Blu-ray ) (1985)

7.4/10
Director: Peter Weir
Starring: Danny Glover, Harrison Ford, Jan Rubes, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas, Viggo Morten...

Harrison Ford is the cop who runs head-on into the non-violent world of the Amish community in this Academy Award-winning struggle of life and death i... Read more

Wolf Creek 2 (2013)

6.1/10
Director: Greg McLean
Starring: John Jarratt, Philippe Klaus, Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn

The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-hunter Mick Taylor. Read more

Woman at War (2018)

7.5/10
Director: Benedikt Erlingsson

Halla is a 50-year-old environmental activist who crusades against the local aluminium industry in Iceland. As her actions grow bolder, her life chang... Read more

Woman of the Dunes (1964)

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara
Starring: Eiji Okuda, Kyoko Kishida, Koji Mitsui, Hiroko Ito

When teacher Junpei Niki misses his last bus home after a day out collecting insects on a remote stretch of coast, he is invited by a local villager t... Read more

World War Z (2013)

7/10
Director: Marc Forster
Starring: Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, James Badge Dale, Mireille Enos

Starring Brad Pitt and very loosely based on the best-selling and wildly popular novel, "World War Z" is a fast-paced, pulse-pounding epic which follo... Read more

World War Z ( Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D ) (2013)

7/10
Director: Marc Forster
Starring: Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, James Badge Dale, Mireille Enos

Starring Brad Pitt and very loosely based on the best-selling and wildly popular novel, "World War Z" is a fast-paced, pulse-pounding epic which follo... Read more

Wrecked (2010)

5.3/10
Director: Michael Greenspan
Starring: Adrien Brody, Caroline Dhavernas, Ryan Robbins

Oscar winner Adrien Brody stars as a man who wakes up trapped in a crashed car in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by two dead passengers, a pile of... Read more

X-Men: First Class (2011)

7.7/10
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, Rose Byrne, James McAvoy, January Jones, Michael Fass...

Set against the backdrop of the looming Cuban Missile Crisis, this thrilling prequel shows mutants Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lensherr (Mi... Read more

X-Men: First Class (Blu-ray) (2011)

7.7/10
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, Rose Byrne, James McAvoy, January Jones, Michael Fass...

Set against the backdrop of the looming Cuban Missile Crisis, this thrilling prequel shows mutants Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lensherr (Mi... Read more

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