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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".

Walking Out (2018)

5.8/10
Director: Alex Smith, Andrew Smith
Starring: Bill Pullman, Matt Bomer, Josh Wiggins

A city teenager travels to Montana to go hunting with his estranged father, but the trip becomes a battle for survival when they encounter a grizzly b... Read more

Walking Tall (2004)

6.2/10
Director: Kevin Bray
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Johnny Knoxville, Neal McDonough

Inspired by a true story, this loose remake of the classic 1973 actioner follows former decorated army officer the Rock as he returns to his small Was... Read more

Wanted (2008)

6.7/10
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Starring: James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Terence Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann,...

James McAvoy is your average, down-trodden office drone whose uneventful life is about to become more eventful than he could have imagined. After disc... Read more

Wanted ( Blu-ray ) (2008)

6.7/10
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Starring: James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Terence Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann,...

James McAvoy is your average, down-trodden office drone whose uneventful life is about to become more eventful than he could have imagined. After disc... Read more

War of the Arrows (2011)

7.2/10
Director: Kim Han-min
Starring: Park Hae-il, Ryu Seung-ryong

Revenge, redemption and a story of family combines with heart-pounding action to make "War of the Arrows" the highest-grossing epic in Korean cinema.... Read more

War, Inc. (2008)

5.7/10
Director: Joshua Seftel
Starring: Ben Kingsley, Dan Aykroyd, Joan Cusack, John Cusack, Marisa Tomei, Hilary Duff

A political satire set in Turaqistan, a country occupied by an American private corporation run by a former US Vice-President (Dan Aykroyd). In an eff... Read more

WarGames (1983)

7.1/10
Director: John Badham
Starring: Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, Ally Sheedy

Computer hacker David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) can bypass the most advanced security systems, break the most intricate secret codes and master eve... Read more

We Own The Night (2007)

6.9/10
Director: James Gray
Starring: Robert Duvall, Eva Mendes, Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Alex Veadov

Brooklyn nightclub manager Bobby Green (Joaquin Phoenix) gets an offer to join the drug trade from a pusher working inside his club. Because Bobby has... Read more

Welcome to the Jungle (Blu-ray) (2007)

4.4/10
Director: Jonathan Hensleigh

Two young couples head into the New Guinea wilderness in an effort to find Michael Rockefeller, the heir to the Rockefeller fortune who disappeared in... Read more

Welcome to the Punch (2013)

6.1/10
Director: Eran Creevy
Starring: Mark Strong, Peter Mullan, David Morrissey, James McAvoy, Daniel Mays, Andrea Ri...

Three years ago, master criminal Jacob Sternwood (Mark Strong) escaped London during a daring robbery that left detective Max Lewinsky (James McAvoy)... Read more