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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".

2012 (2009)

5.8/10
Director: Roland Emmerich
Starring: Danny Glover, John Cusack, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, Amanda...

Disaster movie maven Roland Emmerich ("The Day After Tomorrow") crafts this apocalyptic sci-fi thriller following the prophecy stated by the ancient M... Read more

2012 ( Blu-ray ) (2009)

5.8/10
Director: Roland Emmerich
Starring: Danny Glover, John Cusack, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, Amanda...

Disaster movie maven Roland Emmerich ("The Day After Tomorrow") crafts this apocalyptic sci-fi thriller following the prophecy stated by the ancient M... Read more

21 Hours at Munich (1976)

6.4/10
Director: William A Graham
Starring: Anthony Quayle, Franco Nero, Noel Willman, Paul Smith, Richard Basehart, Shirley...

On September 5, 1972 the world was shocked as TV reporters' attention turned from the Olympic games to a politically-motivated hostage situation. A gr... Read more

211 (2018)

4.4/10
Starring: Nicolas Cage

While on a routine patrol, an aging cop, his partner and their ride-along get caught in a standoff with a band of former mercenaries robbing a bank. Read more

22 Bullets ( L'Immortel ) (2010)

6.7/10
Director: Richard Berry
Starring: Jean Reno, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Kad Merad, Marina Fois

From Luc Besson, the director of 'Nikita" and producer of 'Taken' comes the riveting revenge drama '22 Bulletts'. Charlie Mattei (Jean Reno) is a reti... Read more

24: Redemption (2008)

7.3/10
Director: Jon Cassar
Starring: Janeane Garofalo, Jon Voight, Kiefer Sutherland, Robert Carlyle, Carly Pope, Che...

After sacrificing everything for his country, Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) stands to lose the only thing he has left - his freedom. Wanted by the U.... Read more

28 Days Later (2002)

7.6/10
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Megan Burns, Christopher Ecclest...

In this frightening film from Danny Boyle ('Trainspotting'), a quick-acting virus caused by diseased chimps sweeps across England, turning the inflict... Read more

28 Days Later ( Blu-ray ) (2002)

7.6/10
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris, Cillian Murphy, Megan Bur...

In this frightening film from Danny Boyle ('Trainspotting'), a quick-acting virus caused by diseased chimps sweeps across England, turning the inflict... Read more

3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)

5.9/10
Director: Demian Lichtenstein
Starring: Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Courteney Cox, Christian Slater, Kevin Pollak, Davi...

Las Vegas is host to International Elvis Week and a group of crims slip into town complete with sequins and sideburns. A casino heist goes down and th... Read more

36 Quai des Orfevres (2004)

7.6/10
Director: Olivier Marchal
Starring: Gerard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, Andre Dussollier, Valeria Golino, Roschdy Zem

Two of France's most charismatic and enduring actors, Gerard Depardieu and Daniel Auteuil face off as cops competing for the same promotion, using all... Read more