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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".

88 Minutes (2007)

5.9/10
Director: Jon Avnet
Starring: Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski, Amy Brenneman, William Forsythe, Debora...

Al Pacino is a university professor and renowned forensic psychiatrist who occasionally assists the police, and his latest testimony has earned him a... Read more

8mm (1998)

6.5/10
Director: Joel Schumacher
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini

A dark thriller about a private detective's investigation into whether or not a "snuff" film in which a girl apparently dies is genuine. The twisted s... Read more

A Bigger Splash (2015)

6.4/10
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Dakota Johnson

In A BIGGER SPLASH, the lives of a high profile couple, a famous rock star and a filmmaker, (Tilda Swinton and Matthias Schoenaerts) vacationing and... Read more

A Bittersweet Life (2005)

7.6/10
Director: Kim Jee-Woon
Starring: Byung-hun Lee, Min-a Shin, Yeong-Cheol Kim

For the past seven years super-smooth Sun-woo (Byung-hun Lee) has served his gangster boss with unflinching loyalty. He is such a trusty that his bos... Read more

A Conspiracy of Faith (2016)

7/10
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Starring: Pal Sverre Hagen, Fares Fares, Nikolaj Lie Kaas

Breaking all Danish box office records, the Department Q series follows in the tradition of the ever-popular "Nordic Noir" thriller genre. When a... Read more

A Cure for Wellness (2016)

6.4/10
Director: Gore Verbinski
Starring: Jason Isaacs, Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss... Read more

A Cure for Wellness (Blu-ray) (2016)

6.4/10
Director: Gore Verbinski
Starring: Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth

Sent to a secluded wellness center in the Swiss Alps to bring his companys CEO back to New York, financial sector up-and-comer Lockhart (Dane DeHaan)... Read more

A Dandy in Aspic (1968)

6.2/10
Director: Anthony Mann
Starring: Harry Andrews, Laurence Harvey, Lionel Stander, Mia Farrow, Per Oscarsson, Peter...

A foppish Londoner working in British Intelligence, Alexander Eberlin (Laurence Harvey) is actually a Russian counter-espionage agent named Krasnevin.... Read more

A Few Days in September (2006)

5.4/10
Director: Santiago Amigorena
Starring: Juliette Binoche, John Turturro, Sara Forestier, Tom Riley, Nick Nolte

An international tale of intrigue with more than a hint of satire has Juliette Binoche as a French agent on the trail of a missing CIA operative with... Read more

A Field in England (2013)

6.3/10
Director: Ben Wheatley
Starring: Reece Shearsmith, Julian Barratt, Michael Smiley, Peter Ferdinando, Richard Glov...

Fleeing from a battle in the English Civil War, a small group of deserters are captured by a mysterious alchemist and forced to aid him in his search... Read more