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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".

6 Days (2017)

6.2/10
Director: Toa Fraser
Starring: Mark Strong, Martin Shaw, Jamie Bell, Abbie Cornish

In April 1980, a half-dozen armed Arab separatists stormed the Iranian embassy in London and took 26 of the occupants hostage. The tense hours that fo... Read more

600 Miles (2015)

5.5/10
Director: Gabriel Ripstein
Starring: Tim Roth, Kristyan Ferrer, Monica Del Carmen, Craig Hensley, Harris Kendall

After a terrifyingly tense opening of a slope-shouldered youth perusing a gun store, Gabriel Ripsteins 600 Miles charts the unlikely alliance of a Me... Read more

7 Boxes (2012)

7.2/10
Director: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schembori
Starring: Celso Franco, Victor Sosa, Lali Gonzalez

A.k.a. "7 cajas". It's Friday night in Asunción, Paraguay and the temperature is sweltering. Víctor, a 17-year-old wheelbarrow delivery boy, dreams of... Read more

7 Days (2010)

6.5/10
Director: Daniel Grou
Starring: Remy Girard, Claude Legault, Fanny Mallette

In this unnerving French Canadian thriller, a vengeance-crazed doctor (Claude Legault) first does considerable harm to the rapist who violated his dau... Read more

7 Days in Entebbe (2018)

5.8/10
Director: Jose Padilha
Starring: Brontis Jodorowsky, Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl, Lior Ashkenazi, Eddie Marsan, D...

In July 1976, four terrorists hijack an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris and force the flight crew to land in Entebbe, Uganda. There, the Jewi... Read more

7 minutes (Blu-ray) (2014)

5/10
Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Jason Ritter

Three high school friends are forced to commit a brazen robbery which quickly goes horribly wrong. Read more

7 Times Lucky (2004)

Director: G. B. Yates
Starring: Kevin Pollak, Liane Balaban

Kevin Pollack is Harlan, a veteran grifter on a losing streak. When he gambles away a wad of cash that belonged to his boss, he's desperate to get th... Read more

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