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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".

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

A Film With Me In It (2008)

6.7/10
Director: Ian Fitzgibbon
Starring: Dylan Moran, Mark Doherty, Amy Huberman, Keith Allen

Out-of-work actor Mark is having a rubbish day, but just when he thought things couldn't get any worse, people start dying in his apartment. As one fa... Read more

A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)

5.3/10
Director: John Moore
Starring: Bruce Willis, Cole Hauser, Sebastian Koch, Rasha Bukvic, Jai Courtney

Bruce Willis reprises his role as Detective John McClane in the fifth instalment of the enduring action franchise. This time around, McClane travels t... Read more

A Good Day to Die Hard (Blu-ray) (2013)

5.3/10
Director: John Moore
Starring: Bruce Willis, Cole Hauser, Sebastian Koch, Rasha Bukvic, Jai Courtney

Bruce Willis reprises his role as Detective John McClane in the fifth instalment of the enduring action franchise. This time around, McClane travels t... Read more