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Parthenon 04-02-2013 22:34

Good 'Thrillers'?
 
Can anyone recommend any good thrillers? Psychological, crime, just looking for films with a clever plot and a bit of suspense. :)

Ginger Nut 04-02-2013 23:12

Pacific Heights. It was lost under the hype of Silence of the Lambs but for me it's the superior thriller. Keaton's best work.

mike65 04-02-2013 23:34

/\ Thats barking! Good pot boiler though. Schlesinger was busking it by the 90s.

Do the films have to be recent, if so I'm no help.

Parthenon 04-02-2013 23:38

Quote:

Originally Posted by mike65 (Post 64069337)
/\ Thats barking! Good pot boiler though. Schlesinger was busking it by the 90s.

Do the films have to be recent, if so I'm no help.

Not at all! Although some of my favourite thrillers are: The Silence of the Lambs, Se7en, The Usual Suspects, Shutter Island (all post-1990), I'm always open to try golden oldies!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ginger Nut (Post 64068936)
Pacific Heights. It was lost under the hype of Silence of the Lambs but for me it's the superior thriller. Keaton's best work.

Thanks. I'll give that a go. :)

jules1000 05-02-2013 00:27

Primal fear another brilliant film, agree about pacific heights. Killer Joe quite good.

Fear of Fours 05-02-2013 01:28

Manhunter
Zodiac
Copycat
Road Games

CelestialElixir 05-02-2013 01:38

A few which spring to mind that you may want to check out:

Cleanskin
Eden Lake
Orphan
Unthinkable

Also, a couple of older favourites of mine:

Ransom
Memento

Mr Teacake 05-02-2013 01:38

The Hitcher (1986)

Voynich 05-02-2013 02:34

Jagged Edge and Presumed Innocent are two really good court case thrillers.

Eddie Badger 05-02-2013 07:03

Marathon Man but not if you have a dental appointment :)

cbe21ok 05-02-2013 10:18

Breakdown with Kurt Russell is good, agree about Pacific Heights (tried to buy a reg2 DVD of this a while back with no luck). Se7en is brill obviously.

cbe21ok 05-02-2013 10:25

Oops, forgot - Arlington Road. Hope Davis is Nice - i watched The Weather Man last night for the first time and enjoyed it and i am not really a fan of Nicolas Cage.

Johnny Clay 05-02-2013 10:45

A few blasts from the past:

The Day of the Jackal (avoid the remake, btw)
The Parallax View
Three Days of the Condor
No Way Out (best twist evah)

From the De Palma ouvre:

Obsession
Blow Out
Raising Cain

ImOnlyWee 05-02-2013 12:33

Source Code.

I liked that movie!! :)

Scooterwolf 05-02-2013 12:35

Mindhunters

sinbad8982 05-02-2013 12:49

The Lincoln Lawyer is a cracking little thriller

InTheLoop 05-02-2013 12:53

Silence Of The Lambs

dee123 05-02-2013 12:56

Arlington Rd has a brilliant, brilliant twist. Kind of depressing though.

Eddie Badger 05-02-2013 13:04

Spartan. Similar to Taken but this time it's the president's daughter who has gone missing and it's up to special forces chap, Val Kilmer to get her back whatever the cost. As it's written and directed by David Mamet the script is a bit more complex than Taken with some twists and turns.

Moboloco 05-02-2013 14:19

A Perfect Getaway was very good I thought.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0971209/

Eddie Badger 05-02-2013 14:42

Another oldie -Charley Varrick. Walther Matthau plays a bank robber who gets into deep trouble when he robs a small town bank only to find it's got a lot more money than he expected... that's because The Mob were using it and they are none too pleased about having their money nicked.

Scubamonkey 05-02-2013 19:17

I agree with the recommendations for Pacific Heights, Silence of the Lambs, Seven and A Perfect Getaway.

I would highly recommend two films with Morgan Freeman as Alex Cross - Kiss The Girls and Along Came A Spider. Both excellent crime thrillers, with lots of twists and turns and plenty of suspense.

You may also want to look at the following

The Usual Suspects, A Lonely Place To Die, The Bourne Trilogy, Outbreak, The Negotiator, The River Wild

ChrissieAO 05-02-2013 20:02

Being a Harrison Ford fan, I enjoyed 'Frantic' , 'Presumed Innocent' and 'Airforce One'.

Another older good thriller is 'The Odessa File' starring Jon Voight.

rosco2010 05-02-2013 20:08

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Misery yet. Completely terrifying.

Also, 'The Brave One', despite a ridiculously hackneyed ending, is also recommended.

Johnbee 05-02-2013 20:36

The best I have seen in the last ten years is 'Hidden'.

It's in French, but don't let that put you off.

Another is the original verstion of '13 Tzameti'. Don't bother with the Hollywood remake, they toned it down for the US market. Don't read any reviews or even look on the box, it will be a huge spoil.. The less you know the better.

What an third? I quite like 'Timecrimes'. Another foreign language one, but you miss out a lot if you refuse for that reason.


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