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Old 04-02-2013, 22:34
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Can anyone recommend any good thrillers? Psychological, crime, just looking for films with a clever plot and a bit of suspense.
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Old 04-02-2013, 23:12
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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.
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Old 04-02-2013, 23:34
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/\ 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.
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Old 04-02-2013, 23:38
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/\ 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!

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.
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Old 05-02-2013, 00:27
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Primal fear another brilliant film, agree about pacific heights. Killer Joe quite good.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:28
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:38
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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
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:38
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The Hitcher (1986)
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:34
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Jagged Edge and Presumed Innocent are two really good court case thrillers.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:03
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Marathon Man but not if you have a dental appointment
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:18
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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.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:25
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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.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:45
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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
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:33
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Source Code.

I liked that movie!!
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:35
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:49
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The Lincoln Lawyer is a cracking little thriller
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:53
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Silence Of The Lambs
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:56
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Arlington Rd has a brilliant, brilliant twist. Kind of depressing though.
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Old 05-02-2013, 13:04
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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.
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Old 05-02-2013, 14:19
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A Perfect Getaway was very good I thought.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0971209/
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Old 05-02-2013, 14:42
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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.
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Old 05-02-2013, 19:17
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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
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Old 05-02-2013, 20:02
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Being a Harrison Ford fan, I enjoyed 'Frantic' , 'Presumed Innocent' and 'Airforce One'.

Another older good thriller is 'The Odessa File' starring Jon Voight.
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Old 05-02-2013, 20:08
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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Misery yet. Completely terrifying.

Also, 'The Brave One', despite a ridiculously hackneyed ending, is also recommended.
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Old 05-02-2013, 20:36
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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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