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Old 05-02-2013, 20:53
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All The President's Men might be worth watching too. It's the story of two journalists investigating the Watergate break-in that ended in the downfall of President Nixon.

State of Play isn't too bad either, not as good as the TV series it's based on though.

Ronin with Robert DeNiro and Jean Reno
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Old 05-02-2013, 22:01
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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.
I'll definitely give them a look.

I've actually known people who have declined to watch a film because it wasn't in English. Talk about lazy! Some of my favourite thrillers have been watched with subtitles... Das Leben der Anderen, Die Welle, Das Experiment, Oldboy, Martyrs (brutal!).
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Old 05-02-2013, 22:21
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The French Connection
The Killers - both versions.
Headhunters (brilliant Norwegian film (2012)
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Old 06-02-2013, 00:13
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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.
Always thought it more a psychological drama, but it does have strong elements of a thriller both structurally and thematically.

Possibly my favourite film of the new millenium, and certainly one not to miss.

Timecrimes also a winner, btw.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:06
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Cape Fear (the remake - yep, I know that will rile some people, but I thought it was better than the original, apart from the OTT ending).

The Conversation
39 Steps (Hitchcock version)
Rear Window(Hitchcock version)
North By Northwest
Sleuth(Original version)
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:14
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The French Connection
The Killers - both versions.
Headhunters (brilliant Norwegian film (2012)
Another vote for Headhunters here. Best thriller I've seen in a LONG time.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:20
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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.
i love this

caused so much trouble at home, when my wife was engrossed, and I missed a bit, and asked to explain what had happened.

at the time melanie griffith was one of my favourites (working girl)
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Old 07-02-2013, 18:31
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OP, in case you'd like a suggestion from me that is in English, it occurs to me that you might not have seen Gloria.

I mean the original, not the remake, though I have not seen that I assume the original is better. The one directed by Cassavetes. You'll like it.
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Old 07-02-2013, 21:21
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The Asphalt Jungle or The Killing. 2 real good thrillers.
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Old 08-02-2013, 23:58
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The Game. A 1997 psychological thriller directed by David Fincher and starring Michael Douglas. One of the best works from either if you ask me.

I also really enjoyed Black Swan. A stunning and literally award winning performance from Natalie Portman.
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