Thriller


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2006 30 Nov 2006 R 101 min DramaThrillerCrime
Kate and her brutish boyfriend Big Al sell handguns on the streets of New York. She's smart, stylish, and self-confident, but all that leaves her when Al, in a jealous and self-indulgent rage, beats her. Three friends encourage her recovery: Vic, a woman who would like to be Kate's lover; Reilly, who runs with Al but also is attracted to Kate and repulsed by Al's violence; and, Liz, the counselor assigned to Kate from a battered-women's program. Vic and Reilly talk about killing Al, Liz gives pep talks; Kate remains frightened. Will Al's menace and Kate's dependency hold sway?
AWARDS
N/A
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Gary Lennon
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[Rec]
2007 23 Nov 2007 R 78 min ThrillerMysteryHorror
A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.
AWARDS
16 wins & 12 nominations.
WRITER
Jaume Balagueró, Luiso Berdejo, Paco Plaza
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[Rec] 2
2009 02 Oct 2009 R 85 min ThrillerHorror
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The medical Dr. Owen leads a three-men SWAT team inside the sealed off building to get blood sample from the girl Medeiros to develop an antidote. They are attacked by the zombie-like creatures and Dr. Owen locks a zombie inside a room using a crucifix. He discloses that the patient zero was possessed by the evil and the Vatican sent him to save mankind. Further, they will only leave the building under his voice command. Meanwhile, three teenagers follow a fireman and a man that breaks into the building through the sewage system to rescue his colleague and daughter respectively and they are trapped inside. They are lured and release the evil creature that was locked by Dr. Owen in a room. Out of the blue, the lead team meets the journalist Ângela Vidal hidden inside the building.
AWARDS
5 wins & 3 nominations.
WRITER
Jaume Balagueró, Manu Díez, Paco Plaza
13 Tzameti
2005 08 Feb 2006 NOT RATED 93 min DramaThrillerCrime
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Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his destination, Sebastian falls into a degenerate, clandestine world of mental chaos behind closed doors in which men gamble on the lives of others men.
AWARDS
9 wins & 3 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Géla Babluani
2010: The Year We Make Contact
1984 07 Dec 1984 PG 116 min Sci-FiThrillerMysteryAdventure
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In this sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, a joint American- Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to discover what went wrong with the U.S.S. Discovery against a backdrop of growing global tensions. Among the mysteries the expedition must explain are the appearance of a huge black monolith in Jupiter's orbit and the fate of H.A.L., the Discovery's sentient computer. Based on a novel written by Arthur C. Clarke.
AWARDS
Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Arthur C. Clarke (novel), Peter Hyams (screenplay)
30 Days of Night
2007 19 Oct 2007 R 113 min ThrillerHorror
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After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires.
AWARDS
12 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Steve Niles (screenplay), Stuart Beattie (screenplay), Brian Nelson (screenplay), Steve Niles (comic), Ben Templesmith (comic)
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A Few Good Men
1992 11 Dec 1992 R 138 min DramaThriller
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In this dramatic courtroom thriller, LT Daniel Kaffee, a Navy lawyer who has never seen the inside of the courtroom, defends two stubborn Marines who have been accused of murdering a colleague. Kaffee is known as being lazy and had arranged for a plea bargain. Downey's Aunt Ginny appoints Cmdr. Galloway to represent him. Also on the legal staff is LTJG Sam Weinberg. The team rounds up many facts and Kaffee is discovering that he is really cut out for trial work. The defense is originally based upon the fact that PFC Santiago, the victim, was given a "CODE RED". Santiago was basically a screw-up. At Gitmo, screw-ups aren't tolerated. Especially by Col. Nathan Jessup. In Cuba, Jessup and two senior officers try to give all the help they can, but Kaffee knows something's fishy. In the conclusion of the film, the fireworks are set off by a confrontation between Jessup and Kaffee.
AWARDS
Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 19 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Aaron Sorkin (play), Aaron Sorkin (screenplay)
A Good Day to Die Hard
2013 14 Feb 2013 R 98 min ActionThrillerCrime
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John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.
AWARDS
3 wins & 7 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Skip Woods, Roderick Thorp (certain original characters by)
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A History of Violence
2005 30 Sep 2005 R 96 min DramaThrillerCrime
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A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core.
AWARDS
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 32 wins & 66 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
John Wagner (graphic novel), Vince Locke (graphic novel), Josh Olson (screenplay)
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A Most Wanted Man
2014 01 Aug 2014 R 122 min DramaThrillerCrime
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When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community, laying claim to his father's ill gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man's true identity - oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist? Based on John le Carré's novel, A MOST WANTED MAN is a contemporary, cerebral tale of intrigue, love, rivalry, and politics that prickles with tension right through to its last heart-stopping scene.
AWARDS
2 wins & 5 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Andrew Bovell (screenplay), John le Carré (novel), Stephen Cornwell (additional writing)
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A Scanner Darkly
2006 28 Jul 2006 R 100 min Sci-FiThrillerAnimation
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An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.
AWARDS
3 wins & 16 nominations.
WRITER
Philip K. Dick (novel), Richard Linklater (screenplay)
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A Walk Among The Tombstones
2014 19 September 2014 R 114 min DramaThrillerCrimeMystery
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Matt Scudder is a former cop now a private eye. He is asked by a drug dealer to find the men who kidnapped his wife. It seems like they killed her even after he paid them. Scudder refuses. But the man later goes to see him and tells him how his wife was killed. Scudder takes the job. He does some research and thinks the men he is looking for have done this more than once. And that everyone they grabbed is connected to a drug dealer. He was about to give up when they grab another girl and Scudder tries make sure she's returned alive.
AWARDS
1 nomination.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Lawrence Block (based on the novel by), Scott Frank (written for the screen by)
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Alien: Covenant
2017 19 May 2017 R 122 min Sci-FiThrillerHorror
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The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape
AWARDS
1 win & 12 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Dan O'Bannon (based on characters created by), Ronald Shusett (based on characters created by), Jack Paglen (story by), Michael Green (story by), John Logan (screenplay by), Dante Harper (screenplay by)
Amores Perros
2000 13 Apr 2001 R 154 min DramaThriller
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On the brink of the new Millennium in the bustling City of Mexico, one horrible car accident intertwines inextricably the lives of three perfect strangers. Octavio, a rebellious adolescent who is secretly in love with his sister-in-law, dreams of escaping his miserable life, and for this reason, he enters reluctantly the obscure world of dog fighting with his lethal dog Cofi. And then unexpectedly, Valeria, a stunning woman and famous supermodel, will cross paths with Octavio, while in the meantime, her pampered little dog Richie manages to vanish into thin air in the confined space of her apartment. Lastly, Chivo, an ex-guerrilla vagabond, after abandoning his little daughter, unable to make up for lost time, he channels his love to the city's strays and a mortally wounded Rottweiler. In the end, even though all the weary characters, men and beasts, wish for a bright future, in this life-changing journey in the pursuit of love, sometimes infidelity, sin and death can get in the way.
AWARDS
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 54 wins & 22 nominations.
WRITER
Guillermo Arriaga
An American Haunting
2005 05 May 2006 PG-13 83 min ThrillerMysteryHorror
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In 2006, in Red River, Tennessee, a teenager has frequent nightmares. Her mother reads an old letter from 1817 written by her ancestor, Lucy Bell. After a dispute of lands judged by the church, her husband John Bell is cursed by his opponent Kathe Batts, who has a fame of being a witch. From this moment on, an entity threatens John and her daughter Betsy Bell, attacking the girl during the nights. With the support of Betsy's school teacher Richard Powell, who tries to find rational explanations for the manifestation; her brother John Bell Jr.; and their friend James Johnston, who unsuccessfully tries to exorcize the entity from the house, the family does their best to protect Betsy in the haunted house.
AWARDS
5 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Brent Monahan (novel), Courtney Solomon
Angel Heart
1987 06 Mar 1987 X 113 min ThrillerMysteryHorror
Harry Angel has a new case, to find a man called Johnny Favourite. Except things aren't quite that simple and Johnny doesn't want to be found. Let's just say that amongst the period detail and beautiful scenery, it all gets really really nasty.
AWARDS
2 wins & 3 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
William Hjortsberg (novel), Alan Parker (screenplay)
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Angels & Demons
2009 15 May 2009 PG-13 138 min ThrillerMystery
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Following the murder of a physicist, Father Silvano Bentivoglio, a symbolist, Robert Langdon, and a scientist, Vittoria Vetra, are on an adventure involving a secret brotherhood, the Illuminati. Clues lead them all around the Vatican, including the four altars of science, Earth, Air, Fire and Water. An assassin, working for the Illuminati, has captured four cardinals, and murders each, painfully. Robert and Vittoria also are searching for a new very destructive weapon that could kill millions.
AWARDS
1 win & 5 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
David Koepp (screenplay), Akiva Goldsman (screenplay), Dan Brown (novel)
Audition
1999 03 Mar 2000 R 115 min DramaThrillerHorror
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In Tokyo, Shigeharu Aoyama is a widower that grieves the loss of his wife and raises his son Shigehiko Aoyama alone. Seven years later, the teenage Shigehiko asks why his middle-aged father does not remarry and Shigeharu meets his friend Yasuhisa Yoshikawa, who is a film producer, and tells his intention. However, Shigeharu has difficulties to approach to available women to date and Yasuhisa decide to organize a sham audition for casting the lead actress for the fake movie. They receive several portfolios of candidates and Shigeharu becomes obsessed by the gorgeous Asami Yamazaki. Despite the advice of the experienced Yasuhisa, Shigeharu calls Asami to date and he falls for her. But who is the mysterious Asami?
AWARDS
4 wins & 2 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Ryû Murakami (novel), Daisuke Tengan (screenplay)
Automata
2014 17 Oct 2014 R 109 min ActionSci-FiThriller
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In 2044, solar storms have killed 99.7 % of the world's population and only 21 million people survive. The ROC Corporation has designed and built robots called Automata Pilgrim 7000 to help to rebuild the world. These robots have two security protocols; they can neither harm humans nor alter themselves or other robots. When police officer Sean Wallace shoots a robot and claims that it was altering itself, ROC insurance agent Jacq Vaucan is placed in charge of the investigation. Soon he believes that there is a "clocksmith" illegally modifying the robots. Jacq wants to live in the coast and asks his boss and friend Robert Bold to transfer him with his pregnant wife Rachel Vaucan to the coast. Robert offers the possibility if Jacq resolves the case. Jacq and Wallace go to a brothel where the modified robot Cleo attends and Wallace shoots its leg, expecting that the owner will lead them to the clocksmith. They meet Duprè but she is not the clocksmith that is modifying the robots. Soon Jacq discovers who is the responsible for modifying the robots but the Powers that Be in ROC believe that Jacq is the one to be blamed.
AWARDS
6 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Gabe Ibáñez, Igor Legarreta, Javier Sánchez Donate
Awake
2007 30 Nov 2007 R 84 min ThrillerCrimeMystery
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The story focuses on a man who suffers "anesthetic awareness" and finds himself awake and aware, but paralyzed, during heart surgery. His mother must wrestle with her own demons as a turn of events unfolds around them, while trying to unfold the story hidden behind her son's young wife.
AWARDS
1 win & 3 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Joby Harold
Baby Driver
2017 28 Jun 2017 R 113 min ActionDramaThrillerCrimeMusic
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Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music?
AWARDS
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 31 wins & 44 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Edgar Wright
Bangkok Dangerous
2008 05 Sep 2008 R 99 min ActionThrillerCrime
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Joe is a professional hit man who picks someone off the street to do his errands, and after he is finished kills that person. His next assignment takes him to Bangkok, and as usual, he finds a street-wise guy named Kong to help him. After Kong has a close call and learns who Joe is, Kong asks him to train him and he does. Joe also meets a local girl who is deaf and spends time with her. However, Joe has a hard time keeping his other life from her. It also appears that the person who hired Joe, breaks his rule of complete anonymity and tries to find him.
AWARDS
1 nomination.
WRITER
Jason Richman (screenplay), Oxide Chun Pang, Danny Pang
Before I Go to Sleep
2014 31 Oct 2014 R 92 min DramaThrillerMystery
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A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.
AWARDS
N/A
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Rowan Joffe, S.J. Watson (based on the novel by)
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
2007 07 Dec 2007 R 117 min DramaThrillerCrime
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Needing extra cash, two brothers conspire to pull off the perfect, victimless crime. No guns, no violence, no problem. But when an accomplice ignores the rules and crosses the line, his actions trigger a series of events in which no one is left unscathed.
AWARDS
17 wins & 25 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Kelly Masterson
Black Christmas
2006 25 Dec 2006 R 84 min ThrillerHorror
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In the 70's, the boy Billy is born with yellow skin due to a liver disease and his dysfunctional mother rejects him. Later he witnesses his mother and her lover killing his beloved father and burying him in the basement of their house, and he is locked in the attic alone along his childhood. When he is a teenager, he is sexually abused by his mother and she has a baby girl called Agnes. During Christmas, the deranged Billy escapes from his imprisonment, kills his mother and stepfather and blinds one eye of Agnes. He is declared insane and his sister is sent to an orphanage. In the present days, Billy escapes from the Clark Sanatorium to spend Christmas with his family. Meanwhile, his former house is the Delta Alpha Kappa sorority house in the campus of the Clement University, and the housemother and the sisters Kelli Presley, Dana, Lauren Hannon, Megan, Heather, Megan Helms, Melissa and Eve Agnew are preparing the house for Christmas party in a stormy night while Clair Crosby is in her room writing a card to bury the hatchet with her sister. When three sisters vanish, the others receive weird phone calls and believe something is wrong, but they find that they are trapped in the location.
AWARDS
1 nomination.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Glen Morgan (screenplay), Roy Moore