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A Time to Kill is a 1996 American crime drama film based on John Grisham's 1989 novel A Time to Kill, directed by Joel Schumacher.
Absolute Power is a 1997 American political thriller film produced by, directed by, and starring Clint Eastwood as a master jewel thief who witnesses the killing of a woman by Secret Service agents.
Action film is a film genre in which the protagonist or protagonists are thrust into a series of challenges that typically include violence, extended fighting, physical feats, and frantic chases.
Adventure films are a genre of film that typically use their action scenes to display and explore exotic locations in an energetic way.
Part of the AFI 100 Years… series, AFI's 100 Years…100 Thrills is a list of the top 100 most exciting, action-packed, suspenseful or frightening movies in American cinema.
Alan Jay Pakula (April 7, 1928 – November 19, 1998) was an American film director, writer and producer.
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer, widely regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema.
Along Came a Spider is a 2001 American neo noir psychological thriller film directed by Lee Tamahori.
The American Film Institute (AFI) is an American film organization that educates filmmakers and honors the heritage of the motion picture arts in the United States.
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins (born 31 December 1937), better known as Anthony Hopkins, is a Welsh actor, widely considered to be one of the world's greatest living actors.
Awake is a 2007 American conspiracy thriller film written and directed by Joby Harold.
Basic Instinct is a 1992 neo-noir erotic thriller film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas, and starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone.
is a 2000 Japanese dystopian thriller film adapted from the 1999 novel of the same name by Koushun Takami.
Betrayal is the breaking or violation of a presumptive contract, trust, or confidence that produces moral and psychological conflict within a relationship amongst individuals, between organizations or between individuals and organizations.
In 1999 the British Film Institute surveyed 1,000 people from the world of British film and television to produce the BFI 100 list of the greatest British films of the 20th century.
Blackmail is a 1929 British thriller drama film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Anny Ondra, John Longden, and Cyril Ritchard.
Blood and Black Lace (lit) is a 1964 giallo film directed by Mario Bava.
Blow Out is a 1981 American neo-noir political thriller film written and directed by Brian De Palma.
Blue Velvet is a 1986 American neo-noir mystery film, written and directed by David Lynch.
The Bourne films are a series of action spy thriller movies based on the character Jason Bourne, a CIA assassin suffering from extreme memory loss who must figure out who he is, created by author Robert Ludlum.
Brian Russell De Palma (born September 11, 1940) is an American film director and screenwriter.
The Cambridge Film Festival is the third-longest-running film festival in the UK.
Cape Fear is a 1962 American psychological thriller film starring Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck, Martin Balsam, and Polly Bergen.
Cape Fear is a 1991 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and a remake of the 1962 film of the same name.
Capricorn One is a 1977 government conspiracy thriller film about a Mars landing hoax.
Captivity is a 2007 Russian-American horror thriller film directed by Roland Joffé, written by Larry Cohen and Joseph Tura, and starring Elisha Cuthbert and Daniel Gillies.
Sir Carol Reed (30 December 1906 – 25 April 1976) was an English film director best known for Odd Man Out (1947), The Fallen Idol (1948) and The Third Man (1949).
Casino Royale is a 2006 British spy film, the twenty-first in the Eon Productions ''James Bond'' film series, and the third screen adaptation of Ian Fleming's 1953 novel of the same name.
Cellular is a 2004 American action crime thriller film directed by David R. Ellis and starring Kim Basinger, Chris Evans, Jason Statham and William H. Macy.
A character arc is the transformation or inner journey of a character over the course of a story.
Charade is a 1963 American romantic comedy mystery film directed by Stanley Donen, written by Peter Stone and Marc Behm, and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn.
Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 – 15 December 1962) was an English stage and film actor, director, producer and screenwriter.
Child murder or child homicide is the homicide of an individual who is a minor.
Chloe is a 2009 French-Canadian erotic thriller film directed by Atom Egoyan, a remake of the 2003 French film Nathalie....
The Cinema of Germany refers to the film industry based in Germany and can be traced back to the late 19th century.
The United Kingdom has had a significant film industry for over a century.
Clarice M. Starling is a fictional character who appears in the novels The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal by Thomas Harris.
Clinton Eastwood Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor, filmmaker, musician, and political figure.
Collateral is a 2004 American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Michael Mann and written by Stuart Beattie.
Color of Night is a 1994 American erotic mystery thriller film produced by Cinergi Pictures and released in the United States by Hollywood Pictures.
Comedy thrillers are a cross-genre that draw subject matter generally from comedy and thrillers.
The conspiracy thriller (or paranoid thriller) is a subgenre of thriller fiction.
Copycat is a 1995 American psychological thriller directed by Jon Amiel and starring Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter and Dermot Mulroney.
A cover-up is an attempt, whether successful or not, to conceal evidence of wrongdoing, error, incompetence or other embarrassing information.
Crime fiction is the literary genre that fictionalises crimes, their detection, criminals, and their motives.
Crime cinema, in the broadest sense, is a cinematic genre inspired by and analogous to the crime fiction literary genre.
Curtis Lee Hanson (March 24, 1945 – September 20, 2016) was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter.
David Andrew Leo Fincher (born August 28, 1962) is an American director and producer of films, television, and music videos.
David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American filmmaker, painter, musician, actor, and photographer.
Deep Red (original title Profondo rosso; also known as The Hatchet Murders) is a 1975 Italian giallo film, directed by Dario Argento and co-written by Argento and Bernardino Zapponi.
Deliverance is a 1972 American thriller film produced and directed by John Boorman, and starring Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox, with the latter two making their feature film debuts.
Dial M for Murder is an American crime mystery film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings and John Williams.
The Die Hard series is an American action film series that originated with Roderick Thorp's novel Nothing Lasts Forever.
Dirty Harry is a 1971 American action crime thriller film produced and directed by Don Siegel, the first in the ''Dirty Harry'' series.
Don't Torture a Duckling (Italian: Non si sevizia un paperino) is a 1972 Italian giallo film directed by Lucio Fulci, starring Florinda Bolkan, Tomas Milian, and Barbara Bouchet.
In reference to film and television, drama is a genre of narrative fiction (or semi-fiction) intended to be more serious than humorous in tone.
Dressed to Kill is a 1980 American erotic thriller film written and directed by Brian De Palma and starring Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, and Keith Gordon.
Eagle Eye is a 2008 American action thriller film directed by D. J. Caruso, written by John Glenn, Travis Adam Wright, Hillary Seitz and Dan McDermott and stars Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan and Billy Bob Thornton.
Eden Lake is a 2008 British horror film written and directed by James Watkins and starring Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender and Jack O'Connell.
Edge of Darkness is a 2010 British-American conspiracy political thriller film directed by Martin Campbell, written by William Monahan and Andrew Bovell, and starring Mel Gibson.
Entrapment is a 1999 American caper film directed by Jon Amiel and written by Ronald Bass.
An erotic thriller is a film subgenre defined as a thriller with a thematic basis in illicit romance or erotic fantasy.
Erotica is any artistic work that deals substantively with erotically stimulating or sexually arousing subject matter.
Existenz (stylized as eXistenZ) is a 1999 science fiction body horror film produced, written and directed by the Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg.
Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 erotic drama film directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick.
Fallen is a 1998 American supernatural detective thriller film directed by Gregory Hoblit, produced by Charles Roven and Dawn Steel, from a screenplay by Nicholas Kazan.
Fantasy films are films that belong to the fantasy genre with fantastic themes, usually magic, supernatural events, mythology, folklore, or exotic fantasy worlds.
Fatal Attraction is a 1987 American psychological erotic thriller film directed by Adrian Lyne and written by James Dearden.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), formerly the Bureau of Investigation (BOI), is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and its principal federal law enforcement agency.
A film genre is a motion picture category based on similarities in either the narrative elements or the emotional response to the film (namely, serious, comic, etc.). Most theories of film genre are borrowed from literary genre criticism.
Filmsite.org is a film-review website established in 1996 by film critic Tim Dirks, and owned since 2008 by AMC Networks.
Flatliners is a 1990 American science fiction psychological horror film directed by Joel Schumacher, produced by Michael Douglas and Rick Bieber, and written by Peter Filardi.
Fletcher Knebel (October 1, 1911 – February 26, 1993) was an American author of several popular works of political fiction.
Flightplan is a 2005 German-American mystery-thriller film directed by Robert Schwentke, written by Peter A. Dowling and Billy Ray, and starring Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Erika Christensen, Kate Beahan, Greta Scacchi, and Sean Bean.
Foreign Correspondent (a.k.a. Imposter and Personal History) is a 1940 American spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and film composer.
Frederick McCarthy Forsyth (born 25 August 1938) is an English author, former journalist and spy, and occasional political commentator.
Frenzy is a 1972 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Frequency is a 2000 American science fiction thriller drama film.
Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was an Austrian-German-American filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor.
Funny Games is a 2007 psychological thriller film written and directed by Michael Haneke, and a remake of his own 1997 film of the same name.
Futureworld is a 1976 American science fiction thriller film directed by Richard T. Heffron and written by Mayo Simon and George Schenck.
Eugene Allen Hackman (born January 30, 1930) is a retired American actor and novelist.
Get Out is a 2017 American horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele in his directorial debut.
Giallo (plural gialli) is a 20th-century Italian thriller or horror genre of literature and film.
A goal is an idea of the future or desired result that a person or a group of people envisions, plans and commits to achieve.
Gone Girl is a 2014 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher and written by Gillian Flynn, based on her 2012 novel of the same title.
Grosse Pointe Blank is a 1997 American comedy crime film directed by George Armitage, and starring John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Alan Arkin and Dan Aykroyd.
Guilt is a cognitive or an emotional experience that occurs when a person believes or realizes—accurately or not—that he or she has compromised his or her own standards of conduct or has violated a universal moral standard and bears significant responsibility for that violation.
Hackers is a 1995 American crime film directed by Iain Softley and starring Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Renoly Santiago, Laurence Mason, Matthew Lillard, Jesse Bradford, Lorraine Bracco, and Fisher Stevens.
Hanna is a 2011 action adventure thriller film that contains some prominent fairy tale elements, directed by Joe Wright.
Harold Clayton Lloyd Sr. (April 20, 1893 – March 8, 1971) was an American actor, comedian, director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer who is best known for his silent comedy films.
Heat is a 1995 American crime film written, co-produced and directed by Michael Mann, and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Val Kilmer.
The heist film is a subgenre of crime film.
Horns is a 2013 American dark fantasy horror film directed by Alexandre Aja, loosely based on Joe Hill's novel of the same name.
A horror film is a film that seeks to elicit a physiological reaction, such as an elevated heartbeat, through the use of fear and shocking one’s audiences.
Hostage is a 2005 American action thriller drama film produced by and starring Bruce Willis and directed by Florent Emilio Siri.
Hostile Witness is a 1968 British courtroom-based drama film based on a play by Jack Roffey, directed by Ray Milland (who had appeared in the play on Broadway) and starring Milland, Sylvia Sims, Raymond Huntley and Julian Holloway.
Human cannibalism is the act or practice of humans eating the flesh or internal organs of other human beings.
I, Robot (stylized as i) is a 2004 American science fiction action film directed by Alex Proyas.
Identity is a 2003 American psychological thriller film directed by James Mangold from a screenplay written by Michael Cooney.
In Bruges is a 2008 black comedy crime film written and directed by Martin McDonagh.
In Dreams is a 1999 American psychological thriller film directed by Neil Jordan.
In the Cut is a 2003 Australian-American mystery and erotic thriller film written and directed by Jane Campion and starring Meg Ryan, Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
In the Line of Fire is a 1993 American political thriller film, directed by Wolfgang Petersen and starring Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich and Rene Russo.
An intimate relationship is an interpersonal relationship that involves physical or emotional intimacy.
John Lee Thompson (1 August 1914 – 30 August 2002) was a British film director, active in London and Hollywood, best known for such movies as Ice Cold in Alex and The Guns of Navarone.
Jack the Ripper is the best-known name for an unidentified serial killer generally believed to have been active in the largely impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888.
Jacob's Ladder is a 1990 American psychological horror film directed by Adrian Lyne, produced by Alan Marshall, written by Bruce Joel Rubin and starring Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, and Danny Aiello.
The James Bond film series is a British series of spy films based on the fictional character of MI6 agent James Bond, "007", who originally appeared in a series of books by Ian Fleming.
James Edmund Caan (born March 26, 1940) is an American actor.
Jessica Walter (born January 31, 1941) is an American actress.
JFK is a 1991 American conspiracy-thriller film directed by Oliver Stone.
Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster (born November 19, 1962) is an American actress, director, and producer.
John Boorman, CBE (born 18 January 1933) is an English filmmaker who is best known for his feature films such as Point Blank, Hell in the Pacific, Deliverance, Zardoz, Excalibur, The Emerald Forest, Hope and Glory, The General, The Tailor of Panama and Queen and Country.
David John Moore Cornwell (born 19 October 1931), better known by the pen name John le Carré, is a British author of espionage novels.
Robert Jonathan Demme (February 22, 1944 – April 26, 2017) was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter.
Karlheinz Böhm (16 March 1928 – 29 May 2014), sometimes referred to as Carl Boehm or Karl Boehm, was an Austrian-German actor and philanthropist.
Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American actress and director.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a 2005 American neo-noir black comedy crime film written and directed by Shane Black, and starring Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan and Corbin Bernsen.
Kiss the Girls is a 1997 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Gary Fleder and starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, and Cary Elwes.
The legal thriller is a subgenre of thriller and crime fiction in which the major characters are lawyers and their employees.
Lust, Caution is a 2007 erotic espionage period thriller film directed by Ang Lee, based on the novella of the same name published in 1979 by Chinese author Eileen Chang.
M (M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder — M – A City Searches for a Murderer) is a 1931 German horror drama-thriller film directed by Fritz Lang and starring Peter Lorre.
Marathon Man is a 1976 American suspense-thriller film directed by John Schlesinger.
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System after Mercury.
Martin Charles Scorsese (born November 17, 1942) is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor and film historian, whose career spans more than 50 years.
Michael Latham Powell (30 September 1905 – 19 February 1990) was an English film director, celebrated for his partnership with Emeric Pressburger.
Mindhunters is a 2004 American-British crime thriller film directed by Renny Harlin and starring Kathryn Morris, LL Cool J, Jonny Lee Miller, Patricia Velásquez, Clifton Collins Jr., Christian Slater and Val Kilmer.
Misery is a 1990 American thriller film based on Stephen King's 1987 novel of the same name and starring James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth, and Frances Sternhagen about a psychotic fan who holds an author captive and forces him to write her stories.
Mission: Impossible is a series of action spy films based on the television series of the same name, produced by and starring Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, an agent of the fictional Impossible Missions Force (IMF).
A motel is a hotel designed for motorists and usually has a parking area for motor vehicles.
A mystery film is a genre of film that revolves around the solution of a problem or a crime.
New Jack City is a 1991 American action gangster film based upon an original story and screenplay by Thomas Lee Wright, and directed by Mario Van Peebles in his directorial debut, who also co-stars in the film.
No Country for Old Men is a 2007 American neo-western neo-noir thriller film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, based on Cormac McCarthy's novel No Country for Old Men.
Notorious is a 1946 American spy film noir directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, and Claude Rains as three people whose lives become intimately entangled during an espionage operation.
Obsession is a 1976 psychological thriller/mystery film directed by Brian De Palma, starring Cliff Robertson, Geneviève Bujold, John Lithgow, and Stocker Fontelieu.
Opera (also known and released as Terror at the Opera) is a 1987 Italian giallo film co-written and directed by Dario Argento, with music composed and performed by Brian Eno, Claudio Simonetti, and Bill Wyman.
George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film.
P2 is a 2007 American-Canadian horror thriller film directed by Franck Khalfoun; written and produced by Khalfoun, Alexandre Aja, and Grégory Levasseur; and starring Rachel Nichols and Wes Bentley.
Panic Room is a 2002 American thriller film directed by David Fincher and written by David Koepp.
Paranoia is an instinct or thought process believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety or fear, often to the point of delusion and irrationality.
Peeping Tom is a 1960 British psychological horror-thriller film directed by Michael Powell, written by Leo Marks, and starring Carl Boehm, Anna Massey, and Moira Shearer.
Peter Lorre (born László Löwenstein; 26 June 1904 – 23 March 1964) was an Austro-Hungarian-born American actor.
Phone Booth is a 2003 American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher, produced by David Zucker and Gil Netter, written by Larry Cohen and starring Colin Farrell, Forest Whitaker, Katie Holmes, Radha Mitchell, and Kiefer Sutherland.
Play Misty for Me is a 1971 American psychological thriller film, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, in his directorial debut.
A political thriller is a thriller that is set against the backdrop of a political power struggle.
Presumed Innocent is a 1990 American legal drama film based on the 1987 novel of the same name by Scott Turow.
Proof of Life is a 2000 American action thriller film directed and produced by Taylor Hackford.
A psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in psychiatry, the branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, study, and treatment of mental disorders.
A psychic is a person who claims to use extrasensory perception (ESP) to identify information hidden from the normal senses, particularly involving telepathy or clairvoyance, or who performs acts that are apparently inexplicable by natural laws.
Psycho is a 1960 American NR psychological-horror film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, and written by Joseph Stefano.
Psychological horror is a subgenre of horror and psychological fiction that relies on mental, emotional and psychological states to frighten, disturb, or unsettle readers, viewers, or players.
Psychological thriller is a thriller narrative which emphasizes the unstable or delusional psychological states of its characters.
Raymond Allen Liotta (born Raymond Julian Vicimarli, December 18, 1954) is an American actor, film producer, and voice actor.
Ray Milland (born Alfred Reginald Jones, 3 January 1907 – 10 March 1986) was a Welsh-American actor and film director.
Rear Window is a 1954 American Technicolor mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and written by John Michael Hayes based on Cornell Woolrich's 1942 short story "It Had to Be Murder".
Rebecca is a 1940 American romantic psychological thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Red Eye is a 2005 American psychological thriller film directed by Wes Craven and written by Carl Ellsworth based on a story by Ellsworth and Dan Foos.
Revenge is a form of justice enacted in the absence or defiance of the norms of formal law and jurisprudence.
Richard Thomas Condon (March 18, 1915 in New York City – April 9, 1996 in Dallas, Texas) was a prolific and popular American political novelist.
Rififi (Du rififi chez les hommes) is a 1955 French crime film adaptation of Auguste Le Breton's novel of the same name.
Robert Reiner (born March 6, 1947) is an American actor, writer, director, producer, and activist.
Robbery is the crime of taking or attempting to take anything of value by force, threat of force, or by putting the victim in fear.
Robert Ludlum (May 25, 1927 – March 12, 2001) was an American author of 27 thriller novels, best known as the creator of Jason Bourne from the original The Bourne Trilogy series.
Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997) was an American film actor, director, author, poet, composer, and singer.
Routledge is a British multinational publisher.
Saboteur is a 1942 American film noir spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock with a screenplay written by Peter Viertel, Joan Harrison and Dorothy Parker.
Safety Last! is a 1923 American silent romantic comedy film starring Harold Lloyd.
Science fiction film (or sci-fi film) is a genre that uses speculative, fictional science-based depictions of phenomena that are not fully accepted by mainstream science, such as extraterrestrial lifeforms, alien worlds, extrasensory perception and time travel, along with futuristic elements such as spacecraft, robots, cyborgs, interstellar travel or other technologies.
Sea of Love is a 1989 American thriller film directed by Harold Becker, written by Richard Price and starring Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin and John Goodman.
The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), commonly known as MI6, is the foreign intelligence service of the government of the United Kingdom, tasked mainly with the covert overseas collection and analysis of human intelligence (HUMINT) in support of the UK's national security.
Secret Window is a 2004 American psychological horror-thriller film starring Johnny Depp and John Turturro.
A serial killer is typically a person who murders three or more people,A serial killer is most commonly defined as a person who kills three or more people for psychological gratification; reliable sources over the years agree.
Seven (stylized as SE7EN) is a 1995 American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by David Fincher and written by Andrew Kevin Walker.
Seven Days in May is a 1964 American political thriller motion picture about a military-political cabal's planned takeover of the United States government in reaction to the president's negotiation of a disarmament treaty with the Soviet Union.
The seven deadly sins, also known as the capital vices or cardinal sins, is a grouping and classification of vices within Christian teachings.
Shadow of a Doubt is a 1943 American psychological thriller film noir directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotten.
A shootout, also called a firefight or gunfight, is a gun battle between armed groups.
Shutter Island is a 2010 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Laeta Kalogridis, based on Dennis Lehane's 2003 novel of the same name.
A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound (and in particular, no spoken dialogue).
Silent Witness is a British television crime drama series, produced by the BBC, which focuses on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes.
Silver Streak is a 1976 American comedy-thriller film about a murder on a Los Angeles-to-Chicago train journey.
Single White Female is a 1992 American psychological erotic thriller film based on John Lutz's novel SWF Seeks Same.
Sisters, also known as Blood Sisters in the United Kingdom, is a 1973 American psychological horror film directed by Brian De Palma and starring Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt and Charles Durning.
A slasher film is a film in the sub-genre of horror films involving a violent psychopath stalking and murdering a group of people, usually by use of bladed tools.
Sleepless (Italian: Non ho sonno) is a 2001 Italian giallo film directed by Dario Argento.
Snake Eyes is a 1998 American conspiracy thriller film directed by Brian De Palma, featuring his trademark use of long tracking shots and split screens.
Snakes on a Plane is a 2006 American action thriller film directed by David R. Ellis and starring Samuel L. Jackson.
A social thriller is a motion picture genre using elements of suspense to augment attention to abuses of power and instances of oppression in society.
Sorry, Wrong Number is a 1948 American thriller film noir directed by Anatole Litvak and starring Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster.
Source Code is a 2011 science fiction thriller film directed by Duncan Jones and written by Ben Ripley.
Speed is a 1994 American action thriller film directed by Jan de Bont in his feature film directorial debut.
Spione (English title: Spies, under which title it was released in the United States) is a 1928 German silent espionage thriller directed by Fritz Lang and co-written with Lang's then wife, Thea von Harbou, who also wrote a novel of the same name.
The spy film genre deals with the subject of fictional espionage, either in a realistic way (such as the adaptations of John le Carré) or as a basis for fantasy (such as many James Bond films).
Spy Game is a 2001 American spy film directed by Tony Scott and starring Robert Redford and Brad Pitt.
State of Play is a 2009 political thriller film, based on the six-part British television serial of the same name which first aired on BBC One in 2003.
Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy.
Strangers on a Train is a 1951 American psychological thriller film noir produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and based on the 1950 novel Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith.
A stunt is an unusual and difficult physical feat or an act requiring a special skill, performed for artistic purposes usually on television, theatre, or cinema.
The supernatural (Medieval Latin: supernātūrālis: supra "above" + naturalis "natural", first used: 1520–1530 AD) is that which exists (or is claimed to exist), yet cannot be explained by laws of nature.
Supernatural fiction or supernaturalist fiction is a genre of speculative fiction exploiting or requiring as plot devices or themes some contradictions of the commonplace natural world and materialist assumptions about it.
Supernova is a 2000 Swiss-American science fiction horror film written by David C. Wilson, William Malone and Daniel Chuba and directed by Walter Hill, credited as "Thomas Lee." "Thomas Lee" was chosen as a directorial pseudonym for release, as the name Alan Smithee had become too well known as a badge of a film being disowned by its makers.
Superpower is a popular culture term for an imaginary superhuman ability.
Suspense is a feeling of fascination and excitement mixed with apprehension, tension, and anxiety developed from an unpredictable, mysterious, and rousing source of entertainment.
Suspicion is a 1941 romantic psychological thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine as a married couple.
Taken is a 2008 English-language French action thriller film written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, and directed by Pierre Morel.
Technicolor is a series of color motion picture processes, the first version dating from 1916, and followed by improved versions over several decades.
A techno-thriller (also known as technothrillers) is a hybrid genre drawing from science fiction, thrillers, spy fiction, action, and war novels.
William Theodore Kotcheff (born Velichko Todorov Tsochev, April 7, 1931) is a Bulgarian-Canadian film and television director and producer, known primarily for his work on several high-profile British and American television productions such as Armchair Theatre and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Tenebrae (also known as Tenebre) is a 1982 English-language Italian giallo film written and directed by Dario Argento.
Shaun Terence Young (20 June 1915 – 7 September 1994) was a British film director and screenwriter best known for directing three James Bond films, including the first two films in the series, Dr. No (1962) and From Russia with Love (1963), as well as Thunderball (1965).
The 39 Steps is a 1935 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll.
The Asphalt Jungle is a 1950 film noir and heist film directed by John Huston.
The Big Fix is a 1947 film, directed by James Flood.
The Chancellor Manuscript is a 1977 novel, by American writer Robert Ludlum, about the alleged secret files of J. Edgar Hoover and how they disappeared after his death, and how they possibly could be used to force people in high places to do the bidding of those who possessed the secrets contained therein.
The Client is a 1994 American legal thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher, and starring Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones.
The Conversation is a 1974 American mystery thriller film written, produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Gene Hackman with supporting roles by John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Cindy Williams, Frederic Forrest, Harrison Ford, Teri Garr and Robert Duvall.
The Da Vinci Code is a 2006 American mystery thriller film directed by Ron Howard, written by Akiva Goldsman, and based on Dan Brown's 2003 best-selling novel of the same name.
The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed, produced, and co-written by Christopher Nolan.
The Day of the Jackal (1971) is a thriller novel by English writer Frederick Forsyth about a professional assassin who is contracted by the OAS, a French dissident paramilitary organisation, to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.
The Dead Zone is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by David Cronenberg.
The Debt is a 2010 British-American remake of the 2007 Israeli alternate history-thriller film Ha-Hov, directed by John Madden from a screenplay by Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman and Peter Straughan.
The Fugitive is a 1993 American thriller film based on the 1960s television series of the same name created by Roy Huggins.
The Ghost Writer (released as The Ghost in the United Kingdom and Ireland) is a 2010 Franco-German-British political thriller film directed by Roman Polanski.
The Gift is a 2000 American supernatural thriller film directed by Sam Raimi, written by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson, and based on the alleged psychic experiences of Thornton's mother.
The Girl Who Knew Too Much (La ragazza che sapeva troppo) is a 1963 Italian giallo film.
The Good Shepherd is a 2006 spy film produced and directed by Robert De Niro and starring Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie and De Niro, with an extensive supporting cast.
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is a 1992 American psychological thriller film directed by Curtis Hanson, and starring Annabella Sciorra and Rebecca De Mornay.
The Hurt Locker is a 2008 American war thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal released on June 26, 2009.
The Interpreter is a 2005 political thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack, starring Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, and Jesper Christensen.
The Killing is a 1956 film noir directed by Stanley Kubrick and produced by James B. Harris.
The Lady Vanishes is a 1938 British mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave.
The Last House on the Left is a 2009 American horror film directed by Dennis Iliadis and written by Carl Ellsworth and Adam Alleca.
The Lincoln Lawyer is a 2005 novel, the sixteenth by American crime writer Michael Connelly.
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog is a 1927 British silent film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney, June Tripp, Malcolm Keen, and Ivor Novello.
The Machinist is a 2004 psychological thriller film directed by Brad Anderson and written by Scott Kosar.
The Man Who Knew Too Much is a 1934 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, featuring Peter Lorre, and released by Gaumont British.
The Manchurian Candidate is a novel by Richard Condon, first published in 1959.
The Net is a 1995 American cyber mystery thriller film directed by Irwin Winkler and starring Sandra Bullock, Jeremy Northam and Dennis Miller.
The Night of the Hunter is a 1955 American thriller directed by Charles Laughton, and starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, and Lillian Gish.
The Parallax View is a 1974 American political thriller film directed and produced by Alan J. Pakula, and starring Warren Beatty, Hume Cronyn, William Daniels and Paula Prentiss.
The Pelican Brief is a legal-suspense thriller written by John Grisham in 1992.
The Recruit is a 2003 American spy thriller film, directed by Roger Donaldson and starring Al Pacino, Colin Farrell and Bridget Moynahan.
The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (La dama rossa uccide sette volte) is a 1972 giallo film directed by Emilio P. Miraglia.
The River Wild is a 1994 American adventure crime-thriller film directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, David Strathairn, John C. Reilly, Benjamin Bratt, and Joseph Mazzello as Roarke.
The Score is a 2001 American crime thriller film directed by Frank Oz and starring Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Angela Bassett, and Marlon Brando in his final film role.
The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American horror-thriller film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott Glenn.
The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American supernatural horror film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
The Skeleton Key is a 2005 American supernatural horror film directed by Iain Softley, written by Ehren Kruger and starring Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, John Hurt, Peter Sarsgaard and Joy Bryant.
The Spiral Staircase is a 1946 American psychological horror film directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, and Ethel Barrymore.
The Tailor of Panama is a 1996 novel by John le Carré.
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The Terminator is a 1984 American science-fiction action film directed by James Cameron.
The Thin Man (1934) is a detective novel by Dashiell Hammett, originally published in the December 1933 issue of Redbook.
The Thirteenth Floor is a 1999 science-fiction crime thriller film directed by Josef Rusnak and loosely based upon Simulacron-3 (1964), a novel by Daniel F. Galouye.
The Tourist is a 2010 American romantic thriller film co-written and directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck and starring Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, and Timothy Dalton.
Three Days of the Condor is a 1975 American political thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, and Max von Sydow.
Thriller is a broad genre of literature, film and television, having numerous, often overlapping subgenres.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 2011 Cold War espionage film directed by Tomas Alfredson.
Topaz is a 1969 American espionage thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Touch of Evil is a 1958 American film noir written, directed by and co-starring Orson Welles.
Traitor is a 2008 American spy thriller film, based on an idea by Steve Martin who is also an executive producer.
Transgender people have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from their assigned sex.
Unbreakable is a 2000 American superhero thriller film written, produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, alongside Robin Wright and Spencer Treat Clark.
The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber—comprise the legislature of the United States.
Unknown is a 2011 psychological action film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, starring Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aidan Quinn, Bruno Ganz, and Frank Langella.
Unlawful Entry is a 1992 American psychological thriller film directed by Jonathan Kaplan.
Untraceable is a 2008 American horror, crime thriller film starring Diane Lane, Colin Hanks, Billy Burke, and Joseph Cross.
Vacancy is a 2007 American horror film directed by Nimród Antal and starring Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson.
Vertigo is a 1958 American film noir psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock.
Virtuosity is a 1995 American science fiction action film directed by Brett Leonard, and starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe.
Voyeurism is the sexual interest in or practice of spying on people engaged in intimate behaviors, such as undressing, sexual activity, or other actions usually considered to be of a private nature.
Wait Until Dark is a 1967 American thriller film directed by Terence Young and produced by Mel Ferrer.
Wake in Fright (initially released as Outback outside Australia) is a 1971 psychological thriller film directed by Ted Kotcheff, written by Evan Jones and starring Gary Bond, Donald Pleasence, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay and Jack Thompson.
Henry Warren Beatty (né Beaty; born March 30, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker.
What Lies Beneath is a 2000 American supernatural horror film directed by Robert Zemeckis.