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Your Favorite Thrillers?
« on: July 06, 2016, 06:03:55 PM »
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Just saw 10 Cloverfield Lane and Midnight Special both exceptionally good films and I love them. I was looking around to see if I could find any more new similar thrillers, found a couple that look EXCEPTIONALLY good!!! Any more suggestions?


 THE WELL

www.imdb.com/title/tt3316624


MORGAN

www.imdb.com/title/tt4520364


THE SHALLOWS
www.imdb.com/title/tt4052882


POST YOUR NEW & OLD FAVORITE THRILLERS!!!! :bravo: :) :waving: :rofl:

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Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2016, 07:40:35 PM »
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Welcome!

I'm not a thriller connoisseur or anything, but...

NEW: Based on your picks, I highly recommend The Invitation.

OLD: Haven't seen it, but apparently The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) is an amazing thriller.
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Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2016, 08:38:13 PM »
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Just a quick list of really good ones and ones that embody the genre well.

No Country for Old Men
Mulholland Drive
Sorcerer
Perfect Blue
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Memories of Murder
Drive/Only God Forgives
The Conversation
Vertigo
Major and minor Fincher movies (Seven, The Game, Fight Club, Panic Room, Zodiac, TGWTDT, Gone Girl)
Inception/Memento
The Ghost Writer
Children of Men
High and Low
The Silence of the Lambs
Heat
The Raid (2)


Lots of genre crossover (I guess I'm not too sure what a thriller is).

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Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2016, 10:22:13 AM »
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This could also be used as my response to the Taste/Perspective topic,
(if "vicious satire" aligns with "thriller" in any way)

Battle Royale, Godard's Weekend, The Boss of it All, this scene:

Since dreams are to align, not to change nor
to grow, whatever are the really for?

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Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2016, 09:06:07 AM »
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When I think thriller, I generally tend to think of horror movies that have a heavy sense of atmosphere, suspense, psychological fear and/or are disturbing; but really a thriller can belong to any genre so long as the film contains those qualities in spades.

Some movies which somewhat fit the bill:
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  • Compliance
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Side Effects
  • A Tale of Two Sisters
  • A Simple Plan

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Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2016, 12:00:25 PM »
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^^ I was going to say 'A Simple Plan' too. It's so expertly crafted, the world and characters feel absolutely real. No matter how many times I see it, the death sequences always bring up a palpable sense of dread.

'Cape Fear' (1991) I watched this recently. It's Scorsese's only true attempt at a horror film, and for that fact I love how the majority of it is so blasted with light. You almost get the impression that he thought "you know what? my movies don't have enough sun in them." and got it all out of his system in one go. Deniro and Nolte are in their physical prime. I don't know if Deniro has played as threatening a presence since, save his performance in 'This Boys Life'. It took me awhile to come around to this because it doesn't have the same 'Flash' as Scorsese's other work, and there's a huge lull in the 3rd act before the climax, but with all the shitty remakes we've dealt with since, you have to admit this is a damn good one.

The Fourth Man



Directed by Paul Verhoeven.

This is really out there. I had no idea where it was going when I first saw it and found myself surprised and delighted at that. You can see a lot of the origins for 'Basic Instinct' here, but it's so much weirder.  It opened my eyes to how European directors are WAY more willing to explore dark sexual themes, finding true drama and horror in that instead of simply physical violence. I don't even recall much of the plot, so I probably owe myself a refresher, but if you give this a shot you won't be disappointed.


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Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2016, 06:12:37 AM »
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Welcome!

I'm not a thriller connoisseur or anything, but...

NEW: Based on your picks, I highly recommend The Invitation.

OLD: Haven't seen it, but apparently The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) is an amazing thriller.

Thanks, both films sounds really intriguing, The Invitation & Pelham on my watch list!!! :)

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Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2016, 04:23:47 AM »
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Can't wait to see ARRIVAL - my most anticipated film of 2016!:)

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Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2016, 04:53:26 AM »
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What's the best thriller of 2016? My two cents, Stranger Things!

www.imdb.com/title/tt4574334


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Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2016, 04:57:38 AM »
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What am I looking forward to 2017? The Well sounds awesome!

www.imdb.com/title/tt3316624



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Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2016, 10:30:19 AM »
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How "well" are they paying you?  :)
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Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2016, 05:01:34 AM »
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Two awesome thrillers!

SICARIO
www.imdb.com/title/tt3397884/



EYE IN THE SKY
www.imdb.com/title/tt2057392


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Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2016, 09:42:00 AM »
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Green Room is a really good one.
And while I didn't like it, Don't Breathe seems to be a popular one.

I haven't seen 10 Cloverfield or Midnight Special yet, but from what I read they sound more like psychological thrillers.

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Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2016, 09:16:09 AM »
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Green Room is a really good one.
And while I didn't like it, Don't Breathe seems to be a popular one.

I haven't seen 10 Cloverfield or Midnight Special yet, but from what I read they sound more like psychological thrillers.

Why didn't you like Don't Breathe, would be interesting to hear? It's one of my favorite movies of 2016! :)

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Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2017, 10:27:37 AM »
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A CURE FOR WELLNESS, new thriller that looks awesome!


 

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