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Title: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on July 06, 2016, 06:03:55 PM
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:
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on July 06, 2016, 07:40:35 PM
Welcome!

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

NEW: Based on your picks, I highly recommend The Invitation (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=13345.0).

OLD: Haven't seen it, but apparently The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072251/) is an amazing thriller.
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Lottery on July 06, 2016, 08:38:13 PM
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).
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: OstrichRidingCowboy on July 12, 2016, 10:22:13 AM
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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3ypVEXtb5s
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Sleepless on July 13, 2016, 09:06:07 AM
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:
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Reelist on July 13, 2016, 12:00:25 PM
^^ 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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKEd8SNDN9I

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.


Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on July 22, 2016, 06:12:37 AM
Welcome!

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

NEW: Based on your picks, I highly recommend The Invitation (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=13345.0).

OLD: Haven't seen it, but apparently The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072251/) is an amazing thriller.

Thanks, both films sounds really intriguing, The Invitation & Pelham on my watch list!!! :)
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on November 26, 2016, 04:23:47 AM
Can't wait to see ARRIVAL - my most anticipated film of 2016!:)
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on December 10, 2016, 04:53:26 AM
What's the best thriller of 2016? My two cents, Stranger Things!

www.imdb.com/title/tt4574334 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4574334)

(http://www.gqmagazine.fr/uploads/images/thumbs/201633/e2/comment_rendre_n___importe_quel_titre_terrifiant___2558.jpeg_north_560x_white.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on December 10, 2016, 04:57:38 AM
What am I looking forward to 2017? The Well sounds awesome!

www.imdb.com/title/tt3316624 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3316624)

(http://oi68.tinypic.com/2znyg78.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 10, 2016, 10:30:19 AM
How "well" are they paying you?  :)
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on December 17, 2016, 05:01:34 AM
Two awesome thrillers!

SICARIO
www.imdb.com/title/tt3397884/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3397884/)

(http://104.236.196.111/imdb//media/photo_images/sRsVBkZaGlL04YxBXGwGMCkaIGI.jpg)

EYE IN THE SKY
www.imdb.com/title/tt2057392 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2057392)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/e1/98/e1/e198e12c6db70ab7601df1b0fd2d25c8.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Something Spanish on December 17, 2016, 09:42:00 AM
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.
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on December 25, 2016, 09:16:09 AM
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! :)
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on January 21, 2017, 10:27:37 AM
A CURE FOR WELLNESS, new thriller that looks awesome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF1rLFCdewU
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on January 28, 2017, 04:07:14 AM
Has anyone seen SPLIT yet, it seems to have got surprisingly good reviews? Had kind of given up on M. Night Shyamalan!
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: jenkins on February 11, 2017, 03:53:43 PM
it has a 4.7 on imdb, movie people are chatty about it, i don't understand where it was released or if i'll see its theatrical, Arrow Films is the distributor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt8Sll1zev8
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: jenkins on February 22, 2017, 01:08:44 PM
this movie had me at "Prevenge", its title, it's British, the cowriter costar of Sightseers, "I think nature is a bit of an ass though, don't you?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bEPU_58akI
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: polkablues on February 22, 2017, 04:48:25 PM
SOLD. That looks amazing.
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on February 26, 2017, 04:31:10 AM
Great Thriller List on IMDb: www.imdb.com/list/ls063529722 (http://www.imdb.com/list/ls063529722)
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 26, 2017, 10:47:29 AM
Most of those are not thrillers.
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on March 04, 2017, 05:05:38 AM
THE HITCHER - forgotten masterpiece, must see thriller if you haven't watched it!!! :)
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on March 12, 2017, 07:15:48 AM
I just saw GET OUT, actually a really good thriller, much better than expected! What did you guys think?
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on March 26, 2017, 08:59:28 AM
Great classic thriller!

(http://www.impawards.com/1989/posters/dead_calm.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on March 26, 2017, 09:00:23 AM
New thriller I'm hoping will be good!

(http://www.impawards.com/2016/posters/rupture.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on April 02, 2017, 06:45:58 AM
Great old thriller

(http://www.impawards.com/1988/posters/mississippi_burning.jpg)


Great new sci-fi thriller

(http://www.impawards.com/2017/posters/life_ver2.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Lottery on April 03, 2017, 03:55:29 AM
(https://www.billboard.com/files/styles/article_main_image/public/media/michael-jackson-thriller-1984-billboard-650x650.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Reelist on April 03, 2017, 08:56:57 AM
(http://cdn.europosters.eu/image/750/posters/muhammad-ali-thrilla-in-manila-i8209.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on April 08, 2017, 09:12:23 AM
THE BUREU, great spy thriller worth watching.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxx6DXmkmNI
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on April 22, 2017, 07:25:38 AM
Leon - The Professional. Great thriller worth watching!!!

(http://pic.pimg.tw/arsablue/1411979730-2180754037.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on June 24, 2017, 01:14:36 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMDI1/z/GVEAAOSwQItULzor/$_57.JPG)

(https://mattystanfield.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/possession_4.png?w=922)

For the absolute connoisseur of thrillers, Sam Neill and Isabella Adjani in Possession!
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on August 13, 2017, 09:50:00 AM
Looking forward to Darren Aronofsky's next film Mother!, looks like an old school thriller from the 70's.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/94/4a/1a/944a1a106a3d6ea3408568b43e74aae5--hd-movies.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGQdqJvVwAA_9WN.jpg)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtTE_DBKpRY
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on August 13, 2017, 09:52:50 AM
Some good new thrillers on this IMDb list, good for inspiration: www.imdb.com/list/ls063529722 (http://www.imdb.com/list/ls063529722)
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on October 08, 2017, 04:50:05 AM
(https://68.media.tumblr.com/5a52025e30455fafef0646aeb4100182/tumblr_ouqftiof2L1s56t2eo1_500.jpg)

Liam Neeson's new thriller!:)
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Lottery on October 08, 2017, 05:17:46 AM
Liam Neeson's new thriller!:)

Are you sure about that?
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: WorldForgot on October 08, 2017, 01:49:09 PM
Liam Neeson's new thriller!:)

Are you sure about that?

It can be confusing.
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on October 22, 2017, 04:24:25 AM
Liam Neeson's new thriller!:)

Are you sure about that?

It can be confusing.

Sorry, haha, it should be Michael Fassbender! :yabbse-smiley:
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on October 22, 2017, 04:27:00 AM
(https://www.ecartelera.com/carteles/10900/10919/001_m.jpg)

Here we go, Liam Neeson's thriller by Jaume Collet-Serra who made Non-Stop with Neeson as well, high hopes! :)

Some good new thrillers on this IMDb list if you want inspiration: www.imdb.com/list/ls063529722
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: jenkins on October 25, 2017, 06:47:47 PM
Let the Corpses Tan
Directors of The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears, Amer
US Dist: Kino Lorber
Release date: 2018 sometime

(https://i.imgur.com/ZprN9rJ.jpg?1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONMbWj8u-RA
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: wilder on October 25, 2017, 06:51:51 PM
^ trailer track in the second half jacked from

(NSFW)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwGSinMm0R0
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Gold Trumpet on October 25, 2017, 07:28:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BDbIzovuos

Watched it this summer based on a recommendation. Couldn't believe how intense it felt and how on edge of seat I was on. It's rare to get chills similar to the chills you got as a kid and less cynical about make-believe.
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on November 19, 2017, 02:52:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BDbIzovuos

Watched it this summer based on a recommendation. Couldn't believe how intense it felt and how on edge of seat I was on. It's rare to get chills similar to the chills you got as a kid and less cynical about make-believe.

Great suggestion!!!
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on November 19, 2017, 02:54:08 AM
High hopes for this one!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9wE8dyzEJE


Great IMDb list of of new thrillers if you want inspiration: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls063529722 (http://www.imdb.com/list/ls063529722)
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on December 16, 2017, 04:52:31 AM
Top anticipated thriller at the moment for me must be Annihilation with Natalie Portman, sci-fi/thriller coming February by Ex Machina director Alex Garland, didn't even want to finish watching the trailer not to spoil the experience later, looks awesome! It had me at hello, doesn't happen often!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89OP78l9oF0
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on December 23, 2017, 04:31:40 AM
Can't wait for Sicario 2

(https://i2.wp.com/cinemaeafins.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/12/Sicario-2-poster.jpg?fit=679%2C1000)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pymm6cmE9uQ

Great IMDb list of of new thrillers if you want inspiration:
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls063529722 (http://www.imdb.com/list/ls063529722)
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: KJ on December 23, 2017, 09:08:28 AM
I don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but I'm really looking forward to The Wall. It's seven of my most anticipated movie.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMTYyMjIyMjY4N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMzAxNTQ5MTE@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,675,1000_AL_.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: jenkins on December 23, 2017, 07:12:15 PM
Does anyone have info about The Well? it's my most anticipated.
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on January 20, 2018, 04:46:35 AM
I don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but I'm really looking forward to The Wall. It's seven of my most anticipated movie.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMTYyMjIyMjY4N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMzAxNTQ5MTE@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,675,1000_AL_.jpg)

The Well is definitely on my list of most anticipated films, top 5 for sure!!! I read somewhere Uma Thurman is playing the lead, hope she does. More on Imdb on The Well: www.imdb.com/title/tt3316624/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3316624/)
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on April 15, 2018, 01:03:38 PM
Must say that A Quiet Place was much better than I expected, worth watching for sure!

(https://media-cache.cinematerial.com/p/500x/wzhydirf/a-quiet-place-teaser-poster.jpg)


Great IMDb list of of new thrillers if you want inspiration: www.imdb.com/list/ls063529722 (http://www.imdb.com/list/ls063529722)
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 15, 2018, 01:20:16 PM
I was able to catch an early preview screening of The Well, and I have to say it's now one of my favorite thrillers of all time. The director was not in attendance, but I wish he were there for a Q&A, as the film raised a lot of questions.
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on April 21, 2018, 04:33:53 AM
I was able to catch an early preview screening of The Well, and I have to say it's now one of my favorite thrillers of all time. The director was not in attendance, but I wish he were there for a Q&A, as the film raised a lot of questions.

Thanks for the update Jeremy, awesome!!! Happy to hear my instincts were right, can't wait to see The Well, moved from my top 5 to the number 1 spot of my most anticipated films!!!
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: polkablues on April 24, 2018, 02:47:24 PM
(https://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BNDY4NzhjZDktNmI2Ni00NGVkLTg4MDctZTczNGJiZDdkNmZjXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNjg0ODE1ODE@._V1_UY268_CR4,0,182,268_AL_.jpg)

Speaking of thrillers, you guys, this one that I co-produced is currently available as of today through all your favorite stores that sell physical media, as well as digitally on Amazon and iTunes, and should also be available on most major cable/satellite companies' on-demand services. It's a fun action thriller with a dash of suspense, and there's at least a theoretical correlation between people paying to see it and me making money from working on it. Casper Van Fucking Dien is in it. The image in my avatar is a screenshot from it (may not apply if you're reading this post some time in the future). And if you like images, this movie has 24 of them every damn second for like an hour and a half.
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: polkablues on April 24, 2018, 05:54:39 PM
Trailer, by the way:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K1c_-SmjvI
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on May 05, 2018, 06:23:28 AM
Seems like a classic thriller, Beirut from the writer of Bourne, high hopes!!!

(https://aawsat.com/sites/default/files/2018/01/17/social_media_was_up_in_arms_over_the_trailer_of_the_beirut_movie_for_its_poor_depiction_of_the_lebanese_capital.jpg)


Great IMDb list of of new thrillers if you want inspiration: www.imdb.com/list/ls063529722 (http://www.imdb.com/list/ls063529722)
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on September 02, 2018, 05:30:16 AM
Looking forward to The Girl in the Spider's Web, high hopes since he did Don't Breathe not long ago that I though was brilliant.

(https://www.movieinsider.com/images/p/490421_m1528670097.jpg)

Great IMDb list of of new thrillers if you want inspiration: www.imdb.com/list/ls063529722 (http://www.imdb.com/list/ls063529722)
Title: Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
Post by: Hibborandum on September 02, 2018, 05:32:44 AM
Another thriller I'm looking forward to and that we can hope is as good as it sounds, Serenity, with Matthew McConnelly and Anne Hathaway.

(http://fr.web.img5.acsta.net/r_1920_1080/pictures/17/07/28/15/59/458782.jpg)

Great IMDb list of of new thrillers if you want inspiration: www.imdb.com/list/ls063529722 (http://www.imdb.com/list/ls063529722)