Please suggest a good thriller.

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  1. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Here's a list of some I liked to give you guys an idea of what I might enjoy.

    - The Game
    - A Perfect Murder
    - Ronin
    - Se7en
    - Primal Fear
    - The Fugitive
    - Presumed Innocent
    - The Silence Of The Lambs
    - The Sixth Sense
    - Identity
    - Gone Girl
    - The Prestige
    - The Departed
    - Misery
     
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  2. arley

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    The Wicker Man (the 1973 Edward Woodward - Christopher Lee film, not the Nicholas Cage remake)
     
  3. SurrealCereal

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    Memento
    Fight Club
    The Shining
    Zodiac
    American Hustle
    Sicario

    Sorry if these answers are a little too obvious, but I don’t know what you have and haven’t seen.
     
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  4. SurrealCereal

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    If you haven’t already explored the 50’s and 60’s works of Alfred Hitchcock, you should do so. He laid the groundwork for the kinds of thrillers you’re into.

    Psycho
    Rear Window
    Vertigo
    North By Northwest
    The Birds
    The Wrong Man (1956)
    Rope
    Frenzy
     
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    Donan's Charade is such a great Hitchcock tribute it should almost be included with Hitch's films.

    Try the General's daughter, Night Moves, and The Big Easy
     
  7. Strat-Mangler

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    Haven't seen AH because it looked too glitzy for my tastes (I don't like stylized movies). Sicario is something I was planning to watch. Seems to have had great reviews.
     
  8. trip1

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    In Cold Blood
     
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  9. More a caper film than a thriller, but The Bank Job with Jason Statham might be up your alley.
     
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    Night Moves was one of the worst movies I've ever seen. I haven't seen the other two, though I'm generally not a fan of Travolta.
     
  11. Strat-Mangler

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    Saw it. Light entertainment but entertaining nevertheless.
     
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    Which version?
     
  13. trip1

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    The 1967 movie with
    Robert Blake
     
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  14. SurrealCereal

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    Stylistically, American Hustle is very similar to Martin Scorsese films like Goodfellas and Casino. If those are too stylized for you, then you probably won’t like American Hustle.
     
  15. Luke The Drifter

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    Inception
    The first three Bourne films
     
  16. Luke The Drifter

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    I love M. Night's first 4 films, since I saw you listed Sixth Sense:

    Unbreakable
    Signs
    The Village
     
  17. ivan_wemple

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    No Way Out
     
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    In the Cut (2003)
    Swimming Pool (2003) by François Ozon
    Young Adam (2003)
    Bitter Moon (1992) by Roman Polanski
    The Last Seduction (1994)
    After Dark, My Sweet (1990)
    Black Widow (1987) by Bob Rafelson
    Crimes of Passion (1984) by Ken Russell
    Blow Out (1981) by Brian De Palma
     
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  19. Strat-Mangler

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    Loved Unbreakable and Signs but hated the Village. Split was actually quite good.
     
  20. royzak2000

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    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, not as deep as the TV series, but well worth a watch.
     
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    I've never seen Inception but the Bourne movies are utterly horrible, IMHO. It's a story that's been told 1000 times and the unbelievably jerky camera movement is beyond ridiculous. Not a fan.
     
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  22. Strat-Mangler

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    I watched the Swedish movies. The first 2 were good.
     
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    The Swedish TV series is the best version...2 episodes/book. Basically extended versions of the 3 films.
     
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  24. Although, in my opinion, you must see the Nicolas Cage remake afterward. It's a straight adaptation until the last act when it goes hilariously off the rails. :)
     
  25. BLUESJAZZMAN

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    I enjoy all of those films and a few of them are my favorites so we have similar tastes. May I suggest Manhunter, Coma, Gone Baby Gone, Zodiac, The Killing or Forbrydelson (Series not film), The Sinner (Series not film), Memento, Cold In July, Prisoners, A Time To Kill. I would also try the documentaries Making a Murderer & The Keepers if you have access to Netflix as they will give you the same vibe.
     
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