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Top 10 thriller movies of alltime ???

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 Wed 20 Feb 2013, 9:29 pm

1. Basic Instinct - I just love this movie must have seen it 10 times!!.....Douglas is my favorite actor and he's wonderful in it...........Guilty pleasure...

2. Play Misty for me - Love the setting and she really plays the part well............the psycho.

3. Suspicion - The Grant/Fontaine chemistry and great twists make this a pleasure to watch........

4. D.O.A - Given a deadly drug and has little time to find out why and who did it....excellent..

5. Green for Danger (1946) - Alastair sim at his best and a great thriller set in a hospital......

6. Fatal Attraction - Great fun and Close is superb.........

7. Straw Dogs - Disarming picture........Susan George yes please..........

8. The Manchurian candidate - Original with Harvey/Sinatra is ahead of it's time.........Must see!!

9. Falling down - Think we've all felt like going for a walk like this guy.......Douglas again.........The Man!!

10.The Medusa Touch - Richard Burton was another favorite of mine and he just carries this production superbly....Much underrated this film..


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Post by ONETWOFOREVER Thu 21 Feb 2013, 8:28 am

The useal suspects

House of games - with Joe mantegna

The 7-ups

The French connection

The crying game

The day of the Jackal

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Post by Adam D Thu 21 Feb 2013, 8:41 am

The Medusa Touch is a cracking film and I was thinking about it just the other day. Not really a thriller though is it?

Having said that its about 20 years since I have seen it!

Might as well add the Cassandra Crossing if you consider it a thriller!

My nominations would be:

Things to do in Denver when Dead
The Pledge (amazing film)
A simple Plan

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Post by superflyweight Thu 21 Feb 2013, 9:55 am

I'm going to exlcude Hitchcock films from this as I could have about 3 or 4.

1. Night of the Hunter
2. Manhunter
3. Se7en
4. Assault on Precinct 13 (original)
5. Cape Fear (the original with big Bob Mitchum)
6. The Manchurian Candidate (as Truss says, the original is a fantastic film)
7. Dirty Harry
8. The Third Man
9. The Usual Suspects
10. Blue Velvet

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 Thu 21 Feb 2013, 10:29 am

Assault on precinct 13 is terrific isn't it....................Forgot about that1!

If only the production values were better..........The premise that a serial killer becomes the good guy is quality..........

Urban Howard hawks remake I believe............

The bit with the girl and ice cream was a bit upsetting though....

The medusa touch.....I found thrilling..

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Post by Adam D Thu 21 Feb 2013, 10:32 am

TRUSSMAN66 wrote:Assault on precinct 13 is terrific isn't it....................Forgot about that1!

If only the production values were better..........The premise that a serial killer becomes the good guy is quality..........

Urban Howard hawks remake I believe............

The bit with the girl and ice cream was a bit upsetting though....

The medusa touch.....I found thrilling..

It is a remake of Rio Bravo effectively. Great film from the number two director on my top 10 list from yesterday!

Has anyone seen the Pledge - to me that is the perfect description of a thriller. I think that the term needs defining Truss.

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Post by superflyweight Thu 21 Feb 2013, 10:39 am

Carpenter himself said he wanted to make a western like Rio Bravo but couldn't afford the horses.

Is the Pledge the film with Jack Nicholson (directed by Sean Penn)? If so, it it very good.

A couple of others for consideration:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish version)
Insomnia

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 Thu 21 Feb 2013, 10:53 am

The Cat and the canary.......With Bob hope was a comedy thriller that is still a class act...........Love that picture..

Love haunted house stuff in general..............

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Post by Adam D Thu 21 Feb 2013, 11:12 am

yes the pledge was the penn film with nicholson.

I think its the most tense I have ever felt at the end of a film.

I have another suggestion that I suppose is a thriller (cant think where else it would fit!):

the Prestige

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 Thu 21 Feb 2013, 11:15 am

The pelican brief was an excellent movie.............

Angel Heart with good old Mickey Rourke was a fave of mine..

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Post by ONETWOFOREVER Thu 21 Feb 2013, 11:15 am

All obvious choices from you guys.

A real thriller is films such as The French connection, 7-ups, and Bullet.

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Post by superflyweight Thu 21 Feb 2013, 11:16 am

A cracking shout, Adam and I'd completely forgotten about it. Goes in at number 6 and everything else shifts down a place.

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Post by ONETWOFOREVER Thu 21 Feb 2013, 11:24 am

No country for old men is a good movie as is Fargo.

Has anyone seen House of games?

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Post by superflyweight Thu 21 Feb 2013, 11:28 am

ONETWOFOREVER wrote:No country for old men is a good movie as is Fargo.

Has anyone seen House of games?

Quite a while ago, ONETWO but it was good.

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Post by Adam D Thu 21 Feb 2013, 11:30 am

ONETWOFOREVER wrote:No country for old men is a good movie as is Fargo.

Has anyone seen House of games?

Is that the one where they have to build a wall to repay their gambling debt (or is that a completely different film!)

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 Thu 21 Feb 2013, 11:30 am

Good choice onetwo............excellent movie..

Quite enjoyed The Devil's advocate..

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Post by ONETWOFOREVER Thu 21 Feb 2013, 11:35 am

Frantic - Harrison Ford

King of New York - Cristopher Walken

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 Thu 21 Feb 2013, 12:05 pm

Frantic - Bored me to tears............

Clear and present danger was a classic though..............

"No you'll keep this card up your sleeve and when you need it take out and bribe me..It's the old potomac two step shuffle"

"Sorry Mr President I don't dance"...........

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Post by Galted Thu 21 Feb 2013, 12:10 pm

is quite a diificult genre to define, my choice would be:

seven
silence of the lambs
battle royale
oldboy
usual suspects
no country for old men
sleepy hollow
cloverfield
les diaboliques
cabinet des dr caligari
misery

not sure they'd all qualify as thrillers in everyone's book though
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Post by ONETWOFOREVER Thu 21 Feb 2013, 12:12 pm

cloverfield???? horror defo not a thriller same for sleepy hollow.

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 Thu 21 Feb 2013, 12:12 pm

Misery would have been a better film for me had I not read the book first..........

Still quality though..

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Post by ONETWOFOREVER Thu 21 Feb 2013, 12:16 pm

Do not know if it counts as a thriller but There will be blood is a really good movie.

A bit long but worth it.

Daniel Day Lewis is such a talented actor

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Post by Galted Thu 21 Feb 2013, 12:19 pm

ONETWOFOREVER wrote:cloverfield???? horror defo not a thriller same for sleepy hollow.

don't think either really fit the bill as a horror, guess the thriller genre for me means a bit of violence without fitting into any other genre ie war, horror, western & not based on a true story...
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Post by ONETWOFOREVER Thu 21 Feb 2013, 12:23 pm

Galted wrote:
ONETWOFOREVER wrote:cloverfield???? horror defo not a thriller same for sleepy hollow.

don't think either really fit the bill as a horror, guess the thriller genre for me means a bit of violence without fitting into any other genre ie war, horror, western & not based on a true story...

i disagree. A thriller does not need violence just a good plot with a dark twist.

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Post by Galted Thu 21 Feb 2013, 12:29 pm

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ONETWOFOREVER wrote:cloverfield???? horror defo not a thriller same for sleepy hollow.

don't think either really fit the bill as a horror, guess the thriller genre for me means a bit of violence without fitting into any other genre ie war, horror, western & not based on a true story...

i disagree. A thriller does not need violence just a good plot with a dark twist.

You're right, I actually meant "suspense" but "dark twist" is probably quite a good definition.
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Post by TRUSSMAN66 Thu 21 Feb 2013, 12:33 pm

I've had a few dark twists in my time.... raspberry

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Post by Adam D Thu 21 Feb 2013, 12:35 pm

I watched the Chubby Checker Story recently. good thriller but I saw the twist coming a mile off

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Post by Luke Fri 22 Feb 2013, 2:35 am

Memento with Guy Pearce.

Crash with Matt Dillon.

Requiem for a dream with Jared Lego.

The Crow? With Brandon Lee.
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Post by Guest Fri 22 Feb 2013, 9:05 am

1) What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?
2) North by Northwest
3) Jaws
4) The Silence of The Lambs
5) Bullit
6) The Usual Suspects
7) Rebecca
8) Heat
9) The Talented Mr Ripley
10) Duel

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Post by Hoggy_Bear Fri 22 Feb 2013, 10:29 am

No particular order:

Cape Fear (original version)
The Third Man
Silence of the Lambs
The Usual Suspects
Blue Velvet
Night of the Hunter
Chinatown
Rear Window
Get Carter
North by Northwest




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Post by two_tone Fri 22 Feb 2013, 2:32 pm

Sexy Beast
The Departed
Shutter Island
The Town
Panic Room
Primal Fear

A few I like that I haven't seen mentioned although a couple above I would prefer to this list. Maybe some of these you might chuck in other genres?

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 Fri 22 Feb 2013, 2:49 pm

Sexy beast was good...........Not sure what genre it goes in.........

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