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My Top 50 Thrillers of All Time

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People who added this item 4978 Average listal rating (3373 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.5
Biased by nostalgia I put this movie in first place. An achievement in sci-fi, action and overall movie making.
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People who added this item 3476 Average listal rating (2268 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.6
My favorite movie ever? No. Best movie ever made? Probably not. The best movie I have ever watched? I might consider it.

One cannot understand this movie with words, it must be seen and rewatched totally focused to understand the masterpiece behind it. The ending is shocking, and don't come saying you already saw it coming from miles away. And we are actually continually being hinted at the "truth", I admit that.
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People who added this item 2614 Average listal rating (1597 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.4
Vertigo (1958)
WOW! One of the most surprising twists in one of the most well-directed thrillers with one of the most unexpected endings I've ever seen. Simply fantastic movie, among my favorites list.

This movie makes it official, Sir Hitchcock and Jimmy Stewart are now my favorite Director/Actor partnership of all time.
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People who added this item 5157 Average listal rating (3392 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
Once again Tarantino's crazy ideas work. Bending comedy with war tragedy, Inglorious Basterds is a masterfully directed movie that makes suspense movies and horror villains look like Sesame Street and the Cookie Monster, respectively.
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People who added this item 1033 Average listal rating (724 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 3198 Average listal rating (2215 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.4
Aliens (1986)
Another sequel that raised the bar. Transformed a sweating and suspenseful story into a thrilling and desperate action ride.
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People who added this item 6150 Average listal rating (4180 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.6
Seven (1995)
The perfect example of perfect story telling, suspense and brutal crime scenes investigation. Also with outstanding performances.
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People who added this item 1385 Average listal rating (734 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
M (1931)
With no doubt the greatest Fritz' cinematic masterpiece. A thriller with a very powerful theme and with such a heavy and disturbing atmosphere that will surprise and shock you.
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People who added this item 5107 Average listal rating (3449 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8
A true classic, a thrilling fear-inducing experience.
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People who added this item 3613 Average listal rating (2131 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.5
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People who added this item 1135 Average listal rating (689 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
The Insider (1999)
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People who added this item 4821 Average listal rating (3135 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.5
The Prestige (2006)
A great movie with with a very original concept. Two illusionists constantly trying to prove who is the superior one, a fight that will lead to an unhealthy obsession with drastic consequences.
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People who added this item 2527 Average listal rating (1702 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.5
Rear Window (1954)
Superb movie indeed... I can see why it has got so much praise. The simple plot, calm mood and suspenseful development completely pulled me in. The very cool presence of one of the greatest actors ever, also adds a lot more awesome points to this amazing story.
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People who added this item 1757 Average listal rating (1136 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.4
Crazy funny action spy thriller and a very unique one at that even for Alfred Hitchcock. The characters and the story are pretty solid and together with the movie To Catch a Thief you can clearly see where they went to form the basis for James Bond (based on Cary Grant's very elegant performances)

I can see why this one is also among Hitchcock's most popular.
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People who added this item 4129 Average listal rating (2679 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
Martin Scorsese explores new ground with his much-well deserved favorite actor of this last decade in another movie that raised the bar of its genre. A psychological thriller disguised as a noir-film shows that Scorsese only knows how to keep getting better while trying new things. Such a great director making better and better movies is remarkable.
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People who added this item 6983 Average listal rating (4588 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
The most unexpected ending in the history of cinema and a disturbing perfeclty directed story.
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People who added this item 928 Average listal rating (688 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
Nightcrawler (2014)
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People who added this item 1366 Average listal rating (924 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Gone Girl (2014)
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People who added this item 4956 Average listal rating (3157 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.5
Memento (2000)
Hard to watch, complex story, the end will make you dropp your jaw... or should I say the beggining?
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People who added this item 4054 Average listal rating (2677 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.7
Saw (2004)
A super intelligent and brutal movie with a brilliant direction and twists.
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People who added this item 2645 Average listal rating (1746 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
Collateral (2004)
The best performance of Tom Cruise I have seen, a cold movie with a great concept.
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People who added this item 8790 Average listal rating (5575 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.8
Fight Club (1999)
It's not the best movie ever. It's surprisingly good though, the ending is so freaking satisfying.
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People who added this item 1974 Average listal rating (1294 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
The Game (1997)
Ok no matter what you may think about this movie in the ending, it will leave you thinking until the very last twist. Amazing how David Fincher can make 3 distinct incredibly intelligent and unexpected thrillers one after the other.
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People who added this item 4378 Average listal rating (2988 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
Alien (1979)
Another fear-inducing classic. Great suspense.
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People who added this item 5562 Average listal rating (3595 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
Donnie Darko (2001)
One of the most inventive and crazy psychological thrillers I have seen. Doesn't matter how many times you watch it, you will interpret it in a different way every time and always miss something.
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People who added this item 2430 Average listal rating (1654 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7
Cloverfield (2008)
I loved this movie, the concept is not original, but there's not too many movies out there with this kind of first-person camera work and the effects make this an amazing thrilling view.
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People who added this item 2813 Average listal rating (1643 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
The Machinist (2004)
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People who added this item 3866 Average listal rating (2508 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
One of the greatest villains in the history of cinema.
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People who added this item 1434 Average listal rating (980 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Descent (2005)
The only truly horror movie I have seen (mind you, I have not seen many). It has all the elements a horror movie should have, excellently done and incredibly realistic: violent, frightening, disturbing, hopeless, no supernatural nonesense.
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People who added this item 1814 Average listal rating (1157 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Cube (1997)
The most disturbing psychological thriller I have seen. Unexpected twists. Avoid the sequels at all cost.
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People who added this item 6263 Average listal rating (4241 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
A landmark in the history of serial killers.
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People who added this item 1551 Average listal rating (1047 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7
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People who added this item 630 Average listal rating (383 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 1433 Average listal rating (928 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7
World War Z (2013)
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People who added this item 1921 Average listal rating (1275 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Inside Man (2006)
Very interesting bank robbery movie with great performances.
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People who added this item 4981 Average listal rating (3270 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Tarantino's first movie, but it feels just like one more Tarantino: Original, unique style, amazing dialogue.
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People who added this item 732 Average listal rating (436 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
One of the most obscure Hitchcock movies I've seen... it's never meant to be a mystery story, but a simple narrative, since the beginning, about how a hideous manipulative man could cheat a so very much lovable family.
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People who added this item 3960 Average listal rating (2479 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 440 Average listal rating (278 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
Suspicion (1941)
One of my favorite performances by Cary Grant in a very entertaining and mysterious story that left me in doubt until the very end. Not a very well-known or high-praised Hitchcock.
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People who added this item 3874 Average listal rating (2468 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.5
Psycho (1960)
A very good good movie, but just like The Good, The Bad and The Ugly ,it didn't wow me... taking into account both are some of the most acclaimed movies in history, I was a little underwhelmed (most likely due to very high expectations).

Though I can see how it revolutionized and reinvented a genre back then, being a staple for B movies today, that with more nudity and violence still can't reach the status of Psycho.

I guess it's not very much my style. Still among Hitchcock's best though, no discussion about that.
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People who added this item 1108 Average listal rating (644 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Rebecca (1940)
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People who added this item 2690 Average listal rating (1695 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
The Birds (1963)
Holy crap! This movie was a shock! Having watched a bunch of Hitchcock movies before, I had somewhat medium expectations about this one... and boy did it surprise me!

The most notable things about this movie is the incredible cast, the very gripping (very simplistic) story and the fact that it was one of the very few movies where I could truly feel the terror!
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People who added this item 1163 Average listal rating (738 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
The plan was perfect, but it backfired. Incredibly well-directed thriller with a very good cast. The ending was so satisfying!
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People who added this item 1077 Average listal rating (713 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Rope (1948)
A very experimental movie from what I've heard, and from what it can be seen as well. The story is pretty original and interesting, and the tension can almost be palpable throughout the movie! It's incredible what Sir Hitchcock and Jimmy Stewart could pull-off together back in the days... as well as all the entire great cast in this movie.
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People who added this item 4106 Average listal rating (2643 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Blade Runner (1982)
Ridley Scott's great story telling in a stunning sci-fi setting.
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People who added this item 7688 Average listal rating (4984 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
Jurassic Park (1993)
Ah... I still remember when it first came out. It was so antecipated and hyped, but it sure lived up to them, after all we're talking about real dinosaurs! This movie has great scenes.
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People who added this item 4379 Average listal rating (2709 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
Black Swan (2010)
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People who added this item 710 Average listal rating (421 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
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People who added this item 4527 Average listal rating (2932 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.7
Another intelligent movie with a very unusual concept. Interesting and unexpected since I've never seen anything like it.
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People who added this item 1204 Average listal rating (766 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
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This list includes my favorite 50 movies from these last years coming from the genres of suspense, mystery, horror, psychological thriller, etc.

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Posted: 4 years ago at May 4 10:14
Very nice list!

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