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My Top 50 Thrillers of All Time

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People who added this item 4486  Average listal rating (3075 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.5 
1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
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 3142  Average listal rating (2052 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.7 
2. The Usual Suspects (1995)
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 2349  Average listal rating (1427 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
3. 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 4604  Average listal rating (3051 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
4. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
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 2853  Average listal rating (1974 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
5. 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 5659  Average listal rating (3894 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.7 
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 1217  Average listal rating (633 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.5 
7. 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 4595  Average listal rating (3141 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 8.1 
8. The Terminator (1984)
A true classic, a thrilling fear-inducing experience.
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People who added this item 3284  Average listal rating (1945 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
9. Apocalypse Now (1979)
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People who added this item 1047  Average listal rating (648 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.9 
10. The Insider (1999)
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People who added this item 4389  Average listal rating (2894 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
11. 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 3623  Average listal rating (2387 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
12. Shutter Island (2010)
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 2254  Average listal rating (1525 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.6 
13. 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 1562  Average listal rating (1012 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.5 
14. North by Northwest (1959)
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 3680  Average listal rating (2471 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.7 
15. Saw (2004)
A super intelligent and brutal movie with a brilliant direction and twists.
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People who added this item 6539  Average listal rating (4349 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.2 
16. The Sixth Sense (1999)
The most unexpected ending in the history of cinema and a disturbing perfeclty directed story.
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People who added this item 4520  Average listal rating (2903 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
17. 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 2459  Average listal rating (1644 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.6 
18. 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 8091  Average listal rating (5188 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.9 
19. 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 1754  Average listal rating (1155 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
20. 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 3844  Average listal rating (2635 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
21. Alien (1979)
Another fear-inducing classic. Great suspense.
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People who added this item 5093  Average listal rating (3321 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
22. 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 2185  Average listal rating (1481 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.1 
23. 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 1661  Average listal rating (1096 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.1 
24. Prometheus (2012)
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People who added this item 2554  Average listal rating (1507 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
25. The Machinist (2004)
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People who added this item 3488  Average listal rating (2271 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
26. No Country for Old Men (2007)
One of the greatest villains in the history of cinema.
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People who added this item 1275  Average listal rating (867 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
27. 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 1614  Average listal rating (1036 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
28. 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 5711  Average listal rating (3901 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.6 
29. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
A landmark in the history of serial killers.
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People who added this item 1225  Average listal rating (841 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
30. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
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People who added this item 1024  Average listal rating (657 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.1 
31. World War Z (2013)
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People who added this item 1777  Average listal rating (1189 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
32. Inside Man (2006)
Very interesting bank robbery movie with great performances.
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People who added this item 4545  Average listal rating (2988 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
33. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
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 640  Average listal rating (377 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
34. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
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 3600  Average listal rating (2273 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.6 
35. American Psycho (2000)
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People who added this item 387  Average listal rating (243 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.5 
36. 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 3423  Average listal rating (2178 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.6 
37. 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 964  Average listal rating (562 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
38. Rebecca (1940)
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People who added this item 2433  Average listal rating (1549 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
39. 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 1012  Average listal rating (643 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
40. Dial M for Murder (1954)
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 926  Average listal rating (615 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
41. 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 797  Average listal rating (491 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.4 
42. A Time to Kill (1996)
A movie I watched many years ago and one of the first movis with Samuel L. Jackson that I never forgot. The suspense in this movie was mind-blowind, it left me on the edge of my sit the whole time and I was somewhat surprised by the twists.

I probably enjoyed this movie so much because at the time it was something new for me, probably one of the first of the genre I watched.
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People who added this item 7063  Average listal rating (4620 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
43. 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 588  Average listal rating (300 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
44. Perfect Blue (1997)
It will mess with your mind. Incredible and unexpected twists.
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People who added this item 3862  Average listal rating (2431 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
45. Black Swan (2010)
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People who added this item 560  Average listal rating (319 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
46. I Saw the Devil (2010)
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People who added this item 4189  Average listal rating (2748 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.7 
47. The Butterfly Effect (2004)
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 3712  Average listal rating (2412 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
48. Blade Runner (1982)
Ridley Scott's great story telling in a stunning sci-fi setting.
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People who added this item 3811  Average listal rating (2540 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
49. I Am Legend (2007)
Another unique movie, and the best performance from Will Smith. Very interesting post-apocalyptic scenario.
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People who added this item 3575  Average listal rating (2445 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.7 
50. Signs (2002)
Hardcore suspense hard to find now-a-days. A lesser "Sixth Sense".
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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: 1 year, 2 months ago at May 4 10:14
Very nice list!

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