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My Top 50 Thrillers of All Time

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People who added this item 4618 Average listal rating (3267 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 3256 Average listal rating (2215 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 2432 Average listal rating (1541 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 4752 Average listal rating (3265 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 667 Average listal rating (642 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 2961 Average listal rating (2138 ratings) 7.8 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 5825 Average listal rating (4087 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 1269 Average listal rating (706 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 4738 Average listal rating (3332 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
A true classic, a thrilling fear-inducing experience.
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People who added this item 3394 Average listal rating (2069 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.5
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People who added this item 1077 Average listal rating (678 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
The Insider (1999)
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People who added this item 4535 Average listal rating (3064 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 2338 Average listal rating (1646 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 1636 Average listal rating (1109 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 3812 Average listal rating (2609 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 6662 Average listal rating (4500 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 474 Average listal rating (596 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
Nightcrawler (2014)
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People who added this item 842 Average listal rating (822 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Gone Girl (2014)
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People who added this item 4671 Average listal rating (3077 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 3792 Average listal rating (2608 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 2528 Average listal rating (1721 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 8285 Average listal rating (5424 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.9
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 1832 Average listal rating (1250 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 3993 Average listal rating (2860 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
Alien (1979)
Another fear-inducing classic. Great suspense.
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People who added this item 5249 Average listal rating (3498 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 2253 Average listal rating (1594 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
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 2642 Average listal rating (1602 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
The Machinist (2004)
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People who added this item 3609 Average listal rating (2428 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 1317 Average listal rating (936 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 1678 Average listal rating (1122 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 5899 Average listal rating (4144 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
A landmark in the history of serial killers.
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People who added this item 1337 Average listal rating (983 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7
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People who added this item 551 Average listal rating (364 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 1169 Average listal rating (856 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7
World War Z (2013)
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People who added this item 1824 Average listal rating (1237 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
Inside Man (2006)
Very interesting bank robbery movie with great performances.
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People who added this item 4669 Average listal rating (3159 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
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 663 Average listal rating (417 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 3704 Average listal rating (2398 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 408 Average listal rating (268 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
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 3545 Average listal rating (2354 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 1006 Average listal rating (619 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Rebecca (1940)
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People who added this item 2509 Average listal rating (1651 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 1063 Average listal rating (711 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 976 Average listal rating (687 ratings) 7.9 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 3846 Average listal rating (2576 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 7245 Average listal rating (4860 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 4038 Average listal rating (2622 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
Black Swan (2010)
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People who added this item 612 Average listal rating (402 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
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People who added this item 4294 Average listal rating (2880 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 1108 Average listal rating (747 ratings) 6.6 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: 3 years ago at May 4 10:14
Very nice list!

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