The Top 50 Best Suspense Thriller Movies

The tension of the environment, the claustrophobic room and closed spaces, constant stress tension, and most of all emotionally disturbed characters, tethered to the demons that haunt their anxieties and passions All this is an element of thriller movie and/or suspense cinema.

What’s your objective? of keeping the viewer trapped in the midst of intense emotions with tales that are ablaze with passion? The main goal is to show that, behind the scenes, nothing is as it appears which is exactly what occurred in the tale “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe.

It’s for this why at Cinescopia we’ve created this list of the top 50 most thrilling suspense and thriller films with a few exceptions

They aren’t considered to be 100 100% political, police thrillers, and their plots are the primary theme of the story.

We will only look at pure suspense. It may include police, politics, however, only as an extra element, not the main axis of the plot. The purpose according to the introduction, is to employ an intense, instinctual emotional fervor to unravel bit by tiny layers of the characters are able to uncover and are a part of the mystery until at the end, the final blow is dealt by the opening of “the surprise box” that the tape was in.

Bonus surreal Surreal bonus The Exterminating Angel (Luis Bunuel 1962)

A wonderful meeting of disparate characters, yet economically comparable and held in a lavish mansion. the event and the party occur in a formal manner, based on the diplomacy and even the shrewdness of guests, and until the time that every attendant finds a reason to stay in the room.

In this complicated system that was created without reason, human behavior deteriorates to the point where the environment becomes unstable as time passes and the guests are left without an ounce of tranquility or even education.

A primitive instincts are able to rule humans. .A surreal and thrilling thriller on the finest Mexican scene of Luis Bunuel.

Thesis (Alejandro Amenabar 1996)

A film student in her final year is planning to write her thesis on movies that display extreme violence and determine if the films are real or fiction. When being in this dark place where the degree of sadness is over-the-top, he stumbles across the film he was looking for and, with the assistance of a strange companion.

They attempt to unravel a mystery in their own faculties, and as they get further into the investigation they realize that they’re in serious danger and that there’s an organized group that is designed to reap financial benefits from these films and perhaps will be the subject of the frightful stories. An excellent Spanish-made crime thriller that became an iconic film in the 90s.

50 – Prisoners (Denis Villeneuve, 2013)

Following the success of Incendies in the year 2010, Villeneuve released his Hollywood debut three years after with Prisoners, a thrilling thriller with Hugh Jackman, who plays Keller Dover, a family man who is suffering from the abduction of his daughter’s youngest and who must make the impossible happen to get away what was stolen away from his family to keep them together.

In 2 hours worth of film that Villeneuve directs, this Canadian director will examine the sorrow, loneliness as well as anger, violence, and the limits of his characters, all without falling into cliché and not losing one second of energy and rhythm, mostly because of the incredible performance of Hugh Jackman. Who will Villeneuve be?

49 Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005)

The suspense in the film is designed to answer two issues, the first being that the narrative told through flashbacks informs viewers about the changes of the main character. How did she change from an innocent girl of six years old to become a brutal and cold killer?

And, most importantly, what’s the motive behind his vengeance? Although it sounds somewhat cheesy and complicated, the true appeal is in how they tell the tale through stunning photography to flawless editing that takes the audience through a range of feelings that span from anger to the catharsis that Park Chan-wook shows Tarantino how to make revenge films (and it will be apparent throughout this list)

48 – Manhunter (Michael Mann, 1986)

Five years prior to the time that Jonathan Demme made his masterpiece The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon Productions hit the nail on the head by the adaptation of Thomas Harris’s novel Red Dragon to the big screen alongside the director Michael Mann.

The original version, which starred William “CSI” Petersen and the scene where you meet Hannibal Lecter for the first time (here it’s Lektor) is known to be darker and more real than the version that was filmed in 2002.

With no big-budget Mann creates tension suspense, suspense, and filled with intrigue, giving an exciting twist to the story of a troubled policeman who is chasing an elusive serial murderer. Fantastic performances by Tom Noonan (scarier than Ralph Fiennes) and Brian Cox, the latter as Dr. Hannibal.

47 – Marathon Man (John Schlesinger, 1976)

A student at a college attempting to finish the requirements for his Ph.D. is accidentally drawn into a plot with agents from the secret service, Nazis, and diamonds. The novel, which was was written in the words of the writer himself is a thrilling thriller that has the potential to have been written by the great Graham Green.

Through a compelling prologue as well as an unforgettable climax, taking us through thrilling scenes like dental torture, Marathon Man provokes fear and anxiety over what fate might have to offer the protagonist, who is the only person who doesn’t understand what is taking place.

As if that wasn’t enough, Hoffman Scheider and Hoffman Scheider are superb and the cherry on top is the famous Sir Lawrence Olivier, playing the most terrifying war criminal that we have ever.

46 Dial M to Murder (1954)

The ideal excuse for the ultimate thriller. Who better than us to take us to the apex of suspense, without having to create a variety of scenarios than the legendary Alfred Hitchcock, proof of this is the film that we are discussing which showcases the technical skill that distinguished his work by putting the majority of the action into the same room.

The script was originally written as a play and intended for projection in 3D format The film narrates the plot of an ex-tennis player (Ray Milland) to murder his gorgeous partner (Grace Kelly) when she is unfaithful to him and has stayed in on the right side of his inheritance. Alongside La Soga and Rear Window, It forms what might call the tri-tych of Hitch’s thrillers of the domestic sphere.

45 Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy 2014)

A chilling look at the brutality of journalism as well as the red notes (not too far from the truth) The contemporary classic is not just as a dark saga, it also functions as a critique (and even mockery) of the television industry as it was executed through the deafening Network drama. Inline to “Taxi Driver”, Gilroy could provide the distinction not just in his surroundings but also in his dark antagonist Jake Gyllenhaal.

Gyllenhaal is immediately a source of disdain (both physically and emotionally) and yet maintains the sickly Empathy that “pariah” did with the viewers and the audience, and also its questionable and tragic background and its tragic history, but not the savage actions and the consequences.

44 – Basic Instinct (Paul Verhoeven, 1992)

The plot of Basic Instinct appears to be quite standard however Paul Verhoeven adds an extra aspect that makes the film distinctive: an object of affection called Catherine This element of this equation creates tension in the film however, it is encased in the sexiness of the film creates a plot that is as compelling as it is fascinating.

However, it’s not just an introduction to the female character on a narrative level, but also the main suspenseful thread, it’s the creation of a vibrant and precise montage that lets us fall for a tale in which looks are the first fruit that makes us fall. .

Particularly, the performance from Douglas and Stone that are on an extremely high level of histrionics, principally because they use gestures rather than dialogue that isn’t easy to do.

43 Gosford Park (Robert Altman, 2001)

The aristocratic host who was murdered by himself is a well-known plot, however, in the hands of the legendary Altman is a thrilling tale that reaches its conclusion through the narration and the execution, an incredible proficiency.

The winner from the Oscar in screenwriting, Altman distributes a puzzle comprised of more than 20 pieces that are arranged and delineated both individually as well as in a group for its role as an adventure, resulting in not only an entertaining investigation that reveals hidden secrets, and be a bit frightening for the people who are involved.

But also delving into an intricate web of histories and dark connections that at the end will result in an incredible twist. Excellent acting performance and ensemble. An essential gem!

42- Fargo (Joel Coen, 1996)

Inspired by the events that did not happen in reality The Coen Brothers establish Fargo as one of their finest and most memorable movies to present. Jerry Lundegaard is a failed car salesman in need of money and his strategy to earn it is to get his wife taken away and force his wealthy father-in-law to take the ransom.

It seems like a foolproof plan however, people Jerry hires are as uninformed as he and eventually twist the plot to the point where there is the point of no return.

The American directors create a thrilling thriller with a violent tone however, it is also full of humorous moments because of its humor and comforting moments because of the role played by Frances McDormand.

41 – Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)

Every film that has the inclusion of the plot twist to alter the narrative’s perspective is a tribute to Vertigo and Hitchcock in that the film is able to fulfill the main component of suspense film that is the unraveling of all the layers that make up a tale, and revealing the hidden side of a mask is the most shocking, bizarre and gruesome.

We are plunged into an emotional spiral that reveals the darkest aspects of the characters until, at the end, such the truth of the story is revealed with the duality in the form of “no one saw it coming” and “no one could have predicted it.”

However, when looked at in the back of our minds is so logical with the psychological character of the characters. The writing is of high quality and the technique is top-of-the- just Alfred could have written this song of awe and delight.

40 – Gaslight (George Sugar, 1944)

With Gaslight we’re in the midst of extremely successful psychological thrillers, and among the top depictions of abuse and emotional trauma in their most horrific condition.

Cukor is able to adapt and transform Patrick Hamilton’s play into an intense and frightening film that seems to almost a horror (the ghostly element is present, even until the last twist) because of its suffocating atmosphere and the superb performance by Ingrid Bergman (with a well-deserved Oscar for the best actress)..

She manages to convey her frustration and confusion and make you fear for what lies ahead for her character when confronted by the dark and oppressive performance of the savage Charles Boyer

39 Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese, 2010)

One of the most underrated Scorsese films. The remarkable knowledge of the source was able to tell the background of the deceitful actions of the protagonist’s false plot that, until the end assumes the desired shape.

The main benefit is the idea and the 3D-ness of madness itself and not the character of the protagonist, who serves as simply an actor to help develop the story which is further facilitated by Leonardo DiCaprio engaged in one of his most memorable roles.

It is important to record every catalytic element of the story, from the music to the clues his investigations reveal, making a physical and psychological connection for understanding dementia.

38 Mystic River (Clint Eastwood 2003)

Clint Eastwood’s third film of the 2000s tells the story of three friends who are separated by tragedy, who reunite after another tragedy hits.

Jimmy’s daughter has been brutally murdered and he is forced to seek out the culprit responsible for his brothers-in-law who committed murder, ending the search and causing tragic consequences for the group of friends as well as their families.

Eastwood is not just able to manage suspense and mystery superbly, but he also lets himself investigate and explore issues like friendship loss, childhood trauma as well as revenge and masculinity.

There are many scenes that make this novel one of the finest gems from the start in the new Millenium.

37 – The Guilty (The Guilty, Gustav Moller 2018)

Jakob Cedergren plays Asger Holm as a policeman who is assigned desk work , answering calls that provide no reason for him to be there however his discontent and boredom with the job soon transform into anxiety and despair when he gets an urgent call from Iben an individual who claims to have been kidnapped by her husband who is beating her. The incident leads to an obsession in Asger in his desire to manage an incident that’s completely beyond his control.

The Guilty is a masterpiece that has its best qualities is its capacity to stir emotions in viewers through a series of scenarios instead of visualizing them. Its creativeness when it comes to maintaining its inexhaustible pace and the masterful handling of this clever plot twist .

36- I Saw The Devil (Kim Jee-woon, 2010,)

There’s a myriad of films that are revenge-based however very few of them are as effective as that of the South Korean I Saw The Devil that manages to straddle exploitation cinema featuring torture, as well as the most intense and heartless gore and also a film that explores and intensifies the feelings of those who have suffered losing a beloved one.

South Korean filmmakers have never been afraid to portray the dark side of being human (as in this list) and this film directed by Kim Jee-woon, about the serial killer who kills for fun, is a testament to this. Sometimes it’s silent and atmospheric, but at times brutal and violent yet never afraid to be exactly the kind of film it is: it’s a suspenseful film that is full of violence and gore.

35 Memento (Christopher Nolan 2000)

A few days ago, an untried Nolan presented us with suspense films that, while not groundbreaking in its storytelling with a unique format, was quite a surprise with regard to editing, photography, and a flawless narrative!

The applause wasn’t solely for the cleanliness in terms of technicality as well as for conveying the real-time sense of what was happening in Leonard’s mind. A person who, because of suffering and trauma, is unable to access his memories.

The recording of “getting into their shoes” is what creates suspense. The absence of information isn’t a “dirty trick” to make the thriller more effective, and help the film appear more natural. Unfortunately, those days are over, Chris please go back to where you came from!

34 The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook 2016)

One of the most effective and most significant films of the past decade. The erotic and grotesque thriller is an excellent suspense exercise that is able to keep its tension high through its 140-minute runtime under its grisly sources that are as enigmatic and sexual.

Revenge, which is the most prominent image of Park Chan-wook’s filmography and this time, is a perfect connection to the exotic aspect of the passionate romance of lesbians that gives women to take revenge against the “oppressive” and systemic side of their culture.

It’s an era that is “surreal” at times thanks to scenes as dark as they are breathtaking. A seat of contemporary cinema, Park Chan-wook teaches an overview of the best suspense.

33 Oldboy (Park Chan-wook 2003)

A unique thriller that is unique in its genre. Through the lens of Park-Chan-Wook brutality is transformed into poetry. Chung-hoon Chung’s photography encapsulates violent scenes with a unique style that has been influenced by anime, which it draws visual and narratively, which is the original source.

The concept of modern Edmundo Dantes also named the Countess of Monte Cristo- kept imprisoned for a long time in a room for reasons that are not known to him, is the beginning of a plot that will cause the protagonist to fall into the most horrific hells of human conduct. The perfect work for those who are fond of extreme violence and unpredictable outcomes.

32 – Se7en (David Fincher, 1995)

While Alien 3 is the first film to appear in Fincher’s filmography, Se7en is the point where his career truly begins. Two detectives who are played by Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman must solve a series of murders that are linked to seven sins, in between dark, rainy, and down New York.

Fincher is able to create Seven a nihilistic crime thriller that revolves around a dark serial killer, who is able to capture the dark and gloomy nineties with an imaginative and dark script that has saved only the very best to last with that twist that changed the face of cinema forever. (and it’s true that once you’ve seen the contents of that film it was never the same).

31 – “The Tenant” (Roman Polanski The Tenant, 1976)

A normal person an apartment and a rental agreement an unassuming, peaceful life but for one thing which, if it had been a different moment, could have been overlooked or been attributed to a personal circumstance of the previous tenant as he tried to commit suicide by jumping out of the window.

To rent, you require permission from the person who lived there before. she is hospitalized as well. The new tenant will be going to visit her with her old neighbors.

When they arrive, she begins to cry in fear. The lease is signed with an agreement between the parties and from that point the beginning of a bad relationship with the neighbors who form desperation and violent community against the new tenant, who can take his situation to the level of trying suicide… twice.

30 – Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986)

The most effective way to present an illustration for Blue Velvet is to look at the first scene where the camera captures the idyllic urban areas in an American neighborhood that has the same vibrantly colored houses, perfect harmony, and beautifully maintained gardens, however, underneath the feeling of safety and beauty, there is a smudge of decay and rot within these scenes is the human ear.

After that, the investigation will determine who the organ belongs to, and it will lead the main character into an unseen, dark world that can display the most infuriating things that have their own rules and is always visible to his eyes but he was never brave enough to investigate.

29 – Cape Fear (Martin Scorsese, 1991)

Very few directors would have the courage to take on the task of making an updated version of the classic film from 1962 or, if they had done so, the results would certainly be disastrous.

But Martin along with screenwriter Webb changed the plot so that it’s not more or better than the original film however it is different and more fitting with the 1990s style of living.

The idyllic family of the ’60s disappears and instead, we see the infidelity of the husband (Nolte) as well as the cheating spouse (Lange) The uninnocent teenager (Lewis) who is not only unable to escape her stalker, she even “gives her entrance” so she can be seduced by him. The best way to get back at the crazed Cady (De Niro) is to let their dirty clothes out into the sun so that when the family’s nucleus is weak and weak, they will be able to give them an uphill battle.

28 – Matchpoint (Woody Allen / 2005)

Who would have imagined that Allen, the director of the most bizarre comedies of the 70s would lead us into a tizzy euphoria of suspense in the emerging 21st century? The film is an evocation of the role of luck in our lives.

Cause and effect law in action and reaction predestination, viewers will come to their own conclusions but one thing is for certain that in this psychological thriller about a tennis instructor (Meyers) whose ambition causes him to marry a woman in order to join the upper echelons of European society.

Only to be swept away by an over-the-top love affair with his sister-in-law (Scarlett I am getting married, Johansson). Johansson) until the point of engaging in the crime of his life, Allen surprises with a narrative that is not typical of his and results with his finest-crafted disturbing, sober and serious.

27 – Duel (Steven Spielberg, 1971)

Before terrifying viewers by presenting a shark in the year 1975, Spielberg had already unnerved many by telefilm his debut in 1971: Duel, in which David Mann, a businessman set out on a trip and gets annoyed by the wrong driver on the. Road and is pursued by an old and frightening truck.

The drama of the cat running after the mouse is made to the most brutal extreme, and it adds a level of mystery by keeping his identity as well as his motives in the dark and turning the truck into an almost supernatural creature with an individual life distinct from the others. This was not just the first appearance of King Midas and his most bizarre, tense movie (and gem) and, of course, one of the top films in the history of thrillers.

26- Zodiac (David Fincher 2007)

The story of the possibly most mysterious serial killer ever recorded (so that he never was caught) and also the nearly-relationship with the journalists and detectives involved in the investigation, which led to an unending match of cat and mouse, however, due to the blunders in the investigation, you can’t blame anyone.

The macabre concept is a constant source of anxiety for anyone trying to unravel the mystery and creates an uneasy atmosphere in the labyrinth of confusion in the head of the serial killer.

It is such a real and effective phenomenon that even years later, they’re still trying to identify his identity, and even the encrypted letters that they sent to provide the closure everyone has been waiting for.

25 – Parasite (Bong Joon-ho, 2019)

While it took place in an environment that may be different from the viewers and the viewer, the topic of distinction between classes was not viewed as a problem and was it was viewed on each side of the spectrum.

In the end, period, Bong removed those taboos to prove that the social class was just an integral part that reflects the social (primitive) nature of survival and conservation.

it’s in this narrative that tension-filled environments are constructed in which we sense that something isn’t happening and sooner or later, those feelings are revealed and bring out the worst of each one of them.

The greatest benefit is not just in the fact that it’s provided an accurate picture of the social class and their social status, but also in the fact that it could be in agreement with all critics for a long period of time.

24 the Secret is of Their Eyes (Juan Jose Campanella 2009)

A thrilling thriller that forms the basis for a thrillingly romantic story told from the perspective of a retired police officer who is writing a novel about a crime that is unsolved and has haunted him for the rest of his life. A magnificent gem that has certainly established it in the top tier of mainstays of modern Latin cinematography.

It borders to perfection in all aspects in both narrative and technical aspects because of the experience of Campanella who, with this film not only gained international recognition with scores of awards and awards as well as crafted one of the top thrillers of all time, with a natural and intelligent style that viewers feel a part of the story and absorbed in the mystery with every passing second.

23 – The Machinist (Brad Anderson The Machinist, 2004,)

One of the top movies and thrillers in this millennium. A “one-hit wonder” for Brad Anderson, it is not as common as it is amazing that the greatest performance of Bale’s career in terms of the physical and acting level was not noticed for so long.

A mental test at the level of the narrative is revealed in the final resolution of the story’s twist or mystery, as the director tries to break down the brain of the protagonist, as he leaves little information throughout the intriguing and hypnotic progression.

Particularly noteworthy is the dim and dark environment that is a visual game in the hands of photography, which plays a crucially in the unraveling of this cinematic feat. To serve you one of my top 20 favorite films from the past.

22 – Peeping Tom (Michael Powell, 1960)

The film is a Thriller with black humor that tackles the subject of cinema within cinema, a study of the passion that is generated by the presence of or behind cameras. The film also highlights the curiosity or fear that every person has to gaze at or be aware that we are monitored.

This is the way the film depicts the protagonist: suffering from having been raised under the savage gaze from his mother, a woman who is interested in his movies, a purchaser of sexually explicit photographs as well as a model with a disfigured face employed only to show her body as a model, a woman that wants to be film-making, a film director and even blind women, who has stumbled across the horrifying “hobby” of the title character.

21 – The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola 1974)

An almost sinister person who is hidden in the bright light has the task of spying on an unidentified couple. The scenario goes above and beyond the norms of surveillance when he suspects that the couple is likely to be killed. To this, he adds that the video he recorded disappears and the fear increases to a frightening degree as he senses he is being pursued by his bosses. .

Every inch of the place in which he resides could be been a secret object of espionage and he begins this race to justify the fear of locating the artifact to the point where they end up ruining the entire apartment. Insanity, suspense, and Coppola’s incredible pace make this one of his best-known masterpieces.

20 – Witness of the prosecution (Billy Wilder 1957)

A brilliant story (adapted by Agatha Christie’s script) to create one of the best amazingly darkly cynical noir thrillers in the history of. The ironies of Wilder reach the heights of storytelling sophistication when we weave a huge web of intrigue in one of the more unique and well-hidden criminal cases ever.

The persona of Power is a fantastic disguise that covers the entire archetype of “charming” anti-heroes, is the perfect counterpoint to the powerful and intimidating presence of the villain Dietrich A chemistry which Wilder can demonstrate his ability to create the appearance and code. That can be more than a hundred words. pay attention to every detail! This film is an exercise for detectives.

19 – Deep Red (Dario Argento, 1975)

Absolutely, Deep Red offers one of the most frightening prologues of the seventh art. In the same manner, Argento is recognized as the most risk-taking author of his day: sadistic and cruel, but not in the least smug and enough disturbing to please the most ardent fans. genre lovers. It is considered a cult movie and a title that is earned by merits of its own, where the main thing to consider is not what but how.

Despite the fact that the script isn’t 100% perfect, and there are a few mishaps that occur throughout this day, but the tech expertise and technical expertise of the Italian director in combination with the stage, vibrant images and haunting music create an enchanting result. It’s a thriller however, it is also part of it’s “Giallo” subgenre, a direct ancestor to the genre later referred to in the future as “Slasher”.

18 – Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick, 1999)

The final chapter of a time could not be better than the last scene in this intricate work, which is open to different genre interpretations. The dialogue in the end will reveal the motivations: a relationship story and marital reconciliation, not just in the erotic fantasies and fantasies of the characters and their families, but also in a world which hints, in the midst of so many ironies, hypocrisy, and obvious darkness, the prospect of a new beginning.

There is nothing subtle and a lot of symbolism abounds around the Homeric sexual and carnal adventure which combines the desire of physical and mental attraction.

400 shots at the table of the pool and the separation of his most prominent partner, and a tense romance, marriage? of surreal love. A jewel.

17 – Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940)

Tape that has too many reads from a perspective of the narrative He exploits the psychological issues and his excessive love of “Max” creating the cinematographic representation of the battles visually and creates a gloomy environment in which the Lord hasn’t been able to come to terms with the loss of his wife and ends with the chaining of the new “Lady” to live in the shade.

Through the creation of this dark story Hitchcock connects the viewers with his characters in the mansion however the most fascinating part is that the horror is triggered by an entity we don’t see or do not possess a physical presence.

Is it the result of her husband’s inability to ability or is Rebeca is a Devil who is incapable of forgetting? The unknown is terrorized by the multitude of threats and plots from the shadow. Disturbing

16 – Misery (Rob Reiner / 1990)

The novel that is a pseudo-prophetic work by the renowned Stephen King (the master of terror, who was killed in 1999 when the novel was first published during 1987) was released to the world of film through Rob Reiner with a script written by King himself as well as William Goldman, resulting in one of the greatest film adaptations of the writer’s work.

Good Stephen’s nightmare is the story of a well-known author of romantic novels who, after an injury on the highway is saved by a fanatic who as time passes discover she’s a dangerous psychopath.

A duel of performances featuring James Caan rescued from oblivion and a superb Kathy Bates, deserving of the highest praise for her terrifying role as Annie Wilkes.

15. The diabolical Henri-Georges Clouzot

It is inspired by the book She Who Was No More by Boileau-Narcejac. It is also known as the film that was the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho , Les Diaboliques is the story of two women who decide to kill their abuser.

However, shortly after the killing, the body vanishes. Did they commit the perfect crime, or did they make the most costly mistake that would have changed their life forever?

This scenario leads the protagonists into an anxiety state which Clouzot goes to extremes and combines aspects of fear (the final scene in his character is so terrifying that it’s a memory that will last throughout your life) and suspense, which aid him in creating and sustain the feeling of anxiety and fear that continues until the final moments in the movie.

14 The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton 1955)

A classic in American filmmaking “The Night” could be described as a horror tale for children at night. It’s a genuine story that is unaffected by fantastical creatures and only embodied by the character of a beast made of blood and flesh A preacher named Harry Powell.

While adult roles could be portrayed as cartoonish this is the result of the splicing of world events and the horror of the adult by the innocent innocence of a child which hides the truth in a particular rug doll (another great metaphor used in the narrative to describe the only spot innocent, you would never look or question it) which is the final objective that the hunter will pursue.

Absolutely brilliant, The Night of the Hunter is an absolute gem and is one of the most thrilling stories in the history of cinema.

13 Mulholland Drive (David Lynch 2001)

An unrestrained love story that is so intense and powerful that it is told in such a strong manner, that despite their potential of them, he chooses to create the most visceral emotions in the realm of dreams. He employs dreamlike characters to explore the history of every character, revealing the characters from the most lavish through the most nostalgic..

It is in this realm that he introduces his unique suspense of the noir genre, however, it’s not due to the surreal, but because the plot itself creates an impression that there’s an element “not right with these characters” and the key to determining what can go wrong is the interpretation these desires.

This is not simply to throw “strange scenes” for no reason, as the entire story is constructed using a systematic approach. It’s a game that, when solved, gives you a sense of satisfaction that is unbeatable.

12. Traceless (George Sluizer 1988)

A peaceful vacation of two couples takes them to a restaurant at the end of the road. It’s the usual place to sit and drink, as well as eat prior to continuing their journey and the main character who doesn’t speak the language well seeks out a local diner’s assistance and is never seen again. the desperate boyfriend calls police, but there’s no evidence of the circumstances surrounding her disappearance.

After a few years, still, on the search of his companion, he receives an unusual call, telling the person he is looking for to find her location, it is his responsibility to follow the instructions that is instructed, the boyfriend accepts the request, but in the light of his apprehension and the pursuit of his partner, he really can’t consider the consequences of this choice.

11. Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock 1943)

The family welcomes the unexpected visit from a friend He is an friendly person, with a particular love for his niece. His gallantry and chivalry have always been well-received by all who know his character, but when he is in a daily relationship, he begins to reveal dark sides of his character and they get more frequent over time.

This at first not intended to draw attention, but as it becomes more frequent it begins to make people suspicious particularly of his niece. this suspicion will be responsible for keeping the tension up, especially because of the ongoing police search for the murderer who robs and murders widows. In the end, it’s an insignificant detail to prove the guilt or innocence of his victim.

10 Jacob’s Ladder (Adrian Lyne 1990)

When in the Vietnam War a soldier is seriously wounded, and when his recovery is complete and he returns home it is then that he suffers from increasing frequency, more intense and more dangerous hallucinations because they are unable to differentiate these nightmares from reality.

A traumatic history due to the death of his son, combined with the psychological scars of the war can lead to a permanent mental breakdown, and the anxiety can be felt as there is no power to control his own life and has to confront the inner monsters that return with time, becoming more powerful and more brutal.

The idea of confronting the inner enemy is created in Jacob’s oppressive lifestyle because the only person who can beat himself is him, and without any assistance.

9 – Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese 1976)

From the premise of mental health the use of deconstruction as a method of empathy, and the decline of the urbanized societies, Scorsese manages to draw similarities between a politician as well as pimp, and even launch the time-consuming political discourse known as Vietnam.

However, it’s not just the plot that is interesting, however, but also the way it is executed that is the key to success, from handling photography to the development of a noir-style set that has a tension-inducing rhythm, a grim and sexy aesthetic.

At the end of the day, everything is from the point of view of the protagonist, an outsider from society who is suffering of Vietnam Syndrome and who asks us if we’re talking to him. Perhaps it’s the other way around. He is speaking to us.

8 – Repulsion (Roman Polanski, 1965)

In Repulsion the first film in the film known as an “apartment trilogy”, Catherine Deneuve portrays Carole Manicurist who is shy with androphobia.

This is a profound fear of males. However, it appears that it’s not just men who cause the fear of rejection and fear and fear, but also the world all around. One person that she has faith in is her sibling Helen who, one day, decides to take an excursion with her boyfriend and leave Carole with her.

This is when the nightmare starts as Carole is not just beginning to become a victim of her physical confinement in her apartment as well as her mental prison that causes her to live in a constant state of anxiety and fear , which can lead to a gradual downward spiral into paranoia and apathy.

7 – Freaks (Tod Browning, 1932)

The way Freaks handles suspense is an instance The central idea tells us that the monster is in the inside, but not the physical.

The film’s script reveals this through its characters to the point that we are able to become very in love with”the “Freaks” and the suspense and fear is created by the antagonists of the film: Hercules and Cleopatra and Cleopatra, who are opposite to the protagonists of the story.

The director creates tension through the resentment that the audience feels toward the “nicenesses” of people and creates the fear of retribution and failure for their plans that they feared. Freaks is a narrative as well as the visual impression “of an emotional circus” that allows the viewer to be satisfied that they have bought this ticket.

6 – M (Fritz Lang, 1931)

One of the best classics, the precursor of several elements that would become part of the history of the genre of thriller suspense, suspense, and tales of “serial killers”; Lang’s vital film has been preserved as a singular gem in the creation of the search for a suspected murderer of girls, not only as a part of the terrifying society as well as on the part of organized crime that, influenced by the ongoing investigation and raids, chooses to fight a terrifying common foe.

The dark and somber photography is a continuation of the eerie and dark character beautifully performed by Peter Lorre, the legendary Hungarian actor who went on to become a regular appearance throughout American noir.

5 The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme 1991)

There are two aspects that make it stand above the rest of the thrillers. The first is a psychological growth of characters that results in the creation of one who embodies the saying: “Appearances are deceiving” The second element is the dual nature of the main character, a person who is both cultivated and tranquil with the Machiavellian and the evil.

That style is evident in the narrative-visual linkage which is mixed with a dark and horrific narrative, enhanced with a subtle, incisive dialogue that let the camera speak to the characters.

Then, add the exact twists, with Hopkins and Foster. Foster taking over the world, with two of the most famous characters. Intriguing, provocative, and simultaneously elegant, even after thirty decades “The Lambs have not stopped screaming”.

4 The Name of the Rose (Jean Jean-Jacques Annaud 1986)

In abbeys, the friars’ bodies that are dead start to show up. The number of corpses is so high that an investigation conducted by an investigator led by a Franciscan or his disciple is essential and, through careful observation will attempt to determine the cause of the mysteries surrounding the deaths.

When the investigation is completed it is a journey into an esoteric, fanatical, and ignorant realm of local monks, who have the biggest collection of books in existence.

The investigation is too long to conclude and a brutal system of the inquisition takes place to find out the results. If brute force and insanity is able to prevail over reason, this a gruesome thriller in which “spirituality” ends up being the ultimate antagonist.

3 – Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1951)

The outstanding Japanese film, which, following being awarded the Lion of Venice, fascinated the Western world. It is a cross-breeding of Jidai Geki (period dramatic) along with Yazuka’s Eiga (police genre predecessor that led to thriller).

Based on a novel by Akutagawa and narrates an account of the death of a feudal lord as well as the woman raped by him, told by each character viewpoints.

Director Akira Kurosawa enriches the literary material by adding his own moral and philosophical thoughts, provoking discussion about the nature of truth as well as the subjectivity of opinions. The structure of various variants of the exact story which converge at a certain point has been replicated on numerous occasions, but never with the same degree of effectiveness. An artwork.

2 – The Wages Of Fear (Henri-Georges Clouzot 1953)

Two young people hounded by a lack of funds are forced to take some of the toughest and most hazardous jobs on the planet. With only one option to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin on a highway which is always at risk of exploding into the form of a million pieces, so even the tiniest obstacle becomes an overwhelming task to overcome.

However, it’s not just a physically demanding task, but it is also a mental challenge that requires you to not fall into despair, to maintain a reasonable margin of error, to resolve other people’s challenges, and to maintain the unstoppable human stubbornness capable of reaching the goal and then ending with ablaze. Only one word is fitting perfectly in the story is anguish.

1. Rear windows (Alfred Hitchcock 1954)

Do you have a relationship with your neighbors? Sure, the person you may meet or even see out of your home or home. The ultimate Hitchcockian story in which a wildlife photographer is locked up because of an injury to his leg. His life gets boring and all he can do is watch his neighbors.

Everything is within the bounds of normalcy until an argument of heated intensity draws his attention. It may turn out to be an incident of minor importance without any importance, however, doubts begin to be raised because from that point on, he didn’t see his neighbor ever again.

From that point, there is a strange tension to establish exactly what was happening to the woman or whether it’s the photographer’s imagination occupying empty spaces.


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