Fracture (2007) RT 71% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Aug 2007

A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there ...  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  Gregory Hoblit
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Ryan Gosling  •  David Strathairn  •  Embeth Davidtz

Insomnia (2002) RT 92% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Oct 2002

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Al Pacino  •  Robin Williams  •  Maura Tierney

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) RT 83% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Mar 2012

George Smiley, a recently retired MI6 agent, is doing his best to adjust to a life outside the secret service. However, when a disgraced agent reappears with information ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Tomas Alfredson
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Mark Strong  •  Tom Hardy  •  Gary Oldman

The Crimson Rivers (2000) RT 68% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Oct 2001

Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Jean Reno  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Nadia Farès  •  Dominique Sanda

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) RT 86% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Mar 2012

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Rooney Mara  •  Robin Wright

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) RT 83% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Jun 2000

Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Anthony Minghella
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Jude Law  •  Cate Blanchett

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) RT Audience 84%

A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Shane Black
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Val Kilmer  •  Michelle Monaghan  •  Corbin Bernsen

Thank You for Smoking (2005) RT 86% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Oct 2006

The chief spokesperson and lobbyist Nick Naylor is the Vice-President of the Academy of Tobacco Studies. He is talented in speaking and spins argument to defend the cigarette ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Aaron Eckhart  •  Maria Bello  •  Cameron Bright  •  Adam Brody

Signs (2002)

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Rory Culkin  •  Abigail Breslin

Eastern Promises (2007) RT 89% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Dec 2007

A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl




The Maltese Falcon (1941) RT 100% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Feb 2000

Spade and Archer is the name of a San Francisco detective agency. That's for Sam Spade and Miles Archer. The two men are partners, but Sam doesn't like Miles much. A knockout, ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Mary Astor  •  Gladys George  •  Peter Lorre

The Bourne Identity (2002) RT 83% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Jan 2003

Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Franka Potente  •  Chris Cooper  •  Clive Owen

The Others (2001) RT 83% / Audience 77%

DVD release: May 2002

Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alejandro Amenábar
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Christopher Eccleston  •  Alakina Mann  •  James Bentley

The Game (1997) RT 72% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Jun 2000

In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Sean Penn  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  James Rebhorn

L.A. Confidential (1997) RT 99% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Apr 1998

Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Guy Pearce  •  Danny DeVito  •  James Cromwell

Let the Right One In (2008) RT 98% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Mar 2009

Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, twelve-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, bullied at school by his classmates; at home, Oskar dreams of revenge against a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror
DIRECTION:  Tomas Alfredson
CAST:  Kåre Hedebrant  •  Lina Leandersson  •  Per Ragnar  •  Henrik Dahl

High Fidelity (2000) RT 91% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Sep 2000

When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Iben Hjejle  •  Todd Louiso  •  Jack Black

Jane Eyre (2011) RT 84% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Aug 2011

After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Cary Fukunaga
CAST:  Mia Wasikowska  •  Jamie Bell  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Judi Dench

Predestination (2014) RT 84% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Feb 2015

Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael Spierig  •  Peter Spierig
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Sarah Snook  •  Noah Taylor  •  Christopher Kirby

I Origins (2014) RT 53% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Dec 2014

I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Mike Cahill
CAST:  Michael Pitt  •  Brit Marling  •  Astrid Bergès-Frisbey  •  Steven Yeun