Alien (1979) RT 97% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Jan 2004

During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Veronica Cartwright  •  Harry Dean Stanton

The Machinist (2004) RT 77% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Jun 2005

The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brad Anderson
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Aitana Sánchez-Gijón  •  John Sharian

The Cabin in the Woods (2012) RT 92% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Sep 2012

Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Drew Goddard
CAST:  Kristen Connolly  •  Chris Hemsworth  •  Anna Hutchison  •  Fran Kranz

28 Days Later (2002) RT 87% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Oct 2003

Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Cillian Murphy  •  Naomie Harris  •  Brendan Gleeson  •  Christopher Eccleston

The Silence of the Lambs (1991) RT 95% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Jul 1998

FBI trainee Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Lawrence A. Bonney  •  Kasi Lemmons  •  Lawrence T. Wrentz

Source Code (2011) RT 92% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jul 2011

Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Duncan Jones
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Michelle Monaghan  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Russell Peters

Seven (1995) RT Audience 61%

Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  R. Lee Ermey

Inside Man (2006) RT 87% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Aug 2006

An efficient gang enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors, and takes hostages. They work deliberately, without haste. Detective Frazier is assigned to negotiate, but his mind ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Jodie Foster  •  Clive Owen  •  Christopher Plummer

Gravity (2013)

Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  George Clooney  •  Ed Harris  •  Orto Ignatiussen

The Usual Suspects (1995) RT 88% / Audience 96%

DVD release: Dec 1999

A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which begin when five criminals meet at a seemingly random police lineup.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Benicio del Toro




Skyfall (2012) RT 93% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Mar 2013

When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sam Mendes
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Judi Dench  •  Javier Bardem  •  Ralph Fiennes

The Prestige (2006) RT 76% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Feb 2007

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Christian Bale  •  Michael Caine  •  Scarlett Johansson

The Dark Knight (2008) RT 94% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Dec 2008

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Heath Ledger  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Michael Caine

Shutter Island (2010) RT 68% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Jun 2010

World War II soldier-turned-U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Emily Mortimer

Looper (2012) RT 93% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Dec 2012

In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Rian Johnson
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Bruce Willis  •  Emily Blunt  •  Paul Dano

Memento (2000) RT 92% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Sep 2001

Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  Joe Pantoliano  •  Mark Boone Junior

Moon (2009) RT 89% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jan 2010

With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Duncan Jones
CAST:  Sam Rockwell  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Dominique McElligott  •  Rosie Shaw

The Matrix (1999) RT 87% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Sep 1999

Thomas A. Anderson is a man living two lives. By day he is an average computer programmer and by night a malevolent hacker known as Neo, who finds himself targeted by the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Andy Wachowski  •  Lana Wachowski
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  Hugo Weaving

Inception (2010) RT 86% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Dec 2010

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Ellen Page  •  Tom Hardy

Fight Club (1999) RT 79% / Audience 96%

DVD release: Jun 2000

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Brad Pitt  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Meat Loaf