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

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

I, Robot (2004) RT 58% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Dec 2004

In the year 2035, where robots are common and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Alex Proyas
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Alan Tudyk  •  James Cromwell  •  Bruce Greenwood

Watchmen (2009) RT 65% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Jul 2009

In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Mystery • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Malin Akerman  •  Billy Crudup  •  Carla Gugino  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Zodiac (2007) RT 89% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Jul 2007

Based on the actual case files for one of the most intriguing unsolved crimes in America, "Zodiac" tells the story of a serial killer that terrified the San Francisco Bay Area ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Anthony Edwards

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

Prisoners (2013) RT 81% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Dec 2013

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Denis Villeneuve
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Paul Dano  •  Maria Bello

Minority Report (2002) RT 90% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Dec 2002

John Anderton is a top "Precrime" cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Max von Sydow  •  Steve Harris  •  Neal McDonough

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

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




The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) RT 89% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Mar 2014

Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Sam Claflin  •  Elizabeth Banks

The Man from Earth (2007) RT Audience 85%

DVD release: Nov 2007

An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Richard Schenkman
CAST:  David Lee Smith  •  Tony Todd  •  John Billingsley  •  Ellen Crawford

Now You See Me (2013) RT 49% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Sep 2013

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Louis Leterrier
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Isla Fisher

Children of Men (2006) RT 92% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Mar 2007

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Michael Caine  •  Julianne Moore  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor

The Hunger Games (2012) RT 84% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Aug 2012

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Gary Ross
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Stanley Tucci

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

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

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

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

Pulp Fiction (1994) RT 94% / Audience 96%

DVD release: May 1998

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Tim Roth  •  Amanda Plummer  •  Laura Lovelace  •  John Travolta