Paranormal Activity (2007) RT 83% / Audience 56%

DVD release: Dec 2009

After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Oren Peli
CAST:  Katie Featherston  •  Micah Sloat  •  Mark Fredrichs  •  Amber Armstrong

Incendies (2010) RT 92% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Sep 2011

A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play, Incendies tells ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • War
DIRECTION:  Denis Villeneuve
CAST:  Lubna Azabal  •  Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin  •  Maxim Gaudette  •  Rémy Girard

Sleuth (1972) RT 96% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Jan 1998

A mystery novelist devises an insurance scam with his wife’s lover – but things aren’t exactly as they seem.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Michael Caine  •  Alec Cawthorne  •  John Matthews

Ripley's Game (2002) RT 96% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Mar 2004

Tom Ripley - cool, urbane, wealthy, and murderous - lives in a villa in the Veneto with Luisa, his harpsichord-playing girlfriend. A former business associate from Berlin's ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Liliana Cavani
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  Ray Winstone  •  Uwe Mansshardt  •  Hanns Zischler

Coma (1978)

A young woman doctor discovers something sinister going on in her hospital. Relatively healthy patients are having 'complications' during simple operations and ending up in ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael Crichton
CAST:  Geneviève Bujold  •  Michael Douglas  •  Elizabeth Ashley  •  Richard Widmark

Dressed to Kill (1980) RT 84% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Aug 2001

A mysterious, tall, blonde woman wearing sunglasses murders one of a psychiatrist's patients, and now she's after the prostitute who witnessed it.  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Angie Dickinson  •  Nancy Allen  •  Keith Gordon

The Bourne Legacy (2012) RT 56% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Dec 2012

New CIA operative, Aaron Cross experiences life-or-death stakes that have been triggered by the previous actions of Jason Bourne.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Tony Gilroy
CAST:  Jeremy Renner  •  Scott Glenn  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Edward Norton

Basic Instinct (1992) RT 54% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Aug 1997

A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Paul Verhoeven
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Sharon Stone  •  George Dzundza  •  Jeanne Tripplehorn

The November Man (2014) RT 34% / Audience 46%

DVD release: Nov 2014

An ex- CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Luke Bracey  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Bill Smitrovich

The Guest (2014) RT 90% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Jan 2015

A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Adam Wingard
CAST:  Dan Stevens  •  Maika Monroe  •  Sheila Kelley  •  Ethan Embry




Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) RT 94% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Oct 1998

In the early 1900s, Miranda attends a girls boarding school in Australia. One Valentine's Day, the school's typically strict headmistress treats the girls to a picnic field ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Vivean Gray  •  Helen Morse  •  Kirsty Child  •  Jacki Weaver

Outbreak (1995)

A deadly airborne virus finds its way into the USA and starts killing off people at an epidemic rate. Col Sam Daniels' job is to stop the virus spreading from a small town, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Rene Russo  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Kevin Spacey

The Next Three Days (2010) RT 52% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Mar 2011

A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. Lara Brennan is arrested for murdering her boss with whom she had an argument. It seems she ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Paul Haggis
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Brian Dennehy  •  RZA  •  Moran Atias

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

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

Cloverfield (2008) RT 77% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Apr 2008

Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Matt Reeves
CAST:  Lizzy Caplan  •  Jessica Lucas  •  Odette Annable  •  Michael Stahl-David

Live and Let Die (1973) RT 66% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Oct 1999

James Bond must investigate a mysterious murder case of a British agent in New Orleans. Soon he finds himself up against a gangster boss named Mr. Big.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Guy Hamilton
CAST:  Roger Moore  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Jane Seymour  •  Clifton James

Europa Report (2013) RT 80% / Audience 57%

DVD release: Oct 2013

A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sebastián Cordero
CAST:  Sharlto Copley  •  Daniel Wu  •  Michael Nyqvist  •  Christian Camargo

Alien 3 (1992)

After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Charles Dance  •  Pete Postlethwaite

The Fugitive (1993) RT 96% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Nov 1998

Wrongfully accused of murdering his wife, Richard Kimble escapes from the law in an attempt to find her killer and clear his name. Pursuing him is a team of U.S. marshals led ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Sela Ward  •  Julianne Moore