Ransom (1996) RT 75% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Jan 2002

When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Gary Sinise  •  Delroy Lindo  •  Rene Russo

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 Life of David Gale (2003) RT 19% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jul 2003

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Kate Winslet  •  Laura Linney  •  Gabriel Mann

Clear and Present Danger (1994) RT 82% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Oct 1998

CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Anne Archer  •  Donald Moffat  •  Willem Dafoe

Hell or High Water (2016)

A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller • Western
DIRECTION:  David Mackenzie
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Ben Foster  •  Gil Birmingham

Backdraft (1991) RT 71% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Nov 1998

They say a blast of flames can take a life ... and hide a secret. But now firemen brothers Brian and Stephen McCaffrey are battling each other over past slights while trying ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Robert De Niro  •  Donald Sutherland  •  William Baldwin

The Hateful Eight (2015) RT 75% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Mar 2016

Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Western
DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Bruce Dern  •  Michael Madsen  •  Kurt Russell

Cape Fear (1991) RT 76% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Sep 2001

Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Nick Nolte  •  Jessica Lange  •  Juliette Lewis

Rear Window (1954) RT 100% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Mar 2001

Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Grace Kelly  •  James Stewart  •  Wendell Corey  •  Thelma Ritter

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




Fargo (1996)

Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Frances McDormand  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Peter Stormare

Pandorum (2009) RT 28% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Jan 2010

Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Horror • Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Christian Alvart
CAST:  Ben Foster  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Cam Gigandet  •  Antje Traue

Trance (2013) RT 68% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Jul 2013

A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Matt Cross

The Imposter (2012) RT 95% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Jan 2013

It’s 1994: a 13-year-old boy disappears from his home in San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later, he is found alive, thousands of miles away, in Spain. Disoriented ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bart Layton
CAST:  Frédéric Bourdin  •  Adam O'Brian  •  Anna Ruben  •  Cathy Dresbach

The Raid: Redemption (2011) RT 85% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Aug 2012

Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Gareth Evans
CAST:  Iko Uwais  •  Ananda George  •  Pierre Gruno  •  Yayan Ruhian

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) RT 86% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jul 2010

Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Niels Arden Oplev
CAST:  Michael Nyqvist  •  Noomi Rapace  •  Lena Endre  •  Sven-Bertil Taube

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

Witness (1985) RT 92% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Jun 1999

A sheltered Amish child is the sole witness of a brutal murder in a restroom at a Philadelphia train station, and he must be protected. The assignment falls to a taciturn ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Kelly McGillis  •  Josef Sommer  •  Lukas Haas

Mud (2013) RT 98% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Aug 2013

Two boys find a fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River and form a pact to help him reunite with his lover and escape.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Jeff Nichols
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Tye Sheridan  •  Jacob Lofland  •  Sam Shepard

The Ghost Writer (2010) RT 83% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Aug 2010

A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Jon Bernthal  •  Kim Cattrall