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Best Gripping Movies


  • The Kingdom

    The Kingdom (R, 2007)

    Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Jeremy Piven
    In the aftermath of a deadly attack on American forces in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, diplomats are slow t... read moreo act, but meanwhile, FBI special agent Ronald Fleury (Jamie Foxx) assembles a secret team of U.S. counter-terrorism investigators to enter the city and find the criminal behind what has quickly become an international incident. The crew, however, finds their attempt to capture the perpetrators stalled by bureaucracy and their presence unwelcome. Desperate to gain the trust they need to accomplish their mission in just five days, the team enlists the aid of a Saudi Arabian police officer (Ashraf Barhoum), but as the agents infiltrate the dark and complex world of the Saudi crime scene, they find that the perpetrator's next target may be them. Directed by Peter Berg, The Kingdom also stars Jennifer Garner, Chris Cooper, and Jason Bateman. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi
    • wickedheadrush
      wickedheadrush: A compelling and gripping film, edge of the seat stuff towards the end.

      A very well executed movie.
      Jamie Foxx is
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • fb636226425
      fb636226425: . very powerful and moving. the last 30 minutes is on the edge of your seat. gripping.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • TehFonz
      TehFonz: Intense, powerful and gripping. This film takes you on a journey of justice, vengeance and fear. Strong performances by mo
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
  • Gone Baby Gone

    Gone Baby Gone (R, 2007)

    Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, John Ashton
    Ben Affleck's adaptation of Dennis Lehane's novel Gone, Baby, Gone stars Casey Affleck as Patrick Ke... read morenzie, a private investigator from working-class Boston who takes on a case involving a kidnapped girl. The girl's aunt begs Patrick to take the case because he has connections to criminal Boston that the police do not. He agrees and along with his partner, Angie Gennaro (Michelle Monaghan), they uncover a web of corruption that threatens the relationship between the two. Ed Harris and Morgan Freeman co-star as members of the Boston Police Department. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
    • fb1407980535
      fb1407980535: . This film will keep you constantly intwined in it's grasp with it's gripping story. Makes you think, makes you feel, and most of all respects any knowledgable film goer
      Reviewed 2 days days ago
    • fb1546288091
      fb1546288091: A gripping film about a child kidnapping and the ensuing investigation that packs a punch as its twist
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
    • fb815775262
      fb815775262: . The movie is gripping with unexpected twists and it makes you question yourself about what you would have done in
      Reviewed 22 months days ago
  • A History of Violence

    A History of Violence (R, 2005)

    Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ashton Holmes, William Hurt, Stephen McHattie
    Tom Stall is living a happy and quiet life with his lawyer wife and their two children in the small ... read moretown of Millbrook, Indiana, but one night their idyllic existence is shattered when Tom foils a vicious attempted robbery in his diner. Sensing danger, he takes action and saves his customers and friends in the self-defense killings of two-sought-after criminals. Heralded as a hero, Tom's life is changed overnight, attracting a national media circus, which forces him into the spotlight. Uncomfortable with his newfound celebrity, Tom tries to return to the normalcy of his ordinary life only to be confronted by a mysterious and threatening man who arrives in town believing Tom is the man who's wronged him in the past. As Tom and his family fight back against this case of mistaken identity and struggle to cope with their changed reality, they are forced to confront their relationships and the divisive issues which surface as a result.
    • crudgie95
      crudgie95: . Truly gripping cinema.
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
    • jim222001us
      jim222001us: This is a gripping movie with an interesting plot. What appears to be a regular family man might infact be hid
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
    • jenwheeler
      jenwheeler: . I know this movie was intended to be gripping, but honestly I just started to find it depressing. Maria Bello was outstanding, however, a
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
  • Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (R, 2007)

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei, Albert Finney, Michael Shannon
    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, and Marisa Tomei star in director Sidney Lumet's... read more thriller concerning two brothers who hatch a plan to rob their parent's jewelry store. When the job goes awry, the entire family is set on a collision course with tragedy. Andy (Hoffman) is an overextended broker in desperate need of some cash. His brother, Hank (Hawke), isn't much better off, so when Andy hatches a plan to rob their parent's modest jewelry store, it seems like a foolproof way to make a quick buck. But Andy's trophy wife, Gina (Tomei), is secretly sleeping with libidinous younger brother Hank, and when the robbery proves a complete disaster it isn't long before loyalties start to shift. Now Andy and Hank's father, Charles (Finney), is determined to make the unidentified robbers pay for their crime. What's a father to do when he discovers that the ones he loves have become his worst enemies? ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • codyobst
      codyobst: . Not a 'popcorn' movie but still a gripping film if you are in the mood for it.
      Reviewed 23 months days ago
    • MrMarakai
      MrMarakai: . We have seen it used many times before but Lumet's skill is in keeping it fresh and gripping. In support of his deft handling of the material, the actors deliver outstanding performanc
      Reviewed 22 months days ago
    • rthornhill
      rthornhill: Really gripping, a fantastic film from Mr. Lumet. Highly recommended.
      Reviewed 5 years days ago