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Best Thrilling Movies

  • Taken

    Taken (PG-13, 2009)

    Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Leland Orser, Jon Gries
    An ex-soldier (Liam Neeson) traveling through Europe embarks on a frantic quest to rescue his daught... read moreer (Maggie Grace) after the young girl is abducted by slave traders in District B13 director Pierre Morel's contemporary thriller Taken. Robert Mark Kamen joins the screenwriting team, which also includes Morel and longtime collaborator Luc Besson, who also produces. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • fb100002262389149
      fb100002262389149: rre Morel "takes" the parent-goes-to-rescue-abducted-son/daughter concept, but makes it vio- I mean thrilling. We meet ex-CIA Brian Mills (Liam Neeson) his ex-wife Lenore (Famke Janssen), and their da
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • fb553327196
      fb553327196: Hard to beat this film for action and thrilling from beginning to end!
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
    • fb100002770411071
      fb100002770411071: It's surprisingly fun and thrilling! While a lot of the film is cheesy, it still manages to make you cheer for the main chara
      Reviewed 53 days days ago
  • The Mist

    The Mist (R, 2007)

    Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher, Toby Jones
    Frequent Stephen King collaborator Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) teamed with the celebra... read moreted horror author once again for this tale of terror concerning a small town engulfed by a malevolent mist, based on a story originally published in King's 1985 horror anthology Skeleton Crew. When a thick fog descends upon a rural community and claims the lives of anyone unfortunate enough to be caught outside, a small band of survivors seeks refuge in a local grocery store. Now trapped in a darkened cloud of pure horror, the frightened denizens of the town are forced to fend off an advancing horde of murderous monsters. Punisher star Thomas Jane heads up an ensemble cast that includes Andre Braugher, Laurie Holden, William Sadler, and Marcia Gay Harden. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb100001653793774: The best thrilling horror movie that I've ever seen
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • emilydardaman
      emilydardaman: I only saw about 2/3 of this, but unlike The Tall Man it was a properly thrilling scarymovie. It found the ideal balance: scary without being traumatizing. The complete imp
      Reviewed 21 months days ago
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      fb1211857879: Scary, thrilling, and provocative about human survival in Lord of the Flies.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Drag Me to Hell

    Drag Me to Hell (PG-13, 2009)

    Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, David Paymer, Dileep Rao
    Evil Dead director Sam Raimi takes the helm for this "spook-a-blast" shocker about an ambitious L.A.... read more loan officer who incurs the wrath of a malevolent gypsy by refusing to grant her an extension on her home loan. Determined to impress her boss and get a much-needed promotion at work, Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) lays down the law when mysterious Mrs. Ganush (Lorna Raver) literally comes begging for mercy at her feet. In retaliation for being publicly shamed, Mrs. Ganush places the dreaded curse of the Lamia on her unfortunate target, transforming Christine's life into a waking nightmare. Her skeptical boyfriend, Clay (Justin Long), casually brushing off her disturbing encounters as mere coincidence, Christine attempts to escape eternal damnation by seeking out the aid of seer Rham Jas (Dileep Rao ). But Christine's time is fast running out, and unless she's able to break the curse, she'll be tormented by a demon for three days before literally being dragged to hell. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb100000501828009: . it's a hilarious, scary, and thrilling movie from beginning 2 end. awesome movie!!!
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • ajaymuthecooldevils
      ajaymuthecooldevils: ly it's nice to know that Sam Raimi has returned the original style of American horror with a great thrilling movie titled Drag Me to Hell... The story was great, it's different from any other horror
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • himroxxx22
      himroxxx22: ..This was a very intense and thrilling movie. I recommend this for any horror fans out there! :DD
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Collateral

    Collateral (R, 2004)

    Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg
    A taxi driver is unexpectedly taken on the ride of his life in this stylish thriller from acclaimed ... read moredirector Michael Mann. Max (Jamie Foxx) is a cab driver who hopes to some day open his own limo company; one night behind the wheel begins promisingly when he picks up Annie (Jada Pinkett Smith), an attorney working with the federal government who is attractive, friendly, and gives him her business card after paying her fare. Max thinks his luck is getting even better when his next fare, Vincent (Tom Cruise), offers him several hundred dollars in cash if he'll be willing to drop him off, wait, and pick him up at five different spots over the course of the evening. Max agrees, but he soon realizes Vincent isn't just another guy with errands to run -- Vincent is an assassin who has been paid to murder five people who could put the leaders of a powerful drug trafficking ring behind bars in an upcoming trial. As circumstances force Max to do Vincent's bidding, the cabbie has to find a way to prevent Vincent from killing again and save his own skin, a task that becomes especially crucial when he discovers Annie is one of the names on Vincent's hit list. Collateral also stars Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, and Bruce McGill as police detectives hot on Vincent's trail. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • fb1770815341
      fb1770815341: . It had some action and thrilling portions but I personally didn't like the ending at all.
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
    • fb100001048934982
      fb100001048934982: . Everything was pitch-perfect in that aspect. A thrilling ride that just does not stop, and continues to get better and more exciting with each cont
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • fb610732306
      fb610732306: . An overall thrilling movie with a great ending.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games (PG-13, 2012)

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks
    Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forc... read morees each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. -- (C) Lionsgate
    • fb194603111
      fb194603111: Very thrilling film!! As a movie, you can easily get absorbed into the world of Katniss and Peeta in Pane
      Reviewed 26 days days ago
    • lparaider007
      lparaider007: . It's funny, sad, thrilling, and really magnificent, same as the book.
      Reviewed 9 months days ago
    • fb100000050169680
      fb100000050169680: . It's all GREAT. This is an intense, disturbing, emotional, and thrilling movie that you deserve to treat yourself to. It is the best movie of the year so far.
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
  • The Island

    The Island (PG-13, 2005)

    Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Bean, Steve Buscemi, Djimon Hounsou
    Blockbuster action director Michael Bay delivers a striking look at a strange world of the future in... read more this sci-fi action drama. Midway through the 21st century, Lincoln Six Echo (Ewan McGregor) lives in a confined indoor community after ongoing abuse of the Earth has rendered most of the planet uninhabitable. One of the only places in the outside world still capable of sustaining life is an idyllic island where citizens are chosen to live through a lottery. Or at least that's what Lincoln and his fellow citizens are taught to believe; the truth is that Lincoln, like everyone he knows, is actually a clone who is kept under wraps to provide needed organs when the person who supplied his or her DNA falls ill. When he becomes aware that his existence is a fraud, Lincoln escapes to the outside world with a fellow clone, Jordan Two Delta (Scarlett Johansson), though the powers that be are determined to see that no one gets away alive. The Island also stars Steve Buscemi, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Sean Bean. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • fb100001394515610
      fb100001394515610: Pretty good idea about clones with great sci-fi thrilling start. But then the second hour of endless chasing and explosions make it a cliche.
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
    • fb100002988983534
      fb100002988983534: . The action was loud and at times over the top, but thrilling and impressive for the most part.
      The Island ends with a strong moral message. Well done.
      Reviewed 20 months days ago
    • Annadelioncourt
      Annadelioncourt: Great movie,its thrilling and mysterious!And ofcouse is Ewan McGregor god as always!
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Capote

    Capote (R, 2005)

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins Jr., Chris Cooper, Bruce Greenwood
    On assignment to write an article for 'The New Yorker,' Truman Capote traveled to a small Kansas tow... read moren, where he began to investigate and report on the gruesome murder of a local family. At first leery of the writer, the townsfolk come to trust Capote and allow him into their lives, giving him his story.
    • arahanin
      arahanin: .. smart dialogue n a bit of thrilling .. ovearll really nice act from seymour hoffman ..
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
    • placeinthesun455
      placeinthesun455: . an engaging, dramatically thrilling movie about the career-making moment in the life of one of contemporary literature's most
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
    • PearceProductions
      PearceProductions: Philip Seymour Hoffman gives a stunning performance in this slow paced, yet constantly thrilling picture. Its made me want to read his book and i rarely read. Powerful Stuff.
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
  • Death Sentence

    Death Sentence (R, 2007)

    Kevin Bacon, Garrett Hedlund, Kelly Preston, Aisha Tyler, John Goodman
    Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses so... read moremething that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family.
    • Danxer
      Danxer: Kevin Bacon is excellent in this thrilling movie about family and vengence. It is immensely enjoyable all round, although the subject
      Reviewed 6 years days ago