Sometimes you just want to curl up on the couch, put Netflix on and relax by watching Marie Kondo throw away most of her earthly possessions (yes, we'll do it) And sometimes you want to see something that will grab you, make you feel insecure and keep your eyes on the screen even if you want to look away. These 20 thrillers range from docudramas to classic noirs to westerns and thrillers, but they all share a relentless intensity and willingness to look at the dark sides of life and humanity. Watch and be excited.
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See that today it is not so easy to watch a movie in which the final act Kevin Spacey as the criminal mastermind of the plot (you can decide for yourself Nevertheless, David Fincher's Se7en remains a vivid descent into hell, a thriller that begins as a slightly rash police action and sinks farther and farther into the darkness until it reaches a truly shocking end, it's hard to imagine this movie being filmed these days and much less becoming a big hit.
Gone Baby Gone
Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan are playing some private investigators in Boston, who are hired to find a missing girl The case ultimately does not just lead to a bigger conspiracy (natch), so Change to a provocative moral dilemma as to whether people can change and who has the good of the abducted girl in their hearts.
Ben Affleck's directing debut for directors benefits from a strong sense of authenticity (no surprise that he understands Boston's day-to-day life) and a very ambiguous conclusion that will trigger debate over whether people are making the right decisions.
David Fincher's Zodiac is one of the most outstanding 21st century cinema masterpieces. The real investigation of serial killer Zodiac, which terrorized northern California in the late 1960s and early 1970s, has led to a panoramic portrait of American life and culture over several decades. The focus is on three very different men – dedicated policeman David Toschi (Mark Ruffalo), eccentric journalist Paul Avery (Robert Downey Jr.) and cartoonist and amateur puzzle solver Robert Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhaal) – who can not shake her obsession with the case. As the years pass, and the truth remains stubbornly out of reach, all three will have to reckon with the possibility that justice will never be served.
During the day, Maureen (Kristen Stewart) personally shops for a celebrity in Paris who runs errands to procure designer clothing for her client. At night, she continues her quest to contact her recently deceased brother, who once promised to send her a message from the hereafter if he died first. It does not take long for Maureen to receive cryptic text messages from an unknown source she seems to know – but are they from her brother or someone among the living? The intriguing action lets you guess whether it's being followed or not, and this is one of the few thrillers to find a way to use cell phones to increase the isolation and paranoia of the main character (rather than just providing a simple way). They call for help.
Speaking of thrillers over cell phones, this film about a common guy (Chris Evans) intercepting a call from a kidnapped woman (Kim Basinger) and trying to rescue her feels like his plot is backward been developed to show every feature that came with a top-of-the-line cellphone in 2004 (Whoa, can you make a video on this thing ?!). As such, it already plays like a piece from the entire period, but it's also the sort of thing you'd expect to suck on the base cable during a lazy Sunday of a decade. (Do not act like you're too good, Netflix addicts.)
The Hurt Locker
Unlike most Hollywood movies about the Iraq war and the war on terror during the Aughts The Hurt Locker is a largely apolitical character study that deals less with the consequences of the conflict than with the type of person who is able to deal with their atmosphere of constant danger. Jeremy Renner portrays Sgt in his breakout role, William James, an expert in bomb disposal who becomes addicted to the adrenaline rush of life in the war zone.
The film won the Oscar for Best Picture as well as Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow – the first and so far only woman to win the award.
No Country for Old Men
Javier Bardem won a richly deserved Oscar for his performance as Anton Chigurh, one of cinema's most frightening boogeyman. He's an extremely amoral assassin hunting for a small fortune in drug money, and his persecution causes him to cross with a handful of Texas aborigines who have no idea what they're up to.
The adaptation of the Coen brothers to Cormac McCarthy's novel begins as a nerve-wracking thriller and slowly becomes a weary meditation on the cost of confronting true evil in a seemingly indifferent universe. Robert
[Robert De Niro] and Al Pacino. In a Cops Vs. Rogue Kriminalepos. Directed by Michael Mann, pretty much the modern master of soulful, intelligent crime thrillers. What else you need to know before you press play?
Seriously, heat is three of the best hours you can spend on Netflix. It feels like a period of prestige television is being distilled into a no-filler movie, a methodical raiding film that expands the scope for exploring the impact of the characters' actions on their family and loved ones to influence. Oh yes, and its central sequence is one of the biggest shootouts in film history. Just about every thriller about how bulls and criminals resemble differs from this classic. Do not accept substitutions.
The Director of the Visionary Movement, Gareth Evans (The Raid: Redemption), changes for this 1905 piece to a disappointed Christian missionary (a crazy Dan Stevens) who goes to a Welsh island to find his disappeared Sister There he infiltrates a religious cult that has taken control of the island, and discovers that they hide some dark secrets (though there was indeed a secret cult in a movie that was not good? ).
It's a bit disappointing that the film's conclusion leaves exploring life in a cult in favor of a more generic, more supernatural confrontation between hero and villain, but at least there are a lot of shocks and gripping odds along the way.
I do not feel at home in this world
Finally, we can refer to a movie hero : Ruth (Melanie Lynskey) is a nurse who is tired and tired of living in a world where Assholes ruin everything and nobody has the courage to stop them. When her laptop is stolen in a house burglary, she decides that she has had enough and takes matters into her own hands by finding and confronting the thieves with the help of her comic, karate-obsessed neighbor, Elijah Wood.
Thus begins a grim, comical odyssey into a criminal underworld with very low pensions, with Ruth acting as a frankly angry avenger, ready to confront the worst tricks of society and champion human decency.
] All four feature films by director Jeremy Saulnier, more or less the reigning champion of low-budget thrillers, are currently available on Netflix. We recommend starting with Blue Ruin, his 2013 breakout film, which focuses on a vagabond named Dwight (Macon Blair), seeking revenge for the murder of his parents after the murderer is released from prison prematurely , Saulnier takes an apparently seemingly simple revenge thriller and transforms him into an almost Kafkaesque tragicomedy about the impossibility of finding satisfaction through violence.
Saulnier's next film, Green Room of 2015, is one of the best, which "caught" in a single place "thriller made.A punk band that forfeits their luck makes the mistake of making a bar Playing in rural Oregon, which is also a home base for a neo-Nazi gang, when they accidentally witness a murder, the neo-Nazis (led by Patrick Stewart!) arrest you as a hostage in the back room in front of the green room and force the group The film does a great job of steadily increasing the tension, while the band's attempts to outwit its kidnappers eventually turn into a fight to the death.
Hold the Dark
How many promising ones Filmmaker Saulnier was only able to jump from low-budget aspirations to a greater extent at a time when Netflix offered to fund his next film (da the mid-budget category virtually no longer exists in most Hollywood studios). Jeffrey Wright plays a role as a renowned naturalist who was called to a small village in Alaska to investigate a series of disappearances of children that could be the result of wolf attacks. As is usual with Saulnier, this basic configuration is just the tip of the iceberg for a story about the dark and animalistic impulses that lie at the heart of humanity.
The feature debut of director Rian Johnson (now known as Star Wars: The Last Jedi) is a shockingly effective mashup of film noir and high school drama Through a fantastic performance by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as a younger teenager who investigates the murder of his murderer's ex-girlfriend, Gordon-Levitt is able to sell the skilful, hard-nosed dialogue of the movie (Sample Line, though his character I've got all five senses, I slept last night, which brings me to the point of six of you. ") and Johnson knots skilfully growing bereaved into a conspiracy over a secret Drug Ring.
Hell or High Water
Two brothers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster) are robbing banks in Texas in this neo-western that offers the thrill you would expect from a raid movie but also serves as a portrait of people who can not cope in the small American town. As the duo tries to stay in front of the nasty Texas Ranger (Jeff Bridges) who hunts them, both the rogue and the law have to navigate a changing world in which economic desperation has to bridge the gap between the haves and the haves. Nots enlarged.
The Hateful Eight
Quentin Tarantino's most recent film – a Western thriller with a locked room about a group of dodgy strangers (more than eight, oddly enough) in a stagecoach lodge just after the end of the Civil War in Wyoming snow was one of his messiest works. The solution to some of their secrets feels like a scam, and it's never clear what the movie is trying to say about racial prejudice, as the characters first sew together and then come together in new alliances. But even though The Hateful Eight resists any simple interpretation, Tarantino's Sterling Dialogue and tense filmmaking ensure that its long, slow setup will captivate you to an apocalyptic balance. The movie is older than Star Wars – The Third Man is one of only three -documentary features from the entire decade of the 40s. But do not let Netflix's endless fireworks of new shows distract you from this 70 year old masterpiece, a ruthless and heartbreaking film noir about what it takes to survive in a brutal world. Holly Martins, a pulp novelist, travels to Vienna after World War II to meet up with his old friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles), but he soon learns that Harry may be dead and definitely involved in some was shady shops. Holly decides to research and gets tangled up with Harry's friend Anna (Alida Valli) on the way, but the truth he discovers may be more than he can bear.
Ron Howard's 1995 Docudrama Recalls You do not always need informal violence or an intricate storyline to make a great thriller – sometimes true events are more than enough. Tom Hanks puts the ensemble's cast in the headline and brings his Everyman relativity into this story of a space mission that's terribly wrong, forcing both the astronauts and the NASA ground crew to work around the clock while they do solve one disaster after another. But the actual MVP is Howard, whose commitment to technical precision and practical filmmaking (the weightlessness of the astronauts was achieved by shooting in an airplane during controlled dives of 25 seconds) that Apollo 13 conveys a sense of reality that CGI could never achieve.
This sprawling neo-noir film, adapted by Curtis Hanson based on the eponymous novel by James Ellroy, paints an unforgettable picture of sin and corruption in Los Angeles in the 1950s. Three police officers (Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, and Kevin Spacey) investigate cases involving a massacre in a café, heroin trading, and girls who look like movie stars, and only slowly discover that all these crimes are from the same Tentacled conspiracy – one that refers directly to their own police department. This top-notch thriller won an Oscar for Kim Basinger, winning both Crowe and Pearce, and is one of the few modern noirs who actually want to deal with the past instead of just cheap nostalgia or old fashioned dressing.
This weird little gem of a movie, a mix of thriller, western and absurd comedy, feels like the bizarre love child of Sergio Leone and Wes Anderson. Michael Fassbender plays the lead role as Silas, a bounty hunter who drives like Clint Eastwood's Man With No Name through the Old West. He soon becomes the protector of a young Scottish nobleman (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who is deeply moved by the Wild West's dog meat world, and whose growing friendship ultimately triggers the limits of Silas' heartless aloneness.
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