Intense Thrillersby Gymnopedies | created - 12 Jun 2018 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
Thriller is a broad genre of literature, film and television, having numerous subgenres. Thrillers are characterized and defined by the moods they elicit, giving viewers heightened feelings of suspense, excitement, surprise, anticipation and anxiety.
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1. Intensity (1997 TV Movie)
186 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Chyna Shepherd is a twenty-six-year-old psychology student who survived an extremely troubled past. While visiting Laura Templeton's house, a farm in the Napa Valley, a serial killer named ... See full summary »
2. Cape Fear (1991)
R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller
A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.
Votes: 160,520 | Gross: $79.10M
3. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
Votes: 1,184,498 | Gross: $130.74M
4. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)
R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
In an abandoned house in Poughkeepsie, New York murder investigators uncover hundreds of tapes showing decades of a serial killer's work.
5. The Girl Next Door (2007)
R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Follows the unspeakable torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime.
7. The Last Horror Movie (2003)
R | 80 min | Horror, Thriller
A serial killer uses a horror video rental to lure his next victim. What begins as a teen slasher transforms into a disturbing journey through the mind of Max Parry, a mild mannered wedding photographer with a taste for human flesh.
9. In a Glass Cage (1986)
Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Horror
A former nazi child-killer is confined in an iron lung inside an old mansion after a suicide attempt. His wife hires him a full-time carer, a mysterious young man who is driven slowly mad by the old man's disturbing past.
10. Mansion of the Doomed (1976)
R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller
An insane surgeon finds himself up to his armpits in eyeballs after guilt prompts him to begin removing the eyes of abducted people in hopes of performing transplants on his daughter who ... See full summary »
11. Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (1974)
R | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A deranged rural farmer becomes a grave robber and murderer after the death of his possessive mother, whose corpse he keeps, among others, as his companion in a decaying farmhouse.
12. Frozen (I) (2010)
R | 93 min | Drama, Thriller
Three skiers stranded on a chairlift are forced to make life-or-death choices, which prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Votes: 64,192 | Gross: $0.24M
13. The House That Jack Built (2018)
R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman.
Votes: 46,566 | Gross: $0.09M
14. Confessions of a Serial Killer (1985)
R | 89 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
After being arrested, a Texas man begins confessing to the brutal murder of over 200 women. He recounts his random selection of victims and his traveling companions, his friend and friend's... See full summary »
19. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
R | 110 min | Drama, Thriller
After her humiliated husband kills himself, an embittered pregnant widow loses her child, and embarks on a mission of vengeance against a woman and her family.
Votes: 35,903 | Gross: $88.04M
21. Benny's Video (1992)
Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama
A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents.
23. Rampage (1987)
R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller
Liberal district attorney decides to seek the death penalty for a man who slaughtered a family at Christmastime, then drank their blood. He escapes, though, and starts killing again.
Votes: 1,852 | Gross: $0.80M
26. Internal Affairs (1990)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An Internal Affairs agent becomes obsessed with bringing down a cop who has managed to maintain a spotless reputation despite being involved in a web of corruption.
Votes: 16,320 | Gross: $27.73M
27. Malice (1993)
R | 107 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches art, Andy's a college dean. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know all" doctor.
Votes: 21,492 | Gross: $46.04M
28. Blackout (1985)
100 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a... See full summary »
29. Fear (1990)
R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller
Psychic Cayce Bridges helps police solve murders by mentally linking with the murderer. Then she discovers a murderer with the same talent - who wants to share the fear of his victims with ... See full summary »
30. The Evictors (1979)
PG | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A young couple, just married, rents a house in a village in Louisiana. But they are not welcome because the inhabitants of the village look upon them with distrust. Meanwhile, in the house ... See full summary »
33. Mute Witness (1995)
R | 95 min | Crime, Thriller
A mute make-up artist working on a slasher movie being shot in Moscow, is locked in the studio after hours. While there, she witnesses a brutal murder, and must escape capture.
Votes: 5,079 | Gross: $1.20M
36. Stalking Laura (1993 TV Movie)
92 min | Crime, Drama, History
A beautiful young computer technician starting off her career in Silicon Valley during the Eighties, is stalked and harassed by a nerdy, dangerous and mentally-unstable colleague with a twisted obsession.
37. The Believers (1987)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A New York psychiatrist finds that a brujería-inspired cult, which believes in child sacrifice, has a keen interest in his own son.
Votes: 5,773 | Gross: $18.75M
38. Buried (2010)
R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Votes: 143,154 | Gross: $1.03M
39. The Collector (I) (2009)
R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller
Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Votes: 54,615 | Gross: $7.71M
40. Hounds of Love (2016)
Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive.