Thrillers 1910-1979

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1. Night Moves (1975)

R | 100 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

82 Metascore

Los Angeles private investigator Harry Moseby is hired by a client to find her runaway teenage daughter. Moseby tracks the daughter down, only to stumble upon something much more intriguing and sinister.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Edward Binns, Harris Yulin

Votes: 10,885

2. In the Name of Love (1973)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

An Italian official decides to take it upon himself to free his wife after she's taken hostage by ruthless criminals.

Director: Sergio Sollima | Stars: Oliver Reed, Fabio Testi, Paola Pitagora, Agostina Belli

Votes: 1,506

3. Who? (1974)

PG | 93 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

After an American scientist is severely injured and scarred in a car crash along the border with East Germany, he is captured by East German military. The scientists use metal implants to save him. Once he's back in the States, no one can tell if it's really him, so an intelligence specialist must determine who is under the "mask".

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Elliott Gould, Trevor Howard, Joseph Bova, Edward Grover

Votes: 518

4. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

75 Metascore

A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy

Votes: 47,036 | Gross: $4.05M

5. Dead Ringer (1964)

Unrated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

66 Metascore

The working-class twin sister of a callous, wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes her identity. But impersonating her dead twin is more complicated and risky than she anticipated.

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Bette Davis, Karl Malden, Peter Lawford, Philip Carey

Votes: 4,438

6. Capricorn One (1977)

PG | 123 min | Action, Thriller

A NASA Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro, Sam Waterston

Votes: 19,202

7. See No Evil (1971)

GP | 89 min | Mystery, Thriller

A young blind woman is pursued by a maniac while staying with family in their country manor.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Mia Farrow, Dorothy Alison, Robin Bailey, Diane Grayson

Votes: 2,654

8. Hardcore (1979)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in California's porno pits.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley, Dick Sargent

Votes: 7,941

9. The Human Factor (1979)

R | 115 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

When a leak of information in the African Section of British Intelligence is discovered, security man Daintry is brought in to investigate.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Nicol Williamson, Derek Jacobi, Joop Doderer

Votes: 1,051

10. The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Two fishermen pick up a psychotic escaped convict who tells them that he intends to murder them when the ride is over.

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman, José Torvay

Votes: 6,479

11. Chinatown (1974)

R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

92 Metascore

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

Votes: 276,404 | Gross: $29.20M

12. Strangers on a Train (1951)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

88 Metascore

A psychopath forces a tennis star to comply with his theory that two strangers can get away with murder.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll

Votes: 117,529 | Gross: $7.63M

13. The Driller Killer (1979)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Abel Ferrara, Carolyn Marz, Baybi Day, Harry Schultz

Votes: 6,167

14. Sleuth (1972)

PG | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Alec Cawthorne, John Matthews

Votes: 42,971

15. Targets (1968)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

An elderly horror film star, while making a personal appearance at a drive-in theatre, confronts a psychotic Vietnam War veteran who has turned into a mass-murdering sniper.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Tim O'Kelly, Boris Karloff, Nancy Hsueh, James Brown

Votes: 7,428

16. The Birthday Party (1968)

G | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The down-at-heel lodger in a seaside boarding house is menaced by two mysterious strangers, who eventually take him away.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Robert Shaw, Patrick Magee, Sydney Tafler, Dandy Nichols

Votes: 660

17. And Justice for All (1979)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

58 Metascore

A lawyer is forced to defend a guilty judge, while defending other innocent clients, and trying to find punishment for the guilty and provide justice for the innocent.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Al Pacino, Jack Warden, John Forsythe, Lee Strasberg

Votes: 28,756

18. The Narrow Margin (1952)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A woman planning to testify against the mob must be protected against their assassins on the train trip from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor, Jacqueline White, Queenie Leonard

Votes: 6,571

19. Brainstorm (1965)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

Scientist Jim Grayam saves his boss' wife from suicide but falls in-love with her and plots to kill her husband by pretending to be criminally insane.

Director: William Conrad | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Dana Andrews, Anne Francis, Viveca Lindfors

Votes: 470

20. Dead Cert (1974)

Not Rated | 99 min | Thriller, Drama

As a surprise, two horse owners decide to ride their animals in a steeplechase. But Bill Davidson's (Ian Hogg's) horse "Admiral" behaves weirdly, and falls hard after an obstacle. Bill dies... See full summary »

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Scott Antony, Judi Dench, Michael Williams, Nina Thomas

Votes: 163

21. The Spiral Staircase (1975)

89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Helen has been incapable of speech since seeing her husband die - will she become the target of a deranged serial killer targeting disabled people?

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Christopher Plummer, John Phillip Law, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 364

22. The High Commissioner (1968)

Approved | 101 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

An Australian outback police detective is sent on a special assignment to the UK, to return an Australian citizen accused of murder. Only this is not an ordinary man, he is a UN high commissioner for peace talks taking place in London.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Rod Taylor, Christopher Plummer, Lilli Palmer, Camilla Sparv

Votes: 485

23. The Assignment (1977)

95 min | Thriller

A Swedish diplomat travels to a civil war in a Latin American country. His mission is to mediate between the two extremist groups.

Director: Mats Arehn | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Thomas Hellberg, Carolyn Seymour, Fernando Rey

Votes: 67

24. The Disappearance (1977)

100 min | Drama, Thriller

Thriller about a contract killer whose wife has disappeared. When he is hired by an international organization to carry out a "shy" or hit, he suspects they are connected with her disappearance.

Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Francine Racette, David Hemmings, John Hurt

Votes: 380

25. The Domino Principle (1977)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

A Vietnam War veteran, imprisoned for murder, is offered his freedom if he accepts to undertake a contract killing for a shady organization.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, Richard Widmark, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 1,925

26. Outrage (1973 TV Movie)

74 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

One man decides to wage war against a gang of teenage punks besieging an affluent California community. Based on a true incident.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Robert Culp, Marlyn Mason, Beah Richards, Jacqueline Scott

Votes: 270

27. Play Misty for Me (1971)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

78 Metascore

The life of a disc jockey is turned upside down after a romantic encounter with an obsessed fan.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch

Votes: 24,073 | Gross: $11.80M

28. The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (1971)

Not Rated | 95 min | Mystery, Thriller

The Case of the Scorpion's Tail begins with the mysterious death of a millionaire and spirals into the murder of his suddenly rich wife, which draws the attention of a dogged investigator, who follows a trail of blood to the bitter end.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: George Hilton, Anita Strindberg, Alberto de Mendoza, Janine Reynaud

Votes: 2,338

29. The Power (1968)

Unrated | 108 min | Thriller, Sci-Fi

One by one members of a special project team are being killed by telekinesis - the ability to move things with the power of the mind alone. The race is to determine which of the remaining team members is the murderer and how to stop them.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: George Hamilton, Suzanne Pleshette, Richard Carlson, Yvonne De Carlo

Votes: 1,280

30. X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)

Not Rated | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A doctor uses special eye drops to give himself x-ray vision, but the new power has disastrous consequences.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Ray Milland, Diana Van der Vlis, Harold J. Stone, John Hoyt

Votes: 5,720

31. Cape Fear (1962)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

A lawyer's family is stalked by a man he once helped put in jail.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin

Votes: 24,701

32. The Ice House (1969)

X | 75 min | Horror, Thriller

A serial killer who works in an ice house murders women, then brings their bodies back to the ice house and stores them there. He also murders his identical twin brother, who is a policeman, and takes his place in the investigation.

Director: Stuart E. McGowan | Stars: David Story, Robert Story, Jim Davis, Scott Brady

Votes: 111

33. Footsteps in the Fog (1955)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

In early 1900s England, a maid tries to blackmail her master into romancing her when she discovers he murdered his wife.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Stewart Granger, Jean Simmons, Bill Travers, Belinda Lee

Votes: 1,542

34. Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

67 Metascore

Bizarre tale of sex, betrayal, and perversion at a military post.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Brian Keith, Julie Harris

Votes: 5,979

35. Highly Dangerous (1950)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Thriller

A British lady entomologist travels to a Balkan country to look into germ warfare trials using various bugs as carriers.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Dane Clark, Marius Goring, Naunton Wayne

Votes: 450

36. Greed (1924)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved.

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller

Votes: 8,543 | Gross: $0.16M

37. Le Boucher (1970)

GP | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Stéphane Audran, Jean Yanne, Antonio Passalia, Pascal Ferone

Votes: 7,179

38. Violent City (1970)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A hitman is double-crossed by his girlfriend and barely escapes a murder attempt. He then sets out to take his revenge on the woman and the gang boss who put her up to it.

Director: Sergio Sollima | Stars: Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas, Jill Ireland, Umberto Orsini

Votes: 2,112

39. Boom! (1968)

PG | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

Explores the confrontation between the woman who has everything, including emptiness, and a penniless poet who has nothing but the ability to fill a wealthy woman's needs.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Noël Coward, Joanna Shimkus

Votes: 1,275

40. Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

Approved | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

54 Metascore

The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift, Albert Dekker

Votes: 12,997 | Gross: $13.90M

41. Your Turn to Die (1967)

118 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

When Gordon Smash tries to get away with the loot from a successful diamond heist, his fellow conspirators shoot him in the back. Smash manages to get a clue to newspaper reporter Robert ... See full summary »

Director: Michele Lupo | Stars: Claudio Brook, Daniela Bianchi, Sydney Chaplin, Jess Hahn

Votes: 39

42. Code Name: Tiger (1964)

90 min | Thriller

A Turkish ambassador arrives in Paris to sign an important trade agreement, allowing Turkey to buy a sophisticated new war plane from France. Immediately he is the target of an assassin, and a special agent is assigned to protect him.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Roger Hanin, Maria Mauban, Daniela Bianchi, Roger Dumas

Votes: 175

43. Requiem for a Secret Agent (1966)

102 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A veteran US Secret Service agent must thwart the covert conspiracy of an enemy spy network that threatens the world's safety.

Director: Sergio Sollima | Stars: Stewart Granger, Daniela Bianchi, Peter van Eyck, Giulio Bosetti

Votes: 78

44. Seconds (1966)

R | 106 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller