My Favorite Drama/Thriller Movies

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1.
No Country for Old Men (2007)
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Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande. (122 mins.)
 
2.
Nothing But the Truth (2008)
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In Washington, D.C., a female reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source. (108 mins.)
Director: Rod Lurie
 
3.
Changeling (2008)
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A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child. (141 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
4.
Gravity (2013)
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Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident which leaves them alone in space. (91 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
5.
Training Day (2001)
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On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the LAPD with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be. (122 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
 
6.
Bridge of Spies (2015)
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During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers. (142 mins.)
 
7.
Munich (2005)
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Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day. (164 mins.)
 
8.
The Hurt Locker (2008)
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During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work. (131 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
 
9.
Snowden (2016)
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The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press. (134 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
10.
We Own the Night (2007)
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A New York City nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hit men. (117 mins.)
Director: James Gray
 
11.
Unknown (2011)
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A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is. (113 mins.)
 
12.
Hanna (2011)
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A sixteen-year-old girl who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives. (111 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
 
13.
The Ghost Writer (2010)
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A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy. (128 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
14.
Layer Cake (2004)
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A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early retirement. (105 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
 
15.
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
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Mick Haller is a defense lawyer who works out of his Lincoln. When a wealthy Realtor is accused of assaulting a prostitute... (118 mins.)
Director: Brad Furman
 
16.
Breach (2007)
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FBI upstart Eric O'Neill enters into a power game with his boss, Robert Hanssen, an agent who was put on trial for selling secrets to the Soviet Union. (110 mins.)
Director: Billy Ray
 
17.
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
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A dramatization of the disaster back in April 2010, when the offshore drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon created a giant explosion, which created the worst oil spill in American history. (107 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
 
18.
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
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The affair between a politician and a contemporary dancer is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart. (106 mins.)
Director: George Nolfi
 
19.
Trust (2010)
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A teenage girl is targeted by an online sexual predator. (106 mins.)
Director: David Schwimmer
 
20.
Lord of War (2005)
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An arms dealer confronts the morality of his work as he is being chased by an Interpol agent. (122 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
 
21.
Brothers (2009)
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A young man comforts his older brother's wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan. (105 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
 
22.
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
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A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. (122 mins.)
Director: Anton Corbijn
 
23.
John Q (2002)
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John Quincy Archibald takes a hospital emergency room hostage when his insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant. (116 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
 
24.
The Truth About Emanuel (2013)
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A troubled girl becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor, who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. (95 mins.)
 
25.
Contagion (2011)
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Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure. (106 mins.)
 
26.
Sherlock (2010 TV Series)
Episode: The Abominable Bride (2016)
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves in 1890s London in this Christmas special. (88 mins.)
 
27.
Patriots Day (2016)
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The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible. (133 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
 
28.
Argo (2012)
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Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. (120 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
 
29.
The Air I Breathe (2007)
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A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star falls prey to a crime boss; a doctor must save the love of his life. (95 mins.)
Director: Jieho Lee
 
30.
Panic Room (2002)
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A divorced woman and her diabetic daughter take refuge in their newly-purchased house's safe room, when three men break-in, searching for a missing fortune. (112 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
31.
The Interpreter (2005)
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Political intrigue and deception unfold inside the United Nations, where a U.S. Secret Service agent is assigned to investigate an interpreter who overhears an assassination plot. (128 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
32.
Imperium (2016)
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A young FBI agent, eager to prove himself in the field, goes undercover as a white supremacist. (109 mins.)
Director: Daniel Ragussis
 
33.
Contraband (2012)
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To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills. (109 mins.)
 
34.
Blitz (2011)
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A tough cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers. (97 mins.)
Director: Elliott Lester
 
35.
The Perfect Host (2010)
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An on-the-run convict looking for temporary cover finds it at the house of a very colorful character. (93 mins.)
Director: Nick Tomnay
 
36.
Fair Game (2010)
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CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration. (108 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
 
37.
Snitch (2013)
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A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son, who was imprisoned after being set up in a drug deal. (112 mins.)
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
 
38.
The Brave One (2007)
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Struggling to recover emotionally from a brutal assault that killed her fiancé and left her in a coma, a radio personality begins a quest for vengeance against the perpetrators that leaves a bloody trail across New York City. (122 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
39.
The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
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A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie. (111 mins.)
Director: Colm McCarthy
 
40.
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
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A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity. (149 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
41.
Red Eye (2005)
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A woman is kidnapped by a stranger on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father, she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in offing a politician. (85 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
42.
The Experiment (2010)
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26 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control. (96 mins.)
 
43.
13 (2010)
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A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men. (91 mins.)
Director: Géla Babluani
 
44.
The Two Faces of January (2014)
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A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who flee Athens after one of them is caught up in the death of a private detective. (96 mins.)
Director: Hossein Amini
 
45.
Victor Frankenstein (2015)
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Told from Igor's perspective, we see the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man - and the legend - we know today. (110 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
 
46.
Coriolanus (2011)
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A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city. (123 mins.)
Director: Ralph Fiennes
 
47.
Transsiberian (2008)
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A Trans-Siberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers. (111 mins.)
Director: Brad Anderson
 
48.
Sound of My Voice (2011)
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Two documentary filmmakers attempt to penetrate a cult who worships a woman who claims to be from the future. (85 mins.)
Director: Zal Batmanglij
 
49.
Out of Time (2003)
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A Florida police chief must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion. (105 mins.)
Director: Carl Franklin
 
50.
Derailed (2005)
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When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, the two must turn the tables on him to save their families. (108 mins.)
 
51.
Killshot (2008)
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Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an "incident". Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic young upstart killer. The ensuing struggle will test Carmen to the limit. (95 mins.)
Director: John Madden
 
52.
Hours (2013)
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A father struggles to keep his infant daughter alive in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. (97 mins.)
Director: Eric Heisserer
 
53.
Frozen (2010)
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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. (93 mins.)
Director: Adam Green
 
54.
Peacock (2010)
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A train accident in rural Nebraska gradually unveils a mystery involving the town's bank clerk. (90 mins.)
Director: Michael Lander
 
55.
Breaking and Entering (2006)
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A landscape architect's dealings with a young thief cause him to re-evaluate his life. (120 mins.)
 
56.
The Missing (2003)
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In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo. (137 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
57.
The Day (2011)
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A group of five people working to stay alive in a post-apocalyptic future discover what they think is a safe, abandoned farmhouse, but they soon find themselves fighting to stay alive as a gang of bloodthirsty predators attack. (87 mins.)
 
58.
Edison (2005)
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Upon discovering a den of corrupt policemen, a fresh-faced journalist makes shaky allies in a jaded reporter and investigator for a powerful district attorney. (99 mins.)
Director: David J. Burke
 
59.
Wrecked (2010)
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A man trapped in a car wreck at the bottom of a ravine must overcome incredible odds to survive. (91 mins.)
 
60.
Stone (2010)
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A convicted arsonist looks to manipulate a parole officer into a plan to secure his parole by placing his beautiful wife in the lawman's path. (105 mins.)
Director: John Curran
 
61.
Stolen (2012)
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A former thief frantically searches for his missing daughter, who has been kidnapped and locked in the trunk of a taxi. (96 mins.)
Director: Simon West
 
62.
Fire with Fire (2012)
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A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against, after being held up at a local convenience store, threatens him. (97 mins.)
Director: David Barrett
 
63.
Assault on Wall Street (2013)
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Jim, an average New Yorker, lives with a sick but loving wife. Suddenly, everything changes when the economy crashes and causes him to lose everything. Filled with anger and rage, Jim goes to seek revenge for the life taken from him. (99 mins.)
Director: Uwe Boll
 
64.
Vehicle 19 (2013)
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In Johannesburg, an American parole breaker unknowingly picks up a rental car that will tie him to a web of corrupt local police. (82 mins.)
 
65.
Reclaim (2014)
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A desperate American couple discovers all is not what it seems when they uncover a high-stakes underground scam while traveling abroad. To expose the truth and get back to the U.S., they must risk their lives to save their daughter. (96 mins.)
Director: Alan White