Thrillers You will Never Forget

Movies I have watched that stuck with me. I have seen many others that I have forgotten all about but these I will remember for life!
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1.
Deadgirl (2008)
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Two high school boys discover an imprisoned woman in an abandoned mental asylum who cannot die. (101 mins.)
“ Never before story idea, shocking enough to stick with ya. ” - baddude567
 
2.
The Prestige (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After a tragic accident two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion whilst sacrificing everything they have to outwit the other. (130 mins.)
“ Clever story. I never totally figured it out until the end. Loved David Bowie as Tesla! Definitely not horror and maybe not thriller but I thought it needed to be on the list. ” - baddude567
 
3.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future. (49 mins.)
“ Watch season 1 episode 1 and I was hooked. ” - baddude567
 
4.
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A suburban American family is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization. (107 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
“ Perfect movie. Just the right amount of gore not to be corny. Ruby is the cutest mutant. ” - baddude567
 
5.
The Woman (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy. (101 mins.)
Director: Lucky McKee
“ The acting of the father was awesome and another story with a fresh idea. ” - baddude567
 
6.
Videodrome (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When he acquires a different kind of programming for his station, a sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a terrifying new reality. (87 mins.)
“ A story way ahead of its time. ” - baddude567
 
7.
El Topo (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western landscape encountering multiple bizarre characters. (125 mins.)
“ The situation changes make it a thousand stories in one. ” - baddude567
 
8.
Case 39 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A social worker fights to save a girl from her abusive parents, only to discover that the situation is more dangerous than she ever expected. (109 mins.)
“ Awe how could they be mean to that sweet girl. ” - baddude567
 
9.
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead. (108 mins.)
“ Great Revenge movie! ” - baddude567
 
10.
The Shrine (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Two female journalists and a photographer travel to Europe to investigate a series of mysterious disappearances, only to find themselves embroiled in a struggle against a kind of evil they never expected. (85 mins.)
Director: Jon Knautz
“ Awesome twist which I didn't figure out beforehand. ” - baddude567
 
11.
Let Me In (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian. (116 mins.)
Director: Matt Reeves
“ Chloe Moretz is awesome. That reminds me I should put "KickAss" on the list. ” - baddude567
 
12.
Funny Games (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin. (111 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ Crazy story that breaks all movie rules. ” - baddude567
 
13.
Devil (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them. (80 mins.)
“ Another clever story, you don't see many these days. ” - baddude567
 
14.
The Hole (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter. (102 mins.)
Director: Nick Hamm
“ I can totally see a teenager in love doing this. ” - baddude567
 
15.
May (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her is sent into a murderous tailspin. (93 mins.)
Director: Lucky McKee
“ I love movies about strange people. Angela Bettis is awesome. I also loved her in Masters of Horror (TV series 2005– )
Sick Girl ” - baddude567
 
16.
Eden Lake (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences. (91 mins.)
Director: James Watkins
“ These are some bad kids! ” - baddude567
 
17.
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point. (99 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ Another clever story. Great ending! ” - baddude567
 
18.
The Ring (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it. (115 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ A young journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it. ” - baddude567
 
19.
Orphan (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be. (123 mins.)
“ A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be. ” - baddude567
 
20.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers. (98 mins.)
Director: Marcus Nispel
“ A group of friends passing through are stalked and hunted down by a deformed killer with a chainsaw in order to sustain his poor family who can only afford to eat what they kill. (98 mins.) ” - baddude567
 
21.
Shutter Island (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. (138 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Drama set in 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding nearby. ” - baddude567
 
22.
The Devil's Rejects (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The murderous, backwoods Firefly family take to the road to escape a vengeful police force which is not afraid of being as ruthless as their target. (107 mins.)
Director: Rob Zombie
“ In Ruggsville, Texas, the police under the command of Sheriff John Quincy Wydell attack the house of the sadistic serial killers Firefly family ” - baddude567
 
23.
The Collector (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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. (90 mins.)
Director: Marcus Dunstan
“ 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. ” - baddude567
 
24.
The Village (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A series of events tests the beliefs of a small isolated countryside village. (108 mins.)
“ Excellent!! Very clever! ” - baddude567
 
25.
The Last House on the Left (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics. (110 mins.)
Director: Dennis Iliadis
“ After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang led by a prison escapee unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging the parents of one of the victims -- a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics. ” - baddude567
 
26.
Hostel: Part II (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Three American college students studying abroad are lured to a Slovakian hostel, and discover the grim reality behind it. (94 mins.)
Director: Eli Roth
“ So much better than the first one. Three American college students studying abroad are lured to a Slovakian hostel, and discover the grim reality behind it. ” - baddude567
 
27.
The Tunnel (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An investigation into a government cover-up leads to a network of abandoned train tunnels deep beneath the heart of Sydney. As a journalist and her crew hunt for the story it quickly becomes clear the story is hunting them. (90 mins.)
Director: Carlo Ledesma
“ An investigation into a government cover-up leads to a network of abandoned train tunnels deep beneath the heart of Sydney. As a journalist and her crew hunt for the story it quickly becomes clear the story is hunting them. ” - baddude567
 
28.
Frailty (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions led to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons." (100 mins.)
Director: Bill Paxton
“ A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons." ” - baddude567
 
29.
The Children (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A relaxing Christmas vacation turns into a terrifying fight for survival as the children begin to turn on their parents. (84 mins.)
Director: Tom Shankland
“ A relaxing Christmas vacation turns into a terrifying fight for survival as the children begin to turn on their parents ” - baddude567
 
30.
Stake Land (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In a world of vampires, an expert vampire hunter and his young protégé travel toward sanctuary. (98 mins.)
Director: Jim Mickle
“ Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster... ” - baddude567
 
31.
Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A homeless vigilante blows away crooked cops, pedophile Santas, and other scumbags with his trusty pump-action shotgun. (86 mins.)
Director: Jason Eisener
“ A homeless vigilante blows away crooked cops, pedophile Santas, and other scumbags with his trusty pump-action shotgun. ” - baddude567
 
32.
The Last Exorcism (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew. (87 mins.)
Director: Daniel Stamm
“ A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew ” - baddude567
 
33.
The Ruins (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist, embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle where something evil lives among the ruins. (90 mins.)
Director: Carter Smith
“ A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins. ” - baddude567
 
34.
The Fourth Kind (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up. (98 mins.)
“ A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up ” - baddude567
 
35.
Babel (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families. (143 mins.)
 
36.
Memento (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle. (113 mins.)
 
37.
The Woods (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her estranged parents. (91 mins.)
Director: Lucky McKee
 
38.
Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Bubby has spent thirty years trapped in the same small room, tricked by his mother. One day, he manages to escape, and, deranged and naive in equal measures, his adventure into the modern and nihilistic life begins. (114 mins.)
Director: Rolf de Heer
“ Not scary, just strange. But very good ” - baddude567
 
39.
The Girl Next Door (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Based on the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name, The Girl Next Door 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. (91 mins.)
“ Crazy! You will never forget it ” - baddude567
 
40.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while a forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years. (57 mins.)
“ THE BEST! ” - baddude567
 
41.
Mama (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young couple take in their 2 nieces only to suspect that a supernatural spirit named Mama has latched itself to their family. (100 mins.)
Director: Andy Muschietti
 
42.
Eastern Promises (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family. (100 mins.)
 
43.
Rectify (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Daniel Holden must put his life back together after serving 19 years on Georgia's Death Row before DNA evidence calls his conviction into question. (60 mins.)
 
44.
Django Unchained (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. (165 mins.)
 
45.
Bates Motel (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A contemporary prequel to Psycho, giving a portrayal of how Norman Bates' psyche unravels through his teenage years, and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is. (45 mins.)
 
46.
Dexter (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers. (53 mins.)