Non US Best Thrillersby franck-bronte | created - 07 Aug 2011 | updated - 06 Sep 2011 | Public
Thrilling stories and solid screenplays from Spain, Sweden, UK...
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1. Celda 211 (2009)
113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot -- the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal.
2. A-i-deul... (2011)
132 min | Crime, Thriller
The film is based on a true case from the early 1990s that is known among Koreans as the "disappearance of the frog children." In 1991, five elementary school students told their parents ... See full summary »
South Korea (aka Children)
3. Fuk sau che chi sei (2010)
90 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Kit is a young man hunted by the police after a series of murders. A mystery unravels and out comes a story about revenge.
China (aka Revenge: A Love Story)
Freakin die hard scene there ^^. Graphic, art direction, music and sound design are aweome. Collector!
4. Just Another Love Story (2007)
Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Life in the suburbs as a father of two has worn down Jonas. When a victim of a car crash mistakes him for her boyfriend Sebastian, things take a very dramatic turn as the line between truth and deception is erased.
Votes: 4,226 | Gross: $0.05M
5. Secuestrados (2010)
Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Thriller
Three hooded Eastern-European criminals burst into a home in a Madrid gated community, holding the family hostage in its own home, and forcing the father to empty his credit cards.
6. Memories of Murder (2003)
Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In a small Korean province in 1986, three detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit.
Votes: 84,512 | Gross: $0.01M
South Korea (aka Memories of Murder)
7. The Man from Nowhere (2010)
R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A quiet pawnshop keeper with a violent past takes on a drug-and-organ trafficking ring in hope of saving the child who is his only friend.
Votes: 50,310 | Gross: $0.01M
South Korea (aka The Man from Nowhere)
8. Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A rookie Yorkshire journalist sets out to solve the case of a child murderer.
9. Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A team of investigators attempt to stop a serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper from claiming his next victim, but uncover something far more terrifying.
Votes: 7,283 | Gross: $0.15M
10. Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1983 (2009 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Plagued by guilt, a corrupt police official attempts to solve the case of a missing schoolgirl after seeing connections between her disappearance and a rash of prior abductions.
11. Tsumetai nettaigyo (2010)
Not Rated | 146 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
When Syamoto's teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps resolve the situation. The man and his wife offer to have Syamoto's troublesome daughter work at their ... See full summary »
Japan (aka Cold Fish)
12. Kokuhaku (2010)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Thriller
A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death.
Japan (aka Confessions)
13. Sin Nombre (2009)
R | 96 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
A Honduran young girl and a Mexican gangster are united in a journey across the American border.
Votes: 28,046 | Gross: $2.53M
14. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.
Votes: 71,830 | Gross: $0.10M
15. Hwanghae (2010)
R | 136 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A taxi driver goes on the run after an attempt to carry out a hit on a professor goes terribly awry.
South Korea (aka The Yellow Sea)
16. Snabba cash (2010)
R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When JW becomes a drug runner in order to maintain his double life, his fate becomes tied to two other men: Jorge, a fugitive on the run from both the Serbian mafia and the police, and mafia enforcer Mrado, who is on the hunt for Jorge.
Votes: 14,828 | Gross: $0.19M
Sweden (aka Snabba Cash)
17. Jar City (2006)
Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A murder opens up a bleak trail of long buried secrets and small town corruption for a worn out police detective and his squad.
Iceland (aka Jar City)
18. In a Better World (2010)
R | 119 min | Drama, Romance
The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.
Votes: 35,093 | Gross: $1.01M
19. Brødre (2004)
R | 117 min | Drama, War
Two brothers must negotiate changing roles and shifting family dynamics when one is sent to war in Afghanistan.
Votes: 10,047 | Gross: $0.38M
Denmark (aka Brothers)
20. Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal (2010)
Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A woman subject to mental, physical, and sexual abuse on a remote island seeks a way out.
South Korea (aka Bedevilled)
21. I Saw the Devil (2010)
Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Drama, Horror
A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.
Votes: 84,647 | Gross: $0.13M
22. Point Blank (2010)
R | 81 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Samuel, a male nurse, saves the life of a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's wife hostage and force him to spring their boss.
Votes: 12,246 | Gross: $0.71M
23. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
R | 152 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years.
Votes: 188,312 | Gross: $10.10M
24. The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name.
Votes: 80,352 | Gross: $9.08M
25. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid experiences with the court.
Votes: 58,587 | Gross: $5.19M
26. Let the Right One In (2008)
R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.
Votes: 186,608 | Gross: $2.12M
27. Kynodontas (2009)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Thriller
Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.
Votes: 57,678 | Gross: $0.11M
28. Yôgisha X no kenshin (2008)
128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
It's another battle of the wits for the brilliant but eccentric physicist, Yukawa, and detective, Kaoru.
Japan (aka Suspect X)
29. Tête de turc (2010)
87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Several lives are changed after a teenager from a rough suburb throws a Molotov cocktail on a car, sending the doctor who was in it in a coma.
30. The Veteran (2011)
R | 98 min | Action, Thriller
A soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan uncovers a conspiracy involving the intelligence services and a gang of drug dealers.
31. Animal Kingdom (2010)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama
A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.
Votes: 49,307 | Gross: $1.04M
32. Naboer (2005)
Unrated | 75 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
John has just been left by his girlfriend Ingrid. That day he allows himself to be seduced into a mystical and scary world, where it is impossible to separate truth from the lies
Norway (aka Next Door)