Good thriller/drama movies you might not have seen

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1.
A Murder of Crows (1998)
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A disbarred lawyer takes credit for a late friend's book, which becomes a smash hit but the tables turn on him sooner than he suspected. (102 mins.)
 
2.
The Guilty (2000)
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A young person gets hired to kill someone completely unknown, by someone equally unknown. Or is that true? Nothing is what it seems. (108 mins.)
Director: Anthony Waller
 
3.
The Assignment (1997)
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An American naval officer is recruited for an operation to eliminate his lookalike, the infamous terrorist Carlos The Jackal. (119 mins.)
 
4.
Shoot to Kill (1988)
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Sidney Poitier returned to the big screen in this action-thriller, after a decade-long absence. When... (110 mins.)
 
5.
White Sands (1992)
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A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates... (101 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
 
6.
The Bedroom Window (1987)
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Terry is having an affair with his boss' wife Sylvia. One night after an office party they are together... (112 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
 
7.
Malice (1993)
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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. (107 mins.)
Director: Harold Becker
 
8.
Shattered (1991)
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Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith... (98 mins.)
 
9.
An Innocent Man (1989)
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Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house... (113 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
 
10.
Night Crossing (1982)
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Two men want to escape from East Germany (under Communist rule) but they will only go if they can take their families with them. Based on a true story. (105 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
 
11.
The Morning After (1986)
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A woman wakes up next to a murdered man. Did she do it herself, and if not, is she in danger herself? (103 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
12.
Extreme Measures (1996)
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Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts... (118 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
13.
One Eight Seven (1997)
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After surviving a brutal attack (Instrument used was a board with nails in it) by a student, teacher Trevor Garfield moves from New York to Los Angeles. (119 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
 
14.
Kill Me Again (1989)
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A young detective becomes involved with a beautiful woman on the run from the mob and her psychopath boyfriend. (94 mins.)
Director: John Dahl
 
15.
Escape: Human Cargo (1998 TV Movie)
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An American entrepreneur is closing a deal in Saudi Arabia in 1977. After a fallout with his influential Saudi partners, they have him arrested. Due to the US policy of noninterference in SA, the embassy won't help him. He must escape. (107 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
16.
Red Rock West (1993)
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When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife... (98 mins.)
Director: John Dahl
 
17.
Jack's Back (1988)
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A serial killer in Los Angeles celebrates Jack the Ripper's 100th birthday by committing similar murders. (97 mins.)
 
18.
The Fourth Protocol (1987)
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John Preston is a British agent with the task of preventing the Russians detonating a nuclear explosion next to an American base in the UK. The Russians are hoping this will shatter the 'special relationship' between the two countries. (119 mins.)
Director: John Mackenzie
 
19.
Body Double (1984)
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A young actor's obsession with spying on a beautiful woman who lives nearby leads to a baffling series of events with drastic consequences. (114 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
20.
Sea of Love (1989)
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A detective investigating a series of murders becomes involved with a woman who may be the culprit. (113 mins.)
Director: Harold Becker
 
21.
Jagged Edge (1985)
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San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack... (108 mins.)
 
22.
Ripley Under Ground (2005)
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After his friend, a hot young artist, is killed, a resourceful American man living in London covers... (101 mins.)
 
23.
3 A.M. (2001)
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The feature film directing debut of Spike Lee protege Lee Davis takes the viewer into the world of taxi drivers... (92 mins.)
Director: Lee Davis
 
24.
City by the Sea (2002)
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Vincent Lamarca, whose father was executed for a 1950s kidnapping of a child, grew up to become a police officer, only to see his own son become a murderer. (108 mins.)
 
25.
Knight Moves (1992)
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A chess grandmaster is in a big tournament, and when his lover is found painted up and the blood drained out of her body he becomes a chief suspect... (108 mins.)
Director: Carl Schenkel
 
26.
Emmett's Mark (2002)
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In order to avoid the debilitating effects of a terminal illness, a young detective orders a hit on himself. (104 mins.)
Director: Keith Snyder
 
27.
Suddenly (1954)
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In the city of Suddenly, three gangsters trap the Benson family in their own house, on the top of a hill nearby the railroad station, with the intention of killing the president of the USA. (75 mins.)
Director: Lewis Allen