****My Favorite Mystery/Thrillers***

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1.
Nine Dead (2010)
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Nine strangers are kidnapped and forced to figure out the connection they have to each other as one has to die every ten minutes. (98 mins.)
 
2.
8MM (1999)
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A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not. (123 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
3.
Primal Fear (1996)
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An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep. (129 mins.)
Director: Gregory Hoblit
 
4.
Exam (2009)
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The final eight candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test with one question. It seems simple yet confusing that soon, tensions begin to unravel. (101 mins.)
 
5.
The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)
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A rich man's daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father's money. (93 mins.)
Director: J Blakeson
 
6.
Se7en (1995)
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Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi. (127 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
7.
Misery (1990)
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After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse. (107 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
8.
Wait Until Dark (1967)
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A recently blinded woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroin-stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment. (108 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
 
9.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
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A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
10.
Dead of Winter (1987)
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A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot. (100 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
11.
Hider in the House (1989)
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A deranged man hides in the attic of a new house and becomes obsessed with the unsuspecting family that moves in. (104 mins.)
Director: Matthew Patrick
 
12.
Copycat (1995)
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An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past. (123 mins.)
Director: Jon Amiel
 
13.
Deceived (1991)
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A marriage that seemed perfect comes crashing down after the death of Jack Saunders, husband of Adrienne Saunders... (104 mins.)
Director: Damian Harris
 
14.
Stir of Echoes (1999)
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After being hypnotized by his sister in law, a man begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around him. (99 mins.)
Director: David Koepp
 
15.
Fallen (1998)
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Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style. (124 mins.)
Director: Gregory Hoblit
 
16.
Frailty (2001)
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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." (100 mins.)
Director: Bill Paxton
 
17.
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
 
18.
Unlawful Entry (1992)
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After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system... (117 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
 
19.
The Birds (1963)
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A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. (119 mins.)
 
20.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
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A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims. (118 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
21.
The Sixth Sense (1999)
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A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist. (107 mins.)
 
22.
Shutter Island (2010)
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In 1954, a U.S. marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. (138 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
23.
Very Bad Things (1998)
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A prostitute is killed during a bachelor party and the attendees turn on each other as the wedding approaches. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
 
24.
Taboo (2002)
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Six young adults struggle with their personal demons while staying at a secluded mansion during a dark and stormy night where a seemingly innocent game of 'taboo' brings out their inter-most secrets which soon leads to murder. (80 mins.)
Director: Max Makowski
 
25.
Lady in the Water (2006)
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Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world. (110 mins.)
 
26.
Unbreakable (2000)
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A man learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident. (106 mins.)
 
27.
Arlington Road (1999)
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A man begins to suspect his neighbors are not what they appear to be and their secrets could be deadly. (117 mins.)
Director: Mark Pellington
 
28.
Tangled (2001)
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A young man is found bruised, beaten and stumbling down a secluded road. As the police try to piece together what happened... (100 mins.)
Director: Jay Lowi
 
29.
Signs (2002)
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A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come. (106 mins.)
 
30.
Red (2008)
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A reclusive man sets out for justice and redemption when three troublesome teens kill his dog for no good reason. (93 mins.)
 
31.
Taking Lives (2004)
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An FBI profiler is called in by French Canadian police to catch a serial killer who takes on the identity of each new victim. (103 mins.)
Director: D.J. Caruso
 
32.
Running Scared (2006)
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A low-ranking thug is entrusted by his crime boss to dispose of a gun that killed corrupt cops, but things get out of control when the gun ends up in wrong hands. (122 mins.)
Director: Wayne Kramer
 
33.
Columbus Circle (2012)
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An heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation. (82 mins.)
Director: George Gallo
 
34.
ATM (2012)
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On a late night visit to an ATM, three co-workers end up in a desperate fight for their lives when they become trapped by an unknown man. (90 mins.)
Director: David Brooks
 
35.
Disturbia (2007)
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A teen living under house arrest becomes convinced his neighbor is a serial killer. (105 mins.)
Director: D.J. Caruso
 
36.
Hurt (2009)
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A recently widowed family is forced to move into their uncle's salvage yard, and soon after the arrival of a mysterious foster child, a family secret starts to threaten their lives. (97 mins.)
 
37.
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.)
 
38.
Manhunter (1986)
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Former FBI profiler Will Graham returns to service to pursue a deranged serial murderer named "the Tooth Fairy" by the media. (119 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
39.
Black Widow (1987)
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A federal investigator tracks down a gold digging woman who moves from husband to husband, kills them and collects the inheritance. (102 mins.)
Director: Bob Rafelson
 
40.
A Horrible Way to Die (2010)
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An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town. (87 mins.)
Director: Adam Wingard
 
41.
The Hidden Face (2011)
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A Spanish orchestra conductor deals with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend. (97 mins.)
Director: Andi Baiz
 
42.
The Usual Suspects (1995)
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A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which begin when five criminals meet at a seemingly random police lineup. (106 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
 
43.
What Lies Beneath (2000)
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The wife of a university research scientist believes that her lakeside Vermont home is haunted by a ghost - or that she is losing her mind. (130 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
44.
Die (2010)
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Lisa, a gambler who lives for the cards. Robert, a millionaire philanthropist, Mark (Elias Koteas), a cop reaching the end of a gruesome career... (91 mins.)
 
45.
The Village (2004)
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A series of events tests the beliefs of a small isolated countryside village. (108 mins.)
 
46.
Spiral (2007)
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A reclusive telemarketer has only one semblance of a friend: His telecommuter boss. But the telemarketer's... (90 mins.)
 
47.
To Jennifer (2013)
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Joey suspects his girlfriend of two years, Jennifer, is cheating on him. He is so convinced that he... (76 mins.)
 
48.
Gone (2006)
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Romantic English couple meets a disarming American psychopath while vacationing in Australia. (88 mins.)
Director: Ringan Ledwidge
 
49.
Coffin Rock (2009)
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A woman unable to conceive a child with her husband, despite 15 months of trying, makes the drunken mistake of sleeping with a young stranger. The stranger then goes to terrifying lengths to prove his paternity. (92 mins.)
Director: Rupert Glasson
 
50.
The Clinic (2010)
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While traveling across country with her fiancé, Beth wakes alone in an isolated clinic to find her unborn baby has been removed. Just how far will she go to get her child back? (94 mins.)
Director: James Rabbitts