Thrillers 80's

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1. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A married New York cop falls for the socialite murder witness he's been assigned to protect.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Tom Berenger, Mimi Rogers, Lorraine Bracco, Jerry Orbach

Votes: 8,388 | Gross: $10.28M

2. A Kiss to Die For (1993 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Those Bedroom Eyes - William, a Harvard psychology professor is having trouble dealing with life after the death of his wife when he meets a beautiful woman named Ali. As their relationship... See full summary »

Director: Leon Ichaso | Stars: Tim Matheson, Mimi Rogers, William Forsythe, Carlos Gómez

Votes: 167

3. Fourth Story (1991 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Thriller, Romance

Valerie's husband Darryl leaves for work as usual, but never returns. She hires private eye Shepard to find him. Soon he discovers that David had a second identity and obviously doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Mark Harmon, Mimi Rogers, Paul Gleason, Michael Boatman

Votes: 437

4. Hider in the House (1989)

R | 104 min | Thriller

A deranged man hides in the attic of a new house and becomes obsessed with the unsuspecting family that moves in.

Director: Matthew Patrick | Stars: Gary Busey, Mimi Rogers, Michael McKean, Kurt Christopher Kinder

Votes: 1,019

5. Street Smart (1987)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

70 Metascore

A New York journalist lies when his fake story about a pimp describes a real pimp up for murder.

Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Kathy Baker, Mimi Rogers, Jay Patterson

Votes: 2,355 | Gross: $1.12M

6. Legal Eagles (1986)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

A New York district attorney works and flirts with his adversary and her kooky artist client, who is on trial for a murder she didn't commit.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Robert Redford, Debra Winger, Daryl Hannah, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 8,876 | Gross: $49.85M

7. Betrayed (1988)

R | 127 min | Drama, Thriller

An FBI agent posing as a combine driver becomes romantically involved with a Midwest farmer who lives a double life as a white supremacist.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Debra Winger, Tom Berenger, John Heard, Betsy Blair

Votes: 4,886 | Gross: $25.82M

8. The Bedroom Window (1987)

R | 112 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Terry is having an affair with his boss' wife Sylvia. One night after an office party they are together and Sylvia witnesses an attack on Denise from Terry's bedroom window. She doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Elizabeth McGovern, Isabelle Huppert, Paul Shenar

Votes: 3,911 | Gross: $12.64M

9. Witness (1985)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas, Josef Sommer

Votes: 76,308 | Gross: $68.71M

10. Narrow Margin (1990)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney is sent to protect a woman who accidentally witnessed a Mafia murder.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Gene Hackman, Anne Archer, James Sikking, J.T. Walsh

Votes: 6,806 | Gross: $10.87M

11. Fatal Attraction (1987)

R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

67 Metascore

A married man's one-night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Latzen

Votes: 65,121 | Gross: $156.65M

12. Love at Large (1990)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Vampish miss Dolan hires hardboiled P.I. Harry Dobbs to tail her shady boyfriend. Harry realizes that the man leads a double life but then his client disappears. Harry teams up with his own tail, P.I. Stella Wynkowski, to clear things up.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Tom Berenger, Elizabeth Perkins, Anne Archer, Kate Capshaw

Votes: 1,036 | Gross: $1.44M

13. Body of Evidence (1993)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

A lawyer defends a woman accused of killing her older lover by having sex with him.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Madonna, Willem Dafoe, Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer

Votes: 12,688 | Gross: $13.28M

14. Presumed Innocent (1990)

R | 127 min | Mystery, Thriller

72 Metascore

As a lawyer investigates the murder of a colleague, he finds himself more connected to the crime than anyone else.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Harrison Ford, Raul Julia, Greta Scacchi, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 33,690 | Gross: $86.30M

15. Shattered (1991)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After a horrific car wreck leaves him an amnesiac, a man slowly begins to unravel his shocking past.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Tom Berenger, Bob Hoskins, Greta Scacchi, Joanne Whalley

Votes: 7,279 | Gross: $11.51M

16. Desperate Hours (1990)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An escaped con, on the run from the law, moves into a married couple's house and takes over their lives.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Anthony Hopkins, Mimi Rogers, Lindsay Crouse

Votes: 6,181 | Gross: $2.74M

17. Unlawful Entry (1992)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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, and begins dropping by on short notice and ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Kurt Russell, Ray Liotta, Madeleine Stowe, Roger E. Mosley

Votes: 12,896 | Gross: $57.14M

18. Jagged Edge (1985)

R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Peter Coyote, Robert Loggia

Votes: 11,857 | Gross: $40.50M

19. Body Heat (1981)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman persuades her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson

Votes: 26,994 | Gross: $24.06M

20. The Silent Partner (1978)

R | 106 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

A timid bank teller anticipates a bank robbery and steals the money himself before the crook arrives. When the sadistic crook realizes he's been fooled, he tracks down the teller and engages him in a cat-and-mouse chase for the cash.

Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Elliott Gould, Christopher Plummer, Susannah York, Céline Lomez

Votes: 3,842

21. Blue Ice (1992)

R | 105 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

A former British Secret Service Agent falls for an American woman, and becomes entangled in a web of espionage.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Michael Caine, Sean Young, Ian Holm, Bobby Short

Votes: 1,396

22. No Way Out (1987)

R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

77 Metascore

A coverup and witchhunt occur after a politician accidentally kills his mistress.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young, Will Patton

Votes: 30,999 | Gross: $35.51M

23. A Kiss Before Dying (1991)

R | 94 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

A determined student murders his pregnant secret girlfriend and moves onto her twin sister who gradually becomes suspicious of her new lover.

Director: James Dearden | Stars: Matt Dillon, Sean Young, James Bonfanti, Sarah Keller

Votes: 4,330 | Gross: $15.43M

24. Music Box (1989)

PG-13 | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A lawyer defends her father accused of war crimes, but there is more to the case than she suspects.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Jessica Lange, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Frederic Forrest, Donald Moffat

Votes: 6,040 | Gross: $6.26M

25. Last Rites (1988)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Angela, the beautiful Mexican mistress of a NY mobster, asks virginal Father Michael for protection after Zena, the mobster's wife, kills her cheating husband. Michael becomes torn between his vows, Angela and his sister - Zena.

Director: Donald P. Bellisario | Stars: Tom Berenger, Daphne Zuniga, Chick Vennera, Anne Twomey

Votes: 932 | Gross: $0.43M

26. Twilight (1998)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A retired detective accepts a simple task, unaware that it will tear open old, forgotten, but deadly wounds.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, Gene Hackman, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 9,208 | Gross: $15.03M

27. Cat Chaser (1989)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A Miami hotel owner finds danger when he becomes romantically involved with the wife of a deposed general from the Dominican Republic where he fought many years back.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Peter Weller, Kelly McGillis, Charles Durning, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 1,011



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