THRILLER - SUSPENSE
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Thriller - Suspense Films
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Selection of Greatest Thriller and Suspense Films:
AFI's 100 Greatest Thrillers from 100 Years...100 Thrills are shown below with their ranking (in parentheses)


Greatest Thriller and Suspense Films (see Hitchcock films below):
Safety Last (1923) (# 97)
The Phantom of the Opera (1925) (# 83)
Dracula (1931) (# 85)
Frankenstein (1931) (# 56)
M (1931, Ger.)
Mata Hari (1931)
King Kong (1933) (# 12)
The Black Cat (1934)
Fury (1936)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) (# 100)
Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)
The Wizard of Oz (1939) (# 43)
The Maltese Falcon (1941) (# 26)
Casablanca (1942) (# 37)
Double Indemnity (1944) (# 24)
Gaslight (1944) (# 78)
Laura (1944) (# 73)
The Woman in the Window (1944)
The House on 92nd Street (1945)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) (# 86)
The Spiral Staircase (1946)
Odd Man Out (1947)
Key Largo (1948)
The Lady From Shanghai (1948)
The Snake Pit (1948)
Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) (# 67)
The Third Man (1949) (# 75)
White Heat (1949)
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951) (# 82)
The Thing From Another World (1951) (# 87)
Five Fingers (1952)
High Noon (1952) (# 20)
Niagara (1953)
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Diabolique (Fr.) (1955)
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
The Night of the Hunter (1955) (# 34)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) (# 47)
The Killing (1956)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) (# 58)
Twelve Angry Men (1957) (# 88)
I Want to Live! (1958)
Touch Of Evil (1958) (# 64)
Ben-Hur (1959) (# 49)
Compulsion (1959)
The Magnificent Seven (1960) (# 79)
Peeping Tom (1960)
Spartacus (1960) (# 62)
The Guns of Navarone (1961) (# 89)
Cape Fear (1962) (# 61)
Dr. No (1962)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) (# 23)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) (# 17) and remake (2004)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) (# 63)
Charade (1963)
From Russia With Love (1963)
The Great Escape (1963) (# 19)
Fail Safe (1964)
Goldfinger (1964) (# 71)
Marnie (1964)
Seven Days in May (1964)
The Ipcress File (1965)
Repulsion (1965)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967) (# 13)
The Dirty Dozen (1967) (# 65)
In Cold Blood (1967)
Wait Until Dark (1967) (# 55)
Bullitt (1968) (# 36)
Night of the Living Dead (1968) (# 93) and its sequels
Planet of the Apes (1968) (# 59) and its sequels
Pretty Poison (1968)
Rosemary's Baby (1968) (# 9)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) (# 54)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1969) (# 40)
The Wild Bunch (1969) (# 69)
Z (1969)
The Anderson Tapes (1971)
A Clockwork Orange (1971) (# 21)
Dirty Harry (1971) (# 41)
The French Connection (1971) (# 8)
Klute (1971)
Play Misty For Me (1971)
Deliverance (1972) (# 15)
The Godfather (1972) (# 11)
The Poseidon Adventure (1972) (# 90)
The Day of the Jackal (1973)
Don't Look Now (1973)
The Exorcist (1973) (# 3)
Sisters (1973)
Chinatown (1974) (# 16)
The Conversation (1974)
The Parallax View (1974)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975) (# 70)
Jaws (1975) (# 2)
The Stepford Wives (1975) and remake (2004)
Three Days of the Condor (1975)
All the President's Men (1976) (# 57)
Carrie (1976) (# 46)
Marathon Man (1976) (# 50)
Obsession (1976)
The Omen (1976) (# 81)
Rocky (1976) (# 52)
Taxi Driver (1976) (# 22)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) (# 31)
Star Wars (1977) (# 27)
The Deer Hunter (1978) (# 30)
The Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
Halloween (1978) (# 68)
Alien (1979) (# 6)
The China Syndrome (1979) (# 94)
Dressed to Kill (1980)
Raging Bull (1980) (# 51)
The Shining (1980) (# 29)
Blow Out (1981)
Body Heat (1981) (# 92)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) (# 10)
Blade Runner (1982) (# 74)
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) (# 44)
Poltergeist (1982) (# 84)
Blood Simple (1984) (# 98)
Body Double (1984)
The Terminator (1984) (# 42)
Defence of the Realm (1985)
Witness (1985)
Blue Velvet (1986) (# 96)
Platoon (1986) (# 72)
Fatal Attraction (1987) (# 28)
Full Metal Jacket (1987) (# 95)
House of Games (1987)
No Way Out (1987)
Die Hard (1988) (# 39)
The Vanishing (Dutch and English) (1988 and 1993)
Dead Calm (1989)
Sea of Love (1989)
Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990)
The Grifters (1990)
The Hunt for Red October (1990) and its sequels
Misery (1990)
Total Recall (1990)
Cape Fear (1991)
One False Move (1991)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991) (# 5)
Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) (# 77)
Thelma & Louise (1991) (# 76)
Basic Instinct (1992)
Final Analysis (1992)
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Single White Female (1992)
The Fugitive (1993) (# 33)
In the Line of Fire (1993)
Jurassic Park (1993) (# 35) and its sequels
Malice (1993)
Blink (1994)
Pulp Fiction (1994) (# 53)
Speed (1994) (# 99)
True Lies (1994)
Braveheart (1995) (# 91)
Crimson Tide (1995)
Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995)
The Net (1995)
Nixon (1995)
Se7en (1995)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Eraser (1996)
Mission: Impossible (1996) and its sequels
Mulholland Falls (1996)
The Game (1997)
Titanic (1997) (# 25)
Dark City (1998)
Enemy of the State (1998)
Out of Sight (1998)
Saving Private Ryan (1998) (# 45)
A Simple Plan (1998)
Snake Eyes (1998)
Arlington Road (1999)
The Insider (1999)
The Matrix (1999) (# 66) and its sequels
The Sixth Sense (1999) (# 60)
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Memento (2000)
The Bourne Identity (2002) and its sequels
Minority Report (2002)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
I, Robot (2004)
The Constant Gardener (2005)
The Interpreter (2005)
Red Eye (2005)
Syriana (2005)
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
V for Vendetta (2006)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Eagle Eye (2008)
Valkyrie (2008)
Angels and Demons (2009)
The A-Team (2010)
The Ghost Writer (2010)
Salt (2010)
Argo (2012)
The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Looper (2012)
Safe House (2012)
Greatest Alfred Hitchcock Thriller/Suspense Films:
The 39 Steps (1935)
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Rebecca (1940) (# 80)
Suspicion (1941)
Saboteur (1942)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Lifeboat (1944)
Spellbound (1945)
Notorious (1946) (# 38)
Strangers on a Train (1951) (# 32)
Dial M for Murder (1954) (# 48)
Rear Window (1954) (# 14)
To Catch a Thief (1955)
Vertigo (1958) (# 18)
North By Northwest (1959) (# 4)
Psycho (1960) (# 1)
The Birds (1963) (# 7)



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