A genre of film/tv that uses suspense, tension, and excitement as the main elements.

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Embarrassed student goes on a killing spree and makes a kill list with hero's name on it

In this film, a fellow student is embarrassed by an 'incident' in which he was bullied by his college mates and begins a killing spree. He also keeps a list of people he has to kill, striking out ...
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Woman mistakenly orders a hit on herself

It was a live action film set in the US. I saw the first part of it about 25 years ago on TV. I only saw the first part and am keen to watch the whole thing. The below scenes are all from the first ...
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Girl looks into mirror, sees demon swimming towards her

I remember watching parts of a movie on tv some years ago. I missed the beginning, and saw some parts from the middle and the end. I didn't really understand what was happening, but I can provide some ...
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Strange movie with a hand going through a meat grinder, but it didn't actually happen

My uncle once rented a strange movie for my cousin and me to watch. It was entirely not appropriate for our age, and we talk to this day about how weird it was. We saw it probably 20-25 years ago, and ...
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I want to find a movie about a rich man who faked bankruptcy in order to find who is really loyal to him?

I want to find a movie I watched 15-20 years ago. The plot is about a rich man who faked his bankruptcy in order to find out whether there are people who really love him and are really loyal to him. ...
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Identify a hollywood 2000's romance genre movie

Genre : Romance + Thriller (Thriller, in the sense there is no crime nor shooting) Actors : Male part is played by someone similar in age/appearance to Ryan Reynolds/Gosling. Female protagonist, not ...
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What's this short film with a mysterious teddy bear?

A man watching telly receives a package and it's a teddy bear. Doesn't think anything of it but then opens the stuffing out of the bear to find a VCR cassette tape. He plays it and there's some spooky ...
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Dead wife haunting her husband's new wife

So I remember seeing a movie about a guy who got married very fast and moved into a house with his new wife and then strange things started happening. The cat drowned in the bathtub. There was hair in ...
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Ex-convict or cop tries to stop religion based cult

I have been watching this old MGM movie (probably set in 1980's or 90's). It's about this cop/detective (or an ex-convict who was hired as a cop/detective) who tries to stop religion based cult. It's ...
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Girl is drugged and on the run with the protagonist

The protagonist is a secret agent / spy and meets the girl somewhere. The hero is chased by gangs everywhere he lands up and the girl is also targeted by virtue of being with him. Girl goes hysterical ...
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90's early 2000 movie about students kidnapping their teacher

I'm trying to identify a movie, hope that I can help you help me. The plot revolves around some highschool mature looking kids (a group that includes both girls and boys) who kidnap their teacher ...
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Father/daughter 90s thriller with eyes in 2 different colors

I have confused the movie 'Along Came A Spider' with a different movie. The movie I am looking for is about a detective or writer who takes his daughter to this house. She is about 6 to 8 years old. ...
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A confusing psychological thriller movie with two leading actresses, among one is a Hollywood actress or a wannabe actress

I have only a vague description about this 90s or 2000s movie. I am sure the movie plot itself was so confusing. I think there are two female lead characters and the film is happening in Hollywood. ...
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Movie where a woman tries to find the murderer of her brother? Dark setting, sort of redneck characters

So, protagonist is woman (possibly blonde) whos been out of touch with her brother for a long time. I think she discovers he's dissapeared. When she goes to track him down she finds out he's been ...
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What is the name of this (Prince of pearl?) movie?

It's an old movie released somewhere in 90's and the language probably not English, seen it on TV. I remember the name as Prince of pearl but I cant find the movie by that name Language is not ...
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Stalker thriller movie from 80s

Hi I'm trying to trace a film from the 1980s. A woman is being stalked by someone. Phone calls etc. I'm almost sure he's a murderer and is taking out her close friends and family one by one. During ...
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Late 90s / early 2000 European Thriller / Horror involving an Internet Predator?

Looking for a late 90s / early 2000 European Thriller / Horror involving an Internet Predator. What I remember is; This aired on SBS in the early 2000s, and I remember it being fairly new looking at ...
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90s American movie with capital punishment theme

In 1999 I saw on Italian TV (Italia1-Mediaset) an "old" American movie about capital punishment theme. A psycho-killer is captured by police, he killed the girl of a policeman (the hero of the movie, ...
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Mystery thriller movie in which antagonist tries to kill a busload of brain damaged children to get transplant for his/her own kid

The movie is from 2000-2009. English (US). It involves a lot of mystery and guessing. I remember a character showing another character a room full of antique items ALL of which are fake. Then there's ...
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Movie where the bad guy fools police into shooting at hostages

I'm looking for the name of an action/thriller movie where the bad guy performs a bank robbery (or some other heist), then escapes by dressing up hostages as hostage-takers and fooling the police into ...
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What's this movie where prisoners escape from a train using a magic trick?

I remember seeing the trailer for this maybe 25 years ago: Some prisoners (probably war prisoners) plan an escape from a work camp. There was a train that took them to work. A guy did this trick ...
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Couple crash at old hotel/motel and realize one is dead

If I remember correctly, this movie is rather old. I can´t guess at the year, but it´s most likely quite a bit before 2000. A man and a woman are on a trip in the country, basically the middle of ...
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Identify this asian police/detective movie

Okay, so.. I watched this movie about 5-6 years ago. The story was about a cop who was dedicated on catching some very powerful criminal boss. The cop had an unprofessional shaggy looking partner. ...
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Thriller where a woman's new roommate is obsessed with her

Years ago I watched a thriller movie where a guy becomes obsessed with a woman. The woman advertises for a new housemate. The guy who's obsessed kills the guy she took on as a housemate and she finds ...
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Murder in eight different perspectives

I am looking for a movie which depicts a murder in eight different perspectives. I think it's a whodunit plot movie I saw the ad once on TV where they show something like a influential person like ...
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Movie about a girl with multiple personality disorder

The movie starts with a father picking up his daughter from a mental asylum, and returning to their home situated near a river. The film focuses on four characters mainly, father, a step-mother, ...
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Movie about a criminal inside a bar

I have seen this movie three or four years ago, it was indeed catchy and entertaining; and it got stuck in my memory. The very well american produced movie should be released between 2004 and 2009. I ...
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Psychological horror from mid-2000s with Max von Sydow or Maximillian Schell

Here's what I remember: Came out in early 2000s - saw it on an HBO preview weekend I think. Dozing while it was on so just saw bits and pieces. Either Max von Sydow or Maximillian Schell (MS) - I ...
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Movie about kids catching a neighbour murderer

This American-produced movie was stuck in my memory since my childhood, I have seen it probably 8 or 10 years ago. It was very well-produced, that a tv station aired it every month. I confused the ...
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Horror/thriller movie with a woman that is being stalked by a man from a carnival or circus

A number of years ago I watched a film and I only remember one scene. It was near the end of the film. A woman was being stalked by a man from a carnival or circus. The man painted himself the same ...
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Identify this thriller revenge movie

If I remember correctly, it is a movie about a man getting revenge by killing off another family. The main character is short and caucasian. It begins with him being shown as a homeless man with a ...
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Violent movie from <= 1980

I'm trying to find a movie that I watched on cable (HBO, in the US) in 1980 or 81 when I was a kid. It was a thriller, very violent with a fair bit of nudity and a couple of very violent scenes: A ...
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Looking for title of 80's thriller

I remember watching some probably R rated movie in the mid 80's when I was 6 or 7 on HBO but don't know the name of it. Here is all I can remember: Bad guys are chasing some small boy (maybe 11 or ...
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Horror/thriller about a house which consists of rooms from other flats/houses in each of which happened deaths

I'm looking for a horror/thriller about a house which consists of rooms from other flats/houses and in each of them happened deaths. I saw only the trailer about this house. The whole trailer was ...
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Identification of an old (black and white) drama/thriller with a twist

This one has been bugging me for years - I saw the film one afternoon about 15 years ago. Its black and white, and quite old (poss 1930's). It's set in Paris (or other European city) at some kind of ...
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Rape and revenge movie about a woman going after a gang

I saw some movies in the 90's, now I had forgotten the title and the VHS-store where I rent the tapes is closed of course. The movie is about a woman, she's going to a little American country for work ...
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Movie begins (almost) with boy and girl faking car accidents to rob helpers

Released around 2002, about two juvenile delinquents, boy and girl. At the beginning of the movie, they fake car accidents and ask drivers for help, then they steal their car (or something like that). ...
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Can't think of movie name from trailer I saw

I saw a movie trailer on iTunes nearly 2 years ago and all I can vaguely remember is that it showed a guy falling through a roof (or maybe a window?) and he landed in someone's city apartment pretty ...
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Girl ghost who kills guy driving

I really want to find the name of this scary movie I saw when I was younger. There was this ghost woman/girl who wore all white This young guy was driving in a highway at the night and crashed into ...
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Looking for the Title of a specific horror movie

Hey everyone I've been trying to find out the name of a certain movie I've been looking for for a while; maybe someone can assist: Things I remember: Couple moves into an old mansion. Movie is in ...
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Movie with bugs

So I saw this movie when I was a kid and I'm still not sure if it was an unclear dream or a movie so the plot is somewhat like this: There's this group of teenagers /adults stuck in some kind of an ...
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A seemingly late 80's or early 90's action thriller featuring a lot of melee weapon fighting scenes

It seems like a late 80's or early 90's movie. I watched it many years ago without knowing the title and any name of actors or actresses. The story is about a man was badly wounded but survived after ...
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Girl able to predict future events, people able to read mind?

I'm trying to know the name of this movie I saw before. The movie about a girl (short, more like an emo kid), with a diary where she draws images that depicts future events. People are trying to chase ...
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Which American film directed by Alfred Hitchcock shows a scene filmed in Mount Rushmore?

I must have seen this film about 50 years ago when I was a little boy. There's a lot of action, and Mount Rushmore. That's all I can remember.
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Protagonist fakes death to protect himself and family

I'm searching for movie I watched maybe 10 years ago. I don't remember its name, but in the end, a car explodes and the main character is believed to be dead, but it's just to throw off those who ...
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Man looks out of the window and sees a man kill himself

I can only remember one scene of a (possibly thriller) movie that I would like to watch again. The scene could be described as: A man looks out of his apartment window and sees another man at a ...
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People sit in front of TV to discuss the deaths they caused

The movie begins with a couple fighting. Its between an Asian woman and a middle aged man. They pull off and suddenly the school calls him. They continue to fight. But as it proceeds he ends up ...
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identify this movie about that there is no perfect crime

The movie shows us that no matter what nobody can make a perfect crime. It starts with a murder. The main actress is black and the killer. There are no suspicions about her in the whole movie. All ...
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Thriller about a woman with a recurring memory

Can anyone help me remember a 1940's film about a woman with a recurring memory. There is a scene in an auction and she ends up going to a lighthouse and goes up some stairs using a hidden door. She ...
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Movie about monster/parasite that enters from the mouth

I think this movie is from late 1970s/early 1990s or something - it's quite old. I only remember this scene: A woman is sleeping, and then the parasite (which looks like long black intestines of ...