Questions tagged [thriller]

A genre of film/tv that uses suspense, tension, and excitement as the main elements. Use this tag when asking questions pertaining to the overall genre of thriller.

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Does a horror movie have to have supernatural elements?

I was reading another Stack Exchange post that was trying to suss out the difference between the horror and thriller genres. Some people were saying that horror movies typically have supernatural ...
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Movie about a girl who wishes or writes in a book for things to happen to people? [closed]

This movie is probably early 2000’s, something I saw on SyFy or Lifetime. I have no clue how it starts and can only remember specific scenes. One of them being a scene where a girl is in a bathroom ...
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Mystery/thriller Hong Kong/Japanese Movie with students disappearing [closed]

Okay, so I saw a hong kong(or maybe japanese? not sure.) movie on TV back in around 2003. I hadn't seen the whole movie back then so I would like to rewatch it agian. But, I don't remember the name of ...
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An 70s or 80s horror plotting a large serpent or dragon living under a mansion in deep hole or well or chamber and eats humans [closed]

Title: Something about a serpent Approx Year: 1960s - 1980s not after 1989 Genre: Horror, Thriller, Suspense, Drama Location: Maybe UK or US. Not many people in cast. Max 10 and cold weather with ...
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Movie where serial killer puts all the women he kills in the water like a “underwater garden” [closed]

The film is about this policeman, who tries to help one victim, who managed to escape from serial killer. If I remember correctly she had red hair and is really afraid of water. At the end of the ...
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I'm searching for a 80s or 90s American movie about a crazy religious woman [closed]

I'm looking for an old movie, most likely American, from the 80s or 90s, but I don't know nor the title, nor the director, nor any of the actors in it. It is a story about some woman who kills her ...
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What movie is this? [closed]

I cant remember the name of this movie but I remember scenes in it. I think it was a horror/thriller and It looked like it was aired in the early 2000s? It's basically like the people get invited to ...
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British movie about a rapist policeman [closed]

There were rumors of a rapist. There was a girl in jeans outdoors, in a park or mountain. She was about 18. She realized that a man was following her. She had heard about the rapist so she was ...
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2008 Thriller: Party/ Ouija Board / Girl locked in a bathroom [closed]

I remember watching a thriller around 2008. The parts that I remember are as follows: A college girl and two of her friends go to a house party (I believe it was a frat house). The girl goes ...
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Thriller set in a house near a cemetery with a chauffeur driving a pink car [closed]

I am trying to work out the name of a film. Can anyone help? I would classify this film as a thriller. It is set in a chapel/house with a cemetery and based around 4 characters. 3 men and a woman. A ...
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Sci-fi thriller mini stories movie (90s-early 2000s) [closed]

I remember watching this movie as a kid but I can't get myself to recall the title. The movie is about this doctor/scientist/journalist at an old age who talks about his experiences with his young ...
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Identify this horror movie about a person going to a mental hospital for work [closed]

I'm trying to figure out the name of this horror flick I saw on TV a few years back. The plot, if I recall correctly, was about a reporter, or investigator, or some sort of psychologist. On a drive ...
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What is the difference between the horror and thriller genres? [duplicate]

In the comments for Did any actor ever win an Oscar for their work in a horror movie?, there was a lot of discussion over whether or not a thriller should be considered to be a horror movie. IMDb ...
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Movie where people are in bunkers and one of them goes mad [closed]

I remember watching a trailer for this particular movie but cannot seem to find it anywhere. I'm looking mainly because it is driving me crazy I cannot remember the name. Here are the details from ...
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Stalker which is killing women [closed]

I'd like to know the title of the movie. There are not much I remember about it. But, I'll try my best. I watched it around 2010. So the movie maybe around 2000-2008. It is in English Its genre maybe ...
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Late 90s - Early 2000s first-person-shot thriller [closed]

People who love movies always have a set of both the best and the worst movies they've ever seen. For me, I'm pretty sure this is the worst of the worst I've seen, but I really can't remember it's ...
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Thriller movie: young policeman with motorbike vs. farmer serial killer [closed]

I'm looking for a movie I saw as a child over 30 years ago and I was barely paying attention. The story was centered around disappearances of a number people over years, perhaps decades. It was set ...
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Which movie ended with the male protagonist's mother in the body of his girlfriend? [closed]

When I was I kid I watched this film on CINEMAX about 8 years ago. I tried searching it using the description of the ending and I cannot find it. Info about the movie: Probably released around the ...
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Is there a criterion to differentiate “thriller” from “horror”?

The genres, in my opinion, have a very slim boundary separating one from another. I see a lot of movies being categorized as thriller or horror almost interchangeably, which might seem like lack of ...
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A confusing psychological thriller movie with two leading actresses, among one is a Hollywood actress or a wannabe actress [closed]

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 [closed]

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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Movie about a girl with multiple personality disorder [closed]

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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Mystery thriller movie in which antagonist tries to kill a busload of brain damaged children to get transplant for his/her own kid [closed]

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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Horror/thriller about a house which consists of rooms from other flats/houses in each of which happened deaths [closed]

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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Movie where the bad guy fools police into shooting at hostages [closed]

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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Movie about a criminal inside a bar [closed]

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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Dead wife haunting her husband's new wife [closed]

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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Strange movie with a hand going through a meat grinder, but it didn't actually happen [closed]

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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90's early 2000 movie about students kidnapping their teacher [closed]

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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Girl is drugged and on the run with the protagonist [closed]

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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Woman in computer taking over while head is in the fridge [closed]

I am looking for a sci-fi movie title. Plot(what I recall anyway): A team of three computer scientists, two males (one on a wheelchair) and a female. I don't recall there name so let Adam be the ...
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What's this short film with a mysterious teddy bear? [closed]

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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Stalker thriller movie from 80s [closed]

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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Woman mistakenly orders a hit on herself [closed]

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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Horror movie, father rescuing son from world found behind a mirror [closed]

The scene depicts a father, who I believe has a shotgun slung around his back, searching for his son in what I believe is a house. He hears his son calling for him, shouting for help. The son's ...
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Girl looks into mirror, sees demon swimming towards her [closed]

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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Identify a hollywood 2000's romance genre movie [closed]

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 ...