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A confusing psychological thriller movie with two leading actresses, among one is a Hollywood actress or a wannabe actress

Sounds like David Lynch's Mulholland Dr. from 2001. Mulholland Drive (stylized onscreen as Mulholland Dr.) is a 2001 American neo-noir mystery film written and directed by David Lynch and starring ...
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Does a horror movie have to have supernatural elements?

No Horror does not require supernatural elements. The Horror genre is defined by the deliberate attempt to invoke a phychological reaction of terror, fear, shock and revulsion in the audience. It is ...
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Girl is drugged and on the run with the protagonist

Sounds like Knight and Day from 2010 with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. From IMDb: June Havens finds her everyday life tangled with that of [Roy Miller], a secret agent who has realized he isn't ...
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Movie about a girl who wishes or writes in a book for things to happen to people?

This is Devil's Diary from 2007 that aired on Lifetime. When two friends, Dominique and Ursula, uncover an ancient book in a graveyard one night, they discover that the book has the supernatural ...
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Is there a criterion to differentiate "thriller" from "horror"?

Your observation is correct: "thriller" and "horror" are often thinly separated in the already vague world of film taxonomy. There isn't really One True criterion for distinguishing the two. That ...
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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

Sounds like The Oxford Murders from 2008 with Elijah Wood and John Hurt. At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try to stop a potential series of murders seemingly ...
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Thriller set in a house near a cemetery with a chauffeur driving a pink car

"Entertaining Mr. Sloane" (1970) 1 woman: Kath 3 men: aging father, Kemp; brother, Ed; chauffer, Sloane thriller set in a house by a cemetery pink car https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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I'm searching for a 80s or 90s American movie about a crazy religious woman

You are thinking of The Rapture (1991) Sharon, a young Los Angeles woman, engages in a swinging, libidinous lifestyle. She comes into contact with a sect that advises her that the Rapture is imminent....
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Which movie ended with the male protagonist's mother in the body of his girlfriend?

You're looking for Severed Ties from 1992. Severed Ties is a 1992 comedy horror film directed by Damon Santostefano. It was released to video by Columbia TriStar Home Video. A regeneration ...
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Woman mistakenly orders a hit on herself

The Face of Fear (1971) This was a made-for-TV movie from the 70s, based on the book 'Sally' by Howard Fast (writing under the pseudonym 'E.V. Cunningham'). Edited from this page, here's a synopsis: ...
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Strange movie with a hand going through a meat grinder, but it didn't actually happen

Found it: This is the version of The House of Usher from 1989 with Oliver Reed and Donald Pleasence. From an online synopsis: Molly McNulty accompanies her boyfriend Ryan Usher to England to visit ...
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Sci-fi thriller mini stories movie (90s-early 2000s)

You're actually thinking of The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells, a three episode miniseries from 2001. It made a couple of appearances here (see this and this), but your question is slightly different. ...
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Identify this horror movie about a person going to a mental hospital for work

The first bit sounds like Gothika. From Wikipedia: Psychiatrist Dr. Miranda Grey (Halle Berry) who works at the Woodward Penitentiary For Women, has a car accident after trying to avoid a girl ...
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Movie about a girl with multiple personality disorder

Sounds like The Uninvited with Emily Browning and Elizabeth Banks from 2009. After the death of her ill mother in a fire, the young teenager Anna tries to commit suicide and is sent to a mental ...
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90's early 2000 movie about students kidnapping their teacher

Sounds like Killing Mr. Griffin with Amy Jo Johnson, Mario Lopez and Michelle Williams from 1997: Mr. Griffin (Jay Thomas) is a bitter high-school teacher, who pushes his students to the limit and ...
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Movie about a criminal inside a bar

I think you're after The Killing Jar from 2010 with Michael Madsen, Danny Trejo and Amber Benson: A stranger armed with a shotgun takes seven patrons hostage in a remote roadside diner. But as the ...
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Woman in computer taking over while head is in the fridge

Host (AKA Virtual Obsession) with Peter Gallagher and Mimi Rogers from 1998. Everything you've described (the young woman with the terminal brain illness, the married scientist freezing her head, her ...
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Movie where serial killer puts all the women he kills in the water like a "underwater garden"

Sounds like TV movie Cabin by the Lake from 2000. A screenwriter does research for his new script by actually kidnapping and drowning young girls. He then places them in his "garden" of other dead ...
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Movie where a woman tries to find the murderer of her brother? Dark setting, sort of redneck characters

You're describing the powerful Winter's Bone from 2010 with Jennifer Lawrence, although it's not her brother missing but rather her dad. With an absent father and a withdrawn and depressed mother, ...
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Movie where the bad guy fools police into shooting at hostages

I believe you are looking for Metro (1997) Scott Roper is a wisecracking hostage negotiator. When his friend and fellow police officer is assassinated by a dangerous jewel thief, he is prepared ...
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Late 90s - Early 2000s first-person-shot thriller

I'm almost certain you're looking for Alone (2002) You've described the movie well, and I remember all the details you've provided. It's shot in first person, much of it narrated by the killer, and ...
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Thriller movie: young policeman with motorbike vs. farmer serial killer

Chiefs, a miniseries from 1983. This series tells the story of a southern town's police chiefs and the serial murderer who confounds them. Will Henry Lee is the first chief, an easygoing man ...
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Mystery/thriller Hong Kong/Japanese Movie with students disappearing

This is the plot of the manga Boogiepop, so this must be Boogiepop and Others (since it's the only live-action adaptation I know of) from 2000. The killings a month after a pillar of light had ...
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Stalker which is killing women

I believe you're talking about Perfume: Story of a murderer. It's about a young man, with a really strong smell sense. It's actually based on a Novel. From Wikipedia: The film tells the story of ...
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Movie where people are in bunkers and one of them goes mad

Sounds like Domain that came out in 2016 (in select theaters). After a deadly virus wipes out most of humanity, the survivors are forced to wait alone in self-sustaining bunkers while the viral ...
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2008 Thriller: Party/ Ouija Board / Girl locked in a bathroom

Could be Left in Darkness (2006) From moviepooper.com Celia (Monica Kenna) is celebrating her 21st birthday, feeling her birthday is cursed because her mother died giving birth to her. Her ...
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What is the difference between the horror and thriller genres?

To give you an example of both in the same movie (although it's not really classified as a horror movie), let's take a look at The Shining. The creepy girls, the blood from the elevator: these things ...
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What's this short film with a mysterious teddy bear?

Insides (2005) According to Cambridge Cinema Short it's about: A lonely man with a dark past and the horror beneath his feet. One reviewer noted that: Insides by Dan Gitsham introduced a ...
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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

It sounds somewhat like The Lair of the White Worm (1988), starring Amanda Donohoe, Peter Capaldi, and Hugh Grant. IMDB page for The Lair of the White Worm Wikipedia entry for The Lair of the White ...
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Stalker thriller movie from 80s

Hotline (1982) Struggling artist Brianne O'Neil is talked into being a volunteer to answer phones part-time at a crisis center. She soon finds herself being stalked by a psychotic caller. Here's ...
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