1 Apr 2017 23:48 UTCSat 1 Apr 2017 - 11:48 pm UTC
I am currently watching a film 1985 -Jagged Edge - I remember the buzz at the time.
In the intermittent 29 years I can't think of another decent thriller.
I know 12 years later there was The Game...but two thrillers in more than 30 years isn't a genre.
Please also exclude Suspect.
Maybe I'm being remiss and the genre isn't dead after all. Or....
2 Apr 2017 02:23 UTCSun 2 Apr 2017 - 2:23 am UTC
Hey dd, good to see you.
Not sure exactly what is or isn't a "thriller", but how about this one:
It had its moments.
2 Apr 2017 05:55 UTCSun 2 Apr 2017 - 5:55 am UTC
I have never forgotten this movie!
3 Apr 2017 17:12 UTCMon 3 Apr 2017 - 5:12 pm UTC
Thanks pink - always nice to hear from a legend.
I saw it last year having saved it for a year or so.. as a treat.
But I found it to be a serviceable and, in my case, pretty forgettable piece of overhyped tat. Not so much a 'thrill' as an 'oh really?'. I mainly remember it annoying me quite a bit as I was really hoping for a good thriller...maybe it even planted the seed that led to this question.
But as you imply, lots of people really liked it.
3 Apr 2017 22:18 UTCMon 3 Apr 2017 - 10:18 pm UTC
Yes I've seen all three.
Batman Begins is in my top 3 films ever. I've no idea what the other two are.
Memento was legendary and I saved that as well for a couple of years ...bit nonplussed when I settled down to it. I like a pleasing gimmmick but hype is a wonderful thing. I think on the DVD you can watch it in the right order.
I am a magic nut ...and it has always concerned me that those who endured the Prestige missed in the same year The Illusionist - a movie of divine beauty.
Yeah, Inception was fine, but then I loved the original 'Dreamscape', which didn't need a twisting skyscraper .... with Dennis Quaid, a chap you used to be able to rely on for a thriller.
I've had to keep warm with a reshowing of The Last of Sheila.
Nobody did it like Coburn.
8 Apr 2017 09:03 UTCSat 8 Apr 2017 - 9:03 am UTC
Hmm ... it is difficult to credit the nuances of a great script when there isn't a word of English (and I happen to be English, so not a polyglot) ..
It is already on my list of foreign films to watch but I can only tolerate about one a year as I do a lot of reading in real life and I like them to tell me the words.
I feel it will trump TTMRl. I am not sure I can face 2.3 hours of unsympathetic characters directed at Minghella pace.
I saw TUS in the cinema. I waited after the credits for the famous twist ending until they started hoovering the cinema and asked me to leave. Really, that was the twist, I thought!! Turns out there were no refunds in those days either.
The entertainment industry's "no refund" policy - there's a question for another day!
13 Apr 2017 22:54 UTCThu 13 Apr 2017 - 10:54 pm UTC
Seems like you got a number of intriguing suggestions. Hope they turn out to be genuinely thrilling. Let us know which one you liked best.
13 Apr 2017 23:18 UTCThu 13 Apr 2017 - 11:18 pm UTC
Actually, I meant it as an answer, since your question was do to expire in a day or so. But seeing as it hasn't truly been answered, please go ahead and request a Refund. In the mean time, if we non-thrill-lovers (we're such a cautious bunch!) have any more suggestions, we'll post them here as a comment.
Hope you find your perfect thriller.