Meine zehn liebsten Thriller

25. Oktober 2015 at 15:43




Heute mal kurz und schmerzlos zwischendurch eingeschoben und mehr oder weniger spontan aus einem Gedankenspiel heraus entstanden meine kleine Auswahl aus dem wahnsinnig großen Feld der Thriller. Dieses umfangreiche Genre voller unterschiedlichster Stilblüten vom Psychothriller über den Actionthriller bis hin zu Horrorthrillern, Cop- oder Gangsterthrillern, Politthrillern, Mysterythrillern und noch vielen weiteren Ausprägungen fasziniert mich seit jeher und begeistert mich immer wieder. Viel Spaß also an diesem Sonntag mit meinen zehn liebsten Thrillern unterschiedlichster Couleur…





The Lookout (2007)
The Lookout poster Rating: 7.1/10 (48,530 votes)
Director: Scott Frank
Writer: Scott Frank
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode, Isla Fisher
Runtime: 99 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Released: 30 Mar 2007
Plot: Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.





The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The Silence of the Lambs poster Rating: 8.6/10 (676,386 votes)
Director: Jonathan Demme
Writer: Thomas Harris (novel), Ted Tally (screenplay)
Stars: Jodie Foster, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons, Lawrence T. Wrentz
Runtime: 118 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Released: 14 Feb 1991
Plot: A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.





The Night of the Hunter (1955)
The Night of the Hunter poster Rating: 8.1/10 (52,461 votes)
Director: Charles Laughton, Robert Mitchum, Terry Sanders
Writer: Davis Grubb (from the novel by), James Agee (screen play)
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason
Runtime: 92 min
Rated: Approved
Genre: Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
Released: 24 Nov 1955
Plot: A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.





Mystic River (2003)
Mystic River poster Rating: 8.0/10 (318,454 votes)
Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer: Brian Helgeland (screenplay), Dennis Lehane (novel)
Stars: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne
Runtime: 138 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Released: 15 Oct 2003
Plot: With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one has a family tragedy.





Se7en (1995)
Se7en poster Rating: 8.7/10 (768,133 votes)
Director: David Fincher
Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker
Stars: Morgan Freeman, Andrew Kevin Walker, Daniel Zacapa, Brad Pitt
Runtime: 127 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Released: 22 Sep 1995
Plot: Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi.





I Saw the Devil (2010)
I Saw the Devil poster Rating: 7.8/10 (53,704 votes)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
Writer: Hoon-jung Park (screenplay)
Stars: Byung-hun Lee, Min-sik Choi, In-seo Kim, Seung-ah Yoon
Runtime: 141 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Released: 12 Aug 2010
Plot: When his pregnant fiancee becomes the latest victim of a serial killer, a secret agent blurs the line between good and evil in his pursuit of revenge.





Shutter Island (2010)
Shutter Island poster Rating: 8.1/10 (556,285 votes)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Laeta Kalogridis (screenplay), Dennis Lehane (novel)
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max von Sydow
Runtime: 138 min
Rated: R
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Released: 19 Feb 2010
Plot: In 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding near-by.





Prisoners (2013)
Prisoners poster Rating: 8.1/10 (330,330 votes)
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Writer: Aaron Guzikowski
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello
Runtime: 153 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Released: 20 Sep 2013
Plot: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?





No Country for Old Men (2007)
No Country for Old Men poster Rating: 8.1/10 (488,336 votes)
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writer: Joel Coen (screenplay), Ethan Coen (screenplay), Cormac McCarthy (novel)
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson
Runtime: 122 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Released: 21 Nov 2007
Plot: Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.





Cape Fear (1991)
Cape Fear poster Rating: 7.3/10 (110,648 votes)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: John D. MacDonald (novel), James R. Webb (earlier screenplay), Wesley Strick (screenplay)
Stars: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis
Runtime: 128 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Released: 15 Nov 1991
Plot: A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.