The Bourne Supremacy series superstar will soon be back in another thriller role. This time he plays David Norris in yet another film based on a Phillip K. Dick story, The Adjustment Bureau. Watch the preview now!
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Our completely controversial, up-for-debate list of the best thrillers about the FBI. Although the CIA tends to suck up more time on the silver screen, we think you’ll agree that these are some great FBI picks.
Can’t wait for this one. Leonardo DiCaprio stars in one of the most hotly anticipated films of 2010, Inception. This supernatural thriller was created by Christopher Nolan, the mastermind behind one of BestThriller.com’s favorite crime thrillers of all time, Memento (not to mention a little film called The Dark Knight). The premise has DiCaprio playing […]
The official trailer for George Clooney’s new spy thriller, An American, is available here. This Focus Features film is based on Martin Booth’s book, A Very Private Gentleman, and casts Clooney as an assassin in Europe trying to extract himself from his violent life by completing his last job. It’s a very familiar tale, but one […]
The New York Times this week reported that production on the world’s ultimate perennial spy thriller, the new James Bond film starring Daniel Craig, has been suspended indefinitely. According to numerous sources, the source of the trouble is MGM’s pending sale. It appears that the longtime association between the studio and 22 previous bond films […]
Roman Polanski’s latest effort is based on Robert Harris’ controversial political thriller, The Ghost (British slang for “Ghostwriter”). The film opens ominously, with a BMW SUV seemingly abandoned on a wintertime ferry from Wood’s Hole, Massachusetts, to Martha’s Vineyard. Nearly as soon as the driver’s body washes up on the stormy beach, we learn through […]
Ever get tired of movies about rogue CIA agents? Me neither. This time it’s Angelina Jolie as CIA agent Evelyn Salt. When Salt is accused of spying for the Russians, she goes on an unauthorized covert op to prove her patriotism and protect her husband. This looks to be a far more serious role than […]
When reviewing our candidates for best psychological thrillers, we looked for movies that (a) made a lasting impression on us personally, (b) were critical and/or box offices hits and (c) sustained a sense of gripping unease and dread throughout the entire film without resorting to cheesy conventions. And of course, these films had to have […]
When it comes to staging crime thrillers, the stories almost always take place in New York, New Jersey, Chicago or Las Vegas. Think about it. A significant portion of heist and gangster films involve the mafia as central or ancillary characters, making those places are practically automatic. Even when there isn’t a gangster component, you’ve […]
Hardly a year goes by without a juicy international incident involving the CIA. Plotting to overthrow foreign governments. Using illegal interrogation techniques on suspected terrorists. Secret assassination squads. With so many real-life scandals, it’s no wonder that screenwriters love to feature protagonists from “The Company.” With that said, my current Top 10 list features not […]