Who Can You Trust?

Trust few and fear all in a collection of films packed with paranoia and conspiracy.

BFI's Thriller season also explores erotic thrillers, racial politics, espionage, the British thriller tradition, fake news, queer characters and femmes fatales.

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You Were Never Really HereYou Were Never Really Here

Thriller201790 minsDirector: Lynne Ramsay

Lynne Ramsay journeys with Joaquin Phoenix into the mind of an ex-soldier gun-for-hire whose own demons are as brutal as the actions of his adversaries.

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Drama2015131 minsDirector: Paul Verhoeven

Isabelle Huppert gives an unforgettable performance in Paul Verhoeven’s provocative thriller about one woman’s response to a violent attack.

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Science Fiction2013126 minsDirector: Bong Joon-ho

After a global catastrophe launches the world into a new ice age, the last of humanity are trapped on a high-speed train that circles the globe infinitely.

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Thriller2017108 minsDirector: Coralie Fargeat

Coralie Fargeat's gloriously bloody tale of one woman's retribution; a razor-sharp feminist subversion of the revenge-thriller.

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The Wages of FearThe Wages of Fear

Crime1953153 minsDirector: Henri-Georges Clouzot

Henri-Georges Clouzot's classic, nail-biting suspense thriller follows four desperate men as they transport a volatile cargo of nitro-glycerine to a massive oil well fire.

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Thriller201796 minsDirector: Felix Randau

Revenge is served ice-cold in this visceral thriller, in which a neolithic hunter seeks vengeance against those who decimated his tribe.

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Funny Games U.S.Funny Games U.S.

Horror2007107 minsDirector: Michael Haneke

Michael Haneke’s English-language remake of his earlier, Austrian film is both a shocking home-invasion thriller and a potent commentary on cinematic violence.

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United 93United 93

Drama2006111 minsDirector: Paul Greengrass

Paul Greengrass' thrilling, chilling and deeply moving real-time drama about the heroes who derailed the terrorists' plans for the fourth jet on 9/11.

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Touch of EvilTouch of Evil

Film noir1958111 minsDirector: Orson Welles

Orson Welles’ final Hollywood film and the last great Film Noir, a sweat-drenched Mexican border saga with one of cinema’s most celebrated openings.

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Drama2017106 minsDirector: Michael Pearce

The hunt for a Jersey serial killer sparks a dangerous awakening in a young woman in this astonishing psycho-sexual thriller, which sets all the senses aflame.

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Drama201385 minsDirector: Steven Knight

Tom Hardy commands the screen as the only star of Steven Knight’s bold, mesmeric drama, which is set entirely in car and unfolds in real time.

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Green RoomGreen Room

Thriller201595 minsDirector: Jeremy Saulnier

A punk band becomes besieged in the backstage hideaway of a hideous neo-Nazi club, in this gloriously tense shocker from the director of Blue Ruin.

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The GameThe Game

Crime1997129 minsDirector: David Fincher

David Fincher's disorienting thriller posits Michael Douglas' complacent yuppie in the midst of an elaborate game that may or may not be staged.

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American PsychoAmerican Psycho

Drama2000102 minsDirector: Mary Harron

Christian Bale slays his competition in this chilling satire set in ‘80s Wall Street.

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Science Fiction199784 minsDirector: Darren Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky’s magisterial monochrome mystery concerns a mathematician whose discovery of a powerful number leads to the dark side.

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The HandmaidenThe Handmaiden

Period drama2016146 minsDirector: Park Chan-wook

Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, Stoker) channels Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith, to create a sumptuous twisty psychological thriller full of erotic intrigue.

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Lust, CautionLust, Caution

Drama2007158 minsDirector: Ang Lee

Esteemed Taiwanese director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi) returned to Asia once more for this startlingly erotic tale of espionage and obsession.

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The Third MurderThe Third Murder

Crime2017125 minsDirector: Hirokazu Koreeda

A clear-cut murder case is revealed to be much more layered than it first appears, in this gripping and intelligent crime drama from Palme d'Or-winning director Hirokazu Koreeda.

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A Most Wanted ManA Most Wanted Man

Thriller2014122 minsDirector: Anton Corbijn

In one of his final roles, Philip Seymour Hoffman excels as a German spy attempting to recruit Islamic informants, in Anton Corbijn’s sophisticated John le Carré adaptation.

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Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyTinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Thriller2011127 minsDirector: Tomas Alfredson

Gary Oldman leads an all-star cast, including Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy, in this acclaimed adaptation of John Le Carré's esteemed spy novel.

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Dare I Weep Dare I MournDare I Weep Dare I Mourn

196649 minsDirector: Ted Kotcheff

James Mason plays a middle-aged businessman in this East-West Berlin thriller, based on a story by John Le Carre.

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Hard CandyHard Candy

2005100 minsDirector: David Slade

Ellen Page became an indie sensation as the teenage vigilante trying to trap a predatory older man, in David Slade's smart psychological thriller.

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Thriller2011111 minsDirector: Joe Wright

Joe Wright's electric tale of a female assassin (Saoirse Ronan) trying to escape her destiny rocks to a propulsive Chemical Brothers soundtrack.

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The New GirlfriendThe New Girlfriend

Melodrama2014108 minsDirector: François Ozon

Ruth Rendell provides the source novel for this delicious tale of deception and identity, from the master of mischievous melodrama, François Ozon.

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Double IndemnityDouble Indemnity

Crime1944108 minsDirector: Billy Wilder

Barbara Stanwyck is the housewife who dupes an insurance salesman into a devious murder plot, in this giant of American cinema - the archetypal Film Noir.

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Phantom LadyPhantom Lady

Film noir194487 minsDirector: Robert Siodmak

Robert Siodmak’s first Hollywood noir about an innocent man sentenced to death when the woman who can verify his alibi mysteriously vanishes.

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The KillersThe Killers

Crime1946102 minsDirector: Robert Siodmak

Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner star in Robert Siodmak’s gritty and muscular film noir, adapted from Hemingway’s short story.

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Zero Dark ThirtyZero Dark Thirty

Action and Adventure2012157 minsDirector: Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Bigelow's masterful, meticulous account of the hunt for Osama Bin Laden is a thrilling account of contemporary history.

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Drama2017143 minsDirector: Kathryn Bigelow

John Boyega excels as the security guard caught up in a violent conflagration during the riots of 1967, in Kathryn Bigelow's blistering thriller.

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The Hurt LockerThe Hurt Locker

War2008131 minsDirector: Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Bigelow won the Best Director Academy Award in 2010 for this visceral, thrilling story of an American maverick bomb disarmer in Iraq.

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Thriller201499 minsDirector: Yann Demange

A young British squaddie is caught behind enemy lines in bomb-torn Belfast, in Yann Demange’s riveting suspense thriller.

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Harry BrownHarry Brown

Crime2009103 minsDirector: Daniel Barber

Michael Caine’s storming return to an action role finds him as a retired marine confronting local hoodlums on his housing estate.

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Kill ListKill List

Crime201192 minsDirector: Ben Wheatley

Ben Wheatley’s ultra-violent second feature, invoking both The Wicker Man and Apocalypse Now.

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Thriller201598 minsDirector: Alice Winocour

A broken soldier guards a tycoon's family in this involving thriller with hints of Taxi Driver, starring Matthias Schoenaerts and Diane Kuger.

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A Prophet (Un prophète)A Prophet (Un prophète)

Crime2009156 minsDirector: Jacques Audiard

Jacques Audiard’s award-winning crime drama chronicles the rites of passage and eventual rise to power of a young French Arab. Tough, taut, truthful.

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Drama2015115 minsDirector: Jacques Audiard

Jacques Audiard’s soul-stirring Palme d’Or winner tells of a veteran Tamil Tiger guerrilla who finds fresh violence in his new life in Paris.

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Crime2014118 minsDirector: Dan Gilroy

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a crime journalist scouring the streets of after-dark LA in a stylish thriller that examines the morals of mass media.

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Thriller2018148 minsDirector: Lee Chang-dong

Lee Chang-dong (Poetry) returns with this spellbinding, richly complex thriller about obsession, class conflict and suppressed male rage.

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Eye in the SkyEye in the Sky

Thriller2016102 minsDirector: Gavin Hood

Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman (in his last role) play the military commanders caught in the ethical crosshairs of drone warfare, in Gavin Hood’s gripping military thriller.

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Crime2015121 minsDirector: Denis Villeneuve

Emily Blunt plays the FBI agent enlisted for a special operation against Mexican cartels, in this pulsatingly tense thriller from Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Prisoners).

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Sicario 2: SoldadoSicario 2: Soldado

Action and Adventure2018122 minsDirector: Stefano Sollima

Pulsating sequel to the acclaimed drug-cartel thriller, which sees federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) re-teaming with the enigmatic Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro).

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Triple 9Triple 9

Crime2015115 minsDirector: John Hillcoat

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Kate Winslet and Woody Harrelson make up the heavyweight cast for John Hillcoat’s (The Proposition) stunning heist thriller.

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The Bourne IdentityThe Bourne Identity

Crime2002118 minsDirector: Doug Liman

The spy thriller that overturned the genre stars Matt Damon as the amnesiac searching for his true identity.

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The Bourne SupremacyThe Bourne Supremacy

Crime2004108 minsDirector: Paul Greengrass

Britain’s Paul Greengrass takes the helms for the spy sequel, shaping the series with his penchant for documentary-style realism.

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The Bourne UltimatumThe Bourne Ultimatum

Thriller2007115 minsDirector: Paul Greengrass

Director Paul Greengrass returns for the third Bourne film, famed for its incredibly tense opening sequence in London Waterloo station.

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Jackie BrownJackie Brown

Crime1997154 minsDirector: Quentin Tarantino

Tarantino's third film is arguably his most serious and studied; a soulful crime saga with Pam Grier as the flight attendant in the midst of a money-laundering scam.

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Kill Bill Vol. 1Kill Bill Vol. 1

Martial arts2003111 minsDirector: Quentin Tarantino

The first instalment of Tarantino's epic, blood-soaked opus sees Uma Thurman's betrayed bride set out for revenge against her former assassination crew.

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Kill Bill Vol. 2Kill Bill Vol. 2

Action and Adventure2004137 minsDirector: Quentin Tarantino

The conclusion of Tarantino's kung fu epic follows the Bride's (Uma Thurman) fateful encounter with her former fiance (David Carradine).

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The Man BetweenThe Man Between

Drama1953102 minsDirector: Carol Reed

Carol Reed follows Odd Man Out and The Third Man with this thriller starring James Mason and Claire Bloom set in post-war Berlin.

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Mine Own ExecutionerMine Own Executioner

Drama1948109 minsDirector: Anthony Kimmins

Burgess Meredith stars in this powerful psychological drama, as a psychiatrist struggling with his own inner demons who's enlisted to treat a traumatised WWII veteran.

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The Glass CageThe Glass Cage

Thriller195459 minsDirector: Montgomery Tully

Like a 1950s David Blaine, The Great Sepolio starves in a glass tomb while a murderer is on the loose.

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Thriller1958128 minsDirector: Alfred Hitchcock

Hitchcock’s timeless thriller about a former detective with a fear of heights who is hired to follow a woman who seems possessed by the past.

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Rear WindowRear Window

Thriller1954112 minsDirector: Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock’s masterly thriller stars James Stewart as an invalided photographer who spots something fishy outside his rear window.

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The BirdsThe Birds

Horror1963119 minsDirector: Alfred Hitchcock

Birds inexplicably turn against man and begin attacking the small community of Bodega Bay, in Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense classic.

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War1942109 minsDirector: Alfred Hitchcock

A factory worker is framed for sabotage and forced on the run in Hitchcock’s fast-moving thriller, with its famous finale atop the Statue of Liberty.

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Shadow of a DoubtShadow of a Doubt

Drama1943108 minsDirector: Alfred Hitchcock

Hitchcock’s personal favourite from his own films is a brilliantly suspenseful drama about a teenage girl whose uncle may be a murderer.

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Torn CurtainTorn Curtain

1966128 minsDirector: Alfred Hitchcock

Paul Newman stars in Hitchcock’s spy thriller, as a scientist who pretends to defect to East Germany in order to steal a secret formula.

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Horror1960109 minsDirector: Alfred Hitchcock

Blood! Blood! Hitchcock’s masterpiece was his most successful film; a sensation in its time that continues to terrify.

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Documentary201792 minsDirector: Alexandre O. Philippe

This superb, in-depth documentary devotes 90 minutes to analysing one of cinema’s most famous sequences – the shower scene in Psycho.

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Crime194881 minsDirector: Alfred Hitchcock

Hitchcock’s stage adaptation about two murderers who hide a body during a dinner party is famously constructed from 10 unbroken ten-minute takes.

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The WaveThe Wave

Disaster2015105 minsDirector: Roar Uthaug

Seismic rumblings in the Norwegian fjords threaten to start a chain reaction that will destroy the local area. Can it be stopped in time?

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Deepwater HorizonDeepwater Horizon

Action and Adventure2016107 minsDirector: Peter Berg

Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell and John Malkovich bring to life the devastating oil-rig disaster in this intelligent and incendiary eco-thriller.

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Patriots DayPatriots Day

Thriller2016133 minsDirector: Peter Berg

A nerve-shreddingly intense, multi-stranded account of the Boston marathon bombings of 2013 and the race-against-time to find the perpetrators.

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Swimming PoolSwimming Pool

Drama2002102 minsDirector: François Ozon

A crime novelist seeks peace but gets a dangerous muse in this twisted bilingual thriller from François Ozon.

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The Skin I Live InThe Skin I Live In

Drama2011120 minsDirector: Pedro Almodóvar

Pedro Almodóvar's excursion into hysterical horror is a perverse and unsettling drama about a disturbed surgeon who keeps a woman hostage.

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Drama201498 minsDirector: Christian Petzold

Nina Hoss is superb as concentration camp survivor who assumes a new identity, in Christian Petzold’s intricate post-WWII thriller.

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Tom at the FarmTom at the Farm

Drama2013103 minsDirector: Xavier Dolan-Tadros

Dark psychosexual thriller from prodigious Canadian director Xavier Dolan, following a young man who finds himself embroiled in a dangerous game of deception.

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Hounds of LoveHounds of Love

Horror2016108 minsDirector: Ben Young

A young woman tries to escape her sadistic kidnappers, in this bold and brutal Australian thriller.

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Eastern BoysEastern Boys

Drama2012124 minsDirector: Robin Campillo

A gay pick-up turns into a dangerous game of betrayal and violence in this slyly subversive and compelling thriller.

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The GhoulThe Ghoul

Thriller201682 minsDirector: Gareth Tunley

A British indie crime film of great style and ingenuity, executive produced by Ben Wheatley and starring Tom Meeten and Alice Lowe.

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Drama2015103 minsDirector: Omer Fast

Omer Fast’s gripping puzzle-box thriller about an amnesiac reconstructing his elusive past.

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Horror2009114 minsDirector: Philip Ridley

Philip Ridley’s stunning comeback film charts a lonely photographer’s battles with demons amid a haunting East London.

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The Small World of Sammy LeeThe Small World of Sammy Lee

Drama1962107 minsDirector: Ken Hughes

Seedy Soho strip-club compere Sammy (Anthony Newley) races to escape the heavies who hunt him in this gritty, engrossing 1960s London thriller.

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The Green CockatooThe Green Cockatoo

Action and Adventure194064 minsDirector: William Cameron Menzies

From an original scenario by Graham Greene, this is a neat crime thriller about a girl (René Ray) who witnesses a murder, becomes a suspect herself, and gets mixed up with a sleazy Soho gangster (John Mills).

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Poison PenPoison Pen

Drama193979 minsDirector: Paul L. Stein

The rural idyll of a small English village is torn apart by slanderous letters

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Play Misty for MePlay Misty for Me

Drama1971102 minsDirector: Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood's directorial debut is tautly wound psycho-thriller about a DJ tormented by an obsessive fan.

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Crime198497 minsDirector: Jim Goddard

Thrilling crime drama about a businessman who survives a kidnapping and seeks out those who captured him.

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The Nile Hilton IncidentThe Nile Hilton Incident

Crime2017111 minsDirector: Tarik Saleh

A murder investigation is mired by bureaucratic corruption in this dark Egyptian thriller, where everyone is on the make.

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The October ManThe October Man

Drama194795 minsDirector: Roy Ward Baker

Roy Ward Baker directs John Mills and Joan Greenwood in this mystery noir about an amnesiac implicated in the murder of a young woman.

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Kill MeKill Me

196546 minsSilentDirector: Marc Miller

A man tries to arrange his own murder in a tense episode from the Blackmail series

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The Long Dark HallThe Long Dark Hall

Crime195188 minsDirector: Anthony Bushell

This British noir delivers a disquieting story of obsession and manipulation, with Rex Harrison as a man accused of murdering his mistress.

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The Blue LampThe Blue Lamp

Police drama194985 minsDirector: Basil Dearden

Dirk Bogarde stars as a loose-cannon crook with Dixon of Dock Green (Jack Warner) on his tail, in the classic Ealing policier.

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The Riverside MurderThe Riverside Murder

Thriller193565 minsDirector: Albert Parker

Ingeniously plotted and twisting whodunit that leaves Alastair Sim baffled as to the identity of the killer.

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Temptation HarbourTemptation Harbour

Crime1947102 minsDirector: Lance Comfort

Dark thriller based on a novel by Georges Simenon

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Mask of DustMask of Dust

Drama195479 minsDirector: Terence Fisher

Rev up your engines for high-octane thrills and spills with this oil-spattered motor racing drama from Hammer Films

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Hidden CityHidden City

Thriller1987108 minsDirector: Stephen Poliakoff

Charles Dance stars in Stephen Poliakoff’s debut feature film about a writer whose research uncovers a conspiracy of hidden artefacts.

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Thriller2012100 minsDirector: Steve Knight

An alcoholic ex-special forces soldier (Jason Statham), down on his luck, assumes another man’s identity and pursues redemption.

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Catch Me DaddyCatch Me Daddy

Thriller2013112 minsDirector: Daniel Wolfe

A young couple whose relationship has divided a community are forced on the run through the streets and moors of nocturnal Yorkshire.

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Champagne Rose Is DeadChampagne Rose Is Dead

Thriller196888 minsDirector: Calvin Floyd

This far-out late 60s international espionage sci-fi oddity will exhilarate all connoisseurs of strange cinema

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Get OutGet Out

Horror2017104 minsDirector: Jordan Peele

Satirical horror and astute social commentary combine in Jordan Peele’s seat-gripping suspense thriller, starring Daniel Kaaluuya.

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The Day of the JackalThe Day of the Jackal

Police drama1973142 minsDirector: Fred Zinnemann

The race is on to find ‘the Jackal’ before he undertakes a momentous political assassination, in this compelling adaptation of Frederick Forsyth’s bestseller.

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The Crying GameThe Crying Game

Drama1992112 minsDirector: Neil Jordan

Neil Jordan's acclaimed 1992 drama-mystery tells the story of Fergus (Stephen Rea), who looks after the lover (Jaye Davidson) of a British soldier he once knew. But what is Dil hiding?

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Drama195068 minsDirector: John Guillermin

A mad mystery novelist decides to murder his long-suffering secretary in this macabre British B Picture from distinguished director John Guillermin.

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Brighton RockBrighton Rock

Thriller194893 minsDirector: John Boulting

Richard Attenborough’s unforgettably sinister turn as ‘Pinkie’ pervades this classic adaptation of the Graham Greene novel.

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Crime201780 minsDirector: Travis Mathews

From the director of Interior. Leather Bar. comes this eerie and powerful psychological thriller that offers a disturbing insight into the dark heart of Trump’s America.

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Thriller201787 minsDirector: Joe Ahearne

In this deliciously entertaining thriller, a gay couple return to a B&B to bait its Christian owner, only to run into trouble when an altogether more imposing guest arrives.

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The VillainessThe Villainess

Thriller2017124 minsDirector: Jung Byung-gil

Jung Byung-gil's superb, hyper-kinetic action thriller follows a female assassin who takes a new identity but finds her past life inescapable.

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The Age of ShadowsThe Age of Shadows

Action and Adventure2016140 minsDirector: Kim Jee-woon

Kim Jee-woon’s stunning, seductive and serpentine action thriller set during Japan’s occupation of Korea.

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Racer and the JailbirdRacer and the Jailbird

Thriller2017130 minsDirector: Michaël R. Roskam

Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Colour) and Matthias Schoenaerts (A Bigger Splash) are lovers entangled in a world of crime in this tough, twisty thriller-romance

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Cape FearCape Fear

Legal and Courtroom drama1991128 minsDirector: Martin Scorsese

Scorsese’s remake of J Lee Thompson’s 1962 thriller stars Robert De Niro as a psychotic rapist out to avenge the lawyer he blames for his conviction (Nick Nolte).

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