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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

The Silence of the Lambs
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Jonathan Demme, starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons
Rated R

The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American psychological horror film directed by Jonathan Demme and written by Ted Tally, based on the 1988 novel of the same name by Thomas Harris. The film is based on the relationship between the brilliant but disturbed psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) and the young FBI trainee Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster). Starling, tasked with finding the identity of the serial killer known as "Buffalo Bill," begins consulting with Lecter, who assists her in the investigation while simultaneously seeking to manipulate her. As their relationship deepens, Lecter begins to reveal to Starling dark secrets about her past, which she must confront if she is to bring her investigation to a conclusion. The Silence of the Lambs is a suspenseful, thrilling film that has earned numerous awards, including five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Hopkins), Best Actress (Foster), Best Director (Demme), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Tally).

Fargo (1996)

Fargo
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, starring William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
Rated R

Fargo is an Academy Award-winning 1996 black comedy crime film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film stars Frances McDormand as Marge Gunderson, a pregnant police chief of Brainerd, Minnesota who investigates a series of homicides involving a local car salesman (William H. Macy) and two criminals (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare). The investigation leads to a series of absurd and increasingly violent events. Through it all, Marge remains determined to solve the case and find justice.

Taken (2008)

Taken
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Pierre Morel, starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Leland Orser
Rated PG-13

Taken is an action-packed thriller about a retired CIA operative (Liam Neeson) who embarks on a personal mission to rescue his teenage daughter (Maggie Grace) after she is kidnapped by a human trafficking ring while vacationing in Paris. With the aid of a young friend (Famke Janssen), he embarks on a journey across Europe to save his daughter and take revenge on those who have wronged him. Along the way, he faces off against numerous adversaries, all while using his CIA training and martial arts skills to stay one step ahead. In the end, he prevails and brings his daughter safely home.

Misery (1990)

Misery
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Rob Reiner, starring James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen
Rated R

Misery is a psychological horror film directed by Rob Reiner, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. The film follows a successful romance novelist, Paul Sheldon (James Caan), who is rescued from a car crash by a fanatical nurse, Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates). Wilkes takes Paul to her secluded home, claiming to be his "number one fan", and then holds him captive while forcing him to write a novel based on her favorite character. Paul soon discovers that Wilkes is a psychopath and is determined to keep him in her home for her own reasons. With his leg broken and his hands bound, Paul desperately attempts to escape as Wilkes' insanity grows increasingly dangerous. As the film progresses, Paul and Wilkes engage in a deadly game of cat and mouse that culminates in a shocking finale.

Man on Fire (2004)

Man on Fire
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Tony Scott, starring Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell
Rated R

Man on Fire is a 2004 American action thriller film directed by Tony Scott and starring Denzel Washington. The film follows a former mercenary and CIA operative named John Creasy, who is hired to protect the daughter of a wealthy Mexican couple in Mexico City. After the girl is kidnapped, Creasy embarks on a relentless quest to save her and seeks revenge on those responsible. During his mission, he is deeply affected by the bond he forms with the girl, and discovers that there is more to life than violence. This powerful and emotional story of redemption features intense action sequences and poignant moments of drama.

Saw (2004)

Saw
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From James Wan, starring Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover, Ken Leung
Rated R

Saw is a 2004 horror film directed by James Wan and starring Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, and Tobin Bell. The film follows two men, Adam and Lawrence, who wake up in a mysterious room, chained to a wall and instructed to play a twisted game of survival. In order to save their lives, they must complete a series of tasks, all while being watched by Jigsaw, a sadistic serial killer. As the two men struggle to find a way out of their predicament, they must also confront their inner demons and battle the psychological games Jigsaw has set up. With a mix of suspense, mystery, and gore, Saw is a gripping horror film that will leave viewers on the edge of their seats.

Inside Man (2006)

Inside Man
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Spike Lee, starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer
Rated R

Inside Man is a 2006 American heist-thriller film directed by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, and Jodie Foster. It follows a police detective (Washington) and his team as they attempt to negotiate with a clever bank robber (Owen) and his team, who have taken hostages and locked themselves inside a Manhattan bank. The robber's motives and intentions, however, remain unknown. As time passes, the detective discovers the robber has hidden agendas that could have devastating consequences. With time running out, the detective must work to discover the truth before it's too late.

Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

Rabbit-Proof Fence
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Phillip Noyce, starring Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Kenneth Branagh, Laura Monaghan
Rated PG

Trade (2007)

Trade
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Marco Kreuzpaintner, starring Kevin Kline, Kathleen Gati, Paulina Gaitan, Cesar Ramos
Rated R

Cape Fear (1991)

Cape Fear
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis
Rated R

The Negotiator (1998)

The Negotiator
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From F. Gary Gray, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse, Ron Rifkin
Rated R

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

From Dusk Till Dawn
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Robert Rodriguez, starring Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis, Quentin Tarantino
Rated R

Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

Live Free or Die Hard
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Len Wiseman, starring Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant, Maggie Q
Rated PG-13

London to Brighton (2006)

London to Brighton
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Paul Andrew Williams, starring Lorraine Stanley, Georgia Groome, Johnny Harris, Nathan Constance
Rated R

Gardens of the Night (2008)

Gardens of the Night
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Damian Harris, starring Gillian Jacobs, John Malkovich, Ryan Simpkins, Tom Arnold
Rated R

Panic Room (2002)

Panic Room
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From David Fincher, starring Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam
Rated R

The Transporter (2002)

The Transporter
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Louis Leterrier, Corey Yuen, starring Jason Statham, Shu Qi, Matt Schulze, François Berléand
Rated PG-13

Ransom (1996)

Ransom
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Ron Howard, starring Mel Gibson, Gary Sinise, Rene Russo, Brawley Nolte
Rated R

The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)

The Disappearance of Alice Creed
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From J Blakeson, starring Gemma Arterton, Eddie Marsan, Martin Compston
Rated R

Commando (1985)

Commando
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Mark L. Lester, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells
Rated R

Eden Lake (2008)

Eden Lake
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From James Watkins, starring Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Tara Ellis, Jack O'Connell
Rated R

Kiss the Girls (1997)

Kiss the Girls
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Gary Fleder, starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Cary Elwes, Alex McArthur
Rated R

The Way of the Gun (2000)

The Way of the Gun
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Christopher McQuarrie, starring Ryan Phillippe, Benicio Del Toro, Juliette Lewis, Taye Diggs
Rated R

Toy Soldiers (1991)

Toy Soldiers
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Daniel Petrie Jr., starring Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton, Keith Coogan, Andrew Divoff
Rated R

Hostage (2005)

Hostage
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Florent-Emilio Siri, starring Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak, Serena Scott Thomas, Jimmy Bennett
Rated R

 



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