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Psycho (1960)

Psycho
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Alfred Hitchcock, starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin
Rated R

Psycho is a 1960 psychological horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, and Vera Miles. The film follows Marion Crane, who on the run after stealing money from her employer, as she checks into a secluded motel run by the strange and mysterious Norman Bates. As Marion falls victim to Bates' deranged scheme, a private detective hired by Marion's employer and Marion's sister, Lila, set out to uncover the motel's secrets and find Marion. Through the investigation, their discoveries eventually lead to the shocking and iconic twist ending. Psycho is widely considered to be Hitchcock's masterpiece and is often cited as one of the finest examples of cinematic suspense.

Mulholland Drive (2001)

Mulholland Drive
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From David Lynch, starring Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Jeanne Bates
Rated R

Mulholland Drive is a surreal neo-noir psychological thriller directed by David Lynch. The film follows the story of two women, Betty Elms (Naomi Watts) and Rita (Laura Harring), who meet after a car accident in Los Angeles. Betty is an aspiring actress and Rita is dealing with amnesia as a result of the accident. Together, they set out to uncover the mystery of Rita's identity. Along the way, they uncover a dark underworld of violence, deception, and murder in the city of dreams. As the story progresses, reality and fantasy increasingly intertwine, leading the viewers to an unexpected and ambiguous conclusion.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From David Fincher, starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård
Rated R

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2011 mystery-thriller film directed by David Fincher and based on the novel of the same name by Stieg Larsson. The film follows Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist played by Daniel Craig, and Lisbeth Salander, a computer hacker (portrayed by Rooney Mara) as they investigate the disappearance of a wealthy Swedish industrialist's 16-year-old granddaughter nearly 40 years prior. As they search for clues and unravel the mystery, they uncover a larger conspiracy and discover dark secrets within the family. Blomkvist and Salander must work together to uncover the truth and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Blue Velvet (1986)

Blue Velvet
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From David Lynch, starring Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern
Rated R

Blue Velvet is a 1986 American neo-noir mystery film written and directed by David Lynch. Set in the small town of Lumberton, North Carolina, the film stars Kyle MacLachlan as college student Jeffrey Beaumont, who discovers a severed human ear in a vacant lot. This leads him to an investigation of the town's seedy underworld which is overseen by a notorious criminal known as Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper). Jeffrey finds himself getting more and more immersed in the situation and soon finds that he must confront the dark and twisted secrets of the town's inhabitants in order to get to the root of the mystery. Along the way, he also discovers a strange relationship between nightclub singer Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini) and Frank. As Jeffrey unravels the mystery, he finds himself falling in love with Dorothy, and at the same time, struggling with his own feelings for another girl, Sandy (Laura Dern). Eventually, Jeffrey and Sandy team up to take down Frank and restore order in the town.

The Skin I Live In (2011)

The Skin I Live In
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Pedro Almodóvar, starring Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Jan Cornet, Marisa Paredes
Rated R

The Skin I Live In is a Spanish psychological thriller directed by Pedro Almodóvar. The film follows a brilliant plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas), who is obsessed with creating a skin that is resistant to marks and injuries. He creates a man-made skin that he tests on a mysterious woman (Elena Anaya) he has kept locked up in his house. It is later revealed that she is actually his daughter’s former boyfriend, who was severely burned in a car accident. Dr. Ledgard has kept him captive to conduct his experiments on, in an attempt to avenge his daughter’s suicide. The film explores themes of identity, power, and revenge. It is a dark, gripping exploration of obsession, morality, and humanity.

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Eyes Wide Shut
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Stanley Kubrick, starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Todd Field, Sydney Pollack
Rated R

Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 American erotic film directed, produced and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. It is based on Arthur Schnitzler's 1926 novella Dream Story. The film follows the sexually charged adventures of Dr. Bill Harford (Tom Cruise), who is shocked when his wife, Alice (Nicole Kidman), reveals that she had contemplated an affair a year earlier. He embarks on a night-long adventure, during which he infiltrates a massive masked orgy of an secret society. The film is set in New York City and its surroundings from Christmas Eve to Christmas Day. The journey leads Dr. Harford to the masked orgy, which takes place in a mansion operated by a powerful secret society, and to a series of encounters with various people, including a former lover and a mysterious prostitute (Leelee Sobieski). He eventually makes his way home, where his wife and daughter are waiting for him. The film received critical acclaim for its exploration of jealousy, fear, loyalty, and human sexuality. It also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design.

Blow-Up (1966)

Blow-Up
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Michelangelo Antonioni, starring David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle
Rated Not Rated

Blow-Up is a 1966 British mystery drama film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. It follows a day in the life of a fashion photographer, Thomas, who believes he has unwittingly captured a murder on film. After Thomas develops the film, he investigates further and is drawn into a increasingly complex mystery that confounds him. As he delves deeper into the mystery, his perceptions of reality begin to change, leaving him to ultimately question the nature of truth and illusion.

Body Heat (1981)

Body Heat
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Lawrence Kasdan, starring William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson
Rated R

Bound (1996)

Bound
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, starring Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, John P. Ryan
Rated R

Dead Ringers (1988)

Dead Ringers
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From David Cronenberg, starring Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon
Rated R

The Beguiled (1971)

The Beguiled
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Don Siegel, starring Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Elizabeth Hartman, Jo Ann Harris
Rated R

Don't Look Now (1973)

Don't Look Now
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Nicolas Roeg, starring Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania
Rated R

Side Effects (2013)

Side Effects
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Steven Soderbergh, starring Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Rated R

Dressed to Kill (1980)

Dressed to Kill
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Brian De Palma, starring Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon
Rated R

Basic Instinct (1992)

Basic Instinct
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Paul Verhoeven, starring Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn
Rated R

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Nicolas Gessner, starring Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith, Mort Shuman
Rated PG

The Last Seduction (1994)

The Last Seduction
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From John Dahl, starring Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg, Bill Pullman, Michael Raysses
Rated R

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Fatal Attraction
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Adrian Lyne, starring Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Latzen
Rated R

Body Double (1984)

Body Double
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Brian De Palma, starring Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith, Gregg Henry, Deborah Shelton
Rated R

Stoker (2013)

Stoker
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Park Chan-wook, starring Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney
Rated R

To Die For (1995)

To Die For
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Gus Van Sant, starring Nicole Kidman, Matt Dillon, Joaquin Phoenix, Casey Affleck
Rated R

Sea of Love (1989)

Sea of Love
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Harold Becker, starring Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, John Goodman, Michael Rooker
Rated R

Cruel Intentions (1999)

Cruel Intentions
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Roger Kumble, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair
Rated R

The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992)

The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Curtis Hanson, starring Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay, Matt McCoy, Ernie Hudson
Rated R

Unfaithful (2002)

Unfaithful
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Adrian Lyne, starring Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Olivier Martinez, Erik Per Sullivan
Rated R

 



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