Thriller movies with surprise endings
Actors: Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger, James Rebhorn
There are no rules in "the game." And that will make life very difficult for Nicholas Van Orton, a successful businessman who is always in control. Van Orton lives a well-ordered life - until an unexpected birthday gift from his brother destroys it all. Like it or not, Nicholas has been enrolled in a game - "a profound life experience" that begins quietly but soon erupts in a rush of devastating events. Van Orton has to win this deadly game or lose control of everything in his life.
Actors: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Donnie Wahlberg
Hollywood superstar Bruce Willis brings a powerful presence to an edge-of-your-seat thriller from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan (Oscar**-nominee for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director) that critics are calling one of the greatest ghost stories ever filmed. When Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Willis), a distinguished child psychologist, meets Cole Sear (Oscar**-nominee Haley Joel Osment, Best Supporting Actor), a frightened, confused, eight-year-old, Dr. Crowe is completely unprepared to face the truth of what haunts Cole. With a riveting intensity you'll find thoroughly chilling, the discovery of Cole's incredible sixth sense leads them to mysterious places with unforgettable consequences!
Actors: Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne
A gruesome scene is left at a pier in San Pedro, south of Los Angeles. Twenty-seven dead bodies. A burned-out ship smoldering in the harbor. An FBI agent assesses the carnage and learns of two survivors: one in the hospital, the other a cripple from New York being held in the DA's office. He heads to the hospital in search of answers.
Actors: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano
Directed by Christopher Nolan (THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and INTERSTELLAR), this Academy Award®-nominated film is a mind-bending thriller whose mesmerizing power grows with every viewing. Guy Pearce stars as Leonard, a man with a bizarre disorder: the inability to form new memories. Ever since that fateful night when his wife was murdered, anyone Leonard has met, or anything he has done, simply vanishes from his mind. Who are his friends? Who are his enemies? What is the truth? The answers change from second to second as Leonard seeks vengeance for his wife's murder…and sinks into an abyss of uncertainty and danger.
Actors: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor
Based on the short story “All You Zombies” by Robert A. Heinlein, Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent (Ethan Hawke) sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must recruit his younger self while pursuing the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.
Actors: Nicole Kidman
While awaiting her husband's return from war, Grace (Nicole Kidman) and her two young children live an unusually isolated existence behind the locked doors and drawn curtains of a secluded island mansion. Then, after three mysterious servants arrive and it becomes chillingly clear that there is far more to his house than can be seen, Grace finds herself in a harrying fight to save her children and keep her sanity.
Actors: Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey
Years after terrorizing a small Texas community, the God's Hand Killer has returned - leaving in his wake a perplexing trail of fear and death. Convinced that he knows the killer's identity, Fenton Meiks shows up at FBI Headquarters, intent on putting an end to the murderous rampage and relieving his conscience of his family's sinister secrets.
Actors: Leigh Whannell, Cary Elwes, Tobin Bell, Danny Glover
Would you die to live? That's what two men, Adam (Leigh Whannell) and Gordon (Cary Elwes), have to ask themselves when they're paired up in a deadly situation. Abducted by a serial killer, they're trapped up in a prison constructed with such ingenuity that they may not be able to escape before their captor decides it's time to dismantle their bodies in his signature way. Attempting to break free may kill them, but staying definitely will.
Actors: Samuel Le Bihan, Mark Dacascos, Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci
Actors: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright Penn
Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson star in a mind-shattering, suspense-filled thriller that stays with you long after the end of this riveting supernatural film. After David Dunn (Willis) emerges from a horrific train crash as the sole survivor -- and without a single scratch on him -- he meets a mysterious stranger (Jackson). An unsettling stranger who believes comic book heroes walk the earth. A haunting stranger, whose obsession with David will change David's life forever.
Actors: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Michael Caine, David Bowie
Award-winning actors Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Scarlett Johansson star in The Prestige, the twisting, turning story that, like all great magic tricks, stays with you. Two young, passionate magicians, Robert Angier (Jackman), a charismatic showman, and Alfred Borden (Bale), a gifted illusionist, are friends and partners until one fateful night when their biggest trick goes terribly wrong. Now the bitterest of enemies, they will stop at nothing to learn each other’s secrets. As their rivalry escalates into a total obsession full of deceit and sabotage, they risk everything to become the greatest magician of all time. But nothing is as it seems, so watch closely. And be prepared to watch it again and again.
Actors: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans
The Boy is a frightening thrill ride directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside) and starring Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead). Greta (Cohan) is a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village. She soon discovers that the family’s 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that they care for just like a real boy, as a way to cope with the death of their son 20 years prior. After violating a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing and inexplicable events bring Greta’s worst nightmare to life, leading her to believe that the doll is actually alive.
Actors: Olivia DeJong, Ed Oxenbould, Kathryn Hahn
When Becca and Tyler are sent to their grandparents' secluded Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong stay, they quickly discover something is not right with the elderly couple. Faced with strange rules and increasingly frightening behavior, the children soon realize it will take all their wits to make it home alive. Critics rave, the latest heart-pounding thriller from the director of The Sixth Sense and Signs and the producer of Paranormal Activity and The Purge is a “deliciously creepy triumph.”** **Scott Mendelson, Forbes.com
Actors: Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham-Carter, Jared Leto, Meat Loaf
A ticking-time-bomb insomniac (Edward Norton) and a slippery soap salesman (Brad Pitt) channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Together they create a new "fight club" where young men come to relieve their frustrations by beating each other to a pulp. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until a sensuous eccentric (Helena Bonham Carter) gets in the way and ignites an out-of control spiral toward oblivion.
Actors: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Armie Hammer
A successful Los Angeles art-gallery owner's idyllic life is marred by the constant traveling of her handsome second husband. While he is away, she is shaken by the arrival of a manuscript written by her first husband, who she has not seen in years. The manuscript tells the story of a teacher who finds a trip with his family turning into a nightmare. As Susan reads the book, it forces her to examine her past and confront some dark truths.
Actors: Cate Blanchett, Keanu Reeves, Giovanni Ribisi, Hilary Swank, Greg Kinnear, Katie Holmes
Oscar-Winner and Golden Globe-Winner Cate Blanchett leads an incredible all-star cast including Academy Award.-winner Hilary Swank (Boys Don't Cry), Keanu Reeves (The Matrix), Katie Holmes (Wonder Boys), Giovanni Ribisi (Saving Private Ryan), and Oscar-nominee Greg Kinnear (As Good As It Gets) in this stylishly filmed mystery that's as eerie as a backwoods swamp with a dark secret beneath it's even darker surface. Widow and mother of three, Annie Wilson (Blanchett), makes her living by foretelling others' futures...though her own has become cloudier than even she can see. Threatened by a client's violently jealous husband (Reeves) and plagued by visions of a missing towns-girl (Holmes), Annie is unwittingly pulled into a thicket of lies and deception in which her extraordinary gift could be used against her...and get her killed. Written by Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade) and Tom Epperson (A Family Thing), and directed by Sam Raimi (A Simple Plan), The Gift is a gripping tale of supernatural intrigue...and chilling terror.
Actors: Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody
Actors: Sean Penn, Liz Hurley, Catherine McCormack, Josh Lucas, Sarah Polley
A century-old double murder haunts Jean (Catherine McCormack), a photographer who travels to Smuttynose Island, the scene of the crime, to investigate.
Actors: Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copley, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson
Oldboy follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement without any indication of his captor's motive. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment. His quest for revenge leads him into an ill-fated relationship with a young social worker (Elizabeth Olsen) and ultimately to an illusive man (Sharlto Copley) who allegedly holds the key to his salvation.
Actors: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Alfred Molina, Rebecca De Mornay
What if every choice we ever make was already made for us? What if there really were no coincidences in life and our destinies were already predetermined? Ten strangers with secrets are brought together in a savage rainstorm: A limo driver (John Cusack), an '80s TV star (Rebecca DeMornay), a cop (Ray Liotta) who is transporting a killer (Jake Busey), a call girl (Amanda Peet), a pair of newlyweds (Clea DuVall and William Lee Scott) and a family in crisis (John C. McGinley, Leila Kenzle, Bret Loehr), all take shelter at a desolate motel run by a nervous night manager (John Hawkes). Relief in finding shelter is quickly replaced with fear as the ten travelers begin to die, one by one. They soon realize that, if they are to survive, they'll have to uncover the secret that has brought them all together.
Actors: Annabella Sciorra, Deborah Kara Unger, James Sheridan, Anthony LaPaglia, Alan Alda
Manhattan psychiatrist Ann Hecker (Annabella Sciorra, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Jungle Fever) is haunted by secret fantasies - recurring erotic dreams inspired by the bondage-and-sex confessions of a lustful patient (Deborah Unger). Seeking help, Ann approaches her university mentor, Dr. Leo Green (Alan Alda). But real treatment comes when Ann meets Doug McDowell (Jamey Sheridan), a ruggedly handsome pilot whose attentions spark a love affair beyond Ann's wildest fantasies. Then one of Ann's patients turns up dead with clues pointing to Doug as the murderer. Can Ann trust this man she hardly knows? Is he after her love... or her life? With unrelenting, pulse-pounding suspense, Whispers In the Dark is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that will keep you guessing until its shocking, fever-pitched end. Co-starring Anthony LaPaglia (One Good Cop) and Jill Clayburgh.
Actors: Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas, Kevin Dunn
Ever since Tom Witzy (Kevin Bacon) was hypnotized, he's had terrifying visions of a horrible crime. But the hallucinations give him more than the creeps when he discovers physical remnants of the nightmares in his waking hours.
Actors: Vera Farmiga, Isabelle Fuhrman, Peter Sarsgaard
The tragic loss of their unborn child has devastated Kate (Vera Farmiga) and John (Peter Sarsgaard), taking a toll on both their marriage and Kate's fragile psyche as she is plagued by nightmares and haunted by demons from her past. Struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy in their lives, the couple decides to adopt another child. At the local orphanage, both John and Kate find themselves strangely drawn to a young girl named Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman)...but Esther is not what she appears to be and, concerned for the safety of her family, Kate tries to get John and others to see past Esther's sweet facade. But her warnings go unheeded until it may be too late...for everyone.
Actors: Adrien Brody, Yvonne Strahovski, Jennifer Beals
Based on the New York Times Notable noir thriller, this pulse-pounding mystery begins as reporter Porter Wren (Adrien Brody, The Grand Budapest Hotel) meets attractive widow Caroline (Yvonne Strahiovski, "Dexter). When she asks him to solve the bizarre death of her filmmaker husband (Campbell Scott, The Amazing Spiderman 1 & 2), Wren is unable to refuse—or resist—her. But when a rich mogul blackmails him into investigating Caroline, the reporter realizes this job could cost him everything.
Actors: James Caviezel, Greg Kinnear, Joe Pantoliano
Actors: Halle Berry, Robert Downey Jr., Penélope Cruz
A brilliant and respected criminal psychologist, Dr. Miranda Grey (Halle Berry) is an expert at knowing what is rational. Under the direction of her husband (Charles S. Dutton), Miranda treats dangerously disturbed patients at the Woodward Penitentiary for Women. But Miranda's life is thrust into terrifying jeopardy after a cryptic encounter with a mysterious young girl leads to a nightmare beyond her wildest imagination.
Actors: Johnny Depp, Emmanuelle Seigner, Lena Olin, Frank Langella
Johnny Depp unlocks the gates of hell in the tense thriller directed by Roman Polanski. After a rare-book dealer (Depp) is hired to locate the last copies of a demonic manuscript, he's swept into a web of theft, murder, and terrifying satanic rituals.
Actors: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton
Jason Bateman, Joel Edgerton, and Rebecca Hall star in a chilling psychological thriller that asks the question, "Can you really go through life having never wronged anyone?" Simon (Bateman) and Robyn (Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going as planned until a chance run-in with Simon's high school acquaintance sends their world into a tailspin. At first Simon doesn't recognize Gordo (Edgerton), but after a series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from the past is uncovered after more than 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to contemplate: how well do we really know those closest to us, and are bygones ever really bygones?
Actors: Cuba Gooding jr., Tom Berenger, Mark Pellegrino
A Murder of Crows is the story of one man's struggle with his responsibilities as a lawyer and with the appetite of his ego. Prominent New Orleans attorney Lawson Russell (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) puts his name on a best seller he didn't write. However, the novel he stole was a factual account of a series of murders. Hunted by the detective Clifford Dubose (Tom Berenger) and the FBI, Lawson Russell must discover who framed him and why.
Actors: Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, Peter Sarsgaard, Joy Bryant, John Hurt
Kate Hudson stars in The Skeleton Key - a supernatural thriller that weaves a tale of terror and suspense! When Caroline Ellis (Hudson) takes a job in Louisiana's bayous, she unlocks a deadly secret involving magic, conjure and sacrifice that pulls her into a terrifying world of strange, frightening and unexplained incidents. The key to escaping may lie in a decrepit attic, but if she dares to believe in what she discovers, everything she fears will become real! Filled with endless suspense and bone-chilling scares, hold on for this terrific ride.
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