Thriller

.45

(2006)
30 Nov 2006
? R
101 min
Gary Lennon
N/A
Kate and her brutish boyfriend Big Al sell handguns on the streets of New York. She's smart, stylish, and self-confident, but all that leaves her when Al, in a jealous and self-indulgent rage, beats her. Three friends encourage her recovery: Vic, a woman who would like to be Kate's lover; Reilly, who runs with Al but also is attracted to Kate and repulsed by Al's violence; and, Liz, the counselor assigned to Kate from a battered-women's program. Vic and Reilly talk about killing Al, Liz gives pep talks; Kate remains frightened. Will Al's menace and Kate's dependency hold sway?

[Rec]

(2007)
Watch Trailer
23 Nov 2007
? R
78 min
Jaume Balagueró, Luiso Berdejo, Paco Plaza
16 wins & 12 nominations.
A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

[Rec] 2

(2009)
52
Watch Trailer
02 Oct 2009
? R
85 min
Jaume Balagueró, Manu Díez, Paco Plaza
5 wins & 3 nominations.
The medical Dr. Owen leads a three-men SWAT team inside the sealed off building to get blood sample from the girl Medeiros to develop an antidote. They are attacked by the zombie-like creatures and Dr. Owen locks a zombie inside a room using a crucifix. He discloses that the patient zero was possessed by the evil and the Vatican sent him to save mankind. Further, they will only leave the building under his voice command. Meanwhile, three teenagers follow a fireman and a man that breaks into the building through the sewage system to rescue his colleague and daughter respectively and they are trapped inside. They are lured and release the evil creature that was locked by Dr. Owen in a room. Out of the blue, the lead team meets the journalist Ângela Vidal hidden inside the building.

13 Tzameti

(2005)
61
08 Feb 2006
? NOT RATED
93 min
Géla Babluani
9 wins & 3 nominations.
Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his destination, Sebastian falls into a degenerate, clandestine world of mental chaos behind closed doors in which men gamble on the lives of others men.

2010: The Year We Make Contact

(1984)
53
07 Dec 1984
? PG
116 min
Arthur C. Clarke (novel), Peter Hyams (screenplay)
Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
In this sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, a joint American- Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to discover what went wrong with the U.S.S. Discovery against a backdrop of growing global tensions. Among the mysteries the expedition must explain are the appearance of a huge black monolith in Jupiter's orbit and the fate of H.A.L., the Discovery's sentient computer. Based on a novel written by Arthur C. Clarke.

30 Days of Night

(2007)
53
19 Oct 2007
? R
113 min
Steve Niles (screenplay), Stuart Beattie (screenplay), Brian Nelson (screenplay), Steve Niles (comic), Ben Templesmith (comic)
12 nominations.
After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires.

A Few Good Men

(1992)
62
Watch Trailer
11 Dec 1992
? R
138 min
Aaron Sorkin (play), Aaron Sorkin (screenplay)
Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 19 nominations.
In this dramatic courtroom thriller, LT Daniel Kaffee, a Navy lawyer who has never seen the inside of the courtroom, defends two stubborn Marines who have been accused of murdering a colleague. Kaffee is known as being lazy and had arranged for a plea bargain. Downey's Aunt Ginny appoints Cmdr. Galloway to represent him. Also on the legal staff is LTJG Sam Weinberg. The team rounds up many facts and Kaffee is discovering that he is really cut out for trial work. The defense is originally based upon the fact that PFC Santiago, the victim, was given a "CODE RED". Santiago was basically a screw-up. At Gitmo, screw-ups aren't tolerated. Especially by Col. Nathan Jessup. In Cuba, Jessup and two senior officers try to give all the help they can, but Kaffee knows something's fishy. In the conclusion of the film, the fireworks are set off by a confrontation between Jessup and Kaffee.

A Good Day to Die Hard

(2013)
28
14 Feb 2013
? R
98 min
Skip Woods, Roderick Thorp (certain original characters by)
3 wins & 7 nominations.
John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.

A History of Violence

(2005)
81
Watch Trailer
30 Sep 2005
? R
96 min
John Wagner (graphic novel), Vince Locke (graphic novel), Josh Olson (screenplay)
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 32 wins & 66 nominations.
A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core.

A Most Wanted Man

(2014)
73
Watch Trailer
01 Aug 2014
? R
122 min
Andrew Bovell (screenplay), John le Carré (novel), Stephen Cornwell (additional writing)
2 wins & 5 nominations.
When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community, laying claim to his father's ill gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man's true identity - oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist? Based on John le Carré's novel, A MOST WANTED MAN is a contemporary, cerebral tale of intrigue, love, rivalry, and politics that prickles with tension right through to its last heart-stopping scene.

A Scanner Darkly

(2006)
73
Watch Trailer
28 Jul 2006
? R
100 min
Philip K. Dick (novel), Richard Linklater (screenplay)
3 wins & 16 nominations.
An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.

A Walk Among The Tombstones

(2014)
57
Watch Trailer
19 September 2014
? R
114 min
Lawrence Block (based on the novel by), Scott Frank (written for the screen by)
1 nomination.
Matt Scudder is a former cop now a private eye. He is asked by a drug dealer to find the men who kidnapped his wife. It seems like they killed her even after he paid them. Scudder refuses. But the man later goes to see him and tells him how his wife was killed. Scudder takes the job. He does some research and thinks the men he is looking for have done this more than once. And that everyone they grabbed is connected to a drug dealer. He was about to give up when they grab another girl and Scudder tries make sure she's returned alive.

Alien: Covenant

(2017)
65
Watch Trailer
19 May 2017
? R
122 min
Dan O'Bannon (based on characters created by), Ronald Shusett (based on characters created by), Jack Paglen (story by), Michael Green (story by), John Logan (screenplay by), Dante Harper (screenplay by)
1 win & 12 nominations.
The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape

Amores Perros

(2000)
83
13 Apr 2001
? R
154 min
Guillermo Arriaga
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 54 wins & 22 nominations.
On the brink of the new Millennium in the bustling City of Mexico, one horrible car accident intertwines inextricably the lives of three perfect strangers. Octavio, a rebellious adolescent who is secretly in love with his sister-in-law, dreams of escaping his miserable life, and for this reason, he enters reluctantly the obscure world of dog fighting with his lethal dog Cofi. And then unexpectedly, Valeria, a stunning woman and famous supermodel, will cross paths with Octavio, while in the meantime, her pampered little dog Richie manages to vanish into thin air in the confined space of her apartment. Lastly, Chivo, an ex-guerrilla vagabond, after abandoning his little daughter, unable to make up for lost time, he channels his love to the city's strays and a mortally wounded Rottweiler. In the end, even though all the weary characters, men and beasts, wish for a bright future, in this life-changing journey in the pursuit of love, sometimes infidelity, sin and death can get in the way.

An American Haunting

(2005)
38
05 May 2006
? PG-13
83 min
Brent Monahan (novel), Courtney Solomon
5 nominations.
In 2006, in Red River, Tennessee, a teenager has frequent nightmares. Her mother reads an old letter from 1817 written by her ancestor, Lucy Bell. After a dispute of lands judged by the church, her husband John Bell is cursed by his opponent Kathe Batts, who has a fame of being a witch. From this moment on, an entity threatens John and her daughter Betsy Bell, attacking the girl during the nights. With the support of Betsy's school teacher Richard Powell, who tries to find rational explanations for the manifestation; her brother John Bell Jr.; and their friend James Johnston, who unsuccessfully tries to exorcize the entity from the house, the family does their best to protect Betsy in the haunted house.

Angel Heart

(1987)
06 Mar 1987
? X
113 min
William Hjortsberg (novel), Alan Parker (screenplay)
2 wins & 3 nominations.
Harry Angel has a new case, to find a man called Johnny Favourite. Except things aren't quite that simple and Johnny doesn't want to be found. Let's just say that amongst the period detail and beautiful scenery, it all gets really really nasty.

Angels & Demons

(2009)
48
Watch Trailer
15 May 2009
? PG-13
138 min
David Koepp (screenplay), Akiva Goldsman (screenplay), Dan Brown (novel)
1 win & 5 nominations.
Following the murder of a physicist, Father Silvano Bentivoglio, a symbolist, Robert Langdon, and a scientist, Vittoria Vetra, are on an adventure involving a secret brotherhood, the Illuminati. Clues lead them all around the Vatican, including the four altars of science, Earth, Air, Fire and Water. An assassin, working for the Illuminati, has captured four cardinals, and murders each, painfully. Robert and Vittoria also are searching for a new very destructive weapon that could kill millions.

Audition

(1999)
69
03 Mar 2000
? R
115 min
Ryû Murakami (novel), Daisuke Tengan (screenplay)
4 wins & 2 nominations.
In Tokyo, Shigeharu Aoyama is a widower that grieves the loss of his wife and raises his son Shigehiko Aoyama alone. Seven years later, the teenage Shigehiko asks why his middle-aged father does not remarry and Shigeharu meets his friend Yasuhisa Yoshikawa, who is a film producer, and tells his intention. However, Shigeharu has difficulties to approach to available women to date and Yasuhisa decide to organize a sham audition for casting the lead actress for the fake movie. They receive several portfolios of candidates and Shigeharu becomes obsessed by the gorgeous Asami Yamazaki. Despite the advice of the experienced Yasuhisa, Shigeharu calls Asami to date and he falls for her. But who is the mysterious Asami?

Automata

(2014)
37
17 Oct 2014
? R
109 min
Gabe Ibáñez, Igor Legarreta, Javier Sánchez Donate
6 nominations.
In 2044, solar storms have killed 99.7 % of the world's population and only 21 million people survive. The ROC Corporation has designed and built robots called Automata Pilgrim 7000 to help to rebuild the world. These robots have two security protocols; they can neither harm humans nor alter themselves or other robots. When police officer Sean Wallace shoots a robot and claims that it was altering itself, ROC insurance agent Jacq Vaucan is placed in charge of the investigation. Soon he believes that there is a "clocksmith" illegally modifying the robots. Jacq wants to live in the coast and asks his boss and friend Robert Bold to transfer him with his pregnant wife Rachel Vaucan to the coast. Robert offers the possibility if Jacq resolves the case. Jacq and Wallace go to a brothel where the modified robot Cleo attends and Wallace shoots its leg, expecting that the owner will lead them to the clocksmith. They meet Duprè but she is not the clocksmith that is modifying the robots. Soon Jacq discovers who is the responsible for modifying the robots but the Powers that Be in ROC believe that Jacq is the one to be blamed.

Awake

(2007)
33
30 Nov 2007
? R
84 min
Joby Harold
1 win & 3 nominations.
The story focuses on a man who suffers "anesthetic awareness" and finds himself awake and aware, but paralyzed, during heart surgery. His mother must wrestle with her own demons as a turn of events unfolds around them, while trying to unfold the story hidden behind her son's young wife.