Thrillers (Motion pictures)

North by Northwest

Suspense film in which a suave Madison Avenue ad-man is mistaken for a Federal intelligence man by foreign agents. When he is falsely implicated in a murder, he flees cross-country, followed by spies, counterspies, police, and a blonde Mata Hari who apparently is aiding the agents chasing him. The film ends with a mad scramble across the giant sculpted faces of Mount Rushmore.

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

When an American academic in Pakistan is kidnapped by anti-American radicals, the CIA thinks popular young Pakistani professor Changez is involved. But as Changez tells his story about his life in the US to an American foreign correspondent, the truth becomes harder to pin down

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Making Of

Twenty-five year-old Bahta has no job, no degree and no prospects. His one passion is breakdancing, but even that outlet is repressed by the police who regularly harrass him. Bahta attracts the attention of a group of fundamentalists, who decide to recruite him into the violent and dangerous world of terrorism. The group wants to use him as a suicide bomber.

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Winter’s Bone

Seventeen-year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails to find him, she and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin’s code of silence and risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions, and threats offered up by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth.

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The Running Man

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The year is 2019. Television is now ruling people’s lives. The most popular game show is The Running Man, where convicts can win pardons instead of ‘parting gifts’ by defeating murderous henchmen known as stalkers.

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Children of Men

Theo Faron is a bureaucrat in a Britain gone despotic. It is 2027 and the entire planet has gone infertile. Women no longer have babies, and chaos has erupted: war, rebellion, mass destruction, and a huge refugee problem, with the imposition of martial law. One day, Theo is kidnapped. His ex-wife Julian has a proposition for her former spouse, and because of their relationship, she thinks Theo will acquiesce. Theo is about to be tossed into a web of intrigue involving the very fate of humanity.

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Battle Royale

In the near future, the Japanese government creates an annual battle royale in which a group of ninth-graders are sent to a remote, deserted island and given three days to kill each other until only one remains.

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District 9

Twenty years ago, aliens from another planet made contact with Earth. Now, the refugee camp they are forced to live in has deteriorated into a slum-like ghetto. When field operative Wikus van der Merwe is put in charge of evicting the aliens, he contracts a strange virus that changes his DNA to match that of the refugees. As his body begins to mutate, he becomes a hunted man, and the aliens’ only hope for freedom

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