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Top Thrillers (#1-100)

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Psycho 1960 Alfred Hitchcock 5
2 Blade Runner 1982 Ridley Scott 12
3 Vertigo 1958 Alfred Hitchcock 14
4 Chinatown 1974 Roman Polanski 18
5 Jaws 1975 Steven Spielberg 24
6 The Third Man 1949 Carol Reed 30
7 The Silence of the Lambs 1991 Jonathan Demme 33
8 North by Northwest 1959 Alfred Hitchcock 36
9 Rear Window 1954 Alfred Hitchcock 40
10 Double Indemnity 1944 Billy Wilder 41
11 The Night of the Hunter 1955 Charles Laughton 50
12 Touch of Evil 1958 Orson Welles 63
13 Fargo 1996 Joel Coen 67
14 M 1931 Fritz Lang 71
15 Blue Velvet 1986 David Lynch 72
16 Reservoir Dogs 1992 Quentin Tarantino 81
17 The Usual Suspects 1995 Bryan Singer 94
18 West Side Story 1961 Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise 101
19 Die Hard 1988 John McTiernan 104
20 Memento 2000 Christopher Nolan 112
21 Seven 1995 David Fincher 114
22 Notorious 1946 Alfred Hitchcock 118
23 L.A. Confidential 1997 Curtis Hanson 122
24 High Noon 1952 Fred Zinnemann 123
25 Halloween 1978 John Carpenter 125
26 Persona 1966 Ingmar Bergman 136
27 Jurassic Park 1993 Steven Spielberg 143
28 Donnie Darko 2001 Richard Kelly 146
29 Don't Look Now 1973 Nicolas Roeg 150
30 Heat 1995 Michael Mann 152
31 The Conversation 1974 Francis Ford Coppola 153
32 Mulholland Dr. 2001 David Lynch 156
33 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1920 Robert Wiene 168
34 The Dark Knight 2008 Christopher Nolan 177
35 The Manchurian Candidate 1962 John Frankenheimer 179
36 The Big Sleep 1946 Howard Hawks 181
37 The French Connection 1971 William Friedkin 185
38 The Sixth Sense 1999 M. Night Shyamalan 188
39 Mean Streets 1973 Martin Scorsese 189
40 Rome, Open City 1945 Roberto Rossellini 214
41 Peeping Tom 1960 Michael Powell 222
42 The Wages of Fear 1953 Henri-Georges Clouzot 230
43 Rebecca 1940 Alfred Hitchcock 231
44 Dawn of the Dead 1978 George A. Romero 232
45 Goldfinger 1964 Guy Hamilton 241
46 Blow-Up 1966 Michelangelo Antonioni 247
47 Das Boot 1981 Wolfgang Petersen 248
48 Strangers on a Train 1951 Alfred Hitchcock 262
49 The Great Escape 1963 John Sturges 263
50 Dirty Harry 1971 Don Siegel 266
51 Out of the Past 1947 Jacques Tourneur 275
52 The 39 Steps 1935 Alfred Hitchcock 281
53 Greed 1924 Erich von Stroheim 285
54 Diabolique 1955 Henri-Georges Clouzot 286
55 The Lives of Others 2006 Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck 293
56 No Country for Old Men 2007 Ethan and Joel Coen 302
57 Kiss Me Deadly 1955 Robert Aldrich 311
58 All the President's Men 1976 Alan J. Pakula 312
59 The Departed 2006 Martin Scorsese 323
60 The Professional 1994 Luc Besson 324
61 Twelve Monkeys 1995 Terry Gilliam 337
62 The Road Warrior 1981 George Miller 342
63 White Heat 1949 Raoul Walsh 346
64 Repulsion 1965 Roman Polanski 350
65 Deliverance 1972 John Boorman 353
66 Children of Men 2006 Alfonso Cuarón 355
67 Oldboy 2003 Chan-wook Park 360
68 Le Samouraï 1967 Jean-Pierre Melville 371
69 Evil Dead II 1987 Sam Raimi 391
70 Videodrome 1983 David Cronenberg 410
71 RoboCop 1987 Paul Verhoeven 411
72 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 1962 Robert Aldrich 415
73 Miller's Crossing 1990 Joel Coen 418
74 Get Carter 1971 Mike Hodges 422
75 Inception 2010 Christopher Nolan 425
76 Blood Simple 1984 Joel Coen 433
77 In the Heat of the Night 1967 Norman Jewison 436
78 In a Lonely Place 1950 Nicholas Ray 442
79 The Big Heat 1953 Fritz Lang 444
80 Scarface 1932 Howard Hawks 449
81 A Man Escaped 1956 Robert Bresson 450
82 Cat People 1942 Jacques Tourneur 455
83 The Player 1992 Robert Altman 456
84 28 Days Later… 2002 Danny Boyle 459
85 Speed 1994 Jan de Bont 460
86 Hidden 2005 Michael Haneke 466
87 Rififi 1955 Jules Dassin 472
88 Ghost in the Shell 1995 Mamoru Oshii 475
89 Sin City 2005 Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez 477
90 JFK 1991 Oliver Stone 478
91 The Untouchables 1987 Brian De Palma 487
92 The Long Good Friday 1980 John Mackenzie 490
93 Shadow of a Doubt 1943 Alfred Hitchcock 492
94 Enter the Dragon 1973 Robert Clouse 494
95 The Lady Vanishes 1938 Alfred Hitchcock 495
96 In the Realm of the Senses 1976 Nagisa Oshima 498
97 Ghost 1990 Jerry Zucker 500
98 The Long Goodbye 1973 Robert Altman 503
99 The King of Comedy 1982 Martin Scorsese 505
100 The Killer 1989 John Woo 506
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