Good thriller/drama movies you might not have seenby tero-h | created - 17 Jul 2011 | updated - 30 Sep 2011 | Public
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1. A Murder of Crows (1998)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A disbarred lawyer takes credit for a late friend's book, which becomes a smash hit but the tables turn on him sooner than he suspected.
2. The Guilty (2000)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young person gets hired to kill someone completely unknown, by someone equally unknown. Or is that true? Nothing is what it seems.
3. The Assignment (1997)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
An American naval officer is recruited for an operation to eliminate his lookalike, the infamous terrorist Carlos The Jackal.
Votes: 8,359 | Gross: $0.54M
4. Shoot to Kill (1988)
R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
An F.B.I. Agent teams up with a tracker to pursue a murderer after he vanishes into the mountains and infiltrates a hiking group.
Votes: 10,755 | Gross: $29.30M
5. White Sands (1992)
R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A small southwestern town Sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and five hundred thousand dollars. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an F.B.I. investigation.
Votes: 6,396 | Gross: $9.01M
6. The Bedroom Window (1987)
R | 112 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Terry is having an affair with his boss' wife Sylvia. One night after an office party they are together and Sylvia witnesses an attack on Denise from Terry's bedroom window. She doesn't ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,106 | Gross: $12.64M
7. Malice (1993)
R | 107 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches art, Andy's a college dean. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know all" doctor.
Votes: 21,034 | Gross: $46.04M
10. Night Crossing (1982)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, History
True tale about two men planing to escape from communist East Germany in a hot air balloon, but only if they can take their families with them.
Votes: 1,114 | Gross: $8.00M
11. The Morning After (1986)
R | 103 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance
A washed up, alcoholic actress who is prone to blackouts wakes up next to a murdered man. Did she kill him and, if not, is she in danger?
Votes: 5,419 | Gross: $25.15M
13. One Eight Seven (1997)
R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller
15 months after being stabbed 9 times by a student at work as a high school teacher in NYC, Mr. Garfield is working in LA as a substitute teacher come full-time. He refuses to be a victim anymore.
Votes: 20,615 | Gross: $5.72M
15. Escape: Human Cargo (1998 TV Movie)
R | 107 min | Action, Drama
An American entrepreneur is closing a deal in Saudi Arabia in 1977. After a fallout with his influential Saudi partners, they have him arrested. Due to the US policy of noninterference in SA, the embassy won't help him. He must escape.
17. Jack's Back (1988)
R | 97 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
A serial killer in Los Angeles celebrates Jack the Ripper's 100th birthday by committing similar murders and only one has a chance of stopping him.
Votes: 2,324 | Gross: $0.49M
18. The Fourth Protocol (1987)
R | 119 min | Thriller
John Preston is a British Agent with the task of preventing the Russians detonating a nuclear explosion next to an American base in the UK. The Russians are hoping this will shatter the "special relationship" between the two countries.
Votes: 8,207 | Gross: $12.42M
19. Body Double (1984)
R | 114 min | Mystery, Thriller
A young actor's obsession with spying on a beautiful woman who lives nearby leads to a baffling series of events with drastic consequences.
Votes: 25,554 | Gross: $8.80M
21. Jagged Edge (1985)
R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A wealthy woman is murdered in her beach house. The husband is allegedly knocked out first. He inherits all her inherited wealth. He has a female corporate lawyer, criminal prosecutor 4 years ago, represent him in court. Guilty?
Votes: 12,227 | Gross: $40.50M
23. 3 A.M. (2001)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance
The feature film directing debut of Spike Lee protege Lee Davis takes the viewer into the world of taxi drivers. Developed in the Sundance Laboratory, this film offers dove-tailing stories ... See full summary »
24. City by the Sea (2002)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Vincent Lamarca, whose father was executed for a 1950s kidnapping of a child, grew up to become a police officer, only to see his own son become a murder suspect.
Votes: 23,281 | Gross: $22.43M
25. Knight Moves (1992)
R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A chess grandmaster is in a big tournament, and when his lover is found painted up and the blood drained out of her body he becomes a chief suspect. After he gets a call from the killer ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,227 | Gross: $0.92M
27. Suddenly (1954)
Unrated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
In the city of Suddenly, three gangsters trap the Benson family in their own house, on the top of a hill nearby the railroad station, with the intention of killing the president of the USA.
Votes: 5,524 | Gross: $1.40M