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30. “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (1955) – Alfred Hitchcock
Doris Day sang the Oscar-winning song “Que Sera Sera” through Jimmy Stewart in this Hitchcock murder-turned-kidnapping thriller.
29. “Dressed to Kill” (1980) – Brian De Palma
A mysterious blonde woman kills a psychiatrist’s patient (Angie Dickinson) (Michael Caine) in a brutal elevator murder, then lashes out at the call girl (Nancy Allen) who witnessed the murder.
28. ‘American Psycho’ (2000) – Mary Harron
Christian Bale is delighted that New York investment banker Patrick Bateman is turning out to be a psychopath by playing Phil Collins to his guests.
27. “The maid” (2016) – Chan-wook park
Before “Parasite”, this South Korean thriller followed a servant of a Japanese heiress who secretly hatches a ploy to defraud her.
26. “The shadow of a doubt” (1943) – Alfred Hitchcock
Teresa Wright wishes something exciting would happen in her small town, prompting the arrival of her serial choke, Uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten).
25. ‘The Faceless Eyes’ (1960) – Georges Franju
I don’t know what’s creepiest: Alida Valli’s frozen porcelain mask or the surgeon who disfigures her daughter and tries to give her a new face.
24. “Knife in the water” (1962) – Roman Polanski
Few films contain as much tension with so little happening as this one.
23. “Strangers on a Train” (1951) – Alfred Hitchcock
A sinister socialite shows a tennis star how two complete strangers can commit murder in this ‘crisscross’ Hitchcock classic.
22. “Basic instinct”(1992) – Paul Verhoeven
Few moments are as erotically iconic as Sharon Stone crossing her legs for interrogators as Michael Douglas investigates a murder.
21. “The 39 Steps” (1935) – Alfred Hitchcock
Robert Donat is accused of killing a spy, runs away and builds a memorable MacGuffin in the original Hitchcock ‘Bad Man’ screenplay.
20. ‘Oldboy’ (2003) – Chan-wook Park
This gripping South Korean revenge thriller remains one of the most violent, gripping and disturbing films ever made.
19. “Jacob’s Ladder” (1990) – Adrian Lyne
This supernatural thriller has Tim Robbins freaked out as a mind-blowing Vietnam veteran who spots bizarre faces and animal tails in New York City subway tunnels and nightclubs.
18. “Dead Ringtones” (1988) – David Cronenberg
Jeremy Irons takes on the dual role of twin gynecologists who try out new surgical procedures while swapping girlfriends in this Cronenberg cooler.
17. ‘Dial M for Murder’ (1954) – Alfred Hitchcock
Grace Kelly grabs a pair of scissors to escape a murder plot by her husband Ray Milland, who quickly comes up with a plan B.
16. ‘Marathon Man’ (1976) – John Schlesinger
“Is it safe?” Laurence Olivier was frightening as a former Nazi dentist terrorizing Dustin Hoffman in an international plot involving stolen diamonds and a rogue government agent.
15. ‘Rope’ (1948) – Alfred Hitchcock
Two young men strangle their classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite their friends and family to dinner to test their “perfect crime,” as Hitchcock creates the illusion of a continuous take.
14. “Misery” (1990) – Rob Reiner
Kathy Bates won the Oscar for Best Actress as James Caan’s No.1 fan, Annie Wilkes, caring for him after a car accident, forcing her to rewrite her favorite novel series and hamper it with a hammer and a 2 Ã 4.
13. “What happened to Baby Jane?” “(1962) – Robert Aldrich
The actual feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford has been brought to screen as an aging former child star tormenting her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion.
12. “The Night of the Hunter” (1955) – Charles Laughton
In his one and only effort as a director, Charles Laughton delivered a nightmarish thriller from a kid’s perspective about a pair of kids hiding $ 10,000 from Robert Mitchum’s religious fanatic with tattooed fingers reading “LOVE” and ” HASTE “.
11. “Cap Fear” (1962) – J. Lee Thompson
Robert Mitchum is unforgettable as Max Cady, who stalks the family of his former prosecutor (Gregory Peck) with the scary score of Bernard Herrmann returning for the Martin Scorsese remake starring Robert DeNiro.
10. ‘Black Swan’ (2010) – Darren Aronofsky
Natalie Portman won a well-deserved Oscar as a two-faced ballerina consumed by the duality of her role in “Swan Lake”, increasing the tension in Darren Aronofsky’s masterpiece that can only be described by the last line: “Perfect”.
9. “Don’t look now” (1973) – Nicolas Roeg
In mourning for their young daughter, Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie take a well-deserved vacation to Venice where they meet a psychic and see lightning bolts from a red raincoat that may just be their daughter.
8. “Bedroom” (2013) – Lenny Abrahamson
Brie Larson won the Oscar for Best Actress as an abducted woman raising her son (Jacob Tremblay) in the compound of a small shed.
7. “Fatal Attraction” (1987) – Adrian Lyne
Glenn Close “wasn’t going to be ignored” as clingy mistress Alex Forrest, seducing Michael Douglas, stalking his family, boiling bunnies, and scaring an entire generation into cheating on their spouses.
6. “Parasite” (2019) – Bong Joon-ho
South Korean master Bong Joon-ho made Oscar history by becoming the first foreign-language film to win the Best Picture award in this gripping social commentary on class divisions.
5. ‘The Diabolics’ (1955) – Henri-Georges Clouzot
Hitchcock was reportedly frustrated when French filmmaker Clouzot beat him to secure the rights to the novel “Les Diabolique”, which predated “Psycho” with its own spooky bathroom thriller and shocking twist.
4. “Deliverance” (1972) – John Boorman
Beyond the pop culture staples of “Dueling Banjos” and “Scream Like a Pig,” Burt Reynolds warns of “human rape of nature”, as tires screech through the streets. wilderness to brave a river before it becomes an artificial lake.
3. “Notorious” (1946) – Alfred Hitchcock
Cary Grant convinces Ingrid Bergman to marry Claude Rains in order to spy on a group of Nazis in Rio de Janeiro, while Alfred Hitchcock weaves a master class of suspense with biting key chains, bottles of wine and cups of tea poisoned.
2. “The Sixth Sense” (1999) – M. Night Shyamalan
This supernatural thriller is remembered by everyone for its jaw-dropping twist – foreshadowed by red imagery – but the real greatness lies in Haley Joel Osment’s bond with mother Toni Collette and psychiatrist Bruce Willis, who learns his secret: “I see dead people.
1. “The silence of the lambs” (1991) – Jonathan Demme
Jodie Foster is a feminist badass as Clarice Starling, braving a night vision lair to kill Buffalo Bill with the help of Anthony Hopkins’ iconic Hannibal Lecter in one of only three films to win the “Five.” big âOscars: Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay.
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