Thriller

Pickup on South Street (1953) Samuel Fuller, Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

Pickup on South Street (1953)
On a crowded subway, Skip McCoy picks the purse of Candy. Among his take, although he does not know it at the time, is a piece of top-secret microfilm that was being passed by Candy’s consort, a Communist agent. Candy discovers the whereabouts of the film through Moe Williams, a police informer. She attempts to seduce McCoy to recover the film. She fails to get back the film and falls in love with him. The desperate agent exterminates Moe and savagely beats Candy. McCoy, now goaded into action, confronts the agent in a particularly brutal fight in a subway.

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Crimen ferpecto / The Perfect Crime (2004) Álex de la Iglesia, Guillermo Toledo, Mónica Cervera, Enrique Villén, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Crimen ferpecto AKA The Perfect Crime (2004)
Rafael is the best salesman in the biggest department store of Madrid. He is a fascinating man; all his colleagues fell in love with him. He tries to live a high-standard life. He is definitely ambitious and aspires to be the new head of sales on his floor. But he has to beat Don Antonio: the best salesman in the man wearing sector. Competition gets harder and harder, until Rafael kills Don Antonio! Lourdes, the ugliest woman in the store, unexpectedly helps Rafael to hide the corpse, but her help isn’t for free. Rafael will soon start considering a new crime. A new perfect crime.

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Un homme idéal / A Perfect Man (2015) Yann Gozlan, Pierre Niney, Ana Girardot, André Marcon, Thriller

A Perfect Man (2015)
Mathieu, a man in his mid-twenties, dreams of making his name as an author happens to come across the forgotten manuscript of an old man who has recently died. After some soul searching, Mathieu decides to write up the manuscript, a spectacularly well-written firsthand account of the Algerian War, and submit it to a publisher under his own name. The book proves to be a huge success and Mathieu finds himself catapulted into the glamorous world of the rich and famous. Once the euphoria of being a published author has passed, Mathieu finds himself up against the insurmountable obstacle of the second novel. Hounded by his publisher and his creditors, knowing that his comfortable new life is about to slip from his grasp, he suffers a creative block. To add to his woes, he is then contacted by a stranger who seems to know his dark secret…

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Greenhide (1926) Charles Chauvel, Elsa Chauvel, Gerald Barlow, Irma Dearden, Drama, Thriller

Greenhide (1926)
Charles Chauvel came to the forefront of Australian cinema after The Moth of Moonbi (1926), and followed up with Greenhide, his final silent film. It was on the set of Greenhide that Chauvel met his wife Elsie, who had the starring role. The story follows a girl who moves from a life of leisure in the city to rural Queensland, where she romanticises her way into the arms of the rough farm manager, ‘Greenhide Gavin’. A cattle-thieving plot also unfolds.

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Topaz (1969) Alfred Hitchcock, Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, John Vernon, Action, Adventure, Thriller

Topaz (1969)
When a Soviet official defects to the United States, he brings with him claims that Russia is using Cuba as a staging ground for nuclear missiles. CIA agent Michael Nordstrom (John Forsythe) enlists the help of French spy André Devereaux (Frédérick Stafford) to find out if the official’s claims are true. Not only do the agents discover that the Soviet’s suspicions are valid, but they also find out that a French spy ring known as “Topaz” is working with the Russians to uncover NATO secrets.

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Torn Curtain (1966) Alfred Hitchcock, Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Lila Kedrova, Thriller

Torn Curtain (1966)
Professor Michael Armstrong is heading to Stockholm to attend a physics conference accompanied by his assistant-fiancée Sarah Sherman. Once arrived however, Michael informs her that he may be staying for awhile and she should return home. She follows him and realizes he’s actually heading to East Germany, behind the Iron Curtain. She follows him there and is shocked when he announces that he’s defecting to the East after the US government canceled his research project. In fact, Michael is there to obtain information from a renowned East German scientist. Once the information is obtained, he and Sarah now have to make their way back to the West.

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