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Thrillers are often hybrids with other genres - there are action-thrillers, western-thrillers, film-noir thrillers, even romantic comedy-thrillers. Another closely-related genre is the horror film genre. Thriller and suspense films are virtually synonymous and interchangeable categorizations. They are types of films known to promote intense excitement, suspense, a high level of anticipation, ultra-heightened expectation, uncertainty, anxiety, and nerve-wracking tension. The acclaimed Master of Suspense is Alfred Hitchcock. Spy films may be considered a type of thriller/suspense film.

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    The Dark Knight

    2008, in 19 top lists Check
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    Pulp Fiction

    1994, in 32 top lists Check
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    Inception

    2010, in 16 top lists Check
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    Eskiya

    1996 — a.k.a. The Bandit, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Usual Suspects

    1995, in 21 top lists Check
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    Se7en

    1995, in 22 top lists Check
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    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 29 top lists Check
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    Léon

    1994 — a.k.a. The Professional, in 18 top lists Check
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    Rear Window

    1954, in 26 top lists Check
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    Psycho

    1960, in 31 top lists Check
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    The Dark Knight Rises

    2012, in 10 top lists Check
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    Memento

    2000, in 21 top lists Check
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    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    1991, in 20 top lists Check
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    The Departed

    2006, in 17 top lists Check
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    Das Leben der Anderen

    2006 — a.k.a. The Lives of Others, in 16 top lists Check
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    The Prestige

    2006, in 11 top lists Check
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    M

    1931, in 33 top lists Check
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    North by Northwest

    1959, in 26 top lists Check
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    Double Indemnity

    1944, in 28 top lists Check
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    Aliens

    1986, in 21 top lists Check
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    Vertigo

    1958, in 38 top lists Check
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    Oldeuboi

    2003, in 20 top lists Check
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    Le trou

    1960 — a.k.a. The Night Watch, in 11 top lists Check
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    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    2014, in 7 top lists Check
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    Reservoir Dogs

    1992, in 21 top lists Check
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    Yôjinbô

    1961, in 15 top lists Check
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    The Third Man

    1949, in 30 top lists Check
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    Batman Begins

    2005, in 11 top lists Check
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    L.A. Confidential

    1997, in 21 top lists Check
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    Tengoku to jigoku

    1963 — a.k.a. High and Low, in 14 top lists Check
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    On the Waterfront

    1954, in 30 top lists Check
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    Chinatown

    1974, in 26 top lists Check
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    Suna no onna

    1964 — a.k.a. Woman in the Dunes, in 15 top lists Check
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    Le salaire de la peur

    1953 — a.k.a. The Wages of Fear, in 26 top lists Check
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    Die Hard

    1988, in 16 top lists Check
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    Safety Last!

    1923, in 16 top lists Check
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    Heat

    1995, in 15 top lists Check
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    El secreto de sus ojos

    2009 — a.k.a. The Secret in their eyes, in 6 top lists Check
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    Rebecca

    1940, in 20 top lists Check
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    Blade Runner

    1982, in 26 top lists Check
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    V for Vendetta

    2005, in 9 top lists Check
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    Les diaboliques

    1955 — a.k.a. The Fiends, in 18 top lists Check
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    Tsubaki Sanjûrô

    1962 — a.k.a. Sanjuro, in 7 top lists Check
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    White Heat

    1949, in 14 top lists Check
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    Touch of Evil

    1958, in 28 top lists Check
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    Dial M for Murder

    1954, in 8 top lists Check
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    Fargo

    1996, in 25 top lists Check
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    Du rififi chez les hommes

    1955, in 14 top lists Check
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    The Thing

    1982, in 19 top lists Check
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    The Sixth Sense

    1999, in 19 top lists Check
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