Korea – Mystery . Thriller – 2009
Directed by Joon-Ho Bong
♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ -  A single mother fights to free the incarcerated son who has been framed for a murder in a small town in South Korea.  Joon-Ho Bong is one of the renowned directors from South Korea.  He gained his recognition from the great films such as “Memories of Murder” and “The Host”.  This is an excellent movie with twists and turns that keeps you thinking and guessing throughout the story… [ imdb ]

Mother – Movie trailer


Japanese Drama-Mystery-Thriller . 2010
Directed by Tetsuya Nakashima
♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ – A story of a woman, a mother… who plans and executes an ultimate revenge for her daughter’s death. [ imdb  ]

Confessions – Movie trailer

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Original

Swedish Crime-Mystery-Thriller . 2009
Directed by Niels Arden Oplev
♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ – You should watch the original version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo before the Hollywood version comes out this winter.  The new one is directed by David Fincher so it actually might be pretty good, however, I’m not sure if the new version will have the same intensity and darkness the original film have.  I watch a lot of thrillers from around the world, but this is one of the top choices for me.  With its multi-layered storyline that converge throughout the length of the movie; and with the two distinct and well developed main characters who carry the story… it can’t get much better than this in terms of mystery-thriller movie.

The story in short… a media-ruined journalist is hired to dig deeper into a murder of a woman that occurred years ago.  The journalist is unknowingly helped by a young female goth hacker who has a troubled life (to put it lightly) of her own… [ imdb ]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Movie trailer

The Secret in Their Eyes

Argentina . Drama-Mystery . 2009
Directed by Juan José Campanella
♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ – A story of a man spending his life trying to find justice for the criminal who brutally murdered his beloved wife.  Story seems simple but there are twists and turns that will evoke your emotions throughout the movie… until the very end… [ imdb ]

The Secret in Their Eyes – Movie trailer

Eastern Promises

Crime-Drama-Mystery . 2007
Directed by David Cronenberg
♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ – A midwife tries to find the family of a newborn, from a teenage mother who dies giving birth.  A horrifying diary is what she’s left as clues… which incidentally brings her to a violent Russian mob family.  Viggo Mortensen’s acting is superb in this movie, as well as Vincent Cassel… as always… [ imdb ]

Eastern Promises – Movie trailer