The Skin I Live In . La Piel Que Habito

Spain – Thriller – 2011
Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ – This is an excellent Spanish Thriller starring Antonio Banderas.  It’s good to see Banderas outside of the crappy Hollywood movies he’s been doing recently, and going back into some real acting… in Spanish as well.  This movie has a great story of love, passion, obsession and vengeance.  As you learn about the different characters in the movie, we are taken for a ride with a twist so shocking you wouldn’t believe or want to believe. This is a must-see for the Thriller-Mystery fans… [ imdb ]

Movie trailer – The Skin I Live In

Headhunters . Hodejegerne

Norway – Thriller – 2011
Directed by Morten Tyldum
♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ – Wow!! What an excellent Thriller! Interesting storyline that seem to start off somewhat slow in the beginning, but once it goes through introducing the main characters, it picks up speed quickly and continues with many unexpected twists & turns that will keep you on the path of playing the guessing game of what’s actually happening. Stylish, well acted and at times this movie gets quite gritty and intense. One of the best Thrillers I’ve seen in months… [ imdb ]

Headhunters – Movie trailer

Mother

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

Confessions

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 Unjust

Korea . Thriller-Crime . 2010
Directed by Seung-Wan Ryoo
♠ ♠ ♠ – Corrupt police and political drama that all begins with a series of child murder case.  Intricately well woven storyline with well-developed main characters that carry out the complex storyline of corruption, power and justice system. What’s a thriller without some unexpected twists and turns… [ imdb ]

The Unjust – 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

RocknRolla

UK . Crime-Thriller . 2008
Directed by Guy Ritchie
♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ – Another Guy Ritchie hit.  He once again brings his style of storytelling and character development into a world of crime.  Need I say more?… [ imdb ]

RocknRolla – Movie trailer

Celda 211 . Cell 211

Spanish Drama-Thriller . 2009
Directed by Daniel Monzón
♠ ♠ ♠ – Story is told inside a small jail full of convicts… and an innocent man who must hide his true identity in order to survive.  What choices does he have… what decisions will he have to make… and who are his friends and who can he befriend. [ imdb ]

Celda 211 . Cell 211 – Movie trailer

Oldboy

Korean Thriller-Mystery . 2003
Directed by Chan Woo Park
♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ – By far one of the best Thrillers I’ve ever seen… In terms of the storyline, acting and the ultimate twist. The story essentially really begins when a man is kidnapped and trapped in a small model room, with no explanation of why he is there or who put him there for how long.  Suddenly he gets released and of course he dedicates all his time to figure out all the questions… why and who?  Watch the original before Hollywood ruins another masterpiece… [ imdb ]

Oldboy – Movie Trailer