Movie Recommendations: Suspense

Black Christmas (2006)

Black Christmas (2006)

The remake of the 1974 film is about a killer who terrorizes a sorority house with phone calls before he begins to murder various sorority sisters during the holiday break. Stars Michelle Trachtenberg, Lacey Chabert, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Katie Cassidy, Andrea Martin, Jessica Harmon, and Oliver Hudson

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This movie is recommended by Brandon and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Constant Gardener, The

Constant Gardener, The

Activist Tessa Quayle is found brutally raped and murdered in Kenya, her companion Dr. Bluhm missing and believed guilty. Her husband, quiet diplomat Justin Quayle, doesn't believe that Bluhm is responsible. As he sets out to find what really happened to his wife he discovers that she was about to expose a plot by the drug companies to test a TB pill on unsuspecting, poor African villagers. Along his journey, he also discovers who his wife really was and falls more in love with her than he was while she was alive. Based on the novel by John Le Carre.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Nicole, Holly, Meaghan, Bonster, Kathi, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Crash

Crash

Paul Haggis wrote and directed this story of multiple people in Los Angeles and how they react to the people around them of various races and backgrounds.

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This movie is recommended by Bonster, Holly, Brandon, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)

Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Departed, The

Departed, The

Leonardo DiCaprio plays an undercover cop who infiltrates mob boss Jack Nicholson's organization, while Matt Damon is the dirty cop providing information to Nicholson from inside the police force. Things get more and more complicated as both the cops and the criminals realize they have a rat in their midst. Directed by Martin Scorsese, the movie also stars Mark Wahlberg and Martin Sheen.

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This movie is recommended by Meaghan, Morgan, Hoppy, Bonster, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Gift, The

Gift, The

Annie is a psychic who uses her gift to make money so she can care for her three sons after her husband dies. She sees the dead body of a missing girl, Jessica King, and must help the police find the person responsible for her death.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, Julie, Holly, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Godfather Part II, The

Godfather Part II, The

Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo continue their saga, detailing the life of the Corleone family. The film mixes their present life, as well as telling how Vito Corleone first arrived in the United States and his rise to power.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Bonster, Meaghan, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Godfather, The

Godfather, The

The Godfather saga begins at the wedding of Vito Corleone's daughter. His son Michael arrives after spending time in the Army. As the story continues, Vito begins to give more and more control of his empire to Michael.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Bonster, Meaghan, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Grindhouse

Grindhouse

Consisting of two films, Grindhouse pays homage to the grindhouse films of the 1970s. Planet Terror, directed by Robert Rodriguez, tells the story of a group of survivors of a biochemical disaster and their struggle to survive. Directed by Quentin Tarantino, Death Proof depicts an aging stuntman having a little fun with some girls on the open road. Until he chooses the wrong girls. Stars Rose McGowan, Freddie Rodriguez, Marley Shelton, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Kurt Russell, Tracie Thoms and Zoe Bell.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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I Know What You Did Last Summer

I Know What You Did Last Summer

It's the fourth of July and four friends Julie, Ray, Helen, and Barry are celebrating along with graduation. On their way home they hit a pedestrian walking down a curved corner. They make a pact to keep it a secret in hopes of saving their futures. While dumping the body in a near by sea, the body becomes alive and tries to attack Helen. They throw him in, never return to that site again. One year later, Julie returns home from college for summer break. In the mail she receives a letter that states "I Know What You Did Last Summer." Julie freaks out and gathers up her old friends who are now separated, miserable, and not speaking to each other. They all decide to find out who saw them that fateful night and in the process of tracking the suspect down, the body count goes up. Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Freddie Prinze Jr.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Brandon, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Good
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Inception

Inception

A team of "extractors" usually hired to steal information from people by entering their dreams is hired to perform "inception," the difficult task of planting an idea in a man's mind and making him believe the idea is truly his own. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, and many more.

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This movie is recommended by Bonster, Meaghan, and Julie.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

The last Indiana Jones film reunites Indy with his father, Henry Jones Sr. when he is kidnapped by Nazis. They want his diary, which contains a map that will lead them to the Holy Grail. Indy and his father embark on a journey to stop the Nazis, while joined by Sallah and Marcus Brody.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Julie, Bonster, Meaghan, Holly, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

In Indiana Jones' second outing, which takes place before the first, he and his sidekick Short Round are joined by nightclub singer Willie Scott. The three start out in China and find themselves in India after a plane crash. Once there, they have to find sacred stones take from the village where they've been taken in, as well as the village's missing children.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Hoppy, Morgan, and Julie.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds

Quentin Tarantino tackles World War II with Inglourious Basterds. Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) and his men, known as the Basterds, are dropped into France in civilian clothing on a mission to kill Nazis. The premiere of a Reich produced film offers an opportunity to end the war. Not only are the Basterds on the mission but also a German actress working as a double agent (Diane Kruger) and a French Jew (Melanie Laurent) who witnessed the murder of her family. Right on their trail is Nazi Col. Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz).

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This movie is recommended by Morgan and Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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King Kong (2005)

King Kong (2005)

Filmmaker Carl Denham is taking his crew, which includes writer Jack Driscoll and actress Ann Darrow, to the mysterious Skull Island in order to shoot their movie. Once there they encounter frightening natives, dinosaurs, giant bugs and a large ape.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Holly, Meaghan, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential

1950's Los Angeles is the seedy backdrop for this intricate noir-ish tale of police corruption and Hollywood sleaze. Three very different cops are all after the truth, each in their own style: Ed Exley, the golden boy of the police force, willing to do almost anything to get ahead, except sell out; Bud White, ready to break the rules to seek justice, but barely able to keep his raging violence under control; and Jack Vincennes, always looking for celebrity and a quick buck until his conscience drives him to join Exley and White down the one-way path to find the truth behind the dark world of L.A. crime. Stars Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, Russell Crowe and Kim Basinger. Directed by Curtis Hanson.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Julie, Bonster, Meaghan, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill the same target. With Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Holly, Hoppy, and Brandon.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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No Country For Old Men

No Country For Old Men

When Llewlyn Moss finds $2 million in the middle of the desert and takes it he finds himself being tracked by a vicious killer who will stop at nothing to get the money back. Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen and starring Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones and Kelly Macdonald.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Chelsea, Bonster, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Notorious

Notorious

Alfred Hitchcock's 1946 film starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. Grant plays a spy who recruits Bergman to spy on the Nazi friends of her late father.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Bonster, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann and the crew of the Black Pearl are joined by the resurrected Captain Hector Barbossa. They travel to the ends of the eart and beyond in order to save Jack Sparrow and keep Lord Cutler Beckett from destroying the era of the pirates.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Bonster, and Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

After Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann are arrested, Will has to find Jack in order to save he and Elizabeth from the hangman's noose. Elizabeth soon follows after them and they embark on a journey to find the dead man's chest with Davy Jones following them.

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This movie is recommended by Anna, Holly, Morgan, Bonster, Nicole, Chelsea, Brandon, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

The governor's daughter Elizabeth Swann is kidnapped by Captain Barbossa as he and his crew try and lift a curse that fell upon them. Will Turner enlists the help of Captain Jack Sparrow to get Elizabeth back as Jack tries to get his ship back, the Black Pearl, which Barbossa took from him. Based on the Disneyland ride and starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Keira Knightley and COTWWSB mentor Orlando Bloom.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Holly, Anna, Nicole, Bonster, Meaghan, Chelsea, Brandon, Hoppy, and Julie.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Psycho

Psycho

Marion Crane is a decent woman who gets herself in to a lot of trouble and flees town. She ends up at the practically empty Bates Motel, run by the mild-mannered Norman Bates. When Norman's mother enters the picture, well, we all know what happens next.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Holly, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Archaeologist Indiana Jones goes on an adventure to Africa at the request of the U.S. government. He's supposed to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis get to it. He's joined by old flame Marion Ravenwood.

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This movie is recommended by Chelsea, Morgan, Julie, Holly, and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Rear Window

Rear Window

Photo journalist L.B. Jeffries is stuck in his apartment with a broken leg and spends his time spying on his neighbors. He begins to suspect one neighbor of murdering his wife and sets about trying to prove it.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Julie, Bonster, Meaghan, Holly, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Serenity

Serenity

Based on Joss Whedon's short lived series Firefly, Serenity follows the crew aboard the Firefly class ship as they protect one of their own from the Alliance.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, Julie, Holly, Nicole, Anna, Bonster, Hoppy, Kathi, and Brandon.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Sin City

Sin City

An adaptation of Frank Miller's stories based in the fictional town of Sin City. Released in 2005, and stars Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Elijah Wood, Clive Owen and Benicio Del Toro.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Morgan, Julie, Meaghan, Bonster, Brandon, Kathi, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

Having trouble sleeping, Travis Bickle decides to take a job as a taxi driver. As he drives throughout New York City in the middle of the night he sees the problems befalling the people. When he meets a young prostitute named Iris, he decides it's his job to help clean up the city.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Trouble With Harry, The

Trouble With Harry, The

The trouble with Harry is that he's dead many people think they killed him. Mrs. Rogers, Captain Wiles and Ms. Gravley all believe themselves to be responsible for Harry's death and with the help of artist Sam Marlowe, they conspire to hide Harry's body.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Bonster, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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V For Vendetta

V For Vendetta

In post-war England, a mysterious stranger known as V rescues a girl named Evey and fights against the totalitarian government.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Brandon, Meaghan, Holly, Julie, Bonster, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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X-Files Movie, The

X-Files Movie, The

Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth. Released in 1998, this feature film is set between seasons 5 and 6 of the television show.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Nicole, Meaghan, Bonster, Kathi, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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