This Danish series follows the story of Astrid, a woman whose sister vanished two decades ago with 20 other students on a graduation trip. Despite the case being closed, Astrid can’t escape the feeling that there’s more to the story and heads down the rabbit hole in pursuit of answers. The first season hits Netflix on 12.30.2020.
THE BEST Thrillers
In case the COVID-19 nightmare isn’t scary enough, Songbird is a dystopian thriller that envisions the pandemic four years into quarantine when the virus has changed. So has humanity. The world is in lockdown with “sanitation” squads forcing infected people into camps, resulting in a terrifying end-times Romeo & Juliet story.
A couple is headed to their friends’ tropical island wedding aboard a small airplane when the pilot suffers a fatal heart attack. This tense thriller puts us inside the cockpit as they try to survive with no flying experience, surrounded by ocean, and a dangerous storm closing in on them.
Writer/Director Brandon Cronenberg presents a dark sci-fi thriller about a corporate assassin who uses brain-implant technology to take over other people’s minds to get close to her targets. But it’s not easy for her to extract herself from every mind she occupies. Coming to select theaters and drive-ins 10.9.2020.
Shea Whigham, Michael Shannon, and Catalina Sandino Moreno star in this thriller about a drifter who kills a traveling preacher, then assumes the man’s life in a small town unfamiliar with his appearance. When the local police chief suspects something is amiss, things take an even darker turn. Drops 4/17/2020.
Writer/Director Christopher Nolan is back, and his latest film looks like another wild ride. Plot details are thin, but the time travel thriller it has something to do with an agent who must go deep, deep undercover to prevent a catastrophe from ending us all. Drops 7/17/2020.
Based on Susanna Jones’ mystery novel, this disquieting thriller takes place in 1989 Toyko, where a troubled young expat and a local photographer connect, and their relationship takes a dark turn when a woman they befriend suddenly goes missing, and is presumed dead. In theaters 11/1/19, and on Netflix 11/15/19.
Sandra Bullock and John Malkovich stars in this post-apocalyptic thriller. Based on Josh Malerman’s eponymous 2014 novel, Bird Box sees a series of horrible events triggered by strange creatures. If you see them, your worst fears appear before you. Premieres 12/21/18.
A child’s disappearance in the wilderness of Alaska beckons the expertise of an expert in wolf behavior. What he finds is far more sinister than anyone could have expected. Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgård and Riley Keough star in this Netflix thriller. Drops 9/28/18.
David Spade embraces his darkness in this drama about a family who finds themselves in danger when they inherit their family farm, and find out that others will do anything to control its water rights. Stars Bruce Dern, Guillermo Diaz, Tammy Blanchard, and James Earl Jones.
Dave Bautista stars as an ex-soldier caught in a terrorist attack during a soccer match, and the bad guys want him to take out their chosen target or they’ll kill 35,000 people, including his niece. We kept wanting the guy on the walkie to say “Must catch moose and squirrel.”
A housewife meets a seemingly perfect woman with a mysterious past. The woman suddenly disappears, throwing the life of her family and her new “friend” in danger. Starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick. From director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Spy) Premieres 9/14/18.
(PG-13: Language) Seven strangers stay at a rundown hotel that sits on the border of California and Nevada. Each of them has a secret that they want to bury. And all of them are being watched. Starring Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm and Chris Hemsworth. Drops 10/5/18.
Clive Owen stars in this sci-fi thriller about a future in which our lives are are live-streamed to the authorities, violating all privacy, but providing detectives with a great crimesolving tool – at least until someone starts to mess with the data. Coming soon to Netflix.
(PG-13: Language) A darkly comic crime thriller in the vein of Fargo, Shimmer Lake tells the story of a small town sheriff who must track down a group of bank robbers, including his own brother. From the writer of 22 Jump Street the next Cloverfield film. Hits Netflix 6/9/17.
Nine-year-old Louis Drax experiences freak accidents once a year. The last one sees him fall off a cliff, causing him to fall into a coma. The doctor treating him tries to make sense of this unlucky boy’s life, while Louis wanders in another dimension with his imaginary friend.
The latest trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane outlines the movie’s plot but still keeps us on the edge of our seats. It seems like something really bad actually happened to the rest of the world, but it also seems like John Goodman’s character is one of those bad things.
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