Criterion Collection Themes - Suspense

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Desperate men drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over creaking bridges and through winding mountain passages. A man who knows too much about a political murder races against time to save a woman from an assassin’s clutches. A fragile woman trapped alone in an apartment over one long weekend slowly succumbs to madness as her demons close in on her. A man pursued for a murder he didn’t commit stumbles upon a shadowy conspiracy. These nerve-racking scenarios are the bases of standout thrillers by some of cinema’s greatest suspense artists: Henri-Georges Clouzot (The Wages of Fear), Brian De Palma (Blow Out), Roman Polanski (Repulsion), and, of course, Alfred Hitchcock (The 39 Steps). And those are just a few of the hair-raisers available in the Criterion Collection, which also includes titles by David Cronenberg, Fritz Lang, David Mamet, Carol Reed, and more.

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  1. 1 new

    Blow Out

    1981, in 8 top lists Check
  2. 2 new

    Brute Force

    1947, in 6 top lists Check
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    Charade

    1963, in 5 top lists Check
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    Koruto wa ore no pasupooto

    1967 — a.k.a. A Colt Is My Passport, in 3 top lists Check
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    Dead Ringers

    1988, in 12 top lists Check
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    Les diaboliques

    1955 — a.k.a. Diabolique, in 21 top lists Check
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    Les yeux sans visage

    1960 — a.k.a. Eyes Without a Face, in 14 top lists Check
  8. 8 new

    The Fallen Idol

    1948, in 10 top lists Check
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    Foreign Correspondent

    1940, in 6 top lists Check
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    Green for Danger

    1946, in 4 top lists Check
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    Tengoku to jigoku

    1963 — a.k.a. High and Low, in 16 top lists Check
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    House of Games

    1987, in 7 top lists Check
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    Insomnia

    1997, in 2 top lists Check
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    Judex

    1963, in 5 top lists Check
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    Nóz w wodzie

    1962 — a.k.a. Knife in the Water, in 14 top lists Check
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    The Lady Vanishes

    1938, in 15 top lists Check
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    The Long Good Friday

    1980, in 12 top lists Check
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    M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

    1931 — a.k.a. M, in 35 top lists Check
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    Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent...

    1956 — a.k.a. A Man Escaped, in 20 top lists Check
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    The Man Who Knew Too Much

    1934, in 2 top lists Check
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    Ministry of Fear

    1944, in 3 top lists Check
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    Night and the City

    1950, in 12 top lists Check
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    The Night of the Hunter

    1955, in 34 top lists Check
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    Night Train to Munich

    1940 — a.k.a. Gestapo, in 2 top lists Check
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    Notorious

    1946, in 24 top lists Check
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    Peeping Tom

    1960, in 20 top lists Check
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    Plein soleil

    1960 — a.k.a. Purple Noon, in 10 top lists Check
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    Repulsion

    1965, in 17 top lists Check
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    Du rififi chez les hommes

    1955 — a.k.a. Rififi, in 18 top lists Check
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    Riot in Cell Block 11

    1954, in 2 top lists Check
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    Seconds

    1966, in 10 top lists Check
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    Shallow Grave

    1994, in 2 top lists Check
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    Sisters

    1972, in 2 top lists Check
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    Nora inu

    1949 — a.k.a. Stray Dog, in 9 top lists Check
  35. 35 new

    Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse

    1933 — a.k.a. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse, in 13 top lists Check
  36. 36 new

    Thieves' Highway

    1949, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Third Man

    1949, in 37 top lists Check
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    The 39 Steps

    1935, in 16 top lists Check
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    3:10 to Yuma

    1957, in 7 top lists Check
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    Le trou

    1960 — a.k.a. Le Trou, in 15 top lists Check
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    Spoorloos

    1988 — a.k.a. The Vanishing, in 14 top lists Check
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    Le salaire de la peur

    1953 — a.k.a. The Wages of Fear, in 29 top lists Check
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    White Dog

    1982, in 6 top lists Check
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