A friend of mine is writing a thriller and is looking for screenwriting info, which got me all happy...Thrillers are my absolute fav to write and to view. And apparently they're very hard to do, because most are crap. So since it's on my brain, here's my favs. They're all flypaper movies for me. Even though I own them all, I'll stop and watch any of them if I'm flipping the channel.
The Silence of the Lambs
No Way Out
The Wicker Man
The Big Easy
Some are hybrids with horror or crime, but I'm not in the mood to argue screenwriting genre definitions, since no one can agree anyway and the people who are loudest about it all have a book to sell. I just know when I'm in the mood for a smart, scary mystery that grips me from start to finish and gives me a rush, these are what I watch.
Decent recent ones:
And if you've seen all the above and want more:
The Seventh Sign