Curmudgeonly small-town sergeant Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges) has a confrontational personality, a subversive sense of humor, a dying mother, a fondness for prostitutes, and absolutely no desire whatsoever to work with a straight-laced FBI agent (Don Cheadle) in from the States on a cocaine-smuggling case. Venerable Irish character actor Gleeson fills his acid-tongued cop with an irreplaceable charm, and his banter with Cheadle will leave you in stitches. | Read MoreThriller and Comedy
Service is the top priority at a modern boutique hotel in Beijing, and the new guest service manager, Ally, aims to keep it that way after a mysterious American VIP arrives and begins wreaking havoc. As the night grows more fantastical, Ally must tame this beastly terror of a guest while risking her own life to protect his secrets, the hotel’s reputation and her own job. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Thriller, Comedy, Relationships
Set in the early '80s on the night of a lunar eclipse (and all the more shocking for being "based on true unexplained events"), this simmering retro horror film centers on a cash-strapped college girl who answers a babysitting ad only to gradually unravel the terrifying secret behind why she was truly hired. Featuring Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov, and Greta Gerwig. | Read MoreHorror and Thriller
Following the tragic death of their young daughter, the Hughes family decide to escape to their upscale vacation home in the woods. But their attempt to get some quality time together is violently interrupted when a neighboring family with a hidden agenda drops by for dinner. First-time director Jeremy Regimbal builds tension to a calculated and ultimately brutal crescendo in this home-invasion thriller. Starring Selma Blair, Joshua Close, James D'Arcy, and Rachel Miner. | Read MoreThriller
Steven Spielberg's classic returns to the big screen! See the movie that thrilled a generation, launched the summer blockbuster, and has become one of the most enduring action-suspense films of all time. Come early to celebrate Universal Studios' 100th Anniversary with trivia contests, live music from Afro-jazz pioneers Nomo, and surprise special guests, courtesy of the upcoming New York Downtown Jazz Festival. | Read MoreThriller
São Paulo, Brazil, is considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world. But it is there, in the city's underworld of sex, drugs, money, and corruption that a father and son plan to finally shrug off the drudgery of their everyday lives. Brendan Fraser, Scott Glenn, Catalina Sandino Moreno, and Mos Def star in Manito director Eason's gritty sophomore feature. In English and Portuguese. | Read MoreDrama and Thriller
Casey Affleck is Lou Ford, a deputy sheriff whose continuous inner monologue reveals a savage sociopath hidden behind his accommodating Texan smile. When his escalating entanglements with a local prostitute and his prying fiancée back him into a corner, his urges will erupt in shocking violence. Michael Winterbottom's subversive film noir is adapted from cult pulp author Jim Thompson's novel. With Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Bill Pullman, and Elias Koteas. | Read MoreThriller
L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller that blends breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience. Interrogate witnesses, search for clues, and chase down suspects as you struggle to find the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.
Tribeca Talks: Join us for a conversation about the video game, the technology behind it, and narrative and action in this medium. Moderated by Geoff Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises, and Rockstar Games.. | Read MoreThriller
British-Nigerian director Thomas Ikimi builds a thrilling psychological drama around an all-consuming central performance by Idris Elba (The Wire). Black ops operative Malcolm Gray is returning home after a botched mission in Eastern Europe. Holed up in a rundown Brooklyn motel room, he is torn between retribution and personal salvation as he mentally unravels. When the walls close in, his story may be all he can leave behind…. | Read MoreThriller
Martha Beck (Salma Hayek) and Raymond Fernandez (Jared Leto), also known as the Lonely Hearts Killers, were America's most notorious murderous couple in the late '40s. Based on real events, Lonely Hearts follows two homicide detectives (John Travolta and James Gandolfini) as they try to bring Beck and Fernandez to justice. | Read MoreDrama, Crime, Thriller
Early avant-garde filmmakers believed that the cinema had the function of a machine made to generate pure feelings. The core of this machine was the celluloid, which has recently disappeared, along with its flickering ghosts. | Read MoreThriller and Documentary
This stirring and moody psychological thriller finds two strangers subconsciously linked when their recurring dreams begin to topple their reality. Featuring strong performances by the sizzling Bárbara Mori (La mujer di mi hermano) and Leonardo Sbaraglia (Intacto). | Read MoreThriller
With an impoverished world plunged into a second Cold War, Britain’s Ministry of Defence seeks a game-changing weapon. Scientist Vincent McCarthy (Toby Stephens) provides the answer with The Machine, an android with unrivalled physical skills. But when a programming glitch causes a prototype to destroy his lab, McCarthy takes his efforts underground, drafting artificial intelligence expert Ava (Caity Lotz) into his obsessive search for a truly conscious fighting machine. | Read MoreAction, Thriller, Science Fiction
In 2000, Christopher Nolan's striking thriller Memento captivated audiences with its innovative portrait of a man disoriented by short term memory loss, hunting for his wife's killer. In a cinematic landscape littered with scientific myths, Memento is noteworthy for its authentic, but no less intriguing, dramatization of neurological disorder. As we revisit this intellectually challenging film on its 10th anniversary, we celebrate Nolan's unconventional storytelling—as exciting now as it was then.
After the Movie: Join us for a conversation featuring special guests from science and screen, including Memento stars Guy Pearce and Joe Pantoliano, screenwriter Jonathan Nolan (whose short story "Memento Mori" inspired the film), New School professor of psychology Dr. William Hirst, and MIT professor of behavioral neuroscience Dr. Suzanne Corkin. Panelists will explore the science of memory as it relates to Memento and more broadly, the history of Hollywood's portrayal of memory as a dramatic theme. Moderated by NPR's Robert Krulwich. | Read MoreDrama and Thriller