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LIVE POLL: Domestic Thrillers

This poll is dedicated to non-horror or supernatural thrillers set at home and dealing with families or couples.

Which of these domestic thrillers is your favorite?

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls084859831/

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2 y ago

she devil , roseanne barr?

cape fear,  de niro ???

girl with the pearl earring , scarlett johansson ?

i watched a long time ago

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and  one of my favorite movies ever

misery, kathy bates ???

you could say it is about an one single-person family  ...

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2 y ago

Thanks for all the suggestions, not sure about "Misery" though, it's a house thriller that's for sure but not sure Paul Sheldon felt 'at home' with Annie :)

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I loved it, not sure it will fit your list

raising cain , john lithgow

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I actually had the film in mind... I haven't seen it since '95 but I do recall some supernatural elements about it, no?

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paranormal actually no, identity theft... i think

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2 y ago

My vote: Gone Girl (2014)

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FYC:

Raat Akeli Hai (2020)

Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

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@BonaFideBOSS 

I added the 'FYC' but are you sure they're set in a house? 

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2 y ago

FYC:

Parasite (2019)

Wait Until Dark (1967)

Hostage (2005)

Firewall (2006)

Penthouse North (2013)

Don't Breath (2016)

Survive the Night (2020)

Trespass (2011)

Funny Games (1997) (or the remake)

Secuestrados (2010)

Hush (2016)

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Another really good one: Gaslight (1944)

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I avoided the 'horror' tag because The Shining would kill this poll... "Wait Until Dark" isn't exactly what I'm looking for because it's about strangers who intrude in an innocent woman's house, I'd rather focus on movies where the villain is either part of the family or the private circle. 

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Got it, forget almost all my previous suggestions since they deal with home invasions.

But Gaslight remains a good choice. It was an Oscar nominaed film, and without revealing too much, there is a very important husband/wife conflict in it.

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Us (2019)

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2 y ago

Hi, ElMo. :D

FYC:

Family Business (1989, Connery, Hoffman, Broderick)

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A very good from India is Drishyam:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4430212/

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I added the Indian film but I'm not sure about the previous, is it really a thriller? IMDb says 'crime / drama' (I expected it to be a comedy)

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Hi, ElMo.

Relying on the German definition of the word "thriller" it sure is a thriller. It's not a comedy, it's about a murder that happens in a families house and a father who does everything to cover his wife and kids from law. Great movie! But there are two movies called Drishyam. Be sure to take the right one. I linked it.

In Germany the word thriller means a book, stageplay or movie that causes suspense while watching. Specially the end of the movie is on high suspense. I'm sorry, if that doesn't fit. But until now no one could give me a better explanation. It seems to be an an artificial word.

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P.S.: I don't know why the movie is tagged "Mystery". There is no mystery-factor in it.

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@RaviNathan:

The Intro of ElMo's list clearly states:

"Which of these domestic thrillers from the last 40 years is your favorite?"

Family Business is 31 years from now, not earlier. But the suspense happens outside domestic, so the movie doesn't qualify, ok.

In Drishyam half of the thrilling suspense moments happen in domestic, but yes - the movie has very much plot outside the families home. If that is not wanted, then the movie does not qualify, right.

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Ok, better ones:

The Glass House

Stepfather

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Haus des Zorns

Eyes Wide Shut:

"... set at home and dealing with families or couples."

95% does not happen domestically, according to the main characters of cruise & Kidman.

The ballroom-scene is not about a couple or a family. It's just a wild sex party of rich people.

There are different places one could call home, like the flat of the costume trader, or the doctor with the pool table, but these are all locations which are "not at home" for cruise's character.

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'Good ones!

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bump?

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2 y ago

A different Hush from the one I suggested above is this one from 1998 with Gwyneth Paltrow.

A Mother-in-law/daughter-in-law conflict is at its heart.

I understand better what you intended now, I think Gaslight and the original Rebecca are still good options.

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1 y ago

I thought that poll went live for a while... thanks for bumping it.

Let me know if there are some suggestions missing...

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@Peter_pbn Thanks :)