Films in Thrill
Nerve-shredders that’ll get your adrenaline pumping and keep you on the edge of your seat.
Dir Takashi Miike | Japan-UK
Cult favourite Takashi Miike slices and slashes his way through this stunning swordplay adventure, the 100th title in the director’s extraordinary body of work.
Read more about Blade of the Immortal
Dir Stephen McCallum | Australia
When the violent leader of an Australian motorcycle gang gets out of prison, his deputy has to choose between loyalty and family.
Read more about 1%
Dir Toa Fraser | New Zealand-UK
In April 1980 six gunmen seized the Iranian Embassy in London. This is the story of the SAS operation in the six days that followed.
Read more about 6 Days
Dir Nattawut Poonpiriya | Thailand-Australia
Taking you straight back to the night before your GCSEs, this is an adrenaline-fueled, edge-of-the-desk exam-heist thriller like you’ve never seen before.
Read more about Bad Genius
Dir Anurag Kashyap | India
Anurag Kashyap delivers a knockout thriller in this gripping tale of a boxer who must make an impossible choice between his two passions.
Read more about The Brawler
Dir Birgitte Stærmose | Denmark-Sweden
‘Fame costs’. That old cliché is often so painfully true. Testament to this is prima ballerina Darling. How much is she willing to sacrifice for her art?
Read more about Darling
Dir-Scr Aaron Katz | USA
Los Angeles gleams in this neo-Noir about a personal assistant (Lola Kirke) who turns amateur detective when tragedy strikes her Hollywood starlet boss (Zoë Kravitz).
Read more about Gemini
Dir Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie | USA
Robert Pattinson stars as a scuzzy bank robber in this nerve-jangling heist thriller.
Read more about Good Time
Dir Jimmy Henderson. Prod Loy Te | Cambodia
A bone-crunching martial arts extravaganza from Cambodia set to delight fans of The Raid.
Read more about Jailbreak
Dir John Woo | Hong Kong-China
John Woo goes back to his roots with intrepid cops, balletic shoot-outs, flying glass in this thoroughly enjoyable full-tilt action romp.
Read more about Manhunt
Dir Michael Curtiz | USA
The golden age of Hollywood was never more dazzling – the great Joan Crawford stars in the role of her career in this flawless noir-melodrama.
Read more about Mildred Pierce
Dir Jennifer Peedom | Australia
For mountain lovers and adrenaline junkies alike, this documentary is a cinematic feast.
Read more about Mountain
Dir-Scr Tarik Saleh | Sweden-Denmark-Germany
A murder investigation is mired by bureaucratic corruption in this dark Egyptian thriller, where everyone is on the make.
Read more about The Nile Hilton Incident
Dir Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire | France-UK
The true story of Billy Moore, a British drug-dealer sent to a violent Thai prison where he learns kick-boxing as a means to survive.
Read more about A Prayer Before Dawn
Dir Michaël R Roskam | France-Belgium
Adèle Exarchopoulos and Matthias Schoenaerts are lovers entangled in a world of crime in this tough, twisty thriller-romance from Bullhead director Michaël R Roskam.
Read more about Racer and the Jailbird
Dir Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson | USA
A landmark gangster movie and a subversive take on the American Dream, Howard Hawks’ masterpiece boasts a brilliant Paul Muni as brutish, ruthlessly ambitious Tony Camonte.
Read more about Scarface
Dir-Scr Ian Nelms, Eshom Nelms | USA
An alcoholic ex-cop gets a shot at redemption in this shambling-gumshoe delight, which sees John Hawkes channelling a drunk Columbo.
Read more about Small Town Crime
Dir-Scr Árpád Sopsits | Hungary
Seven years after a shocking murder, a killer strikes in the town of Martfű. Is it a copycat? Or is the wrong man in jail?
Read more about Strangled
Dir Santiago Mitre | Argentina-Spain-France
Bringing together some of Latin America’s most eminent acting talents, Argentine filmmaker Santiago Mitre crafts an elegant political thriller with an unnerving psychological twist.
Read more about The Summit
Dir-Scr Xin Yukun | China
A Touch of Sin meets Spaghetti Western in this contemporary Chinese arthouse thriller following a mute man’s search for his missing son.
Read more about Wrath of Silence
Short films programme
The chase is a staple of action cinema. These films break tense scenarios down to bitesize chunks, giving an adrenaline shot to put us on the edge of our seats.
Read more about The Thrill of the Chase