All is not as it seems in these magician-based thrillers, think less bunny rabbits coming out of hats and more women getting sawed in half; and make sure to check out "The Illusionist" and "Now You See Me" if you haven't already!
This contemporary collection of mysteries are so dark you'll need to turn up the screen brightness on your laptop. Make sure to check out 'Stonehearst Asylum' for a fantastic horror/thriller based on a short-story by Edgar Allen Poe.
Modern movies in the vein of 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen': watch Victorian-era gentlemen battle Machiavellian evil-geniuses, woefully under-equipped colonial foes, and, the greatest enemy of all: their own emotions. Oh, and yes, we realize not all fit directly in to the Victorian era - pedants!
Contemporary films set in the days when chivalry and romance were still alive and kicking. Your belching, X-Box obsessed boyfriend will only look that much worse after you observe gentlemen of ages past in such romantic greats as 'A Royal Affair', 'Atonement', and 'W.E.'!
These modern romantic thrillers may not share the same plot-lines as real life love, but they do convey the terror, excitement, and danger of giving yourself to another. So if you're bored of languid schmaltz-fests, pop one of these on and get the blood pumping!
For many, the first movie that springs to mind is 'Fight Club', but other great mindfucks in this collection include 'Shutter Island', 'Donnie Darko', and - going back - 'El Topo'. Enjoy the 10 minutes of headscratching after the credits roll!