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!
Inspired by the industrialized Western world of the 19th Century, these post 2000 films often feature alternate realities where steam-power was never supplanted by electricity. Fans of H.G. Wells, Conan Doyle, or Jules Verne will have plenty to pick from.
Whether they follow a more traditional pattern, like the newly released Mr Holmes, or tend towards the grittier side of things, like 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo', the whodunit mysteries in this collection prove the genre's charms have not diminished with time.
A disturbing collection of contemporary thrillers, featuring some of the most harrowing performances of all time from actors like Christian Bale in 'The Machinist', Brad Pitt in 'Fight Club' and Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Zodiac'. Yoga for your mind!