92% of people can't name these thriller movies from one image! Can you?

Emily Hough

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These thriller movies will keep you on the edge of your seat, whether you are trying to solve a mystery, predict a plot twist or brace for that horrifically surprising moment that will send your popcorn flying. See how many of these thriller movies you can name from a screenshot.

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This is one movie where parents had significant control. Natalie Portman was only eleven at the time, and her parents were concerned about her smoking scenes. Her character was never shown inhaling, and she quit smoking part way through the movie.

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The mechanical shark that was built to film "Jaws" hardly ever worked. So Spielberg had to find other ways of creating intensity and suspense. This is the reason you rarely see the shark in the movie.

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This gangster character, Frank Costello, played by Jack Nicholson, was based on the actual mob boss Whitey Bulger. The film had an actual detective serving as a consultant. I bet filming would have been quite entertaining if they had Whitey around to consult as well.

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Paul Haggis had a dream, literally, and thats how the idea for the movie "Crash" came to him. He woke up in the middle of the night and decided to write down his thoughts. Later that morning, he had a full story.

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In what would seem to be fate at work, Josh Brolin was in an unfortunate motorcycle crash, injuring his shoulder, just after getting his part. He was worried about not being able to do the filming, but as fate would have it, his character was shot in the shoulder early on in the film. Talk about your realistic filming.

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Have you ever said, "the book is so much better"? Well in the Bourne series, screenwriter Tony Gilroy didn't want to write a screenplay of books about "running to airports." Instead, he was given free reign to write his own story of an assassin with amnesia.

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The script for "Kill Bill" took approximately six years to write and was over 200 pages. Because of the extensive length, it had to be cut into two parts, hence a second movie.

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If you want to put yourself inside this film, all you have to do is visit North Carolina where the train-bus crash scene was filmed. No special effects here. That was an actual bus and an actual train crashing into each other in one take. It is now a tourist attraction.

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Leonardo DiCaprio was Christopher Nolan's choice to play the Riddler. However, he was shot down by David Goyer and focus was placed on the Bane character. DeCaprio was unable to join his fellow cast members from "Inception" in the "Dark Knight" trilogy.

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Sometimes taking a risk pays off. Spielberg encouraged Cruise to not accept a salary for his part, but to instead take a percentage cut from the box office. It paid off, as the film grossed over $358 million, making Cruise over $50 million for his work.

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There was no sense in trying to fake what you can do yourself. During the filming of the movie, the stunt double actually walked through real fire, the domino scene was real dominos set up by real domino pros, and the Fingermen actually moved in slow motion while the "V" actor moved normally.

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Clint Eastwood is known for his rawness in directing and "Mystic River" was no different. He cast a number of local people in South Boston to play roles in his movie.

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The rights for this movie were taken up for free. Dino De Laurentiis gave up the rights since his movie "Manhunter" bombed in 1986. "Silence of the Lambs" made about $272 million.

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Sometimes you just have to let things go. John Huston couldn't pronounce the character Gittes' name correctly and finally Polanski just let it go. It was not a bad call, though, as Huston's character was an evil rich man and the mistake suited his character well.

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Anyone who is familiar with horror knows at least the name of this film. "Psycho" is iconic for is shower scene and the fact that is was the first time an American film showed a toilet flushing

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If you are looking for Robin Williams, this film keeps you in suspense. Williams' first line in this movie doesn't happen until nearly an hour into the film, with his first appearance shortly following.

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Christopher Nolan did no actual research on dreams for this movie, instead using his own experience. Some would say first-hand experience is the best research.

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Unlike some of his other movies, for this film Christopher Nolan did extensive research. He wanted to portray Tesla's inventions accurately. He used natural lighting for the most authentic look.

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Though working on the same film, two of its stars, Elijah Wood and Mickey Rourke never met each other on set. Another star, Brittany Murphy, filmed all of her scenes in one day, even though she appeared in multiple story lines.

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Kevin Spacey insisted on not receiving any sort of credit before the movie. His name and face did not appear in any of the advertising nor in the opening credits. He felt this kept the suspense of the movie because he thought if people saw his name, they would know who the killer was. This was a gutsy move, not to advertise a well-known actor, but it worked out well.

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Christopher Nolan wanted to keep the ending a secret. In order to do this, while filming the cemetery scene, a tombstone with the name Miranda Tate was visible. The name "Bruce Wayne" was later added digitally.

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Alejandro Amenabar loves a twist, and even took cues from M. Night Shyamalan's previously released "Sixth Sense" when creating "The Others." But Amenabar was more interested in how the audience got to the twist rather than the twist itself, which is why you may have figured out the ending about halfway through the movie. That doesn't make it any less brilliant.

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Luck was on the side of this production, and I don't just mean success at the box office. While filming the roulette scene, the ball landing on 20 was not a trick. It just happened on of the first takes while filming the wheel.

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Josh Hartnett who played Slevin was actually living with writer Jason Smilovic while he was writing the script. Smilovic said he saw Harnett in a towel so often, he thought he should make the character in a towel for a lot of the movie.

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Despite his practice driving fast cars in the desert to prepare for his role, Jamie Foxx still crashed his car into Tom Cruise's on set. Foxx was humored that crews immediately rushed to Cruise's aid, seeing him as the bigger star.

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David Vogel of Disney took it upon himself to purchase the script, which displeased his superiors. He was fired for doing so, then the film went on to become a successful suspense film.

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Making the best of a bad situation, director Aronofsky offered his own scarf from around his neck to Natalie Portman to use when the person responsible forgot to bring the scarves to the set.

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George Miller has more skills than just directing. Since this film had such a low budget, Miller spent a good majority of his time doing the editing himself in his own home. He also worked as an ER doctor and put the money he earned toward production for "Mad Max."

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The character Keyser was named after a real lawyer. However, the writer thought it better to change the name from the real Sume to Söze to avoid any legal conflict.

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The hiker, Aron Ralston, filmed his time in the canyon. James Franco was allowed to view the footage to prepare for his role. Only a few parts of the actual footage was shown in the movie.

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Outdoing any other nominated films in 2016, "The Revenant" was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and won three of them. Director's Glass' decision not to use a real bear paid off.

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This was Brad Pitt's first Oscar nomination and Golden Globe award. He spent time with a psychiatrist who coached him on mental disorders to better understand his character.

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John Carpenter's "The Thing" was a great inspiration for Tarantino in this movie. He said it was his way of hashing out his feelings about "The Thing." Some of the scores are even left over from "The Thing."

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"Shutter Island" is debatable in meaning, especially the ending. But this confusion seemed to work in favor of the film. Martin Scorsese said that people would have to see the film more than once to understand it, and therefore produce twice the income.

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The dialogue in this film is completely and authentically Yucatec Maya language. The actors were talented amateurs. All had to learn the language.

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How lucky to be a shop owner in Georgia during this filming! After filming was completed, all of the costumes and props were donated to a local thrift shop.

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What an ending. The director wanted to indicate time passed during the epilogue but had to move filming location to show a change in seasons. Once there, they had to borrow costumes and gear because the airline had misplaced their luggage.

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"Amores Perros" angered some movie fans because of the dogfight scenes. In actuality, none of the dogs were fighting but it was strategic camera placement and film editing that made it look like they were fighting. The disclosure that "no animals were harmed in the filming" came at the beginning instead of at the end as usual.

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The director for "Gravity" wanted to make the scenes as realistic as possible, with of course some film liberties. It was so well done that astronauts including Buzz Aldrin gave it a stamp of approval and were impressed by how realistically the zero gravity was portrayed.

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Hitchcock upset a few people in the making of this film. The Interior Department was unhappy with his filming on the grounds of Mount Rushmore, and he upset the police security when he said in an interview that they were "New York's worst." At the next location, no police detail showed up.

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Hitchcock may have used past conflict with a producer as the basis for the villain in this movie. Hitchcock thought that producer David O. Selznick was an annoying presence whenever they worked together. Hitchcock eventually cut ties and sent him a nod, via Raymond Burr's character, in this film.

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All of the piercings that Rooney Mara sports in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" are 100% real. She pierced them for the movie then removed most, but not all, after filming was complete.

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John Milton's character was named for John Milton, the author of "Paradise Lost." His character is also a reflection of the text, as it is about a man who has fallen from God's grace. Lines from the text are even quoted in the movie.

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Guri Weinberg's father, Moshe Weinberg, was a real victim of the massacre when Guri was only a month old. He was an Israeli wrestling champion as well as a referee.

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A CRS paramedic who was called to play a paramedic role in the movie, showed up directly after his 12-hour shift of being an actual paramedic. When he changed into his movie paramedic costume he laid his real one on the bed. He returned later to find it gone, and it took him hours to track it down - the wardrobe department was laundering it. I probably would have just let them go ahead and wash it.

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For you non-poker players out there, in the casino scene where Bond tips the dealer after winning - it is a half-million-dollar chip. Share the love, Bond.

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"Memento" was shot in only 25 days, but it took months to find a distributor for the film. In addition, actor Stephen Tobolowsky was asked to improvise his lines during the flashback scenes, as there was no dialogue written for his character.

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Who doesn't love Forrest Whitaker? Jim Jarmusch certainly does. Jarmusch wrote the character specifically for Whitaker and would have never made the film if Whitaker had turned him down.

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Robert Rodriguez was only paid one dollar for his scoring of the movie. Tarantino made this even by directing a portion of Rodriguez' project, "Sin City," for only a dollar.

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"Mulholland Dr." was written as a TV series and slated to pilot. That fell through, but David Lynch didn't lose hope. Thus, we have a movie!

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