Rain and Intrigue
September 16, 2010 5:15 AM   Subscribe

What are some films similar in atmosphere to Polanski's The Ghost Writer (The Ghost)

I'm talking about intrigue, foreboding, darkness and cold, stormy weather. Other examples might be Identity and Shutter Island.
posted by fire&wings to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Ice Storm (pretty good), Shipping News (terrible film, but fits your description)

I liked The Ghost Writer but I found the atmosphere (and the plot) hammy and enjoyably silly, which I understand was the intent (certainly the only way to explain the casting of Kim Cattrall).
posted by caek at 5:22 AM on September 16, 2010

Both of those are more darkish middlebrow character dramas than thrillers though.
posted by caek at 5:23 AM on September 16, 2010

It's got more spookiness than intrigue, but the Japanese film Dark Water is definitely moody and rainy.
posted by not.so.hip at 7:24 AM on September 16, 2010

Dark Water

The Ring
posted by foxhat10 at 8:16 AM on September 16, 2010

I'm gonna suggest "Insomnia" (US remake, too)
posted by rhizome at 9:30 AM on September 16, 2010

Yeah, definitely Insomnia.
posted by dobie at 9:35 AM on September 16, 2010

Maybe these, too:

Blade Runner, Se7en (Seven), Fight Club
posted by foxhat10 at 10:27 AM on September 16, 2010

Michael Clayton.
posted by Artw at 11:02 AM on September 16, 2010

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