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Greatest Modern Suspense Speeches: 4 Memorable Monologues

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The best suspense movies possess certain moments every fan is aware of. No suspense movie is complete without a heart pounding storyline, a lingering cliff hanger or a gut wrenching monologue that could provoke either. Here are four modern suspense monologues that never fail to keep first time viewers on the edge of their seats.

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1. Cole Sear in “The Sixth Sense”

In this 1999 thriller, Cole Sear (Halely Joel Osment) learns to cope with the terrifying experience of seeing dead people according to IMDb.com. While his secret is shared with the audience and his on screen psychologist, Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis), viewers exhale with heartfelt relief when Sear shares his secret with his mother, Lynn Sear (Toni Collette.) He proves his secret is true in this speech, provided by RottenTomatoes.com, when he tells his mother that his grandmother has been visiting him from beyond the grave.
“She wanted me to tell you she saw you dance. She said, when you were little, you and her had a fight, right before your dance recital. You thought she didn't come see you dance," Cole Sear says. "She did. She hid in the back so you wouldn't see. She said you were like an angel. She said you came to the place where they buried her.”

2. Nick Dunne in “Gone Girl”

This 2014 suspense thriller begins with an internal monologue from Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) who is the primary suspect in his wife’s disappearance according to IMDb.com. While looking down at his wife’s head laying affectionately beside him, Dunne gives the following internal monologue setting viewers up for a shocking turn of events no one sees coming: “When I think of my wife, I always think of the back of her head. I picture cracking her lovely skull, unspooling her brain, trying to get answers. The primal questions of a marriage: What are you thinking? How are you feeling? What have we done to each other? What will we do?”

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3. Elizabeth Bennet in “Pride & Prejudice”

This 2005 remake of the classic novel by Jane Austen still leaves first time viewers in suspense wondering if Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley) will break the Georgian English taboo of marrying outside of her social class. When haughty and arrogant antagonist, Lady Catherine de Bourgh (Judith Olivia Dench) threatens, insults and then asks Bennet to promise that she will not become engaged to the gentlemen in question, Bennet gives a speech that makes every woman moviegoer proud. This quote taken from IMDb summarizes the speech.

“I will not and I certainly never shall. You have insulted me in every possible way, and can now have nothing further to say. I must ask you to leave immediately. Good night,” Bennet says.

4. Bryan Mills in “Taken”

In this 2008 suspense thriller, Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) is a retired FBI agent whose daughter is kidnapped while vacationing in Paris, as summarized by IMDb.com. When Mills’ daughter’s kidnappers engage in a phone conversation with Mills his response becomes a legendary.

Says Mills: “I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.”

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The best suspense movies possess certain moments every fan is aware of. No suspense movie is complete without a heart pounding storyline, a lingering cliff hanger or a gut wrenching monologue that could provoke either. Here are four modern suspense monologues.
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