In this era of "alternative facts," Slate senior editor Sam Adams feels like "paranoia has become the new normal." So what better time to watch some classic conspiracy thrillers! In his new podcast, "Conspiracy Thrillers Movie Club," Adams takes a deep dive into this genre and asks what these films reflect about the American psyche. How do they resonate today? Is the truth really out there? And how deep does this conspiracy go? Adams and Kurt discuss America's fascination with conspiracies and share some of their favorite conspiracy thriller movies.
If you couldn't tell already, Adams is a big movie geek, and his movie list was much longer than we had time to discuss in the interview. Here'shis full line-up:
- Manchurian Candidate (1962)
- Manchurian Candidate (2004)
- They Live (1988)
- All the President's Men (1976)
- The Conversation (1973)
- Enemy of the State (1998)
- Blow Out (1981)
- The Parallax View (1974)
- The Bourne films: The Bourne Identity (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), The Bourne Legacy (2012), Jason Bourne (2016)
- Get Out (2017)
- Stepford Wives (1975)
- Stepford Wives (2004)
You can hear the first episode of Sam's podcast for free at Slate, but will have to sign up for Slate Plus to hear the rest.