Best British Thriller Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best British Thriller Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense and intense. Plot: violence, murder, death, blood, chase, danger, brutality, survival, profanity and betrayal. Genre: Thriller, Drama and Action. Country: UK, USA and China.
Best British Thriller Movies
Best British Thriller Movies
TOP Movies: Inception (2010), Gravity (2013), Boiling Point (2021), Killer Elite (2011), Layer Cake (2004), Miss Sloane (2016), Apocalypto (2006), Ex Machina (2014), I Came By (2022), The Mauritanian (2021), John Wick (2014), Blood Diamond (2006), The Ledge (2022), The Dark Knight (2008), Frenzy (1972), Surge (2020), Fall (2022), Bull (2021), Halloween Kills (2021), Eden Lake (2008).

List of Best Movies

 8.8
 2.3M
Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, surreal, mind bending, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: memory, alternate reality, subconscious, virtual reality, dream, fictional reality, teamwork, mind control, architecture, existentialism, imagination, lucid dream ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s
Place: paris france, japan, los angeles, new york, tokyo ...
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 7.7
 826K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scenic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: survival, isolation, astronaut, space station, space travel, catastrophe, sole survivor, spacecraft, stranded, disaster, survivor, space program ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
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 7.5
 27K
Boiling Point (2021)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A head chef balances multiple personal and professional crises at a popular restaurant in London.
Style: suspense, psychological, slasher
Plot: food, restaurant, art, depression, addiction, chief, mental health, bartender, paramedic, cooking, confrontation, drug use ...
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 6.4
 131K
Killer Elite (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. Covering the globe from ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, hitman, mentor, secret service, secret agents, conspiracy, ex military, rescue, hostage, tough guy, espionage, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, year 1980, 80s
Place: middle east, london, australia, europe, paris france ...
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 7.3
 183K
Layer Cake (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to save his own skin...
Style: neo noir, intense, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, twists and turns, betrayal, murder, heist, drugs, flirting, drug addiction, violence, crimes, drug lord, going straight ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: london, england, amsterdam, netherlands, zurich switzerland ...
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 7.5
 76K
Miss Sloane (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Canada, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.
Style: political, clever, suspense, tense, intellectual ...
Plot: lobbyist, career woman, world politics, female protagonist, determination, lawyer, politics, strong female character, business, fighting the system, twists and turns, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., milwaukee wisconsin, new jersey, new hampshire, indonesia ...
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 7.8
 314K
Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, adventure, slavery, tribe, chase, jungle, manhunt, ancient history, ancient civilization, solar eclipse, warrior, sacrifice ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: central america, mexico
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 7.7
 545K
Ex Machina (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds ...
Style: psychological, philosophical, mind bending, futuristic, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, robot, cyberpunk, technology, isolation, cyborgs, androids, androids and robots, existentialism, human android relationship, manipulation, a.i. ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
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 6.1
 23K
I Came By (2022)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A rebellious young graffiti artist, who targets the homes of the wealthy elite, discovers a shocking secret that leads him on a journey endangering himself and those closest to him.
Style: psychological, neo noir
Plot: missing son, hidden door, ambush, human trafficking, pregnant girlfriend, judge, graffiti, hidden room, unplanned pregnancy, hostage, secret, rage ...
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The Mauritanian (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A detainee at the U.S military's Guantanamo Bay detention center is held without charges for over a decade and seeks help from a defense attorney for his release.
Style: thought provoking, suspense, captivating, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: islamic terrorism, lawyer, al qaeda, brutality, courtroom, counter terrorism, interrogation, american imperialism, imprisonment, war on terror, prisoner, falsely accused ...
Time: year 2003, year 2010, year 1988, 2010s, year 2016 ...
Place: jordan, north africa, baltimore, afghanistan, germany ...
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 7.4
 630K
John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, China
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Style: stylized, exciting, neo noir, brutal, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hitman, assassin, vengeance, revenge, vigilante, gangsters, gunfight, lone hero, one man army, martial arts, organized crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 60s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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 8.0
 550K
Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, thought provoking, harsh ...
Plot: mercenary, greed, adventure, gem, treasure hunt, civil war, smuggling, journalism, escapades, rebel, brutality, fisherman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, year 1999, year 2003
Place: africa, south africa, angola, zimbabwe, belgium ...
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 5.1
 4K
The Ledge (2022)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A rock climbing adventure between two friends turns into a terrifying nightmare. After Kelly captures the murder of her best friend on camera, she becomes the next target of a tight-knit group of friends who will stop at nothing to destroy the ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, survival, mountain, trapped, mountain climbing, struggle for survival, mountaineer, murder witness, threat to kill, climbing, death threat, witnessing a crime ...
Place: italy
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 9.0
 2.6M
The Dark Knight (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but ...
Style: exciting, suspense, epic, atmospheric, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, batman, heroes, secret identity, organized crime, moral dilemma, tragic hero, double life, good versus evil, psychopath, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: usa, hong kong
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 7.4
 46K
Frenzy (1972)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A serial murderer is strangling women with a necktie. The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, rape, truck, strangulation, murder, police, man kills a woman, sexual perversion, rape and murder, on the run, murder of a nude woman, violent ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: london, scotland, england, europe, tower bridge london ...
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 6.1
 3K
Surge (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man goes on a bold and reckless journey of self-liberation through London. After he robs a bank he releases a wilder version of himself, ultimately experiencing what it feels like to be alive.
Style: suspense
Plot: self harm, mental disorder, crimes, insanity, mental illness, nervous breakdown, airport, airport security, robbery, escapades, male full rear nudity, car accident ...
Place: london
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 6.4
 43K
Fall (2022)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: For best friends Becky and Hunter, life is all about conquering fears and pushing limits. But after they climb 2,000 feet to the top of a remote, abandoned radio tower, they find themselves stranded with no way down. Now Becky and Hunter’s expert ...
Style: suspense, dramatic
Plot: friendship, twists and turns, survival, loss of loved one, mountain climbing, female friendship, motel, truck, wife, female protagonist, husband, hallucination ...
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 6.4
 3K
Bull (2021)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ten years after he was last seen, a vicious mob enforcer returns home to find his son and methodically track down the gang that double-crossed him. His quest for revenge soon leads to a savage showdown between his wife and her mob boss father.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, emotional, serious, weird
Plot: revenge, murder, criminal, mob boss, rage, extreme violence, father and son, homecoming, betrayal, violence, crimes, amusement park ...
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Halloween Kills (2021)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode continues in the next thrilling chapter of the Halloween series.
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, killing spree, masked killer, psycho, halloween, killer, evil, violence, massacre, house fire, hospital ...
Time: 2010s, 70s, 21st century, year 1978
Place: illinois, usa
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 6.7
 86K
Eden Lake (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. ...
Style: suspense, slasher, brutal, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: survival, torture, forest, youth, camping, strong violent content, chase, gang, fear, murder, lost in the woods, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, united kingdom
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 5.9
 6K
Tower Block (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A year after witnessing a murder, residents of Tower Block 31 find themselves being picked off by a sniper, pitting those lucky enough to be alive into a battle for survival.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, murder, crimes, deathtrap, characters killed one by one, captivity, isolation, confinement indoors, escape attempt, life is a bitch, society, witnessing a crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: london, england
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 6.8
 6K
The Hide (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the windswept Suffolk mudflats creaks a bird-hide, inside which hovers Roy Tunt, a prematurely aged, mildly obsessive-compulsive birder. With one more sighting - the elusive sociable plover - he will have 'twitched' the entire British ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized
Plot: storm, escapades, manhunt, haunted by the past, obsession, stranger, class differences, countryside, unlikely partners, fugitives, social differences, runaway ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 678K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, snow, kidnapping, dark humor, ransom, police, greed, crime gone awry, gangsters, police investigation, crimes, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: north dakota, minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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 7.3
 194K
Doctor Sleep (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A traumatized, alcoholic Dan Torrance meets Abra, a kid who also has the ability to "shine." He tries to protect her from the True Knot, a cult whose goal is to feed off people like them in order to remain immortal.
Style: disturbing, psychological, dark fantasy, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, psychic power, hotel, psychic, murder, doctor, native american, magician, mind game, little girl, vampire ...
Time: 80s, year 2019, 20th century, 21st century, 2010s ...
Place: new hampshire, iowa, colorado, ohio, florida ...
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 116K
The Foreigner (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA, India
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Quan is a humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love – his teenage daughter – dies in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. His relentless search ...
Style: suspense, exciting, harsh, political, bloody ...
Plot: revenge, terrorism, justice, tough guy, bomb, one against many, ex special forces, ira, death, martial arts, death of daughter, home invasion ...
Time: 2010s
Place: united kingdom, ireland, northern ireland, america, usa ...
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The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Father and son coroners receive a mysterious unidentified corpse with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to examine the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying ...
Style: scary, suspense, bad ending, dark, suspenseful ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, morgue, autopsy, supernatural horror, witchcraft, corpse, mutilation, dead woman, twists and turns, supernatural power, murder ...
Place: london, new england
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 615K
Argo (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, political ...
Plot: cia, rescue mission, revolution, secret mission, politics, u.s. embassy, espionage, spy, hostage, american abroad, escape, culture clash ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1979, year 1980, 20th century ...
Place: middle east, iran, tehran iran, langley virginia, california ...
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 156K
Halloween (2018)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. This film, ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: masked killer, serial killer, halloween, violence, boogeyman, sadistic psychopath, serial murder, homicidal maniac, evil, masked villain, stalker, murderer ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: illinois, midwest
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 3K
The Forgiven (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After the end of Apartheid, Archbishop Desmond Tutu meets with a brutal murderer seeking redemption.
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychological, captivating, inspirational
Plot: archbishop, antichrist, murderer, killer, racist, forgiveness, change of heart, redemption, serial killer, priest, changing lives, faith ...
Place: africa
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 416K
28 Days Later (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the ...
Style: scary, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, apocalypse, virus, survival, epidemic, zombie apocalypse, rage, infected, end of the world, laboratory, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, britain, manchester ...
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