Best Thriller Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Thriller Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending, intense and interesting. Plot: death, murder, violence, escape, storytelling, revenge, flashback, blood, corpse and corruption. Genre: Thriller, Drama and Action. Country: USA, UK and Canada.
Best Thriller Movies
Best Thriller Movies
TOP Movies: Alone (2020), Tenet (2020), Night Hunter (2018), Shutter Island (2010), The Post (2017), Black Swan (2010), Memento (2000), Arrival (2016), Gone Girl (2014), Interstellar (2014), Die Hard (1988), Sin City (2005), Saw (2004), Miss Sloane (2016), Limitless (2011), The Midnight Sky (2020), The Dark Knight (2008), Split (2016), Red Eye (2005), Traffik (2018).

List of Best Movies

 6.1
 6K
Alone (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A recently widowed traveler is kidnapped by a cold blooded killer, only to escape into the wilderness where she is forced to battle against the elements as her pursuer closes in on her.
Style: suspense, biting, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: trapped, escape, maniac, wilderness, cruelty, rifle, chase, kidnapped woman, struggle for survival, hopelessness, woman in danger, peril ...
Place: oregon
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 7.5
 249K
Tenet (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Plot unknown. The project is described as an action epic revolving around international espionage.
Style: unusual plot structure, suspense, surprise ending, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: cia agent, time travel, save the world, time, terrorist, espionage, time traveler, time paradox, apocalypse, airport, terrorism, time loop ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: mumbai india, norway, india, siberia, london ...
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 5.9
 14K
Night Hunter (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A police task force traps an online predator, only to discover that the depth of his crimes goes far beyond anything they had anticipated.
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, profiler, tragic past, vigilante, ex husband ex wife relationship, father daughter relationship, fbi agent, investigation, psychopath, kidnap, pedophile, schizophrenic ...
Time: 2010s
Place: minnesota
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 8.2
 1.1M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, plot twist, insanity, paranoia, investigation, mental illness, psychiatrist, psychology, island, uncover truth, isolation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
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 7.2
 135K
The Post (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.
Style: based on true events, factual, exciting, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: cover up, journalism, vietnam war, political thriller, expose, politics, truth, lie, national security, journalist, wartime, newspaper reporter ...
Time: 70s, year 1965, year 1949, 20th century, year 1971 ...
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa
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 8.0
 697K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, twist ending, atmospheric, cerebral, mind bending ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, hallucination, dancer's life, surrealism, mental illness, psychology, insanity, paranoia, dark fantasy, rivalry, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 8.4
 1.1M
Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: neo noir, plot twist, mystery, memory loss, twists & turns, uncover truth, paranoia, suprisingly clever, murder, manipulation, haunted by the past, amnesia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 7.9
 590K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: intellectual, twist ending, cerebral, enigmatic, philosophical ...
Plot: first contact, alien, spacecraft, alien race, female protagonist, ufo, loss, scientist, destiny, alien creature, science, time ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: pakistan, russia, montana, china, venezuela ...
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 8.1
 854K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: mystery, police investigation, murder mystery, missing person, investigation, twists & turns, disappearance, missing wife, manipulation, femme fatale, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2012
Place: missouri, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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 8.6
 1.5M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, expedition, time paradox, black hole, heroic mission, parallel world, space exploration, father daughter relationship ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
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 8.2
 789K
Die Hard (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking ...
Style: intense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, hostage, gunfight, terrorist, christmas, heist, storage unit, fbi, courage, save the day, race against time, marital problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 8.0
 737K
Sin City (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, dark, surreal, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, dark hero, vengeance, crimes, justice, distopia, social decay, crime, torture, tough heroes, gory, anti hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 80s ...
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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: John Wick is on the run for two reasons… he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ...
Style: tense, exciting, brutal, suspense, harsh ...
Plot: one man army, gunfight, criminal's revenge, vengeance, murder, tough guy, shooting, danger, crimes, martial arts, assassin, violence ...
Time: 2010s
Place: morocco, grand central station manhattan new york city, north africa, manhattan new york city, new york
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 7.6
 378K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, mind game, captivity, serial killer, psychopath, insanity, plot twist, survival, race against time, master criminal, gory, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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 7.5
 64K
Miss Sloane (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.
Style: clever, political, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: female protagonist, lobbyist, career woman, strong female character, determination, politics, courtroom, world politics, lawyer, fighting the system, empowerment, obsession ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., new jersey, chicago illinois, milwaukee wisconsin, massachusetts ...
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 7.4
 525K
Limitless (2011)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract ...
Style: captivating, clever, intellectual, cerebral, psychological ...
Plot: intelligence, superhuman powers, ambition, rise to the top, success, prodigy, life turned upside down, drug abuse, greed, life changing experience, overnight success, creativity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Midnight Sky (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A lone scientist in the Arctic races to contact a crew of astronauts returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.
Plot: astronaut, space travel, end of the world, arctic, post apocalypse, cancer, space exploration, nuclear radiation, blood transfusion, flashback, spacecraft, scientist ...
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 9.0
 2.3M
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, heroes, secret identity, batman, double life, good versus evil, organized crime, rivalry, super villain, dark hero, psychopath, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, hong kong
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 7.3
 421K
Split (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, psycho, dissociative identity disorder, serial killer, insanity, schizophrenia, held captive, split personality, paranoia, violence, mercilessness ...
Time: 2010s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania
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 6.4
 113K
Red Eye (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After attending the funeral of her grandmother in Dallas, the Lux Atlantic Hotel manager Lisa is waiting for a flight to Miami. Due to the bad weather and consequent flight delay, she meets in the airport bar Jack Rippner, who is also in the waiting ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: woman in danger, terrorism, airplane, fear, hostage, telephone call, crimes, hitman, flirting, stewardess, danger, villain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas, miami
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 6.0
 18K
Traffik (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A couple off for a romantic weekend in the mountains are accosted by a biker gang. Alone in the mountains, Brea and John must defend themselves against the gang, who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.
Style: sad, rough, suspense
Plot: sex trafficking, fight, escape, young couple, slave trade, death of loved one, violence, murder, death, human trafficking, kidnapping, blood ...
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 6.7
 152K
Extraction (2020)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Tyler Rake, a fearless mercenary who offers his services on the black market, embarks on a dangerous mission when he is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of a Mumbai crime lord…
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: rescue mission, mercenary, swat team, one man army, human trafficking, ex special forces, chaos, kidnapping, sniper, child abduction, organized crime, death threat ...
Time: 2020s
Place: india, bangladesh, mumbai india, australia
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 7.5
 440K
The Conjuring (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, exorcism, danger, paranormal investigation, haunted by the past, witch, paranormal activity, fear, evil force, evil ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: new england, rhode island, usa
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Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Susan Morrow receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband – a man she left 20 years earlier – asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a mathematics professor whose family ...
Style: psychological thriller, psychological, suspense, brutal, twists and turns ...
Plot: rape and murder, writers, ex husband ex wife relationship, revenge, neo noir, symbolism, loss of family, rape, novelist, husband wife relationship, vigilantism, haunted by the past ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles, new york, texas
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 8.3
 219K
A Separation (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, Australia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Style: emotional, tense, realistic, talky, contemplative ...
Plot: divorce, poverty, maid, alzheimer's disease, marriage, family problems, marital separation, muslim, iranian, parenthood, society, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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 7.7
 514K
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to ...
Style: witty, clever, exciting, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, perfect crime, cons and scams, thief, outsmarting, scheme, casino, group of criminals, crime, buddies, crimes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, atlantic city, san diego california, atlantic city new jersey ...
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 8.8
 2.1M
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, mind bending, clever, cerebral, exciting ...
Plot: parallel world, mind control, virtual reality, alternate reality, subconscious, haunted by the past, existentialism, teamwork, life philosophy, manipulations, perfect crime, sleeping ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: japan, paris france, los angeles, kenya, africa ...
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 6.4
 40K
Greenland (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A detached married couple must get their son and themselves to safety after being randomly selected to enter an underground bunker, as a massive object from space threatens to destroy the world in less than 48 hours.
Style: disaster movie, psychotronic, unusual plot structure, tense, visually appealing ...
Plot: natural disaster, end of the world, apocalypse, disaster film, comet, bunker, survival, diabetic, catastrophe, kidnapping, robbery, military ...
Place: greenland
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Escape From Pretoria (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA, South Africa
Duration: 106 min.
Story: South Africa, 1978. Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee, two white political activists from the African National Congress imprisoned by the apartheid regime, put a plan in motion to escape from the infamous Pretoria Prison…
Style: political, tense, atmospheric, suspense, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison escape, apartheid, maximum security prison, racism, human spirit, political persecution, escape, prison, jail, prisoner, freedom, rebelliousness ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, 20th century
Place: australia, africa, south africa, adelaide south australia, cape town south africa ...
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 8.3
 412K
1917 (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK, India, Spain, Canada, China
Duration: 119 min.
Story: At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, tense, cult film ...
Plot: trench warfare, world war one, soldier, british army, race against time, british soldier, pursuit, behind enemy lines, british military, storytelling, brother brother relationship, chaos ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, 20th century
Place: france
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