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: psychological, suspense, twists and turns, twist ending, psychological thriller and suspenseful. Plot: murder, storytelling, crimes, death, blood, violence, police investigation, dialogue, greed and corruption. Genre: Thriller, Drama and Mystery. Country: USA, UK and Spain.
Best Thriller Movies
Best Thriller Movies
TOP Movies: Shutter Island (2010), Se7en (1995), Gone Girl (2014), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Memento (2000), Inception (2010), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), The Sixth Sense (1999), Prisoners (2013), Limitless (2011), Identity (2003), Nightcrawler (2014), Split (2016), The Prestige (2006), Zodiac (2007), The Departed (2006), No Country for Old Men (2007), The Invisible Guest (2016), Knives Out (2019), 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016).

List of Best Movies

 8.2
 1.3M
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, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, investigation, mystery, insanity, psychiatrist, paranoia, mental institution, psychology, losing-it hero, uncover truth, disorder, isolation ...
Time: 50s, year 1954, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: boston
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 8.6
 1.6M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police, police investigation, psychopath, psychology, police detective, crimes, killings, mind game, master criminal, sin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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 8.1
 964K
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, twists and turns, suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: mystery, murder mystery, infidelity, missing person, investigation, police investigation, manipulation, adultery, femme fatale, disappearance, missing wife, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, year 2012
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, new york, st. louis missouri
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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, cannibalism, psychology, investigation, crimes, kidnapping, mind game, maniac, fbi, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: maryland, usa, baltimore, chicago illinois, memphis ...
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 8.4
 1.2M
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, twist ending, surprise ending, neo noir, confusing ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, mystery, murder, revenge, memory, paranoia, vengeance, uncover truth, haunted by the past, psychology, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 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, mind bending, surreal, twist ending, cerebral ...
Plot: alternate reality, subconscious, virtual reality, mind control, existentialism, parallel world, teamwork, fictional reality, dream, memory, philosophy, sleeping ...
Time: future, 2010s, near future
Place: paris france, japan, los angeles, tokyo, africa ...
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Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, tense, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, prison, justice, vigilantism, master criminal, murder, fighting the system, mind game, death, investigation, injustice, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 8.2
 979K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ghost, supernatural, afterlife, mystery, psychology, psychiatrist, death, life & death, supernatural ability, psychic power, psychic, boy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 8.1
 693K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, brutality, revenge, vigilantism, missing child, torture, child abduction, disappearance, serial killer, vengeance ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
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 7.4
 567K
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: philosophical, clever, captivating, intellectual, cerebral ...
Plot: intelligence, success, ambition, rise to the top, life turned upside down, prodigy, superhuman powers, drug abuse, rags to riches, overnight success, experimental drug, life changing experience ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.3
 246K
Identity (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.
Style: twist ending, scary, suspenseful, mind bending, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mystery, murder mystery, mental disorder, investigation, motel, stranded, split personality, dissociative identity disorder, characters killed one by one, psychiatrist, psycho ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa, florida
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 7.8
 534K
Nightcrawler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
Style: neo noir, psychological, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, character study, sociopath, cynicism, journalist, ethics, deception, home invasion, morality, tv news, graphic violence, crime scene ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
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 7.3
 484K
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: suspense, twist ending, psychological, macabre, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, split personality, dissociative identity disorder, insanity, serial killer, schizophrenia, psycho, violence, survival, murder, paranoia ...
Time: 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia
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 8.5
 1.3M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, psychological, clever ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, magic, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, secrets, deception, magic trick, magical, illusionist, secret, mystery ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: london, colorado, europe, england
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 7.7
 532K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, stylized, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, murder mystery, mystery, crimes, maniac, paranoia, uncover truth, journalism, mind game, police ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1969, year 1971, year 1991 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california, sacramento california
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 8.5
 1.3M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, police, crimes, mole, organized crime, undercover cop, working undercover, corruption, mind game, violence, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, china, taiwan ...
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No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, tense, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, psychopath, greed, brutality, human nature, sheriff, death, peril, desert, serial killer, money ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, el paso texas, mexico, austin texas, usa ...
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The Invisible Guest (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "The Invisible Guest” turns on a young businessman who wakes up in a hotel room locked from the inside with the dead body of his lover next to him. He hires a prestigious lawyer, and over one night they work together to clarify what happened ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, psychological, twist ending, psychotronic ...
Plot: uncover truth, lawyer, interrogation, lie, death, murder suspect, evidence, false accusation, infidelity, suspect, female lawyer, blackmail ...
Place: barcelona, spain
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 7.9
 603K
Knives Out (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, exciting, witty, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: whodunit, murder mystery, investigation, murder investigation, mansion, murder, eccentric family, mystery killer, large family, private detective, crimes, death ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa
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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, twist ending, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, post apocalypse, kidnapping, alien, bunker, underground bunker, bomb shelter, paranoia, survivalist, survival, ufo ...
Time: 2010s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
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 7.9
 453K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, emotional, twist ending, neo noir ...
Plot: mystery, vengeance, sexual abuse, police investigation, child abuse, loss of child, murder, childhood, pedophilia, death in the family, investigation, child rape ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 60s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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 8.0
 755K
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, sexy, surreal, cerebral ...
Plot: ballet, mental illness, obsession, character study, hallucination, surrealism, psychology, insanity, paranoia, dancing, ballerina, dancer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.6
 362K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, suspense, scary, gothic ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, afterlife, mysterious character, uncover truth, spiritualism, able to see the dead, psychic, nightmare, mansion, isolation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, english channel
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The Hateful Eight (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.
Style: captivating, stylized, bloody, suspense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, dark humor, stagecoach, old west, murder, winter, brutality, gang, blizzard, hitman, revenge, prisoner ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: wyoming, usa
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 7.7
 578K
Get Out (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: racism, hypnosis, kidnapping, cult, satire, survival, interracial romance, african american, brainwashing, psycho, abduction, female villain ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york
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 7.2
 205K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, intellectual, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder mystery, lawyer, adultery, investigation, courtroom drama, manipulation, legal investigation, mind game, police investigation, obsession, guilt, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.1
 270K
Don't Breathe (2016)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teens break into a blind man's home thinking they'll get away with the perfect crime. They're wrong.
Style: suspense, brutal, scary, twist ending, disturbing ...
Plot: home invasion, murder, thief, survival, blind man, trapped, kidnapping, violence, held captive, breaking and entering, heist gone wrong, surveillance ...
Place: michigan, california, detroit
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 7.6
 374K
127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.
Style: inspirational, suspense, psychological, cerebral, breathtaking ...
Plot: survival, trapped, isolation, courage, human spirit, alone, loneliness, desert, life philosophy, climbing, cave, canyon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa
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 7.7
 386K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, twist ending, surreal, surprise ending ...
Plot: insomnia, obsession, mysterious character, insanity, losing-it hero, hallucination, uncover truth, paranoia, life is a bitch, character study, mental illness, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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 8.5
 765K
Parasite (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 min.
Story: All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, tragic ending, psychological ...
Plot: wealthy family, poverty, class differences, scam, social satire, basement, wealth, scheme, poor family, tutor, maid, housekeeper ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: south korea, seoul, asia
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