Best Thriller Movies of 2020

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Best Thriller Movies of 2020
Best Thriller Movies of 2020
TOP Movies: Tenet (2020), The Courier (2020), Promising Young Woman (2020), A Quiet Place Part II (2020), I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020), Escape From Pretoria (2020), Extraction (2020), The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020), Fatale (2020), Fatal Affair (2020), Run (2020), Girl (2020), Glass Houses (2020), His House (2020), Wander (2020), Last Moment of Clarity (2020), The Devil All the Time (2020), Bad Boys for Life (2020), The Old Guard (2020), Freaky (2020).

List of Best Movies

Tenet (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: time paradox, time loop, time travel, cia agent, terrorist, quantum physics, alternate timeline, time, terrorism, save the world, apocalypse, espionage ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: mumbai india, kiev ukraine, london, vietnam, india ...
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The Courier (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cold War spy Greville Wynne and his Russian source try to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Style: tense, captivating, microfilm
Plot: mi6, cold war, cia, prospector, spy, russian spy, espionage, interrogation, secret agents, agent, spy hero, spy mission ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 1950s
Place: russia, london, ussr, soviet union, cuba ...
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Promising Young Woman (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman haunted by a tragedy in her past takes revenge on the predatory men unlucky enough to cross her path.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, suspense, twist ending ...
Plot: violence, sexual predator, oral sex, medical school, pediatrician, crimes, rapist, track down, brutality, double life, murder, coffee shop ...
Place: ohio, new york
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A Quiet Place Part II (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
Style: suspense, macabre, scary, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: post apocalypse, alien, survival, monster, alien monster, silence, deafness, alien invasion, creature, mother, child in peril, survival horror ...
Time: near future
Place: america, new york
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I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Nothing is as it seems when a woman experiencing misgivings about her new boyfriend joins him on a road trip to meet his parents at their remote farm.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, visually appealing, thought provoking ...
Plot: dementia, road trip, school, high school, estrangement, farm, janitor, snow, haunted by the past, parents and children, family relations, human nature ...
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Escape From Pretoria (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA, South Africa, Germany
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: tense, political, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison escape, apartheid, human spirit, maximum security prison, racism, political persecution, prison, escape, jail, freedom, prisoner, rebelliousness ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, 20th century
Place: australia, south africa, africa, cape town south africa, adelaide south australia ...
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Extraction (2020)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Thailand
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, ambiguous ending, surprise ending ...
Plot: rescue mission, mercenary, swat team, ex special forces, child abduction, one man army, organized crime, human trafficking, kidnapping, death threat, crime boss, jungle ...
Time: 2020s
Place: india, bangladesh, mumbai india, australia
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The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest — including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale ...
Style: factual, political, serious, suspense, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, activist, injustice, political activism, hippie, riot, protest, court, protest march, trial, political persecution, courtroom ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1969, year 1994, year 1968
Place: chicago illinois, ohio, mississippi, mississippi river, connecticut ...
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Fatale (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A married man is tricked into a murder scheme by a female police detective.
Style: suspense, psychological, intense, disturbing, twists and turns
Plot: seduction, marital infidelity, married man, female psychopath, sex scene, extramarital affair, manipulation, sex, lie, psychology, seductress, redemption ...
Place: las vegas
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Fatal Affair (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ellie tries to mend her marriage with her husband Marcus after a brief encounter with an old friend, David, only to find that David is more dangerous and unstable than she'd realized.
Style: exciting, realistic, intense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: marriage, police officer, mother daughter relationship, police officer killed, killed in police car, crimes, police investigation, justice, working undercover, gunfight, family, brutality ...
Place: san francisco
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Run (2020)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Chloe, a teenager who is confined to a wheelchair, is homeschooled by her mother, Diane. Chloe soon becomes suspicious of her mother and begins to suspect that she may be harboring a dark secret.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, scary, surprise ending
Plot: overprotective parent, single mother, mother daughter relationship, teenage life, escape, lie, teenage girl, teenager, life is a bitch, child abuse, bad mother, parents and children ...
Place: washington state
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Girl (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young woman returns to her small hometown intent on killing her abusive father only to discover someone murdered him the day before. As the girl searches for answers, she uncovers a family legacy more dangerous than she'd imagined.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, twists and turns
Plot: revenge, criminal's revenge, who done it, mother daughter relationship, brutality, death threat, crimes, death of father, secret, youth, puzzle, teenage life ...
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Glass Houses (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenage babysitter Carrie Dawson has a chip on her shoulder on the heels of a humiliating family scandal. When she finds out that neighborhood Queen Bee Madeline Cooper may be to blame, she is determined to exact revenge - even if it means ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, disturbing
Plot: nanny, teenage girl, scandal, family relations, secretly observing, teenage life, secret revealed, brutality, pursuit, chase, revenge, secret ...
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His House (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After making a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, a young refugee couple struggle to adjust to their new life in a small English town that has an unspeakable evil lurking beneath the surface.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, intense
Plot: refugee, supernatural, diaspora, ghost, haunted, escape, stereotypes, death of daughter, husband wife relationship, nightmare, violence, trapped ...
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Wander (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After getting hired to probe a suspicious death in the small town of Wander, a mentally unstable private investigator becomes convinced the case is linked to the same 'conspiracy cover up' that caused the death of his daughter.
Style: enigmatic, psychological, twist ending, atmospheric, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: car accident, small town, paranoia, conspiracy, fbi agent, murder, private detective, grief, post traumatic stress disorder, death, investigation, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico
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Last Moment of Clarity (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A normal New Yorker's life is upended when his girlfriend is murdered by the Bulgarian mob. He flees to Paris to hide from her killers. But three years later, he sees a similar looking woman on the silver screen. Obsession with past love takes ...
Style: twist ending, suspense, suspenseful, scary, captivating ...
Plot: dirty cop, american abroad, fiance fiancee relationship, name calling, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, party, murder mystery, uncover truth, relationships, murderer, murder ...
Place: los angeles, paris france
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The Devil All the Time (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the 1960s after World War II in Southern Ohio, bizarre, compelling and mentally disturbed people suffer from the war's psychological damages.
Style: neo noir, gothic, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Plot: murder, post war, church, insanity, small town, reverend, serial killer, evil, suicide, vengeance, society, violence ...
Time: year 1957, 1940s, post world war two
Place: west virginia, ohio
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Bad Boys for Life (2020)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marcus Burnett is now a police inspector and Mike Lowery is in a midlife crisis. They unite again when an Albanian mercenary, whose brother they killed, promises them an important bonus.
Style: buddy comedy, buddy movie, exciting, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, police, police partner, police officer, motorcycle gang, tough cop, investigation, tough guy, friendship between men, midlife crisis, police chase, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: miami, mexico city, mexico
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The Old Guard (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Four immortal mercenaries who've secretly protected humanity for centuries become targeted for their mysterious powers just as they discover a new immortal.
Style: visually appealing, futuristic, suspense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: immortality, immortal, female soldier, female warrior, sniper, gay, supernatural ability, female assassin, dna, ambush, combat, female protagonist ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s, 2020s
Place: afghanistan, paris france, france, england, sudan ...
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Freaky (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A mystical, ancient dagger causes a notorious serial killer to magically switch bodies with a 17-year-old girl.
Style: not serious, humorous, entertaining, slasher, weird ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: body swapping, serial killer, slasher killer, gender bending, supernatural horror, violence, dark humor, switching roles, killings, friendship between teens, maniac, friends ...
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I Care a Lot (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A court-appointed legal guardian defrauds her older clients and traps them under her care. But her latest mark comes with some unexpected baggage.
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: con artists, con woman, guardian, cheating, female protagonist, deception, escapades, crimes, caper, criminal, manipulative woman, struggle for survival ...
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The Invisible Man (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Currently unknown.
Style: twists and turns, scary, gothic, psychotronic, suspense ...
Plot: stalking, domestic violence, stalker, invisibility, homicidal maniac, death, sociopath, murder, woman in danger, home invasion, voyeurism, abusive boyfriend ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 2020s
Place: san francisco
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Unhinged (2020)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A case of road rage turns into full-blown terror when an unstable driver follows a woman and her son.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: maniac, woman in danger, road rage, evil man, stalker, stalking, mentally unstable, pursuit, threat, psychopath, driving, on the road ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
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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, scenic, suspense, psychotronic, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: natural disaster, apocalypse, end of the world, disaster film, comet, humanity in peril, vestiges of humanity, bunker, demolished city, riot, military, robbery ...
Time: 2020s
Place: greenland, canada, new york state, sydney australia, paris france ...
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Hunter Hunter (2020)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Joseph and his family live in the remote wilderness as fur trappers but their tranquility starts to be threatened when they think are being hunted by the return of a rogue wolf and Joseph leaves them behind to track it.
Style: surprise ending, macabre, psychological, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: wolf, wilderness, bait, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, teenage daughter, bear trap, forest, cabin in the woods, serial killer, hunter ...
Place: canada
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Lost Girls and Love Hotels (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Searching for escape in Tokyo's back alleys, a haunted English teacher explores love and lust with a dashing Yakuza, as their tumultuous affair takes her on a journey through the city's dive bars and three-hour love hotels.
Style: erotic, depressing, bleak, rough, emotional ...
Plot: strong sexual content, erotica, foreigner in japan, sexual relations, looking for sex, female friendship, identity crisis, interracial love, prostitution, changing lives, power relations, sex ...
Place: tokyo
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The Neighbor in the Window (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A suburban wife who finds herself and the security of her family threatened by another seemingly friendly neighborhood mom.
Style: twists and turns, dark, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: couple relations, neighbor, fear, family life, characters in danger, parents and children, trapped, surveillance, family relations, lifestyle, nightmare comes true
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Underwater (2020)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After an earthquake destroys their underwater station, six researchers must navigate two miles along the dangerous, unknown depths of the ocean floor to make it to safety in a race against time.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, rough, psychotronic ...
Plot: underwater, giant monster, sea monster, giant creature, animal attack, monster, sea creature, earthquake, ocean, fear, creature, explorer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2020s
Place: pacific ocean
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The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A stressed-out police officer struggles not to give in to the paranoia that grips his small mountain town as bodies turn up after each full moon.
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, psychotronic ...
Plot: werewolf, investigation, murder, serial killer, small town, killing spree, fear, chase, courage, loss of father, police, escape ...
Time: 21st century
Place: utah
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Honest Thief (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bank robber tries to turn himself in because he's falling in love and wants to live an honest life...but when he realizes the Feds are more corrupt than him, he must fight back to clear his name.
Style: exciting, unusual plot structure, thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, bandit, safecracking, fbi agent, breaking and entering, fbi, danger, chase, thief, police, murder, love ...
Time: 2020s
Place: boston
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