Best Thriller Movies of 2020

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Best Thriller Movies of 2020
Best Thriller Movies of 2020
TOP Movies: Inheritance (2020), Unhinged (2020), Tenet (2020), The Old Guard (2020), A Quiet Place Part II (2020), Greenland (2020), Run (2020), Bad Boys for Life (2020), The Hunt (2020), Run Hide Fight (2020), Spenser Confidential (2020), No Escape (2020), Extraction (2020), Promising Young Woman (2020), Fatal Affair (2020), Honest Thief (2020), The Devil All the Time (2020), Freaky (2020), I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020), Project Power (2020).

List of Best Movies

Inheritance (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A patriarch of a wealthy and powerful family suddenly passes away, leaving his wife and daughter with a shocking secret inheritance that threatens to unravel and destroy their lives.
Style: enigmatic, suspense, atmospheric, surprise ending, dark ...
Plot: family secret, dark secret, interracial romance, young girl, mind game, daughter, bribery, father daughter relationship, death of father, patriarchy, twists and turns, childhood memory ...
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Unhinged (2020)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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, psychological, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, road rage, driving, mentally unstable, threat, car chase, maniac, survival, violence, woman in danger, stalking, stalker ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
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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, mind bending, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: time travel, time paradox, time, time loop, save the world, alternate timeline, quantum physics, espionage, terrorism, cia agent, time traveler, secret agents ...
Time: future, 2020s, 2010s
Place: mumbai india, india, london, vietnam, kiev ukraine ...
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The Old Guard (2020)
Genre: Action, 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, captivating, exciting, feminist film ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: immortality, ambush, female protagonist, strong female lead, immortal, gay, superhero, home invasion, female warrior, female soldier, shared dream, existentialism ...
Time: 2010s, middle ages, 2020s
Place: afghanistan, sudan, london, morocco, france ...
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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, scary, macabre, suspenseful, apocalyptic ...
Plot: post apocalypse, alien, survival, deaf, silence, monster, alien creature, deafness, survival horror, alien invasion, creature, sign language ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, new york, new york state, america
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Greenland (2020)
Genre: Action, 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: suspense, scenic, apocalyptic, psychotronic, sentimental ...
Plot: apocalypse, natural disaster, end of the world, disaster, comet, humanity in peril, kidnapping, husband wife relationship, panic, catastrophe, father in law son in law relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2020s
Place: greenland, canada, kentucky, atlanta georgia, mexico city ...
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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, scary, suspense, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: overprotective parent, mother daughter relationship, overprotective mother, single mother, disability, lie, escape, bad mother, teenage life, teenage girl, kidnapping, revenge ...
Place: washington state
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Bad Boys for Life (2020)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
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, humorous, tense, entertaining ...
Plot: police detective, police, buddy cop, tough guy, police partner, chase, police officer, race against time, investigation, friendship between men, showdown, nightclub ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: florida, north america, usa, mexico city, miami ...
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The Hunt (2020)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are—or how they got there. In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, ruthless elitists gather at a remote location to hunt humans for sport. But their master plan is ...
Style: suspense, bloody, slasher, psychological, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: manhunt, murder, strong female lead, satire, hunter, game of death, characters killed one by one, survival, massacre, hunting, sniper, trapped ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: arkansas, vermont, croatia, mississippi
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Run Hide Fight (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A 17-year-old girl uses her wits, survival skills, and compassion to fight for her life, and those of her fellow classmates, against a group of live-streaming school shooters.
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, emotional, disturbing ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: school shooting, father daughter relationship, violence, heroes, gunfight, social misfits, true crime, brutality, mother daughter relationship, wrath, police officer, interracial relations ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century
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Spenser Confidential (2020)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Spenser, a former Boston patrolman who just got out from prison, teams up with Hawk, an aspiring fighter, to unravel the truth behind the death of two police officers.
Style: buddy movie, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police corruption, tough guy, police officer, police, ex convict, ex-cop, revenge, drug smuggling, one against many, fbi agent, investigation, friendship ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: boston
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No Escape (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A social media personality travels with his friends to Moscow to capture new content for his successful VLOG. Always pushing the limits and catering to a growing audience, they enter a cold world of mystery, excess, and danger. When the lines ...
Style: suspense, scary, surprise ending, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: quest, game of death, torture, puzzle, murder, survival, social media, insecurity, twists and turns, confinement indoors, trap, race against time ...
Place: moscow russia, russia
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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: mercenary, kidnapping, rescue mission, one against many, ex special forces, machismo, swat team, death threat, crimes, stranded, jungle, one man army ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: india, bangladesh, australia, mumbai india
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Promising Young Woman (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, suspense, realistic, disturbing, twist ending ...
Plot: revenge, medical school, rape and revenge, sexual predator, vengeance, crimes, violence, lust, bachelor party, feminist, oral sex, female protagonist ...
Place: ohio, new york
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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, suspense ...
Plot: marriage, mother daughter relationship, police officer, crimes, police investigation, gunfight, twists and turns, brutality, working undercover, justice, family, fight scenes ...
Place: san francisco
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Honest Thief (2020)
Genre: Action, 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, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, bandit, safecracking, thief, love, fbi, breaking and entering, chase, police, murder, bank robber, fbi agent ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: boston
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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: suspense, neo noir, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Plot: serial killer, post war, sheriff, murder, crimes, stepbrother stepsister relationship, psycho, masturbation, small town, reverend, suicide, world war two ...
Time: year 1957, 50s, 1940s, year 1965, year 1950 ...
Place: west virginia, ohio
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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: slasher, entertaining, not serious, humorous, suspense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: serial killer, body swapping, dark humor, gender bending, violence, killings, switching roles, body transformation, friendship between teens, race against time, insanity, maniac ...
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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, disturbing, thought provoking, visually appealing, surreal ...
Plot: dementia, suicide, high school, snow, winter, farm, school, estrangement, parents and children, haunted by the past, melancholy, elderly couple ...
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Project Power (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An ex-soldier, a teen and a cop collide in New Orleans as they hunt for the source behind a dangerous new pill that grants users temporary superpowers.
Style: suspense, psychotronic, suspenseful, intellectual, neo noir ...
Plot: superhero, experimental drug, drug lord, super strength, superhuman powers, mad scientist, super powers, ghetto, evolution, strength, alligator, police ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: new orleans, mississippi
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The Night House (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Reeling from the unexpected death of her husband, Beth is left alone in the lakeside home he built for her. Soon she begins to uncover her recently deceased husband's disturbing secrets.
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: widow, occult, demonic possession, forest, suicide, female protagonist, afterlife, dark secret, ghost, woman in danger, investigation, secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york state
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Spell (2020)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A father survives a plane crash in rural Appalachia, but becomes suspicious of the elderly couple who take him in to nurse him back to health with the ancient remedies.
Style: suspense, atmospheric, psychological, intense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voodoo doll, escape, satanism, evil force, witchcraft, supernatural, cult, backwoods, prisoner, cruelty, fear, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary
Place: appalachia, west virginia
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The Dry (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Aaron Falk returns to his drought-stricken hometown to attend a tragic funeral. But his return opens a decades-old wound - the unsolved death of a teenage girl.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, haunted by the past, crimes, murder investigation, australian, small town, elderly man, male female relationship, death, family relations, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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The Rental (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two couples on an oceanside getaway grow suspicious that the host of their seemingly perfect rental house may be spying on them. Before long, what should have been a celebratory weekend trip turns into something far more sinister.
Style: slasher, suspense, psychological, scary, realistic ...
Plot: evil wins, vacation, hidden camera, brother brother relationship, drug use, murder, brother, voyeur, murder disguised as accident, missing dog, locked door, bad guy wins ...
Time: contemporary
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A Fall From Grace (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a law-abiding woman gets indicted for murdering her husband, her lawyer soon realizes that a larger conspiracy may be at work.
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, tense, psychological thriller
Plot: sex scene, twists and turns, court, murder, black woman, black cast, accused of murder, murder mystery, crumbling relationship, depression, framed for murder, serial killer ...
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Dangerous Lies (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After losing her waitressing job, Katie Franklin takes a job as a caretaker to a wealthy elderly man in his sprawling, empty Chicago estate. The two grow close, but when he unexpectedly passes away and names Katie as his sole heir, she and her ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, exciting, enigmatic ...
Plot: dishonesty, caregiver, evil, deception, wealth, suspicion, estate, crimes, lie, money, greed, manipulation ...
Time: future
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Songbird (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: During a pandemic lockdown, Nico, a young man with rare immunity, must overcome martial law, murderous vigilantes and a powerful family to reunite with his love, Sara.
Style: suspense, apocalyptic, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: pandemic, epidemic, post apocalypse, survival, infection, older man younger woman relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, isolation, immunity, teamwork, escape, chase ...
Time: 2020s, near future
Place: los angeles
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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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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: political, factual, suspense, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: riot, activist, courtroom drama, hippie, political protest, jury, court, political persecution, injustice, political activism, legal, protest ...
Time: 60s, year 1969, year 1968, year 1994
Place: chicago illinois, oakland california, mississippi, ohio, connecticut ...
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Dual Mania (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A psychological suspense thriller dealing with the dual persona a young man possesses and attempts to conceal throughout his ongoing sessions with his therapist.
Style: neo noir, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: dark hero, schizophrenia, good versus evil, sexual murder, violence, doctors and patients, psychologist, disturbed individual, psychology, crimes, dissociative identity disorder, borderline personality disorder ...
Place: chicago illinois
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