Best Thriller Movies of 2021

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Best Thriller Movies of 2021
Best Thriller Movies of 2021
TOP Movies: Old (2021), Nobody (2021), Wrath of Man (2021), The Mauritanian (2021), The Tomorrow War (2021), Girl in the Basement (2021), Godzilla vs. Kong (2021), Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021), Vanquish (2021), Infinite (2021), Redemption Day (2021), Mortal Kombat (2021), Army of the Dead (2021), No Sudden Move (2021), The Marksman (2021), The Little Things (2021), Crisis (2021), Boss Level (2021), Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021), Wrong Turn (2021).

List of Best Movies

Old (2021)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of families on a tropical holiday discover that the secluded beach where they are staying is somehow causing them to age rapidly – reducing their entire lives into a single day.
Style: psychotronic, mysterious
Plot: time, beach, vacation, family, death of husband, falling from height, elderly, elderly couple, camera, no cell phone signal, talking to self, husband wife relationship ...
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Nobody (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hutch Mansell, a suburban dad, overlooked husband, nothing neighbor — a "nobody." When two thieves break into his home one night, Hutch's unknown long-simmering rage is ignited and propels him on a brutal path that will uncover dark ...
Style: twists and turns, brutal, suspenseful, suspense, neo noir
Plot: home invasion, vengeance, martial arts, crimes, russian mafia, assassin, gangsters, one man army, crime boss, drug lord, tough guy, double life ...
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Wrath of Man (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A cold and mysterious new security guard for a Los Angeles cash truck company surprises his co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon, the marksman's ultimate ...
Style: suspense, humorous, non-linear, remake of french film
Plot: revenge, crime boss, robbery, fight for justice, heist, criminal, burglar, gunfight, fighting crime, gang, justice, crime investigation ...
Place: los angeles
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The Mauritanian (2021)
Genre: 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, captivating, tense
Plot: brutality, torture, sex, african american, corruption, courtroom, prison, jail cell, black american, forced confession, testimony, protest ...
Time: year 2001, year 2003, year 2005, year 2002, year 2009 ...
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, germany, cuba, hamburg germany ...
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The Tomorrow War (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An ordinary man is recruited by time travellers from 30 years in the future to fight in a war against deadly aliens.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: alien invasion, military, time travel, father daughter relationship, alien, teleportation, father son relationship, glacier, changing the past or future, father son reunion, serum, aliens ...
Place: miami
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Girl in the Basement (2021)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sara is a teen girl who is looking forward to her 18th birthday to move away from her controlling father Don. But before she could even blow out the candles, Don imprisons her in the basement of their home.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: hostage, captivity, father daughter incest, father daughter relationship, basement, arrest, father and daughter, domineering father, deadbeat dad, violent father, family problems, abusive father ...
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Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Canada, India
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet clash in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, suspense, psychotronic ...
Plot: giant monster, godzilla, giant animal, monster versus monster, sea monster, giant creature, creature, giant ape, creature feature, monster, king kong, dinosaur ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: usa, antarctica, philadelphia, florida, hong kong
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Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An elite Navy SEAL uncovers an international conspiracy while seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: navy, warrior, one man army, violence, revenge, murder, gunfight, tough guy, black hero, mission, swat team, vengeance ...
Time: 2020s
Place: usa, syria, washington d.c., north carolina, atlanta georgia ...
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Vanquish (2021)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Victoria is a young mother trying to put her dark past as a Russian drug courier behind her, but retired cop Damon forces Victoria to do his bidding by holding her daughter hostage. Now, Victoria must use guns, guts and a motorcycle to take out a ...
Style: suspense, captivating, neo noir, surprise ending
Plot: police, child abduction, murder, revenge, criminal, kidnapping, retired cop, hostage, lynching, criminal's revenge, fighting crime, crimes ...
Time: 2020s
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The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, psychological, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: paranormal phenomena, exorcism, psychic, supernatural power, paranormal investigation, demon, paranormal activity, supernatural, ghost, evil, danger, evil force ...
Time: contemporary, year 1981
Place: usa, massachusetts
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Infinite (2021)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Evan McCauley has skills he never learned and memories of places he has never visited. Self-medicated and on the brink of a mental breakdown, a secret group that call themselves “Infinites” come to his rescue, revealing that his memories are ...
Style: enigmatic, tense, captivating, psychotronic
Plot: reincarnation, secret society, secret, society, mission, past life, mystery, haunted by the past, riddles and clues, social relations, supernatural power, memories ...
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Redemption Day (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Having just returned home, decorated U.S. Marine Captain Brad Paxton's wife, Kate, is kidnapped by a terrorist group while working in Morocco. He is forced back into action for a daring and deadly operation to save the woman he loves.
Style: suspense, exciting, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, terrorist, secret agents, soldier, violence, military, heroes, terrorism, danger, leader, death, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: usa, syria, washington d.c., manhattan new york city, morocco ...
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Mortal Kombat (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A failing boxer uncovers a family secret that leads him to a mystical tournament called Mortal Kombat where he meets a group of warriors who fight to the death in order to save the realms from the evil sorcerer Shang Tsung.
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: martial arts tournament, martial arts, master warrior, martial artist, fight, save the world, fighting movie, alternate dimension, chase, god, magic, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: usa, japan
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Army of the Dead (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble: venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.
Style: psychotronic, disturbing, suspenseful, road movie, suspense ...
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, walking dead, heist, apocalypse, survival, death, violence, father daughter conflict, safecracker, casino, booby trap ...
Time: 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
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No Sudden Move (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of criminals are brought together under mysterious circumstances and have to work together to uncover what's really going on when their simple job goes completely sideways.
Style: mysterious
Plot: job, safe, gang, organized crime, money, person in a car trunk, shoot out, shot to death, punched in the face, shot in the head, criminal, home invasion ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: detroit
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The Marksman (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jim Hanson’s quiet life is suddenly disturbed by two people crossing the US/Mexico border – a woman and her young son – desperate to flee a Mexican cartel. After a shootout leaves the mother dead, Jim becomes the boy’s reluctant defender. He ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: mafia, drug cartel, murder, chase, life is a bitch, boy, violence, ranch, danger, criminal underworld, heroes, assassin ...
Time: 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, mexico, arizona
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The Little Things (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Deputy Sheriff Joe "Deke" Deacon joins forces with Sgt. Jim Baxter to search for a serial killer who's terrorizing Los Angeles. As they track the culprit, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke's ...
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, investigation, murder investigation, police, serial murder, missing person, pursuit, society, murder, chase, police officer ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1985, year 1990
Place: los angeles
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Crisis (2021)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Belgium
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three stories about the world of opioids collide: a drug trafficker arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation between Canada and the U.S., an architect recovering from an OxyContin addiction tracks down the truth behind her son's ...
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: drug addiction, drug dealing, drugs, war on drugs, father son relationship, showdown, family relations, crimes, fighting crime, drug addict, criminal, social problems ...
Place: montreal, canada
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Boss Level (2021)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A retired special forces officer is trapped in a never-ending time loop on the day of his death.
Style: psychotronic, ambiguous ending, intense, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: time loop, repeated event, tough guy, time traveler, martial arts, time travel, hitman, one against many, time machine, trapped, end of the world, disguise ...
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Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young boy finds himself pursued by two assassins in the Montana wilderness with a survival expert determined to protecting him - and a forest fire threatening to consume them all. Download : ...
Style: captivating, suspense
Plot: murder witness, forest fire, female protagonist, assassin, murder, wilderness, child in peril, firefighter, survival, witness, strong female character, child witness ...
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Wrong Turn (2021)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jen and a group of friends set out to hike the Appalachian Trail. Despite warnings to stick to the trail, the hikers stray off course—and cross into land inhabited by The Foundation, a hidden community of mountain dwellers who use deadly means to ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, tense, scary, suspense ...
Plot: characters killed one by one, abduction, escape, community, group of friends, slasher killer, revenge, secret society, murder, cult, hiking, forest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: west virginia, virginia
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The Forever Purge (2021)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: All the rules are broken as a sect of lawless marauders decides that the annual Purge does not stop at daybreak and instead should never end as they chase a group of immigrants who they want to punish because of their harsh historical past.
Plot: murder, turning the tables, machine gun, rescue, fascism, race against time, walkie talkie, threat to kill, disarming someone, saving a life, father daughter relationship, horse ...
Place: el paso texas, mexico, texas, usa
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Fast & Furious 9 (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand, Canada
Duration: 143 min.
Story: The next installment in the franchise.
Style: entertaining, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: street racing, car chase, chases and races, car, showdown, family, fight scenes, chase, murder, crimes, danger, revenge ...
Time: 2020s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia (former ussr), jamaica, moscow russia, las vegas
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The Virtuoso (2021)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Qatar, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lonesome stranger with nerves of steel must track down and kill a rogue hitman to satisfy an outstanding debt. But the only information he's been given is a time and location where to find his quarry. No name. No description. Nothing.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: police, assassin, hitman, murder, mission, hunt down, criminal, secret identity, murderer, murder mystery, mystery, track down ...
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Body Brokers (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Utah and his girlfriend Opal, are drug addicts living on the streets in rural Ohio. After getting recruited by body broker Wood, and offered treatment in Los Angeles, Wood takes Utah under his wing and introduces him to treatment center mogul Vin. ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: trapped, brutality, drugs/alcohol, addiction, friendship, life philosophy, destructive relationship, crimes, drug addiction, violence, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The world’s most lethal odd couple – bodyguard Michael Bryce and hitman Darius Kincaid – are back on another life-threatening mission. Still unlicensed and under scrutiny, Bryce is forced into action by Darius's even more volatile wife, ...
Style: exciting, captivating, buddy comedy, entertaining
Plot: hitman, adventure, bodyguard, killer, covert operation, fight, agent, millionaire, special agents, female killer, crimes, cybercrime ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: russia, greece, croatia, eastern europe, italy ...
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The Woman in the Window (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An agoraphobic woman living alone in New York begins spying on her new neighbors only to witness a disturbing act of violence.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, psychological, enigmatic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: agoraphobia, neighbor, murder, living alone, violence, espionage, uncover truth, mental disorder, deception, frame up, alarm, wine ...
Place: new york
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Willy's Wonderland (2021)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When his car breaks down, a quiet loner agrees to clean an abandoned family fun center in exchange for repairs. He soon finds himself waging war against possessed animatronic mascots while trapped inside Willy's Wonderland.
Style: suspense, captivating, ironic, tense, horror spoof ...
Plot: killer robot, amusement park, carnival, nightmare, clown, survival, evil doll, apocalypse, group of friends, supernatural horror, objects come to life, locked in a room ...
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Fear of Rain (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenage girl living with schizophrenia begins to suspect her neighbor has kidnapped a child. Her parents try desperately to help her live a normal life, without exposing their own tragic secrets, and the only person who believes her is Caleb – a ...
Style: realistic, intense, touching, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, fear, hearing voices, neighbor, schizophrenia, teenager, hallucination, paranoia, missing child, kidnapping, mental patient, abduction ...
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The Ice Road (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After a remote diamond mine collapses in far northern Canada, an ice road driver must lead an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the trapped miners.
Plot: truck driver, truck, snow, ice, trapped, cold, ocean, rescue, mission, mine, wounded, diamond mine ...
Place: north dakota, canada
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