Best Thriller Movies – page 4

L.A. Confidential (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.
Style: neo noir, tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, murder, police detective, police corruption, corruption, murder mystery, justice, dangerous attraction, police brutality, organized crime, twists and turns, call girl ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, arizona
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 7.7
 545K
Ex Machina (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds ...
Style: psychological, philosophical, mind bending, futuristic, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, robot, cyberpunk, technology, isolation, cyborgs, androids, androids and robots, existentialism, human android relationship, manipulation, a.i. ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
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The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A psychologist who begins working with a young boy who has suffered a near-fatal fall finds himself drawn into a mystery that tests the boundaries of fantasy and reality.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: father son relationship, picnic, family relations, mysticism, mystery, escape from reality, consciousness, mother son relationship, parents and children, coma, doctor, subconscious ...
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The Skin I Live In (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A brilliant plastic surgeon creates a synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, sexy, clever ...
Plot: kidnapping, revenge, twists and turns, obsession, rape, insanity, skin, betrayal, tragic love, sexual perversion, secrets, gender bending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2012
Place: spain, ancient greece, europe
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 6.8
 255K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, murder, supernatural horror, fear, crimes, paranormal activity, investigation, evil force, writer's life, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, year 1979, year 1986 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, sacramento california, st. louis missouri
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 6.6
 206K
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After denying a woman the extension she needs to keep her home, loan officer Christine Brown sees her once-promising life take a startling turn for the worse. Christine is convinced she's been cursed by a Gypsy, but her boyfriend is skeptical. ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, witch, demon, evil, evil wins, supernatural horror, life turned upside down, curses spells and rituals, dark humor, heaven and hell, gypsy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 2000s, year 1969 ...
Place: los angeles, pasadena california
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 6.0
 69K
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
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 208K
Traffic (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine ...
Style: suspense, bleak, realistic, thought provoking, political ...
Plot: drug addiction, drug lord, organized crime, addiction, drug dealer, drug abuse, drug traffic, drug cartel, war on drugs, gangsters, corruption, drugs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, california, los angeles, maryland ...
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The Lovely Bones (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, New Zealand
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.
Style: suspense, emotional, surreal, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, serial killer, rape, pedophile, loss of daughter, death in the family, missing child, loss of child, murder mystery, death of child, loss of family member, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, pennsylvania, delaware
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 8.2
 986K
Jurassic Park (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. ...
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, breathtaking, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, survival, scientist, animal attack, dangerous animal, creature feature, island, child in peril, research, children, experiment ...
Time: 20th century, prehistoric times, 90s
Place: central america, costa rica, dominican republic
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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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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, rough, neo noir, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, rape, hacker, investigation, sexual abuse, strong female character, missing person, twists and turns, mystery, crimes, journalist, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, year 1966, contemporary, 60s, year 2011 ...
Place: stockholm sweden, scandinavia, sweden, europe, london ...
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 7.3
 272K
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Style: scary, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric, frightening ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, demonic possession, paranormal investigation, single mother, child in peril, psychic, fear, demon, family in danger, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, year 1976, 20th century, year 2003 ...
Place: england, london
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 7.7
 826K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scenic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: survival, isolation, astronaut, space station, space travel, catastrophe, sole survivor, spacecraft, stranded, disaster, survivor, space program ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: John Wick is forced out of retirement by a former associate looking to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to aid him, Wick travels to Rome and does battle against some of the world’s most dangerous ...
Style: suspense, bloody, tense, brutal, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassin, lone hero, one against many, violence, tough guy, one man army, revenge, bounty hunter, chase, betrayal, weapons ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, new york, manhattan new york city, rome italy
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 5.9
 24K
Night Hunter (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
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, bleak, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: vigilante, serial killer, investigation, profiler, tragic past, kidnapping, father daughter relationship, baby, justice, escape, psychopath, criminal ...
Time: 2010s
Place: minnesota
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 89K
Dark Waters (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against the DuPont chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, factual, political ...
Plot: contamination, lawyer, lawsuit, environmental, fighting the system, legal investigation, corporate crime, corruption, price of justice, investigation, courtroom drama, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 2010s, year 1998, year 1999 ...
Place: cincinnati ohio, usa, ohio, west virginia
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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: suspense, captivating, feminist film, neo noir, psychological thriller
Plot: female protagonist, murder witness, survival, strong female lead, murder, crimes, forest fire, runaway, fire brigade, assassination attempt, impersonating a police officer, sexual innuendo ...
Time: 2020s
Place: florida, montana
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 7.3
 365K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hostage, bomb, bus, highway, terrorism, unlikely partners, save the day, rescue, terrorist, chase, swat team, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 133K
I Care a Lot (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, 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: suspense, semi serious, tense, captivating, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: con artists, lesbian, con woman, female protagonist, lesbian relationship, crimes, guardian, lgbt, drugged, diamonds, abduction, disguise ...
Time: contemporary
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The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, end of the world, post apocalypse, apocalypse, catastrophe, environmental, climate change, scientist, stranded, global warming, survival ...
Time: future, 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, los angeles, washington d.c., antarctica, california ...
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 6.8
 305K
Contagion (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.
Style: suspense, apocalyptic, suspenseful, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: epidemic, virus, pandemic, survival, quarantine, infected, infection, deadly virus, natural disaster, disease, doctors, disaster ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 70s
Place: hong kong, california, san francisco, minnesota, asia ...
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 63K
Story (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Vidya Bagchi (Vidya Balan) arrives in Kolkata from London to find her missing husband Arnab Bagchi. Seven months pregnant and alone in a festive city, she begins a relentless search for her husband. With nothing to rely on except fragments from her ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, investigation, crimes, missing person, pregnancy, uncover truth, mystery, who to trust, disappearance, couples, nobody believes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, london, asia
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 8.1
 606K
Jaws (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.
Style: scary, suspense, tense, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, animal attack, ocean, shark attack, monster, beach, dangerous animal, fear, survival, killer shark, creature feature, great white shark ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new york state, new england, new york ...
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 575K
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: clever, witty, exciting, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, crimes, casino, thief, cons and scams, outsmarting, deception, con artists, group of criminals, perfect crime, scheme, planning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, atlantic city, usa, los angeles, atlantic city new jersey ...
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 7.4
 630K
John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, China
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Style: stylized, exciting, neo noir, brutal, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hitman, assassin, vengeance, revenge, vigilante, gangsters, gunfight, lone hero, one man army, martial arts, organized crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 60s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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The Mauritanian (2021)
Genre: Biography, 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, suspense, captivating, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: islamic terrorism, lawyer, al qaeda, brutality, courtroom, counter terrorism, interrogation, american imperialism, imprisonment, war on terror, prisoner, falsely accused ...
Time: year 2003, year 2010, year 1988, 2010s, year 2016 ...
Place: jordan, north africa, baltimore, afghanistan, germany ...
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 618K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, surreal, non-linear, twist ending, confusing ...
Plot: time travel, post apocalypse, apocalypse, insanity, time loop, paranoia, virus, psychology, alternate reality, social misfits, save the world, distopia ...
Time: future, 90s, 2030s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: philadelphia, maryland, baltimore, usa
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 7.5
 225K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, Thailand, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: suspense, motivational, heartbreaking, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: disaster, survival, natural disaster, ocean, catastrophe, courage, tsunami, forces of nature, destruction, hopes, family in danger, tragedy ...
Time: year 2004, 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 1.0M
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, talky, non-linear, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, crime gone awry, dark hero, robbery, undercover cop, heist gone wrong, gang, gangsters, perfect crime, psychopath, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
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