Best Thriller Movies – page 5

The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, philosophical, suspenseful, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, twists & turns, time loop, psychology, life philosophy, supernatural ability, child abuse, memory, haunted by the past, hypnosis, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
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Flight (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip ...
Style: psychological, tense, heroic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: air disaster, airplane, pilot, courage, alcohol abuse, stewardess, airplane accident, court, investigation, drugs/alcohol, lifesaver, porn actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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Truth or Dare (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A harmless game of "Truth or Dare" among friends turns deadly when someone—or something—begins to punish those who tell a lie—or refuse the dare.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, scary, bleak, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: truth or dare, supernatural horror, group of friends, game, danger, survival, murder, characters killed one by one, rivalry, college, manipulation, demon ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, mexico, tokyo, london, big ben london ...
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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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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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Misery (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, psycho film, scary ...
Plot: insanity, obsession, loneliness, mentally unstable, captivity, female psychopath, isolation, psychopath, obsessed fan, snow, manic, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
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The Book of Eli (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
Style: futuristic, biblical, serious, rough, heroic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, post apocalypse, lone hero, warrior, post apocalyptic, future dystopia, chaos, dystopic future, danger, lone wolves, protector ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
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The Shape of Water (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.
Style: biting, touching, fairy tale, disturbing, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: interspecies sex, female full frontal nudity, sign language, laboratory, cold war, escape, healing power, creature, supernatural, interspecies romance, love story, interracial friendship ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1962
Place: usa, ussr, baltimore, pittsburgh, united states ...
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Unbreakable (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ordinary man makes an extraordinary discovery when a train accident leaves his fellow passengers dead – and him unscathed. The answer to this mystery could lie with the mysterious Elijah Price, a man who suffers from a disease that renders his ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: invulnerability, self discovery, supernatural ability, a vision, superhero, train crash, villain, plot twist, mystery, conflict, good versus evil, comics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1960s, 60s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
Style: scary, mind bending, surreal, suspenseful, odd ...
Plot: dark humor, creature, supernatural, death, deathtrap, monster, zombie, danger, cabin in the woods, survival, trapped, in the woods ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2009, 20th century ...
Place: usa
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The Purge (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Given the country's overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal. During one of these free-for-alls, a family must protect themselves from a home invasion.
Style: suspenseful, tense, twist ending, scary, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, deadly, society, future dystopia, violence spree, self defense, danger, social decay, survival, chaos, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s, near future
Place: usa
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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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Final: The Rapture (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, Argentina, Costa Rica
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gritty, international tale of four separate stories woven together by a common theme: the Rapture.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, apocalyptic ...
Plot: apocalypse, rapture, crimes, danger, worldwide chaos, religions or cults, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, rescue, race against time, christian propaganda, religion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, tokyo, rio de janeiro, buenos aires argentina
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Legend (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running ...
Style: realistic, brutal, based on true events, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, crimes, crime, gang, twins, violence, stylish, mafia, organized crime, brother brother relationship, mental illness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, year 1957 ...
Place: london, england, scotland yard, east end london, united kingdom
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Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: orphan, family in danger, female psychopath, adoption, mysterious character, parents and children, deadly, murderer, killer child, family problems, manipulation, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
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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, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, lone hero, tough guy, vigilante, dark hero, gunfight, revenge, criminal's revenge, crime boss, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, brooklyn new york city
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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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Unfriended (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. A first they think it's a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends' darkest secrets, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: skype, ghost, teenager, internet, youth, death, vengeance, dead teenager, bullying, high school life, friendship, computer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, year 2014
Place: usa
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The Post (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.
Style: political thriller, based on true events, exciting, thought provoking, factual ...
Plot: cover up, journalism, vietnam war, expose, politics, lie, truth, newspaper story, newspaper office, newspaper reporter, war violence, newspaper article ...
Time: 70s, year 1949, year 1971, year 1965, 20th century ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
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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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Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Harvard Medical School graduate takes a position at a mental institution and soon becomes obsessed with a female mental patient, but he has no idea of a recent and horrifying staffing change.
Style: twist ending, twists and turns, gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, mental patient, insanity, psychiatrist, twists & turns, doctors and patients, plot twist, happy ending, uncover truth, doctors, escape ...
Time: 19th century, year 1900, 1800s
Place: england, usa, tuscany, london
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The Usual Suspects (1995)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an ...
Style: twists and turns, neo noir, surprise ending, confusing, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, plot twist, heist, crimes, interrogation, manipulations, manipulation, mysterious character, dishonesty, criminal, theft, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1981, 80s
Place: new york, los angeles, hungary, turkey, manhattan new york city
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Evil Dead (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, New Zealand, Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Evil Dead, the fourth installment of the Evil Dead franchise, serving as both a reboot and as a loose continuation of the series, features Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with a group of friends where the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, bloody, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: demons, gory, supernatural, zombie, survival, demon, friendship, blood, curses spells and rituals, isolation, rape, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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Felon (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.
Style: brutal, realistic, serious, emotional, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, prison gang, fist fighting, life is a bitch, court, fighting the system, murder, prison riot, life turned upside down, rivalry, convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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Argo (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, clever, factual ...
Plot: cia, rescue mission, hostage, behind enemy lines, danger, secret agents, daring rescue, hollywood, american abroad, race against time, escapades, life risking ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1981, year 1980 ...
Place: middle east, iran, langley virginia, usa, tehran iran ...
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The Skin I Live In (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: gender bending, insanity, obsession, rape, sexual perversion, twists & turns, physical appearance, mad scientist, plastic surgery, skin, betrayal, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2012
Place: spain, europe
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Angel Has Fallen (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret service, terrorist, lone hero, fbi, president, white house, agent, assassination plot, manhunt, attempted murder, false accusation, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., north carolina, usa, virginia
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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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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: enigmatic, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: father son relationship, picnic, falling off a cliff, injured child, family relations, mysticism, doctor, coma, parents and children, father-son relationship, mother son relationship, escape from reality ...
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