Thriller Movies

Top 10 Thriller Movies to Watch

Who doesn’t want excitement in their life right? The same is with the movies, and what can be more exciting than the thriller movies that will keep you hooked up to the story.

Thriller is one of the most popular genres in movies and series and has been very popular since it was first made. Today, we are going to talk about 10 thriller movies that will keep you off the edge.

Also, this is our personal recommendation, and it has nothing to do with ratings and reviews. So let us start the list:

10. The Game:

Director: David Fincher
Distributor: PolyGram Films
Year: 1997
Duration: 128 Minutes
Language: English
Starring: Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger, James Rebhorn

The movie follows the story of Nicholas Van Orton, a wealthy investment banker, who receives a mysterious gift on his 48th birthday, which is said to change his life forever. The gift is actually a voucher for a game that was gifted to him by his brother Conrad, and finds himself in trouble due to it.

9. The Invisible Guest:

Director: Oriol Paul
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Year: 2016
Duration: 106 Minutes
Language: Spanish
Starring: Mario Casas, Barbara Lennie,  Inigo Gastesi, Francesc Orella

This Spanish thriller is the story of Adrian Doria, a successful businessman, who gets arrested in the charge of murdering his lover. His lawyer, Felix Leiva, hires a prestigious attorney, Virginia Goodman, to defend him, and over the course, they learn what happened that night when this whole incident took place.
The movie is so successful that it has been remade in three different languages: Italian, Hindi and Telugu.

8. The Sixth Sense:

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
Year: 1999
Duration: 107 Minutes
Language: English
Starring: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams

Not only a thriller, but this movie also contains supernatural elements. It tells the story of a child psychologist, Malcolm Crowe, who begins working with Cole Sear, a 9-year old boy, who can communicate with the spirits.
The story continues with Malcolm helping Cole to recover from his traumas, and upon doing that, he realizes a shocking truth of his own life, which leaves the viewers going nuts at the end.

7. Shutter Island:

Director: Martin Scorsese
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Year: 2010
Duration: 139 Minutes
Language: English
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Max Von Sydow

Edward “Teddy” Daniels and Chuck Ale are two Deputy U.S. Marshalls, who are sent to a remote island called Shutter Islands, to investigate the disappearance of a patient, Rachel Solando. Upon investigating the case, they discover some of the most shocking truths that are hidden within the island.

6. Knives Out

Director: Rian Johnson
Distributor: Lionsgate MRC
Year: 2019
Duration: 130 Minutes
Language: English
Starring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon

Knives Out tells the story of a renowned detective Benoit Blanc, who is hired to investigate the death of a crime novelist Harlan Thrombey. Thrombey, belonging to a wealthy and dysfunctional family, everyone in the household is suspected by Blanc, and the story slowly unravels the mystery of his death.
Due to the success of this movie, a sequel has been planned, where Benoit Blanc investigates a new case, which is under production right now.

5. Inside Man:

Director: Spike Lee
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Year: 2006
Duration: 129 Minutes
Language: English
Starring: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer

This crime heist thriller movie tells the story of an elaborate bank heist on Wall Street over the duration of 24 hours. The whole heist was planned by Dalton Russell, and detective Keith Frazier is hired to negotiate the whole thing. But the problem arises when the broker, Madeleine White, gets involved in the heist herself.
There is also a 2019 sequel to this movie, titled as “Inside Man: Most Wanted”.

4. The Prestige

Director: Christopher Noland
Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures
Year: 2006
Duration: 130 Minutes
Language: English
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett  Johansson, Rebecca Hall, David Bowie

Based on the novel of the same name, The Prestige is a science fiction psychological thriller. It tells the story of two magicians: Robert Angier and Alfred Borden, who were once best friends but soon turn enemies after a failed magic trick which takes the life of Robert’s wife. Their rivalry becomes their life for which they can even sacrifice anything, and it gives them all the fame but with terrible consequences.

3. Memento

Director: Christopher Nolan
Distributor: Newmarket
Year: 2000
Duration: 113 Minutes
Language: English
Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Stephen Tobolowsky

Memento tells the story of Leonard Shelby, who has anterograde amnesia, and loses his memory every 15 minutes. Even after this disease, he is set to find the murderer of his wife, with the help of polaroid pictures and a bunch of tattoos inked on his body. With all of these clues, he reaches the killer and avenges the death of his wife.

2. Fight Club

Director: David Fincher
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Year: 1999
Duration: 139 Minutes
Language: English
Starring: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Jared Leto, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier

Fight Club is based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk, and tells the story of an unnamed narrator, who forms an underground fight club with a soap salesman, Tyler Durden. But all of their secret business soon leads to something sinister, affecting the life of each one of them.

Director: Bryan Singer
Distributor: Gramercy Pictures, Spelling Films International
Year: 1995
Duration: 106 Minutes
Language: English
Starring: Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Bryne, Chazz Palminteri, Kevin Pollak, Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro

Michael, Dean, Fred, Todd and Roger are five criminals who met during a police line-up. After they are released from the prison, they all team up and plan a dangerous heist involving precious emeralds that are worth three million dollars.

These are some of our favorite thriller movies, and we hope you will enjoy watching them too.

Do let us know which is your favorite thriller movie and do check out more recommendations on our page.

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