Best Thriller Movies [Top 10 List to be watched]

Best Thriller Movies

Alfred Hitchcock perfected the thriller movie with a string of classics that remain unmatched. But from today’s perspective, there’s more to them than ice blonds and wrong-man scenarios. Every decade gets the thrillers it deserves, from post-WWII film noir and Nixon-era conspiracies to even the tawdry (but lovable) ’80s erotic thrillers. We had a hard time choosing our favorites, but after much interrogation under a naked light bulb, we did it. Here are the list of  best thriller movies.

1.The Dark Knight

Year: 2008
Director: Christopher Nolan
Gross: $534.86M

 best thriller moviesWhen the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham. The Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.This is higest rated best thriller movies of IMDB.

2. Inception

Year: 2010
Director: Christopher Nolan
Gross: $292.58M

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Inception fall under the best thriller movies. A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. Cobb steals information from his targets by entering their dreams. He is wanted for his alleged role in his wife’s murder and his only chance at redemption is to perform the impossible, an inception.

3.The Sixth Sense

Year: 1999
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Gross: $293.51M

 best thriller moviesWe’re not sure if The Sixth Sense has a ton of rewatchability to it, thanks to that stunning plot twist, but that hardly takes away from it being a modern day classic. Haley Joel Osment is unforgettably good as Cole Sear, an eight-year-old boy who – say it with us – sees dead people. M. Night Shyamalan’s script and direction is on point, and Bruce Willis almost makes you totally forget he’s John McClane for 107 minutes. This is one of the Best Thriller Movies.


Year: 1995
Director: David Fincher
Gross: $100.13M

 best thriller moviesA grim, gritty film that flirts with horror movie territory, Seven is a sensational suspense film about two detectives (Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman) tracking a serial killer (Kevin Spacey). David Fincher put himself on the map as a next-level director with his brilliant handling of this disturbing thrill ride, and thanks to Seven, the question “What’s in the box?” now scares us way more than it should. This is one of the most watched Best Thriller Movies.

5.The Silence of the Lambs

Year: 1991
Director: Jonathan Demme
Gross: $130.74M

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The film that launched the 90s cinema obsession with psychopathic killers (Se7en, Scream, Halloween, etc.) as well as one of the most memorable bad guys ever committed to celluloid, it’s easy to forget that the second Hannibal Lecter film was a taut as hell thriller that also featured brilliant performances from Jodie Foster as the cop playing psychological tennis with Anthony Hopkins’ cannibal and Ted Levine as ‘Buffalo Bill’.A clean sweep of the major Oscars (Picture, Director, Actor, Actress) made it one of the most successful films of the decade and it still stands up just as well today.This is also one of the Best Thriller Movies

6.The Prestige

Year: 2006
Director: Christopher Nolan
Gross: $53.09M

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The Prestige is popularBest Thriller Movies to be watches. Two friends and fellow magicians become bitter enemies after a sudden tragedy. As they devote themselves to this rivalry, they make sacrifices that bring them fame but with terrible consequences.

His beloved wife Julia McCullough and Alfred Borden are friends and assistants of a magician. When Julia accidentally dies during a performance, Robert blames Alfred for her death and they become enemies. Both become famous and rival magicians, sabotaging the performance of the other on the stage. When Alfred performs a successful trick, Robert becomes obsessed trying to disclose the secret of his competitor with tragic consequences.

7. The Usual Suspects

Year: 1995
Director: Bryan Singer
Gross: $23.34M

 best thriller movies

Five criminals meet during a routine police line-up. Upon their release, they plan to pull off a dangerous heist involving precious emeralds worth three million dollars. A criminal named Dean Keaton is lying badly wounded on a ship docked in San Pedro Bay. He is confronted by a mysterious figure whom he calls “Keyser”, who shoots him dead and sets fire to the ship.

8.Rear Window

Year: 1954
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Gross: $36.88M

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A masterpiece of movie making by the master of suspense, Rear Window is almost like an interactive movie, as the viewer joins a wheelchair-bound Jimmy Stewart in keeping tabs on his backyard neighbors. But then, he sees something that he shouldn’t have… and he’s seen seeing that something. The gorgeous Grace Kelly and terrifying Raymond Burr help round out this slow-burning classic.


Year: 1996
Director: Joel & Ethan Coen
Gross: $24.61M

Infusing dark comedy with suspense and graphic violence, Fargo stands out for its Coen brothers-fueled quirkiness. The funny accent-having Frances McDormand plays the pregnant police chief who investigates a series of murders, while Steve Buscemi and William H. Macy are immensely memorable in their roles as well. You may feel weird about the ratio of chuckles to tension, but that just adds to the film’s uniqueness.

10.The Third Man

Year: 1949
Director: Carol Reed
Gross: $44.91M

The Third Man is a tight package of great performances, smooth camerawork, and a memorable theme that all adds up to one of the most revered thrillers in cinema history. A writer goes to Vienna to find a childhood friend, only to learn that his friend is dead. But is there more to it? Our hunch is yes. Joseph Cotton and the great Orson Welles lead the way under Reed’s restrained but timeless direction.

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