Top Thriller Movies


The Top Thriller Movies List is calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top Thriller List". Lists are calculated daily.

11. No Country for Old Men

Year of Release: 2007
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Thriller/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ethan Coen
Actors: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Rodger Boyce
Plot: Situated near the Mexican border on the Rio Grande, a hunter finds dead bodies, heroin, and a stack of cash, in which trouble ensues the discovery.

12. Fargo

Year of Release: 1996
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Joel Coen
Actors: William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, Peter Stormare
Plot: A an indebted man hires hit men to kidnap his wife when it all goes wrong and he tries to fix the problems.

13. The Prestige

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson
Plot: Two rival magicians try to decode each others magic tricks when one of them develops the ultimate trick and the other tries endlessly to discover the secret.

14. The Third Man

Year of Release: 1949
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Carol Reed
Actors: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Trevor Howard, Alida Valli
Plot: Supposedly, Harry Lime has died in a car accident. Previously he had invited one of his closest friends to join him. His friend now must find out if the story is true and the mystery behind it.

15. Dog Day Afternoon

Year of Release: 1975
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Sidney Lumet
Actors: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Carol Kane, Charles Durning
Plot: A man tries to rob a bank to pay for his girlfriend's surgery when it turns into a long hostage situation in which none of the crooks are very skilled at.

16. Strangers on a Train

Year of Release: 1951
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Actors: Ruth Roman, Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Leo G. Carroll
Plot: A man develops a theory of how complete strangers can get away with murder, and tells a tennis star of his intentions. Who will go through with what?

17. The Bourne Ultimatum

Year of Release: 2007
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Thriller/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Paul Greengrass
Actors: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Joan Allen, David Strathairn
Plot: The latest showdown for the Bourne Series. Bourne will fight the past in order to make his future free from it.

18. Oldboy

Year of Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Korean
Genre: Drama/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Chan-wook Park
Actors: Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji
Plot: After 15 years of imprisonement, a man is abruptly released and given 5 days to find his captor. As he gets closer to the truth, he finds that his ordeal is far from over.

19. Scarface

Year of Release: 1983
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Brian De Palma
Actors: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Plot: An illegal Cuban immigrant greedily takes control of the drug land in Florida, where he faces crime corruption, and police infiltration.

20. M

Year of Release: 1933
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: German
Genre: Crime/Thriller
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Fritz Lang
Actors: Peter Lorre, Otto Wernicke, Theodor Loos, Gustaf Gründgens
Plot: When the police can't solve a mystery, others are brought in to join the search.

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