Top Thriller Movies


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

21. The Night of the Hunter

Year of Release: 1955
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Thriller/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Charles Laughton
Actors: Robert Mitchum, James Gleason, Evelyn Varden, Lillian Gish
Plot: Two young children who are basically left alone meet a killer posing as a preacher who is after their stack of their father's cash.

22. Dial M for Murder

Year of Release: 1954
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Actors: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams
Plot: A man develops the perfect plan to kill his wife. When it fails, he is left with his alternate plan...

23. The Thing

Year of Release: 1982
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: John Carpenter
Actors: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, T.K. Carter
Plot: Scientist at a post in the antarctic are puzzeled by a series of events that don't make much sense. They soon realize that there is a shape shifting alien that is the cause of it all.

24. The Manchurian Candidate

Year of Release: 1962
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: John Frankenheimer
Actors: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury
Plot: Former POW's recall the same events of a heroic moment, but have nightmares that the event occurred different than remembered.

25. The Birds

Year of Release: 1963
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Actors: Suzanne Pleshette ., Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Veronica Cartwright
Plot: A slew of birds begin attacking a small town where a girl chases down a guy see likes.

26. Taken

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Pierre Morel
Actors: Xander Berkeley, Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen
Plot: An ex-CIA agent calls upon his skills when his estranged daughter is abducted by slave traders.

27. Blade Runner

Year of Release: 1982
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ridley Scott
Actors: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Daryl Hannah
Plot: In a cyber-heavy future Harrison Ford stars as a futuristic police man hired to kill renegade clones.

28. American Psycho

Year of Release: 2000
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Thriller/Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Mary Harron
Actors: Christian Bale, Josh Lucas, Willem Dafoe, Justin Theroux
Plot: An eccentric, wealthy, NY business man finds he can't control himself. An extremely 80's view on economics, music and culture.

29. Lives of Others, The ( Leben der Anderen, Das )

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: German
Genre: Thriller/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Actors: Ulrich Mühe, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur, Martina Gedeck
Plot: Focuses on the spying aspect of the former East Germany

30. Gone Girl

Year of Release: 2014
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: David Fincher
Actors: Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry
Plot: On the eve of their fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports his wife, Amy, has gone missing. As increasing police and media pressure mount, the facade of a loving and blissful union crumbles and amidst the lies and behavior of Nick, the question remains - did he kill her?

Are you sure you want to delete this comment?