Top Thriller Movies


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

41. Dirty Harry

Year of Release: 1971
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Thriller/Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Don Siegel
Actors: Clint Eastwood, Reni Santoni, Harry Guardino, Andrew Robinson
Plot: A ruthless cop who ignores all the rules and gets away with it, tries to track down a San Francisco serial killer.

42. Das Boot

Year of Release: 1982
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: German
Genre: Thriller/War
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Actors: Jürgen Prochnow, Bernd Tauber, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann
Plot: A crew in a U-Boat during World War II suffers a meltdown.

43. Wages of Fear, The ( salaire de la peur, Le )

Year of Release: 1953
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Thriller/Adventure
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Actors: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck, Jo Dest
Plot: In need of Nitroglycerin a group of brave men try to transport it without the proper safety equipment.

44. Casino Royale

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Martin Campbell
Actors: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench
Plot: In James Bond's first mission, he must stop a banker from winning a casino tournament and using the money to fund terrorist activities.

45. The Game

Year of Release: 1997
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Thriller/Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: David Fincher
Actors: Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn, Carroll Baker
Plot: A man who has everything is given an odd gift by his spoiled brother - a game that is supposed to involve his life. But, when real bullets start flying he suspects it is more than just a game

46. Moon

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Duncan Jones
Actors: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott, Rosie Shaw
Plot: Sam Bell has spent the last three years working for Lunar mining precious gas to save Earth's energy crisis. Alone with only a computer, he has reflected on life and worked on his temper. Envisioning a return home, he suddenly experiences strange visions and occurrences. As he unravels the mystery, he discovers the life he has created for himself may not be his own.

47. Bride of Frankenstein

Year of Release: 1935
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Thriller
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: James Whale
Actors: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson
Plot: Dr. Frankenstein builds his monster a mate, The Monster's Bride.

48. The 39 Steps

Year of Release: 1935
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Actors: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle
Plot: In this classic Hitchcockian thriller, Robert Donat is an innocent man who becomes accidentally embroiled in an insidious spy ring and is forced to run for his life.

49. A Nightmare on Elm Street

Year of Release: 1984
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Wes Craven
Actors: Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund
Plot: A dead serial child molester haunts a teenagers on Elm st. in their dreams. Don't fall asleep of or Freddy will come for you.

50. Zero Dark Thirty

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Actors: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Mark Strong, Chris Pratt
Plot: Follow CIA agent Maya in her decade-long quest to hunt down Osama Bin Laden. The hard work, determination and sacrifice involved leads directly to the raid on a compound by Seal Team 6 in May of 2011.

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