Top Thriller Movies


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51. Gravity

Year of Release: 2013
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Actors: George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Basher Savage, Eric Michels
Plot: Two astronauts attempt to return to Earth after a collision with space debris leaves them stranded in space.

52. Law Abiding Citizen

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: F. Gary Gray
Actors: Michael Gambon, Gerard Butler, Leslie Bibb, Jamie Foxx
Plot: A man plans to exact his own brand of justice against the man and system that allowed the killer who murdered his family to walk free.

53. Poltergeist

Year of Release: 1982
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Tobe Hooper
Actors: Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Richard Lawson
Plot: A typical suburban family is first amused, then terrorized as ghosts and other paranormal phenomena take over their home.

54. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Year of Release: 2011
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: David Fincher
Actors: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Stellan Skarsgård, Robin Wright
Plot: David Fincher's adaptation of Stieg Larsson's popular novel: Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist teams up with a brilliant hacker and loner Lisbeth Salander in order to solve a 40-year-old mystery that has plagued the scion of a powerful family.

55. The Conjuring

Year of Release: 2013
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: James Wan
Actors: Ron Livingston, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Mackenzie Foy
Plot: Based on an actual paranormal investigations - a family experiences unexplained events after moving to secluded farmhouse in New England.

56. Cape Fear

Year of Release: 1962
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Thriller/Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Actors: Robert Mitchum , Gregory Peck, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin
Plot: A sadistic ex-con tracks down a Southern lawyer, and wages a campaign of terror on him and his family.

57. High and Low ( Tengoku to jigoku )

Year of Release: 1963
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Thriller/Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Actors: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyôko Kagawa, Takashi Shimura
Plot: An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

58. Miller's Crossing

Year of Release: 1990
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Joel Coen
Actors: Gabriel Byrne, John Turturro, Albert Finney, Marcia Gay Harden
Plot: During prohibition, crime bosses rage ware against each other as loyal and betrayal often occur.

59. Hard Candy

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: David Slade
Actors: Ellen Page, Patrick Wilson, Sandra Oh, Odessa Rae
Plot: A teen meets a 30-something photographer she's been chatting with over the Internet. Her charm and innocence are just a cover for something much more devious.

60. Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Year of Release: 2018
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Actors: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Henry Cavill
Plot: Ethan Hunt and his IMF team once again find themselves racing against the clock after a botched mission puts all their lives, as well as the fate of the world, in danger.

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