The 50 Best Thriller Movies Of All Time Ever Made


We all love saving great movies for fun family nights. We keep all work aside and treat ourselves with some rest, fresh popcorn, and a great watch.

May we suggest some of the best thriller movies of all time for the next time you get a day off?

“Thrillers” is the one genre that appeals to a majority of people, especially those who hate horror. Thrillers have a lot to offer you in terms of fun and psychological ideas. It will give you that blood rush at the same time will compel you to think deeply about the crime scenes and the killers.

The compilation of these spine-tingling and nail-biting thriller movies will make you watch them time and again.

1. Red Dragon (2002)

Director: Brett Ratner

Writer: Ted Tally

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

Red Dragon is a fascinating thriller that will keep you all engrossed on a Saturday night. In this film, Edward Norton plays Will Graham, an ex-FBI agent who returns to work after retirement to arrest Dr. Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) to solve a brand new case of a long-running murder mystery perpetrated by a man known as Toothy Fairy. Will is fully aware that he will have to confront his issues to find this serial killer.

2.   Mulholland Drive (2001)

Director: David Lynch

Writer: David Lynch

Cast: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Ann Miller

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

This film is considered to be one of David Lynch’s most significant works as a director. The film stars Naomi Watts and Justin Theroux. The film’s first scene features Rita ( Laura Elena Harring), who begins to lose her memories following a vehicle accident. Time flies as she travels around Los Angeles, lost and confused until she is discovered by Betty (Watts), who offers her a place to stay and attempts to learn more about Rita’s past.

3. Buried (2010)

Director:  Rodrigo Cortés

Writer:  Chris Sparling

Cast: Ryan Reynolds

IMDb Rating: 7/10

The storyline is about being buried, as the title suggests, but have you ever considered what it might be like to be buried alive? It would be enough to give you chills just thinking about it! However, when you see Ryan Reynolds in this film, it may stick to your heart even more. Ryan portrays Paul, an Iraqi truck driver locked in a coffin underground with just a phone and a lighter to keep him company.

4. The Gift (2015)

Director: Joel Edgerton

Writer: Joel Edgerton

Cast:  Joel Edgerton,  Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall

IMDb Rating: 7/10

If you adore psychological thrillers, this film will provide you with hours of enjoyment. Joel Edgerton directed, co-wrote, and co-produced the film. The Gift is a love mystery in which a couple, Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall), encounter Gordo (Edgerton), a character from Simon’s former life, who then discloses a stunning truth, prompting Robyn to question if she truly knows her husband.

5. The Woman In The Window (2021)

Director: Joe Wright

Writer: Tracy Letts

Cast: Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Fred Hechinger

IMDb Rating: 5.7/10

Dr. Anna Fox, played by Amy Adams, is agoraphobic in the movie Women in the window, and she has wholly justified her role with a fantastic performance in the film. Anna lives alone in her beautiful Manhattan mansion, where her life descends into a frightening nightmare as she observes some terrifying incidents from her window while snooping on the new family that has moved into the neighborhood across the street.

6. Run (2020)

Director: Aneesh Chaganty

Writer: Chaganty and Sev Ohanian

Cast: Sarah Paulson, Kiera Allen

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

Run is a suspense thriller that depicts a strong bond between an adolescent girl (Kiera Allen) and her overprotective mother (Sarah Paulson), who keeps her locked inside. However, the child eventually finds it weird and begins to question her mother for being so cruel and obstinate in keeping her secluded within the house and away from people.

7. Greta (2018)

Director: Neil Jordan

Writer: Ray Wright and Jordan

Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe, Colm Feore

IMDb Rating: 6/10

This film begins with Greta (played by Isabella Support), a lonely widow, and Frances (played by Chloe Grace), a young girl who becomes fast friends later in the film. Everything appears to be going well so far until Greta develops a crush on Frances. After discovering this, Frances considers quitting their toxic relationship, which Greta despises.

8. Panic Room (2002)

Director: David Fincher

Writer: David Fincher

Cast: Jodie Foster, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam, Jared Leto, Kristen Stewart

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

In the Panic Room movie, a mother( Jodie Foster) and a teenage daughter being played by Kristen Stewart are featured moving into a house which later turns into a complete panic room. Due to circumstances, they are forced to seek shelter in the panic room, where they see three guys ( Dwight Yoakam, Forest Whitaker, and Jared Leto ) who are seen demolishing their homes.

9. Split (2016)

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Writer: M. Night Shyamalan

Cast: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

James McAvoy provided an incredible and hitherto unseen performance in this film. Indeed you’ve never seen him in a role like this before. Kevin is played by James, and he has 23 distinct identities that only his psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (played by Betty Buckley), is aware of. However, when one personality emerges later in the film and overpowers all the others, things start to become frightening.

10. The Girl On The Train (2016)

Director: Tate Taylor

Writer: Erin Cressida Wilson

Cast: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Luke Evans, Lisa Kudrow

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

This narrative is based on one of Paula Hawkins’ best-selling novels. Emily Blunt plays Rachel, an alcoholic woman who is going through a divorce. Every day on her way to work, she is captivated by a young pair that lives in her ex-neighborhood. When the lady who lives there goes missing one day, Rachel becomes engaged in the search.

11.  Zero Dark Thirty

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Writer: Mark Boal

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton, Reda Kateb

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

This film follows CIA officer Jessica Chastain as she investigates the heartbreaking September 11th tragedy in America. Osama Bin Laden, who claimed to be the mastermind of these attacks from Pakistan, was the subject of a decade-long manhunt. This film depicts the feelings of everyone who was present during the September 11th terrorist attack.

12. Drive (2011)

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Writer: Hossein Amini

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Ryan Gosling’s stunt driver is shown executing stunts for producers and robbers, and he would soon fall in love with a character named Irene, a young mother. Later in the film, we witness her spouse causing these motorman issues. The film will provide you with a genuine thriller experience, as it contains some gruesome death scenes in the bathroom. And hence is definitely on the list of best thriller movies of all time.

13. Uncut Gems (2019)

Director: Josh and Benny Safdie

Writer: Josh and Benny Safdie,  Ronald Bronstein

Cast: Adam Sandler, Lakeith Stanfield, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett, Idina Menzel

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

In this fantastic American criminal thriller, Adam Sandler plays Howard Ratner, a soft-spoken jeweler and gambling addict in New York City who is on a quest to recover a diamond he bought to pay off his debt and live a free life. Kevin Garnett, a basketball star, is brought to KMH by Howard’s business partner, Demand. Unfortunately, the opal that Howard had smuggled from Africa comes while he is there. Garnett becomes fixated on the opal, insisting on keeping it for good luck on the night of his game. From start to finish, this drama will have you hooked.

14. The Invitation (2015)

Director: Karyn Kusama

Writer: Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi

Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

The film opens with an introductory narrative about a man attending his ex-dinner wife’s party. Later on, the man discovers that the celebration isn’t as easy as it appears. And to his astonishment, he discovers some unusual visitors at his ex’s house, who turn out to be her new husband’s buddies. This film leaves you with a lot to ponder. He is aware of the danger that is approaching him, but he is also considering his escape strategy.

15. The Platform (2019)

Director: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia

Writer: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia

Cast: Iván Massagué, Antonia San Juan, Zorion Eguileor, Emilio Buale Coka

IMDb Rating: 7/10

The Platform, also known as El Hoyo, is a Spanish thriller film that tells the narrative of jail with two inmates on each floor vertically. Each resident is permitted to bring one item into the building. The remaining food from the top level comes down from the platform via a hole in the middle. So basically, the further up you go, the more food you receive, which is unethical. To turn the unproduced theatrical piece into a cinema script, “extensive” reworking was necessary.

16. American Psycho (2000)

Director: Mary Harron

Writer: Harron and Guinevere Turner

Cast: Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Chloë Sevigny

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

This narrative may elicit feelings of rage over a deranged killer’s pitiful mental state. The film follows Patrick Bateman (Bale), a Wall Street businessman who plays a maniac who enjoys rapping and killing his victims. This is a gloomy thriller that shows his feelings for the victims in a variety of ways.

17. Bird Box (2018)

Director: Susanne Bier

Writer:  Eric Heisserer

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich,  Sarah Paulson

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

Well, this is a terrifying film that ranks among the best thriller movies of all time, in which an unknown creature takes over the world and wipes humanity out. Though the logic of it being invisible is that you will die if you gaze it squarely in the eyes. Malorie and her two children blindfold themselves and go on a two-day journey across a dangerous river.

18. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Director:  David Fincher

Writer: Stieg Larsson

Cast: Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer, Robin Wright

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

This is one of David Fincher’s best films, based on the first novel of a trilogy starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. The story follows Craig, a journalist played by Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates a case. This is the story of a lost niece of a wealthy entrepreneur who vanished 40 years ago and is thought to have been murdered. When he enlists the aid of a tattooed computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander, who plays Mara, the story turns out to be fantastic.

19. Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Director: Tom Ford

Writer: Tom Ford

Cast:  Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

Tom Ford directed this picture, which was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival. It stars Amy Adams as Susan Morrow, a wealthy art gallerist, and Jake Gyllenhaal as Tony Hastings, an author. The story involves an art gallery owner as she reads her first husband’s new novel and notices parallels between it and their previous relationship. This film is a genuine romantic thriller drama about a recently divorced couple that learns about one another’s terrible hidden secrets.

20. The Departed(2006)

Director: Martin Scorsese

Writer: William Monahan

Cast:  Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

Martin Scorsese directed this picture about a crooked cop, the mafia, and several undercover agents who become engaged in an organized crime scene. This is one of those films that will provide you with plenty of fodder for thought, and you will want to watch it again and again. Martin Sheen, Alec Baldwin, Ray Winstone, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, and Matt Damon feature in the picture.

21. Mother (2017)

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Writer: Darren Aronofsky

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

In this terrifying thriller drama, the leads are a duo played by Javier Bardem and Jennifer Lawrence as the Mother and Man. Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer put their relationship to the test when they started interfering in their life and their rural house. This movie, on the other hand, has the ability to keep you awake all night. It’s a must-see on your list of the best thriller films of all time.

22. You Were Never Really Here (2017)

Director: Lynne Ramsay

Writer: Lynne Ramsay

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alex Manette, John Doman

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

This film illustrates how a trial may affect a person’s mental health. For the money, a guy is looking for the missing girls. Joe, who is assigned to this case, is concerned and distressed. He was recruited by a politician to save his daughter and return her to him safely. It is suspected that she has been kidnapped by a group of individuals involved in human trafficking. Joe, who possesses the necessary abilities, devises a strategy to recover her with little violence.

23. Argo (2012)

Director: Ben Affleck

Writer: Chris Terrio

Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

This film is based on an accurate tale about a rescue effort led by a group of Americans in Iran during a hostage situation. It is widely regarded as one of the best Thriller films of all time. Ben Affleck, the lead actor, is well-known for his work and has won an Oscar for “Best Director.” Tony Mendez (Affleck) is a CIA special agent who is forced to devise a strategy to get the Americans out of Iran safely.

24. Parasite (2019)

Director: Bong Joon-ho

Writer: Han Jin-won

Cast:  Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-Kyun, Cho Yeo-Jeong, Choi Woo-Shik

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

It’s been one of the most talked-about songs of the year. At the 2020 Academy Awards, it was named “Best Picture.” Poverty, greed, power, and enslavement are all addressed in this film. The Kim family infiltrates the park family as their art therapist, driver, and housemaid in this film. It is a must-see film for all fans of the best thriller movies of all time.

25. Hush (2016)

Director: Mike Flanagan

Writer: Mike Flanagan, Kate Siegel

Cast: John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco, Kate Siegel

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

This is the definition of a genuine thriller film that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end while also giving you goosebumps with its terrifying suspense. It absolutely validates the feelings of those who refuse to stay in the woods. Kate Siegel portrays Maddie Young, a novelist who lives alone in the woods after losing her hearing ability in her early years. She notices someone looking at her one night, which turns out to be a masked man on her window who is a crazy murderer.

26. Gerald’s Game (2017)

Director: Mike Flanagan

Writer: Flanagan with Jeff Howard

Cast: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

After her husband’s sex game turns out to be a strange scenario for her, Jessie (played by Carla Gugino) finds herself tied with no human nearby on a Saturday morning. The novel Gerald’s Game by Stephen King is the inspiration for this film. Jessie is now alone and must figure out how to get out of this predicament and the games that have been performed on her.

27. Shutter Island (2010)

Director: Martin Scorsese

Writer: Laeta Kalogridis

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

In his dramatic spine chiller, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio reunite. It follows DiCaprio’s character, federal marshal Teddy Daniels, and his sidekick Chuck (Mark Ruffalo) as they travel to Shutter Island, a psychiatric facility for criminally insane people. Teddy begins to confront the memories of his spouse’s death via their exams of a patient named Rachel Solando (Emily Mortimer) and is subsequently driven to examine his own psychiatric health.

28. Prisoners (2013)

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Writer: Aaron Guzikowski.

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Paul Dano

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

This film is among the best thrillers of all time because you can’t get enough of it. Hugh Jackman’s character, Keller Dover, is abducted and goes missing at the beginning of the story. Later, he decides to conduct his own investigation and track down the perpetrator. Despite the fact that detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) is already on the case, he repeatedly advises Dover to stay away and let the police handle the situation.

29. Black Swan (2010)

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Writer: Darren Aronofsky

Cast:  Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder

IMDb Rating: 8/10

Natalie Portman’s portrayal as Nina in this psychological thriller film earned her an Academy Award nomination for her outstanding performance. Nina is a ballet dancer who is consumed with her profession to the point that her mental health begins to suffer. When director Thomas Leroy substitutes Nina with dancer Beth MacIntyre for the forthcoming performance of Swan Lake, things got nasty.

30. The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)

Director: Jonathan Demme

Writer: Ted Tally

Cast: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

In this movie, Foster’s character Clarice Starling is an FBI student who is anxious to meet Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hopkins), a psychiatrist and sociopath serving a life sentence for murder and cannibalism. Lecter requests to be relocated to a better place to begin his probe into Sterling’s prior background in order to conduct a more thorough inquiry into this high-profile case.

31. Nightcrawler (2014)

Director: Dan Gilroy

Writer: Dan Gilroy

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

This film was made in Los Angeles and starred Jake Gyllenhaal, one of the best actors for thrillers. Lou Bloom (Gyllenhaal) is enthralled with crime journalism and develops a strong interest in night crawling, in which he records crime scenes and sells them to news sources to supplement his income. However, it turns out that his passion for night crawling would lead to his becoming a victim of the crime as well.

32. The Machinist (2004)

Director: Brad Anderson

Writer: Scott Kosar

Cast: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, John Sharian, Michael Ironside

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Trevor Reznik, played by Christian Bale, is a manufacturing laborer who also suffers from sleeplessness. Later, an accident at work separates him from his coworkers, further isolating him. He also has glimpses of individuals who aren’t there and discovers messages on his apartment’s refrigerator. This will gradually cause him to question his own sanity.

33. Gone Girl (2014)

Director: David Fincher

Writer: Gillian Flynn

Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick, Harris, Tyler Perry

IMDb Rating:  8.1/10

This film, which is based on Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel of the same name, will make you believe that it is always safe to trust the extraordinary female group. After five years of marriage, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) discovers that his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) has gone missing. When Nick’s and society’s idea of perfect happy family life is shattered, the tale is twisted.

34. Inside Man (2006)

Director: Spike Lee

Writer: Russell Gewirtz

Cast: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

The film, which starred Denzel Washington and Clive Owen and was directed by Oscar-winner Spike Lee, depicts the conflict between a top cop (Denzel Washington) and a bank robber (Clive Owen) during a robbery. Dalton Russel is that one honest thief that meticulously organizes and rehearses his theft; from the moment he enters the site to the moment he exits, everything was meticulously prepared for this crime to take place. When Madeline White joins investigator Keith Frazier, there is a twist.

35. The Prestige (2006)

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writer: Christopher Nolan

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

Christopher Nolan is the director of this film. The Prestige, a collaboration of Christopher Priest’s novel of the same name. Between Nolan and his Westworld co-creator brother Jonathan, this is maybe the filmmaker’s most emotionally complex and narratively gratifying brain-teaser. Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale star as competing magicians in 19th-century London. Although the prospect of Batman vs. Wolverine in top hats is enticing, you’ll keep returning to marvel at the art design, storyline, and the sheer delight of being duped again.

36. Memento (2000)

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writer: Christopher Nolan

Cast: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

Leonard suffers from short-term memory loss as a result of a terrible occurrence in which he was severely assaulted in front of his wife, who was viciously raped and killed. In today’s world, Leonard takes notes and snaps Polaroid photos to keep track of his daily activities and keeps these tidbits with him so he doesn’t forget anything. However, his sole purpose in life is now to avenge his wife’s murderer.

37. No Country For Old Man (2007)

Director: Joel & Ethan Coen

Writer: Joel & Ethan Coen

Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

The storyline claims that a guy (Josh Brolin) discovers a large sum of money one day. To his astonishment, he is being pursued by a hitman, the menacing Javier Barden, who has been paid to recover it. While this pursuing game is going on, the film creates a spine-chilling suspense atmosphere. This will surely earn a spot on your list of the greatest thriller movies of all time.

38. Get Out (2017)

Director: Jordan Peele

Writer: Jordan Peele

Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

This is Jordan Peel’s directorial debut, and it has fared better than the films. Daniel Kaluuya plays Chris, a young black photographer who visits his white girlfriend’s parents (Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford) at their country estate in New York. Chris later discovers that he was summoned to the mansion for terrible reasons. After its debut, this was one of the most talked-about and well-received films in town.

39. Don’t Breathe (2016)

Director: Fede Álvarez

Writer: Fede Álvarez

Cast: Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, Stephen Lang

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Rocky, a young woman who wants to start a better life with her sister, agrees to join her lover Money and buddy Alex in robbing a mansion owned by a wealthy blind man. However, the blind guy eventually becomes their greatest nightmare, and they are now looking for methods to get out of his house before becoming victims of his diabolical plan.

40. Open House (2010)

Director: Andrew Paquin

Writer: Andrew Paquin

Cast: Brian Geraghty, Rachel Blanchard, Tricia, Helfer, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin

IMDb Rating: 4.3/10

This film is about a couple that is going to divorce and so decided to sell their house to move on with their separate lives. After a few days, they are horrified to discover that someone is lurking in their open house’s basement. After Carl recovers from the estate agent’s hosting ceremony, a guy appears and begins staring at Carl before disappearing into the basement.

41. The Invisible Man (2020)

Director: Leigh Whannell

Writer: Leigh Whannell

Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Oliver Jackson-Cohen

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Cecilia receives word of her ex-husband’s death in this film. She was all agitated and traumatized in that violent relationship, so hearing the news brings her relief. She begins to rebuild her life when she becomes aware of an unsettling presence and suspects that her deceased spouse is still alive. This film keeps its viewers fully involved, which is why it is considered one of the best thriller movies of all time.

42. The Courier (2020)

Director: Dominic Cooke

Writer: Tom O’Connor

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Mereb Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

The courier is a combined task force operation tasked with defending Nick Murch from criminal lord Ezekiel Mannings. The courier doorbell rings at the safe home to deliver the item, which is subsequently revealed to be a parcel that might jeopardize the court’s trials. If the courier is accepted, the blame game will be turned upside down.

43. Inception (2010)

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writer: Christopher Nolan

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph, Gordon-Levitt, Elliot Page

IMDb Rating: 8.8/10

Dominic Cobb, a competent spy who poses a severe threat owing to his abilities, is featured in this film. He possesses the ability to enter a person’s head and obtain information. He does not enter a person’s home or office, nor his personal belongings, but rather his subconsciousness during his sleep. He is the one guy who is undeniably the best and hence a wanted man.

44. Collateral (2004)

Director: Michael Mann

Writer: Stuart Beattie

Cast: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

Max has spent the last twelve years of his life navigating the streets of Los Angeles as a cab driver. Until that night, when he meets Vincent, a contract killer, he has seen many stages of life and a large number of clients come and go in his life. Max first drops Annie off in the city before heading to pick up his second customer, Vincent, who now gives Max a large sum of money in exchange for hiring him for the rest of his life.

45. Hell or High Water (2016)

Director: David Mackenzie

Writer: Taylor Sheridan

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

After his mother’s death, Toby Howard, an unemployed oil and gas worker, stays in Texas. Toby is divorced from his wife, who has moved in with their two boys. Tanner Howard, Toby’s brother, gets freed from jail and joins forces with Toby to rob the Texas Midlands Bank offices in order to raise money for Toby to present to his boys. Along with Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton, who is set to retire, Alberto Parker investigates this incident and the criminals’ next move.

46. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

Director: Paul Greengrass

Writer: Tony Gilroy, Scott Z., Burns George Nolfi

Cast: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn, Paddy Considine

IMDb Rating: 8/10

The character of Jason Bourne in this film is now closer to understanding how David Webb became Jason Bourne. Pamela Landy, on the other hand, had already resolved to leave Bourne alone. CIA Deputy Director Noah Vosen has alternative plans for killing Bourne that will be disclosed later since he feels Bourne is still dangerous.

47. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Writer: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou

Cast: Barry Bernson, Herb Caillouet, Bill Camp

IMDb Rating: 7/10

Dr. Steven Murphy is a famous cardiovascular surgeon who lives with his wife and two children in the film. Martin Echo, a little kid, has lost his father on Dr. Steven’s operating table. Later, the costly presents and a dinner invitation would tempt him to leave his peaceful suburban existence in Martin.

48. Arrival (2016)

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Writer: Eric Heisserer

Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams), an excellent linguist, is hired by the military to communicate with the twelve unusual and enigmatic extraterrestrial ships that have set up shop throughout the planet in order to determine if their intentions are peaceful or hostile. People’s preconceptions in this world frequently characterize the intentions of these unforeseen animals as having destructive inclinations. This has also been selected for being the best thriller movie of all time.

49. Goodtime (2017)

Director: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie

Writer: Ronald Bronstein, Josh Safdie

Cast: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Buddy Duress, Taliah Lennie Webster

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Connie Nikas is shown in this film voluntarily withdrawing his handicapped brother Nick from a treatment session. They intend to steal a New York City bank for $65,000, but after a few seconds of fleeing, an explosion occurs in the money bag, causing the driver to crash, forcing Connie and Nick to flee on foot. They arrive at a restaurant to wash the dye out of their clothes, but Nick is stopped by police officers, who apprehend him owing to his pain response, while Connie manages to flee the scene.

50. Zodiac (2007)

Director: David Fincher

Writer: David Fincher

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Brian Cox

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Everyone was aware of David’s fantastic performance in the thriller Seven, so it came as no surprise to the audience that he would provide another outstanding performance in the zodiac. This film is about a serial murderer who follows the signs of the zodiac. The reason for this film’s inclusion among the greatest thriller films of all time is because it is not a typical thriller that can be predicted.

Joshua Garner

Joshua calls himself nerd+geek who is also passionate about football. He enjoys comics, animes, and science fiction. He finds his comfort in writing about suspense, thrillers and science fiction shows and movies.

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