Best Thriller Movies

Black Swan

Black Swan

Black Swan
IMDb: 8.0
108 min

A journey through the psyche of a young ballerina whose starring role as the duplicitous swan queen turns out to be a part for which she becomes frighteningly perfect.

Elite Squad 2

Elite Squad 2

Elite Squad 2
IMDb: 8.0
115 min

After a bloody invasion of the BOPE in the High-Security Penitentiary Bangu 1 in Rio de Janeiro to control a rebellion of interns, the Lieutenant-Colonel Roberto Nascimento and the second in command Captain André Matias are accused by the Human Right Aids member Diogo Fraga of execution of prisoners. Matias is transferred to the corrupted Military Police and Nascimento is exonerated from the BOPE by the Governor.

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Inception

Inception

Inception
IMDb: 8.8
148 min

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: \"inception\", the implantation of another person\'s idea into a target\'s subconscious.

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight
IMDb: 9.0
152 min

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

No Country For Old Men

No Country For Old Men

No Country For Old Men
IMDb: 8.1
122 min

Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the violent pursuit of money and justice collide.

The Prestige

The Prestige

The Prestige
IMDb: 8.5
130 min

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.

The Departed

The Departed

The Departed
IMDb: 8.5
151 min

To take down South Boston\'s Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there\'s a mole among them.

The Lives of Others

The Lives of Others

The Lives of Others
IMDb: 8.4
137 min

A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the system.

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Batman Begins

Batman Begins

Batman Begins
IMDb: 8.2
140 min

Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal underworld - The Batman.

Sin City

Sin City

Sin City
IMDb: 8.0
124 min

Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust after redemption, and then there are those hoping for a little of both. A universe of unlikely and reluctant heroes still trying to do the right thing in a city that refuses to care.

Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda
IMDb: 8.1
121 min

Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his hotel in attempt to save their lives.

Oldboy

Oldboy

Oldboy
IMDb: 8.4
120 min

With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.

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Hannibal

Hannibal

Hannibal
IMDb: 6.8
131 min

After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he\'s discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make contact with now disgraced Agent Clarice Starling, who is suffering the wrath of a malicious FBI rival as well as the media.

Memento

Memento

Memento
IMDb: 8.4
113 min

Leonard Shelby is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty of locating his wife\'s killer, however, is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare, untreatable form of short-term memory loss. Although he can recall details of life before his accident, Leonard cannot remember what happened fifteen minutes ago, where he\'s going, or why.

Fight Club

Fight Club

Fight Club
IMDb: 8.8
139 min

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground \"fight clubs\" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

L A Confidential

L A Confidential

L A Confidential
IMDb: 8.2
138 min

Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.

Fargo

Fargo

Fargo
IMDb: 8.1
98 min

Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he\'s got a plan. He\'s going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It\'s going to be a snap and nobody\'s going to get hurt... until people start dying. Enter Police Chief Marge, a coffee-drinking, parka-wearing - and extremely pregnant - investigator who\'ll stop at nothing to get her man. And if you think her small-time investigative skills will give the crooks a run for their ransom... you betcha!

Heat

Heat

Heat
IMDb: 8.2
170 min

Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the other even though they are aware their cat-and-mouse game may end in violence.

se7en

se7en

se7en
IMDb: 8.6
127 min

Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the \"seven deadly sins\" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset researches each sin in an effort to get inside the killer\'s mind, while his novice partner, Mills, scoffs at his efforts to unravel the case.

The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects
IMDb: 8.5
106 min

Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in San Pedro harbor – leaving few survivors. Verbal lures his interrogators with an incredible story of the crime lord\'s almost supernatural prowess.

Leon: The Professional

Leon: The Professional

Leon: The Professional
IMDb: 8.5
110 min

Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective \"cleaner\". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda\'s thoughts turn to revenge, and she considers following in Leon\'s footsteps.

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction
IMDb: 8.9
154 min

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster\'s moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.

Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs
IMDb: 8.3
99 min

A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and Nice Guy Eddie -- unravel.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day
IMDb: 8.5
137 min

Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has managed to send a protector back to attempt to save John and his mother Sarah.

The Silence Of The Lambs

The Silence Of The Lambs

The Silence Of The Lambs
IMDb: 8.6
119 min

Clarice Starling is a top student at the FBI\'s training academy. Jack Crawford wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.

Goodfellas

Goodfellas

Goodfellas
IMDb: 8.7
145 min

The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

Die Hard

Die Hard

Die Hard
IMDb: 8.2
131 min

NYPD cop, John McClane\'s plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.

Aliens

Aliens

Aliens
IMDb: 8.3
137 min

When Ripley’s lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story, all contact is lost with the planet and colonists. They enlist Ripley and the colonial marines to return and search for answers.

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Blade Runner
IMDb: 8.1
117 min

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver
IMDb: 8.3
114 min

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

Jaws

Jaws

Jaws
IMDb: 8.0
124 min

An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.

Chinatown

Chinatown

Chinatown
IMDb: 8.1
130 min

Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband\'s extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together.

The Godfather

The Godfather

The Godfather
IMDb: 9.2
175 min

Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.

Woman in the Dunes

Woman in the Dunes

Woman in the Dunes
IMDb: 8.5
146

An entomologist suffers extreme psychological and sexual torture after being taken captive by the residents of a poor seaside village.

Yojimbo

Yojimbo

Yojimbo
IMDb: 8.2
110 min

A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master, enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant Tazaemon and sake merchant Tokuemon to hire him as a personal bodyguard, then artfully sets in motion a full-scale gang war between the two ambitious and unscrupulous men.

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Psycho

Psycho

Psycho
IMDb: 8.5
109 min

When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother. The place seems quirky, but fine… until Marion decides to take a shower.

The Hole

The Hole

The Hole
IMDb: 8.5
132

Four prison inmates have been hatching a plan to literally dig out of jail when another prisoner, Claude Gaspard, is moved into their cell. They take a risk and share their plan with the newcomer. Over the course of three days, the prisoners and friends break through the concrete floor using a bed post and begin to make their way through the sewer system -- yet their escape is anything but assured.

North by Northwest

North by Northwest

North by Northwest
IMDb: 8.3
136 min

Advertising man Roger Thornhill is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.

Vertigo

Vertigo

Vertigo
IMDb: 8.3
128 min

A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend\'s wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil
IMDb: 8.0
95 min

When a car bomb explodes on the American side of the U.S./Mexico border, Mexican drug enforcement agent Miguel Vargas begins his investigation, along with American police captain Hank Quinlan. When Vargas begins to suspect that Quinlan and his shady partner, Menzies, are planting evidence to frame an innocent man, his investigations into their possible corruption quickly put himself and his new bride, Susie, in jeopardy.

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution
IMDb: 8.4
116 min

When Leonard Vole is arrested for the sensational murder of a rich, middle-aged widow, the famous Sir Wilfrid Robarts agrees to appear on his behalf. Sir Wilfrid, recovering from a near-fatal heart attack, is supposed to be on a diet of bland, civil suits – but the lure of the criminal courts is too much for him, especially when the case is so difficult.

Diaboliques

Diaboliques

Diaboliques
IMDb: 8.0
116 min

In this classic of French suspense, the cruel and abusive headmaster of a boarding school, Michel Delassalle, becomes the target of a murder plot hatched by an unlikely duo -- his meek wife and the mistress he brazenly flaunts. The women, brought together by their mutual hatred for the man, pull off the crime but become increasingly unhinged by a series of odd occurrences after Delassalle\'s corpse mysteriously disappears.

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Rear Window

Rear Window

Rear Window
IMDb: 8.4
112 min

Professional photographer L.B. \"Jeff\" Jeffries breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbors. He begins to suspect that a man across the courtyard may have murdered his wife. Jeff enlists the help of his high society fashion-consultant girlfriend Lisa Freemont and his visiting nurse Stella to investigate.

The Wages of Fear

The Wages of Fear

The Wages of Fear
IMDb: 8.1
153

In the South American jungle, supplies of nitroglycerine are needed at a remote oil field. The oil company pays four men to deliver the supplies in two trucks. A tense rivalry develops between the two sets of drivers on the rough remote roads where the slightest jolt can result in death.

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train
IMDb: 7.9
101 min

A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder...a theory that he plans to implement.

The Third Man

The Third Man

The Third Man
IMDb: 8.1
105 min

Set in postwar Vienna, Austria, \"The Third Man\" stars Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, who arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime, only to find him dead. Martins develops a conspiracy theory after learning of a \"third man\" present at the time of Harry\'s death, running into interference from British officer Maj. Calloway and falling head-over-heels for Harry\'s grief-stricken lover, Anna.

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Notorious

Notorious

Notorious
IMDb: 7.9
103 min

In order to help bring Nazis to justice, U.S. government agent T.R. Devlin recruits Alicia Huberman, the American daughter of a convicted German war criminal, as a spy. As they begin to fall for one another, Alicia is instructed to win the affections of Alexander Sebastian, a Nazi hiding out in Brazil. When Sebastian becomes serious about his relationship with Alicia, the stakes get higher, and Devlin must watch her slip further undercover.

Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity
IMDb: 8.3
107 min

A rich woman and a calculating insurance agent plot to kill her unsuspecting husband after he signs a double indemnity policy. Against a backdrop of distinctly Californian settings, the partners in crime plan the perfect murder to collect the insurance, which pays double if the death is accidental.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Rebecca
IMDb: 8.1
130 min

Story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years earlier. The young wife must come to grips with the terrible secret of her handsome, cold husband, Max De Winter. She must also deal with the jealous, obsessed Mrs. Danvers, the housekeeper, who will not accept her as the mistress of the house.

M

M

M
IMDb: 8.3
117 min

In this classic German thriller, Hans Beckert, a serial killer who preys on children, becomes the focus of a massive Berlin police manhunt. Beckert\'s heinous crimes are so repellant and disruptive to city life that he is even targeted by others in the seedy underworld network. With both cops and criminals in pursuit, the murderer soon realizes that people are on his trail, sending him into a tense, panicked attempt to escape justice.

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Safety Last!

Safety Last!

Safety Last!
IMDb: 8.1
70

When a store clerk organizes a contest to climb the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself.