100 best thriller movies

A list of the best thriller films, selected by visitors to our site: Inception, Fight Club, Shutter Island, Titanic, Leon: The Professional, The Prestige, Limitless, Wrath of Man, Now You See Me 2, Now You See Me 3, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Joker, Se7en, The Silence of the Lambs, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, Better Call Saul, The Butterfly Effect 2, The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations, The Fifth Element
Inception (2010)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:28

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.

Fight Club (1999)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:11

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.

Shutter Island (2010)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:18

World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.

Titanic (1997)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration03:14

84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.

Leon: The Professional (1994)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance, USA
Duration02:13

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.

The Prestige (2006)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:05

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.

Limitless (2011)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:45

A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.

Wrath of Man (2021)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

A cold and mysterious new security guard for a Los Angeles cash truck company surprises his co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon, the marksman's ultimate motive becomes clear as he takes dramatic and irrevocable steps to settle a score.

Now You See Me 3 (2022)
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Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA, France

A third installment of the 'Now You See Me' franchise. Plot undisclosed.

Now You See Me 2 (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:25

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet.

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)
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Genrehorror, fantastic, fantastic, action, action, thriller
CountryUSA, China

After finding a host body in investigative reporter Eddie Brock, the alien symbiote must face a new enemy, Carnage, the alter ego of serial killer Cletus Kasady.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:08

There is a new criminal mastermind at large (Professor Moriarty) and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil and lack of conscience may give him an advantage over the detective.

Joker (2019)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:25

During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.

Se7en (1995)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:07

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.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:17

In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse Pinkman must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.

Better Call Saul (2015)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:54

Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and, often, against Jimmy, is “fixer” Mike Erhmantraut. The series will track Jimmy's transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts “criminal” in “criminal lawyer".

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

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.

The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:30

The story revolves around a man trying to uncover the mysterious death of his girlfriend and save an innocent man from the death chamber in the process, by using his unique power to time travel. However in attempting to do this, he also frees a spiteful serial-killer.

The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:32

After his girlfriend, Julie and two best friends are killed in a tragic auto accident, Nick struggles to cope with his loss and grief. Suffering from migraine-like seizures, Nick soon discovers that he has the power to change the past via his memories. However, his time-traveling attempts to alter the past and save his one true love have unexpected and dire consequences.

The Fifth Element (1997)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, comedy, melodrama
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:06

In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.

The Departed (2006)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:31

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.

Gone Girl (2014)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:29

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

The Hateful Eight (2015)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, western, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:21

Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:17

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.

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.

Tenet (2020)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

Armed with only one word - Tenet - and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:50

Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. A film with many twists and turns.

Legend (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:29

Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running nightclubs and protection rackets. With police Detective Leonard "Nipper" Read hot on their heels, the brothers continue their rapid rise to power and achieve tabloid notoriety.

The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:24

A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.

The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:50

In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.




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