Thriller, Suspense, Plot Twists, Drama. These are all the genres that people love the most and love to watch mostly. You might’ve seen many thriller movies though, not all of them would impress you. Film geek always look for perfect seat edge thrillers and suspense movies. It’s because those movies create curiosity and put them on their toes till the end. You never get bored while you’re watching a good thriller feature. Especially, we have to talk about some ultimate climaxes which make us feel tense and curious.
However, if it isn’t made perfectly. Then, it wouldn’t make people elevated and they will be underwhelmed surely. So, we’ve listed 10 Best Thriller movies you must watch that have exhilarating story narration with iconic characters.
Memento was released in 2000. But still, it is one of the best thriller movies of all time. Memento movie is a non-linear narrative with a fantastic screenplay. Initially, you won’t know what exactly is happening then you’ll realize and understand how a screenplay is working. It is one of the best Christopher Nolan’s works you should watch. At the end of the film, you will be blown away and amazed by the climax. It is also one of the greatest movie endings of all time. If you haven’t watched this film. Watch this film right away.
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
Cast: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, and more.
Plot: A person with short-term memory investigates his wife’s murderer.
Parasite is oscar winner of the best picture in 2019. It is not only a thriller movie. But, a movie with a social message, drama, and suspense. From the beginning to the ending. I assure you, you will stick to the screen till the movie ends. The movie depicts the dark aspects of society and tells the great message which makes you think for some time. Boon Joon-ho, director of Parasite, also the winner of the best director, represents the story with amazing hidden metaphors. He makes you think after you watched the film. You may want to watch it again.
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10
Cast: Kang-ho Song, Sun-Kyun Lee, Yeo-Jeong Jo and more.
Plot: A poor family ( The Kims ) inhabits rich family’s ( The parks ) house with deception. But, their easy life in the house becomes a threat and faces a lot of risks.
Seven is a crime drama thriller which blows your mind at the ending. The film starts with a normal narration and turns out to an extraordinary ending. David Fincher, who directed the best-known film zodiac and fight club is director of this film. If you have seen his films, then you should watch this film too with Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman’s brilliant performances. The film has a dark ending which you’ll never expect and it is also one of the great movie endings.
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, and more.
Plot: Veteran and Rookie, two detectives tracks down the murders who uses seven deadly sins as his motive.
Shutter Island is one of the best thriller suspense movies of all time. The great thing about this film is the Climax. You will be blown and astonished after it is revealed. It is directed by legendary director, Martin Scorsese who made films like Goodfellas, The Wolf of the wall street, and Taxi Driver. Martin has a lot of fan base. Shutter island is all about a mystery that reveals in the ending. I think 99% never predicts the climax. Leonardo Dicaprio and Mark Ruffalo made brilliant performances in this film. Watch this film right now if you’re martin or Leonardo movie lover. You will enjoy it.
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, and more..
Plot: In 1954, U.S Marshal and his partner track downs criminal who is escaped from the psychiatric hospital.
OldBoy is one of the greatest Korean films you should watch. The film is characterized by revenge, raw emotion and violence. The storyline, screenplay, cinematography, and acting are the major assets of this film. Chan-wook Park, the director made this film masterpiece by giving attention to every detail. The Plot twists and Storyline are brilliant elements that will excite you. Watch this movie, if you love Korean dramas.
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
Cast: Min-Sik Choi, Ji-Tae Yoo, Hye-Jeong Kang and more.
Plot: Oh Dae-Su who is released after being imprisoned for 15 years finds his captor for vengeance.
Fight Club was released in 1999. It is adapted from a book by Chuck Palahniuk. The Film explores through interesting elements of consumerism, class warfare, multiple-personality disorder, male bonding, terrorism, and anarchy. It is also one of the greatest thrillers of all time which was directed by David Fincher. The film is greatly acclaimed for its visual production, cinematography, screenplay, theme, and performance made by Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.
IMDb Rating: 8.8/10
Cast: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, and more.
Plot: An insomniac office worker and a soap salesmen form an underground fight club.
The Silence of the Lambs
The Silence of the Lambs was released in 1991. It is one of the best horror-thriller movies you shouldn’t miss. This film has a separate fan base and many people like to consider Classic. The film received accolades for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay which makes you watch it eagerly. It gives you a classic cinematic experience that you haven’t seen before. Watch this if you love horror-thriller films.
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10
Cast: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney and more.
Plot: A young F.B.I. agent must receive the advice of an imprisoned killer to catch another serial killer, who skins his women victims.
The Usual Suspects
The Usual Suspects was released in 1995. Still, it is one of the greatest thriller movies of all time. The films start at a slow pace in developing and then, it turns out to a great ending which makes you astonishing. Many people claim it is one of the greatest cinema endings of all time. You may not understand the film in the first watch. You may need to watch the second time to comprehend the full story of the film. I’m sure you’ll blow by the twist at the ending. The film has greatly acclaimed for performances of actors, narration and storyline.
IMDb Rating: 8.5/10
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, and more.
Plot: Kint, the survivor of massacre tells interrogator complex events leading him to a horrific battle on a boat.
Black Swan is one of the best thriller movies that you have to watch. It’s a psychological tragedic thriller that may put in a melancholy mood. You’re gonna connect to this movie and enjoy it. Especially, it is very well appreciated for the open ending climax. Natalie Portman made a brilliant performance and won best actress for oscar. The film also received accolades for Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Director. If you watch something dark and psychological show. Watch this film right away.
IMDb Rating: 8.0/10
Cast: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, and more.
Plot: After winning the lead role in Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” performance, a dedicated dancer struggles to preserve her mental stability.
The Prestige is one of the greatest suspense thrillers of all time. Especially, the plot twists and performances are the major assets of this film. Especially, the twist at the ending blows you away. It is directed by Christopher Nolan ( master of non-linear narrative ) also throws a worth watching and brilliant screenplay to the film with extraordinary Huge Jackman and Christian Bale performances. The film is also considered to be one of the best under-rated films. If you’re a Nolan fan, watch this film now.
IMDb Rating: 8.5/10
Cast: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, and more.
Plot: Two Rival Magicians outsmart each other by their performances after a dreadful incident.
Although, these are the best thrillers you can watch and enjoy. Let me know what’s your opinion and your favorite movie. You can drop down your suggestions if you would like to.
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