Thriller films are just for the most daring of cinema buffs.
Thriller movies are full of conflict, surprise twists, and tensions that keep you on the edge of your seat instead of the graphic violence of several horror flicks. Still, thrillers can cause viewers to question themselves, their loved ones, and even their reality because of the fear, terror, and confusion they experience through these films.
That’s why we’ve compiled a selection of the top thriller flicks to watch, all of which will have you on the edge of your seat.
That’s why, in my opinion, individuals should not live alone in the woods unless they are attending a lovely teddy bear’s picnic.
After losing her hearing as a child, author Maddie Young (Kate Siegel) lives alone until a masked visage of a deranged attacker appears through her window. Maddie is abandoned in the hands of a killer who, unfortunately, underestimates her strength.
Will she make it? Keep an eye out to find out.
Run is a thrilling thriller that examines the connection between a kid (Kiera Allen) and her overprotective mother (Sarah Paulson), who isolates her from the rest of the world. However, the teen quickly begins to wonder why her mother is so adamant about keeping her alone, and she begins to look into her mother’s web of dark secrets.
Greta is a psychological thriller film from 2018 that gives us the creeps.
Isabelle Huppert (who portrays Greta, a lone widow) and Chloe Grace Moretz (who plays Frances, a young woman) star in the film. That is until Greta develops a crush on Frances (and we mean really… obsessed). Greta takes matters into her own hands when Frances attempts to halt the uncomfortable friendship.
The performance, mixed with the setting and the soundtrack of the constant, escalating drumbeat that practically runs throughout the entire film, makes you feel as if your heart beats in rhythm with the movie. When it pertains to this 2015 film, which saw Leonardo Dicaprio finally win an Oscar for Best Actor, suspense is an understatement.
We can’t talk about thrillers movies without mentioning the epic modern retelling of the classic Ballet Black Swan. Natalie Portman won an Academy Award for her main performance in this psychological thriller, in which she plays Nina, a ballet dancer who is consumed with her profession to the point of extreme illness. When creative director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) substitutes Nina in the next staging of Swan Lake with prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Winona Ryder), things quickly turn sour.
When dancer Lily (Mila Kunis) enters the picture, matters become worse. The new ‘prima’ sees herself drawn to the dark side as Nina and Lily’s connection grows stronger.
The Girl on the Train
Emily Blunt plays Rachel, an alcoholic dealing with her divorce, in this film based on the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins. She sees a beautiful young couple who live next door to her ex-husband on her daily journey (in the novel it’s into London, in the movie it’s into New York City). Until the woman she observes every day goes missing, Rachel becomes involved in the search. Be the Hollywood version or the Bollywood version starring Parineeti Chopra, both did an impeccable job of keeping us on edge.
The fact that this won the ‘Best Picture’ prize at the 2020 Oscars will come as no surprise to moviegoers. Parasites brought Korean films and pop culture to the front of the world stage broadening their horizons.
The Kim family infiltrates the Park family’s lives as their driver, tutor, art therapist, and housekeeper in the film. This movie should be a must for anyone interested in slavery, poverty, greed, or power.
A Simple Favor
Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) and Emily (Blake Lively) create an unexpected friendship when their sons become friends, but Emily soon vanishes. Stephanie, a widow, becomes extremely close to the woman’s husband (Henry Golding) as she attempts to figure out what happened to her missing friend.