Best thriller movies (IMDb)
Movies are the best source of unparallel communication among the spectators and the filmmakers. They have got very huge space in our lives because we tend to often prefer watching movies and shows for our entertainment and for comforting ourselves. They tend to be one of the biggest stress busters for all of us and are the biggest escape from work and boring schedules as well. Also, they have got the power to influence and impact the minds of people and also the behaviors of the audience. Some people tend to believe that movies are only made for entertainment purposes and only should entertain people and make their lives easy and stress free.
Also watching movies and shows enhances the scope of our knowledge about various themes and ideas and tend to provide us with a wide variety of stories, anecdotes and incidents that happen with people in their lives and can help and teach something to us that we would not get to know or realize otherwise. Also according to psychology, visuals and videos impact more effectively over the minds of the people as compared to just reading texts normally. So the movies have got an edge over any others source of knowledge we have got these days.
Movies are of various types and kinds that are made such as short films and longer films. Some of them are based on an individual’s life and the others are just documentaries that put forward the harsh realities of society. Movies could be of a high or a low budget depending upon the demands of the story and the whole set up of the plot. Various genres that movies are made in can be drama, action, thriller, comedy, psychology, crime and many others that would encompass different types of the stories that are written and can be portrayed over the big screen.
Thriller Movies have always been people’s favorite and are the most nagging form of entertainment. People have always preferred to refresh and recharge themselves by just tuning into their favorite movies and sit for two to three hours doing nothing and relaxing. It is one of the best activities to rejuvenate mind and body.
This article presents a detailed review of the sixteen best thriller movies as rated by IMDb. Thriller movies have their own typical fan base that tends to always eagerly wait for the spine chilling movies and actually take interest in the stories and the plots. Movies that involve a mystery tend to sharpen our minds as we are constantly thinking of the solutions of the mystery and the whole thrill that gets built up in the movie so it is always fun and exciting to watch a thriller movie. It just keeps up the spirit of the movie alive and does not make it boring.
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Best Thriller Movies
Let us now know more about the best thriller movies that have been made and have really left an impact over the minds of the viewers. Following are the movies that are the best and rated by IMDB ratings. It is one of the trusted and most recommended site to look for the best reviewed and best rated content.
The first one in the list of best thriller movies is Rebecca. The movie has been directed by Ben Wheatley and the writers of the movie are Jane Goldman and Joe Shrapnel. The star cast of the movie is as follows- Lily James, Armie Hamer, and Kristin Scott Thomas. The movie has been released on 16 October 2020 in theatres and 21 October 2020 on Netflix and has been rated 6 out of 10 over IMDB. It is based on the novel Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. The story revolves around a newlywed couple who come to live at the husband’s estate and the wife encounters the shadow of the first wife of the man and this is how the story proceeds further.
The new wife is not warmly accepted by the maids of the house as they still admired their old mistress. The story unfolds gradually and depicts how did the first wife die and what was the whole mystery behind that shadow. Overall it’s a love story and thriller as well and successfully tries to mesmerize the audience with its plot and description. The rating also suggests that it has been fairly good movie that had almost everything. It is actually ravishing to behold and the picturization is at its best so that is a must watch.
The Trial of The Chicago 7 (2020)
It is directed by Aaron Sorkin and also written by him. The star cast is Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, and Sacha Baron Cohen. It was released on 25 September 2020 in theatres and 16 October 2020 on Netflix. It has been rated 7.9 out of 10. The plot revolves around the seven people who were put on trial during the uprising and protests in 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. The story revolves around seven people Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, David Dellinger, Lee Weiner, John Froines and Bobby Seale decided to protest at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
The movie presents the story of each character separately and their struggles and depicts that very beautifully. This is a typical fact based movie that has the presentation of various facts and incidents that happened during the protest and the arrest of these seven men. The story has got very minute details of each of their lives and also becomes a little historical in some sections. But overall the movie is a great delight to watch because of the struggles it portrayed and how these people managed life when they were caught for protesting. Overall the rating of the movie suggests that it is definitely a must watch and the struggles and the mystery that unfolds is worth watching.
The movie has been directed by John Carpenter and has been written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill .The star cast is Donald Pleasance, Jamie Lee Curtis and Tony Moran. The movie has been rated 7.8 out of 10. This movie has been released in 1978 and revolves around the story of Michel Myres who killed his sister in 1963. He tries to escape from the mental hospital in 1978 to accomplish another such dreadful deed and returns back to Haddonfield, Illinois. This is more of a psychological thriller that revolves around the story of a boy who stabbed his elder sister at the age of six years and then was sent to sanitarium.
After fifteen years, he is successful in escaping and setting out on another way to kill more people. He visits people and killed them. Two of the people, in the end, try to get hold of him and shot him six times but his breathing was felt and heard even though he vanished. It ends with a rhetoric that Michael wasn’t actually killed and the mystery still remained to exist. The rating and reviews of this movie suggest that it is really a must watch as the details of the psychological conditions are very well blended with the mystery created in the story.
The Devil All the Time (2020)
The movie has been directed by Antonio Campos and written by him and Paulo Campos. The star cast of the film are Donald Ray Pollock, Bill Skarsgard and Tom Holland. The movie has been rated 7.1 out of 10 by IMDB. It was released on 11 September 2020 in theatres and 16 September 2020 on Netflix. It is another psychological thriller that tends to project the aspects of post traumatic stress disorder experienced by Willard Russell, after the Second World War. The horrible experiences of the world war second had such a great impact over his mind that he suffered from a psychological condition.
The basic gist of the story revolves around a young man who tries to protect his loved ones after the war, who lived in a town that was already oppressed with brutality and corruption. The young man also experiences some of the very dangerous and horrible experiences of the war with which he gets obsessed and suffers from PTSD. The story is well depicted and the character also do justice to their parts and characters. The rating by the IMDB totally justifies the movie and its depiction.
The movie has been directed by Derrick Borte and has been written by Carl Ellsworth. The star cast of the movie is Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorious and Gabriel Bateman. The movie has been rated 6.8 out of 10. The duration of the movie is 1 hour 30 minutes. It was released in theatres in Germany on 16 July 2020 and in United States on 21 August 2020. The movie tells the story of a woman who is terrorized and terrified by a mentally unwell person after a road accident they had met with.
The performance of Crowe is praiseworthy and was well appreciated. The story proceeds as a mentally ill person namely Cooper killed his wife and children and set the house on fire and he goes away. At a traffic light, he gets into a fight with a woman and then sets to take revenge with her. The later part of the story is interesting as it unfolds the mystery and the depiction of each thrilling event that occurred makes it more desirable and mesmerizing. It is based on just one incident but the viewers won’t feel bored even for a second, it is definitely a must watch movie.
The movie has been directed by Jarand Herdal and written by him only. The scar cast of the movie is Gitte Witt, Thomas Gullestad, Thorbjorn Harr. The movie has been rated 5.1 out of 10 and it is 1 hour 26 minutes long. It is a drama, horror and thriller movie. It was released on 22 October 2020 in United States. This story revolves around a family of three people who had suffered a nuclear disaster and attend an event at a hotel.
The mystery starts to seep in only when certain people tend to disappear from the place. The mystery so as to why people got disappeared suddenly unfolds gradually and takes a huge and interesting turn. The story of the movie is very normal but its depiction makes it somewhat engaging and viewers do take an interest in watching the same. Looking at the rating of the movie, it is an average movie that could be watched once.
The Craft (1996)
The movie has been directed by Andrew Fleming and has been written by Peter Filardi. The star cast of the movie is Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk and Neve Campbell. The movie has been rated 6.4 out of 10. It is 1 hour 41 minutes long movie. The movie was released on 3 May 1996. Also a sequel to this movie was released on 28 October 2020. The story talks about a young girl who recently joins a high school and falls into the group of three girls who already practice witchcraft. Later in the movie all of them get together to curse people with whom they were angry or disliked.
The story begins with the discovery of another member of the trio of the three girls as they saw the new girl levitating the pencil. Soon she joined the group of those girls and started to practiced such spells and curses over people who irritated them. Also the story shows the power rifts among the four women as one of them got greedy about acquiring power and more of this spells powers. A huge part of movie deals with their internal struggles. It is a nice movie to watch if you are interested in watching such magic spells thrillers and love more of edited movies that had more of such things. Overall this movie is recommended.
The Invisible Man (2020)
The movie has been directed by Leigh Whannell and also written by him. The star cast of the movie is Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Harriet Dyer. The movie has been rated 7.1 out of 10. The movie is 2 hours 4 minutes long. It is a horror mystery movie basically. It was released on 28 February 2020 in United States. The story revolves around a woman whose ex was abusive towards her and he kills himself. But she felt that his death was simply a hoax and this is followed by some horrible experiences by that woman. She always felt that she is being hunted by someone over and again. The woman tried to escape the toxic and abusive relationship with this man but she gets to know that he is no more.
She suspects that as she felt that someone is after her and continuously keeping an eye on her. Later in the story she comes to know that her boyfriend just became invisible and did not die and his brother helped in doing that. She is so shocked to get to know that his boyfriend has been invisible and did not die. The movie is a nice one to watch because it leaves with so many instances where the audience gets confused that whether it was really a spirit or he got invisible. It is definitely a must watch.
The movie has been directed by Ari Aster and also has been written by him. The star Cast of the movie is Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro and Gabriel Byrne. The movie has been rated 7.3 out of 10. It has been released on 8 June 2018 in United States. The story basically revolves around a family who experiences horrible instances and some spooky incident after the death of their grandmother.
The movie uses classical set up to unfold the mysterious and slightly horror events very successfully and also it leaves a very huge impact on the minds of the audiences. The cold touch actually stays with the people even after the movie ends. The story then also depicts the death of the child of a woman and how suspicious and horror events take place in their lives and affect them so much. The movie is overall amazing and the actors have portrayed their parts very well. The movie is definitely recommended for people who love classic old plots in the movies.
Come Play (2020)
It has been directed by Jacob Chase and written by him. The star cast is Azhy Robertson, Gillian Jacobs and John Gallagher Jr. The movie has been rated 5.9 out of 10. It is 1 hour 36 minutes long. It was released on 30 October 2020. The story of the movie is as that there is some monster that communicates with people through smart phones and such devices. The whole story goes around the monster and how does it communicates and what things it causes to the people. The film is basically about the parents who try to save their child who is suffering from autism from the monster Larry who tends to take up an advantage of the innocence of children.
It is a story revolving around a monster the child meets through some story telling application which tends to interact with him. Slowly strange things start to happen to the child and family, lastly the mother tries to protect her son and offers her to the monster. It is shown that Larry disappears with her. The movie is not that horrifying but the mystery that has been shown is more related to the gadgets that we use in today’s life. It is an average movie that can be watched on any night for fun with friends.
Honest Thief (2020)
The movie has been directed by Mark Williams and written by him and Steve Allrich. The star cast is Liam Neeson, Kate Walsh and Jai Courtney. It was released on 16 October 2020. It is a 1 hour 39 minutes long movie. This has been rated 6.1 out of 10. It is a combination of action, crime and thrill. The story is about a robber who was asked to become an FBI agent in exchange of as short sentence. The story of the film is based upon a robber basically and two FBI agents are sent to interview him. Both the agents are lured by money that the robber talks about and then three of them sought to find that. This is how the movie proceeds and the rest of the mystery unfolds.
His House (2020)
The movie has been directed by Remi Weekes and has been written by Felicity Evans and Toby Venables. The star cast of the movie is Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku and Malaika Wakoli-Abigba. It has been released on 30 October 2020 and is 1 hour and 33 minutes long. It has been rated 6.4 out of 10. The story revolves around a refugee couple that escaped from south Sudan and lose their daughter while travelling to United Kingdom. It shows their struggles to adjust with the new life in a completely new country that has different culture. The house, in which they start to live, was another cause to their problems.
They started to feel presence of some shadow or some power that would provide them with various spooky experiences and events. This caused a lot of problems to the couple. The wife thought it was some spell that was done by somebody from their village. The movie slowly unfolds the mystery behind these kinds of happenings and incidents. The movie is a good one as it shows the struggles of refugees and as well the thrill, it is not like any other thriller movie that tends to present just a spooky movie. So overall it can be suggested and recommended to watch this movie at a family get together.
Knives Out (2019)
Knives out is another thriller movies in this list. The movie is directed by Rian Johnson and written by him as well. The star cast is Daniel Craig,Chrisn Evans and Ana De Armas. It has been rated 7.9 out of 10. The movie is 2 hours 10 minutes long movie. It was released on 27 November 2019 in United States. The story is about the investigation of a detective that is about the death of a patriarch. It is the story about a mystery novelist who was an old man. Next day to his birthday he was found dead and it was thought to be suicide but a private detective was appointed to find out the real cause of the death of the person.
He found out that the old man had strained relationships with his family, that he had threatened his on that he would expose him because he was cheating on his wife. Also he found various clues such as the maid did something with the medicines he used to take up. There were other such proofs that were being investigated and after the investigation, the mystery unfolds. The killer of course is the one who is the least suspected to be. This movie is also slightly different from other thrillers as it tends to expose a murder mystery. It is one of the engaging stories ever so it has been recommended to watch. The ratings also suggest that this thriller movie is very well depicted and illustrated.
The movie has been directed by Bong Joon Ho and has been written by him only. The star cast of the movie is Kang-ho Song, Sun –kyun Lee and Yeo-Jeong Jo. The movie has been rated 8.6 out of 10.it is 2 hour 12 minutes long. It was released on 8 November 2019 in United States. The story is about the relationship between the Park family and the Kim clan and how that is affected by greed and class inequalities. The Kim family tends to ask for jobs at the Park’s residence and then the power struggles begin among them.
The Kim family tends to take over the Park family and try to look over their treasures while they were working in the house. The story slowly unfolds the mystery of the movie and it also ahs instances of some ghost being seen. The makers of the movie have tried to make it horror – thriller. The movie is not like any other thriller movie, it has got an element of the power struggles among the families. It is definitely a recommended movie because it has got one of the top ratings of IMDB that has not been achieved by most of the thriller movies.
The movie has been directed by Ari Aster and also written by the same. The star cast of the movie is Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor and Vilhelm Blomgren. The movie has been released on 3 July 2019 in United States. It is 2 hour and 28 minutes long movie. It has been rated 7.1 out of 10. The story is about a couple who travels to a Sweden for attending a mid summer festival but the happiness slowly turns into sadness and sorrow.
This movie is like another fantasy movie that has elements of thrill. The couple tends to attend this festival to come out of their miseries and end up indulging into another. They are fed with magic mushrooms and that tends to affect their brains and they also get into the fight between two communes in that festival. They also perform some strange things that seem horrible and weird to them. The movie is a delight to watch because of the way it has been portrayed and illustrated. The ratings of the movie suggest that it is really a work to be admired and watched at least once.
The Lie (2018)
This movie has been directed by Veena Sud and written by Veena Sud and Marcus Seibert. The star cast of the movie is Peter Sarsgaard, Mireille Enos and Joey King. The movie has been rated 5.8 out of 10. It was released on 6 October 2020 in United States and on 13 September 2018 in Toronto Film Festival. The movie is about two best friends. One of them was on her way to the school with her father and suddenly sees her friend on the roadside and offers her a ride. The trouble begins here. Both of them make an excuse of a bathroom break and sneak into the woods. Suddenly the other friend is missing and the girl scream and her father comes up.
Later the father of the missing daughter investigates the father and girl and suspects them. He thought that they were involved in some wrong doing. The story unfolds the mystery but it wasn’t a huge mystery, the missing girl just wanted to meet her boyfriend so both the girls planned this. So this is not a typical thriller and the story isn’t that engaging. It is just a onetime watch thriller movies that you can see for entertainment purpose.
So basically this article was an attempt to describe in detail the best thriller movies that one could watch and are rated the best by IMDb. Movies really play a very important role in our lives. We actually cannot imagine our lives and days without movies that have become part of our lives and has impacted so much. Whenever we feel happy, sad or bored we tend to prefer watching a movie because it actually helps in learning great lessons and also delivers important messages very effectively and with a greater impact over the minds of people. There is a mention about each movie and its plot and other important details in this article. Hope it was a fair attempt to put forward the best thriller movies for you all to choose from. Other than this article of best thriller movies, you can also read about the best comedy movies of all time.