Finding the best Thrillers movies of Hollywood is a difficult task as it is a broad genre that consists of different genres within it. Thriller movies include a wide range of genres like crime, investigation, horror, black/ dark comedy, and psychological drama within it.

Good thriller movies are difficult to pull off as the movies of the genre must be suspenseful, intense, gripping, and sometimes shocking. Good Thriller movies generally evoke excitement and suspense in theaudience where the effects of final climax and revelation stay with them long after the movie ends as an everlasting experience.

Here we have compiled a list of modern and best thriller movies Hollywood has to offer that is still relevant and holds up to the modern movie standards. With each being different from the other we have made sure to gather a diverse collection of movies each packed with suspense taking you to the edge of the seat.


Ex Machina is the science fiction thriller film written and directed by Alex Garland. This 2014 movie follows a young programmer who is selected and invited to experience a secretive and ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by his CEO. The programmer is tasked with the job of administering the Turing test to highly advanced humanoid A.I.

The Turing test is the test to determine the machine's ability to exhibit intelligent behavior equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human. With the task at hand, the Programmer Caleb Smith played by Domhnall Gleeson must determine if the Ava the Humanoid played by Alicia Vikander is capable of thought and consciousness despite knowing she is artificial.

This is one of the best thriller movies with a sci-fi touch where the line between man and machine becomes unclear.
RATING 8.3/10


No country for old men is a crime thriller adapted from 2005 Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name. This 2007 masterpiece is written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, known as the Coen brothers. The story follows a hunter and Texas welder who finds two million dollars in a violent drug exchange that killed everyone. Chaos ensues when a psychopathic killer leaves a trail of blood to find the money around the 1980’s Texas desert landscape.

The movie is a cat and mouse chase that leads to mayhem and violence all along the way throughout the movie. The movie explores greed, fate, and human nature when presented with a situation where each decision you make can lead to a life and death situation. The movie has won four Oscars in the 80th Academy awards including the best picture.

This is one of the best Hollywood crime thriller movies as you are always on the edge of the seats trying to figure out what will happen next.
RATING 8.1/10

GONE GIRL (2014)

Gone girl is Mystery thriller film adapted from the 2012 Gillian Flynn novel of the same title. This 2014 thriller is directed by David Fincher with a screenplay by Gillian Flynn starring Ben Affleck, and Rosamund Pike in lead roles. The story follows the Nick Dunne played by Ben Affleck becomes the prime suspect when wife Amy played by Rosamund Pike suddenly disappears without any clue.

This David Fincher thriller explores relationship and trust while uncovering lies, strange behavior, and how media frenzy affects the truth with everyone asking the same dark question of what the mystery behind the disappearance. This is one of the best mystery thriller movies with a straight forward story where the audiences don’t have to do research and find the explanation to the movie.
RATING 8.2/10

MEMENTO (2000)

Momento is the mystery thriller film based on Jonathan Nolan's short story ‘Memento Mori’. This 2000 movie was written and directed by Christopher Nolan that follows Guy Pearce a man suffering from anterograde amnesia. As a result, he cannot form new memories and has memory loss every fifteen minutes.

The movie follows Guy Pearce trying to find the people who are responsible for his condition and killed his wife, with the help of Polaroid photographs and tattoos to keep track of the information. With a nonlinear narrative structure, this is the movie that brought Christopher Nolan to the forefront of the film industry.

The movie is presented in a different style with black and white scenes and colored scenes stitched together. With black and white being the current sequence of events and colored sequences are shown in the reverse order where the truth is revealed in the final scene.

One of the unique and best Hollywood thrillers ever made where only the last scene reveals the truth behind his life.
RATING 8.3/10


Predestination is a Sci-fi thriller based on the 1959 Robert A. Heinlein short story "All You Zombies". This 2014 thriller stars Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, and is written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. The story follows an agent on his final mission to capture a criminal who has always been a step ahead from him throughout time.

The movie is a cat and mouse chase with time travel that explores the effects of time travel in a mind-bending, surprising as well a unique way. The time-traveling agent on a pursuit to disarm a bomb gets his face burnt only to be helped by someone who transports him to the future. The movie is a tale of fate, love, and the dos and don’ts of time travel.

Predestination is one of the best thriller movies that are intriguing, mind-bending, and suspenseful until the very end.
RATING 8.1/10


Inception is an Action Thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan. This 2010 science fiction movie tells the story of an international fugitive skilled in a prohibited method of dream invasion. He is offered one last job that could give him his life back with his family and a chance at redemption.

Skilled in the art of extraction of secrets deep within the subconscious the thief must pull off a new mission that is not to steal an idea but to plant one. The movie won four Academy Awards that has a star-studded cast where each of them becomes a part of a more complex and multi-layered story.

Inception is one of the best Action thriller movies of the 21st century and a must-watch for all movie enthusiasts.


The Sixth Sense is a supernatural thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The story follows Malcolm Crowe played by Bruce Willis and a boy who can see the dead. Willis is an award-winning child psychologist who takes on the task of helping the young boy who could be suffering from the same disease as that of his ex-patient.

Willis determined to help the boy as he is the only hope and doesn’t want the kid to end up like his Ex patient who killed himself after shooting Willis. Shyamalan is known for his surprise endings and this established him as a writer and director to the public and this is expected from all his movies. The movie was the second highest-grossing movie of the year and was nominated for six Academy Awards.

One of the best thriller movies Hollywood has to offer and the best supernatural thriller of the last generation.
RATING 8.1/10

SEVEN (1995)

Seven is a psychological crime thriller written by Andrew Kevin Walker. This 1995 film directed by David Fincher stars Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman as two detectives working together. The story follows the detective in search of the serial killers whose murders are inspired by the biblical descriptions of seven deadly sins.

Detective David Mills played by Brad Pitt along with a soon to be retiring William Somerset played by Morgan Freeman must track down on the serial killer before its too late. With each killing representing a deadly sin, the movie doesn’t hold back on the violence and gives a brooding, dark, and brutal theme throughout the movie.

This is one of the best thriller movies with elements of crime and investigation that makes the audience flinch with each murder.
RATING 8.5/10

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