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Top 20 Thriller Movies of All Time(Suspense Movies)

Many thriller movies have broadcast-ed that will change your perspective of life. Every year Hollywood produces an enormous number of thrillers. It doesn’t mean all films are serial killers, life-or-death situations, and kidnappings in them. No matter whatever happens in Hollywood, audiences always want suspense movies that will most likely give goosebumps.

A thriller with an exciting plot must be in an impressionistic way that makes you believe in the impossible. Hollywood always shows eagerness in psychology, and often they are brilliant in their story, direction, and casting. We’ve compiled a list of the must-watch suspense movies of all time.

Here are top 20 thriller movies are listed below

The silence of the lambs

The Silence of the Lambs is a suspense movie with a gripping TV thriller that inspires suspense among its watchers. It won four Oscars, including actor, actress, and director. It is about the attempt of young FBI trainee Clarice Starling a top student whose shrewd analyses of serial killers. She is in her special investigation to pry open the mind of the demented and vicious murderer who kills young women.

Taxi Driver

This classic thriller movie filled with many brilliant actors like Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, and Harvey Keitel. In this movie, DeNiro plays the role of Travis Bickle, who is the protagonist of the 1976 film. Things get intense after Bickle meets Iris teenage prostitute, played by Foster, a 12-year-old girl.

The Machinist

Over 60 pounds, Christian Bale famously dropped in preparation for his starring turn in this film. Bale played Trevor Reznik, a factory worker whose insomnia start affecting his life and his coworker’s lives as well. With the lack of sleep, it is difficult to know what happens in his life. It makes the audience unable to perceive the truth of a situation by the strange events of this film.

Black Swan

This is a thriller movie, Directed by Darren Aronofsky. Psychological horror stars Vincent Cassel, Natalie Portman, Winona Ryder, Mila Kunis, and Barbara Hershey. In the film, White Swan and the Black Swan performed by the dancer. In the story, Nina plays the role of the White Swan. Her jealously and anxiety take intense forms. She starts continued to suffer from horrific hallucinations lead her to self-harm and even murder.

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Shutter Island

In this thriller movie, Leonardo DiCaprio actor plays as a U.S. Marshal Edward Daniels goes into investigating a psychiatric ward on Shutter Island after one of the inmates goes missing. It comes to believe that the island has used as a cover by the chief psychologist executing the institution to perform mind-control experiments.

Gone Girl                                                               

The movie directed by David Fincher. Based on the novel and the film stars are Neil Patrick, Tyler Perry, Ben Affleck, and Rosamund Pike. The story is about missing of Mrs. Pike, and Mr. Affleck returns from his fifth marriage anniversary. As she is the famous children’s book writer and small celebrity. The press and police suspected that she has killed by her husband.

The Joker

Based on one of the most famous DC Comics villains, the film has directed by Todd Philips. In this thriller movie stars, Joaquin Phoenix plays a role as the Joker. In the story, he is a failed stand-up comedian who becomes mad and starts a crime spree by murdering police officers. His crime appears as bold disobedience against citizens of Gotham and the city. Phoenix loves his mother. She tells him a lie that he is the illicit child of Thomas Wayne, Bruce Wayne’s father.


In this movie again stars Joseph Gordon Levitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead roles. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief. The film is about the dangerous art of extraction. Cobb can steal precious mysteries from the subconscious mind. This ability of Cobb’s made him a coveted player in the betrayal world of corporate espionage. It has the best open-ended movie in Hollywood.

Utoya: July 2

July 22 is a Norwegian crime drama film about the 2011 terrorist attack at a Norwegian Labour Party youth camp. It’s not exactly an enjoyable time of rough and noisy play.

The Prestige

The prestige has a psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan. Talented stars like Hugh Jackman as Christian Bale and David Bowie have done eye-candy performance.

There’s a fierce competition between two rival magicians to create perfect magic trick. The prestige is an awarding-winning novel of the same name.

The Third Man

The Third Manan is an atmospheric thriller and one of the undisputed masterpieces of cinema directed by the inimitable Carol Reed and author Graham Greene. The story features an evil, glamorous anti-hero who fakes his own death and travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna. It is Oscar-winning black-and-white photography and accompanied by two excellent documentaries.

Strangers on a Train

A stranger on a Train has a psychological thriller movie released by Warner Bros. on June 30, 1951. Alfred Hitchcock directed it. The film centres on Guy Haine wants to divorce his vulgar wife Miriam to marry the daughter of a US Senator. On a train, Haines meets an intrusive psychopath named Bruno Antony, who tells him about his idea for a murder scheme. Two perfect strangers meet on a journey Bruno suggests he kill Miriam and Haines kill Bruno’s hated father.


Chinatown has a noir produced film directed by Roman Polanski and starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. Mrs Mulwray hires Detective Jake to spy on her husband finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder. It’s one of the best detective movies ever made.

Fatal Attraction

Based on James Dearden, 1980 short film Diversion, Fatal Attraction is a psychological thriller film directed by Adrian Lyne. The plot centres on a married man who has an extra-marital affair with a woman who becomes obsessed with him.

The Game

The Game is a mystery thriller film directed by David Fincher and starring Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, and Deborah Kara Unger. The film tells the story of an affluent investment banker who gets a mysterious birthday gift from his rebellious brother, a live-action game that integrates with his everyday life.

The sixth sense

The sixth sense is a supernatural based psychological thriller film directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Malcolm Crowe, a child psychologist, who tries to help Cole Sear a boy who is able to see and talk to the dead.

Pulp Fiction

It is the time-twisting tale of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife. It is the story of brutality and vindication. The film begins with dinner, moves to Vincent Vega and Marsellus Wallace’s Wife. It again comes to the prologue the dinner table.

LA Confidential

There is a mass murder at the hotel, three detectives from LAPD investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice. In the movie, all the three detectives got caught up in the case and investigated in their own peculiar way.


Vertigo has directed and produced by Alfred Hitchock and a noir-thriller movie. It is a story of a retired police detective hired by Gavin Elster to follow his wife to find out the mystery of her strange behaviour.

The 39 steps

The 39 Steps is a British best thriller movie starring by Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. A man in London tries to help a counter-espionage agent. The former stand accused as the agent killed. He runs to save himself and stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top-secret information.

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