Best Thriller Movies List

Psycho (1960)

Aggregate Rating: 282 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 97 | Earnings: $32.00M

A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.


No Country for Old Men (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 272 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 91 | Earnings: $74.27M

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.


Blade Runner (1982)

Aggregate Rating: 271 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 89 | Earnings: $27.00M

A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.


The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Aggregate Rating: 270 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 84 | Earnings: $130.73M

A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.


The Departed (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 270 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $132.37M

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.


The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 262 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 78 | Earnings: $448.13M

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.


Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Aggregate Rating: 261 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 78 | Earnings: $2.81M

After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.


Fargo (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 260 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $25.88M

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.


Die Hard (1988)

Aggregate Rating: 252 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $81.35M

John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.


Memento (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 251 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 80 | Earnings: $25.53M

A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle.


Gravity (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 245 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 96 | Earnings: $274.08M

Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident which leaves them alone in space.


The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 245 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $227.14M

Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless CIA official and his agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.


Joker (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 244 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 59 | Earnings: $335.45M

In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.


Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Aggregate Rating: 242 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 75 | Earnings: $204.84M

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her ten year old son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg.


Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 238 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 83 | Earnings: $66.21M

The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.


The Revenant (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 232 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $183.64M

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.


Parasite (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 230 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 96 | Earnings: $53.37M

A poor family, the Kims, con their way into becoming the servants of a rich family, the Parks. But their easy life gets complicated when their deception is threatened with exposure.


Jaws (1975)

Aggregate Rating: 227 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $260.00M

A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down.


V for Vendetta (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 225 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 62 | Earnings: $70.50M

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.


Halloween (1978)

Aggregate Rating: 224 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 78 | Earnings: $47.00M

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.



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