There are a lot of movies available on Netflix, but a good thriller is the best when you need a true distraction. The following list of the best movies of all time includes a few classic thrillers to keep the thrills coming.
Scorsese, stop with your mind games! Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio star in this psychological thriller about two agents who visit an insane asylum on an abandoned island in order to uncover the truth about a mysterious murderer. As the genre suggests, nothing is quite as it seems, and the story becomes darker the longer the two agents remain on the island.
The Woman in the Window
Terribly awful? Messy? Yes. All of those things are true. However, The Woman in the Window is also a psychological thriller that is so over the top and campy that it is impossible to stop watching. As you try to decide whether Amy Adams is a credible witness, it’s intoxicating to watch her navigate the fallout after witnessing a murder.
The late 90s was the peak time for thriller content and Double Jeopardy was considered its best. With Ashley Judd and Tommy Lee Jones, it is a movie about a woman who gets accused of her husband’s murder. After serving her time in prison, she unravels the truth that her husband is still alive. Will the law put her behind bars if she kills her husband again?!
Jessica Chastin is an assassin. When a mission goes sideways, she decided to blend into the normal world and live a life. However, it looks like having a family is more complicated than killing people.
Drawing its inspiration from the classic noir-thrillers, this 2014 movie is truly an under-appreciated gem. Jake Gyllenhaal starts off as a small-time criminal but eventually becomes part of a job that wants him to shoot gruesome accidents and crime scenes for a LA TV station. The movie is directed by Dan Gilroy and is still considered by many as a twisted tale of consumerism and unethical journalism.
Adam Sandler in a suspense thriller!! Yes, you heard it right. The comedian-actor gave us one of the most terrifying thrillers- Uncut Gems. Howard Ratner is a jeweler who makes a huge bet to overcome his bad financial situation and get his life back in line. However, it goes out of control.
Getting shipwrecked and stranded on an island is a great plot for a suspense thriller, right?! At first, Sweetheart can feel just like that. However, the woman stranded finds out that she is not alone on that island. What started as a desperate attempt to survive has suddenly become a death trap for her.
Get ready for the heist movie like that you have never seen before. Based on true events, this Thai movie is about a group of highly talented young students who decided to pull off one of the biggest college entrance exam scams ever. The movie is critically acclaimed and also has a 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Hateful Eight
When it comes to suspense thrillers, no one could still beat the style of Agatha Christie, the beloved mystery writer. Add that to a Tarantino movie and you have The Hateful Eight. Set in the American West just after the Civil War, the movie is a wild pack of a stellar cast including Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Bruce Dern. This is one suspense thriller that is not going to end well.
If you are looking for some good thrills then this one is absolute perfection. The Netflix original film is packed with some unnerving and wild twists and turns. The emotions, intensity, and hardcore visual elements are nothing short of perfection in this one-of-a-kind thriller.
Even though the movie is directed by the same mastermind behind Doctor Sleep and The Haunting of Hill House, Director Mike Flanagan’s suspense thriller is not a clear-cut horror movie. Yes, there are many genre traits, the movie has a strong psychological horror backbone.