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12 Monkeys
(1995) (R)

A convict named James Cole (Bruce Willis), is send back in time to find information on a deadly virus that is responsible for almost decimating the entire human race. But he is mistakenly sent to 1990 and appearing insane to everybody, he is placed in a mental institution. Now Cole has to find a way to escape and find the group responsible for releasing the deadly virus. Madeleine Stowe and Brad Pitt.

Best Thriller Movies of all Time Good Movies to Watch 12 Monkeys, Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Jon Seda



2010
(1984) (PG)

Sequel to 2001: A Space Osyssey. An American-Soviet expedition is dispatched to the coordinates of the Discovery vessel to investigate what happened aboard the ship. On the verge of nuclear war, the crew must investigate the origins of a strange black monolith on Jupiter. Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban, Keir Dullea, Elya Baskin, Dana Elcar, Mary Jo Deschanel.

Best Thriller Movies of All Time, 1984 2010: The Year We Made Contact, Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban, Keir Dullea, Elya Baskin, Dana Elcar, Mary Jo Deschanel



A Lonely Place to Die
(2011) (R)

Five climbers in the mountains of Scotland are shocked to find a little girl in a hole in the ground and set her free. Unknowingly, they have crossed a dangerous line. Now their lives are in mortal danger. Melissa George, Ed Speleers and Eamonn Walker.

Best Thriller Movies of all time, 2011 Psychological Thriller Movies A Lonely Place to Die, Alec Newman, Ed Speleers, Melissa George



A Perfect Getaway
(2009) (R)

Cliff Anderson (Steve Zahn) and Cydney Cydney Anderson (Milla Jovovich), are a couple enjoying their honeymoon in Hawaii when they meet army guy Nick (Timothy Olyphant), who helps them navigate the very difficult terrain. On the trail, they run into a group who informs them of reports about a honeymooning couple that has been found murdered on one of the other islands and that the suspects in the killings are a young white couple. Later, Cliff and Cydney meet Nick's wild girlfriend, Gina (Kiele Sanchez) and tensions begin to rise. As they continue on their path together suspicion begins to grow amongst them... Are they the killer couple?

Best Thriller Movies of all time, 2009 A Perfect Getaway, Milla Jovovich, Steve Zahn, Timothy Olyphant



Act of Valor
(2012) (R)

This action thriller is based on true events. A team of Navy SEALS go on a mission to rescue a kidnapped agent but when they inadventedly discover a national threat they must embark on an unexpected action packed mission to save us all.

Best Thriller Movies 2012 Act of Valor, Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sanchez, Nestor Serrano



Alien
(1979) (R)

This horror thriller follows the crew of a mining spaceship investigating a suspected SOS signal. When they descends on a distant planet, the crew finds an empty and weathered spaceship with something strange in the lower chamber that will threaten their existence and change them forever. Sigourney Weaver and Tom Skerritt.

Best Action Thriller Movies of all time, 1979 Alien, Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto



Aliens
(1986) (R)

Ripley has survived the encounter with the aliens and successfully returned to Earth. But finds that nobody believed her account of what happened. Until, years later when colonists go missing and a team is assemble to travel to the planet and investigate. Ripley is enlisted as part of the team. When she arrives her nightmare begins. Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein and William Hope.

Best Thriller Movies of All Time, 1986 Aliens, Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein, William Hope



American Psycho
(2000) (NC-17)

Patrick Bateman, a young and wealthy New York investment banking executive has a double life. By day he works on Wall Street and by night he’s a psychopathic serial killer who enjoys cutting women. Christian Bale, Justin Theroux and Josh Lucas.

Best Thriller Movies of all time, American Psycho, Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage, Chloë Sevigny, Reese Witherspoon, Samantha Mathis, Matt Ross, Jared Leto



Angel Heart
(1987) (R)

Harry is a down on his luck private investigator who is hired by a mysterious man to find a man who has not paid a debt. The more Angel uncover, the more bizarre things get and things may not be what they appear to be. Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet.

Best Thriller Movies to Watch 1987 Angel Heart Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet



Argo
(2012) (R)

Based on true events. Iranian mercenaries invade the American embassy. Some Americans are able to escape and must make the dangerous and amazing journey to exit the country alive. Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman.

Best Thriller Movies of all time, 2012 Argo Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman



Arlington Road
(1999) (R)

A college professor looses his FBI agent wife in a covert operation. Now he's just beginning to adjust to his new life. He becomes friends with the new neighbors and their kids are playing together. Life continues and he also has begun to date. But as he gets closer to his neighbors something seems amiss when they don't allow the professor to see certain parts of their house and he believes he has caught them lying. Is the professor paranoid or are his neighbors really terrorists? Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack.

Best Thriller Movies to Watch 1999 Arlington Road Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack



Backdraft
(1991) (R)

A new firefighter hopes to earn the respect of his older brother and the rest of the firemen by working together to investigate a rash of murders by a crazed arsonist. Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Donald Sutherland, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rebecca De Mornay, Scott Glenn.

Best Action Thriller Movies to Watch Ron Howard 1991 Backdraft Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Donald Sutherland, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rebecca De Mornay, Scott Glenn



Basic Instinct
(1992) (R)

Johnny Boz, a former rock star, has been murder during sex. Detective Nick Curran is assigned to the case and he suspects that Johnny’s girlfriend Catherine Tremell, a very seductive crime novelist, committed the crime but cannot find any evidence. He then engages in lust filled mind games with Catherine but as he gets closer to her, the corpses pile up and conflicting evidence turns up. Now Nick needs to rethink his suspicions and catch the real killer. Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone and George Dzundza.

Best Thriller Movies 1992  Basic Instinct, Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Denis Arndt, Leilani Sarelle, Wayne Knight



Battle Los Angeles
(2011) (PG-13)

After a strange meteor shower around the world, a retired marine staff Sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) is called back into the line of duty. Soon the platoon realizes their fighting an invasion led by technically advance aliens and it’s going to take more than weapons to defeat them. Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Jim Parrack and Bridget Moynahan.

Best Thriller Movies to Watch 2011 Battle Los Angeles, Nia Peeples, Kel Mitchell, Dylan Vox



Battleship
(2012) (PG-13)

Something is hiding in the deep and dark ocean. Something that soon will threaten Earth. Now a fleet of ships is the only hope for our planet. Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker and Liam Neeson.

Best Thriller Movies 2012 Battleship, Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna



Blade Runner
(1982) (R)

In the smog-filled Los Angeles of 2019, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a Blade Runner who specializes in terminating "replicants" - human clones used for slavery in other planets with fixed life spans, is called out of retirement to track down some of them that escaped to Earth seeking their creator and a way to extend their short life.

Best Thriller Movies 1982 Blade Runner, Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah, Brion James, Joanna Cassidy, James Hong



Blood Diamond
(2006) (R)

This action thriller follows ex-mercenary Danny Archer (Leonardo Di Caprio) and fisherman Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou) who are about to learn that Sierra Leone contains a polarizing combination of harsh reality and hope. Hope comes in the form of a rare pink diamond that Vandy attempts to bury after he was ripped away from his wife, daughters and only son by rebels who force the peaceful man into laboring for diamonds. A series of events finds Vandy wasting away in an African jail where Archer, aware of the man’s diamond heist, strikes a life-changing deal: the diamond for Vandy’s family. Surviving a trek through rebel country transforms this deal into a deeper bond placing Vandy in the position of recovering all that was lost and Archer in a position of losing everything. Jennifer Connelly, Stephen Collins, and Arnold Vosloo.

Best Thriller Movies to Watch 2006 Blood Diamond, Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly



Blood Simple
(1984) (R)

A man suspects his wife is cheating with a bartender. He hires a private detective to get evidence of the affair and kill her and the man she's cheating with. But things are not always as they seem. John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh.

Best Thriller Movies to Watch 1984 Blood Simple John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya



Blow Out
(1981) (R)

Jack, a movie sound technician has inadvertently recorded a car accident where the governor dies. Jack begins to sense that something is not right and now he’s life is in danger. John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz, John McMartin, J. Patrick McNamara.

Best Thriller Movies, 1981 Blow Out, John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz, John McMartin, J. Patrick McNamara



Blue Velvet
(1986) (R)

In this psychological and erotic thriller, Jeffrey returns to his hometown and finds a severed human ear in a field. His curiosity will lead him to a murder mystery in a very dark world. Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern.

Best Thriller Movies to Watch David Lynch 1986 Blue Velvet Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern


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