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The Bourne Ultimatum
(2007) (PG-13)

Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) comes out of hiding when he contacts a British reporter (Paddy Considine) doing research on secret operations. While meeting with the reporter, Bourne notices they are being watched. Now Bourne must run and outwit The Company’s best efforts to eliminate him while trying to discover the mystery of his true identity. Julia Stiles, Scott Glenn, and Albert Finney.

Best Thriller Movies, 2007 The Bourne Ultimatum, Matt Damon, Édgar Ramírez, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles, Scott Glenn,Paddy Considine, Joan Allen

The Butterfly Effect
(2004) (R)

Evan, a little boy, life is pretty strange, he has blackouts and right after he finds himself somewhere else. He kept a journal to keep track of all his blackouts. As a man, he hardly has any blackouts until one day he finds his old journal and life will never be the same again. Ashton Kutcher, Melora Walters, Amy Smart and William Lee Scott.

Best Thriller Movies List,  2004 Butterfly Effect, Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Melora Walters

The Call
(2013) (R)

Jordan is having a typical day as a 911 operator but when a call comes in from a girl who's being kidnapped, memories and emotions of a failed rescue come to mind. But Jordan is determined that this time will be different, this time she will save the girl. Halle Berry, Evie Thompson, Abigail Breslin, Michael Eklund, Evie Thompson.

Best Thriller Movies of All Time 2013 The Call, Halle Berry, Evie Thompson, Abigail Breslin, Michael Eklund, Evie Thompson

The Cell
(2000) (R)

Child psychologist Catherine Deane (Jennifer Lopez), an expert in an experimental virtual reality treatment for coma patients, is asked by the FBI to assist with getting into the mind of a dangerous comatose serial killer who slowly drowns his victims. Now Catherine is in a race against time to enter the mind of the psychopath killer and get the location of his last victim before it is too late.

Best Thriller Movies, 2000 The Cell, Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio, Colton James, Dylan Baker, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Vincent D'Onofrio, Vince Vaughn, Jake Weber

The Crow
(1994) (R)

Eric Draven, a musician, is brought back to life by a crow to avenge his brutal murder and that of his fiancé. Draven is guided by the mysterious crow and the criminals responsible for his death will soon learn the vengeance of the crow. Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott, Rochelle Davis.

Best Thriller Movies to Watch, 1994 The Crow, Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott, Rochelle Davis

The Dark Knight
(2008) (PG-13)

In this action-thriller, Batman is raises the stakes in his fight against crime. Soon he finds a new foe an insane criminal mastermind called the Joker. Now Batman must put the Joker where he belongs before his plans are realized.

Best Thriller Movies List, 2008 The Dark Knight, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Eric Roberts

The Dark Knight Rises
(2012) (PG-13)

The Dark Knight is in hiding after the events that transcribed eight years ago but a new terrorist has emerged threatening to destroy Batman's beloved Gotham. He must come back to defend the city that has labelled him a criminal. Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway Gary Oldman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Best Thriller Movies, 2012 Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine

The Day After Tomorrow
(2004) (PG-13)

When strange and bizarre weather events occur all over the world, it is obvious to humanity that the Earth is entering an ice age. As the world is bombarded with a massive storm, inhospitable and sudden freezing temperatures, a giant wave hits New York with sudden freezing temperatures impossible to survive. Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum and Sela Ward.

Best Thriller Movies of All Time, 2004 The Day After Tomorrow, Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Sela Ward, Jay O. Sanders, Kenneth Welsh

The Debt
(2011) (R)

This espionage thriller follows retired Mossad secret agent Rachel (Helen Mirren) who is called upon when a dangerous Nazi fugitive, thought to have been caught 30 years earlier, is sighted in the Ukraine. Tom Wilkinson, Ciarán Hinds, Sam Worthington, Jesper Christensen, Jessica Chastain and Marton Csokas.

Top Thriller Movies, 2011 The Debt, Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson, Ciarán Hinds, Sam Worthington

The Departed
(2006) (R)

This Martin Scorsese thriller follows two recent graduated officers that go on to follow opposite sides. Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by mob chief Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson). The protégée of Costello, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), a hardened young criminal, is promoted to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Now they are both on a race to discover the identity of other before being exposed.

Best Thriller Movies of All Time, 2006 The Departed, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Vera Farmiga, Alec Baldwin, Robert Wahlberg

The Devil's Advocate
(1997) (R)

Up and coming attorney Kevin Lomax has just been recruited by one of the most prestigious law firms in Manhattan. Lomax is excited about his move in the world until strange things begin to happen and his boss begins to exhibit devilish behaviour. Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron.

Best Thriller Movies to Watch, 1997 The Devil's Advocate, Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones, Craig T. Nelson, Chris Bauer

The Double
(2011) (PG-13)

A senator just has been murdered and all clues point to a Russian assassin believed to be dead. Now a retired CIA agent responsible for the death of the Russian assassin has to partner with a rookie agent to track the elusive killer. But as they get closer to the assassin life will forever change for both agents. Richard Gere, Martin Sheen, Stephen Moyer, and Topher Grace.

Best Thriller Movies to Watch, 2011 The Double, Richard Gere, Topher Grace, Martin Sheen

The Entitled
(2011) (R)

Desperate to have a decent life, Dynan and his friends decide to kidnap the children of three wealthy men for ransom. Things don’t go as planned when the personalities of his friends and greed come into play turning he’s once perfect plan into a bloody nightmare. Ray Liotta, Victor Garber, Stephen McHattie, Laura Vandervoort, Stephen McHattie and Kevin Zegers.

Best Action Thriller Movies to Watch, 2011 The Entitled, Kevin Zegers, Ray Liotta, Laura Vandervoort, Victor Garber

The Expendables
(2010) (R)

A tight knit group of tough as nails mercenaries take a job that sends them to South American to assassinate a dictator. When the group arrives they meet Sandra, a local rebel, and realize that they were not told the whole story. The guys are ready to escape the island when Sandra gets captured. Now they must decide if they should sacrifice their lives to save hers. Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews, Giselle Itié and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Best Action Thriller Movies to Watch, 2010 The Expendables, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Eric Roberts, Randy Couture, Mickey Rourke

The Expendables 2
(2012) (R)

The team is hired for a job in Russia but when one of their own is murdered revenge takes them to an unexpected enemy. Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis, Liam Hemsworth, Terry Crews and Randy Couture.

Best Thriller Movies, 2012 The Expendables 2, Sylvester Stallone, Liam Hemsworth, Randy Couture, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Chuck Norris, Dolph Lundgren, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terry Crews

The Experiment
(2010) (R)

Based on true events. In 1971 a two week experiment is carried out with volunteers posing as guards and prisoners in a makeshift prison build in a research lab. Before long, tensions will rise and the volunteers behavior will change from make believe to reality. Adrien Brody, Cam Gigandet, Forest Whitaker.

Best Thriller Movies to Watch, 2010 The Experiment, Moritz Bleibtreu, Christian Berkel, Oliver Stokowski

The Fast and the Furious
(2001) (PG-13)

A cop is assigned to go undercover to convict a Toretto, street racer suspected of a string of robberies in the area. But when he begins to fall for Toretto's sister, his loyalty will be put to the test. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez.

Best Thriller Movies to Watch, 2001 The Fast and The Furious, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Ted Levine

The Fugitive
(1993) (PG-13)

Dr. Richard Kimble, a prominent surgeon, has been framed for his wife's brutal murder. He has been sentenced to death but manages to escape. Kimble must find the people responsible for his wife's death before the authorities catch up to him. Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward.

Best Thriller Movies to Watch, 1993 The Fugitive,Julianne Moore,  Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Joe Pantoliano

The Game
(1997) (R)

Nicholas, a wealthy banker, leads a very lonely and boring life. On his 48th birthday, his estranged brother who leads a very colorful lifestyle, resurfaces with a very interesting gift that will change Nicholas looks at life forever. Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn.

Best Thriller Movies to Watch, 1997 The Game, Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn, James Rebhorn, Anna Katarina, Armin Mueller-Stahl

The Ghost Writer
(2010) (PG-13)

A talented ghost-writer gets the job of a lifetime to write the biography of a former English prime minister but what he discovers has dangerous ramifications. Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams, James Belushi, Jon Bernthal, Timothy Hutton, and Kim Cattrall.

Best Thriller Movies, 2010 The Ghost Writer, Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams, Jon Bernthal, James Belushi, Timothy Hutton, Kim Cattrall, Olivia Williams

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