15 Enthralling Hollywood thriller movies that will keep you perplexed till the end
ByAmrita Sinha October 27, 2019
A lot of people in this world feel enthralled by thriller movies that keeps them on the edge. Hollywood has blessed the movie maniacs with some classical and out of the box thrillers which have made it big at the box office. The best Hollywood thriller movies are those which have won accolades all over the world for their breathtaking direction and intriguing plots which have kept people in anticipation of what is to come next. The thrill is a way of life and there are some marvellous thriller movies from the records of Hollywood which have personified action, adventure and thrill with immaculate perfection.
So, here we bring you a quick list of the best thriller movies in Hollywood. Going through this list will surely make you want to rewatch these movies right away and will surely incite the thrill in you.
1. Shutter Island (2010)
The movie came in 2010 and it has to be one of the finest works of Hollywood when it comes to thrill. This is one of the best performances of Leonardo DeCaprio and the plot centred round two US Marshalls sent for an unusual investigation is really intriguing. Shutter Island is rated much more superior than Inception for being the state of art work it is. Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DeCaprio have given stunning performances and their power packed performance is in itself one of the best reasons to watch this movie. There are so many fascinating twists and turns in the plot that you would not have an element of boredom for even a minute. It is a must watch by all means!
2. Fight Club (1999)
Haven’t you watched fight club yet? That’s such a waste of life! It’s an impeccable adaptation of one of the finest novels ever. How a normal salesman and an ordinary employ get along a queer bond after fighting it out makes it a plot brimming with thrill. This movie is about some heavyweight counter arguments to the modern day society driven largely by consumerism. As the viewers review it, it is one of the most unique presentations of art ever where more than the characters, it is the actions that make you think a lot. Many would also tell you that this is Norton’s best ever performance!
3. The Prestige (2006)
Isn’t magic one of the most intriguing things ever? This movie is the blast of thrill and it’s about two fellow magicians which later part ways and compete with each other for the sake of their prestige. Interesting, isn’t it? It is a science fiction thriller which gets big on you and subsumes your imagination. For many film maniacs, it is their best Christopher Nolan movies given how it creates a parallel universe with its plot and performances delivered by characters. It seems pretty ordinary towards the beginning but then it just grows on you like magic for this is all about the finest magic tricks.
4. Zodiac (2007)
Thrill gets larger than life when a cartoonist finds himself so much indulged into thinking about a zodiac killer. How he uses his abilities to be more than a cartoonist then to unfurl the identity of the killer is just brilliant. It is indeed the most accurate true crime film! The film is a masterpiece when it comes to being historically accurate and for that what you see is a historic San Francisco. Inputs for this film have even been taken from the witnesses who were with the Zodiac Killer in the 1960s.
5. Strangers On A Train (1951)
Perfect crime does exist! Criminal plots for some reason are very interesting and thrilling. This is a story of two strangers who meet on a train and then team up to perform the perfect crime to solve each other’s problems. Alfred Hitchcock was the mind who plot the idea for this crime based thrill and this movie brings the two strangers together to commit the crime.
6. Gone Girl (2014)
This surely has to be one of the best thriller movies in Hollywood. When Amy goes missing, everyone starts to speculate that on the possibilities of her being killed by her beloved husband. That’s where the thrill begins from! It has to be one of the best suspense thrillers ever and its impressive cast makes it even more interesting and fascinating.
7. The Prisoners (2013)
It’s a tailor-made plot to suit thrillers. This is the story about father when his 6 year old Daughter and her friend go missing.When police takes time to find them, he decides to go on a search himself. It’s about a lot of tension, the stress of what comes next and the hunt for objectives which keep you on the edge of things. The thrill in this movie gets really overboard!
8. The Game (1997)
This thriller revolves around a strange gift. Michael Douglas Plays the role of Banker who receives a weird gift from his brother but the plot takes off when he actually starts to utilise this gift and digs his own grave of troubles.
9. La Confidential (1997)
It’s a crime sequence wherein three different cops undertake to investigate the same murder case with different objectives only to find thrilling and strange results. For anyone obsessed with crime sequences, this is the perfect movie!
10. The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
This suspense movie has 5 Oscars to its name and that speaks for how brilliant a thriller it is. It’s about an FBI trainee who seeks help from a psycho murderer to catch hold of another psycho murderer and then all the thrill that goes around. Phenomenal performance and beautiful background scores make this a worth watch movie for the last 30 years.
11. The Unusual Suspects (1995)
This thriller has made it big at the Oscars and it has all the ingredients of a perfect suspense thriller. This is direction by Bryan Singer.It’s about 5 criminals who are brought together for police line up.These criminals had planned a multi million dollar hiest at the end of day and its upto the police to stop that heist.Kevin Spacy role as a con man make this as a must watch for all.
12. Vertigo (1958)
Vertigo is one of the finest suspense thrillers. It’s a movie about a detective who undertakes the mission on untangling thrilling mysteries.This Detective Scottie suffers from acrophobia(an extreme fear of heights) and hired to interrogate the strange activities of his old friend's wife.This psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock and no doubt is one of its best movie.
13. Cape Fear (1962)
It’s about a man convicted for rape who starts to stalk and bother his lawyer’s family. He holds the lawyer responsible for getting caught and imprisoned and then the chase starts. This movie was directed by Martin Scorsese and a remake of 1962 film of same name.This movie earn positive reviews from critics and received Academy award and Golden Globe nomination for best actor and best supporting actress.
14. Memento (2000)
It’s the story of revenge of a man suffering from short term memory loss. He uses tattoos and pictures to hunt down the killers of his wife as he can't trust anyone without the help of pictures.Christopher Nolan Direction made this movie one of the best cinematic experience.It’s a story of profound love and profound thrill.
15. Rear Window (1954)
When a Wheel chair bound photographer starts to stalk his neighbours with his camera, his life changes forever and he discovers the most unexpected things ever. This Film originally released by paramount pictures and one of the greatest film ever directed by none other than Alfred Hitchcock.
If you have not watched any of these movies, then you should get going right away for you don’t want to miss out on such enthralling thrillers.