Most Popular Thriller Titles


1. Arrival (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.3
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81 Metascore

When 12 mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 125,500 | Gross: $94.13M

2. Nocturnal Animals (2016)

R | 116 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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67 Metascore

A wealthy art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale.

Director: Tom Ford | Stars: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Votes: 44,993 | Gross: $10.43M

3. Split (IX) (2016)

PG-13 | 117 min | Horror, Thriller

7.5
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76 Metascore

After three girls are kidnapped by a man with 24 distinct personalities they must find some of the different personalities that can help them while running away and staying alive from the others.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula

Votes: 1,407

4. Stranger Things (2016– )

TV-14 | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

9.0
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When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.

Stars: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown

Votes: 248,055

5. xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.6
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Xander Cage is left for dead after an incident, though he secretly returns to action for a new, tough assignment with his handler Augustus Gibbons.

Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Kris Wu

Votes: 2,237

6. The Girl on the Train (2016)

R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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48 Metascore

A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux

Votes: 58,649 | Gross: $75.31M

7. Black Mirror (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.9
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A television anthology series that shows the dark side of life and technology.

Stars: Chris Martin Hill, Hannah John-Kamen, Beatrice Robertson-Jones, Paul Blackwell

Votes: 101,199

8. The Walking Dead (2010– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.6
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Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by the walking dead. Fighting the dead, fearing the living.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs

Votes: 671,140

9. Patriots Day (2016)

R | 133 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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69 Metascore

An account of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, J.K. Simmons, John Goodman

Votes: 6,201 | Gross: $14.68M

10. The Accountant (2016)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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51 Metascore

As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.

Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 102,814 | Gross: $86.20M

11. The Night Manager (2016 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The night manager of a Cairo hotel is recruited to infiltrate an arms dealer's inner circle.

Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Elizabeth Debicki, Olivia Colman

Votes: 36,218

12. The Man in the High Castle (2015– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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A glimpse into an alternate history of North America. What life after WWII may have been like if the Nazis had won the war.

Stars: Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank, DJ Qualls

Votes: 40,203

13. Deepwater Horizon (2016)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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68 Metascore

A dramatization of the April 2010 disaster, when the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas M. Griffin, James DuMont

Votes: 53,441 | Gross: $61.28M

14. Supernatural (2005– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.6
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Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters" fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Misha Collins

Votes: 296,697

15. Homeland (2011– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.

Stars: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend, F. Murray Abraham

Votes: 240,859

16. The Bye Bye Man (2017)

PG-13 | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

3.8
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35 Metascore

Three friends stumble upon the horrific origins of the Bye Bye Man, a mysterious figure they discover is the root cause of the evil behind man's most unspeakable acts.

Director: Stacy Title | Stars: Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Michael Trucco

Votes: 1,184 | Gross: $15.20M

17. Alien: Covenant (2017)

Sci-Fi, Thriller | Post-production

The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, James Franco, Noomi Rapace

18. It (2017)

Drama, Horror, Thriller | Post-production

In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.

Director: Andrés Muschietti | Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jaeden Lieberher

19. Elle (I) (2016)

R | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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89 Metascore

A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling

Votes: 15,955

20. The Great Wall (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.3
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48 Metascore

When a mercenary warrior (Matt Damon) is imprisoned within the Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of the world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts ... See full summary »

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 7,002

21. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.5
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A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

Votes: 938,940

22. Inferno (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.2
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42 Metascore

When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan, Ben Foster

Votes: 64,823 | Gross: $34.26M

23. The Vampire Diaries (2009– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.8
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A teenage girl is torn between two vampire brothers.

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham

Votes: 227,401

24. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

R | 106 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

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Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, ... See full summary »

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Ruby Rose, Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Iain Glen

Votes: 924

25. The Blacklist (2013– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A new FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen, has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Raymond Reddington, who has eluded capture for decades, turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her.

Stars: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold

Votes: 117,278

26. American Horror Story (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel and a sinister farmhouse.

Stars: Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 206,272

27. Criminal Minds (2005– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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The cases of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

Stars: Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore

Votes: 114,607

28. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.5
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The missions of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.

Stars: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Iain De Caestecker

Votes: 148,721

29. Coin Heist (2017)

TV-PG | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Family

4.8
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United by dire circumstances, four unlikely allies from a Philadelphia prep school - the hacker, the slacker, the athlete, and the perfect student - band together to attempt the impossible: steal from the U.S. Mint.

Director: Emily Hagins | Stars: Blanche Baker, Peter Benson, Olivia Birkelund, Mark Blum

Votes: 730

30. Sense8 (2015– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.4
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A group of people around the world are suddenly linked mentally, and must find a way to survive being hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world's order.

Stars: Terrence Mann, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai

Votes: 74,474

31. The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)

R | 111 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.9
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69 Metascore

A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.

Director: Colm McCarthy | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Anamaria Marinca, Dominique Tipper

Votes: 7,487

32. NCIS (2003– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington DC Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

Stars: Mark Harmon, David McCallum, Pauley Perrette, Michael Weatherly

Votes: 90,191

33. Gotham (2014– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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The story behind Detective James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival.

Stars: Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donal Logue, Camren Bicondova

Votes: 146,770

34. Teen Wolf (2011– )

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A somewhat awkward teen is attacked by a werewolf and inherits the curse himself, as well as the enemies that come with it.

Stars: Tyler Posey, Holland Roden, Dylan O'Brien, Linden Ashby

Votes: 94,737

35. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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76 Metascore

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Director: Dan Trachtenberg | Stars: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffin

Votes: 168,489 | Gross: $71.90M

36. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

Votes: 54,940

37. Prison Break (2005–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside.

Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper

Votes: 348,304

38. Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Post-production

Plot is unknown.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, John Goodman, Laura Haddock

39. Mr. Robot (2015– )

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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Follows Elliot, a young programmer working as a cyber-security engineer by day, and a vigilante hacker by night.

Stars: Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin

Votes: 202,431

40. Blindspot (2015– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Jane Doe is found in Times Square with no memory and mysterious tattoos on her body.

Stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza

Votes: 41,658

41. Designated Survivor (2016– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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A low-level Cabinet member becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci

Votes: 19,101

42. Allied (2016)

R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.2
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60 Metascore

In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Vincent Ebrahim

Votes: 23,616 | Gross: $39.80M

43. Fargo (2014– )

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.0
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Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, ND.

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks

Votes: 188,988

44. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.2
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47 Metascore

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge, Robert Knepper

Votes: 33,769 | Gross: $58.40M

45. Snowden (2016)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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58 Metascore

The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto

Votes: 54,270 | Gross: $21.48M

46. Pretty Little Liars (2010– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while unraveling the mystery of the murder of their best friend.

Stars: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell

Votes: 120,923

47. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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A man in his early 30s struggles to find a balance in his life between being a new dad and his involvement in a motorcycle club.

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Kim Coates

Votes: 190,500

48. Jason Bourne (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Thriller

6.7
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58 Metascore

The CIA's most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 129,630 | Gross: $162.16M

49. The Hateful Eight (2015)

R | 187 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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68 Metascore

In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins

Votes: 316,278 | Gross: $54.12M

50. The Fate of the Furious (2017)

Action, Crime, Thriller | Post-production

When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Charlize Theron, Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Elsa Pataky