When life feels a bit dreary, there’s nothing like a good thriller film to get your heart racing. With a dash of suspense and cliff-hangers, they make you grip your seats and curl your toes. The best thrillers are those that have you pondering long after the end credits have rolled.
We’ve brought together a list of thriller films for you to binge on (if you haven’t already)! Get cosy in your favourite loungewear and ready for some jittery nail-biting moments.
When a husband and wife relocate to a small town, a home invasion changes their lives. It leaves the wife traumatised and makes her suspicious that those around her may not be who they appear. A hunt for the truth laced with spectacular psychological motives, this one is a must-watch. P.S It may just be creepier to know that the premise of this thriller film is grounded in some reality.
2. The Guilty
The Guilty is a crime thriller remake of a 2018 Danish film that stars Jake Gyllenhaal in a genre he doesn’t usually dabble in. He plays the role of an LAPD officer who works at a 911 call centre and handles emergencies. That’s when he gets a call that reports an abduction. What follows is a tense thriller that has a few heart-wrenching moments to watch out for.
3. The Power of the Dog
Starring a stellar ensemble led by Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog tells a tale of love, grief, resentment and more. The psychological drama highlights the nuances of two brothers living on a ranch and their chance encounter with a widow during a cattle drive. The tale grips you and leaves you wondering about the plight of the story, as it slowly but surely unravels.
4. Mullholand Drive
And how about this blast from the past? From the early 2000s, this mystery thriller film sends chills down your spine. A car crash, amnesia, and an aspiring Hollywood actress come together in this film to hunt down some answers. It’s a twisted pathway that deals with what’s real and what isn’t. Watch out for a whirlwind of illusions and a blue box!
This one is for those of you who can bear to stand blood and gore. Set amidst a tourist town, a woman is killed by a shark. The situation poses a risk to the town’s financial assets, and so the Mayor overrules any action from being taken. What follows is a realistic jump-thrill Man vs. Wild film that will keep you at the edge of your seats.