10 Best Thriller Movies Ever

Whether you’re looking for a chilling murder mystery or an action-adventure horror film, check out this list of the 10 best thriller movies ever.

  1. "North By Northwest"- Alfred Hitchcock doesn’t disappoint when it comes to thriller movies; this stand-out film stars Cary Grant as Roger Thornhill, a man who has the bad luck of being mistaken for a spy.
  2. "Double Indemnity"- Directed by Billy Wilder, this thriller features Fred MacMurray as Walter Neff and Barbara Stanwyk as Phyllis Dietrichson, as they live through a dark, troubling journey.
  3. "The Sixth Sense"- Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment hit it big with this 1999 blockbuster hit. From a surprise ending to spooky ghost children, this thriller movie is one you can watch over and over again.
  4. "Rear Window"- Another Alfred Hitchcock film, "Rear Window" is a suspenseful 1954 movie that will send chills up your spine. When the main character witnesses a murder from his apartment window, he tries frantically to put the pieces together.
  5. "Psycho"- Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh star in this 1960 classic Hitchcock film. It has consistently been recognized as the best thriller movie of all time.
  6. "Silence of the Lambs"- Another thriller classic, Silence of the Lambs stars Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster. The film won five Academy Awards: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
  7. "Strangers on a Train"- This 1951 movie is based on Highsmith’s novel another Hitchcock thriller, and the plot thickens when two men, Guy and Bruno, decide to murder each other’s targets. Although Guy doesn’t kill anyone, Bruno frames him. Who gets away free?
  8. "The Conversation"– This 1974 thriller film features Gene Hackman as a surveillance guy who realizes that a couple he is following is going to be killed. He then struggles with his moral obligations, as the couple gets closer and closer to danger.
  9. "Dogville"– This thriller may be long, but Nicole Kidman make a splash in this 2003 hit as a woman who seeks refuge in the small town of "Dogville". Will she continue to trade physical labor for protection from the mobsters, or will life as an indentured servant leave her running from the mountains?
  10. "Raiders of the Lost Ark"- This 1981 Indiana Jones original is one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. It won Academy Awards for Sounds Effects Editing, Art Direction, Film Editing, Sound, and Visual Effects. 
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