Movies in the Thriller genre

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What Happened to Monday

Few things are more depressing in moviedom than films that squander a great premise. Such is the case with What Happened to Monday, a sci-fi thriller than all-but-abandons its deep philosophical underpinning in order to pursue a straightforward...

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 2017-08-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Director: Tommy Wirkola
Cast: Noomi Rapace, Marwan Kenzari, Willem Dafoe, ...
Where the Crawdads Sing

The screen adaptation of Delia Owens’ Where the Crawdads Sing, written by Lucy Alibar and directed by Olivia Newman, comes with a built-in audience – the novel has (to date) sold 12 million copies and, if only a fraction of those readers pays ...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-09-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Violence, Sexual Assault)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Olivia Newman
Cast: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, ...
Where the Truth Lies

Welcome to the lurid world of Atom Egoyan, B-grade schlock filmmaker. Until seeing Where the Truth Lies, I never would have considered applying this title to Egoyan, the eclectic filmmaker of some of the '90s most compelling features (Exotica and T...

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2005-10-14
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Sexual Situations, Nudity, Violence, Profanity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Atom Egoyan
Cast: Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Alison Lohman, ...
White Boy Rick

In trying to do too much, White Boy Rick accomplishes too little. During the course of less than two hours, it seeks to be a character drama, a true-life crime saga, and a socially conscious commentary about the disproportionately long sentenc...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2018-09-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Yann Demange
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Bel Powley, ...
White House Down

White House Down is what it's advertised to be: a Roland Emmerich Film. Those familiar with the director's work won't be surprised by anything in the movie. It follows the Emmerich template: a spectacle-tinged, compelling setup; a dumb, disappointi...

Run Time: 2:11
U.S. Release Date: 2013-06-28
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, ...
White Man's Burden

Black is white and white is black. It's a clever gimmick, but, ultimately, as depicted in White Man's Burden, that's all it is. Once the premise is set, writer/director Desmond Nakano doesn't know what to do with it. Added to that is the conside...

Run Time: 1:29
U.S. Release Date: 1995-12-01
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Violence)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Desmond Nakano
Cast: John Travolta, Harry Belafonte, Kelly Lynch, ...
Widows

Harry Rawlings (Liam Neeson) is a career criminal – a thief so meticulous that he has operated for thirty years without being caught. He plans each job ahead, writing all the details in a notebook, and leaves nothing to chance. But fate catc...

Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Steve McQueen
Cast: Viola Davis, Daniel Kaluuya, Brian Tyree Henry, ...
Wind River

Anyone who has seen either Sicario or Hell or High Water, the two previous scripts credited to writer/director Taylor Sheridan, should have a good idea what to expect tonally from Wind River. Sheridan doesn’t write happy, escapist fantasies...

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2017-08-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Taylor Sheridan
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Gil Birmingham, ...
Winter's Bone

Winter's Bone offers a case study in the essential philosophical differences between independent motion picture thrillers and Hollywood/mainstream ones. The third feature from director Debra Granik and winner of two awards at the 2010 Sundance Fil...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2010-06-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Debra Granik
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Kevin Brezahan, ...
Without Remorse

Technically, the full title of Without Remorse is Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse. However, any similarities between the film version (credited to Taylor Sheridan and Will Staples) and Clancy’s novel are seemingly coincidental. This is a comp...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2021-04-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Stefano Sollima
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Jodie Turner-Smith, Jamie Bell, ...