Movies in the Thriller genre

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Wrath of Man

After scoring big with his live-action adaptation of Aladdin for Disney, Guy Ritchie returns to more familiar territory with Wrath of Man, an English-language remake of the 2004 French revenge thriller, Le Convoyeur. Accompanying him on this b...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2021-05-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Jason Statham, Holt McCallany, Rocci Williams, ...
xXx: Return of Xander Cage

When the original xXx was released 15 years ago, it was designed as one of several potential franchise properties for a new hot-shot action star named Vin Diesel. In its August 2002 run, the film did respectably at the box office but fell short of th...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2017-01-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: D.J. Caruso
Cast: Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, ...
Yardie

For his directorial debut, Idris Elba has elected to work in a genre he’s comfortable with – the crime thriller. The actor-turned-director is not, however, content merely to regurgitate bits and pieces of productions in which he has appear...

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2019-03-15
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Idris Elba
Cast: Aml Ameen, Sheldon Shepherd, Shantol Jackson, ...
You Only Live Twice

Forever remembered as the "Japanese Bond", You Only Live Twice takes 007 to the Far East for his fifth screen adventure, Sean Connery's final consecutive appearance as the top British agent (the actor returned to the role twice more: 1971's D...

Run Time: 1:56
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Cast: Sean Connery, Donald Pleasence, Akiko Wakabayashi, ...
Z

It’s rare that a movie can shock with its timelessness, but Z is such a film – no less relevant today than when Costa-Gavras made it in 1969. In his contemporaneous review, Roger Ebert said the following: “It is a film of our time. It is ...

Run Time: 2:07
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Costa-Gavras
Cast: Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, ...
Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty is a compelling contemporary thriller with the added benefit of also being an engrossing character study. Like Argo, it interweaves elements of the historical record with fictional embellishments and speculation to create a tapestr...

Run Time: 2:37
U.S. Release Date: 2012-12-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, ...
Zero Effect

Zero Effect is a perfect example of how the medium in which a story is told can affect one's opinion of it. As a made-for-TV movie/series pilot, Zero Effect would hold a great deal of promise: it introduces offbeat characters like Daryl Zero (Bil...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 1998-01-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: COMEDY/THRILLER
Director: Jake Kasdan
Cast: Bill Pullman, Ben Stiller, Kim Dickens, ...
Zodiac

Zodiac is a police procedural - a sort of souped-up, ultra-long episode of Law & Order. Based on the 1986 "true crime" book by Robert Graysmith, the movie looks back on one of the nation's most sinister unsolved crimes: the Northern California ser...

Run Time: 2:43
U.S. Release Date: 2007-03-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., ...