Whether the main topic which describes the hero’s journey is about an escape, a mission or a mystery which needs to be solved, we all love thriller movies which give us heightened feelings of suspense, excitement, surprise and the inevitable tendency of trying to anticipate the next scene, the solution of the mystery or the guilty character. The tension which causes your heart to quicken and makes you become more alert, the unexpected endings, and the excitement of searching for the unknown in order to guess what is going to happen next in the storyline makes us all have the guilty pleasure of watching thriller movies and enter the universe they create which makes us experience the danger without actually being in real danger. There are numerous cinematic artworks worth seeing when it comes to the thriller genre created by the most famous and talented directors and the brilliant interpretation of the most talented actors and actresses. Read below the list of the top must-see thriller movies which are going to make you feel like a paranoiac and you will want to check all the people you know with reverse phone lookup to know better whether you can trust them or not.
Black Swan (2010)
The movie Black Swan tells the story of a young talented ballerina whose mental health starts to be questionable as the story unfolds because of a series of unexplainable events and decisions of the main character. Natalie Portman plays the role of Nina, a ballerina who gets the opportunity to star on the stage of the opening production of the show called “Black Swan”. A movie with numerous twisted edges which will keep you on the edge of your seat when the rivalry between Nina and a new ballerina played by Milla Kunis starts to develop into a twisted friendship which makes the dark side of Nina come out to light.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a dramatic thriller which is surely going to make you feel like part of the story and transform you into a detective looking for the solution of a hard to solve the mystery. The movie tells the story of a journalist called Mikael Blomkvist who is hired by a rich Swedish industrialist to solve the mystery behind the murder of his niece which took place 40 years ago. An unusual, yet ingenious investigator joins Mikael on his dangerous and complex quest for the truth behind this mystery. The movie does not only expose a murder-mystery story, but also dark and plumb depths of the humane flaws which might be hard to watch if you are not a true fan of the thriller movies which make your heart race faster and give you goosebumps.
Starring Hugh Jackman, the movie Prisoners is a brutally intense crime thriller and revenge film telling the story of a desperate father whose 6 years old daughter, Anna, goes missing together with her friend. The movie is surely difficult to watch by any parent who has the same fear of losing their child because it will make them feel the desperation felt by the main character who starts to make unexpectable choices and actions because of the deep pain of losing his child and the frustration of seeing that the police is not able to find the guilty person and moreover, releases the main suspect in the case of the disappearance of his little girl.
Gone Girl (2014)
Gone Girl is a movie with a twisted story which will keep you on the edge of your seat and will make you feel the suspense and the pressure of the main character starred by Ben Affleck who becomes the principal suspect for the disappearance of his wife on the day of their fifth wedding anniversary. The movie is going to take you on a whole journey in a carousel of emotions as the story unfolds because there are numerous surprising details which you could not see coming at the beginning of the movie. From a happy couple of Nick and Amy to a suspicious disappearance and a possible murder which gets the police involved, the movie will make you want to become a detective in order to solve the mystery until the end of the movie.
The Loft (2014)
A movie which exposes the hidden affairs, deepest fantasies, and, eventually, the secret of a corpse of a young blonde girl found in a secretly owned penthouse by five married guys who conspire to keep the penthouse loft as a secret from their wives. The drama in the thriller movie starts when the five guys realize that one of them must be involved in the murder of the unknown woman because no one else had the key except the five of them. that is the moment when each of them is gripped by paranoia and start to suspect each other for committing the murder. Structured as a series of interlocking and sometimes misleading flashbacks, the movie shows a complex storyline where friendships and loyalties are tested under the pressure of the secret of a dead young woman and the aggressive interrogations of the two detectives who start to ask numerous questions to each of the five men.
The Girl on the Train (2016)
A divorced alcoholic woman who rides the train every day to New York develops an unnatural obsession with a couple living in the house she passes by on her everyday journey. The dramatic scenes start when one day she witnesses something shocking in the backyard of the strangers she is obsessed with and waking up the next morning dirty with blood, the heroine of the story starts to look for the missing pieces of her memory which she does not trust because of the overuse of alcohol. A gripping suspense thriller which is going to keep you invested in the story because of the misleading time jumps and the mystery which completely changes the lives of all the characters.