Thriller can be described as films that are rich with drama, action, crime, and possible “horror”. They are kind of a catch-all term used in describe movies that bleed into multiple genres.

A good thriller is going to be full of suspense for any number of reasons. An unstoppable mystery, unstoppable killer and a gripping world that gain viewers attention. It can also be a systematic character fighting for survival. It will include something that will glue the audience to their seats. Those are the characteristics that are looked into before the following movie is ranked on Netflix.

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Run Time: 1h 43min IMDb Rating: 8/10

The movie was released by Warner Bros on June 30, 1951, it runs for 101min. the film narrated how a psychopath mentally tortures a young tennis star in an experiment to find out if the two strangers can pull off the perfect murder. The two strangers meet on a train and bound with a desire to rid themselves of someone in their lives. The psychopath suggested they exchange murders. That is, he will kill the tennis player’s loathed wife and the tennis player murdering the psychopath father. After the psychopath takes the first life, he tries to force the tennis player to hold up his side of the agreement. “Best of Netflix


Run Time: 2h 3min IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

The film runs for 122 min. the movie was adapted from Cormac McCarthy’s novel that bears the same name. It was about a hunter that stumbles upon a drug deal done wrong with a suitcase full of cash. He was pursued by thugs for hire assassin by Javier Bardem that likes to make his victims decide their fate by tossing of a coin. Things later end bloody and bleak and watching Bardem trying to get through the desert with a bolt pistol is more than enough fun.


Run Time: 2h 18min IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

This is a 1991 American psychological horror- thriller movie adapted from Thomas Harris’s 1988 novel of the same name. The screenplay was written by Ted Tally and directed by Jonathan Demme and runs for 107min.

4. ZODIAC (2007)

Run Time: 2h 42min IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

 The movie runs for 157min and it follows a manhunt for the Zodiac killer, a criminal that committed several murders in the Bay area in the late ’60s and early 70s, has spawned deeper and got a lot of media attention, but the film go deeper into the cost of the search, focus more on the toll it’s taken on the men and women reporting on it. Gyllenhaal who is a newspaper cartoonist became obsessed with the case, decoding ciphers sent by the killer and targeting a man he believes could be the Zodiac. Downey Jr who plays a crime reporter role is and partners with Gyllenhaal on the case and leak information to the police. The movie is indeed a game of cat and mouse fueled by some gripping performance by its male lead.


Run Time: 1h 46min IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Among all, this is the Spanish crime thriller film released in Spain on 6 January 2017. The movie runs for 106min and was about a successful businessman that was framed for the murder of his married lover. Is a straightforward plot, a car accident, a fake body, fake witness and a family aim to revenge is thrown into the mix. Mario Cases a young husband and father with a bright future is the man in question who takes part in a terrible crime and was forced to pay for it in a terrible in the most twisted way. The movie will get you to glue to the screen until you watch it to the end.

6. BRICK (2005)

Run Time: 1h 55min IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

The movie was released in 2005 and it follows how a high school kid  is investigating the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend. Along the line, he had a deal with underground drug rings and conspires with them following the clues left by his ex. The triller movie runs for 110min

7. GREEN ROOM (2015)

Run Time: 1h 35min IMDb Rating: 7/10

Released in 2015. It’s a brutal and violent story, it is about a punk who accidentally witness the aftermath of a murder and were forced to fight for their lives by the owner of Nazi bar. Sit back and enjoy the 95min thriller movie.

8. UNDER THE SKIN (2013)

Run Time: 1h 48min IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

A 2007 movie and a sci-fi thriller about a woman from other-world with a dark agenda. The woman uses her sex appeal to lure unsuspecting  men to their water doom while beginning to contemplate on her own existence with every new guy she seduces. The movie will get you seated for 108min.

9. BIRD BOX (2018)

Run Time: 2h 4min IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

A 124min movie that was released in 2018, is about a mother trying to protect her two young children and survive amidst a group of strangers that has their own agendas and issues. This love for a monster thriller is just so intresting.

10. BLUE RUIN (2013)

Run Time: 1h 31min IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Is also one of the thriller movies on Netflix you most watch. It runs for 90min. the movie is about a man who returns to his homeland with the mission of vengeance and discovers he’s over his head. Other to look forward is about a vagabond who learns his parent’s murder is being released from prison and return home to kill him. Is a 90min interesting movie.

11. THE WAILLING (2016)

Run Time: 2h 36min IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

This movie is not left out. Is about a mysterious stranger who shows up in a small town, and everyone and everyone is better off from it. The 156min movie focuses on a village in South Korea that sees the spread of a terrifying illness once a shady character moves into its surrounding forest.

12. INTO THE FOREST (2015)

Run Time: 1h 41min IMDb Rating: 5.9/10

Is about a two sisters that were forced to retreat to their cabin in the woods and and survive on their own, they battle with nature, sinister strangers and most time each other. You cant just wait to watch this 101min thriller movie.

13. THE SIXTH SENSE (1999)

Run Time: 2h 10min IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

A 1999 movie that runs for 107min, is one of the four horror movies to ever be nominated for best picture at the Oscars. The tense is endless and driven by strong performances from the two leads over jump scares.

14. THE INTERVIEW (2014)

Run Time: 1h 52min IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

The movie is about Tony Martin who was interrogated by the authorities for a reason that is slowly revealed to him, and has time goes by, both men became more and more desperate. The movie runs for 104 min.


Run Time: 1h 45min IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

The lat movie on the list was released in 2016 and run for 105min. is a ghost story but there is a real depth in stewart’s performance with an earnest look at how grief affects people.