List of Hollywood Thriller Films:
When the suspense becomes intense, a thriller becomes successful leaving the audiences guessing and wanting more. Thrillers have for long been a favorite with the cinema-going audience. The core of a thriller lies in the dilemma that the inevitable is evident yet the viewer craves for something else to happen. Thriller movies have always evoked a lot of interest and elicit double the amount of tension. Hollywood has had its fair share of thriller movies directed by the likes of Hitchcock, Fritz Lang, Michael Powell, Clint Eastwood, Brian De Palma, and many others.
Here is a list of Hollywood thriller films:
The movie is about a serial killer on the loose who can be stopped only by two detectives. The murders are based on the seven deadly sins and the detectives also get involved deeply with the constant threat to their lives. A must watch for any cinephile.
The unforgettable Bates Motel is the center of this iconic movie. Hitchcock’s Psycho is one of the most-watched thriller movies of all time.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The movie is about an FBI agent who seeks help from Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a serial killer, to capture another serial killer. Impressive performances and striking background score makes the movie, one of the finest in the last 30 years.
The Usual Suspects (1995)
One of the best thrillers of all times, this movie is about five criminals who have planned a heist and are brought together for a routine police line-up. Kevin Spacey’s iconic role makes this a compelling watch.
Rear Window (1954)
The movie is an engaging tale of a photographer whose life changes forever when he starts spying on his neighbors.
The movie is shot in just two rooms and is based on close-quarter conversations between two criminals who decide to test whether their acquaintances will be able to figure out their crime. The movie will keep you hooked to the end.
Directed by Hitcock, the movie is a treat for thriller watchers. The movie revolves around Detective Scottie, who suffers from acrophobia and is hired to investigate the strange activities of an old friend’s wife.
Shutter Island (2010)
Directed by Martin Scorcese, the movie has an exceptional performance by Leonardo Di Caprio. The movie is about two US Marshals who are sent to an asylum on a remote island to investigate the disappearance of a patient.
Fight Club (1999)
One of the most memorable roles played by Brad Pitt, the movie is about an ordinary employee who meets a soap salesman who develops a close bond after deciding to fight each other.
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Directed by David Lynch, the movie is about Rita who is left an amnesiac after a serious car crash. Rita meets Betty and the duo set out to find out Rita’s true identity. .
The Prestige (2006)
Directed by Christopher Nolan, the movie revolves around two fellow magicians, who once were friends but are now competing against one another to prove that they are better than the other.
Gone Girl (2014)
Directed by David Fincher the movie’s plot revolves around a couple where the wife Amy Dunne goes missing?? The focus of the media is on the husband who is suspected of the kidnapping but little do they know what exactly transpired. Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in brilliant performances will definitely catch you off guard.
Directed by David Fincher, the movie is a gripping plot where a cartoonist finds himself obsessively thinking about the zodiac killer. He uses his puzzle-solving abilities to trace the killer and reveal his identity.
The movie is one of the best thrillers to watch. It revolves around Keller Dover who sets out to find the killers of his daughter and her friend.
Cape Fear (1962)
Directed by Martin Scorcese, the movie is about a convicted rapist who stalks the family of his own lawyer after coming out of jail as he blames the lawyer for getting caught.
These are undoubtedly some of the best thrillers in Hollywood. They have kept the audiences on the edge wondering what will happen next.
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