With the Oscars getting closer, we thought of visiting some of our favorite Hollywood suspense thriller movies of all time. These are the top 23 Hollywood thriller movies that you absolutely must watch before you die!
The splendid film about two detectives who desperately hunt for a serial killer who justifies his crimes as forgiveness for the world’s ignorance of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, The movie tells the encounters between the manager of an isolated motel and a woman who stays there for a night and what follows after makes psycho a cinematic marvel.
3. Silence of the Lambs
T the movie tells the story of an FBI trainee who seeks the help of a brilliant but demented cannibalistic killer with the motive to catch another serial killer on the loose. Phenomenal direction and splendid background music makes this movie a must watch for every movie lover.
4. Rear Window
Rear Window tells the story of a man confined to a wheelchair because of a leg injury who watches his neighbors via binoculars. And one night he sees something that creates the bubble of suspense for the audience.
5. The Unusual Suspects
Kevin Spacey’s Oscar-winning performance in the ‘Unusual Suspects’ makes this Hollywood thriller a compelling watch for every movie lover.
The story of a man with the fear of heights gets disturbed after his fiance jumps to her death. Soon he finds her to be alive, but she claims to be someone else.
This Hollywood thriller is one of the boldest moves by Alfred Hitchcock. This entire movie is shot in just two rooms and the storytelling will keep you intrigued throughout.
8. Double Indemnity
A story told in flashback mode, Double Indemnity is an authentic thriller that has everything in the form of love, deceit, and murder.
9. Gone Girl
We must warn you! This psychological thriller is not for the weak-hearted. The gripping and deceitful tale of a missing wife and the husband’s struggle to prove his innocence will keep you engrossed till the last minute.
10. The Prestige
Christopher Nolan weaved magic with ‘The Prestige’ in 2006 when he delivered a complex and dramatic story of two magician friends.
‘Memento’ is a unique way of storytelling by Christopher Nolan in which a man keeps forgetting his recent memories due to an accident.
12. Shutter Island
Two US Marshals are sent to investigate the incident and they find everyone to be a suspect. The finale will keep you biting your nails in anticipation for this Martin Scorsese neo-noir.
A cartoonist by profession gets obsessed with the Zodiac Killer and uses his puzzle-solving techniques to reveal the identity of the killer.
14. Mulholland Drive
Mulholland Drive will give the same thrilling experience like when you watched it for the first time. There are numerous interpretations of this movie for the audience to decipher.
15. Dial M for Murder
Alfred Hitchcock transforms a classic stage play into a perfect crime. The deceitful plan of a husband to kill his cheating wife in order to get her money takes an unexpected turn when the wife kills her assassin.
16. LA Confidential
This film about police corruption and Hollywood sleaze has all the ingredients of a perfect suspense movie. ‘LA Confidential’ takes on a mysterious journey, while the cops try to find the truth.
17. The Illusionist
A renowned Illusionist uses his magic to protect his lady love. Directed by Neil Burger, this is one of the must–watch Hollywood suspense movies.
With a fear for the worse, a father takes matters in his hand after his daughter goes missing and police are incapable to find her.
19. Strangers on a Train
What happens when two strangers meet on a train and decide to solve each other’s issues?
20. No Country for Old Men
This Oscar-winning western crime thriller tells the story of a man who finds a massive amount of cash and is then hunted by the hitman who’s hired to get it back. Stay tuned in for one hell of a thriller!
21. The Sixth Sense
The sheer brilliance of the script and direction by M. Night Shyamalan in this American supernatural thriller will astonish you. The stunning plot twist of ‘The Sixth Sense’ adds value to the story of an eight-year-old boy who sees dead people.
22. North by Northwest
This Hollywood suspense movie is one of the biggest successes in the history. Do you want a proof? Look out for the climax of the film on top of the Mount Rushmore!
23. The Shining
The Shining is the story of a couple and their psychic son who takes the job as a caretaker in an isolated hotel. This psychological horror thriller will captivate you with some of the most epic scenes.