The Best Thriller Films of 2013 Films
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The Best Thriller Films of 2013

List of the best thriller films of 2013, as ranked by film critics and movie lovers. The thriller is one of the most aptly named genres because each film is designed to give you a thrill, by leaving you in palm-sweating suspense and on the edge of your seat at every turn. Thrillers can be scary,action-packed, or simple psychological dramas. In 2013, there were plenty of thrillers introduced to the general viewing public that fit within many sub-genres from action adventure to horror.

 

The films on this list were the most exhilarating additions to the thriller genre in 2013. These movies featured haunting villains,shocking plot twists, and terrifying imagery that will be remembered for decades to come. Movies like The Purge and The Conjuring were on the scarier side of the genre, while movies like Stoker and All is Lost took subtler risks to keep viewers excited. Films like Gravity had viewer’s hearts pounding for hours, making them worthy of the “thriller” title.

 

What are the best thriller films of 2013? This list includes well known thrillers like Mama and A Good Day to Die Hard, as well as indie films like The Reluctant Fundamentalist, which were equally gripping.

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    most listed Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini

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    added by wiabux Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

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    added by DarrenMartinTurner Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz

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    Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse

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    Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris

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    Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Jeremy Renner

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    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jude Law, Channing Tatum

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    Bruce Willis, Patrick Stewart, Anne Vyalitsyna

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    Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke, Adelaide Kane

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    Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Jason Statham

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Jaimie Alexander

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    James Franco, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans

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    Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn

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    added by JohnTuck Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Lindsay Lohan, Gus Van Sant, James Deen

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    Paul Giamatti, Doug Jones, Clancy Brown

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    The Fifth Estate Benedict Cumberbatch, Laura Linney, Carice van Houten

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    added by DarrenMartinTurner Rosario Dawson, James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel

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    Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash

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    Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Dermot Mulroney

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    Shane Carruth, Amy Seimetz, Brina Palencia

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    Jennifer Morrison, Jamie Chung, Julie Bowen

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    Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber

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    Alexandra Daddario, Trey Songz, Tania Raymonde

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