The Best Thriller Films of 2013 Films

The Best Thriller Films of 2013

1,151 votes 203 voters 41,044 views 32 items tags f p @

A list of the best thriller films of 2013, as ranked by movie lovers everywhere instead of critics in Hollywood. 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 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 2013 thriller 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 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. Vote up your favorite thriller movies of 2013 below!

List Photo: user uploaded image
  • 3 ReRanks
    • Region
  • 2 See list ranked by
Z
G Options B Comments & Embed 2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 62
    - 28

    most listed
    Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini

    ;
  2. 2
    + 56
    - 26

    added by wiabux
    Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

    ;
  3. 3
    + 53
    - 27


    Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse

    ;
  4. 4
    + 42
    - 23

    added by DarrenMartinTurner1
    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson

    ;
  5. 5
    + 49
    - 39


    Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris

    ;
  6. 6
    + 38
    - 29


    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King

    ;
  7. 7
    + 22
    - 17


    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jude Law, Channing Tatum

    ;
  8. 8
    + 24
    - 21


    Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Jeremy Renner

    ;
  9. 9
    + 28
    - 25


    Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke, Adelaide Kane

    ;
  10. 10
    + 19
    - 15

    added by JohnTuck
    Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel

    ;
  11. 11
    + 23
    - 21


    Bruce Willis, Patrick Stewart, Anne Vyalitsyna

    ;
  12. 12
    + 15
    - 9

    added by peef321
    Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling

    ;
  13. 13
    + 16
    - 14


    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jaimie Alexander, Forest Whitaker

    ;
  14. 14
    + 15
    - 13


    Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Jason Statham

    ;
  15. 15
    + 14
    - 15


    James Franco, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans

    ;
  16. 16
    + 18
    - 16


    James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth

    ;
  17. 17
    + 10
    - 15


    Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling

    ;
  18. 18
    + 14
    - 16


    Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode

    ;
  19. 19
    + 18
    - 21


    Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash

    ;
  20. 20
    + 11
    - 13


    Robert Redford

    ;
  21. 21
    + 9
    - 11

    added by DarrenMartinTurner1
    Rosario Dawson, James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel

    ;
  22. 22
    + 1
    - 2

    added by WilmavanWamelen

    ;
  23. 23
    + 9
    - 12


    Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Doug Jones

    ;
  24. 24
    + 9
    - 12


    Benedict Cumberbatch, Laura Linney, Stanley Tucci

    ;
  25. 25
    + 7
    - 12
    Upstream Color is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Thriller Films of 2013


    Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Brina Palencia

    ;
  26. 26
    + 4
    - 10


    Jennifer Morrison, Julie Bowen, Jamie Chung

    ;
  27. 27
    + 4
    - 11


    Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Kiefer Sutherland

    ;
  28. 28
    + 3
    - 13
    The Canyons is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Thriller Films of 2013


    Lindsay Lohan, Gus Van Sant, James Deen

    ;
  29. 29
    + 3
    - 11
    We Are What We Are is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Thriller Films of 2013


    We Are What We Are

  30. 30
    + 2
    - 10


    Selena Gomez, Eli Roth, Lorenza Izzo

    ;
  31. 31
    + 10
    - 23


    Alexandra Daddario, Trey Songz, Tania Raymonde

    ;
  32. 32
    + 2
    - 11
    Scenic Route is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Thriller Films of 2013


    Scenic Route Josh Duhamel, Dan Fogler, Miracle Laurie

33 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >