The Best Thriller Films of 2013 Films

The Best Thriller Films of 2013

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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!

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    Captain Phillips is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Thriller Films of 2013

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    Captain Phillips Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini

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    Prisoners is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Thriller Films of 2013

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    Prisoners Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

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    World War Z is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Thriller Films of 2013


    World War Z Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse

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    The Hunger Games: Catching Fir... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Thriller Films of 2013

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    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson

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    Gravity is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Thriller Films of 2013


    Gravity Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris

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    The Conjuring is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Thriller Films of 2013


    The Conjuring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jude Law, Channing Tatum

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    Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Thriller Films of 2013


    Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Jeremy Renner

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    Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke, Adelaide Kane

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    Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel

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    A Good Day to Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Thriller Films of 2013


    A Good Day to Die Hard Bruce Willis, Patrick Stewart, Anne Vyalitsyna

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    The Place Beyond the Pines is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Thriller Films of 2013

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    The Place Beyond the Pines Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jaimie Alexander, Forest Whitaker

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    Parker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Thriller Films of 2013


    Parker Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Jason Statham

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    The Iceman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Thriller Films of 2013


    The Iceman James Franco, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans

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    Homefront is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Thriller Films of 2013


    Homefront James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth

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    Gangster Squad is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Thriller Films of 2013


    Gangster Squad Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling

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    Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode

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    Mama is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Thriller Films of 2013


    Mama Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash

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    Robert Redford

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    Rosario Dawson, James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel

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    John Dies at the End is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Thriller Films of 2013


    John Dies at the End Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Doug Jones

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    Benedict Cumberbatch, Laura Linney, Stanley Tucci

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    Upstream Color is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Thriller Films of 2013


    Upstream Color Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Brina Palencia

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    Jennifer Morrison, Julie Bowen, Jamie Chung

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    Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Kiefer Sutherland

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    The Canyons is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Thriller Films of 2013


    Lindsay Lohan, Gus Van Sant, James Deen

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    We Are What We Are is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Thriller Films of 2013


    We Are What We Are

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    Selena Gomez, Eli Roth, Lorenza Izzo

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    Texas Chainsaw 3D is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Thriller Films of 2013


    Texas Chainsaw 3D Alexandra Daddario, Trey Songz, Tania Raymonde

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    Scenic Route is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Thriller Films of 2013


    Scenic Route Josh Duhamel, Dan Fogler, Miracle Laurie

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