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The Best Thriller Movies of 2010 

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Updated September 24, 2019 393 votes 44 voters 3.2k views 50 items

List of the best 2010 thriller movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. These thrillers take you on a ride full of action, suspense, and anticipation of what's going to happen next. These are all the thriller movies that defined the year 2010, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

The list you're viewing is made up of movies like Inception and Shutter Island. This isn't necessarily a list of all thriller movies from 2010, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2010

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Shutter Island is a 2010 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese. The film is based on Dennis Lehane's 2003 novel of the same name. Production started in March 2008. ...more

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

Released: 2010

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Inception is a 2010 science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph ...more

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Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder

Released: 2010

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Black Swan is a 2010 American psychological thriller-horror film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, and Mila Kunis. The plot revolves around a production ...more

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Blake Lively, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm

Released: 2010

Directed by: Ben Affleck

The Town is a 2010 American drama film starring, co-written and directed by Ben Affleck. The film opened in theaters in the United States on September 17, 2010, at number one with more than $23 ...more

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Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

Released: 2010

Directed by: James Wan

Insidious is a 2011 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan, written by Leigh Whannell, and starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Barbara Hershey. It is the first installment ...more

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James Franco, Kate Mara, Lizzy Caplan

Released: 2010

Directed by: Danny Boyle

127 Hours is a 2010 British-American biographical survival drama film directed, co-written and produced by Danny Boyle. The film stars James Franco as real-life canyoneer Aron Ralston, who ...more

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Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Released: 2010

Directed by: Matt Reeves

Let Me In is a 2010 romantic horror film written and directed by Matt Reeves and starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloë Grace Moretz. It is a remake of the 2008 Swedish film Let the Right One ...more

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Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Garret Dillahunt

Released: 2010

Directed by: Debra Granik

"Deep in the Ozark Mountains, clans live by a code of conduct that no one dares defy—until an intrepid teenage girl has no other choice. When Ree Dolly's father skips bail and goes missing, ...more
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Danielle Panabaker, Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell

Released: 2010

Directed by: Breck Eisner

The Crazies is a 2010 American horror film directed by Breck Eisner, with a screenplay by Scott Kosar and Ray Wright. The film is a remake of the 1973 film of the same name by George A. Romero, ...more

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Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Released: 2010

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

Salt is a 2010 American action thriller spy film directed by Phillip Noyce, written by Kurt Wimmer, and starring Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Daniel Olbrychski, August Diehl and Chiwetel ...more

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Topher Grace, Laurence Fishburne, Adrien Brody

Released: 2010

Directed by: Nimród Antal

Predators is a 2010 American science fiction action film directed by Nimród Antal and starring Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walton Goggins, Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo, ...more

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Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis, Gary Oldman

Released: 2010

Directed by: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes

The Book of Eli is a 2010 American post-apocalyptic neo-Western and action film directed by the Hughes brothers. A lone man sets off to fight his way across America in order to protect a sacred ...more

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Kirsten Dunst, Ryan Gosling, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2010

Directed by: Andrew Jarecki

All Good Things is a 2010 drama mystery romance thriller film written by Marcus Hinchey and Marc Smerling and directed by Andrew Jarecki.

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George Clooney, Violante Placido, Isabelle Adriani

Released: 2010

Directed by: Anton Corbijn

The American is a 2010 suspense thriller film written by Rowan Joffe and directed by Anton Corbijn.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis

Released: 2010

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

The Expendables is a 2010 American ensemble action film written by David Callaham and Sylvester Stallone, and directed by Stallone, who also starred in the lead role. The film co-stars Jason ...more

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Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany

Released: 2010

Directed by: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

The Tourist is a 2010 romantic thriller film directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. It is a remake of the 2005 French action film Anthony Zimmer. ...more

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Pierce Brosnan, Ewan McGregor, Kim Cattrall

Released: 2010

Directed by: Roman Polanski

The Ghost Writer is 2010 thriller film written by Robert Harris and Roman Polanski and directed by Roman Polanski.

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Ryan Reynolds, Samantha Mathis, Stephen Tobolowsky

Released: 2010

Directed by: Rodrigo Cortés

Buried is a 2010 American thriller film directed by Rodrigo Cortés. It stars Ryan Reynolds and was written by Chris Sparling. The story is about Iraq-based American civilian truck driver ...more

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Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren

Released: 2010

Directed by: Robert Schwentke

Red is a 2010 American action comedy film directed by Robert Schwentke, inspired by the comic book series by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech ...more

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Zoie Palmer, Caroline Dhavernas, Logan Marshall-Green

Released: 2010

Directed by: John Erick Dowdle

Devil is a 2010 American supernatural horror film directed by John Erick Dowdle and written by Brian Nelson based on a story by M. Night Shyamalan. The film stars Chris Messina, Logan ...more

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Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving

Released: 2010

Directed by: Joe Johnston

The Wolfman is a 2010 American horror film directed by Joe Johnston. It is a remake of the 1941 film of the same name, and tells the story of Lawrence Talbot who returns to his eerie English ...more

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Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki

Released: 2010

Directed by: Takashi Miike

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John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Released: 2010

Directed by: Pierre Morel

From Paris with Love is a 2010 French-American action film starring John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers and directed by Pierre Morel. The screenplay was co-written by Luc Besson. The film was ...more

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Jackie Chan, Billy Ray Cyrus, Amber Valletta

Released: 2010

Directed by: Brian Levant

The Spy Next Door is a 2010 American spy comedy family film directed by Brian Levant, and starring Jackie Chan, Amber Valletta, Madeline Carroll, Will Shadley, Alina Foley, Magnús ...more

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Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik, Cheon Ho-Jin

Released: 2010

Directed by: Kim Jee-woon

I Saw the Devil is a 2010 South Korean psychological thriller horror film directed by Kim Jee-woon. A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.

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