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The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade  

Jason Bancroft
998 votes 57 voters 100 items

List Rules Vote up the thrillers you love that were released between 2010-2019.

What are the best thriller movies of the decade? That's what this list will determine with help from you. Below, you'll find a comprehensive collection of titles that were released during the 2010s. Through your votes, the thrillers that are most memorable and exciting will rise to the top. Aside from being able to support your favorite films, you might also be able to discover some good recommendations for thrillers you've never seen before. What's more fun than finding an awesome new movie to obsess over?

Some of the most talented people in Hollywood have made the best thrillers of the decade. You'll find works by top directors such as Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan, and Darren Aronofsky, among others. Stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman, and Tom Hanks star in them. The variety of the genre in the last decade is also notable. There are crime thrillers, psychological thrillers, action thrillers, and suspense thrillers. There are even some horror thriller films sprinkled throughout the list as well. No matter what your taste, you'll find something to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Vote up the greatest films from this list of 2010s thrillers. Don't forget to check back, later on, to see how your choices are faring, and maybe to seek out an idea for something new to watch. 

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A Quiet Place is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe

Rotten Tomatoes score:  95%

A Quiet Place is a 2018 American supernatural horror film directed by John Krasinski. A family living on a farm hides from a supernatural evil attracted to sound by avoiding making sound and ...more
2
Shutter Island is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

Rotten Tomatoes score: 68%

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
3
Get Out is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener, Allison Williams

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%

Get Out is a 2017 American horror film directed by Jordan Peele. A young African-American (Daniel Kaluuya) visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness ...more
4
Split is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley

Rotten Tomatoes score: 77%

Split is a 2016 American psychological horror thriller film directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan. After a wholesome teen birthday party, three girls are taken in broad daylight: friends ...more
5
Inception is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

Rotten Tomatoes score:  87%

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
6
Zero Dark Thirty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%

Untitled International Thriller is a 2012 thriller film written by Mark Boal and directed by Kathryn Bigelow.
7
The Girl with the Dragon Tatto... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Robin Wright

Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2011 Swedish-American mystery thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Stieg Larsson. This film adaptation was directed by David Fincher and ...more
8
Hereditary is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff

Rotten Tomatoes score: ​​​​​​89%

Hereditary is a 2018 American horror film directed by Ari Aster. As an overwhelming terror takes over their household, the Graham family's peaceful existence is ripped apart, forcing their ...more
9
The Town is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Blake Lively, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm

Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

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
10
Contagion is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Matt Damon

Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%

Contagion is a 2011 medical thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Marion Cotillard, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, ...more
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10 Cloverfield Lane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%

10 Cloverfield Lane is a 2016 American science fiction psychological thriller film directed by Dan Trachtenberg. The film was developed from a script titled The Cellar, but under production by ...more
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Source Code is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%

Source Code is a 2011 science fiction film directed by Duncan Jones, written by Ben Ripley, and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, and Jeffrey Wright. The film had its ...more
13
Train to Busan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Yu-mi

Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

Train to Busan is a 2016 South Korean zombie apocalypse action thriller film directed by Yeon Sang-ho. The film takes place in a train to Busan, as a zombie apocalypse suddenly becomes apparent ...more
14
The Shallows is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Blake Lively

Rotten Tomatoes score: ​​​​​​79%

The Shallows is a 2016 American survival thriller film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. The film follows a surfer (Blake Lively) as she gets stranded 200 yards from shore, and must use her wits ...more
15
Argo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%

Argo is a 2012 American political thriller film directed by Ben Affleck. The film is adapted from U.S. Central Intelligence Agency operative Tony Mendez's book The Master of Disguise and Joshuah ...more
16
Black Swan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder

Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%

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
17
Sicario is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

Sicario is a 2015 American crime-thriller film directed by Denis Villeneuve. An idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against ...more
18
A Simple Favor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding

Rotten Tomatoes score: ​​​​​​85%

A Simple Favor is a 2018 American mystery thriller film directed by Paul Feig, based on the novel by Darcey Bell. Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger, seeks to uncover the truth behind ...more
19
The Equalizer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Melissa Leo

Rotten Tomatoes score: ​​​​​59%

The Equalizer is a 2014 American neo-noir vigilante action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua, based on the TV series. Believing he has put his mysterious past behind him, a man (Denzel ...more
20
Prisoners is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

Rotten Tomatoes score: 80%

Prisoners is a 2013 American drama thriller film directed by Denis Villeneuve. Two young girls in Pennsylvania are kidnapped and the father of one of the girls, Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman), must ...more
21
Searching is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

Searching is a 2018 American thriller film directed by Aneesh Chaganty, shot from the point-of-view of smartphones and computer screens. When David Kim (John Cho) discovers that his daughter, ...more
22
Green Room is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%

Green Room is a 2015 American horror-thriller film written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier. It focuses on a punk band who find themselves attacked by neo-Nazi skinheads after witnessing a murder ...more
23
Wind River is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Jeremy Renner, Ashley Olsen, Jon Bernthal

Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%

Wind River is a 2017 American thriller film directed and written by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario, Hell or High Water) in his directorial debut. US Fish and Wildlife Service agent Cory Lambert ...more
24
End of Watch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Anna Kendrick, Jake Gyllenhaal, America Ferrera

Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%

End of Watch is a 2012 American drama thriller film written and directed by David Ayer. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as Brian Taylor and Miguel Zavala, two Los Angeles Police ...more
25
Baby Driver is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James

Rotten Tomatoes score: ​​​​​​​93%

Baby Driver is a 2017 British-American action thriller film written and directed by Edgar Wright. A young talented getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) who works for different hooligans gets in trouble ...more