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The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade

Updated April 16, 2021 12.1k votes 563 voters 11.1k views104 items

List RulesVote 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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    The Maze Runner

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    The Girl on the Train

    Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson
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    Olympus Has Fallen

    Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler
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    The Accountant

    Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick
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    Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper
    Limitless is a 2011 American thriller film directed by Neil Burger and starring Bradley...  more

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    Captain Phillips

    Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener
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    Train to Busan

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    The Witch

    Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson
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  • 37

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    The Visit

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    The Gift

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    Source Code

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    We Need to Talk About Kevin

    Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly
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    Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman
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  • 43

    Taken 2

    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen
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    Ben Affleck, John Goodman
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    Baby Driver

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    Ready or Not

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    The Shallows

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    Escape Room

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    Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana
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    The Belko Experiment

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