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The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade  

Jason Bancroft
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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
Split is listed (or ranked) 2 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
3
Shutter Island is listed (or ranked) 3 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
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Inception is listed (or ranked) 4 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
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Get Out is listed (or ranked) 5 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
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Sinister is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Fred Thompson

Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%

Sinister is a 2012 supernatural horror film directed by Scott Derrickson and written by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. It stars Ethan Hawke as fictional true writer Ellison Oswalt who ...more
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The Purge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke, Adelaide Kane

Rotten Tomatoes score: 41%

The Purge is a 2013 American social science fiction action horror film written and directed by James DeMonaco. It stars Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane and Max Burkholder. It is the ...more
8
Prisoners is listed (or ranked) 8 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
9
Gone Girl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

Rotten Tomatoes score: 87%

Gone Girl is a 2014 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher and adapted by Gillian Flynn from her 2012 novel of the same name. It stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Set ...more
10
End of Watch is listed (or ranked) 10 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
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The Equalizer is listed (or ranked) 11 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
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The Girl with the Dragon... is listed (or ranked) 12 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
13
The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%

The Hunger Games is a 2012 American dystopian science fiction adventure film directed by Gary Ross, based on the novel by Suzanne Collins. In a dystopian post-apocalyptic future in the nation of ...more
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The Town is listed (or ranked) 14 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
15
Hereditary is listed (or ranked) 15 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
16
Hush is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

Hush is a 2016 American horror thriller film directed by Mike Flanagan. A deaf writer (Kate Siegel) must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer (John Gallagher Jr.) appears at her
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Don't Breathe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto

Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%

Don't Breathe is a 2016 American horror-thriller film directed by Fede Alvarez. The film focuses on three friends who get trapped inside a blind man's house while breaking into it.
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Sicario is listed (or ranked) 18 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
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Mama is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash

Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%

Mama is a 2013 horror film written by Neil Cross, Andres Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti and directed by Andres Muschietti.
20
Happy Death Day is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine

Rotten Tomatoes score: 71%

Happy Death Day is a 2017 American slasher film directed by Christopher B. Landon. A college student (Jessica Rothe) relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and ...more
21
The Maze Runner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Kaya Scodelario, Dylan O'Brien, Patricia Clarkson

Rotten Tomatoes score: 65%

The Maze Runner is a 2014 American science fiction dystopian action thriller film directed by Wes Ball, based on James Dashner's 2009 novel of the same name. The film is the first installment in ...more
22
Black Swan is listed (or ranked) 22 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
23
The Gift is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
The Gift Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton

Rotten Tomatoes score: 57%

The Gift is a 2015 American-Australian psychological horror-thriller film written, co-produced, and directed by Joel Edgerton in his directorial debut. The film stars Jason Bateman and Rebecca ...more
24
The Hunger Games: Catchi... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson

Rotten Tomatoes score: ​​​​​89%

This film is a 2013 American science fiction action film based on Suzanne Collins' dystopian novel and the second installment in The Hunger Games trilogy. The film is the sequel to The Hunger ...more
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The Visit is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan

Rotten Tomatoes score: 67%

The Visit is a 2015 American found footage horror film directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Two siblings become increasingly frightened by their grandparents' disturbing behavior while visiting them ...more