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The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade  

Jason Bancroft
854 votes 52 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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Shutter Island is listed (or ranked) 1 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
2
A Quiet Place is listed (or ranked) 2 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
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
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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
Train to Busan is listed (or ranked) 5 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
6
Inception is listed (or ranked) 6 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
7
Zero Dark Thirty is listed (or ranked) 7 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.
8
The Town is listed (or ranked) 8 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
9
Hereditary is listed (or ranked) 9 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
10
The Girl with the Dragon Tatto... is listed (or ranked) 10 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
11
Wind River is listed (or ranked) 11 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
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Black Swan is listed (or ranked) 12 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
13
Mama is listed (or ranked) 13 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.
14
10 Cloverfield Lane is listed (or ranked) 14 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
15
Source Code is listed (or ranked) 15 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
16
The Maze Runner is listed (or ranked) 16 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
17
The Adjustment Bureau is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Jon Stewart

Rotten Tomatoes score: 71%

The Adjustment Bureau is a 2011 American romantic science fiction thriller film loosely based on the Philip K. Dick short story, "Adjustment Team". The film was written and directed by ...more
18
The Shallows is listed (or ranked) 18 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
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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
Limitless is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Bruce Lee

Rotten Tomatoes score: 69%

Limitless is a 2011 American thriller film directed by Neil Burger and starring Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, and Robert De Niro. It is based on the novel The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn.
21
Contagion is listed (or ranked) 21 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
22
Argo is listed (or ranked) 22 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
23
Green Room is listed (or ranked) 23 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
24
Sicario is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Searching is listed (or ranked) 25 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