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The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade

Updated January 3, 2020 12.4k votes 506 voters 8.2k views107 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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    A Quiet Place is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
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    A Quiet Place

    John Krasinski, Emily Blunt

    Released2018

    Directed byJohn Krasinski

    Rotten Tomatoes score:  95%

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    Split is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
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    Split

    James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy

    Released2016

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 77%

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    Shutter Island is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
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    Shutter Island

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams

    Released2010

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 68%

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    Inception is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
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    Inception

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

    Released2010

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Rotten Tomatoes score:  87%

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  • 5
    Get Out is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
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    Get Out

    Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener

    Released2017

    Directed byJordan Peele

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%

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  • 6
    Gone Girl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
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    Gone Girl

    Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris

    Released2014

    Directed byDavid Fincher

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 87%

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  • 7
    Sinister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
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    Sinister

    Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio

    Released2012

    Directed byScott Derrickson

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%

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  • 8
    Prisoners is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
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    Prisoners

    Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2013

    Directed byDenis Villeneuve

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 80%

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  • 9
    End of Watch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
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    End of Watch

    Anna Kendrick, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2012

    Directed byDavid Ayer

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%

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    Sicario is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
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    Sicario

    Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro

    Released2015

    Directed byDenis Villeneuve

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

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  • 11
    The Girl with the Dragon Tatto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
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    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara

    Released2011

    Directed byDavid Fincher

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%

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    The Town is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
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    The Town

    Blake Lively, Ben Affleck

    Released2010

    Directed byBen Affleck

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

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    10 Cloverfield Lane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
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    10 Cloverfield Lane

    John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

    Released2016

    Directed byDan Trachtenberg

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%

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  • 14
    The Equalizer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
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    The Equalizer

    Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2014

    Directed byAntoine Fuqua

    Rotten Tomatoes score: ​​​​​59%

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  • 15
    Hush is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
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    Hush

    Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr.

    Released2016

    Directed byMike Flanagan

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

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    Don't Breathe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
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    Don't Breathe

    Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette

    Directed byFede Alvarez

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%

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    Super 8 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
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    Super 8

    Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka

    Released2011

    Directed byJ.J. Abrams

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 81%

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    Contagion is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
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    Contagion

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet

    Released2011

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%

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  • 19
    The Purge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
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    The Purge

    Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke

    Released2013

    Directed byJames DeMonaco

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 41%

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  • 20
    Hereditary is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
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    Hereditary

    Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne

    Released2018

    Directed byAri Aster

    Rotten Tomatoes score: ​​​​​​89%

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  • 21
    The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
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    The Hunger Games

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson

    Released2012

    Directed byGary Ross

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%

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  • 22
    Looper is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
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    Looper

    Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt

    Released2012

    Directed byRian Johnson

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

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  • 23
    Mama is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
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    Mama

    Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

    Released2013

    Directed byAndres Muschietti

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%

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    Nightcrawler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
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    Nightcrawler

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo

    Released2014

    Directed byDan Gilroy

    Rotten Tomatoes score:  95%

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    The Hunger Games: Catching Fir is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Thrillers Of The 2010s Decade
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    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2013

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

    Rotten Tomatoes score: ​​​​​89%

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