This list contains information on the best indie thriller movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best indie thriller films come in many forms. Some indie suspense movies involve life and death situations while other good indie thriller films are about revenge. A few of the best indie thrillers even took home Academy Awards.
What films will you find on this top independent thriller movies list? Memento has to be at the top. This 2000 movie followed a man – with a severe memory disorder – investigate and punish the killer who murdered his wife. The film's writer/director, Christopher Nolan, later went on to direct such big budget films as the Dark Knight franchise. Donnie Darko is another good indie thriller full of suspense.
Only God Forgives, Nicolas Winding Refn's 2013 film about an American ex-pat navigating the criminal underworld in Bangkok, is a true white-knuckle viewing experience. Other good independent thrillers featured on this list include The Usual Suspects, Drive, and American Psycho.
Do you have a favorite independent suspense film? Give the best movies a thumbs up and please add any good thrillers we may have missed.
- 7831Donnie Darko is a 2001 American supernatural drama film written and directed by Richard Kelly... more
- 6722Fargo is a 1996 American neo-noir dark comedy crime film written, produced, edited, and... more
- 7029Get Out is a 2017 American horror film directed by Jordan Peele. A young African-American... more
- 5719Prisoners is a 2013 American drama thriller film directed by Denis Villeneuve. Two young girls... more
- 5619Nightcrawler is a 2014 American neo-noir thriller film written and directed by Dan Gilroy in... more
- 5721Memento is a 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan.... more
- 7943Seven is a 1995 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher. The film stars... more
- 5120It Follows is a 2014 supernatural psychological horror film written and directed by David... more
- 5425The Usual Suspects is a 1995 German-American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Bryan... more
- 5223American Psycho is a 2000 American neo-noir satirical psychological horror film directed by... more
- 4516The Machinist is a 2004 English-language Spanish psychological thriller film directed by Brad... more
- 4719Drive is a 2011 American neo noir arthouse action directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring... more
- 7446Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The lives of two mob... more
- 3512The Astronaut's Wife is a 1999 American science fiction/thriller film directed and written by... more
- 3215One Hour Photo is a 2002 American psychological thriller film written and directed by Mark... more
- 2812Primer is a 2004 American science fiction drama film about the accidental discovery of a means... more
- 3521Saw is a 2004 horror film written by Leigh Whannell and directed by James Wan, in Wan's... more
- 2713You're Next is a 2011 American independent action-horror slasher film directed by Adam... more
- 2713The Art of Self-Defense is a 2019 American dark comedy film, written and directed by Riley... more
- 3624The Boondock Saints is a 1999 American film written and directed by Troy Duffy. The film stars... more
- 3422Mulholland Drive is a 2001 American neo-noir mystery film written and directed by David Lynch... more
- 2715The Neon Demon is a 2016 psychological horror film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. An... more
- 2413Nocturnal Animals is a 2016 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Tom... more
- 2110Funny Games is a 1997 Austrian psychological thriller film written and directed by Michael... more
- 176Enemy is a 2013 Canadian-Spanish psychological thriller film directed by Denis Villeneuve,... more