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.
Directed by: Riley StearnsThe Art of Self-Defense is a 2019 American dark comedy film, written and directed by Riley... more 0
Directed by: Richard KellyDonnie Darko is a 2001 American supernatural drama film written and directed by Richard Kelly... more 0
Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel CoenFargo is a 1996 American neo-noir dark comedy crime film written, produced, edited, and... more 0
Directed by: Jordan PeeleGet Out is a 2017 American horror film directed by Jordan Peele. A young African-American... more 0
Directed by: Denis VilleneuvePrisoners is a 2013 American drama thriller film directed by Denis Villeneuve. Two young girls... more 0
Directed by: Christopher NolanMemento is a 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan.... more 0
Directed by: Dan GilroyNightcrawler is a 2014 American neo-noir thriller film written and directed by Dan Gilroy in... more 0
Directed by: Bryan SingerThe Usual Suspects is a 1995 German-American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Bryan... more 0
Directed by: David FincherSeven is a 1995 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher. The film stars... more 0
Directed by: Quentin TarantinoPulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The lives of two mob... more 0
Directed by: Mary HarronAmerican Psycho is a 2000 American neo-noir satirical psychological horror film directed by... more 0
Directed by: David Robert MitchellIt Follows is a 2014 supernatural psychological horror film written and directed by David... more 0
Directed by: Nicolas WindingDrive is a 2011 American neo noir arthouse action directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring... more 0
Directed by: Rand RavichThe Astronaut's Wife is a 1999 American science fiction/thriller film directed and written by... more 0
Directed by: Troy DuffyThe Boondock Saints is a 1999 American film written and directed by Troy Duffy. The film stars... more 0
Directed by: Mark RomanekOne Hour Photo is a 2002 American psychological thriller film written and directed by Mark... more 0
Directed by: James WanSaw is a 2004 horror film written by Leigh Whannell and directed by James Wan, in Wan's... more 0
Directed by: Adam WingardYou're Next is a 2011 American independent action-horror slasher film directed by Adam... more 0
Directed by: Nicolas WindingOnly God Forgives is a 2013 Danish-French thriller film written and directed by Nicolas... more 0
Directed by: Nicolas Winding RefnThe Neon Demon is a 2016 psychological horror film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. An... more 0
Directed by: David LynchMulholland Drive is a 2001 American neo-noir mystery film written and directed by David Lynch... more 0
Directed by: Shane CarruthPrimer is a 2004 American science fiction drama film about the accidental discovery of a means... more 0
Directed by: Jennifer KentThe Nightingale is a 2018 Australian period thriller film directed by Jennifer Kent. In 1825... more 0
Directed by: Brad AndersonThe Machinist is a 2004 English-language Spanish psychological thriller film directed by Brad... more 0
Directed by: Tom FordNocturnal Animals is a 2016 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Tom... more