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: Richard KellyDonnie Darko is a 2001 American supernatural drama film written and directed by Richard Kelly... more
Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel CoenFargo is a 1996 American neo-noir dark comedy crime film written, produced, edited, and... more
Directed by: Jordan PeeleGet Out is a 2017 American horror film directed by Jordan Peele. A young African-American... more
Directed by: Denis VilleneuvePrisoners is a 2013 American drama thriller film directed by Denis Villeneuve. Two young girls... more
Directed by: Dan GilroyNightcrawler is a 2014 American neo-noir thriller film written and directed by Dan Gilroy in... more
Directed by: Christopher NolanMemento is a 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan.... more
Directed by: David FincherSeven is a 1995 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher. The film stars... more
Directed by: David Robert MitchellIt Follows is a 2014 supernatural psychological horror film written and directed by David... more
Directed by: Mary HarronAmerican Psycho is a 2000 American neo-noir satirical psychological horror film directed by... more
Directed by: Quentin TarantinoPulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The lives of two mob... more
Directed by: Bryan SingerThe Usual Suspects is a 1995 German-American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Bryan... more
Directed by: Brad AndersonThe Machinist is a 2004 English-language Spanish psychological thriller film directed by Brad... more
Directed by: Nicolas WindingDrive is a 2011 American neo noir arthouse action directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring... more
Directed by: Rand RavichThe Astronaut's Wife is a 1999 American science fiction/thriller film directed and written by... more
Directed by: Mark RomanekOne Hour Photo is a 2002 American psychological thriller film written and directed by Mark... more
Directed by: James WanSaw is a 2004 horror film written by Leigh Whannell and directed by James Wan, in Wan's... more
Directed by: Shane CarruthPrimer is a 2004 American science fiction drama film about the accidental discovery of a means... more
Directed by: Troy DuffyThe Boondock Saints is a 1999 American film written and directed by Troy Duffy. The film stars... more
Directed by: Riley StearnsThe Art of Self-Defense is a 2019 American dark comedy film, written and directed by Riley... more
Directed by: Nicolas Winding RefnThe Neon Demon is a 2016 psychological horror film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. An... more
Directed by: David LynchMulholland Drive is a 2001 American neo-noir mystery film written and directed by David Lynch... more
Directed by: Tom FordNocturnal Animals is a 2016 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Tom... more
Directed by: Michael HanekeFunny Games is a 1997 Austrian psychological thriller film written and directed by Michael... more
Directed by: Jeff NicholsTake Shelter is a 2011 American drama-thriller film written and directed by Jeff Nichols and... more
Directed by: Jennifer KentThe Nightingale is a 2018 Australian period thriller film directed by Jennifer Kent. In 1825... more