The Best Thrillers Of 2021

UPDATED: Check out the top thriller films of 2022!

Get ready for a thrill ride with the top 2021 thriller movies. Be sure to check out these exciting films if you're looking for an adrenaline rush when you press play this year. This list has action thrillers, dramatic thrillers, mystery thrillers, and horror movies that will give you both thrills and chills. But which one of these films is the best thriller of 2021? You get to help decide with your votes.

Want to see Bob Odenkirk kick some butt? Then you're in luck if you watch the new thriller Nobody. Like to get your blood pumping while getting the wits scared out of you? Then A Quiet Place II is the 2021 thriller for you!

Vote up your favorites and check back for upcoming thrillers as they are released and added to the list.

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  • Don't Breathe 2 is a 2021 American horror thriller film directed by Rodo Sayagues, a sequel to the 2016 film Don't Breathe. Norman Nordstrom (Stephen Lang) is a blind man who lives in an isolated ...more
  • Wrath of Man is a 2021 British action thriller film directed by Guy Ritchie, based on the 2004 French film, Cash Truck by Nicolas Boukhrie. A cold and mysterious man working at a cash truck company ...more
  • Boiling Point is a 2021 British thriller-drama film directed by Philip Barantini. Enter the relentless pressure of a restaurant kitchen as a head chef wrangles his team on the busiest day of the year.
  • Those Who Wish Me Dead is a 2020 neo-western film directed by Taylor Sheridan and is based on the novel of the same name by Michael Koryta. A teenage murder witness finds himself pursued by twin ...more
  • Son is a 2021 Irish horror thriller film directed by Ivan Kavanagh. When a young boy falls ill to a mysterious illness, his mother must decide how far she will go to protect him from terrifying ...more
  • Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they ...more
  • Titane is a 2021 French body horror thriller film directed by Julia Ducournau. A female serial killer becomes pregnant after having sex with a car.
  • No Man of God is a 2021 American crime mystery film directed by Amber Sealey. It is based on real life transcripts selected from conversations between serial killer Ted Bundy and FBI Special Agent ...more
  • Hutch Mansell fails to defend himself or his family when two thieves break into his suburban home one night. The aftermath of the incident soon strikes a match to his long-simmering rage. In a ...more
  • Bleed with Me is a 2021 Canadian horror film directed by Amelia Moses. During a winter getaway at an isolated cabin, a self-destructive young woman becomes convinced that her best friend is stealing ...more
  • Echoes of Violence is a 2021 American crime drama directed by Nicholas Woods. An immigrant travels from Sedona to Los Angeles to seek revenge against the immigration lawyer who ruined her life.
  • Zone 414 is a 2021 American science fiction thriller film directed by Andrew Baird. Set in the near future, a private detective is hired by an eccentric businessman to find his daughter, and he teams ...more
  • Surge is a 2021 British thriller film directed by Aneil Karia. A man goes on a bold and reckless journey of self-liberation in the city of London.
  • Stay Out of the Attic (aka Stay Out of the F**king Attic) is a 2021 American horror film directed by Jerren Lauder. A diverse group of ex-cons-turned-movers are convinced by their creepy client to ...more
  • The Prey is a 2021 American action horror thriller film directed by Cire Hensman and Matthew Hensman. A Platoon of U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan searching for Taliban become trapped in a cave and are ...more
  • Dead & Beautiful is a 2021 Dutch-Taiwanese thriller film directed by David Verbeek. A group of young and spoiled rich kids turn into vampires after a night out, changing the course of their lives and ...more
  • Cube is a 2021 Japanese science fiction horror film directed by Yasuhiko Shimizu, a remake and continuation of the 1997 Canadian film Cube, and the fourth installment in the Cube film series. Six ...more
  • Let Us In is a 2021 American science fiction thriller film directed by Craig Moss. A 12-year-old girl is ostracized in her small town for something she never did. When there’s a rash of missing ...more
  • A shady legal guardian lands in hot water when she tries to bilk a woman who has ties to a powerful gangster.
  • Stillwater is a 2021 American thriller and drama film directed by Tom McCarthy. A father (Matt Damon) travels from Oklahoma to France to help his daughter (Abigail Breslin) who has been arrested for ...more
  • Old is a 2021 American supernatural psychological horror-thriller film directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and inspired by the graphic novel Sandcastle by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters. A family ...more
  • The Ice Road is a 2021 American disaster action thriller film directed by Jonathan Hensleigh. After a remote Canadian diamond mine collapses, an ice driver leads an impossible rescue mission to save ...more
  • Flag Day is a 2021 American thriller drama film directed by Sean Penn. The daughter of a con artist struggles to come to terms with her father's past.
  • Yakuza Princess is a 2021 Brazilian action thriller film directed by Vicente Amorim, based on the graphic novel Samurai Shiro by Danilo Beyruth. In Brazil, Akemi finds out that she's the heiress to ...more
  • The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain is a 2021 American thriller drama film directed by David Midell. Based on the true story of the events that led to the death of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., an elderly ...more