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The Best Thriller Movies of 2017

Updated March 27, 2021 10.3k votes 3.4k voters 503.2k views85 items

While the year's a thing of the past, the best thrillers of 2017 still remain. From crime mystery to psychological horror, 2017 thrillers gave audiences all kinds of suspenseful movies. What is the best thriller film of 2017?

Murder mystery drama Wind River, starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen, is easily one of the best thrillers this year. Thriller combined with horror makes for scary films, like Split, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and Wish Upon. Other great 2017 thrillers include Blade Runner 2049, The Shape of Water, Brawl in Cell Block 99, and The Wall.

Vote up the best thriller movies 2017 brought us and feel free to add any 2017 thrillers missing from the list. And if you love these flicks, be sure to check out the best comedy mystery movies.

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    Geostorm

    Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess

    Released2017

    Directed byDean Devlin

    Geostorm is a 2017 American disaster science-fiction action film directed by Dean Devlin. A satellite designer (Gerard Butler) must save the world from a storm of epic proportions caused by...  more
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    The Blackcoat's Daughter

    Emma Roberts, Lucy Boynton

    Released2017

    Directed byOz Perkins

    The Blackcoat's Daughter (also known by its original title February) is a 2015 American-Canadian supernatural psychological horror film directed and written by Oz Perkins. During the dead of winter,...  more

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    Unforgettable

    Katherine Heigl, Rosario Dawson

    Released2017

    Directed byDenise Di Novi

    Unforgettable is a 2017 American thriller film directed by Denise Di Novi. The film follows a divorcée (Katherine Heigl) who begins to torment the new fiancé (Rosario Dawson) of her ex-husband....  more
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    All I See Is You

    Blake Lively, Jason Clarke

    Released2016

    Directed byMarc Forster

    All I See Is You is a 2016 an obsessive love story/drama film directed by Marc Forster and written by Sean Conway. The plot tells the story of a blind woman and her husband. When her sight...  more
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    Jigsaw

    Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie

    Released2017

    Directed byThe Spierig Brothers

    Jigsaw is a 2017 American horror film directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. The eighth installment in the Saw franchise picks up over a decade after the death of the eponymous Jigsaw killer (Tobin...  more

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    2:22

    Michiel Huisman, Teresa Palmer

    Released2017

    Directed byPaul Currie

    2:22 is an American-Australian thriller film directed by Paul Currie and written by Nathan Parker and Todd Stein. It follows Dylan Branson, a man whose life is permanently derailed when an ominous...  more
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    American Assassin

    Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton

    Released2017

    Directed byMichael Cuesta

    American Assassin is a 2017 action thriller film directed by Michael Cuesta and written by Stephen Schiff, Michael Finch, Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz, based on Vince Flynn's 2010 novel of...  more
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    Aftermath

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Scoot McNairy

    Released2017

    Directed byElliott Lester

    Aftermath (originally titled 478) is a 2017 American drama thriller film directed by Elliott Lester, based on the Überlingen mid-air collision. After hundreds of people died in an airplane collision,...  more
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    Wish Upon

    Joey King, Ryan Phillipe

    Released2017

    Directed byJohn R. Leonetti

    Wish Upon is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by John R. Leonetti and written by Barbara Marshall. After her father presents her with a mysterious music box, Clare Shannon is...  more
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    American Fable

    Peyton Kennedy, Richard Schiff

    Released2016

    Directed byAnne Hamilton

    American Fable is a 2016 American thriller film directed by Anne Hamilton. After 11-year-old Gitty (Peyton Kennedy) discovers a man who can grant wishes hiding in her family's silo, she is forced to...  more
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    Amityville: The Awakening

    Bella Thorne, Cameron Monaghan

    Released2017

    Directed byFranck Khalfoun

    Amityville: The Awakening is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by Franck Khalfoun. Belle (Bella Thorne) and her siblings move into a new house with their single mother Joan (Jennifer...  more
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    All the Money in the World

    Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer

    Released2017

    Directed byRidley Scott

    All the Money in the World is a 2017 crime drama film directed by Ridley Scott. Based upon historical events, the film centers on the kidnapping of the grandson of industrialist J. Paul Getty...  more
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    1922

    Thomas Jane, Neal McDonough

    Released2017

    Directed byZak Hilditch

    1922 is a 2017 American horror-drama film directed by Zak Hilditch, based on Stephen King's novella. A simple yet proud farmer (Thomas Jane) in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife (Molly...  more
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    Suburbicon

    Matt Damon, Julianne Moore

    Released2017

    Directed byGeorge Clooney, Joel Coen

    Suburbicon is a 2017 American crime thriller film directed by George Clooney. In a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns, Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) and his...  more
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    The Snowman

    Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson

    Released2017

    Directed byTomas Alfredson

    The Snowman is a 2017 British crime thriller drama film directed by Tomas Alfredson, based on the novel by Jo Nesbø. Detective Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a...  more
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    Trespass Against Us

    Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson

    Released2017

    Directed byAdam Smith

    Trespass Against Us is a British-American crime drama film directed by Adam Smith and written by Alastair Siddons. After an elaborate heist goes south, reluctant criminal Chad must find a way to...  more
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    The Bad Batch

    Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa

    Released2016

    Directed byAna Lily Amirpour

    The Bad Batch is a 2016 American romantic horror-thriller film directed and written by Ana Lily Amirpour. It is a dystopian love story in a Texas wasteland and set in a community of cannibals....  more
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    Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral

    Ray Wise, Gina Philips

    Released2017

    Directed byVictor Salva

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    November Criminals

    Chloë Grace Moretz, Ansel Elgort

    Released2017

    Directed bySacha Gervasi

    November Criminals is a 2017 American crime drama film directed by Sacha Gervasi. College bound friends (Chloë Grace Moretz and Ansel Elgort) find themselves falling for one another, but after the...  more
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    The Man With the Iron Heart

    Rosamund Pike, Mia Wasikowska

    Released2017

    Directed byCédric Jimenez

    The Man with the Iron Heart (aka HHhH) is a 2017 English-language French-Belgian biographical action-thriller film directed by Cédric Jimenez. As the German Fascists expand their borders, scorching...  more
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    Berlin Syndrome

    Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt

    Released2017

    Directed byCate Shortland

    Berlin Syndrome is a 2017 Australian-French psychological thriller drama film based upon the novel of the same name by Melanie Joosten. The film tells about a young photographer Clare (Teresa...  more
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    Shot Caller

    Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal

    Released2017

    Directed byRic Roman Waugh

    Shot Caller is a 2017 American crime thriller film directed and written by Ric Roman Waugh. The film chronicles the transformation of a well-to-do family man (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) into a hardened...  more
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    Bushwick

    Dave Bautista, Brittany Snow

    Released2017

    Directed byJonathan Milott, Cary Murnion

    Bushwick is a 2017 American action film directed by Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion. A veteran (Dave Bautista) and a 20-year-old engineering student (Brittany Snow) must depend on each other to...  more
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    The Mummy

    Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella

    Released2017

    Directed byAlex Kurtzman

    The Mummy is a 2017 American action-adventure horror film directed by Alex Kurtzman. It is a reboot of The Mummy franchise and the first installment in the Universal Monsters shared universe....  more

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    Life

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson

    Released2017

    Directed byDaniel Espinosa

    Life is a 2017 science fiction horror thriller film directed by Daniel Espinosa. The six-member crew of the International Space Station is tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the...  more