2017 Movies

The Best Thriller Movies of 2017  

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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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Jeremy Renner, Ashley Olsen, Jon Bernthal

Directed by: Taylor Sheridan

Wind River is a 2017 American thriller film directed and written by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario, Hell or High Water) in his directorial debut. US Fish and Wildlife Service agent Cory Lambert ...more
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Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener, Allison Williams

Directed by: Jordan Peele

Get Out is a 2017 American horror film directed by Jordan Peele. A young African-American (Daniel Kaluuya) visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness ...more

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James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Split is a 2016 American psychological horror thriller film directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan. After a wholesome teen birthday party, three girls are taken in broad daylight: friends ...more

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Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell

Released: 2017

Directed by: Martin McDonagh

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a 2017 American drama film directed by Martin McDonagh. A woman (Frances McDormand) takes a stand against the police, using three billboards, in her ...more
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John Wick: Chapter 2
Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne

Directed by: Chad Stahelski

John Wick: Chapter 2 is a 2017 action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad. It is a sequel to the 2014 film John Wick. Legendary hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) ...more
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Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine

Directed by: Christopher B. Landon

Happy Death Day is a 2017 American slasher film directed by Christopher B. Landon. A college student (Jessica Rothe) relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and ...more

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Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright

Released: 2017

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 American neo noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve, and a sequel to the 1982 film. A young blade runner's (Ryan Gosling) discovery of a long-buried ...more

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Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth

Released: 2016

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

A Cure for Wellness is a 2016 psychological horror-thriller film directed by Gore Verbinski. An ambitious young executive (Dane DeHaan) is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but ...more
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The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan

Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos

The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a 2017 psychological horror-thriller film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. A surgeon (Colin Farrell) forms a familial bond with a sinister teenage boy (Barry ...more

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Dunkirk
Fionn Whitehead, Kenneth Branagh, James D'Arcy

Released: 2017

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Dunkirk is a 2017 British-American epic action thriller written, co-produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. During the early stages of WWII, Allied soldiers from Britain, Belgium, Canada, ...more

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I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore
Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood, David Yow

Directed by: Macon Blair

I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (often stylized i don't feel at home in this world anymore.) is a 2017 comedy crime thriller film written and directed by Macon Blair. A nurse, Ruth ...more

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Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan, Charlie Murphy

Directed by: Martin Campbell

The Foreigner is a 2017 Chinese-British action thriller film directed by Martin Campbell, based on the 1992 novel The Chinaman by Stephen Leather. A humble businessman (Jackie Chan) with a ...more
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John Gallagher, Jr., Tony Goldwyn

Directed by: Greg McLean

The Belko Experiment is a 2016 American horror film directed by Greg McLean and written by James Gunn. In a dark social experiment, a group of 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise ...more

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Brawl in Cell Block 99
Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, Don Johnson

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Brawl in Cell Block 99 is a 2017 American action thriller film directed by S. Craig Zahler. A former boxer-turned-drug runner (Vince Vaughn) lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets
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Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

The Shape of Water is a 2017 American fantasy romance film directed by Guillermo del Toro. Lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation until she discovers a secret ...more

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Unlocked
Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Michael Douglas

Directed by: Michael Apted

Unlocked is a 2017 American thriller film directed by Michael Apted. A CIA interrogator (Noomi Rapace) is lured into a ruse that puts London at risk of a biological attack.
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Jigsaw
Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett

Released: 2017

Directed by: The 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 ...more

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Kidnap
Halle Berry, Sage Correa, Lew Temple

Directed by: Luis Prieto

Kidnap is a 2017 American abduction thriller film directed by Luis Prieto and written by Knate Gwaltney. It follows a mother who tries to rescue her abducted son from dangerous kidnappers.
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Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman

Directed by: David Leitch

Atomic Blonde is a 2017 American action spy thriller film directed by David Leitch and written by Kurt Johnstad. It is based on Antony Johnston's 2012 graphic novel The Coldest City, which ...more

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Sleepless
Jamie Foxx, T.I., Michelle Monaghan

Directed by: Baran bo Odar

Sleepless is a 2017 American action thriller film directed by Baran bo Odar, written by Andrea Berloff. A Las Vegas police detective (Jamie Foxx) with a connection to the criminal underground ...more
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2:22
Michiel Huisman, Teresa Palmer, Sam Reid

Directed by: Paul 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 ...more
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Detour
Tye Sheridan, Stephen Moyer, Emory Cohen

Released: 2016

Directed by: Christopher Smith

Detour is a 2016 British thriller film directed by Christopher Smith. A young law student (Tye Sheridan) blindly enters into a pact with a man (Emory Cohen) who offers to kill his stepfather ...more
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American Assassin
Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan

Directed by: Michael Cuesta

American Assassin is an 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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The Blackcoat's Daughter
Emma Roberts, Lucy Boynton, Kiernan Shipka

Directed by: Oz 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 ...more

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Inconceivable
Nicolas Cage, Faye Dunaway, Gina Gershon

Directed by: Jonathan Baker

Inconceivable is an 2017 American thriller film directed by Jonathan Baker. A mother (Nicky Whelan) looks to escape her abusive past by moving to a new town where she befriends another mother ...more