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
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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gkleps added Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener, Allison Williams
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
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
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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Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne
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
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
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
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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Dunkirk Fionn Whitehead, Kenneth Branagh, James D'Arcy
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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Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan
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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I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood, David Yow
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
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
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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Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, Don Johnson
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
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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Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Michael Douglas
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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Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett
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 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
Halle Berry, Sage Correa, Lew Temple
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
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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Jamie Foxx, T.I., Michelle Monaghan
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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Michiel Huisman, Teresa Palmer, Sam Reid
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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Tye Sheridan, Stephen Moyer, Emory Cohen
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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Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan
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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Nicolas Cage, Faye Dunaway, Gina Gershon
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
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The Wall Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Cena, Laith Nakli
The Wall is a 2017 American war film directed by Doug Liman and written by Dwain Worrell, about two American soldiers trapped by an Iraqi sniper.