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The Best Thriller Movies of 2017

Updated October 8, 2019 11.1k votes 3.4k voters 501.6k views44 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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    Wind River is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
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    Wind River

    Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen

    Released2017

    Directed byTaylor Sheridan

    Wind River is a 2017 American thriller film directed and written by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario,... moreamazon buy button

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    Split is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
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    Split

    James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy

    Released2016

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    Split is a 2016 American psychological horror thriller film directed and written by M. Night... moreamazon buy button

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    Three Billboards Outside Ebbin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
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    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson

    Released2017

    Directed byMartin McDonagh

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a 2017 American drama film directed by Martin... moreamazon buy button

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    John Wick: Chapter 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
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    John Wick: Chapter 2

    Keanu Reeves, Common

    Directed byChad Stahelski

    John Wick: Chapter 2 is a 2017 action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski and written by... moreamazon buy button

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    Get Out is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
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    Get Out

    Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener

    Released2017

    Directed byJordan Peele

    Get Out is a 2017 American horror film directed by Jordan Peele. A young African-American... moreamazon buy button

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    Blade Runner 2049 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
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    Blade Runner 2049

    Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling

    Released2017

    Directed byDenis Villeneuve

    Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 American neo noir science fiction film directed by Denis... moreamazon buy button

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    Sleepless is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
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    Sleepless

    Jamie Foxx, T.I.

    Directed byBaran bo Odar

    Sleepless is a 2017 American action thriller film directed by Baran bo Odar, written by Andrea... moreamazon buy button
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    A Cure for Wellness is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
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    A Cure for Wellness

    Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs

    Released2016

    Directed byGore Verbinski

    A Cure for Wellness is a 2016 psychological horror-thriller film directed by Gore Verbinski.... moreamazon buy button

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    All I See Is You is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
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    All I See Is You

    Blake Lively, Jason Clarke

    Directed byMarc Forster

    All I See Is You is a 2016 an obsessive love story/drama film directed by Marc Forster and... moreamazon buy button
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    Happy Death Day is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
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    Happy Death Day

    Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard

    Released2017

    Directed byChristopher B. Landon

    Happy Death Day is a 2017 American slasher film directed by Christopher B. Landon. A college... moreamazon buy button

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    The Killing of a Sacred Deer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
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    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman

    Directed byYorgos Lanthimos

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a 2017 psychological horror-thriller film directed by Yorgos... moreamazon buy button
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    Dunkirk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
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    Dunkirk

    Fionn Whitehead, Kenneth Branagh

    Released2017

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Dunkirk is a 2017 British-American epic action thriller written, co-produced, and directed by... moreamazon buy button

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    The Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
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    The Foreigner

    Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan

    Directed byMartin Campbell

    The Foreigner is a 2017 Chinese-British action thriller film directed by Martin Campbell,... moreamazon buy button
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    The Shape of Water is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
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    The Shape of Water

    Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

    The Shape of Water is a 2017 American fantasy romance film directed by Guillermo del Toro.... moreamazon buy button

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    American Assassin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
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    American Assassin

    Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton

    Directed byMichael Cuesta

    American Assassin is an action thriller film directed by Michael Cuesta and written by Stephen... moreamazon buy button
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    All the Money in the World is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
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    All the Money in the World

    Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer

    Directed byRidley Scott

    All the Money in the World is a 2017 crime drama film directed by Ridley Scott. Based upon... moreamazon buy button
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    Jigsaw is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
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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... moreamazon buy button

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    The Wall is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
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    The Wall

    Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Cena

    Directed byDoug Liman

    The Wall is a 2017 American war film directed by Doug Liman and written by Dwain Worrell,... moreamazon buy button
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    The Blackcoat's Daughter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
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    The Blackcoat's Daughter

    Emma Roberts, Lucy Boynton

    Directed byOz Perkins

    The Blackcoat's Daughter (also known by its original title February) is a 2015... moreamazon buy button

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    Kidnap is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
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    Kidnap

    Halle Berry, Sage Correa

    Directed byLuis Prieto

    Kidnap is a 2017 American abduction thriller film directed by Luis Prieto and written by Knate... moreamazon buy button
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    Rings is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
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    Rings

    Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe
    Rings is a 2017 American supernatural psychological horror film directed by F. Javier... moreamazon buy button

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    Inconceivable is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
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    Inconceivable

    Nicolas Cage, Faye Dunaway

    Directed byJonathan Baker

    Inconceivable is an 2017 American thriller film directed by Jonathan Baker. A mother (Nicky... moreamazon buy button

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    Aftermath is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
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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... moreamazon buy button
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    Trespass Against Us is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
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    Trespass Against Us

    Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson

    Directed byAdam Smith

    Trespass Against Us is a British-American crime drama film directed by Adam Smith and written... moreamazon buy button
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    American Fable is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Thriller Movies of 2017
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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... moreamazon buy button
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