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The Best Thriller Movies Of 2018

Updated March 30, 2021 23.3k votes 6.8k voters 1.2m views83 items

If you're a fan of suspense, gore, and action-packed cinema, this list of 2018 thrillers is for you. What movies were the best thrillers of this year? A good thriller keeps audiences engaged for the entirety of the film, and includes twists and turns that will be surprising to even the most observant of viewers. If you're in need of an immediately engaging cinematic experience, these 2018 Hollywood thriller films have you covered. 

Some good 2018 thrillers include A Quiet Place, You Were Never Really Here, The Commuter, and Unsane.

While all of these films certainly had great moments, what were truly the best thriller films of 2018? Vote here to help decide. Vote up the most harrowing, tense, and high-quality thrillers of the year. See anything you feel is missing? Feel free to add it below!

Want more thriller films? Check out The Best thriller movies of 2021 list, as well as the best mystery suspense movies.

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    Revenge

    Matilda Lutz, Kevin Janssens

    Released2017

    Directed byCoralie Fargeat

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    Searching

    John Cho, Debra Messing

    Released2018

    Directed byAneesh Chaganty

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    A Quiet Place

    John Krasinski, Emily Blunt

    Released2018

    Directed byJohn Krasinski

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    Truth Or Dare

    Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey

    Released2018

    Directed byJeff Wadlow

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    Bad Samaritan

    David Tennant, Robert Sheehan

    Released2018

    Directed byDean Devlin

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    Den Of Thieves

    Gerard Butler, Curtis Jackson

    Released2018

    Directed byChristian Gudegast

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    The Equalizer 2

    Denzel Washington, Ashton Sanders

    Released2018

    Directed byAntoine Fuqua

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    300

    The Commuter

    Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga

    Released2018

    Directed byJaume Collet-Serra

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    Peppermint

    Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher Jr.

    Released2018

    Directed byPierre Morel

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    163
    54

    Beirut

    Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike

    Released2018

    Directed byBrad Anderson

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    508
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    Unsane

    Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard

    Released2018

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

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    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson

    Released2018

    Directed byChristopher McQuarrie

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    Bird Box

    Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson

    Released2018

    Directed bySusanne Bier

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    You Were Never Really Here

    Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov

    Released2017

    Directed byLynne Ramsay

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    Sicario: Day Of The Soldado

    Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin

    Released2018

    Directed byStefano Sollima

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    Thoroughbreds

    Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy

    Released2018

    Directed byCory Finley

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    71

    The Hurricane Heist

    Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace

    Released2018

    Directed byRob Cohen

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    364
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    Red Sparrow

    Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton

    Released2018

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

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    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    Fionn Whitehead, Will Poulter

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Slade

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    Breaking In

    Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke

    Released2018

    Directed byJames McTeigue

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    45

    First Reformed

    Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried

    Released2018

    Directed byPaul Schrader

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    58

    Proud Mary

    Taraji P. Henson, Billy Brown

    Released2018

    Directed byBabak Najafi

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    Traffik

    Paula Patton, Omar Epps

    Released2018

    Directed byDeon Taylor

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    160

    Bad Times at the El Royale

    Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo

    Released2018

    Directed byDrew Goddard

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    Gemini

    Lola Kirke, Zoë Kravitz

    Released2018

    Directed byAaron Katz