2019 Movies

The Best Thriller Movies of 2019  

Jason Bancroft
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List Rules Vote up the best thriller films of 2019 that kept you on the edge of your seat.

If you're a fan of suspense, thrills, and action-packed cinema, this list of 2019 thrillers is for you. What movies are 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 2019 thriller films have you covered. 

Some good new thriller movies include Cold Pursuit, Captive State, Hotel Mumbai, and Piercing.

While all of these films certainly have great moments, what were truly the best thriller films of 2019? 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! And if you're looking for the best psychological thriller movies and the best crime thrillers, we have lists for that too.

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Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz
Joker is a 2019 American crime drama film directed by Todd Phillips, based on the DC Comics character. In 1981, a failed stand-up comedian (Joaquin Phoenix) is driven insane, turning to a life ...more
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Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ruby Rose
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is a 2019 American neo-noir action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski, and the third film in the John Wick series. Still on the run following his ...more
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Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O'Brien
Ready or Not is a 2019 American thriller film, directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. On the night of her wedding, a young bride (Samara Weaving) joins her new husband’s (Mark ...more
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Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, Taylor Russell
Escape Room is a 2019 American psychological horror-thriller film directed by Adam Robitel. Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, and must use their wits to
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Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson
Crawl is a 2019 American horror film directed by Alexandre Aja. A young woman (Kaya Scodelario) becomes trapped in a flooding house trying to save her father (Barry Pepper) during a Category 5 ...more
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Katie Stevens, Will Brittain, Lauryn Alisa McClain
Haunt is a 2019 American horror film directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods. Looking for the best thrills on Halloween, a group of friends encounters a real haunted house that preys on their ...more
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Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is a 2019 thriller film directed by Joe Berlinger. Ted Bundy (Zac Efron) and his girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer (Lily Collins) struggle to accept the ...more
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John Corbett, Nia Long, Sophie Nelisse
47 Meters Down: Uncaged is a 2019 survival horror film directed by Johannes Roberts, and a sequel to the 2017 film 47 Meters Down. Four teen girls dive into a ruined underwater city and quickly ...more
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Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran
Doctor Sleep is a 2019 American horror film directed by Mike Flanagan, based on the 2013 novel by Stephen King. Years following the events of "The Shining", a now-adult Dan Torrence ...more
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Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Austin Abrams
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a 2019 American horror film directed by André Øvredal, based on the children's book series by Alvin Schwartz. A group of young teens attempt to ...more
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Brighton Sharbino, Dominic Monaghan, Will Patton
Radioflash is a 2019 American thriller film directed by Ben McPherson. After a nuclear device goes off and sends out an electromagnetic pulse, a teenage girl must lead her family to safety.
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Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Ted Levine
The Report is a 2019 American drama film directed by Scott Z. Burns. Senate staffer Daniel Jones (Adam Driver) is assigned the daunting task of leading an investigation into the CIA’s Detention ...more
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Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey
The Good Liar is a 2019 American thriller film directed by Bill Condon, based on the novel by Nicholas Searle. An old conman begins to develop feelings for the woman he has been set up as the ...more
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Sam Worthington, Lily Rabe, Stephen Tobolowsky
Fractured is a 2019 American thriller film directed by Brad Anderson. After his daughter breaks her arm while on a family road trip, Ray rushes her to the hospital along with his wife, once they ...more
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Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi
Hotel Mumbai is a 2019 Indian-American-Australian thriller film directed by Anthony Maras, based on the 2009 documentary Surviving Mumbai. Hotel staff risk their lives to keep everyone safe as ...more
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Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife
Annabelle Comes Home is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Gary Duaberman, based on the legend of the Annabelle doll and a sequel to Annabelle and Annabelle: Creation. ...more
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Dennis Quaid, Michael Ealy, Meagan Good
The Intruder is a 2019 American psychological thriller film directed by Deon Taylor. A young married couple (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good) buys their dream home in Napa Valley unaware that the ...more
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Nicolas Cage, Laurence Fishburne
Running with the Devil is a 2019 American action thriller film written and directed by Jason Cabell. The CEO of an International conglomerate sends two of his most regarded executives to ...more
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Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow
Pet Sematary is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, based on the novel by Stephen King. When his toddler son is killed in an auto accident, ...more
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Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates
The Highwaymen is a 2019 American crime film directed by John Lee Hancock. Texas Ranger Frank Hamer (Kevin Costner) and ex-partner Maney Gault (Woody Harrelson) attempt to track down and ...more
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John Cusack, Emile Hirsch, Paul Reid
Never Grow Old is a 2019 Irish action film directed by Ivan Kavanagh. An Irish undertaker (Emile Hirsch) profits when an outlaw (John Cusack) takes over a peaceful American frontier town, but ...more
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Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles
Dragged Across Concrete is a 2019 American crime thriller film directed by S. Craig Zahler. After getting suspended for their strong-arm tactics, a veteran policeman (Mel Gibson) and his ...more
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Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton
Velvet Buzzsaw is a 2019 American horror thriller film directed by Dan Gilroy. After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who ...more
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Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Emmy Rossum
Cold Pursuit is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Hans Petter Moland. Snowplower Nelson "Mr. Plow" Coxman (Liam Neeson) seeks revenge against a drug cartel in his Rocky ...more
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Octavia Spencer, Luke Evans, Juliette Lewis
Ma is a 2019 American psychological horror film directed by Tate Taylor. A lonely woman (Octavia Spencer) befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house but just when ...more