2019 Movies The Best Thriller Movies of 2019  

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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 2019 thrillers 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!

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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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Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska, Laia Costa
Piercing is a 2018 American horror comedy film directed by Nicolas Pesce, based on the novel by Ryū Murakami. A man (Christopher Abbott) kisses his wife and baby goodbye and seemingly heads away ...more

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Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Salma Hayek
The Hummingbird Project is a 2018 thriller film directed by Kim Nguyen. Cousins and high-frequency traders Vincent (Jesse Eisenberg) and Anton Zaleski (Alexander Skarsgard) go up against their ...more

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Travis Fimmel, Rachael Taylor, Forest Whitaker
Finding Steve McQueen is a 2019 American heist thriller film directed by Mark Steven Johnson. In 1972, a gang of close-knit thieves from Youngstown, Ohio attempt to steal $30 million in illegal ...more

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Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane
Serenity is a 2019 American noir thriller-drama film directed by Steven Knight. The mysterious past of a fishing boat captain (Matthew McConaughey) living in the Caribbean comes back to haunt ...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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John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors
Captive State is a 2019 American science fiction crime thriller film directed by Rupert Wyatt. Nearly a decade after occupation by an extraterrestrial force, the lives of a Chicago neighborhood ...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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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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Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Amrita Singh
Badla is a 2019 Indian Hindi crime thriller film directed by Sujoy Ghosh, it is an adaptation of the 2017 Spanish movie The Invisible Guest. A lawyer investigates further into the suspicious ...more

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Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Tiger Chen
Triple Threat is a 2019 Thai-Chinese-American martial arts film directed by Jesse V. Johnson. When a Chinese billionaire's daughter is targeted by an elite squad of assassins, a small band of ...more

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Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Barry Ward, Martin McCann
Maze is a 2017 (US Release 2019) Irish adventure drama film written and directed by Stephen Burke, based on the IRA Maze prison escape. Inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison ...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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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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Noomi Rapace, Sophie Nélisse, Eoin Macken
Close is a 2019 action thriller film directed by Vicky Jewson. To protect an heiress (Sophie Nélisse) from highly trained kidnappers, a lone security expert (Noomi Rapace) must unravel a ...more

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Dev Patel, Radhika Apte, Jim Sarbh
The Wedding Guest is a 2018 British action thriller film written and directed by Michael Winterbottom. A mysterious British Muslim man (Dev Patel) goes on a journey across Pakistan and India.

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Rumer Willis, Emma Dumont, Kelly Blatz
What Lies Ahead is a 2019 American thriller film directed by Rob Gardner. Two young women, Raven (Rumer Willis) and her brother's girlfriend Jessica (Emma Dumont) go on a road trip from Georgia ...more

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Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Anthony Mackie
Miss Bala is a 2019 American-Mexican action drama thriller film directed by Catherine Hardwicke, and a remake of the 2011 Mexican film. A beauty contest winner (Gina Rodriguez) is forced to work ...more