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Top 10 thriller films of all time

The following list of the best thriller films can be an option for those of you who are confused about looking for an exciting spectacle. Check out the recommended thriller from Jaka here!

You're looking for a film that challenges and makes the heart pounding? It's not enough if it's just an Indonesian ghost film, gang.

Not everyone can be scared easily, especially if the film only relies on jump scare without paying attention to the story and the atmosphere.

However, there are really terrible films that can make goosebumps goosebumps. Even without bringing up anything supernatural or ghostly.

Some of them are best thriller movie of all time Jaka's recommendations are the following that you can try to watch yourself. Come on, see more below!

Recommended 10 Best Thriller Movies of All Time

Thrillers and horror are two different genres huh, gang. Thriller is a film with a fun story filled with challenging action, while horror tends to provoke the emotion of fear.

Both genres of this film both provide the same sensation but not the same. Thrillers can make you cringe and tense because the film scenes are very challenging.

Also, the best thriller films can also make your heart flutter. The way the director makes his film challenging is different, whether it's with exciting scenes or a terrible atmosphere.

Well, here are some of the best western thriller films that you must watch if you like things that can challenge your adrenaline. Read more below:

1. Shutter Island (2010)

First is the movie Shutter Island which was first released in 2010. The film was directed by Martin Scorsese with various well-known actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, and Ben Kingsley.

Shutter Island is about two U.S. Marshals. named Daniels and Chuck who visit a mentally ill prisoner to investigate the disappearance of patient Rachel.

This film is very tense from the beginning of the story to the end, of course with a number of plot twist which can surprise you.

Shutter Island was able to become one of the best films of 2010 determined by the National Board of Review.

In fact, according to Jaka, Shutter Island is one of the best psychological thriller films that must be watched.

InformationShutter Island
Duration2 hours 18 min
Release Date19 February 2010
DirectorMartin Scorsese
PlayerLeonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo
GenreMystery, Thriller
Rating68% (Rotten Tomatoes)

8.2/10 (IMDb)

2. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

What do you think of when you hear the word cannibal? Pretty terrible and make you wonder right?

Well, there is a film about a psychopath called The Silence of the Lambs, tells the story of an FBI named Clarice Starling who is sent to meet the psychopathic killer and cannibal, Hannibal.

The Silence of the Lambs is directed by Jonathan Demme and stars a number of legendary actors such as Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, and others.

This film has won various awards such as Best Picture, Best Director, even Golden Globes. Fits to be called the best thriller in history!

InformationThe Silence of the Lambs
Duration1 hour 58 min
Release Date14 February 1991
DirectorJonathan Demm
PlayerJodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney
GenreCrime, Drama, Thriller
Rating96% (Rotten Tomatoes)

8.6/10 (IMDb)

3. Jaws (1975)

Next is the movie Jaws which is very famous for its horrible shark scenes. The film was first released in 1975 and was directed by Steven Spielberg.

This film is adapted from a novel that tells the story of a shark attack in the Amity Island area. This story is so terrible, to be able to become one of the highest-grossing films in the world.

In addition, Jaws also won an award from the Academy Awards for Best Film Editing, Best Original Dramatic Score, and Best Sound. Great!

Duration2 hours 4 min
Release Date20 June 1975
DirectorSteven Spielberg
PlayerRoy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss
GenreCrime, Drama, Thriller
Rating98% (Rotten Tomatoes)

8.6/10 (IMDb)

4. Split (2016)

It doesn't stop at the film The Silence of the Lambs, there is also a movie Split which was released in 2017 and managed to terrify its audience with a horrifying story.

The film, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, is about a man with a mental disorder in the form of multiple personality disorder.

He has 24 personalities and one of them is The Beast which is very dangerous. This film won an award Villain of the Year and Best Actor.

With this, Split is the best thriller of 2017 that you must watch!

Duration1 hour 57 min
Release Date20 January 2017
DirectorM. Night Shyamalan
PlayerJames McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson
GenreCrime, Drama, Thriller
Rating77% (Rotten Tomatoes)

7.3/10 (IMDb)

5. Saw (2004)

Well, if this is the best thriller, this one is quite challenging and sadistic, gang. What else if not Saw which was released in 2004 with renowned director James Wan.

This film is about a sadistic punishment for people who are 'guilty'. You can find various equipment and terrible challenges in this film.

Saw has won a number of awards such as Choice Movie: Thriller, Best Brightened Performance, until Special Jury Prize.

Duration1 hour 43 min
Release Date29 October 2004
DirectorJames Wan
PlayerCary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover
GenreHorror, Mystery, Thriller
Rating49% (Rotten Tomatoes)

7.6/10 (IMDb)

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6. Search (2018)

Search is a thriller film that is quite unique for you to watch because it utilizes modern technology such as video call and webcams in the film.

The film is directed by Aneesh Chaganty and stars a number of talented actors such as John Cho and Debra Messing.

As the title suggests, this film is about the search for a missing person.

The cinematography style is also very unique and different from the film in general. For those of you who want to find the best 2018 thriller films, it's suitable to watch Searching.

Duration1 hour 42 min
Release Date31 August 2018
DirectorAneesh Chaganty
PlayerJohn Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee
GenreDrama, Mystery, Thriller
Rating91% (Rotten Tomatoes)

7.6/10 (IMDb)

7. Final Destination (2000)

What would you do if you had the ability to see your own day of death?

This happens in movies Final Destination which tells the story of a group of students who run away from their death. However, the angel of death did not remain silent and continued to threaten their safety.

The film was released in 2000 and was directed by James Wong. The actors are also quite famous, including Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith, and many more.

InformationFinal Destination
Duration1 hour 38 min
Release Date17 March 2000
DirectorJames Wong
PlayerDevon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith
GenreHorror, Thriller
Rating34% (Rotten Tomatoes)

6.7/10 (IMDb)

8. Psycho (1960)

One of the best thriller films of all time that you have to watch is Psycho here, gang. First released in 1960 and directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Psycho is able to become an example for the best thriller films in modern times. Especially in the legendary bathroom murder scene.

This film is about a secretary who runs away to a motel and meets a sadistic killer. Psycho won Best Motion Picture, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actress.

Duration1 hour 49 min
Release DateSeptember 8, 1960
DirectorAlfred Hitchcock
PlayerAnthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles
GenreHorror, Mystery, Thriller
Rating97% (Rotten Tomatoes)

8.5/10 (IMDb)

9. A Quiet Place (2018)

The next is A Quiet Place which has a science fiction story and a terrible atmosphere, gang. The film is directed by John Krasinski which also stars himself and Emily Blunt.

This film provides a very tense atmosphere because the audio is very quiet at the same time makes the heart pounding. A Quiet Place was able to get various awards.

Among others are Top 10 Films of the Year, Hollywood Sound Awards, Feature Film - Effects/Foley, and much more. It's incomplete if you don't watch this best thriller.

InformationA Quiet Place
Duration1 hour 30 min
Release Date6 April 2018
DirectorJohn Krasinski
PlayerEmily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds
GenreThriller, Horror, Sci-Fi
Rating95% (Rotten Tomatoes)

7.5/10 (IMDb)

10. Scream (1996)

The last one is the movie series Scream which is very legendary and always manages to make the audience shudder in fear. The first film series was released in 1996 directed by Wes Craven.

Tells the story of a sadistic killer known as Ghostface. Now, the character has always been a famous Halloween costume.

Scream was able to get an award as Best Movies, Best Actress, Best Writing, and much more. Scream is suitable for you to watch if you want to watch the best thriller, gang!

Duration1 hour 51 min
Release Date20 December 1996
DirectorWes Craven
PlayerNeve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette
GenreThriller, Horror, Mystery
Rating79% (Rotten Tomatoes)

7.2/10 (IMDb)

There he is best thriller movies which you must watch if you like challenging things. Which movie can scare you, gang?

Write your opinion in the comments column, yes. See you in the next article!

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