Top 10 Best Thriller Movies of 2018 that will Leave you Stunned

It is the first half of the year 2018 and we have already had a bunch of great thriller movies that will make you feel wow. With the genre of thriller the common sub-genres that come are action, crime and horror. Hence, most thriller movies in our list have these sub-genres as well.

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So let’s have a look on our Top 10 Best thriller movies of 2018 list. I have ranked the movies on the basis of thriller element. Many movies have high IMDB ratings but are ranked lower than those who have low ratings but have more thrilling atmosphere.



Entebbe - thriller movies 2018


Director – José Padilha
Writer – Gregory Burke
Star Cast – Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan
Release Date – 16 March 2018
Rating (2.7 / 5)

MOVIE OVERVIEW: With the very first movie in our list a great thrill begins. Entebbe is based on the true counter-terrorist operation held in the year 1976 where Air France flight is hijacked and is forcefully landed in Entebbe, Uganda. The terrorists demand to free their fellow terrorists from jail in Israel. However, the government takes an aggressive step and decides to have an encounter.

It is a pure crime story so it is loaded with thrill; being based on true events gives another reason to watch it.

9.Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow - thriller movies 2018


Director – Francis Lawrence
Writer – Justin Haythe
Star Cast – Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts
Release Date – 2 March 2018
Rating (3.4 / 5)

MOVIE OVERVIEW: Red Sparrow is focused on the character of a girl named Dominika Egorova who loses her career of a party girl when faces an accident. Now she takes admission to a Sparrow School where she gets trained till every limit to be an assassin. She becomes a whole new person with a bunch of fighting, mind, tolerating skills. Thereafter, Egorova is recruited for a mission to target a CIA officer.

The movie seems identical to Atomic Blonde but have more thriller than action.


annihilation - thriller movies 2018


Director – Alex Garland
Writer – Alex Garland
Star Cast – Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson
Release Date – 23 February 2018
Rating (3.6 / 5)

MOVIE OVERVIEW: Annihilation is a really fascinating movie in our list as it has embedded thriller into a fantasy world.

Biologist Lena’s husband has been in a critical medical situation after being in a puzzled environmental zone; a place that is mysterious and has never allowed a person to be back. Lena along with her team goes into the deadly zone so that she can know what happened to her husband.


Thoroughbreds - thriller movies 2018


Director – Cory Finley
Writer – Cory Finley
Star Cast – Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin
Release Date – 9 March 2018
Rating (3.7 / 5)

MOVIE OVERVIEW: Thoroughbreds is about friendship of two girls named Amanda and Lily. Though they are entirely different where Lily feels for everything and Amanda doesn’t fell anything. They both try to help each other and implement a plan with the help of a drug dealer.

There is also light comedy in the movie and it feels like a teen-thriller.


Director – Lin Oeding
Writer – Michael Nilon, Thomas Pa’a Sibbett
Star Cast – Jason Momoa, Garret Dillahunt, Stephen Lang
Release Date – 2 February 2018
Rating (3.2 / 5)

MOVIE OVERVIEW: It may not be like movies with great concept that audience and critics applaud till years. However, it is among those quick films that you can enjoy once. Braven consists of nice thriller, drama and action. And, I am most affected by the energy its screenplay brings you as a viewer.

Joe Braven, a logger plans to visit his cabin in the snow with his family to have some fun time. But at the last night a truck of drug mafia has an accident near the cabin and it is decided to hide the drugs into the cabin. In the morning when Braven family arrives at the place, they get shocked to see drugs in the place. Soon the gang comes and a deadly encounter embarks between the both sides.

5.The Commuter

The Commuter - thriller movies 2018


Director – Jaume Collet-Serra
Writer – Byron Willinger
Star Cast – Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson
Release Date – 12 January 2018
Rating (3.3 / 5)

MOVIE OVERVIEW: The Commuter is based on a concept that has pure thriller, nothing else. So it makes a powerful stand in this list.

Michael, an insurance agent has been travelling on the same route since years. But a day of his journey turns out to be entirely different when a stranger woman offers him a prize money to find a particular passenger. While accomplishing the task, Michael realizes that he has stepped into a serious threat.

4.Game Night

Game Night - thriller movies 2018


Director – John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Writer – Mark Perez
Star Cast – Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler
Release Date – 23 February 2018
Rating (3.7 / 5)

MOVIE OVERVIEW: Game Night’s idea has attracted me the most; it is simple and compliments the thriller genre.

The movie is a about a bunch of friends who have game nights regularly. On a day one of the friends tries to elevate the night by adding more twists and reality. The night gets started where players were told that everything would look so real. But, the things that were being considered as acts turn out to be real and serious


Unsane - thriller movies 2018


Director – Steven Soderbergh
Writer – Jonathan Bernstein, James Greer
Star Cast – Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah
Release Date – 23 March 2018
Rating (3.4 / 5)

MOVIE OVERVIEW: Unsane tells a story of a woman named Sawyer Valentini who moves to Pennsylvania because of being stalked by someone for a few years. Her life becomes worse when she takes part as a volunteer for a medical center where she gets caught for her mental health reasons. The story takes an interesting turn when she realizes that one of the staff members at the center may be the stalker.

Unsane’s script is really powerful and feels so fresh where a woman gets into worse situation while escaping from it. The movie also holds cinematic value along with making you thrilled.


Director – Christian Gudegast
Writer – Christian Gudegast
Star Cast – Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr.
Release Date – 19 January 2018
Rating (3.6 / 5)

MOVIE OVERVIEW: Outlaws, a gang of skilled men who used to be militarians have the plan to rob Los Angeles’ Federal Reserve Bank. However, they are going to deal with the most hazardous police unit called “Regulators”. While being engaged in the heist, the gang comes to realize that the leader of Regulators named Bick Nick is much more dangerous than they thought.

AT NO.1 – A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place - thriller movies 2018


Director – John Krasinski
Writer – Bryan Woods
Star Cast – Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe
Release Date – 6 April 2018
Rating (4.4 / 5)

MOVIE OVERVIEW:  “Wow”, that was the word that hit my mind when I first watched the trailer of it. Being so impressive, the film follows a simple script. A Quiet Place holds a concept that is truly fresh and feels so creative.

The film is about a family that lives in the woods, and there is an evil at the place that only attacks or gets awaken when hears a sound. Hence, the family tries to be quite all the time because even a little noise can be troublesome. And yes, they even don’t talk with each other.

The movie is going to be released on 6th April 2018 and it is sure that it will be a great watch. There is going to be goosebumps type horror-thriller in it, and that’s why it holds the top position here.


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