Best Thriller Movies of 2013

1.

Prisoners

6.6
8.1/10

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Maria Bello, Melissa Leo
Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
Release date: 2013-09-18
2.

Gravity

6.4
7.7/10

Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone-tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness of space. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris, Orto Ignatiussen, Phaldut Sharma
Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
Release date: 2013-10-03
3.

The Conjuring

6.2
7.5/10

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Mackenzie Foy
Directed by: James Wan
Release date: 2013-07-18
4.

Now You See Me

6.1
7.3/10

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Mélanie Laurent, Isla Fisher
Directed by: Louis Leterrier
Release date: 2013-05-29
5.

Fast & Furious 6

6.1
7.1/10

Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries: Dominic unexpectedly gets convoluted also facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty.

Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez
Directed by: Justin Lin
Release date: 2013-05-21
6.

Coherence

5.9
7.2/10

On the night of an astronomical anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events.

Starring: Emily Baldoni, Maury Sterling, Nicholas Brendon, Lorene Scafaria, Elizabeth Gracen
Directed by: James Ward Byrkit
Release date: 2013-09-19
7.

Enemy

5.7
6.9/10

A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man's private affairs.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini, Joshua Peace
Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
Release date: 2013-12-31
8.

Side Effects

5.6
7.1/10

A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.

Starring: Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Channing Tatum, Vinessa Shaw
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Release date: 2013-02-07
9.

Trance

5.5
6.9/10

A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.

Starring: James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, Rosario Dawson, Matt Cross, Danny Sapani
Directed by: Danny Boyle
Release date: 2013-03-27
10.

Out of the Furnace

5.5
6.8/10

Two brothers live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, when a cruel twist of fate lands one in prison. His brother is then lured into one of the most violent crime rings in the Northeast.

Starring: Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson, Sam Shepard, Willem Dafoe
Directed by: Scott Cooper
Release date: 2013-12-06
11.

The Call

5.5
6.7/10

Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911, Jordan is the one called upon to use all of her experience, insights and quick thinking to help Casey escape, and not just to save her, but to make sure the man is brought to justice.

Starring: Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut, Michael Eklund, David Otunga
Directed by: Brad Anderson
Release date: 2013-03-14
12.

Stoker

5.5
6.8/10

After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver
Directed by: Park Chan-wook
Release date: 2013-02-28
13.

Elysium

5.5
6.6/10

In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government of?cial, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that, if successful, will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.

Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna
Directed by: Neill Blomkamp
Release date: 2013-08-07
14.

RED 2

5.4
6.6/10

Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich
Directed by: Dean Parisot
Release date: 2013-07-18
15.

Insidious: Chapter 2

5.4
6.6/10

The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey
Directed by: James Wan
Release date: 2013-09-12
16.

Olympus Has Fallen

5.3
6.5/10

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster.

Starring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, Morgan Freeman, Radha Mitchell
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Release date: 2013-03-20
17.

Horns

5.2
6.5/10

In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Kelli Garner, James Remar, Max Minghella
Directed by: Alexandre Aja
Release date: 2013-09-06
18.

Riddick

5.2
6.4/10

Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.

Starring: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Jordi Mollà, Bokeem Woodbine
Directed by: David Twohy
Release date: 2013-09-02
19.

Blue Ruin

5.1
7.1/10

When the quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news, he sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. However, he proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

Starring: Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, Kevin Kolack, Eve Plumb
Directed by: Jeremy Saulnier
Release date: 2013-09-09
20.

Dark Skies

5.1
6.3/10

From the producers of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister comes Dark Skies: a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home quickly unravels. When it becomes clear that the Barret family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying and deadly force, Daniel and Lacey take matters in their own hands to solve the mystery of what is after their family.

Starring: Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, J.K. Simmons, Trevor St. John
Directed by: Scott Stewart
Release date: 2013-02-21

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