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.

Captain Phillips

6.4
7.8/10

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini, Chris Mulkey, Yul Vazquez
Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Release date: 2013-10-10
3.

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
4.

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: 2013-03-20
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.

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
7.

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
8.

World War Z

5.9
7.0/10

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Abigail Hargrove, Sterling Jerins, James Badge Dale
Directed by: Marc Forster
Release date: 2013-06-20
9.

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
10.

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
11.

Escape Plan

5.6
6.7/10

Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's framed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, Vinnie Jones, Vincent D'Onofrio
Directed by: Mikael Håfström
Release date: 2013-10-09
12.

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
13.

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
14.

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
15.

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
16.

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
17.

White House Down

5.5
6.4/10

Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.

Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Joey King, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Richard Jenkins
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Release date: 2013-06-27
18.

Gangster Squad

5.4
6.7/10

Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop… except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara and Jerry Wooters who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart.

Starring: Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, Sean Penn
Directed by: Ruben Fleischer
Release date: 2013-01-10
19.

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
20.

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

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