Best Thriller Movies of 2014

1.

Gone Girl

6.7
8.1/10

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon
Directed by: David Fincher
Release date: 2014-10-01
2.

The Imitation Game

6.6
8.0/10

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech
Directed by: Morten Tyldum
Release date: 2014-11-14
3.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

6.4
7.6/10

A group of scientists in San Francisco struggle to stay alive in the aftermath of a plague that is wiping out humanity, while Caesar tries to maintain dominance over his community of intelligent apes.

Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell
Directed by: Matt Reeves
Release date: 2014-06-26
4.

Nightcrawler

6.4
7.9/10

When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton, Kevin Rahm
Directed by: Dan Gilroy
Release date: 2014-10-23
5.

Black Mirror: White Christmas

6.3
9.2/10
Black Mirror: White Christmas
In a mysterious and remote snowy outpost, Matt and Potter share a Christmas meal, swapping creepy tales of their earlier lives in the outside world, but are both men who they appear to be?
Starring: Jon Hamm, Rafe Spall, Oona Chaplin, Natalia Tena, Janet Montgomery
Directed by: Carl Tibbetts
Release date: 2014-12-16
6.

Predestination

6.1
7.5/10

Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time and prevent a devastating attack in which thousands of lives will be lost.

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor, Christopher Kirby, Madeleine West
Directed by: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Release date: 2014-08-28
7.

The Equalizer

6.0
7.2/10

McCall believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets Teri, a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour, Haley Bennett
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Release date: 2014-09-24
8.

John Wick

6.0
7.4/10

Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe, Ian McShane
Directed by: David Leitch, Chad Stahelski
Release date: 2014-10-22
9.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

5.8
6.6/10

Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Release date: 2014-11-18
10.

Non-Stop

5.8
7.0/10

Bill Marks is a burned-out veteran of the Air Marshals service. He views the assignment not as a life-saving duty, but as a desk job in the sky. However, today's flight will be no routine trip. Shortly into the transatlantic journey from New York to London, he receives a series of mysterious text messages ordering him to have the government transfer $150 million into a secret account, or a passenger will die every 20 minutes.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery, Nate Parker
Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra
Release date: 2014-02-26
11.

The Maze Runner

5.8
6.8/10

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.

Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong Lee, Aml Ameen, Blake Cooper
Directed by: Wes Ball
Release date: 2014-09-10
12.

Locke

5.7
7.1/10

Ivan Locke has worked hard to craft a good life for himself. Tonight, that life will collapse around him. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job, and soul.

Starring: Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, Olivia Colman, Tom Holland
Directed by: Steven Knight
Release date: 2014-04-10
13.

Foxcatcher

5.6
7.0/10

The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.

Starring: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave
Directed by: Bennett Miller
Release date: 2014-05-19
14.

It Follows

5.5
6.8/10

For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But a seemingly innocent physical encounter turns sour and gives her the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her teenage friends must find a way to escape the horror that seems to be only a few steps behind.

Starring: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe
Directed by: David Robert Mitchell
Release date: 2014-11-13
15.

Batman: Assault on Arkham

5.4
7.5/10

Based on the hit video game series, Batman must find a bomb planted by the Joker while dealing with a mysterious team of villains called, The Suicide Squad.

Starring: Kevin Conroy, Neal McDonough, Matthew Gray Gubler, Hynden Walch, Troy Baker
Directed by: Ethan Spaulding, Jay Oliva
Release date: 2014-08-12
16.

The Purge: Anarchy

5.3
6.4/10

One night per year, the government sanctions a 12-hour period in which citizens can commit any crime they wish -- including murder -- without fear of punishment or imprisonment. Leo, a sergeant who lost his son, plans a vigilante mission of revenge during the mayhem. However, instead of a death-dealing avenger, he becomes the unexpected protector of four innocent strangers who desperately need his help if they are to survive the night.

Starring: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, Zoë Borde
Directed by: James DeMonaco
Release date: 2014-07-17
17.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

5.3
6.5/10

Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson
Directed by: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez
Release date: 2014-08-20
18.

Need for Speed

5.3
6.5/10

The film revolves around a local street-racer who partners with a rich and arrogant business associate, only to find himself framed by his colleague and sent to prison. After he gets out, he joins a New York-to-Los Angeles race to get revenge. But when the ex-partner learns of the scheme, he puts a massive bounty on the racer's head, forcing him to run a cross-country gauntlet of illegal racers in all manner of supercharged vehicles.

Starring: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Rami Malek, Ramón Rodríguez
Directed by: Scott Waugh
Release date: 2014-03-13
19.

A Walk Among the Tombstones

5.3
6.5/10

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour, Boyd Holbrook, Adam David Thompson
Directed by: Scott Frank
Release date: 2014-09-18
20.

Before I Go to Sleep

5.2
6.3/10

A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Anne-Marie Duff, Jing Lusi
Directed by: Rowan Joffe
Release date: 2014-09-03

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