Best Thriller Movies of 2016

1.

Arrival

6.4

Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma
Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
Release date: 2016-11-10
2.

Nocturnal Animals

6.1

Susan Morrow receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband – a man she left 20 years earlier – asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a mathematics professor whose family vacation turns violent.

Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher
Directed by: Tom Ford
Release date: 2016-11-04
3.

Hell or High Water

6.1

A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham, Marin Ireland
Directed by: David Mackenzie
Release date: 2016-08-12
4.

The Conjuring 2

6.0

Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Madison Wolfe, Frances O'Connor, Simon McBurney
Directed by: James Wan
Release date: 2016-05-13
5.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

5.9

An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Starring: James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini, Pablo Schreiber, Toby Stephens
Directed by: Michael Bay
Release date: 2016-01-13
6.

Snowden

5.9

CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson
Directed by: Oliver Stone
Release date: 2016-09-15
7.

Patriots Day

5.9

In the aftermath of an unspeakable act of terror, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the Boston Marathon bombers before they strike again.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Kevin Bacon, Michelle Monaghan
Directed by: Peter Berg
Release date: 2016-12-12
8.

The Accountant

5.8

As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Cynthia Addai-Robinson
Directed by: Gavin O'Connor
Release date: 2016-10-14
9.

10 Cloverfield Lane

5.8

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr., Bradley Cooper, Douglas M. Griffin
Directed by: Dan Trachtenberg
Release date: 2016-03-10
10.

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5.8
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An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.
Release date: 2016-02-15
11.

Allied

5.7

In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Simon McBurney, Lizzy Caplan
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 2016-11-17
12.

Don't Breathe

5.7

A group of teens break into a blind man's home thinking they'll get away with the perfect crime. They're wrong.

Starring: Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, Stephen Lang, Franciska Töröcsik
Directed by: Fede Alvarez
Release date: 2016-08-25
13.

Green Room

5.7

A punk rock band becomes trapped in a secluded venue after finding a scene of violence. For what they saw, the band themselves become targets of violence from a gang of white power skinheads, who want to eliminate all evidence of the crime.

Starring: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum Turner
Directed by: Jeremy Saulnier
Release date: 2016-04-15
14.

Now You See Me 2

5.6

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet.

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman
Directed by: Jon M. Chu
Release date: 2016-06-02
15.

Hush

5.4

A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home.

Starring: Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr., Samantha Sloyan, Michael Trucco, Emilia Graves
Directed by: Mike Flanagan
Release date: 2016-03-12
16.

Miss Sloane

5.4

An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alison Pill
Directed by: John Madden
Release date: 2016-11-25
17.

Jason Bourne

5.4

The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.

Starring: Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles
Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Release date: 2016-07-27
18.

Tickled

5.4

Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn’t stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.

Starring: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve, David Starr, Hal Karp, Marko Realmonte
Directed by: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve
Release date: 2016-01-24
19.

Money Monster

5.3

Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio.

Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Caitriona Balfe, Dominic West
Directed by: Jodie Foster
Release date: 2016-05-12
20.

Colonia

5.3

A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody ever escaped from.

Starring: Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl, Michael Nyqvist, Richenda Carey, Vicky Krieps
Directed by: Florian Gallenberger
Release date: 2016-02-18

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