Best Thriller Movies of 2016

1.

Hell or High Water

6.1
7.6/10

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
2.

The Conjuring 2

6.0
7.4/10

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
3.

Colonia

5.9
7.1/10

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
4.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

5.9
7.3/10

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
5.

Snowden

5.9
7.3/10

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
6.

The Accountant

5.8
7.3/10

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: 2016-10-13
7.

10 Cloverfield Lane

5.8
7.2/10

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., Douglas M. Griffin, Suzanne Cryer
Directed by: Dan Trachtenberg
Release date: 2016-03-10
8.

11.22.63

5.8
8.2/10
11.22.63
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
9.

Don't Breathe

5.7
7.1/10

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: 2016-06-08
10.

Allied

5.7
7.1/10

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
11.

Now You See Me 2

5.6
6.5/10

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, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Daniel Radcliffe
Directed by: Jon M. Chu
Release date: 2016-06-02
12.

Miss Sloane

5.5
7.5/10

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, Alison Pill, Michael Stuhlbarg
Directed by: John Madden
Release date: 2016-11-25
13.

Hush

5.4
6.6/10

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
14.

Jason Bourne

5.4
6.6/10

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
15.

Money Monster

5.3
6.5/10

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
16.

The Girl on the Train

5.3
6.5/10

Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

Starring: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans
Directed by: Tate Taylor
Release date: 2016-10-05
17.

The Neon Demon

5.3
6.2/10

When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.

Starring: Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Karl Glusman, Abbey Lee, Bella Heathcote
Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn
Release date: 2016-06-08
18.

The Siege of Jadotville

5.2
7.3/10

Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during in the early 1960s.

Starring: Jamie Dornan, Guillaume Canet, Mark Strong, Jason O'Mara, Michael McElhatton
Directed by: Richie Smyth
Release date: 2016-09-19
19.

Lights Out

5.2
6.3/10

When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged.

Starring: Teresa Palmer, Maria Bello, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia, Alicia Vela-Bailey
Directed by: David F. Sandberg
Release date: 2016-07-21
20.

The Shallows

5.2
6.3/10

When Nancy is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude.

Starring: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo, José Manuel Trujillo Salas, Brett Cullen
Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra
Release date: 2016-06-24

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