Best Thriller Movies of 2018

1.

Searching

6.3
7.7/10

After David Kim's 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter's laptop.

Starring: John Cho, Michelle La, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Sara Sohn
Directed by: Aneesh Chaganty
Release date: 2018-08-24
2.

Upgrade

6.1
7.6/10

A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure — an artificial intelligence implant called STEM that will enhance his body. Now able to walk, Grey finds that he also has superhuman strength and agility — skills he uses to seek revenge against the thugs who destroyed his life.

Starring: Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Harrison Gilbertson, Simon Maiden, Benedict Hardie
Directed by: Leigh Whannell
Release date: 2018-06-01
3.

Hereditary

5.9
7.3/10

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.

Starring: Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Gabriel Byrne, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd
Directed by: Ari Aster
Release date: 2018-06-07
4.

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

5.8
7.3/10

In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a dark fantasy novel into a video game. A mind-bending tale with multiple endings.

Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Craig Parkinson, Alice Lowe, Will Poulter, Craig Parker
Directed by: David Slade
Release date: 2018-12-28
5.

Bad Times at the El Royale

5.7
7.1/10

Lake Tahoe, 1969. Seven strangers, each one with a secret to bury, meet at El Royale, a decadent motel with a dark past. In the course of a fateful night, everyone will have one last shot at redemption.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth
Directed by: Drew Goddard
Release date: 2018-10-04
6.

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

5.7
7.1/10

Agent Matt Graver teams up with operative Alejandro Gillick to prevent Mexican drug cartels from smuggling terrorists across the United States border.

Starring: Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan, Catherine Keener
Directed by: Stefano Sollima
Release date: 2018-06-27
7.

The Mule

5.6
7.1/10

Earl Stone, a man in his 80s, is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does so well that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, Dianne Wiest
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 2018-12-14
8.

Bird Box

5.6
6.6/10

Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, Jacki Weaver
Directed by: Susanne Bier
Release date: 2018-12-13
9.

Den of Thieves

5.6
7.0/10

A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

Starring: Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, Dawn Olivieri, O'Shea Jackson Jr., 50 Cent
Directed by: Christian Gudegast
Release date: 2018-01-18
10.

A Simple Favor

5.5
6.9/10

Stephanie, a dedicated mother and popular vlogger, befriends Emily, a mysterious upper-class woman whose son Nicky attends the same school as Miles, Stephanie's son. When Emily asks her to pick Nicky up from school and then disappears, Stephanie undertakes an investigation that will dive deep into Emily's cloudy past.

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Rupert Friend
Directed by: Paul Feig
Release date: 2018-08-29
11.

Ocean's Eight

5.5
6.2/10

Debbie Ocean, a criminal mastermind, gathers a crew of female thieves to pull off the heist of the century at New York's annual Met Gala.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson
Directed by: Gary Ross
Release date: 2018-06-07
12.

Adrift

5.5
6.6/10

A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

Starring: Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Thomas, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Luna Campbell
Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur
Release date: 2018-05-31
13.

Red Sparrow

5.4
6.6/10

Prima ballerina, Dominika Egorova faces a bleak and uncertain future after she suffers an injury that ends her career. She soon turns to Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies as weapons. Dominika emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow after completing the sadistic training process. As she comes to terms with her new abilities, she meets a CIA agent who tries to convince her that he is the only person she can trust.

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Jeremy Irons
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Release date: 2018-02-28
14.

The Equalizer 2

5.4
6.7/10

Robert McCall, who serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, embarks on a relentless, globe-trotting quest for vengeance when a long-time girl friend is murdered.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Orson Bean, Bill Pullman
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Release date: 2018-07-19
15.

Halloween

5.4
6.6/10

Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner
Directed by: David Gordon Green
Release date: 2018-10-18
16.

The House That Jack Built

5.2
6.9/10

Failed architect, engineer and vicious murderer Jack narrates the details of some of his most elaborately orchestrated crimes, each of them a towering piece of art that defines his life's work as a serial killer for twelve years.

Starring: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Sofie Gråbøl
Directed by: Lars von Trier
Release date: 2018-10-08
17.

The Darkest Minds

5.1
5.7/10

After a disease kills 98% of America's children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government.

Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Harris Dickinson, Patrick Gibson, Skylan Brooks, Mandy Moore
Directed by: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Release date: 2018-08-02
18.

The Commuter

5.1
6.3/10

A businessman, on his daily commute home, gets unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that threatens not only his life but the lives of those around him.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks, Sam Neill
Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra
Release date: 2018-01-11
19.

Death Wish

5.1
6.4/10

A mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine after his family is torn apart by a violent act.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio, Dean Norris, Elisabeth Shue, Camila Morrone
Directed by: Eli Roth
Release date: 2018-03-02
20.

Widows

5.0
7.0/10

A police shootout leaves four thieves dead during an explosive armed robbery attempt in Chicago. Their widows have nothing in common except a debt left behind by their spouses' criminal activities. Hoping to forge a future on their own terms, they join forces to pull off a heist.

Starring: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell
Directed by: Steve McQueen
Release date: 2018-11-06

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