Best Thriller Movies of 2018

1.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

6.7

When an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfill his original briefing, the CIA begin to question his loyalty and his motives. The IMF team find themselves in a race against time, hunted by assassins while trying to prevent a global catastrophe.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan, Ving Rhames, Henry Cavill
Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie
Release date: 2018-07-13
2.

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

6.4

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
3.

A Quiet Place

6.2

A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.

Starring: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward
Directed by: John Krasinski
Release date: 2018-04-03
4.

Bird Box

6.2

When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life. Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they'll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, Jacki Weaver
Directed by: Susanne Bier
Release date: 2018-12-13
5.

Hereditary

5.9

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: 2018-06-04
6.

Game Night

5.7

Max and Annie's weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when Max's brother Brooks arranges a murder mystery party -- complete with fake thugs and federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it's all supposed to be part of the game. As the competitors set out to solve the case, they start to learn that neither the game nor Brooks are what they seem to be. The friends soon find themselves in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn over the course of one chaotic night.

Starring: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris
Directed by: John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein
Release date: 2018-02-22
7.

Halloween

5.6

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
8.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

5.6

Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.

Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Rosa Salazar
Directed by: Wes Ball
Release date: 2018-01-10
9.

Ocean's Eight

5.6

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
10.

Searching

5.6

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
11.

Den of Thieves

5.5

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
12.

A Simple Favor

5.5

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, Emily undertakes an investigation that will dive deep into Emily's cloudy past.

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Ian Ho, Joshua Satine
Directed by: Paul Feig
Release date: 2018-08-29
13.

Annihilation

5.5

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny
Directed by: Alex Garland
Release date: 2018-02-22
14.

Upgrade

5.5

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
15.

Red Sparrow

5.4

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
16.

The Equalizer 2

5.4

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
17.

Suspiria

5.2

A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe's artistic director, an ambitious young dancer and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare, others will finally wake up.

Starring: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Angela Winkler, Lutz Ebersdorf
Directed by: Luca Guadagnino
Release date: 2018-10-11
18.

Widows

5.2

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
19.

The House That Jack Built

5.2

Failed architect, engineer and vicious murderer Jack tells Verge 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
20.

The Commuter

5.1

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

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