Typically, in thriller movies, the predicament about the eventual consequence is substantially higher. The audience witness the story unfurl through the eyes of the central protagonist and go through the same levels of intense excitement, heightened fear and super suspense as he goes. Within the story there are numerous situations, often with twists and turns, to keep the audience on the edge of their seats. The inner conflicts between the characters intensifies the situation, thus making the viewer engrossed into it. And a cliffhanger finale is the cherry on the top. Hollywood has dabbled with this genre many a times, making some remarkable movies in the process. So we went ahead and curated the following list in order to find the top thriller movies ever and boy, was it tough!
20. The Shutter Island (2010)
All hell breaks loose at the AsheCliff Hospital for the criminally insane on Shutter Island, when they find one of their most dangerous patients to have escaped the premises but hiding somewhere in the hospital. Investigators Teddy and Chuck come on board and start looking for clues on the island. They find everyone to be a suspect. Even Teddy himself. Martin Scorsese’s neo noir has the viewer caught biting his nail in anticipation. And when the curtains are down, he asks the same question that Teddy has asked as well – “Which would be worse? To live as a monster, or die as a good man?”
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19. The Insider (1999)
In the year 1995, CBS aired a controversial segment of 60 Minutes, where a watered down take on the growing influence of the tobacco industry leaders was discussed. In the centre of this, was Jeffery Wigand, an ex-employee at the Brown and Williamson. ‘The Insider’ is an blow-by-blow account of his experience as the whistleblower of the corruption at the B&W. Nominated for seven academy awards, this is a solid, taut storytelling about the investigative journalism, makes a compelling watch.