Top 50 underrated thriller movies

01.
Battle Royale II
134 min | 2003 |
4.7 (18435 votes)
|
7.04 (144 reviews)

Three years after the failure of the last BR program, a second act is forged and a class of students are sent to an island with one objective: kill international terrorist Shuya Nanahara.

02.
Postal
100 min | 2007 |
4.5 (21246 votes)
|
6.65 (138 reviews)

In the ironically named city of Paradise, a recently laid-off loser teams up with his cult-leading uncle to steal a peculiar bounty of riches from their local amusement park; somehow, the recently arrived Taliban have a similar focus, but a far more sinister intent.

03.
The Bag Man
108 min | 2014 |
5.3 (15357 votes)
|
7.44 (577 reviews)

A criminal bides his time at a seedy motel, waiting for his boss after killing several men and making away with a mystery bag.

04.
Thunderheart
119 min | 1992 |
6.8 (12909 votes)
|
8.85 (72 reviews)

A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation.

05.
Hard Target
97 min | 1993 |
6.1 (40840 votes)
|
8.06 (136 reviews)

A woman hires a drifter as her guide through New Orleans in search of her father, who has gone missing. They discover a deadly game of cat and mouse behind his disappearance in the process.

06.
Borderland
105 min | 2007 |
5.6 (8749 votes)
|
7.55 (56 reviews)

On a trip to a Mexican border town, three college friends stumble upon a human-sacrifice cult.

07.
Dhoom 3
172 min | 2013 |
5.4 (40461 votes)
|
7.34 (340 reviews)

When Sahir, a circus entertainer trained in magic and acrobatics, turns into a thief to take down a corrupt bank in Chicago that ruined his father, Indian officers Jai and Ali are called to catch him.

08.
Branded
106 min | 2012 |
4.7 (8479 votes)
|
6.62 (83 reviews)

In future Moscow, where corporate brands have created a disillusioned population, one man's effort to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with hidden forces that control the world.

09.
Instinct
126 min | 1999 |
6.6 (29759 votes)
|
8.47 (149 reviews)

When a noted anthropologist who left society to live in the jungle is imprisoned for murder, it's up to a young psychiatrist to get through to him.

10.
The Rage: Carrie 2
104 min | 1999 |
4.7 (14568 votes)
|
6.57 (157 reviews)

A horrible massacre strikes up after an outcast teenage girl is taunted by a group of high school jocks, all of them unaware of her cutthroat telekinetic powers.

11.
Replicant
100 min | 2001 |
5.4 (12883 votes)
|
7.26 (82 reviews)

Scientists create a genetic clone of a serial killer in order to help catch the killer, teaming up with two cops.

12.
The Russia House
123 min | 1990 |
6.1 (12903 votes)
|
7.96 (57 reviews)

An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.

13.
Haunter - Jenseits des Todes
97 min | 2013 |
5.9 (15422 votes)
|
7.75 (70 reviews)

A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.

14.
Gnadenlos schön
97 min | 1999 |
6.6 (30000 votes)
|
8.44 (194 reviews)

A small-town beauty pageant turns deadly as it becomes clear that someone will go to any lengths to win.

15.
Basic Instinct 2
114 min | 2006 |
4.3 (35177 votes)
|
6.11 (294 reviews)

Novelist Catherine Tramell is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass to evaluate her. Though, like Detective Nick Curran before him, Glass is entranced by Tramell and lured into a seductive game.

16.
Fearless
122 min | 1993 |
7.1 (19423 votes)
|
8.88 (85 reviews)

A man's personality is dramatically changed after surviving a major airline crash.

17.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
87 min | 1994 |
3.2 (18092 votes)
|
4.95 (171 reviews)

A group of teenagers get into a car crash in the Texas woods on prom night, and then wander into an old farmhouse that is home to Leatherface and his insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

18.
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
85 min | 1990 |
5.2 (12450 votes)
|
6.91 (102 reviews)

A California couple and a survivalist encounter Leatherface and his family.

19.
Freddy vs. Jason
97 min | 2003 |
5.8 (103441 votes)
|
7.48 (657 reviews)

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too.

20.
Cracks
104 min | 2009 |
6.7 (17593 votes)
|
8.38 (40 reviews)

A look at the lives and relationships among girls at an elite boarding school.

21.
Toy Soldiers
111 min | 1991 |
6.5 (17880 votes)
|
8.12 (53 reviews)

When terrorists seize control of a boarding school, a group of troublemaking boys decide to resist them.

22.
Sudden Death
111 min | 1995 |
5.7 (29903 votes)
|
7.32 (89 reviews)

A former fireman takes on a group of terrorists holding the Vice President and others hostage during the seventh game of the NHL Stanley Cup finals.

23.
Ninja - Pfad der Rache
95 min | 2013 |
6.2 (9941 votes)
|
7.82 (42 reviews)

Ninjitsu master Casey is back and out for revenge when his pregnant wife is murdered.

24.
The Assignment - Der Auftrag
115 min | 1997 |
6.9 (8138 votes)
|
8.5 (53 reviews)

An American naval officer is recruited for an operation to eliminate his lookalike, the infamous terrorist Carlos The Jackal.

25.
Valentine
96 min | 2001 |
4.8 (23338 votes)
|
6.4 (243 reviews)

Five women are stalked by an unknown assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day.

26.
Alligator
91 min | 1980 |
5.9 (9404 votes)
|
7.5 (93 reviews)

A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded laboratory rats injected with growth hormones. The small reptile grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage.

27.
Peppermint
101 min | 2018 |
6.5 (35979 votes)
|
8.09 (565 reviews)

Five years after her husband and daughter are killed in a senseless act of violence, a woman comes back from self-imposed exile to seek revenge against those responsible and the system that let them go free.

28.
Two Hands
103 min | 1999 |
7.1 (9391 votes)
|
8.68 (88 reviews)

A 19 year old (Heath Ledger) finds himself in debt to a local gangster (Bryan Brown) when some gang loot disappears and sets him on the run from thugs. Meanwhile two street kids start a ...

29.
Shocker
109 min | 1989 |
5.4 (13553 votes)
|
6.98 (66 reviews)

After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.

30.
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
88 min | 1988 |
5.3 (28261 votes)
|
6.88 (200 reviews)

Years after Tommy Jarvis chained him underwater at Camp Crystal Lake, the dormant Jason Voorhees is accidentally released from his prison by a telekinetic teenager. Now, only she can stop him.

31.
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
86 min | 1998 |
5.7 (60787 votes)
|
7.28 (380 reviews)

Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time, as the life of her own son hangs in the balance.

32.
Universal Soldier: Regeneration
97 min | 2009 |
5.2 (23747 votes)
|
6.77 (103 reviews)

Terrorists kidnap the Russian Prime Minister's 2 kids, take Chernobyl nuclear power plant and threaten to blow up a reactor. 4 Universal Soldiers go in but are no match to a Next Gen. UniSol. Luc/JCVD goes in but faces 2 NGUs.

33.
Interview with a Hitman
96 min | 2012 |
6.2 (9006 votes)
|
7.76 (77 reviews)

An elite hitman returns to erase his past only to find that somebody has messed with his future.

34.
Jumpin' Jack Flash
105 min | 1986 |
5.8 (16461 votes)
|
7.35 (48 reviews)

Terry works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day she gets a coded message from an unknown source. After decoding the message, Terry becomes...

35.
Dante's Peak
108 min | 1997 |
5.9 (73785 votes)
|
7.44 (238 reviews)

A vulcanologist arrives at a countryside town recently named the second most desirable place to live in America, and discovers that the long dormant volcano, Dante's Peak, may wake up at any moment.

36.
Big Trouble
85 min | 2002 |
6.5 (18697 votes)
|
8.04 (135 reviews)

The lives of several Miami denizens, from ad agents to gunrunners to street thugs to law enforcement to school-children, intersect with humorous and dangerous results.

37.
Final Destination 3
93 min | 2006 |
5.8 (120605 votes)
|
7.31 (513 reviews)

A student's premonition of a deadly rollercoaster ride saves her life and a lucky few, but not from Death itself, which seeks out those who escaped their fate.

38.
Throw Momma from the Train
87 min | 1987 |
6.2 (30929 votes)
|
7.7 (57 reviews)

A bitter ex-husband wants his former spouse dead. A put-upon momma's boy wants his mother dead. Who will pull it off?

39.
Fist of Legend
98 min | 1994 |
7.6 (20449 votes)
|
9.09 (98 reviews)

In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese.

40.
Psycho III
93 min | 1986 |
5.3 (11619 votes)
|
6.78 (93 reviews)

Norman Bates falls in love with a fallen nun who stays at the Bates Motel alongside a drifter and a curious reporter. Meanwhile, "mother" is still watching.

41.
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
88 min | 1988 |
5.9 (39101 votes)
|
7.38 (280 reviews)

Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens on Halloween Eve and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?

42.
Red Rock West
98 min | 1993 |
7.0 (17828 votes)
|
8.47 (66 reviews)

Upon arriving to a small town, a drifter is mistaken for a hitman, but when the real hitman arrives, complications ensue.

43.
Color of Night
121 min | 1994 |
5.1 (21292 votes)
|
6.57 (69 reviews)

A color-blind psychiatrist Bill Capa is stalked by an unknown killer after taking over his murdered friend's therapy group, all of whom have a connection to a mysterious young woman that Capa begins having intense sexual encounters with.

44.
Candyman
99 min | 1992 |
6.6 (59062 votes)
|
8.07 (176 reviews)

The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.

45.
Leslie Nielsen ist sehr verdächtig
87 min | 1998 |
6.1 (20767 votes)
|
7.55 (65 reviews)

Ryan Harrison is framed for murder and must prove himself innocent by finding a mysterious one-eyed, one-armed, one-legged man after escaping from a bus accident on the way to jail.

46.
Ben X
93 min | 2007 |
7.4 (17530 votes)
|
8.84 (49 reviews)

As an alternative to getting bullied at school, an autistic teenager retreats into the world of online role-playing games.

47.
Terminal
95 min | 2018 |
5.3 (14384 votes)
|
6.74 (160 reviews)

A film noir taking place in a train terminal at night. Add 2 male assassins, female assassin, waitress, teacher, janitor and crime boss. Add revenge. Who says mystery is a lost art?

48.
Into the Night
115 min | 1985 |
6.5 (9329 votes)
|
7.92 (74 reviews)

Over the course of one night, a beaten down L.A. engineer accidentally meets, falls for and tries to help a beautiful jewel thief on the run from some extremely dangerous people.

49.
Shutter
97 min | 2004 |
7.1 (37398 votes)
|
8.51 (121 reviews)

A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past.

50.
Fright Night
106 min | 1985 |
7.1 (53513 votes)
|
8.51 (224 reviews)

A teenager discovers that the newcomer in his neighborhood is a vampire, so he turns to an actor in a television horror show for help dealing with the undead.

Top 50 overrated thriller movies

01.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
121 min | 2017 |
7.0 (90047 votes)
|
3.7 (553 reviews)

Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

02.
The Boondock Saints
108 min | 1999 |
7.8 (217234 votes)
|
4.58 (427 reviews)

Two Irish Catholic brothers become vigilantes and wipe out Boston's criminal underworld in the name of God.

03.
Ratter
80 min | 2015 |
5.7 (8887 votes)
|
2.73 (75 reviews)

A young graduate student is tormented by a stalker who hacks into her electronic devices and monitors her every move.

04.
Us
116 min | 2019 |
7.1 (104759 votes)
|
4.21 (2398 reviews)

A family's serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.

05.
Ryde
84 min | 2017 |
6.0 (8022 votes)
|
3.2 (59 reviews)

Technology brings us closer. Or perhaps it brings strangers, a little too close. But how much can you really trust someone? With a new ride share service, you never know who you'll be getting in a car with. Or if you'll ever get out.

06.
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
118 min | 2009 |
6.3 (58718 votes)
|
3.72 (182 reviews)

The MacManus brothers are living a quiet life in Ireland with their father, but when they learn that their beloved priest has been killed by mob forces, they go back to Boston to bring justice to those responsible and avenge the priest.

07.
Beta Test
88 min | 2016 |
5.9 (11274 votes)
|
3.46 (49 reviews)

Champion gamer Max Troy discovers events in a new video game are being mirrored in the real world, and must join forces with the game's protagonist, Orson Creed, to unravel the conspiracy before the game's sinister plot overwhelms the city.

08.
Whispers
90 min | 2015 |
6.4 (8076 votes)
|
3.97 (95 reviews)

A young couple grieving the recent death of their daughter move to the countryside where they are haunted by their tragedy and a sinister darkness.

09.
The Hunger Games
142 min | 2012 |
7.2 (795442 votes)
|
4.84 (1759 reviews)

Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.

10.
Crash
112 min | 2004 |
7.8 (400811 votes)
|
5.49 (1323 reviews)

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

11.
Gone Girl
149 min | 2014 |
8.1 (762040 votes)
|
5.86 (1049 reviews)

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

12.
Traffik
96 min | 2018 |
6.0 (16676 votes)
|
3.77 (172 reviews)

A couple off for a romantic weekend in the mountains are accosted by a biker gang. Alone in the mountains, Brea and John must defend themselves against the gang, who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.

13.
Elephant
81 min | 2003 |
7.2 (80557 votes)
|
5.04 (532 reviews)

Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.

14.
Skyfall
143 min | 2012 |
7.8 (592376 votes)
|
5.65 (1430 reviews)

Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

15.
A Bigger Splash
125 min | 2015 |
6.4 (23283 votes)
|
4.29 (75 reviews)

The vacation of a famous rock star and her boyfriend in Italy is disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter.

16.
The Super
90 min | 2017 |
6.0 (9939 votes)
|
3.89 (124 reviews)

A man becomes the superintendent of a large New York City apartment building where people mysteriously go missing.

17.
The Hurt Locker
131 min | 2008 |
7.6 (392568 votes)
|
5.5 (824 reviews)

During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.

18.
Dunkirk
106 min | 2017 |
7.9 (466998 votes)
|
5.82 (2028 reviews)

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

19.
Captive State
109 min | 2019 |
6.8 (29746 votes)
|
4.74 (253 reviews)

Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extraterrestrial force, 'Captive State' explores the lives on both sides of the conflict - the collaborators and dissidents.

20.
Siberia
104 min | 2018 |
4.3 (8816 votes)
|
2.24 (242 reviews)

When an American diamond trader's Russian partner goes missing, he journeys to Siberia in search of him, but instead begins a love affair.

21.
You Were Never Really Here
89 min | 2017 |
6.8 (71571 votes)
|
4.75 (518 reviews)

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

22.
Widows
129 min | 2018 |
7.0 (61797 votes)
|
4.99 (479 reviews)

Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

23.
Sunshine
107 min | 2007 |
7.3 (219918 votes)
|
5.33 (768 reviews)

A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.

24.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
111 min | 2003 |
8.1 (906369 votes)
|
6.15 (1697 reviews)

After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.

25.
Paranormal Activity
86 min | 2007 |
6.3 (208046 votes)
|
4.35 (1128 reviews)

After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.

26.
You Get Me
89 min | 2017 |
4.7 (9529 votes)
|
2.76 (81 reviews)

A one night stand turns into a nightmare for a High School student, when the obsession of a young woman grows dangerous.

27.
Cam
94 min | 2018 |
6.0 (17542 votes)
|
4.07 (225 reviews)

Alice, an ambitious camgirl, wakes up one day to discover she's been replaced on her show with an exact replica of herself.

28.
Alien: Covenant
122 min | 2017 |
6.4 (227128 votes)
|
4.48 (1845 reviews)

The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.

29.
Eden Lake
91 min | 2008 |
6.8 (70084 votes)
|
4.88 (397 reviews)

Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences.

30.
Death Proof
113 min | 2007 |
7.0 (243931 votes)
|
5.08 (591 reviews)

Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans.

31.
7 Days in Entebbe
107 min | 2018 |
5.8 (10464 votes)
|
3.89 (182 reviews)

Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.

32.
Hard Candy
104 min | 2005 |
7.1 (146821 votes)
|
5.2 (648 reviews)

A teenage girl raids a man's home in order to expose him under suspicion that he is a pedophile.

33.
The Wall
88 min | 2017 |
6.2 (20411 votes)
|
4.36 (122 reviews)

Two American Soldiers are trapped by a lethal sniper, with only an unsteady wall between them.

34.
Unthinkable
97 min | 2010 |
7.1 (80163 votes)
|
5.26 (227 reviews)

A psychological thriller centered around a black-ops interrogator and an F.B.I. Agent who press a suspect terrorist into divulging the location of three nuclear weapons set to detonate in the U.S.

35.
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
99 min | 2010 |
5.6 (44495 votes)
|
3.77 (196 reviews)

A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend believes that she has released creatures from a sealed ash pit in the basement of her new home.

36.
Better Watch Out
89 min | 2016 |
6.5 (22389 votes)
|
4.68 (157 reviews)

On a quiet suburban street, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from intruders, only to discover it's far from a normal home invasion.

37.
The House That Jack Built
152 min | 2018 |
6.9 (35837 votes)
|
5.08 (293 reviews)

The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman.

38.
The Contender
126 min | 2000 |
7.0 (21700 votes)
|
5.19 (255 reviews)

Senator Laine Hanson is a contender for U.S. Vice President, but information and disinformation about her past surfaces that threatens to derail her confirmation.

39.
Knock Knock
99 min | 2015 |
4.9 (68403 votes)
|
3.1 (581 reviews)

A devoted father helps two stranded young women who knock on his door, but his kind gesture turns into a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse.

40.
I Am Legend
101 min | 2007 |
7.2 (634586 votes)
|
5.44 (1373 reviews)

Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.

41.
Sparks
90 min | 2013 |
5.7 (8819 votes)
|
3.95 (45 reviews)

A masked vigilante who discovers the dark side to heroism. Going after the nation's most notorious super criminal leaves Sparks' life and reputation in ruins.

42.
Ocean's Twelve
125 min | 2004 |
6.5 (331439 votes)
|
4.77 (591 reviews)

Daniel Ocean recruits one more team member so he can pull off three major European heists in this sequel to Ocean's 11.

43.
Black Swan
108 min | 2010 |
8.0 (649085 votes)
|
6.28 (1103 reviews)

A committed dancer struggles to maintain her sanity after winning the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake".

44.
Ocean's Eight
110 min | 2018 |
6.2 (145014 votes)
|
4.49 (918 reviews)

Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.

45.
Rough Night
101 min | 2017 |
5.2 (39493 votes)
|
3.51 (197 reviews)

Things go terribly wrong for a group of girlfriends who hire a male stripper for a bachelorette party in Miami.

46.
Zero Dark Thirty
157 min | 2012 |
7.4 (251171 votes)
|
5.71 (612 reviews)

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011.

47.
Behind Enemy Lines
106 min | 2001 |
6.4 (94637 votes)
|
4.75 (284 reviews)

A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him.

48.
The Sacrament
99 min | 2013 |
6.1 (15413 votes)
|
4.46 (88 reviews)

A news team trails a man as he travels into the world of Eden Parish to find his missing sister, where it becomes apparent that this paradise may not be as it seems.

49.
Match Point
124 min | 2005 |
7.6 (191389 votes)
|
5.97 (688 reviews)

At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for an actress who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law.

50.
A History of Violence
96 min | 2005 |
7.5 (210870 votes)
|
5.87 (1072 reviews)

A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core.