Top 50 underrated thriller movies

01.
Redemption Day
99 min | 2021 |
4.8 (20906 votes)
|
8.59 (1022 reviews)

When the love of his life is kidnapped and held for ransom by terrorists, a war hero Brad Paxton races against the clock to rescue her in a daring and deadly operation that pits him against the most powerful and shadowy forces.

02.
Marighella
155 min | 2019 |
3.4 (43652 votes)
|
6.45 (30 reviews)

Facing a violent military dictatorship and an intimidated opposition, writer-turned-politician Carlos Marighella articulates a resistance all the while ousting heinous crimes of torture and the infamous censorship instituted by the regime.

03.
Run Hide Fight
109 min | 2020 |
6.5 (15830 votes)
|
8.92 (1738 reviews)

17-year-old Zoe Hull uses her wits, survival skills, and compassion to fight for her life, and those of her fellow classmates, against a group of live-streaming school shooters.

04.
Battle Royale II
155 min | 2003 |
4.7 (19083 votes)
|
7.02 (151 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.

05.
Branded
106 min | 2012 |
4.7 (8722 votes)
|
6.78 (88 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.

06.
Thunderheart
119 min | 1992 |
6.8 (14418 votes)
|
8.86 (78 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.

07.
Postal
100 min | 2007 |
4.5 (21246 votes)
|
6.47 (153 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.

08.
The Bag Man
108 min | 2014 |
5.2 (16149 votes)
|
7.13 (587 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.

09.
Drop Dead Gorgeous
97 min | 1999 |
6.6 (33462 votes)
|
8.52 (204 reviews)

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

10.
Instinct
126 min | 1999 |
6.6 (29759 votes)
|
8.52 (157 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.

11.
Replicant
100 min | 2001 |
5.4 (13702 votes)
|
7.3 (87 reviews)

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

12.
Hard Target
97 min | 1993 |
6.2 (46005 votes)
|
8.06 (164 reviews)

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

13.
Basic Instinct 2
114 min | 2006 |
4.3 (37827 votes)
|
6.15 (303 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.

14.
Freddy vs. Jason
97 min | 2003 |
5.7 (112224 votes)
|
7.43 (712 reviews)

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenagers of Elm Street. Only this time, they're out to get each other, too.

15.
The Rage: Carrie 2
104 min | 1999 |
4.7 (15512 votes)
|
6.43 (168 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.

16.
Fearless
122 min | 1993 |
7.1 (20916 votes)
|
8.81 (97 reviews)

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

17.
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
85 min | 1990 |
5.1 (14607 votes)
|
6.8 (114 reviews)

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

18.
Haunter
97 min | 2013 |
5.9 (16749 votes)
|
7.57 (86 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.

19.
Johnny Handsome
94 min | 1989 |
6.2 (8755 votes)
|
7.86 (39 reviews)

After being double crossed and thrown in jail, a deformed gangster gets a new face and rehabilitation, but his desire for revenge looms.

20.
Sudden Death
111 min | 1995 |
5.8 (32119 votes)
|
7.45 (103 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.

21.
Khuda Haafiz
133 min | 2020 |
7.2 (13298 votes)
|
8.85 (956 reviews)

A newly married couple's life falls in jeopardy when the wife goes missing under mysterious circumstances.

22.
Home Sweet Hell
98 min | 2015 |
5.4 (14210 votes)
|
7.04 (50 reviews)

Don Champagne seems to have it all, but when his wife, Mona, learns of his affair with a pretty new salesgirl, she will stop at nothing to maintain their storybook life.

23.
The Assignment - Der Auftrag
115 min | 1997 |
6.9 (8138 votes)
|
8.54 (58 reviews)

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

24.
Maximum Risk
101 min | 1996 |
5.5 (20567 votes)
|
7.13 (82 reviews)

While seeking answers regarding the death of the twin brother he never knew he had, a French cop and his sibling's fiancée find themselves pursued by corrupt FBI agents and the Russian mafia.

25.
Two Hands
103 min | 1999 |
7.1 (10437 votes)
|
8.73 (93 reviews)

A 19 year old finds himself in debt to a local gangster when some gang loot disappears and sets him on the run from thugs. Meanwhile two street kids start a shopping spree when they find the missing money.

26.
Universal Soldier: Regeneration
97 min | 2009 |
5.2 (24592 votes)
|
6.81 (116 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 (Jean-Claude Van Damme) goes in but faces 2 NGUs.

27.
Willard
100 min | 2003 |
6.1 (17495 votes)
|
7.71 (159 reviews)

A young man with an unusual connection to rats uses them at his own sociopathic will.

28.
Dhoom 3
172 min | 2013 |
5.4 (42937 votes)
|
6.99 (357 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.

29.
Toy Soldiers
111 min | 1991 |
6.6 (19304 votes)
|
8.17 (59 reviews)

A group of troublemaking boys decide to take a stand when terrorists seize control of their boarding school.

30.
Peppermint
101 min | 2018 |
6.5 (59228 votes)
|
8.06 (824 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.

31.
Batla House
146 min | 2019 |
7.2 (10021 votes)
|
8.76 (157 reviews)

After a deadly encounter, a police officer struggles to catch the fugitives and prove the police acted lawfully, while being despised by the whole nation.

32.
Something Wicked This Way Comes
95 min | 1983 |
6.8 (8543 votes)
|
8.36 (72 reviews)

In a small American town, a diabolical circus and its demonic proprietor prey on the townsfolk.

33.
The Photographer of Mauthausen
110 min | 2018 |
6.7 (9016 votes)
|
8.23 (38 reviews)

Based on real events, Francesc Boix is a Spaniard inmate in the Nazi concentration camp of Mauthausen in Austria who tries to save the evidences of the horrors committed inside its walls.

34.
Wanted
147 min | 2009 |
6.6 (16185 votes)
|
8.13 (45 reviews)

Radhe is a ruthless gangster who will kill anyone for money. He is attracted towards Jhanvi, a middle class girl, who does not approve of his work and wants him to change.

35.
The Punisher
89 min | 1989 |
5.7 (21862 votes)
|
7.23 (134 reviews)

When Frank Castle's family is murdered by criminals, he wages war on crime as a vigilante assassin known only as The Punisher.

36.
Jumpin' Jack Flash
105 min | 1986 |
5.9 (17961 votes)
|
7.42 (56 reviews)

A computer wiz woman/W.Goldberg works at a computer terminal in a NYC bank. One day she gets a strange message and breaks the code. Suddenly, she finds herself in the middle of dangerous spy business.

37.
Valentine
96 min | 2001 |
4.8 (25978 votes)
|
6.32 (261 reviews)

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

38.
Soldier of Orange
165 min | 1977 |
7.7 (11074 votes)
|
9.2 (31 reviews)

During World War II, Dutch students join the resistance movement against the German occupation of The Netherlands.

39.
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
86 min | 1998 |
5.8 (67366 votes)
|
7.29 (427 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.

40.
Fist of Legend
98 min | 1994 |
7.6 (20449 votes)
|
9.09 (104 reviews)

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

41.
The Russia House
123 min | 1990 |
6.1 (14614 votes)
|
7.59 (70 reviews)

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

42.
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
88 min | 1988 |
5.3 (33537 votes)
|
6.78 (238 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.

43.
Final Destination 3
93 min | 2006 |
5.8 (132767 votes)
|
7.28 (539 reviews)

Six years after students cheated death, another teen has a premonition she and her friends will be involved in an accident. When the vision proves true, the student and survivors deal with the repercussions of cheating the Grim Reaper.

44.
Alligator
91 min | 1980 |
6.0 (10694 votes)
|
7.48 (107 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.

45.
Into the Night
115 min | 1985 |
6.5 (11387 votes)
|
7.98 (76 reviews)

After discovering that his wife is cheating on him, an insomniac aerospace engineer accidentally meets, and tries to help, a beautiful model on the run from some extremely dangerous people.

46.
A Pure Formality
108 min | 1994 |
7.7 (10137 votes)
|
9.17 (43 reviews)

Onoff is a famous writer who hasn't published any new books for quite some time and has become a recluse. When he is picked up by the police one stormy night, without any identification, ...

47.
Terminal
95 min | 2018 |
5.4 (20124 votes)
|
6.85 (210 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.
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
92 min | 1985 |
4.8 (34753 votes)
|
6.25 (290 reviews)

Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis - who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if the serial killer is connected to a series of brutal murders occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives.

49.
Ninja - Pfad der Rache
95 min | 2013 |
6.2 (9941 votes)
|
7.65 (50 reviews)

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

50.
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
86 min | 1986 |
6.0 (39801 votes)
|
7.44 (275 reviews)

Tommy Jarvis goes to the graveyard to get rid of Jason Voorhees' body once and for all, but inadvertently brings him back to life instead. The newly revived killer once again seeks revenge, and Tommy may be the only one who can defeat him.

Top 50 overrated thriller movies

01.
I Care a Lot
118 min | 2020 |
6.3 (100114 votes)
|
2.96 (3654 reviews)

A crooked legal guardian who drains the savings of her elderly wards meets her match when a woman she tries to swindle turns out to be more than she first appears.

02.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
121 min | 2017 |
7.0 (129994 votes)
|
3.74 (883 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.

03.
The Boondock Saints
108 min | 1999 |
7.8 (229538 votes)
|
4.82 (480 reviews)

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

04.
Whispers
90 min | 2015 |
6.4 (8076 votes)
|
3.59 (99 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.

05.
Ryde
84 min | 2017 |
6.0 (8022 votes)
|
3.25 (64 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.
I'm Thinking of Ending Things
134 min | 2020 |
6.6 (69128 votes)
|
3.86 (1056 reviews)

Full of misgivings, a young woman travels with her new boyfriend to his parents' secluded farm. Upon arriving, she comes to question everything she thought she knew about him, and herself.

07.
Uncut Gems
135 min | 2019 |
7.4 (234131 votes)
|
4.69 (2307 reviews)

With his debts mounting and angry collectors closing in, a fast-talking New York City jeweler risks everything in hope of staying afloat and alive.

08.
Us
116 min | 2019 |
6.8 (242346 votes)
|
4.15 (3199 reviews)

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

09.
Ratter
80 min | 2015 |
5.7 (8887 votes)
|
3.09 (84 reviews)

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

10.
Funny Games
111 min | 2007 |
6.6 (92175 votes)
|
4.13 (495 reviews)

Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin.

11.
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
118 min | 2009 |
6.3 (62085 votes)
|
3.85 (189 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.

12.
Ocean's Eight
110 min | 2018 |
6.9 (194175 votes)
|
4.57 (1076 reviews)

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

13.
Elephant
81 min | 2003 |
7.2 (87218 votes)
|
4.95 (555 reviews)

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

14.
Ad Astra
123 min | 2019 |
6.5 (206013 votes)
|
4.28 (3101 reviews)

Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.

15.
The Hunger Games
142 min | 2012 |
7.2 (849285 votes)
|
5.03 (1870 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.

16.
7 Days in Entebbe
107 min | 2018 |
5.8 (14449 votes)
|
3.65 (240 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.

17.
Beta Test
88 min | 2016 |
5.7 (10358 votes)
|
3.56 (55 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.

18.
Crash
112 min | 2004 |
7.7 (423423 votes)
|
5.6 (1396 reviews)

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

19.
Traffik
96 min | 2018 |
6.0 (18436 votes)
|
3.95 (187 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.

20.
Sparks
90 min | 2013 |
5.7 (8819 votes)
|
3.65 (50 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.

21.
Skyfall
143 min | 2012 |
7.7 (638617 votes)
|
5.71 (1506 reviews)

James 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.

22.
Siberia
104 min | 2018 |
4.3 (13626 votes)
|
2.31 (306 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.

23.
Dangerous Lies
96 min | 2020 |
5.3 (15008 votes)
|
3.33 (274 reviews)

When a wealthy elderly man dies and unexpectedly leaves his estate to his new caregiver, she's drawn into a web of deception and murder. If she's going to survive, she'll have to question everyone's motives - even the people she loves.

24.
Dunkirk
106 min | 2017 |
7.8 (575398 votes)
|
5.84 (2361 reviews)

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

25.
Paranormal Activity
86 min | 2007 |
6.3 (223394 votes)
|
4.36 (1185 reviews)

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

26.
Secret Obsession
97 min | 2019 |
4.3 (17546 votes)
|
2.38 (741 reviews)

Recuperating from trauma, Jennifer remains in danger as she returns to a life she doesn't remember.

27.
The Super
90 min | 2017 |
5.7 (12493 votes)
|
3.8 (162 reviews)

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

28.
Gone Girl
149 min | 2014 |
8.1 (884481 votes)
|
6.2 (1327 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.

29.
You Get Me
89 min | 2017 |
4.7 (11906 votes)
|
2.8 (105 reviews)

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

30.
Alien: Covenant
122 min | 2017 |
6.4 (259650 votes)
|
4.51 (2054 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.

31.
Deadly Illusions
114 min | 2021 |
3.6 (9737 votes)
|
1.71 (660 reviews)

After a bestselling novelist suffering from writer's block hires a new nanny for her children, the line between fiction and reality starts to blur.

32.
Hard Candy
104 min | 2005 |
7.1 (155352 votes)
|
5.21 (689 reviews)

Hayley's a smart, charming teenage girl. Jeff's a handsome, smooth fashion photographer. An Internet chat, a coffee shop meet-up, an impromptu fashion shoot back at Jeff's place. Jeff thinks it's his lucky night. He's in for a surprise.

33.
You Were Never Really Here
89 min | 2017 |
6.8 (108286 votes)
|
4.92 (750 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.

34.
The Cabin in the Woods
95 min | 2011 |
7.0 (383528 votes)
|
5.13 (1171 reviews)

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

35.
The Hurt Locker
131 min | 2008 |
7.5 (428284 votes)
|
5.66 (899 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.

36.
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
99 min | 2010 |
5.6 (47307 votes)
|
3.78 (220 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.

37.
Widows
129 min | 2018 |
6.9 (90031 votes)
|
5.08 (579 reviews)

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.

38.
Fahrenheit 451
100 min | 2018 |
4.9 (18204 votes)
|
3.08 (213 reviews)

In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young woman - and begins to rebel against society.

39.
A Fall from Grace
120 min | 2020 |
5.9 (12985 votes)
|
4.09 (388 reviews)

Disheartened since her ex-husband's affair, Grace Waters feels restored by a new romance. But when secrets erode her short-lived joy, Grace's vulnerable side turns violent.

40.
Eden Lake
91 min | 2008 |
6.8 (78506 votes)
|
4.99 (466 reviews)

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

41.
Cloverfield
85 min | 2008 |
7.0 (377315 votes)
|
5.22 (2280 reviews)

A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.

42.
The Beguiled
93 min | 2017 |
6.3 (53687 votes)
|
4.53 (263 reviews)

The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal.

43.
The Occupant
103 min | 2020 |
6.4 (14753 votes)
|
4.66 (158 reviews)

Javier Muñoz, once a successful executive, makes the fateful decision to leave his home, which he and his family can no longer afford.

44.
Death Proof
127 min | 2007 |
7.0 (273337 votes)
|
5.26 (658 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.

45.
Higher Learning
127 min | 1995 |
6.5 (18498 votes)
|
4.77 (103 reviews)

People from all different walks of life, encounter racial tension, rape, responsibility, and the meaning of an education on a university campus.

46.
Thick as Thieves
104 min | 2009 |
6.0 (33378 votes)
|
4.29 (54 reviews)

A veteran thief recruits a younger crook to help him pull off one final job in order to repay his debt to the Russian mob.

47.
Funny Games
108 min | 1997 |
7.6 (67009 votes)
|
5.91 (283 reviews)

Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.

48.
Tenet
150 min | 2020 |
7.4 (361935 votes)
|
5.72 (4409 reviews)

Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

49.
Into the Forest
101 min | 2015 |
5.8 (19012 votes)
|
4.13 (220 reviews)

After a massive power outage, two sisters learn to survive on their own in their isolated woodland home.

50.
Escape Room
81 min | 2017 |
4.2 (9695 votes)
|
2.53 (183 reviews)

Six friends test their intelligence when an escape room they participate in takes a dark and twisted turn.