Top 50 underrated thriller movies

01.
Battle Royale II
134 min | 2003 |
4.7 (18435 votes)
|
7.0 (147 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)
|
6.7 (139 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)
|
7.46 (578 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.
Borderland
105 min | 2007 |
5.6 (8749 votes)
|
7.57 (56 reviews)

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

06.
Dhoom 3
172 min | 2013 |
5.4 (40461 votes)
|
7.33 (337 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.

07.
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.

08.
The Rage: Carrie 2
104 min | 1999 |
4.7 (14778 votes)
|
6.58 (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.

09.
Hard Target
97 min | 1993 |
6.2 (41523 votes)
|
8.08 (138 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.

10.
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.

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.
Haunter - Jenseits des Todes
97 min | 2013 |
5.9 (15701 votes)
|
7.76 (73 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.

13.
Gnadenlos schön
97 min | 1999 |
6.6 (30852 votes)
|
8.45 (195 reviews)

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

14.
The Russia House
123 min | 1990 |
6.1 (12903 votes)
|
7.92 (58 reviews)

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

15.
Freddy vs. Jason
97 min | 2003 |
5.7 (105073 votes)
|
7.51 (658 reviews)

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

16.
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
85 min | 1990 |
5.1 (12847 votes)
|
6.91 (103 reviews)

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

17.
Fearless
122 min | 1993 |
7.1 (19423 votes)
|
8.89 (86 reviews)

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

18.
Basic Instinct 2
114 min | 2006 |
4.3 (35566 votes)
|
6.08 (296 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.

19.
Ninja - Pfad der Rache
95 min | 2013 |
6.2 (9941 votes)
|
7.88 (43 reviews)

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

20.
Sudden Death
111 min | 1995 |
5.7 (29903 votes)
|
7.35 (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.

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.
Valentine
96 min | 2001 |
4.8 (23678 votes)
|
6.42 (244 reviews)

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

23.
Cracks
104 min | 2009 |
6.7 (17593 votes)
|
8.31 (41 reviews)

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

24.
Alligator
91 min | 1980 |
5.9 (9699 votes)
|
7.51 (96 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.

25.
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.

26.
Peppermint
101 min | 2018 |
6.5 (41246 votes)
|
8.1 (579 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.

27.
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
88 min | 1988 |
5.3 (29220 votes)
|
6.89 (203 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.

28.
Halloween: H20
86 min | 1998 |
5.7 (62059 votes)
|
7.29 (382 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.

29.
Universal Soldier: Regeneration
97 min | 2009 |
5.2 (23747 votes)
|
6.79 (105 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.

30.
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 ...

31.
Interview with a Hitman
96 min | 2012 |
6.2 (9006 votes)
|
7.75 (77 reviews)

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

32.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
87 min | 1994 |
3.3 (18513 votes)
|
4.85 (174 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.

33.
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...

34.
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
92 min | 1985 |
4.8 (30423 votes)
|
6.34 (242 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.

35.
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.

36.
Dante's Peak
108 min | 1997 |
5.9 (75508 votes)
|
7.42 (240 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.

37.
Final Destination 3
93 min | 2006 |
5.8 (122848 votes)
|
7.31 (515 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)
|
7.69 (59 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.
Candyman
99 min | 1992 |
6.6 (60841 votes)
|
8.09 (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.

40.
Red Rock West
98 min | 1993 |
7.0 (17828 votes)
|
8.47 (67 reviews)

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

41.
Shocker
109 min | 1989 |
5.5 (13832 votes)
|
6.95 (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.

42.
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.

43.
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.

44.
Poison Ivy
90 min | 1992 |
5.4 (15865 votes)
|
6.83 (42 reviews)

A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family.

45.
Color of Night
121 min | 1994 |
5.2 (21635 votes)
|
6.63 (70 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.

46.
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
86 min | 1986 |
6.0 (34516 votes)
|
7.42 (231 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.

47.
Halloween: The Return of Michael Myers
88 min | 1988 |
5.9 (40163 votes)
|
7.32 (281 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?

48.
Fright Night
106 min | 1985 |
7.1 (54892 votes)
|
8.51 (227 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.

49.
Soldier of Orange
165 min | 1977 |
7.7 (10400 votes)
|
9.11 (31 reviews)

During WWII, Dutch students join the resistance movement against the German occupation of the Netherlands.

50.
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky
91 min | 1991 |
7.1 (11136 votes)
|
8.5 (106 reviews)

A young man with superhuman strength is incarcerated at a prison run by corrupt officials and seeks to use his martial arts to clean up the system.

Top 50 overrated thriller movies

01.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
121 min | 2017 |
7.0 (96585 votes)
|
3.65 (576 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 (218911 votes)
|
4.6 (428 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.
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.

05.
Us
116 min | 2019 |
6.9 (153927 votes)
|
4.18 (2488 reviews)

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

06.
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
118 min | 2009 |
6.3 (59260 votes)
|
3.8 (183 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)
|
3.53 (50 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.
The Hunger Games
142 min | 2012 |
7.2 (795442 votes)
|
4.84 (1768 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.

09.
Whispers
90 min | 2015 |
6.4 (8076 votes)
|
4.06 (96 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.

10.
Funny Games
111 min | 2007 |
6.5 (85004 votes)
|
4.17 (450 reviews)

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

11.
Gone Girl
149 min | 2014 |
8.1 (780118 votes)
|
5.8 (1065 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.
Crash
112 min | 2004 |
7.8 (404057 votes)
|
5.5 (1326 reviews)

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

13.
Traffik
96 min | 2018 |
6.0 (17092 votes)
|
3.76 (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.

14.
Siberia
104 min | 2018 |
4.3 (9884 votes)
|
2.08 (256 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.

15.
Elephant
81 min | 2003 |
7.2 (81525 votes)
|
5.03 (535 reviews)

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

16.
The Super
90 min | 2017 |
6.0 (11506 votes)
|
3.88 (132 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 (398132 votes)
|
5.52 (831 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 (483711 votes)
|
5.84 (2055 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.
You Were Never Really Here
89 min | 2017 |
6.8 (78315 votes)
|
4.74 (532 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.

20.
Better Watch Out
89 min | 2016 |
6.5 (23433 votes)
|
4.46 (155 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.

21.
Skyfall
143 min | 2012 |
7.7 (598738 votes)
|
5.68 (1428 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.

22.
Paranormal Activity
86 min | 2007 |
6.3 (210492 votes)
|
4.38 (1132 reviews)

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

23.
Alien: Covenant
122 min | 2017 |
6.4 (233276 votes)
|
4.48 (1860 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.

24.
Death Proof
113 min | 2007 |
7.0 (251712 votes)
|
5.09 (599 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.

25.
7 Days in Entebbe
107 min | 2018 |
5.8 (11215 votes)
|
3.89 (183 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.

26.
Widows
129 min | 2018 |
6.9 (71070 votes)
|
5.0 (500 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.

27.
Hard Candy
104 min | 2005 |
7.1 (148279 votes)
|
5.2 (650 reviews)

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

28.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
111 min | 2003 |
8.1 (927931 votes)
|
6.21 (1710 reviews)

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

29.
A Bigger Splash
125 min | 2015 |
6.4 (23283 votes)
|
4.54 (78 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.

30.
Sunshine
107 min | 2007 |
7.2 (222740 votes)
|
5.34 (771 reviews)

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

31.
Unthinkable
97 min | 2010 |
7.1 (80803 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.

32.
Eden Lake
91 min | 2008 |
6.8 (71421 votes)
|
4.97 (397 reviews)

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

33.
You Get Me
89 min | 2017 |
4.6 (10058 votes)
|
2.77 (81 reviews)

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

34.
Cloverfield
85 min | 2008 |
7.0 (355850 votes)
|
5.2 (2173 reviews)

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

35.
Cam
94 min | 2018 |
5.9 (19515 votes)
|
4.12 (232 reviews)

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

36.
Black Swan
108 min | 2010 |
8.0 (659279 votes)
|
6.23 (1115 reviews)

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

37.
The Wall
88 min | 2017 |
6.2 (21080 votes)
|
4.43 (124 reviews)

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

38.
Knock Knock
99 min | 2015 |
4.9 (70812 votes)
|
3.13 (600 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.

39.
I Am Legend
101 min | 2007 |
7.2 (644225 votes)
|
5.44 (1379 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.

40.
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.

41.
Ocean's Twelve
125 min | 2004 |
6.5 (336566 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.

42.
Ocean's Eight
110 min | 2018 |
6.2 (154443 votes)
|
4.49 (934 reviews)

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

43.
Cold Creek Manor
118 min | 2003 |
5.0 (20239 votes)
|
3.3 (180 reviews)

A family relocates from the city to a dilapidated house in the country that was once a grand estate. As they begin renovations, they discover their new home harbors a secret and may not be completely free of its former inhabitant.

44.
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
99 min | 2010 |
5.5 (44895 votes)
|
3.81 (198 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.

45.
The Contender
126 min | 2000 |
7.0 (21700 votes)
|
5.31 (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.

46.
The House That Jack Built
152 min | 2018 |
6.8 (42364 votes)
|
5.11 (299 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.

47.
Funny Games
108 min | 1997 |
7.6 (58060 votes)
|
5.92 (256 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.
Zero Dark Thirty
157 min | 2012 |
7.4 (255004 votes)
|
5.73 (613 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.

49.
Behind Enemy Lines
106 min | 2001 |
6.4 (95414 votes)
|
4.73 (285 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.

50.
Match Point
124 min | 2005 |
7.6 (194073 votes)
|
5.95 (693 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.