The best thrillers of 2021

What do you do in line when you want a movie that looks like a roller coaster? When you’re craving something that’s not necessarily full of gory dread and leaping, but maybe something that’s just a little scary, mysterious, suspenseful and action-packed, or psychologically twisted? Time for a thriller.

I’m not a horror fan, but I love thrillers. Just because I don’t go to the movies to be afraid of shit doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy some thrills. Lucky for me and you, it’s a super popular genre right now. It feels like we’ve never been less obsessed with crime, fictional or otherwise. There are tons of great thrillers to watch, both in movies and on TV. Maybe you were more into those that span multiple episodes, like Squid game, you, Where Midnight Mass.

As for the movies, however, here are the very serious and artistic action thrillers and thrillers of the past year. They’ll probably hold you on the edge of your … couch.

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The card counter

The first is this crime thriller starring Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish and Tye Sheridan. Isaac plays a player haunted by war who is recruited by Haddish to become a professional poker player. But his past … if you believe it … catches up with him. Dun dun dun !!


Last night in Soho

When the obsession with nostalgia gets a little too real and the ghosts come out to play …



I don’t know if you know this, but this beach is making you look old.



This romantic thriller which is very clearly from the creators of Westworld is wild. It’s not my favorite movie of the year, but I enjoyed the wild twists and turns. It’s a fun time.


The woman at the window

I still can’t believe this was finally released in 2021.


the guilty

I think he did but I can’t prove it.



There is no such thing as space to raise the bar of a thriller. You are all the more confined. Having said that … did I just like this movie because it looked like a live-action version of the Among Us game? May be! I will never say it …



Our annual Jordan Peele offering was an updated version of a classic.



You can always count on A24 for something a little scary.


Still water

I really thought this was going to be one of those films about investigative journalists uncovering some sort of environmental scandal but, no! It’s a thriller, and a good one at it!


Alley of nightmares

you come from know that Guillermo del Toro will bring the thrills.

Release Date: December 17

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