Best Drama Thriller Movies That You Must Watch

Down Below is the list of Best Drama Thriller Movies which were widely appreciated by the audience and the critics:



Gone Girl (2014)

IMDB: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%

Plot: Based on the novel by Gillian Flynn of the same name Gone Girl is a Psychological Thriller which focuses on a perfect couple (at least in the eyes of the world) Nick and Amy Dunne played by Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. However, when Amy disappears on the day of their fifth anniversary everybody suspects that Nick had something to do with her disappearance.

 Best Drama Thriller Movies That You Must Watch

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

IMDB: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%

Plot: Based on the 2005 novel by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sees Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) a disgraced journalist team up with Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) a brilliant but antisocial hacker to solve the mystery involving the disappearance of a niece of a wealthy man more than 40 years ago but as both of them investigate they learn that there is a much bigger and darker conspiracy which is not what they signed up for.

 Best Drama Thriller Movies That You Must Watch

Unbreakable (2000)

IMDB: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 70%

Plot: Unbreakable is another M. Night Shyamalan's classic thriller which follows the journey of  David Dunne (Bruce Willis) a security guard who is the sole survivor of a highly fatal train crash who is being followed by a man named Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) who suffers from Osteogenesis Imperfecta which makes his bones to break very easily, who believes that David has superhuman abilities.

 Best Drama Thriller Movies That You Must Watch

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

IMDB: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%

Plot: After surviving a car crash that rendered her unconscious Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) wakes up in an underground dugout with two men. Howard (John Goodman) discloses to her that a massive chemical attack has made the air unbreathable thus, making the outside world uninhabitable and the only way they can survive is by staying inside. Regardless of the solaces of home, Howard's controlling and threatening nature makes Michelle want to escape.

 Best Drama Thriller Movies That You Must Watch

The Sixth Sense (1999)

IMDB: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%

Plot: Young Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) has a secret, that he can communicate with spirits with unresolved problems. He is too afraid to tell or talk about it with anyone except Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) a child psychologist who tries to help Cole by uncovering the truth about his supernatural abilities. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, Sixth Sense stills ranks highly in the list of Best Thriller Movies.

 Best Drama Thriller Movies That You Must Watch

The Machinist (2004)

IMDB: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%

Plot: Trevor Reznik (Christian Bale) a factory worker suffers from insomnia and hasn't slept in months. Soon his condition worsens, taking a toll on his mental and physical state which even causes an accident in his workplace but, that's not all of it, Trevor also notices that a man is following him everywhere but nobody seems to notice that man.

 Best Drama Thriller Movies That You Must Watch

The Prestige (2006)

IMDB: 8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%

Plot: Two rival magicians Alfred Borden and Robert Angier played by Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman respectively, and former partners until the tragic death of one of their assistants try desperately to outdo each other by performing the most dangerous and ultimate magic tricks, but in the process, they create irreparable consequences and jeopardize the lives of people who care about them.

 Best Drama Thriller Movies That You Must Watch

Se7en (1995)

IMDB: 8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%

Plot: Two Detectives, one who is about to retire and the other new to the city face the toughest case of their life when they come across the killings of a serial killer who kills people according to the "Seven Deadly Sins" mentioned in the Bible. Will Willam Somerset ( Morgan Freeman) and David Mills ( Brad Pitt) be able to catch the murderer or will another helpless soul die? Seven went on to gross $327.3 million against a budget of $33 million and was also well received by the critics. Seven still holds a very high rank among various genres including crime, drama, thriller, etc.

 Best Drama Thriller Movies That You Must Watch

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

IMDB: 8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%

Plot: Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) takes the help of Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) former Psychiatrist turned a serial killer who also happens to be a cannibal to catch another serial killer on loose who is targeting young females. The Silence of the Lambs surprised everyone by grossing $272.7 million against a mere budget of $19 million and it didn't stop there it also won the Oscar in all top five categories: Best Picture, Best Director for Jonathan Demme, Best Actor for Hopkins, Best Actress for Foster, and Best Adapted Screenplay for Ted Tally, it was also nominated for Best Film Editing and Best Sound. It was followed by a sequel titled Hannibal (2001) and two prequels namely Red Dragon (2002) and Hannibal Rising (2007).

 Best Drama Thriller Movies That You Must Watch

The Departed (2006)

IMDB: 8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%

Plot: Scorsese has a particular talent that is often overlooked which is a talent for making great remakes. His 2006 Boston set crime drama is based on the 2002 Hong Kong film Internal Affairs. In this crime thriller, DiCaprio plays the part of an undercover cop sent to infiltrate the network of Frank Costello, played by Jack Nicholson the crime boss of the Boston neighborhood where he grew up. But things are further complicated by the fact that Costello has an informant in the police force and a race against time to sniff out the other rat begins. One of, if not the best, Boston set a crime story of recent decades and one of Scorsese’s best-loved films, with good reason.

 Best Drama Thriller Movies That You Must Watch


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