Representing the best of all worlds, thrillers are designed to keep the audience on the edge of their seat. In thrillers, the audience is usually given the chance to see the world through the eyes of the main character and to go through the same suspense that he goes through. Within the story, there are many plot twists and unexpected turn of events to keep the viewers engaged. The inner struggle of the main characters intensifies the excitement, thus making the viewer captivated. That said, we created a list of the best thrillers, and boy, it was tough.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
In the history of cinematography, only three movies have managed to sweep all five major Academy Awards (Best Movie, Actor, Actress, Director, and Screenplay), and Silence of the Lambs is one of them. The Silence of the Lambs is a bona fide masterpiece and it deserves its place on the Mount Rushmore of thriller movies. This masterwork combines the suspense of horror movies and the intensity of thriller movies in one smooth story.
The movie takes a huge bonus from the exceptional performances put in by a stellar cast including the likes of Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster. Jonathan Demme, the director, did a phenomenal job in pacing the movie, from start to finish. Every character is well-defined, and excellent camera work gives the viewers a chilling sense of dread and suspense. The Silence of the Lambs is the Godfather of all thrillers and a class act movie that every film lover must see.
According to many critics, Se7en is regarded as one of the greatest movies of the 90s. This ingeniously clever yet dark and disturbing masterpiece is one of the most inventive movies ever made. The movie fused a wonderfully put together combination of violent style, intense plot development, and superb acting. It doesn’t resort on Hollywood clichés, which makes it even more unpredictable and exciting to watch.
David Fincher, the director, has created a story that guides the audience through a dramatic turn of events with a shocking end, thus satisfying his initial vision. Bottom line – if you haven’t had the opportunity to watch Se7en, do it now.
Shutter Island (2010)
When Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio collaborate on a project, it usually results in creating a legendary movie. Many consider Shutter Island to be more superior to Inception, which says a lot about its greatness. The plot gets more complex as the movie progresses, and the way this happens is amazing. Shutter Island has a lot of turns and twists, but the final one will blow your mind off. The characters are well-written and thoroughly described, which is yet another great thing about this movie. The movie will leave you questioning your own sanity.