A good thriller is the perfect variation between ecstatic elation, absolute fear and gripping suspense. When these 3 elements are juggled well, they make for excellent entertainment. Check out these epic thriller movies from this year and enjoy a great movie night, any night!
1. The Shallows
Are you a fan of Jaws? If you are, boy, will you be thanking the creators of this nasty thriller! In addition to a fresh take on the tired genre of shark attack movies, Blake Lively gives a powerful performance adding an extra oomph to this flick. She plays the role of a lone surfer who gets trapped on a secluded beach by a killer shark. Just a few hundred yards from safety, it gives a whole new dimension to the term ‘so close, yet so far’. If you aren’t so much of a fan of giant fish trying to kill people, watch this movie for the fact that Blake Lively has got the perfect beach bod! Shallow? Why not!
2. Blood Father
What sounds more thrilling than Mel Gibson using ex-criminal skills to keep his beloved daughter from being killed by vicious drug lords? We know –nothing! Mel still fails to disappoint when it comes to giving us a heart pounding adventure, leaving you feeling pretty much like a badass with the smell of gunpowder lingering in the air. He definitely sets some beard goals as well!
Looks like Daniel Radcliff has a little more up his sleeve than a magic wand. This movie hits a little too close to home when it comes to the issues of modern day society. He plays an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a white supremacists right-wing terrorist group. Based on true events, this movie will have you pondering on the problems of today while enjoying the mind-blowing performances by the cast.
4. Jason Bourne
Matt Damon is back in his most iconic role as Jason Bourne, literally the most badass human out there. Director Paul Greengrass brings you his specific flavor of high-speed car chases, exciting gun battles, and the coolest of modern technology. Jason Bourne finds himself in the midst of being drawn out of the shadows and discovered in this chapter of the most exciting CIA agent life story. If you are already a fan, you’ll get exactly what you came for! If not, get ready to become one!
5. Now You See Me 2
Daniel Radcliff sticks to his magician ways in this sequel film. If you’ve seen the first one, you know that it’s packed with exciting magic tricks executed on a massively awe-inspiring scale. The 4 horsemen ensure your mind is bent and if not anything you are certainly entertained throughout. This movie is excellent for those who love a little bit of magic, a whole lot of showmanship and witty humor. Although it has a lighthearted feel to it, it keeps you guessing until the very end!
6. The Neon Demon
This sexy thriller is about an aspiring model, Jesse, who moves to LA to make it big. Little does she know the horrors that lay ahead of her when she meets a group of beauty-obsessed women who are hell bent on devouring her youth and vitality. This movie is the perfect example of the darkness that lurks in the female mind, no wonder everyone says women are crazy!
7. Green Room
This one is definitely one for the books with a unique twisted, wicked, fun horror-thriller about a diabolical club owner who squares up against a seemingly harmless band of musicians that see something they shouldn’t have seen. Full of twists and turns, this movie will leave you completely satisfied and begging for more. Patrick Stewart plays the role of the evil club owner, in an unforgettable role, just like the rest of the cast. They all deliver first-rate performances in an absolutely golden piece of work!