If you are in a dilemma in which movie to watch in your free time or during the weekend…..
If you are the bug of crime-thriller movies…..
And you are looking forward to watching the movie, we are here with the list of 10 best crime-thriller genre movies you will find mind-blowing giving you chill down your spine. Crime, suspense, thriller, murder movies are always the best for refreshing our dull minds.
The amazing IQ of the detective and again the amazing psychopath murderer, leaving us bewildered, making us wonder what if I were a Psychopath? Haha, this question might not arise to all of the crime, thriller lover mind though.
Crime, thriller, Suspense Movies of all the Time
Here is the list of best crime-thriller, suspense movies of all the time which can never be outdated:
1. The Gray Man
IMDb Rating- 6/10
Google Likes- 77%
“I like children, they are tasty”- Albert Fish
It is a crime, thriller, horror, and very disturbing movie. This movie is based on the autobiography of an American man Albert Fish, who was a living monster. As a child, he spent his childhood in an orphanage where he faced bullying and severe punishment. Growing up he becomes a male prostitute, a rapist, a cannibal, and a self-punishing beast.
He was sadistic in nature-enjoyed killing and eating the raw meat of children. He kidnapped many children and killed them to satisfy his fetish cannibalism which is depicted in a very authentic way in a movie.
The film has a very good performance from Patrick Bauchau who delivers something memorable and unforgettable in the lead role making this movie something quite unflinching and unsettling. He brings Albert Fish alive through his amazing acting skill inflicting horror, anger, and chills in audience bones. Overall all this is a very interesting and imprinting thriller movie. Moreover, if you are someone who enjoys such a genre then this movie should be on your watch list.
2. Shutter Island
IMDb Rating- 8.2/10
Google Likes- 77%
It is an American Psychological, thriller, and mystery movie based on a novel of the same name ”Shuter Island” with Leonardo DiCaprio(Teddy Daniels)as US Marshal. The storyline revolves around Teddy Daniels and his friend Chuck, who comes to Boston’s Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital for the investigation of the disappearance of a patient named Rachael Solando, who is incarcerated for drowning her three children.
During his investigation, they come to know that, the doctors here performs illegal surgery and sinister act on the patients. When asked for the records, he is not given access to them. It feels as if something sinister and illegal is surely going on in this hospital until we come to the mind-blowing revel of suspense which changes the whole scenario of a movie. If you want to know what the mind-blowing suspense making this movie widely popular then you must give it a watch.
3. The prestige
IMDb Rating- 8.5
Google Likes- 86%
Directed by Christopher Nolan with leading actors like Juge Jackman, Christian Bale, and Scarlett Johansson, this is a mystery-thriller movie whose story revolves around two magician friends who becomes bitter enemy after one tragedy.
The movie shows the rivalry of these two magicians and their obsession to be recognized as the number one magician. Both of them becomes successful magician but at what cost is which this movie is about. In the movie, we can see friendship turning to savage rivalry and serious obsession to win the other causing one of them to lose their life. If you are curious about what happens in the movie at the end, who is the one to lose the life then you must watch this movie.
4. The Departed
IMDb Rating- 8.5
Google Likes- 93%
Directed by Martin Scorsese “The Departed” is one of the best crime, thriller movies with the lead actor Leonardo DiCaprio(Billy Costigan), Matt Damon(Colin Sullivan), and Jack Nicholson(Frank Costello). In this crime-action movie, the south Boston police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. An undercover agent and a spy constantly try to counter-attack each other to save themselves from being exposed in front of the authorities. Meanwhile, both try to infiltrate an Irish gang.
A story of trust and betrayals involving every genre of people there is. No one can be trusted. From the protectors of law, who do the bidding for those who break it, to the thugs who secretly protect it. An intense and gripping tale that is perfectly crafted by Scorsese. It is one of the best crime, thriller, action films with an interesting storyline.
5. Sherlock Holmes
IMDb Rating- 7.6/10
Directed by Guy Ritchie, Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 period mystery action film based on the character of the same name created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. We can see our Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes) is a detective as the main lead. It has a story about how detective Sherlock exposes the crime of hypocrite “sorcerer” Lord Blackwood-who believes himself to be a magician and blabbers of knowing Black magic.
After catching serial killer Lord Blackwood, detective Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson finally close the murder case. But when Blackwood mysteriously returns to life from death and the killing once again continues, the case is again re-opened and studied. The plot revolves around how detective Holmes with his brilliant high IQ solves this murder case. It is one of the very interesting crime-thriller movies of all time.
6. The Lovely Bones
IMDb Rating- 6.7
Google Likes- 87%
Directed by Peter Jackson “The Lovely Bones” is a supernatural crime-thriller movie portraying the story of a 14-year-old girl named Susie, who is murdered by her neighbor.
After her death, her soul remains in purgatory refusing to go to heaven due to her unfinished business. This movie shows the story of Susie’s afterlife, watching her family and trying to reveal the murderer to her family. She tells the story from the place between Heaven and Earth, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body. It is a really warm emotional movie that shows what sows rip and every sin is seen by heaven and sooner or later will be punished.
IMDb Rating- 8.1/10
Google Likes- 86%
Directed by Denis Villeneuve, “Prisoners” is one of the most interesting crime-thriller films which must be watched if you are into the Crime, Thriller genre with a leading actor like Hugh Jackman(Keller Dover), Jake Gyllenhaal (Detective Loki) and so on.
Imagine your loved one, one day suddenly goes missing and all you can do is to file a missing report and wait for the police to do their job. It is the worst nightmare one can have in a day. This is what happens in this movie, Keller Dover and his close friend, Joe went missing. Detective Loki arrests a driver, Alex Jones as a suspect but due to lack of evidence forces his release.
When the police take time to find his missing daughter and friend, he decides to investigate himself. His desperation leads closer to the truth. If you are curious about what happens next and if he will be able to find his daughter and friend unharmed, you must watch this movie on your own.
IMDb Rating- 8.4
Google Likes- 91%
“Memento” is next on our list which is a crime-thriller and mystery-based movie directed by Christopher Nolan with a leading actor Guy Pearce(Leonard Shelby), Carrie-Anne Moss(Natalie), Joe Pantoliano(Teddy Gammell), Mark Boone Junior(Burt). If you have watched the movie and liked it a lot “Ghajini” then you should give it a try for this movie.
Our main character Leonard Shelby, an insurance investigator, suffers from anterograde amnesia. The only last thing he remembers is the murder of his wife. He wants to find the murdered and used notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he believes to be a killer. Watch this movie to find out how a man with amnesia, reveals the murder mystery of his wife.
10. Nightmare Alley
IMDb Rating- 7.4
Google Likes- 78%
Directed by Gullermo del Toro “Nightmare Alley” is a crime-triller movie with a good plot. An ambitious carny hooks up with a famous female psychiatrist. But what he doesn’t know is how dangerous the woman who he hooked up with it is.
It is a really good movie with interesting suspense and a storyline that keeps the viewer entertained to the end of the movie. If you love watching the crime-thriller genre, then you should surely watch this movie.
Crime-thriller, suspense, mystery movies are always the best genre for adults though minors or underage should not watch due to their extreme content. Such movies never let us get bored and never let us take our eyes off the screen. After we watch such movies, they leave a deep imprint in our minds for weeks or so long. They are really very interesting genres out of different genres we can find so far.
And if you are so obsessed with such movies that your life can’t go without watching them for a week or month, then make sure you pass Are you a Psychopath? test that we can find on Youtube easily. Just kidding though. All we mean is to agree for being such movies very interesting.
We hope you find our list of crime, thriller, mystery movies interesting and helpful. We are sure you will enjoy all these 10 movies listed above worth your time. Thank you for your visit.