We are back again with our list i.e Top 10 Thrillers from the Last Decade. Like always we promise you hand-picked films that will get you get the best out of the Thriller genre. And we will intentionally exclude the popular picks as we all know about them right?

So without ado, let’s start out a list of Top 10 Thrillers from the Last Decade

Top 10 Thrillers from the Last Decade

10. Gone Girl (2014)

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In Gillian Flynn’s adaptation of her hit book, David Fincher’s journey into modern suburbia is no less warped than a film like Se7en and no less psychoanalytical than a film like Fight Club.

The disappointing husband of a brilliant woman who goes missing, Ben Affleck plays him, leaving him as the prime suspect. The twists in her plot may push Gone Girl, but her concentration is on her intriguing and controversially flawed characters.. What starts off as a straightforward tale, with various moving pieces that are better-encountered understanding as little as possible, quickly warps into a complicated nightmare. However, we can tell you a lot about this: Pike deserved the Oscar nomination.

9. Detroit (2017)

Top 10 Thrillers from the Last Decade

Kathryn Bigelow’s period crime drama (Zero Dark Thirty) is a grueling story of brutality and racist discrimination by vile cops in Detroit in 1967 when tensions were about to erupt in the city. During the civil unrest, the Algiers Motel Incident, Bigelow’s film becomes a borderline nightmare as she unflinchingly presents a motel raid that spirals out of control as police interrogate and torture black guests, led by the absolutely disgusting David Senak.

In this frightening glimpse into institutionalized white racism, a security guard seeking to quiet it down (John Boyega) will do nothing more than wait. Cinematographer Barry Ackroyd hews towards a form of pseudo-documentary that is continually in jittery, confused motion. Before the Algiers Motel incident takes on the tenor of an extended journey into purgatory, Bigelow and Ackroyd succeed at building suspense.

8. Unsane (2018)

Top 10 Thrillers from the Last Decade

Steven Soderbergh continued his newfound love for filming on iPhones, creating an unnervingly personal portrait of a woman as she is institutionalized in a mental health hospital against her will, driven over the brink and beyond by an abusive healthcare environment.

The screenplay is marred by defective tripwires and too many clichés, while Hollywood’s restless alchemist, director Steven Soderbergh, is merely interested in the storyline as a way of playing with design. Filming on mobile drains away all slickness while giving it a disorienting, tense kick

7. Shutter Island (2010)

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The inconceivable escape of a clever killer takes the U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his new companion (Mark Ruffalo) are on a small, windswept island at Ashecliffe Hospital, a fortress-like insane asylum. The woman seems to have fled from a locked room, and inside the hospital walls, there are signs of horrific acts committed. When the investigation deepens, Teddy discovers that if he wants to make it off the island alive, he will have to face his own dark fears.

Released on February 19, 2010, the film received generally favorable critical acclaim, was named as one of the top ten films of 2010 by the National Board of Review, and grossed more than $299 million worldwide.

8. Green Room (2015)

Top 10 Thrillers from the Last Decade

Published and directed by Jeremy Saulnier, and produced by Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani and Victor Moyers. Anton Yelchin, Joe Cole, Imogen Poots and Patrick Stewart were the stars. When a touring punk band sees what they do not see while playing a white nationalist venue.

Green Room is a punk rock tale touching on survival horror. The owner of the club (Patrick Stewart) tags both of them for extermination, and the consequence is a white-knuckle adrenaline ride as they struggle to survive the attack.

7. Locke (2013)

Top 10 Thrillers from the Last Decade

From Tom Hardy. In a truck. For 82 mins. It’s that. The film is that. Well, kind of. There is also a key explanation that, in the middle of the night, he drives non-stop. And there’s a much bigger explanation that he takes so many hands-free calls to those people who are increasingly angry.

The stakes become overwhelmingly apparent as the situation steadily presents itself, making for one grippingly original script-propelled thriller that should have added a ‘d’ to the title. Driven and published by Steven Knight. Ocke earned critical acclaim, particularly for Hardy’s work, which won him the Best Actor Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

6. Black Swan (2010)

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Black Swan is an American experimental horror film directed by Darren Aronofsky. Black Swan is a full-bore melodrama, told gloriously and darkly absurdly, with passionate intensity. In Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake, focuses on a performance by Natalie Portman that is nothing short of heroic and represents the clash of good and bad.

On September 1, 2010, Black Swan premiered as the opening film for the 67th Venice International Film Festival. It was also a commercial hit, grossing $330 million against a budget of $13 million worldwide. At the 83rd Academy Awards, it earned five nominations

5. The Guilty (2018)

Top 10 Thrillers from the Last Decade

Danish crime thriller film co-written and directed by Gustav Möller, his debut film is The Guilty. The tale of The Guilty, unfolding in real-time, with some turns in the story becoming more obvious to the audience than the protagonist and others having all on tenterhooks right until the last second, feels sprawling despite being set in just two rooms of a police station because everything mostly takes place in the imaginations of the main character and the spectator, creating an almost unbearably close

This is our first pick of a foreign language film in our list of Top 10 Thrillers from the Last Decade. And we know, you will love it!

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4. Creepy (2016)

Top 10 Thrillers from the Last Decade

Another foreign-language film in our list. Senior detective Koichi Takakura (Hidetoshi Nishijima) attempts to use his ideas on psychopaths in a dramatic prologue, with catastrophic results, to defuse a hostage crisis. He left the police a year later to take up a cushy job as a criminology professor and moved with his pretty wife into a suburban home.

In a ghastly denouement, how these two plot strands finally collide hinges on a masterful accumulation of esoteric hints, ominous atmospherics, and inklings of skepticism that the protagonists can not yet put a finger on. It is based on Yutaka Maekawa’s 2012 book. At the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, the film had its world premiere. It was released on 18 June 2016 in Japan.

3. Sicario (2015)

Top 10 Thrillers from the Last Decade

Emily Blunt, nominated for the Palme d’Or, leads the crime thriller by director Denis Villeneuve (before Arrival) and filmmaker Taylor Sheridan (before he wrote Hell or High Water). As new hires Kate, as her character weaves around the morally-tangled anti-cartel task force.

Blunt perfectly tests idealism with resolve. Benicio Del Toro’s trigger-happy renegade proved to be so creepy and convincing in pinpoint comparison, Sheridan wrote him a sequel.

2. Burning (2018)

Top 10 Thrillers from the Last Decade

Two childhood friends who grow up outside of Seoul in a farming village meet at random as adults. They hadn’t seen each other for years. They head out and have some drinks and reminisce. The young woman studied pantomime, and she shares some of the things she’s discovered.

She eats a tangerine pantomime and her movements are so precise that you would swear the tangerine was actually there. He is shocked at the delusion. Based on author Haruki Murakami’s short story “Barn Burning” from The Elephant Vanishes, it stars Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun, and Jeon Jong-seo.

  1. The Handmaiden (2016)

Top 10 Thrillers from the Last Decade

The last from our list is also a foreign language film. Sorry folks, but trust me, you LOVE IT!! The Handmaiden is inspired by Welsh author Sarah Waters’ 2002 novel Fingersmith, with the setting converted under Japanese imperial rule from Victorian period Britain to Korea.

A new girl (Sookee) is employed as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) during the time of Japanese occupation, who lives a secluded life with her powerful uncle on a large country estate (Kouzuki). But that maid’s got a secret. She is a pickpocket employed as a Japanese Count by a swindler to help him seduce the Lady to flee with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse.

Last Words

That’s all from our list of Top 10 Thrillers from the Last Decade. We have tried to best from all sources. Have included all, starting from psychological to horror to action thrillers. We have purposefully included a lot of foreign language films to open your scope of the horizon. Share with your movie buff friends

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Anubhav Kumar Das

Anubhav Kumar Das

Anubhav is the owner of Forever Pieces. He is a published author and poet. He is a part-time freelance writer and maybe found strumming the guitar for gigs on festive weekends. Besides all these, he is also an exhibited artist and photographer.

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