10 Best Suspense Thriller Movies Of All Time

Wednesday, January 26 by George Root

The 10 best suspense thriller movies keep you on the edge of your seat and then push you to the floor. A great movie can not only build suspense, but it can also drag it out throughout the entire movie. Many of the greatest directors of all time appear on the list of the 10 best suspense thriller movies.

  1. "Psycho" (1960). Even though color movies were all the rage in 1960, director Alfred Hitchcock chose to shoot this one in black and white to add to the suspense. The result is one of the 10 best suspense thriller movies of all time about a hotel owner named Norman and his dead mother.
  2. "The Usual Suspects" (1995). This movie is a well-written suspense movie that has an ending you would never expect. When this entry into the list of 10 best suspense thriller movies ends, the audience has no idea what is real and what is fantasy.
  3. "The Blair Witch Project" (1999). Many people did not like the way this movie was filmed, and others did not like the ending. But the suspense that is carried throughout the movie bursts at the end in a way that no one expected.
  4. "Paranormal Activity" (2007). This is a movie filmed in the same manner as "The Blair Witch Project" (1999) but in a house setting rather than a forest. The effects in this movie are inexpensive but they are effective at scaring the audience and creating suspense.
  5. "Touch of Evil" (1958). This Orson Welles masterpiece makes the audience think they know what is going on, but no one is really sure until the movie ends. Charlton Heston plays a Mexican detective who gets caught in a web of deception and suspense.
  6. "Rear Window" (1954). It is expected that a director known at the master of suspense would end up on the list of 10 best suspense thriller movies more than once. This Alfred HItchcock classic stars James Stewart as a man bound to a wheel chair but thinking that he has witnessed a murder. This movie not only creates suspense, but it also makes the viewer feel helpless as well.
  7. "Deliverance" (1972). This movie had a lot of things going on and one of them was suspense. The best suspense in this movie is created after you think the story has ended.
  8. "Jaws" (1975). The thing that makes this a suspense and thriller movie is that we do not see the shark until more than halfway through the picture. By the time the shark shows up, our imaginations are running wild.
  9. "Die Hard" (1988). This suspense thriller is a lot of fun, but it is also filled with some serious action. This is more a thriller than a suspense movie, and it helped to establish Bruce Willis as an action star.
  10. "The Sixth Sense" (1999). This is one of the members of the 10 best suspense thriller movies list that people still do no reveal the ending to. If you have never seen this movie, and no one has told you the ending, you will really enjoy how this one ends.
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