10 Best Thriller Movies 2010

Monday, January 31 by Deana Clark

Trying to come up with a list of the 10 best thriller movies of 2010 was a bit difficult. What makes a good thriller movie? A good thriller movie is one that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

  1. “Daybreakers” This is one of the best thriller movies of 2010 directed by Peter and Michael Spirig and stars Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe. The movie takes place in 2019 where a plague has turned the population into vampires. A group of vampires want to capture the people who have survived.
  2. “The Lovely Bones” This movie was directed by Peter Jackson and stars Saoirse Ronan, Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon and Stanley Tucci. The movie is based off the best-selling novel by Alice Sebold. When a young girl is murdered, she watches what is happening on earth from heaven and discovers her killer is about to strike again.
  3. “Shutter Island” This is definitely one of the best thriller movies of 2010 by award-winning director Martin Scorsese. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kinsley, Mark Ruffalo and Michelle Williams. Leonardo stars as US Marshal Teddy Daniels who is at a mental hospital on Shutter Island looking for a murderess hiding on the island.
  4. “Eclipse” Directed by David Slade and starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, this movie delivers another amazing movie from the Twilight saga. As Bella sets to graduate from high school, she is torn between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob.
  5. “The Last Exorcism” This has to be the best thriller movie of 2010.  The movie is directed by Daniel Stamm and stars Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Lisa Bonet and Ving Rhames. A minister lets a film crew record his last exorcism.
  6. “Resident Evil 4 Afterlife” Directed be Paul W.S. Anderson and stars Milla Jovovich, the fourth edition to the Resident Evil saga definitely delivers. Milla plays Alice who continues to locate survivors in a world plagued by a virus leaving people undead. When she and a friend arrive in Los Angeles, they discover thousands of undead.
  7. “Saw 7” Directed by Kevin Greutert and starring Tobin Bell, this is without a doubt one of the best thriller movies of 2010. A group of survivors from Jigsaw’s wrath seek help from not only a self-help guru, but a fellow survivor with some dark secrets.
  8. “Paranormal Activity 2” This movie was directed by Tod Williams and stars Sprague Grayden, Molly Ephraim and Brian Boland. This movie is a prequel to the first movie. It begins two months before and leads up to the first film.
  9. “Unstoppable” “Unstoppable” is one of the best thriller movies of 2010. It is directed by Tony Scott and has an all-star cast including Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson and Kevin Chapman. A railroad company works to stop an unmanned train full of combustible liquids and poisonous gas.
  10. “The Tourist” “The Tourist” was directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck and stars Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. Johnny plays an American tourist and Jolie plays a beautiful stranger. When they meet, it leads to intrigue, romance and danger.

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