Must Watch Thriller Movies 2020

Must Watch Thriller Movies 2020 – Psychological Thriller Genre

2020 has seen many psychological thrillers being released to the big screen. The genre has been plagued with some high quality releases that have been hitting theaters and streaming services all year long. From intense crime dramas, horror stories and horror-thriller concoctions, psychological thrillers have become one of the most popular genres of the year. For those who are into thrillers, the year 2020 helped deliver some unforgettable viewing experiences. Here is a list of some of the top psychological thriller movies of the year 2020.

One of the heavy hitters of the year 2020 was Greta Gerwig’s Gerwig’s?> Little Women. It’s a clever adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s iconic novel which stands out for its sharp screenplay and nuanced direction. The psychological thriller is about a group of four sisters – Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy – living in New England during the American Civil War. While the sisters strive to find their way in a society dominated by patriarchy, they are able to find comfort and reassurance in their sisterly solidarity. Although Little Women is much longer than conventional thrillers, it remains an engaging experience throughout and is sure to leave audiences feeling exhilarated and emotionally charged.

The Invisible Man is another psychological thriller that was released to theaters in 2020. Directed by Leigh Whannell, the film focuses on a woman named Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) who is targeted by an abusive ex-boyfriend and begins to question her sanity. As the invisible man continues to torment her, Cecelia is forced to employ her own detective skills to outsmart her unseen tormentor. With the mix of horror and suspense, the film is the perfect rollercoaster ride for fans of the psychological thriller genre.

Waves, another psychological thriller released this year, is an intimate exploration of loss and family set around the personal turmoil of a teenage boy named Tyler (Kelvin Harrison Jr.). As he struggles to cope with the pressures of both social and family life, Tyler’s relationships with his father and girlfriend are slowly pushed to the brink. The film’s exploration of intense teenage emotions and its gradual pacing is sure to leave viewers on the edge of their seats.

Finally, the psychological thriller genre is also represented by A Quiet Place: Part II – a sequel to the 2018 film of the same name. The film follows a family who are trekking to safety, led by matriarch Evelyn Abbott (Emily Blunt), in a post-apocalyptic world populated by sound-sensitive monsters. As Evelyn and her children try to evade the monsters, they are forced to rely on each other and their own courage to survive. The suspense and frightening monsters makes this film one of the must-watch psychological thrillers of the year.

Must Watch Thriller Movies 2020 – Horror Thriller Genre

For fans of the horror and thriller genres, 2020 has been a great year to be a movie buff. There have been a number of films released in the horror thriller genre that are sure to entertain and thrill audiences. Some of the standout films are listed here.

One of the standout films of the year 2020 is The Invisible Man. This film was a psychological thriller there featuring Elisabeth Moss as a woman being tormented by an invisible man from her past. With the fear of the unknown greatly looming in the film, it is an intense and thrilling ride. The film also features some philosophical themes as well as some truly horrific scenes that is sure to leave viewers breathless.

The Nun is another must-watch horror-thriller from this year. It follows a nun and her companions as they investigate a mysterious death in a remote Romanian abbey. The film is loaded with jump scares and plenty of scares for those curios enough to watch it. It’s an effective and well-paced horror-thriller that will certainly leave audiences spooked long after the film is finished.

The Lighthouse is another much-talked-about horror-thriller released this year. The film follows two lighthouse keepers in 1890s New England as they descend into a mysterious and terrifying world. With director Robert Eggers cleverly blurring the lines between reality and imagination, the film is sure to leave audiences repulsed and spooked at the same time. The film also has psychological themes such as isolation and internal dread as well as a haunting soundtrack by Mark Korven that heightens the suspense.

Finally, for those seeking out horror-thrillers, there is the film Midsommar. The film follows a couple on vacation in Sweden who are confronted with nightmarish rituals, death and sacrifice. With an emphasis on creating an unsettling atmosphere, the film is sure to leave audiences disturbed and uncomfortable at the same time.

Must Watch Thriller Movies 2020 – Crime Thriller Genre

Crime thrillers have been some of the most popular films this year. From classic thrillers to psychological crime dramas, there are plenty of films that are sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Here are some of the best crime thrillers released in 2020 that are guaranteed to entertain viewers.

Knives Out was released in 2019 but it did not get a wide release until this year and it’s still one of the best crime thrillers of the year. The film revolves around the aftermath of the death of a wealthy family patriarch and the investigation of his death by a famous detective played by Daniel Craig. The film is filled with twists and turns that keep viewers guessing until the very end.

Uncut Gems is another crime thriller released this year. The film features Adam Sandler as a desperate and gambling-addicted jewelry hustler in New York City. The film follows Sandler’s character as he attempts to pay back a large debt that he has accrued. This is one of the few films that is able to combine drama and gripping suspense with comedy and it is a must watch for fans of the crime thriller genre.

Finally, Strike is a psychological crime thriller from the team behind the 2017 crime drama Baby Driver. The film follows a mysterious stranger who is hired to carry out a dangerous heist and the tension is greatly heightened by a score composed by Academy Award winning composer Nicholas Britell. The film’s exploration of themes such as guilt and revenge, combined with its nerve-wracking soundtrack, make this one of the must-watch crime thrillers of the year.

Must Watch Thriller Movies 2020 – Indie Thriller Genre

Indie thrillers have been having a great year in 2020. Indie thrillers provide a great break from the both the formulaic Hollywood releases, as well as the big budget stunt-filled tentpoles. Here are some of the must-watch indie thrillers released this year.

Nomadland is a character-driven drama/thriller that follows a woman as she is forced to hit the road and travel around the US in search of work. It’s a powerful and empathetic film that will leave viewers moved. With Frances McDormand in the lead, the film is sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats as they watch a woman’s journey to find her place in this world.

The Nightingale is another one of the standouts from this year. The film follows a young Aboriginal woman as she seeks revenge for the murder of her husband and the kidnapping of her daughter by a sadistic British officer. The film is filled with moments of powerful suspense and tension and is sure to leave viewers breathless with its raw violence and unflinching portrayals of injustice.

Minor Premise is a unique and clever science fiction thriller from director Eric Shapiro. It follows a scientist who is forced to question his own sanity when he tries to unlock the mysteries of his own mind. With its interesting visuals and brave exploration of psychological trauma, Minor Premise is sure to please fans of the genre.

Finally, Possessor is a science fiction thriller that follows an assassin who uses a machine to inhabit the bodies of people and carry out her assignments. With its complex visuals and relentless action, the film is sure to leave viewers both exhilarated and frightened at the same time. This is one of the must-watch indie thrillers of the year.

Must Watch Thriller Movies 2020 – Action Thriller Genre

Action thrillers have been a staple for film fans for decades and there has certainly been no shortage of action-packed thrillers released in 2020. Here is a list of the must-watch action thrillers from this year.

Tenet is Christopher Nolan’s latest sci-fi adventure and it is sure to leave fans of the genre satisfied. The film follows a group of spies as they attempt to save the world from a disaster of epic proportions. The film is packed with plenty of twists, powerful action sequences and an intriguing time-bending premise that will keep viewers guessing until the very end.

Extraction is a Netflix action-thriller starring Chris Hemsworth as a hardened mercenary on a mission to rescue the son of a drug lord. The stakes are raised high as the mercenary is forced to navigate the murky criminal underworld of Bangladesh. The creative and intense action set pieces are sure to leave viewers feeling exhilarated.

Finally, The Old Guard is a Netflix action-thriller based on the comic of the same name. The film follows a group of immortals who have been protecting humanity over centuries and are now facing the threat of their powers being exposed. With its ensemble cast and unique premise, The Old Guard is sure to be one of the most talked about action-thrillers of the year.

Vicki Strouth is a life-long film enthusiast, having grown up watching classic cinema in her childhood. She has since gone on to pursue writing about films and movie news, with her work being published on various online platforms. She is passionate about supporting independent filmmakers and highlighting important stories from around the world. She has also written a successful book about classic movies from Hollywood's Golden Age era. Vicki currently lives in Seattle, where she continues to explore films of all genres and eras.

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