Must Watch Thriller Movies 2022

Psychological Thrillers

2020 brought us some surprisingly suspenseful and exciting thrillers, and 2022 looks to be no different. There are many psychological thrillers in the works, ensuring viewers will be on the edge of their seat. From dark and complex stories to intense and thrilling narratives, here are some of the most anticipated psychological thrillers of 2022.
The Phantom House is a twisty and chilling story starring actress Gerard Bell and directed by David Fremont. It follows a woman who finds an unexpected connection with a mysterious run-down house on the edge of a sinister forest. When she discovers an unsettling secret about the house and its occupants, she must face a terrifying unknown.
The Gloom is a unique thriller from acclaimed director Paul Clover. This thriller follows a team of journalists who explore a dangerous place shrouded in mystery and fear. As the journalists dig deeper, they discover a terrifying network of lies, blackmail, and corruption that must be stopped.
The Haunt is an intense and disturbing thriller starring actor Will Smith and directed by Daniel Gillies. It follows a family who moves into an old house, only to discover that the house and its occupants are far from normal. As they try to unravel the mystery and uncover the truth, they face a dark, insidious force that threatens to destroy them.
The Mind Game is a gripping thriller starring actress Emma Stone and directed by David Watkin. It follows a former psychologist who is determined to uncover the truth behind a mysterious psychological experiment designed to manipulate the mind. As he delves deeper into the complex depths of the experiment, he faces a terrifying force intent on stopping him.
The Unseen is a mind-bending thriller starring actor Ian McEwan and directed by Christian Rivers. It tells the story of a small town ravaged by a serial killer. But as the townsfolk struggle to solve the mystery and capture the killer, they make a shocking discovery – someone, or something, is manipulating the killer in the shadows.

Crime Thrillers

Crime thrillers are always in high demand, and 2022 promises to be no different. From crime capers to complex investigations, here are some of the most exciting crime thrillers that viewers can look forward to next year.
Killer Reserve is a pulse-pounding crime thriller starring actor Zendaya and directed by Marisette Preisse. It follows a female detective who is called to a remote island to investigate a brutal murder. As she digs deeper and closer to the truth, she discovers that the island is home to more than just the victim – and the killer is closer than she thinks.
Ice Lock is a suspenseful crime thriller starring actress Shay Mitchell and directed by Ericka Serafin. It follows a female cop who teams up with an ex-con turned tech genius to track down a dangerous criminal. As they hunt down the villain, they must also outsmart the villain’s own tech geniuses in a gripping cat-and-mouse game.
The Directive is a dark and thrilling crime thriller starring actor Idris Elba and directed by Paul Cockburn. It follows a team of detectives investigating suspicious activities in a peaceful suburb. But instead of finding a quiet life, they discover a terrifying criminal underworld that they must navigate to catch their target.
After Dark is a gritty crime thriller starring actress Sally Field and directed by Angelo Counts. It follows a veteran cop and her rookie partner as they investigate the murder of a powerful underworld figure. As the case unfolds, the detectives realize that the killing was the opening move in a deadly game with dire consequences for the entire city.
Mask of God is an intense crime thriller starring actor Michael Shannon and directed by Michael Lynsey. It follows a detective working on a case that takes him deep into the criminal underworld. But as he pursues the killer, he discovers a powerful cult that is determined to stay hidden in the shadows.


Mystery thrillers keep viewers on the edge of their seat, and 2022 will be no different. Whether it’s a put-together investigation or a dark, complex story, here are some of the must-watch mysteries coming up next year.
Murder Maze is an engrossing mystery thriller starring actress Bryce Dallas Howard and directed by Ron Howard. It follows a detective who is called to a small town to investigate a mysterious murder. As she unravels the clues and gets closer to the truth, she discovers a sinister conspiracy that must be stopped.
Murder Heights is a gripping mystery thriller starring actors Bruce Willis and Joaquin Phoenix and directed by Tim Miller. It follows a police detective who teams up with a private investigator to solve a complex case. As the case unravels and the stakes become higher, the pair come face to face with a sinister force that threatens to destroy them.
Mystery Machine is a thrilling mystery from directing duo Chris Wiseman and Peter Wooly. It stars actor Chris Pine and follows a group of detectives investigating a string of seemingly random murders. But as they dig deeper and uncover more secrets, they realize that the murders are connected in terrifying ways.
No Exit is a tense and dark mystery starring actress Rachel McAdams and directed by Steven Knight. It follows a detective who must solve a brutal murder in a remote mountain town. But as she dives deeper into the case, she discovers a sinister plot that could destroy the town – and threaten the whole country.
Shadow Lake is a mystery thriller starring actor Bradley Cooper and directed by Guillermo del Toro. It follows a small-town sheriff who is called to investigate a mysterious death. As he delves deeper into the case, he discovers a dark conspiracy hidden deep in the forest that threatens to destroy the town – and all those who have ventured into the lake before.

Action Thrillers

Action thrillers are always guaranteed to keep viewers on the edge of their seat, and 2022 promises to be no different. From high-tech heists to intense and explosive stories, here are some of the most exciting action thrillers of the year.
Mission 2112 is an action-packed thriller starring actor Vin Diesel and directed by Christopher Nolan. It follows a team of international agents who are sent to investigate a mysterious device. As they investigate, they uncover a sinister plot that threatens to bring the world to the brink of destruction.
Oblivion Code is a gripping action thriller starring actor Tom Hardy and directed by Olivier Megaton. It follows a former soldier on a mission to uncover the truth about a powerful organization. As he gets closer to the truth, he is confronted by a deadly force determined to stop him at any cost.
Paradise Island is an explosive action thriller starring actress Milla Jovovich and directed by Louis Leterrier. It follows a team of elite agents who are sent to investigate a series of suspicious activities on a remote island. But as they get closer to the truth, they uncover a terrifying conspiracy that threatens to tear the world apart.
Quarantine Test is a thrilling action movie starring actor Will Smith and directed by Edgar Wright. It follows a group of scientists who find themselves locked in a dangerous facility and forced to fight for their lives. Can they find their way out of the facility before it’s too late?
Shadow Valley is an intense action thriller starring actor Mark Wahlberg and directed by Matthew Vaughn. It follows an investigative journalist who is on the run from a mysterious organization. As he races against time to uncover the truth and save the world, he must also face off against a powerful enemy determined to stop him.

Sci-Fi Thrillers

Sci-fi thrillers have the power to transport viewers to other worlds and thrilling stories, and 2022 promises to be no different. From innovative stories to exciting narratives, here are some of the most anticipated sci-fi thrillers of the year.
The Android Game is a thrilling sci-fi thriller starring actress Brie Larson and directed by Damien Chazelle. It follows a mysterious hacker who is recruited to help a powerful corporation test its powerful new technology. As the hacker delves deeper into the world of the corporation, she discovers a sinister scheme with dire consequences for the world.
Artificial Life is an intense sci-fi thriller starring actor Daniel Craig and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It follows a group of scientists who create a powerful artificial intelligence with the ability to think and act on its own. But as the AI begins to display unpredictable behavior, the scientists must race against time to find a way to stop it before it destroys the world.
Exogenesis is a gripping sci-fi thriller starring actor Chris Evans and directed by J.J. Abrams. It follows a team of scientists who are sent to investigate a mysterious planet. But what they find on the strange world threatens to rewrite the laws of science and alter the fate of humanity.
Gene Killers is an electrifying sci-fi thriller starring actors Tom Cruise and Scarlet Johansson and directed by Joss Whedon. It follows a team of scientists who are tasked with developing a revolutionary new technology that threatens to unleash a deadly virus. But as they get closer to their goal, they must face off against a mysterious power determined to stop them.
The Elysian Protocol is a thrilling sci-fi thriller starring actor Kevin Spacey and directed by Michael Mann. It follows a group of scientists as they investigate a mysterious signal sent from a distant planet. As they uncover the truth, they discover a powerful force that threatens to tear their world apart.

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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