12 Hollywood Thrillers For You To Watch Over The Weekend

So, the weekend is here, and what better way to spend it than to glue yourself to the laptop and start a movie marathon? Here is our list of mind blowing thrillers that will keep you stuck to the edge of your seat. You won’t even be able to excuse yourself for a loo break, we assure you.

1. The Usual Suspects


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IMDb rating : 8.6/10

The movie is about how 5 criminals are made to implement a multi-million dollar heist. Four of them are killed and only one is left behind to tell the police what happened. But as Kevin Spacey says in the movie “The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing the world that he didn’t exist.” Intriguing much?

2. Shutter Island


© Phoenix Pictures

IMDb rating : 8.1/10

Two US Marshals are appointed to investigate the unexplained escape of a female prisoner. The more they investigate, the more twisted the story gets. If not anything, watch the movie for Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorcese.

3. Inception


© Legendary Picture Syncopy

IMDb rating : 8.8/10

A thief with a special skill of stealing people’s ideas from their subconscious is roped in to carry out corporate espionage. While it is the only thing that he is skilled at, it is also the thing that cost him everything he loves. Being one of Christopher Nolan’s masterpieces, there is no reason why you shouldn’t watch this one.

4. The Machinist


© Filmax Entertainment

IMDb rating : 7.7/10

A damaged insomniac, Trevor seems unable to solve his problems. Worse still, he keeps delving further into paranoia and starts blaming his actions on a mysterious figure Ivan. If you’re still wondering whether to watch this one or not, watch it for Christian Bale’s brilliant performance.

5. Prestige


© Touchstone Pictures

IMDb rating : 8.5/10

A magic trick gone wrong destroys the lives of two individuals and turns them into enemies who are forever pitting against each other. The suspense of the movie will keep you engrossed till the end. Moreover, with a cast as brilliant as Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman and Scarlett Johansson, you cannot afford to miss this one!

6. The Departed


© Warner Bros

IMDb rating : 8.5/10

In case the fact that this movie won awards for Best  Picture, Best director (Scorsese), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing is not enough for you to watch it, watch it for Leonardo’s stellar performance. Enough said.

7. The Sixth Sense


© Spyglass Entertainment

IMDb rating : 8.2/10

An 8-year-old starts having dreams that he sees dead people. The only person who he feels comfortable to share this with is his psychologist. As the duo start to solve the child’s problem, they both realize that the problem isn’t really with the kid. Now that you’re on a cliffhanger, go watch the movie!

8. Memento


© Summit Entertainment

IMDb rating : 8.5/10

Another Christopher Nolan gem, this movie is the story of a confused man trying to avenge the death of his wife. An English version of Ghajini, just a lot lot better.

9. Gone Girl


© Regency Enterprises

IMDb rating: 8.2/10

It would be a surprise if you haven’t watched this one. However, in case you haven’t, watch it for Rosamund Pike’s stellar performance and the angst-filled monologues.

10. Se7en


© New Line Cinema

IMDb rating : 8.6/10

An junior cop unites with his senior to solve a series of murders based on the seven sins. Even though they manage to catch the criminal, they lose something else. In case you’re looking for a David Fincher gem, this is the one to watch.


11. The Game


© Propaganda Films

IMDb rating : 7.8/10

This movie takes you in an enticing world, making you imagine what your life would be like if it were a game. With some of the scariest moments ever, make sure you watch this one if you’re in the mood for a sleepless night.  

12. Black Swan


© Phoenix Pictures

IMDb rating : 8/10

Undoubtedly one of Natalie Portman’s best performances till date, the story revolves around a ballet dancer who loses her mental stability while striving to be perfect in her field. The awards of the Best Actress and nominations for Best Director and Best Movie at the 2010 Academy Awards, these speak for the brilliance of the movie by themselves.