Thriller films give audiences suspenseful moments, shocking twists, and engaging characters. While it might share traits with horror films, thriller movies have a more realistic approach. The viewer can see themselves being placed in those situations. These 10 thriller films earned the right to be the best in the genre.
Directed by Aneesh Chaganty, Searching tells the story of David Kim (John Cho) looking for his missing daughter. To make things interesting, the film is shown mostly through smartphones and computer screens. This kind of display truly brings the viewer along for the suspenseful ride. While Searching cost $800,000, it became a surprise box office success with $75.5 million earned. Cho gained a nomination for Best Male Lead at the Independent Spirit Awards. Searching is the first Hollywood thriller with an Asian actor in the lead role.