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Best thriller movies to watch on OTT

Cinematic history brims with suspenseful movies. Dive into this list to discover some of the best thriller movies from every era

Best thriller movies to watch on OTT

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Last Updated: 08.54 PM, May 15, 2024


From the flickering beginnings of silent movies to the heart-pounding spectacles of modern cinema, the silver screen has been a master at weaving tales of suspense. Here's a list of the best thriller movies for a thrilling journey through time, where you will encounter some of the most iconic flicks that have kept audiences on the edge of their seats across ages.

Best thriller movies:

Shutter Island

IMDb rating: 8.2/10

OTT platforms: Amazon Prime, JioCinema

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo, this movie is the story of Teddy Daniels and Chuck Aule, two US marshals, who travel to a remote island asylum to investigate a missing patient. This seemingly routine case takes a sinister turn when Teddy uncovers a disturbing truth about the institution.


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

IMDb rating: 7.8/10

OTT platform: Amazon Prime

Starring Daniel Craig, this thriller drama won an Oscar for Best Film Editing at the 84th Academy Awards in 2012. It is about disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist, who teams up with Lisbeth Salander, a brilliant but troublesome hacker, to disclose a decades-old mystery of a missing woman. Their unlikely alliance leads them down to a dark path, where they uncover secrets far more disturbing than they ever imagined.

Talaash: The Answer Lies Within

IMDb rating: 7.2/10

OTT platforms: Netflix, Amazon Prime

Starring Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Rani Mukerji, Talaash is about Inspector Surjan Singh Shekhawat, who has been given a task to unravel the mysterious murder case of a movie star in Mumbai. While struggling with his own mental health problems after his son’s death, the murder case seems to give him some unimaginable peace, along with some shocking revelations.

Atomic Blonde

IMDb rating: 6.7/10

OTT platform: Amazon Prime

Starring Charlize Theron and Sofia Boutella, this is the story of MI6 operator Lorraine Broughton, who races against time to retrieve a stolen list containing the identities of undercover agents in Berlin. With the Berlin Wall on the edge of collapse, Broughton’s mission shoves her into a deadly game of cat and mouse amid the chaos of a divided city.



OTT platform: Netflix

Starring Kartik Aaryan and Mrunal Thakur, Dhamaka is about a fallen radio jockey, Arjun Pathak. When he learns about a deadly terrorist attack in Mumbai, he sees a chance to get back on television as a news anchor. He exploits the story for his advantage. But soon things get complicated when he gets to know his ex-wife, Saumya, is caught in the attack.

Red Sparrow

IMDb rating: 6.6/10

OTT platform: Disney+ Hotstar

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, it is a story about Dominika Egorova, a fallen ballerina who has been thrown out of her dance crew after receiving an unfortunate injury. She then joins a Russian spy programme. Trained to seduce and manipulate, she becomes a ‘sparrow’, a spy who uses her charisma and body to trap a CIA agent.


IMDb rating: 8.2/10

OTT platforms: Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, JioCinema

Starring Ajay Devgn and Tabu, Srishyam is a thrilling story about a police officer’s missing son. When the police officer begins to search for her son’s disappearance, Vijay’s life is threatened. To protect his family from a murder case, he gets on a relentless quest, determined to leave no clue unchecked and no path unexplored so that the police team could never doubt on them.

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