Every thriller movie has something which keeps you hooked with your couch. A crime scene, with suspects, each having their own story and role in the crime. We all have grown up reading and hearing tales of Sherlock Holmes and Sidney Sheldon’s mystery books. In this article, we are going to talk about 10 such movies that won’t let you get off the couch till the end of the movie.
This movie was made in 1994 by director Frank Darabont casting stars like Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. It is based on a novel written in 1982 by Stephen King titled “Rita Heyworth and Shawshank Redemption”. This movie was not a huge success in the box office and gathered much notice after being nominated for seven academy awards and winning two golden globe awards. This movie still has a rating of 9.3 on IMDB and 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.
This 1995 movie won two academy awards and has a rating of 8.5 on IMDB and 89% on Rotten Tomatoes. This movie was directed by Bryan Singer and written by Christopher McQuarrie. This movie is considered to be one of the best thriller movies.
Murder on the Orient Express
This 2017 movie is based on a famous book written back in 1934 by Agatha Christie and the same title. This movie grossed $350+ million dollars worldwide with amazing cast crew such as Johnny Depp in the role of a gangster. This movie is directed by Kenneth Branagh.
“Badla” means revenge. This revolves around an ambitious businesswoman who had a perfect family but that family is ruined because of her ambition and over-confidence. Directed by Sujoy Ghosh and starring Amitabh Bachchan as a lawyer and Taapsee Pannu as Naina Sethi, an ambitious businesswoman, this film presents an amazing plot.
Directed by Rian Johnson, this film received wide appreciation, particularly for its screenplay, direction, and acting, and grossed $312 million worldwide against a $40 million budget. The film was nominated in the Musical or Comedy category, Best Motion Picture, Best Actor for Craig, and Best Actress for de Armas at 77th Golden Globe Awards. It also received Best Original Screenplay nominations at the 73rd British Academy Film Awards and 92nd Academy Awards. The revolves around the murder of a novelist who had invited guests over his 85th birthday.
Zodiac narrates the story of investigations on a Zodiac Killer, a serial murderer who shook the San Francisco Bay Area with terror during the late 1960s and early 1970s, he used to taunt police with letters, bloodstained clothing, and ciphers mailed to newspapers. The case remains one of the USA’s most infamous crimes. Fincher, Vanderbilt, and producer Bradley J. Fischer spent 18 months for their own investigation and research into the Zodiac murders.
Akash, a struggling musician, who fakes his blindness, falls in his own trap of lies. This movie was released in 2018 and is available on Netflix. This is directed by Sriram Raghvan and casts Aayushmann Khurrana and Tabu. The concept of this movie was taken from L’accordeur (The Piano Tuner).
Witness the Prosecution
Witness for the Prosecution was released in 1957 American film coadapted and directed by Billy Wilder and casts Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, and Elsa Lanchester. This film has an interesting English courtroom drama. This is set in the Old Bailey in London, the picture is based on Agatha Christie’s play with the same name, staged in 1953. This shows the trial of a man accused of murder. The film received positive reviews and six Academy Award nominations.
Taalash: The Answers Lies Within
Directed by Reema Kagti, starring Amir Khan who is seen in the role of an inspector who is investing a case involving kidnapping, murder, and blackmailing. This movie has many unexpected twists that hold you back. This movie is available on Netflix.
This movie starts with a very simple plot but the whole story is just the opposite of simple. This movie is one of the gems in Bollywood. It was made with just a budget of 80 million rupees and it earned 1.04 billion rupees. This movie won five Filmfare Awards. Directed by Sujoy Ghosh, this movie was released in 2012. We see Vidya Balan in a lead role along with some brilliant actors like Nawazuddin Siddiqui.