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Thriller Movies 2013 – Guide

New: Top 20 Best Thriller Movies - 2013 (List) Thrillers are the movies that put you on the edge of your seat. They’re about suspense, excitement, mystery, crime, and the psychological. We’re going to take a look at the biggest and best thriller movies of 2013. So draw the blinds and prepare to discover danger.


Gangster Squad
Starring: Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Emma Stone, Giovanni Ribisi
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Out: 11th January 2013 (U.S. Dates)

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A chronicle of the LAPD’s fight to keep east coast mafia types out of LA in the 40’s and 50’s. When one mob king (Penn) settles in, with cops and politicians under his control, it’s up to a small number of LAPD outsiders (Brolin, Gosling, Ribisi, Robert Patrick, Michael Pena, Anthony Mackie) to take him down. This star-studded cast is a step up for the director of ‘Zombieland’ and ’30 Minutes Or Less’. However even though all the elements are there the movie’s strangely uninvolving the longer it goes on. The hotel finale could have been epic but instead is utterly forgettable. It’s not in the same league as the movies it imitates, ‘The Untouchables’ and ‘LA Confidential’, but is still, just about, worth a watch if the premise appeals to you. [Critics (via Rotten Tomatoes): 32%] [Public (via IMDB): 6.7]

Broken City
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright
Director: Allen Hughes
Out: 18th January 2013

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Corruption-themed political-thriller about a shamed ex-cop turned private investigator (Wahlberg) who is hired by the powerful Mayor (Crowe) to investigate if his wife (Zeta-Jones) is having an affair. But there’s more to the case than meets the eye and when the P.I. is double-crossed he sets out for redemption and revenge. This is directed by Allen Hughes, one half of the Hughes brothers, the duo behind ‘The Book of Eli’ and ‘From Hell’. The consensus is the cast is capable but in a genre where script is vital, the page lets them down – it would have worked better as a period piece. [Critics: 29%] [Public: 6.1]


Side Effects
Starring: Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Channing Tatum, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Out: 8th February 2013

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A successful psychiatrist (Law) begins having sessions with a young married woman (Mara) who is dealing with the prison release of her inside-trading husband (Tatum). He prescribes a drug to treat her anxiety disorder but soon after taking it she wakes to find she’s murdered someone. Investigations and lawsuits follow, with the psychiatrist and pharmaceutical company under the spotlight. But is everything as it seems? Steven Soderbergh says this is his final theatrical film before retiring from the medium. It explores our relationship with prescription drugs, while working as an old-fashioned twisting-thriller. Great performances, smart script and a master filmmaker still in his prime. [Critics: 84%] [Public: 7.1]

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal, Barry Pepper
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Out: 22nd February 2013

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When a teenage boy is wrongfully arrested for distributing drugs and sentenced to prison for a decade, his father (Johnson) makes a deal with the U.S. Attorney (Sarandon) to become an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel, risking his family and his life. This is inspired by true events chronicled in a PBS “Frontline” documentary, but might just as well be based on an episode of ‘The Wire’. Like many of The Rock’s thriller choices, it’s bland. [Critics: 55%] [Public: 6.5]


Starring; Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Nicole Kidman, Jacki Weaver
Director: Park Chan-wook
Out: 1st March 2013

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After India’s (Wasikowska’s) father dies, her Uncle (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother (Kidman). She suspects this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives but nonetheless becomes increasingly infatuated with him. This first English-language movie from the director of ‘Oldboy’ is a gothic mystery tale that’s similar to Hitchcock’s ‘Shadow of a Doubt’ but is also part family drama and part dream-like narrative. Critics say it has stunning visual storytelling, an unsettling eerie beauty punctuated by short moments of intense violence, but that ultimately it may leave you feeling a bit empty. [Critics: 69%] [Public: 6.9]

Dead Man Down
Starring: Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard, Dominic Cooper
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Out: 8th March 2013

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A professional killer (Farrell) who’s right-hand man to an underground crime lord in New York City (Howard) is seduced by one of his boss’s victims, a scarred woman seeking retribution (Rapace). Their chemistry and intense relationship leads them to execute a violent and cathartic plan for revenge. The director of the original ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’, making his English-language debut, definitely deserves a shot, but is this concept interesting enough? WWE are co-producing the movie, which is kinda weird. [Critics: 38%] [Public: 6.5]

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  • G said

    Purge sounds like its based on a foreign film that I saw years ago. Does anyone have any idea which movie I’m talking about and what its called?

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    • makla said

      Gravity is crap, probably most overrated movie in the last 10 years. Prisoners are by far the best movie on this list.

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  • jumping high said

    No idea what the movie is mate hopefully someone else knows. From what I know I reckon the best thriller movies of 2013 will be Oldboy, Only God Forgives, trance and The Purge maybe. Gonna be great anyway!!

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  • chriss putdown said

    I’m dying to see Trance. That is all.

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  • whiskrs said

    Grand Piano looks lol. The top 2013 thriller movies are Side Effects and Stoker. Check em out.

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  • Prasenjit Ghosh said

    Trance is simply awesome……It starts as a simple robbery and ends entirely somewhere else….. Equally good is Side Effects, Stoker……Broken City is disappointing, given the star cast had higher expectations….

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  • ur mom said

    Ur mom’s favorite movie was at the strip club yeaaaaaaaaaaaah

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  • Anastacio Ramos said

    Side Effects ***SPOILER*** It wasnt that good enough reason to kill her
    husband because his husband causes her deppresion.
    nothing substantial

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