2017 Thriller Movies

Alien: Covenant (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, members (Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup) of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise. While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. The mysterious world soon turns dark and dangerous when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival.

Alien: Covenant is the latest installment of the Alien film franchise, which started with the original film in 1979 (also directed by Ridley Scott). The success of the movie, which was praised for its horror tone and iconic imagery, led to multiple sequels – most notably, James Cameron’s Aliens. After the disappointing Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection, plus two underwhelming Alien vs. Predator crossovers, Scott returned behind the camera to helm the prequel PrometheusCovenant is a sequel to Prometheus, and is the second entry in a planned trilogy.

Scott hopes to film the Covenant sequel soon.

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IT (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Horror, Thriller

When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries. Based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Action, Thriller

Kingsman: The Secret Service introduced the world to Kingsman – an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world.

Director Matthew and co-writer Jane Goldman continue to tell the tale of Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin (Taron Egerton) in the sequel movie, Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Also returning to reprise their roles are Roxy (Sophie Cookson), Merlin (Mark Strong), Princess Tilde (Hanna Alstrom), Charlie Hesketh (Edward Holcroft), and Harry Hart (Colin Firth).

Harry, who appeared to have died in the previous film, Kingsman: the Secret Service, reappears with an eye patch. He is shown fighting alongside his protégé Eggsy in some scenes shown in the movie’s trailer.

A new bad, called the Golden Circle, is headed by Poppy (Julianne Moore). The group poses a worldwide threat. Charlie, who has been at odds with Eggsy since their training days in the first film, has become one of Poppy’s henchmen.

When the Kingsman headquarters are destroyed Eggsy, Roxy, and Merlin meets with the organization’s American counterpart, called the Statesman. There they meet Ginger Ale (Halle Berry), Tequila (Channing Tatum), Whiskey (Pedro Pascal) and Champagne (Jeff Bridges) who they have to work with in order to save the world. The two groups should find a way to work together to achieve a common goal despite their differences.

The movie is loosely based on the comic book series, Kingsman: The Secret Service created by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. The comic book is published by Icon Comics as part of the Millarverse. The comic series was previously just called The Secret Service when it was released in 2012. However, after the first movie was released, later printed versions adapted the movie’s title along with some other things. Among those changes in the comic book derived from the movie would be the reference to the elite secret organization as the Kingsman, instead of M16.

Originally slated for release in June 2017, fans of the comic and the movie are now happily anticipating the premiere of Kingsman: The Golden Circle on September 22, 2017.

Split (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Horror, Thriller

Kevin, a man with at least 23 different personalities, is compelled to abduct three teenage girls. As they are held captive, a final personality – “The Beast” – begins to materialize.

xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xander Cage is left for dead after an incident, though he secretly returns to action for a new, tough assignment with his handler Augustus Gibbons.

Atomic Blonde (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Thriller

An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

Death Note (2017)

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • -Genre: Horror, Thriller

Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power; if the owner inscribes someone’s name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die. Intoxicated with his new godlike abilities, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life.

Life (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller

Life tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.

American Assassin (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Action, Thriller

After the death of his girlfriend at the hands of Islamic terrorists, Mitch Rapp is drawn into the world of counter-terrorism, mentored by tough-as-nails former U.S. Navy SEAL Stan Hurley.

Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Drama, Thriller

Denzel Washington stars as Roman Israel, a driven, idealistic defense attorney who, through a tumultuous series of events, finds himself in a crisis that leads to extreme action. Colin Farrell costars as the monied, cutthroat lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm.

This is the second film from director Dan Gilroy, who helmed the critically-acclaimed drama Nightcrawler – the film that earned Jake Gyllenhaal much praise in 2014. Roman J. Israel, Esq. is based on Gilroy’s original screenplay (initially titled Inner City) and is hoping to garner similar results to Nightcrawler. The film premiered on the festival circuit before its theatrical premiere, and feedback from those screenings was taking into consideration during substantial re-edits. Gilroy wanted to show the early cut before locking final picture so he knew what to change.

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The Circle (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A woman lands a job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, where she becomes involved with a mysterious man.

The Belko Experiment (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller

In a twisted social experiment, 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.

Detroit (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Drama, History, Thriller

A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizen uprisings in the United States’ history.

Suburbicon (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller

A dark comedy/drama set in the quiet family town of Suburbicon, where the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people.

Gerald’s Game (2017)

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • -Genre: Horror, Thriller

When a harmless game between a married couple in a remote retreat suddenly becomes a harrowing fight for survival, wife Jessie must confront long-buried demons within her own mind – and possibly lurking in the shadows of her seemingly empty house. Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name.

The Snowman (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf was found wrapped around a snowman. Based on the novel of the same name by Jo Nesbø.

Wind River (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

WIND RIVER is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation in the hopes of solving her mysterious death.

Geostorm (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Thriller

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything…and everyone along with it.

PlayerUnknown’s BATTLEGROUNDS (2017)

  • Rating: M
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller

PlayerUnknown’s BATTLEGROUNDS represents the next evolution of the battle royale shooter genre, created by Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene who helped birth the genre with battle royale mods in ARMA 2 and DayZ before consulting on H1Z1: King of the Kill. Then he joined South Korea’s Bluehole Studio Inc. to create the game named after his own online name.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG for short) features on game-mode that has 100 players parachute onto a remote, desolate island with nothing but their own wits and skills. Players must loot, scavenge, and kill for gear and weapons as the playable map continually shrinks until only one player remains. A death means you’re out and games can be played solo, in duos, or in four-player squads. There’s currently one main playable map with two more in development. PUBG is available on PC and coming to Xbox One this fall.

Only the Brave (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Drama, Thriller

Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country. As most of us run from danger, they run toward it – they watch over our lives, our homes, everything we hold dear, as they forge a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire.

It Comes at Night (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Horror, Thriller

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order that a husband has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge.

1922 (2017)

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • -Genre: Horror, Thriller

Based on the Stephen King novella of the same name, the film revolves around a simple-yet-proud rancher who – in the year 1922 – conspires with his son to murder his wife for financial gain. Artwork is not official.

Sleepless (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

A cop with a connection to the criminal underworld scours a nightclub in search of his kidnapped son.

Good Time (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Drama, Thriller

After a heist goes awry, a bank robber tries to free his brother from Rikers Island, all in one night.

The Bye Bye Man (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Horror, Thriller

Three friends stumble upon the horrific origins of the Bye Bye Man, a mysterious figure they discover is the root cause of the evil behind man’s most unspeakable acts.

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