The Hollywood “dream factory” never ceases to please us, annually releasing hundreds of films and series of a wide variety of genres. Not all of them deserve the attention of the audience, but some are very good. Spectators especially love films shot in the “thriller” genre, and this is not surprising.
Thriller is a genre that should evoke in the viewer a sense of unsettling tension and agonizing anticipation until the very end. This genre has no clear boundaries, we can say that its elements are present in many films shot in various genres (fantasy, action, detective). Thriller elements are often seen in horror films, gangster films or action films. The audience loves this genre, it makes you forget about everything and completely dissolve in the story that is shown on the screen. We bring to your attention best thrillers with unpredictable ending (list of 2014-2015).
10 Mad Max: Fury Road
The film, directed by cult director George Miller, was released in 2015. This is a film about a possible future, which can hardly be called bright and joyful. Shown is a planet that has survived a global economic crisis and a devastating war. The surviving people fight furiously for the remaining resources.
The protagonist of the film, Max Rockatansky, has lost his wife and son, retired from law enforcement and leads the life of a hermit. He’s just trying to survive in the new world, and it’s not that easy. He gets entangled in a brutal showdown of criminal gangs and is forced to save his own life and the lives of those who are dear to him.
The film has a huge number of bright and intense episodes: fights, chases, dizzying stunts. All this keeps the viewer in suspense until the end credits appear.
9. Divergent Chapter 2: Insurgent
This film was directed by Robert Schwentke. It was released on screens in 2015. Divergent 2 is proof that thriller and sci-fi go hand in hand.
In the second part of the film, Tris continues to struggle with the shortcomings of the society of the future. And it can be easily understood: who would want to live in a world where everything is laid out on shelves, and each person has a strictly defined future. However, in the second part of this story, Beatrice finds even more terrible secrets of her world and, of course, begins to fight them.
The film’s budget is $110 million. The film is replete with a large number of tense scenes, has a good script and cast.
8. Planet of the Apes: Revolution
Another film that combines fantasy and thriller. The film shows our near future, and it does not please. Humanity is almost destroyed by a terrible epidemic, and the number of monkeys is rapidly increasing. A fight between them is inevitable and it is in it that it will be decided who exactly will rule the planet.
This film was directed by famous director Matt Reeves, its budget is 170 million dollars. The movie is very fast paced and exciting. with an unpredictable plot at the end. He was praised by critics and ordinary viewers.
This is one of the best films of the past year. It can be called a psychological thriller or an intellectual detective. The film was directed by David Fincher and released in 2014.
The picture tells how a calm and measured family life can turn into a real nightmare in one day. On the eve of the five-year wedding anniversary, the husband, having come home, does not find his wife. But he finds in his apartment numerous traces of a struggle, drops of blood and special clues that the criminal left for him.
Using these clues, he tries to find out the truth and restore the course of the crime. But the further he moves on the trail of the mysterious kidnapper, the more secrets from his own past are revealed to him.
6. maze runner
This is another fantastic thriller that hit the big screen in 2014. The director of the film is Wes Ball. During the filming of the film, $34 million was spent.
Teen Thomas wakes up in an unfamiliar place, he does not remember anything, not even his name. He joins a group of teenagers who are trying to survive in a strange world where they were thrown by an unknown force. The guys live in the very center of a huge labyrinth – a gloomy and terrible place that seeks to kill them. Every month, another teenager arrives in the labyrinth, who does not remember who he is or where he came from. Having survived a large number of adventures and hardships, Thomas becomes the head of his peers and finds a way out of a terrible labyrinth, but this turns out to be only the beginning of their trials.
This is an excellent and very dynamic film that will keep you in suspense until the very end.
5. Judgment Night-2
This is the second part of the sensational film. It was directed by James DeMonaco in 2014. The film’s budget was $9 million. The genre of the picture can be called a fantastic thriller.
The events of the film take place in the near future, which is far from ideal. The world of the future was able to get rid of violence and crime, but what price did people have to pay for this. Once a year, everyone is given complete freedom and bloody anarchy begins on the streets of cities. So the people of the future get rid of their bloodthirsty instincts. On this night, you can commit any crime. Literally everything is allowed. Someone settles old scores, others are looking for bloody entertainment, and most of the population simply wants to live until dawn. The film tells the story of one family who dreams of surviving this terrible night. Will they get it?
4. abode of the damned
An excellent film that can be safely attributed to the classics of the genre. The picture is based on the book of one of the founders of the genre – Edgar Allan Poe. The film was released in 2014 and is directed by Brad Anderson.
The film takes place in a small psychiatric clinic, where a young and handsome psychiatrist came to work. He falls in love with one of the patients who ended up in the clinic for trying to kill her husband. A small medical institution is simply teeming with various secrets, and all of them, without exception, are terrible and bloody. As the story progresses, it seems that reality itself begins to distort and drag you into a monstrous pool.
Another picture of this genre that deserves your attention is the film “The Gambler”, which was released recently. This film is directed by Rupert Wyatt and budgeted at $25 million.
The film is about Jim Bennett, a brilliant writer who lives a double life. During the day, he is a writer and a talented teacher, and at night he is an avid gamer who is ready to put everything on the line, even his own life. His night world does not recognize the laws of society, and now only a miracle can help him. Will it happen?
The film is full of unexpected twists and tense moments, it will definitely appeal to fans of this genre. with an unpredictable ending.
This is a combination of science fiction and hardcore thriller that will appeal to all fans. thrillers with an unpredictable ending. The film was produced by the joint efforts of filmmakers from the United States and China, its director is Wally Pfister, and the unrivaled Johnny Depp starred in the title role.
The film is about a brilliant scientist (played by Johnny Depp) who conducts his research in the field of artificial intelligence. He wants to create an unprecedented computer that can collect all the knowledge and experience accumulated by mankind. However, the extremist group considers this not a good idea and starts hunting for the scientist. He is in mortal danger. But the terrorists achieve exactly the opposite result: the scientist hangs his experiments and gets almost absolute superiority.
The film is well shot, its script is very interesting, and Depp’s performance, as always, is excellent. This picture raises quite serious questions: how far can a person go on the path of exploring the world around him. At the end of the film, the protagonist’s thirst for knowledge turns into a thirst for power, and this poses a huge threat to the whole world.
1. Great equalizer
The director of the film is Antoine Fuqua, the budget of the picture is 55 million dollars. Typical a film of this genre with an unexpected denouement. A dynamic plot, a large number of fights and shootings, a lot of dizzying stunts, a good cast – all this suggests that this film is worth watching.
If you want to get a lot of problems and be in mortal danger, sometimes it’s enough just to stand up for an unfamiliar woman on the street. And so did the main character of the film. But he can take care of himself. Robert McCall used to serve in the special forces, but after his retirement, he made a promise to himself never to touch a weapon in his life. Now he has to confront a criminal gang and traitors from the CIA. So the promise has to be broken.