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Film Friday: Top 5 thriller movies to watch on Netflix

Thriller movies are reserved for the most fearless of movie fanatics. This week we are back again with five top thriller movies on Netflix to watch. Don’t forget to stream those to make your weekend full of conflict, unexpected twists, and tensions.

The Unforgivable****

The film is based on the 2009 British miniseries Unforgiven. Sandra Bullock stars as a woman who attempts to rebuild her life after serving time in prison. She must try to put her life back again in a world that refuses to forgive her past. Filming began in Vancouver in February 2020. The Unforgivable; thriller film directed by Nora Fingscheidt and written by Peter Craig, Hillary Seitz, and Courtenay Miles. The film also cast Vincent D’Onofrio, Jon Bernthal, and Richard Thomas. It was streaming on Netflix on December 10, 2021.

I Am All Girls****

Netflix film I Am All Girls is inspired by true events in South Africa. The thriller was released on the streaming service on May 14, 2021. It mainly follows Jodie (played by Erica Wessels), a special crimes investigator that has a hunch. She suspects a serial killer is dropping hints to help authorities bring down a global child sex trafficking syndicate. This mysterious thriller film was directed by Donovan Marsh, written by Wayne Fitzjohn and Marcell Greeff.


Security is an Italian mystery-thriller film adapted from American author Stephen Amidon’s 2010 crime thriller fiction novel of the same name. The movie premiered on Netflix on June 16th as an Original Film. The movie is about a girl who accuses one of her seemingly idyllic town’s wealthiest residents of rape and violence but faces doubt in the face of the police. Security was directed by the British director Peter Chelsom.

The Guilty****

The Guilty is a remake of the 2018 Danish film of the same name, with the voices of Ethan Hawke, Riley Keough, Eli Goree, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Paul Dano, and Peter Sarsgaard. The story takes place at a 911 dispatch contact center throughout a single morning. Joe Baylor, a call center operator, tries to help a caller who is in danger, but he quickly learns that nothing is as it seems. The film had its world premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2021. It received mostly positive reviews from critics, who praised Gyllenhaal’s performance but still felt that the remake was inferior to the original film.

The Woman in the Window****

“The Woman in the Window” was released on Netflix. The film’s main character, Anna Fox (Amy Adams). She suffered from severe agoraphobia and anxiety. The Woman in the Window is a 2021 American psychological thriller. It was originally scheduled to be theatrically released by 20th Century Fox in October 2019. The theatrical release was later canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its rights were sold to Netflix. It received a lot of attention once the trailer was posted on Netflix, but the film was not very thrilling.

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