50 Best Thriller Movies on Netflix Streaming in July

50. The Canal (2014)

The Canal (2014)

Watch on Netflix (93 min)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller NFB Rating: 5.793 IMDB Rating: 5.90 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.00Actors: Rupert Evans, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Hannah Hoekstra, Kelly Byrne Director: Ivan Kavanagh

Plot: Film archivist David (Rupert Evans) has been having a rough time lately, as he suspects that his wife Alice (Hannah Hoekstra) has been cheating on him with Alex (Carl Shaaban), one of her work clients. This stress is compounded when David's work partner Claire (Antonia Campbell-Hughes) gives him a reel of to-be-archived footage that shows that his house was the setting for a brutal murder in 1902. Becoming progressively more unsettled and unhinged, David begins to believe that a spectral presence is in his house and ends up following his wife to a nearby canal, where he discovers that she is indeed having an affair with Alex. When Alice goes missing shortly afterwards, David contacts the police- only to become the prime suspect in her disappearance. As the police grow more convinced that David has murdered his wife, he struggles to find proof of his growing suspicion that something otherworldly was instead responsible.

49. Welcome to the Punch (2013)

Welcome to the Punch (2013)

Watch on Netflix (99 min)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller NFB Rating: 5.822 IMDB Rating: 6.10 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.60Actors: James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough, Johnny Harris Director: Eran Creevy

Plot: Former criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London from his Icelandic hideaway when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to catch the man he has always been after. As they face off, they start to uncover a deeper conspiracy they both need to solve in order to survive.

48. Perfect Sisters (2014)

Perfect Sisters (2014)

Watch on Netflix (100 min)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller NFB Rating: 5.842 IMDB Rating: 5.60 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 3.80Actors: Abigail Breslin, Georgie Henley, Mira Sorvino, James Russo Director: Stanley M. Brooks

Plot: On January 18, 2003, police, alerted by a frantic 911 call from a distraught pair of teenage girls, arrived at the girls Toronto area town house to find their mother dead. It appeared the 44-year-old alcoholic, having slipped into a booze-and-pill stupor, drowned in her own bathwater. The death was ruled accidental by the authorities. In the months that followed, however, police were alerted to rumours and reports that the teenagers had been gossiping to friends about the accident. Police began piecing together rumours that suggested the teens might have had a hand in their mother's death. In fact, rather than an accident, the story that emerged portrayed the two teens as cold-blooded, premeditated killers.

47. The Last Days on Mars (2013)

The Last Days on Mars (2013)

Watch on Netflix (98 min)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller NFB Rating: 5.909 IMDB Rating: 5.50 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 4.80Actors: Liev Schreiber, Elias Koteas, Romola Garai, Olivia Williams Director: Ruairi Robinson

Plot: On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery - fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claims all the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up and goes out on an unauthorized expedition to collect further samples. But a routine excavation turns to disaster when the porous ground collapses and he falls into a deep crevice and near certain death. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body. However, when another vanishes, they start to suspect that the life-form they have discovered is not without danger.

46. Best Laid Plans (1999)

Best Laid Plans (1999)

Watch on Netflix (93 min)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller NFB Rating: 5.913 IMDB Rating: 6.20 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.50Actors: Alessandro Nivola, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin, Gene Wolande Director: Mike Barker

Plot: Nick is caught in a dead end job in a dead end town. About the only thing going well for him is Lissa, his new girlfriend. A chance to make some easy cash, and a way out of town, only leads to more trouble. Also caught in the web of sex, thefts, gangsters, kidnappings and murder is Nick's college friend, Bryce.

45. The Paperboy (2012)

The Paperboy (2012)

Watch on Netflix (106 min)
Genre: Drama, Thriller NFB Rating: 5.921 IMDB Rating: 5.80 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.10Actors: Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack Director: Lee Daniels

Plot: Eldest son Ward Jansen is a star reporter for a Miami newspaper and has returned home with close friend Yardley to investigate a racial murder case. Younger brother Jack Jansen has returned home after a failed stint at university as a star swimmer. To help give his life some direction, Ward gives Jack a job on their investigation as their driver. But into the mix comes the fiancée of the imprisoned convict who stirs up confusing feelings of love and lust for the young Jack. Meanwhile, Ward and Yardley's investigation stirs up deep-rooted issues of race and acceptance which could cause serious consequences for everyone involved.

44. Sanctum (2011)

Sanctum (2011)

Watch on Netflix (108 min)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller NFB Rating: 5.955 IMDB Rating: 5.90 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 4.50Actors: Richard Roxburgh, Ioan Gruffudd, Rhys Wakefield, Alice Parkinson Director: Alister Grierson

Plot: An underwater cave diving team experiences a life-threatening crisis during an expedition to the unexplored and least accessible cave system in the world.

43. Survivor (2015)

Survivor (2015)

Watch on Netflix (96 min)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller NFB Rating: 5.982 IMDB Rating: 5.60 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 3.50Actors: Parker Sawyers, Dylan McDermott, Bashar Rahal, Royce Pierreson Director: James McTeigue

Plot: A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square.

42. Proxy (2013)

Proxy (2013)

Watch on Netflix (122 min)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller NFB Rating: 6.057 IMDB Rating: 5.70 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.20Actors: Joe Swanberg, Alexa Havins, Alexia Rasmussen, Kristina Klebe Director: Zack Parker

Plot: The life of three parents who have all shared the loss of a child. Motives are not what they seem and sanity is in short supply in this thriller.

41. Red Lights (2012)

Red Lights (2012)

Watch on Netflix (113 min)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller NFB Rating: 6.058 IMDB Rating: 6.20 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 4.80Actors: Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Toby Jones Director: Rodrigo Cortés

Plot: Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away.


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