If you like intrigue, scares, murky characters with even murkier morals, then there's no question: thrillers are your kind of movie. Modern thrillers tend to live somewhere between Hitchcockian suspense and flat out horror, and these 17 thrillers coming out in 2017 will probably try to walk the thin line right down the middle. Whether you like jump scares, slow burn thrillers, or a classic whodunit, there's a thriller coming out in 2017 that will tailor to your tastes.
2017 is fully underway, and while some genres tend to stick to specific seasons — Spring-Summer is superhero season, for example — it looks like thrillers are going to be coming out all year long. M. Night Shyamalan's Split made it to number one on opening weekend, and if that film's success is any indication, thrillers are about to have a very good year at the box office. Of course, not every movie can tell the story of a man with 23 different personalities who kidnaps three teenage girls, but the rest of the thrillers coming out in 2017 certainly bring their own thrilling twists and turns to the table.
1'Split' — Jan. 20
James Mcavoy plays a man who kidnaps three teenage girls and locks them in a creepy basement. Oh, and he has multiple personalities. Creepy, party of one.
2'Detour' — Jan. 20
Detour tells the story of a young man (Tye Sheridan), who enters into a world of criminal debauchery after he tries to hire someone to kill his stepfather.
3'The Salesman' — Jan. 27
This new film from Asghar Farhadi (A Separation) is a thriller about the a couple of actors who are hit with tragedy after they move into an rented apartment, and the woman is attacked.
4'Get Out' — Feb. 24
Jordan Peele's directorial debut is a sort of half satire, half thriller about an African American man who visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, and ends up caught in a strange, haunted world.
5'Before I Fall' — March 3
A girl dies in a car accident, only to wake the next morning and die again that night. Stuck living the same day over and over again, Sam (Zoey Deutch) has a unique opportunity to examine her life, and the accident that killed her.
6'Life' — March 24
Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal star in this sci-fi thriller about a group of scientists who discover life on Mars.
7'Ghost In The Shell' — March 31
If you can get over the whitewashing of the Hollywood adaptation of the Japanese anime, Ghost in the Shell, then Scarlett Johansson's new cyborg thriller is a can't miss.
8'Sleight' — April 2
Sleight is an intriguing, genre-bending thriller that centers around a street magician (Jacob Latimore), who ends up running with the wrong crowd and making dangerous enemies.
9'The Circle' — April 28
Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, and John Boyega star in this adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel, The Circle, about a mysterious tech company. If the cast alone isn't enough to convince you to see it, then I don't know what will.
10'Alien: Covenant' — May 19
Ridley Scott's highly anticipated sequel to Prometheus is finally here. I'd expect lots of creepy, alien scares, and weirdly attractive robot Michael Fassbender.
11'The Beguiled' — June 30
A Union soldier (Colin Farrell) worms his way into the hearts of three women at a Confederate girl's boarding school, and only bad things can happen from there.
12'Dunkirk' — July 21
More of a war movie than thriller, Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, about Allied soldiers during WWII, is a must for any fan of the director, non-supernatural thrillers, and One Direction. (Harry Styles makes his acting debut in the film.)
15'Blade Runner 2049' — Oct. 6
Ryan Gosling takes up the mantle from Harrison Ford in the sequel to Blade Runner. Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Prisoners), the dark thriller promises to be an interesting take on the franchise, not to mention a scary one.
16'Red Sparrow' — Nov. 10
Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton star in this spy drama about a Russian spy who falls in love with a CIA officer. Red Sparrow is definitely on track to be the sexiest thriller of 2017.
17'Murder On The Orient Express' — Nov. 22
Daisy Ridley, Michael Peña, and Johnny Depp star in the new interpretation of Agatha Christie's famous mystery thriller, Murder on the Orient Express. If you like good, old fashioned thrillers, then this one is for you.
So, thrill away, moviegoers, and enjoy the 2017, year-long thriller movie season to your heart's content.