10 Underrated Thrillers From ‘Red Eye’ to ‘The Net’

Thrillers excel at building tension and delivering surprises, but that doesn't mean they can't include plenty of thought-provoking themes, heartfelt moments, captivating relationships, or glimpses into humanity.  

Some are more highly revered, from Hitchcock classics like North by Northwest and Psycho to Spielberg's Jaws, Andrew Davis's The Fugitive, Doug Liman's The Bourne Identity, or Pierre Morel's Taken

Then there are those thrillers that deserve a little more praise, many of which star some of the same actors from the above films.  

The Forgotten 

The Forgotten is a twisty, supernatural psychological thriller that taps into deeply-rooted fears and the most profound maternal instincts imaginable.  

Non-Stop (2014)

Although Liam Neeson has become best known for his role as Bryan Mills and his “very particular set of skills” in the Taken trilogy, this is the film that I consider tied for best among his thrillers (the other is coming up on this list). 

Panic Room (2002)

Panic Room is gripping as it taps into a potential real-life situation that would be truly frightening. 

Red Eye (2005)

In this chiller from horror master Wes Craven, hotel manager Lisa (Rachel McAdams) is held hostage by a man (Cillian Murphy) who wants her to help him assassinate a government official, using her father's life as leverage. 

The Bourne Legacy (2012)

A continuation of the Jason Bourne series starring Matt Damon, but with a new character, Aaron Cross, portrayed by Jeremy Renner. Those who love the Bourne films are sure to be just as engrossed in this story that directly results from what came before. 

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