On some movie nights, you want to burst out laughing at a hilarious comedy. Whereas on others – you are constantly on the edge of your seat, chewing your nails as you watch a suspenseful thriller.
If you also enjoy the feeling of intrigue, suspense, or fascination with a terrifying killer murdering people, you are at the right place. We have gathered the 10 best suspense movies on Disney Plus for you to enjoy.
The French Connection
Director: William Friedkin
Writer: Ernest Tidyman, Robin Moore
Cast: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey
IMDb Rating: 7.7
Runtime: 1hr. 44mins
Adapted from the same-titled 1969 book by Robin Moore, The French Connection is a crime action thriller movie produced in the U.S. in 1971. The National Film Registry by the Library of Congress preserved the film for being culturally, historically, and aesthetically important. The French Connection was awarded with Oscar for Best Picture.
Two NYPD officers discover a Marseilles-based heroin trafficking organization in the Narcotics Bureau. But catching them and apprehending their leaders proves to be a difficult task.
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Writer: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, Mark Millar
Cast: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson
IMDb Rating: 7.7
Runtime: 2hrs. 9mins
The 2014 action spy comedy movie Kingsman: The Secret Service is the first entry in the Kingsman movie franchise. It is modeled on the Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons comic book with the same title. Critics gave the movie favorable reviews and lauded the stylized action scenes, direction, and acting chops. With a global gross of nearly $414 million, the movie became Vaughn’s most financially rewarding work to date.
A talented street child is taken on by an espionage organization. They wanted him to train with them as a deranged tech genius creates a global danger.
Director: Pierre Morel
Writer: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen
Cast: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen
IMDb Rating: 1hr. 30mins
A 2008 action-thriller movie, Taken, is in French and English and was released in the U.S. on January 30, 2009. The picture received mixed ratings from critics. At the same time, many media sites described it as a pivotal moment in Neeson’s career that reshaped and made him into an action-film hero. It is the first movie in the Taken film series, and two sequels were released after it.
A former CIA agent journeys throughout Europe using his old abilities to rescue his estranged daughter. She was abducted while visiting Paris.
Director: Oliver Stone
Writer: Jim Garrison, Jim Marrs, Oliver Stone
Cast: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Jack Lemmon
IMDb Rating: 8.0
Runtime: 3hrs. 9mins
It’s an American political crime thriller released on December 20, 1991. The cast’s work, as well as Stone’s directing, soundtrack, editing, and cinematography, were praised by critics for JFK. After a sluggish start, the movie gradually gained traction at the box office and eventually reached a worldwide gross of over $205 million. The film was later established as the sixth highest-grossing movie of 1991.
Jim Garrison, the district attorney for New Orleans, finds that the Kennedy killing was more complicated than previously thought.
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Writer: Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John J. McLaughlin
Cast: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel
IMDb Rating: 8.0
Runtime: 1hr. 48mins
A Heinz story served as the inspiration for the 2010 American psychological horror movie Black Swan. When the movie came out, it was well received by critics, who praised Aronofsky’s direction and the cast’s performances. In addition, it was financially successful, earning $329 million globally vs. a $13 million investment. The film won the AFI Award for Movie of the Year.
When a dedicated dancer wins the lead part in a production of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” she battles to keep her calmness.
Director: James Mangold
Writer: James Mangold, Scott Frank, Michael Green
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen
IMDb Rating: 8.1
Runtime: 2hrs. 17mins
On March 3, 2017, the U.S. marked the premiere of the superhero film Logan. The tenth overall installment in the X-Men movie franchise is also the third and final picture of the Wolverine trilogy. It took the title of the top superhero film of all time. The National Board of Review chose it as one of the top ten movies of 2017.
When mutants are extinct, an old and worn-out Logan leads a lonely life. However, he supports Laura when she requests it because she is a mutant child being pursued by scientists.
Director: David Fincher
Writer: Gillian Flynn
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris
IMDb Rating: 8.1
Runtime: 2 hrs.29 mins
The 2012 Gillian Flynn book with the same title served as the foundation for the 2014 American psychological drama Gone Girl. It earned favorable reviews from critics and viewers, becoming Fincher’s most lucrative film after grossing $369 million worldwide on a $61 million spending plan. Today, the film is considered a cult classic.
A man finds himself in the spotlight after his wife vanishes amid a huge media circus. There is speculation that he may not be entirely innocent.
Director: Michael Mann
Writer: Michael Mann
Cast: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer
IMDb Rating: 8.3
Runtime: 2hrs. 50mins
Warner Bros. premiered the American crime drama movie Heat on December 15, 1995. The film was critically and financially successful, grossing over $187 million globally. While Mann’s directing and screenplay, the action scenes, the sound design, and the acting all won praise.
When they unintentionally drop evidence at their most recent theft, highly skilled robbers begin to feel the pressure from the LAPD.
Director: Curtis Hanson
Writer: James Ellroy, Brian Helgeland, Curtis Hanson
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce
IMDb Rating: 8.2
Runtime: 2 hrs.18 mins
Based on James Ellroy’s 1990 novel of the same title, it is a 1997 American neo-noir crime film. Financially and critically, L.A Confidential achieved success. The film received high marks from critics for its performances, writing, directing, and editing, earning $126 million against a $35 million budget.
As corrupt practices grew in Los Angeles, three policemen—one severe, one brutal, and one scummy – investigated a series of deaths using their versions of fairness.
The Sixth Sense
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Writer: M. Night Shyamalan
Cast: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette
IMDb Rating: 8.2
Runtime: 1 hr.47 mins
The Sixth Sense, an American paranormal horror film, was launched on August 6, 1999. Critics praised the acting, setting, and storyline twist. The movie was ranked as the second-highest earner of the year.
A frustrated child psychologist agrees to work with a timid, introverted boy who can communicate with ghosts.