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Top 10 Best Thriller Movies on Disney Plus 2022

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Thriller movies are all about suspense, mystery, and the impending revelation that keep you on the edge of your chair throughout the movie. Modern CGI technology and special effects had made these movies more edgy and captivating as compared to when the genre began in the 1900s. 

Whether you like the mad chase or the slow burn, thriller movies are your genre, and Disney Plus is your platform to watch them. There are many incredibly mature, all-time thriller favorites available on Disney+. Find the top 10 best thriller movies on Disney Plus. 


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Director: Eric Leighton, Ralph Zondag

Writer: Thom Enriquez, John Harrison, Robert Nelson Jacobs

Cast: D.B. Sweeney, Julianna Margulies, Samuel E. Wright

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Runtime: 1 hr.22 mins

An American live-action/computer-animated adventure movie, Dinosaur, was released in 2000. They complimented the film’s animation, music, and opening scene but faulted the premise for being unoriginal. The movie earned $350 million globally, ranking fifth among all films released in 2000. It went on to become 2001’s fourth-best-selling home video release.

After a meteorite shower ruins his family’s house, a dinosaur infant nurtured by lemurs embarks on a difficult journey.

National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

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National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Writer: Marianne Wibberley, Cormac Wibberley, Gregory Poirier

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Runtime: 2 hrs.4 mins

It’s an American action-adventure film released on December 21, 2007. The movie drew mixed reviews because it resembled the original, but it became a blockbuster hit, earning over $459 million globally. The film earned MTV Movie Award for Best Movie. 

Benjamin Gates established his descendants’ guilt in the execution of Abraham Lincoln. He must pursue a trail left in John Wilkes Booth’s diary. 

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Director: Thor Freudenthal

Writer: Marc Guggenheim, Rick Riordan

Cast: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson

IMDb Rating: 5.7

Runtime: 1 hr.46 mins

On August 7, 2013, an American epic fantasy movie Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, was released. The second installment in the Percy Jackson movie series and the follow-up to the 2010 movie Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. The film received mixed reviews receiving accolades for its action and graphics but received criticism for its story and character. On a $90 million production cost, it made $200.9 million at the global box office. 

The son of Poseidon and his pals set out on a voyage to the Sea of Monsters in search of the legendary Golden Fleece. They try to revive their dwindling haven while fending off the rise of an evil force.

Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

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Race to Witch Mountain

Director: Andy Fickman

Writer: Matt Lopez, Mark Bomback, Alexander Key

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, AnnaSophia Robb

IMDb Rating: 5.7

Runtime: 1 hr.38 mins

Adapted on Alexander Key’s 1968 sci-fi adventure thriller novel of the same title, Race to Witch Mountain is a 2009 American production. The film received mixed reviews from critics but still was successful at the box office. 

Two paranormally gifted brothers are being abducted by a group that wants to utilize them as part of its evil schemes. So, a cab driver in Las Vegas joins the aid of a UFO specialist to save them.

The Finest Hours (2016)

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The Finest Hours

Director: Craig Gillespie

Writer: Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson

Cast: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster

IMDb Rating: 6.7

Runtime: 1 hr.57 mins

A 2016 American action thriller, The Finest Hours earned mixed reviews from critics upon its release. 

After two oil tankers were sunk in a storm in 1952, the Coast Guard undertakes a heroic rescue operation.

The Lone Ranger

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The Lone Ranger

Director: Gore Verbinski

Writer: Justin Haythe, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio

Cast: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Runtime: 2 hrs.30 mins

The 2013 Western movie The Lone Ranger is modeled on the same-named main protagonist. It received nominations for Best Visual Effects and Best Makeup and Hairstyling at the 86th Academy Awards.

Tonto, a warrior from the Native American tribe, relates the untold stories that turned John Reid into a legend of justice.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past

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X-Men: Days of Future Past

Director: Bryan Singer

Writer: Simon Kinberg, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn

Cast: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman

IMDb Rating: 7.9

Runtime: 2 hrs.12 mins

The 2014 American superhero movie X-Men: Days of Future Past is modeled on the Marvel Comics superhero group The X-Men. It is the fifth movie in the mainline X-Men franchise. The film received praise from critics for its plot, special effects, action scenes, music score, performance, and direction. While many said, it was the best X-Men movie ever made.

The X-Men sends Wolverine back in time in a last-ditch attempt to alter events and avert a catastrophe, saving humans and mutants. 

Turner & Hooch

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Turner & Hooch

Director: Roger Spottiswoode

Writer: Dennis Shryack, Michael Blodgett, Daniel Petrie Jr.

Cast: Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson

IMDb Rating: 6.2

Runtime: 1 hr.37 mins

American buddy police comedy Turner & Hooch was released in 1989 and was a blockbuster hit. The success of the movie led to a franchise that included a legacy sequel television series and a television movie sequel.

In order to aid him in finding a killer, a detective is forced to adopt a boisterous dog.

Black Widow

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Black Widow

Director: Cate Shortland

Writer: Eric Pearson, Jac Schaeffer, Ned Benson

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour

IMDb Rating: 6.7

Runtime: 2 hrs.14 mins

American superhero movie Black Widow, modeled on Marvel Comics, was released in 2021 and smashed numerous pandemic box office records. Critics gave the movie favorable reviews and praised the actors’ performances.

When a dangerous conspiracy with links to her past emerges, Natasha is forced to face the darker sides of her past.

Mighty Joe Young

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Mighty Joe Young

Director: Ron Underwood

Writer: Merian C. Cooper, Ruth Rose, Mark Rosenthal

Cast: Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Serbedzija

IMDb Rating: 5.7

Runtime: 1hr. 54mins

Set on the 1949 film of the same title, Mighty Joe Young is an epic adventure film released in 1998. Critics gave the movie both favorable and unfavorable reviews. 

Zoologists Gregg and Jill transport the fabled Joe, a mountain gorilla that stands fifteen feet tall, to an animal rescue in California. Whereas to exact revenge on Joe, Poacher travels back in time.



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