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12 Best Foreign Thriller Movies You Must See

As it has been said a million times before, language isn’t a hurdle to art. But it is for people. It is never a deterrent for different stories to be told in the teller’s wishes. Hollywood precis the very essence of diverse and global culture. It possesses a varied spectrum of writers, from different backgrounds, each having different stories to tell. The thriller genre is ubiquitous in everyone’s preferences for watching a movie.

There can be only a handful who refrain to pass on the opportunity to see a good thriller movie. Full of adrenaline and excitement, the genre has never disappointed in terms of matching epinephrine sometimes even exceeding them with aplomb. Here are the 12 Best Foreign Thriller Movies You Must See!

1. New World

New World - 12 Best Foreign Thriller Movies You Must See
New World

01 of 12 Best Foreign Thriller Movies is New World.

Korea’s biggest crime syndicate is infiltrated by undercover officer Ja-sung. When the head of the organization is killed Ja-sung becomes torn between their devotion. Watch the movie on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

2. The Wave

The Wave
The Wave

02 of the 12 Best Foreign Thriller Movies You Must See is The Wave.

When Frank goes out on the town to celebrate an upcoming promotion, that night takes an unexpected and peculiar turn when he is dosed with a dope that alters his perception and changes his life forever. Watch the movie on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

3. Big Bad Wolves

Big Bad Wolves
Big Bad Wolves

03 of 12 Best Foreign Thriller Movies You Must See is Big Bad Wolves.

Somewhere in Isreal three children play hide and seek in the woods. The plot revolves around a policeman (Lior Ashkenazi) and a vengeful father (Tzahi Grad) torturing a teacher (Rotem Keinan), whom they suspect of having been involved in several killings. Watch the movie on Vudu and Amazon Prime Video.

4. Confessions

Confessions
Confessions

04 of the 12 Best Foreign Thriller Movies is Confessions.

Junior high school teacher Yuko Morigushi announces to her rowdy disrespectful class that she will resign before spring break. She explains that because the HIV-positive father of her four years old daughter Manami was ill, she used to bring school with her. Watch the movie on Netflix and Viki.

5. The Vanishing

The Vanishing
The Vanishing

05 of the 12 Best Foreign Thriller Movies You Must See is The Vanishing.

Three men begin their six-week shift tending to the remote. Flannan Isles lighthouse Donald, among three of them one who is youngest is very unexperienced and is learning trading with help of other 2. James has a family waiting for him on the continent while Thomas is still sorrowing the loss of his wife and children. Watch the movie on Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV.

6. Headhunters

Headhunters
Headhunters

06 of the 12 Best Foreign Thriller Movies You Must See is Headhunters.

Roger Brown, Norway’s most successful headhunter, supports his lavish lifestyle by stealing paintings from his clients, and partners, Ove works at a surveillance company and deactivates security at the victim’s home, allowing roger to swap the art for a counterfeit. Watch the movie on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+.

7. Marshland

Marshland
Marshland

07 of 12 Best Foreign Thriller Movies You Must See is Marshland.

In 1980 Madrid homicide detectives Pedro Suarez and Juan Robles are sent to a backwater town on the Guadalquivir Marshes in Spain’s deep south. He is assigned to investigate the sudden disappearance of two teenage sisters during festivities. Pedro was openly critical of Spain’s past during the Francoist dictatorship. Watch the movie on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

8. The Secret In Their Eyes

The Secret In Their Eyes
The Secret In Their Eyes

08 of 12 Best Foreign Thriller Movies You Must See is The Secret In Their Eyes.

The movie revolves around 2002, shortly after 9/11, where Ray Kasten, a counterterrorism agent in the FBI, and his friend Jessica Jess Cobb an invigilator for the Los Angels District attorney’s office meet new ADA Clair Sonan. Jess and Ray receive a call about an unknown female body found in a dumpster in the local mosque. Watch the movie on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

9. The Treatment

The Treatment
The Treatment

09 of 12 Best Foreign Thriller Movies You Must See is The Treatment.

Inspector Cafmeyer has been haunted by the unsolved disappearance of his younger brother. When he is assigned to a disturbing case involving a missing child, he is on the man suspected of kidnapping his brother years ago. Watch the movie on Apple TV and Netflix.

10. Cell 211

Cell 211
Cell 211

10 of 12 Best Foreign Thriller Movies You Must See is Cell 211.

Juan Oliver joined as a prison officer recently and wants to make a good impression so that he gets a promotion early. Elena at home, during his tour of the prison accident, occurs that knocks him unconscious. Watch the movie on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

11. 36th Precinct

36th Precinct
36th Precinct

11 of 12 Best Foreign Thriller Movies You Must See is 36th Precinct.

Two Parisian cops compete for the post of police and get increasingly ruthless in their attempts to outdo each other, till there seems no difference between them and the criminals they chase. Watch the movie on Amazon Prime Video.

12. Elle

Elle
Elle

The last of the 12 Best Foreign Thriller Movies You Must See is Elle.

A successful businesswoman gets raped in her home by an unknown assailant. However, that does not stop this dynamic woman from leading a normal life. She carries on her affair with Robert, the husband of her friend and business partner Anna and flirts with her married neighbor Patrick. Watch the movie on Amazon Prime Video and Vudu.

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