32 Top Bollywood Thriller Movies

Aah! The Anticipation and suspense, the murders and the secrets, the danger and the adventures, the mystery and the mission, crime and drama, the tension and the fear, the horror and the surprise, the terror and the twists … Thriller movies keep you alert and on the edge of your seats. Bollywood has given us some thrilling and exciting movies.

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Check out some of the best Bollywood Thriller Movies

  • Kahaani (2012) : Vidya Baghchi, a pregnant software engineer, comes to Kolkata from London in search of her missing husband. Police officer Satyoki decides to help her in her mission.. The climax brought a fitting finish to a well narrated story.


  • Kaun (1999) : Urmila Matondkar, Manoj Bajpayee and Sushant Singh create a mystical environment inside a big house where everyone has a secret to hide. A gripping thriller.
  • Gupt : The Hidden truth (1997) : Sahil (Bobby Deol) is accused of murdering his stepfather but is determined to prove his innocence. He is imprisoned but manages to escape from jail. However, a fearless cop is hot on his trail.
  • A Wednesday (2008): Set between 2 pm to 6 pm on a Wednesday , a retired police commissioner recounts the most memorable case of his career wherein he was informed about a bomb scare in Mumbai.
  • Drishyam (2015) : A school drop-out but intelligent man, Vijay (Ajay Devgan) runs a successful business and loves his family. An unexpected crime threatens to ruin his family, he desperately tries to protect them at all costs.


  • Manorama Six Feet Under (2007) : Jobless Satyaveer (Abhay Deol) accepts money from Manorama, wife of the Irrigation Minister, to collect evidence against her husband’s extra-marital affair. He accepts, unaware that he too is being deceived.
  • The Film (2005) : A widow rents her house to seven aspiring film artists. They plan to extort money by posing as crooks. The plan backfires, putting their lives in jeopardy.
  • Talaash (2012) : Surjan Singh Shekhawat (Aamir Khan), a committed cop is solving a case which takes a toll on his marital life with Sunaina (Rani), as a prostitute, Rosy (Kareena), enters his life. Talaash is a gripping mystery thriller with a taut narrative.


  • Don 2 (2011) : Having conquered the Asian underworld, Don now has his sights set on European domination. In his way are the bosses of the existing European underworld and all law enforcement agencies. The action shifts from Kuala Lumpur to Berlin as Don must avoid assassination or arrest, whichever comes first, in order for his plan to succeed. The movie has thrilling action sequences and SRK’s super-cool one liners.
  • Don (2006) : DCP D’Silva (Boman Irani) hires Vijay (Shah Rukh Khan) to masquerade as a criminal kingpin. But when D’Silva is murdered, Vijay must defend himself against the gangsters and the police and prove his innocence before time runs out.


And there some more Bollywood Thriller Movies…

  • Room – The Mystery (2014) : Kunal and his friends meet with an accident killing a woman and a child, while driving under the influence of alcohol. The woman then returns as a ghost to take revenge from all those who were killed her and her child.
  • Satya (1998) : Satya (J.D Chakravarthy) is jailed for something he did not do. He meets underworld boss, Bhiku Mhatre (Manoj Bajpai) in jail and joins his gang. He slowly rises up the ranks of his gang, and becomes the most influential person. Satya is torn between his girlfriend and his gangster life.
  • The Stoneman Murders (2009) : Based on a real life story, a serial killer stalks the streets of Bombay to ruthlessly kill the pavement dwellers while they are asleep.


  • Samay : When Time Strikes (2003) : ACP Malvika Chauhan (Sushmita Sen) heads an investigation team that is investigating the murders of successful professionals. The only clue they have is an unusual pattern of dead bodies left by the killer.
  • Woh Kaun Thi? (1964) : Dr Anand (Manoj Kumar) finds himself in awe of a mysterious woman (Sadhana). The drama gets intensified when Anand marries Sandhya without realising that Sandhaya’s face resembles with the mysterious girl he sees everywhere.
  • Ittefaq (1969) : Dilip (Rajesh Khanna) loves his passion painting, more than his wife, and one day in a fit of rage, when his wife destroys his painting. Dilip gets emotionally upset and tells her that he would kill her and leaves the house. When he comes back, his wife was found dead and police arrest him as prime suspect .
  • Special 26 (2013) : The film is based on the real-life daring heist dated 19-Mar-1987 where an unknown man posing as CBI officer recruited 26 men and executed a daylight raid on the Opera House branch of Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri in Mumbai, and disappeared with jewellery worth lakhs.
  • Hate Story 3 (2015) : Aditya, (Sharman Joshi) a successful businessman, makes enemies on his way to the top. Now, one of his enemies takes revenge with him.


  • Gumnaam (1965) : Eight people find themselves on a remote island after winning a contest. As soon as they settle down in an eerie mansion with a strange butler, the guests begin to get murdered one after the other.
  • Karthik Calling Karthik (2010) : Karthik (Farhan Akhtar) is an introvert with emotional issues. He gets phone calls from someone claiming himself as Karthik. His voice is so assertive that it completely changes Karthik’s life. Is the person calling his alter ego, is he a schizophrenic? A great psychological thriller.


  • Madras Cafe (2013) : Vikram (John Abraham) is an Indian intelligence agent who visits Sri Lanka on a secret mission. Soon, he finds himself in the middle of a civil war and a conspiracy to kill the former Prime Minister of India.


  • 100 Days (1991) : A young clairvoyant woman (Madhuri Dixit) has a vision of a murder. She sets out to find the killer and stop him before he commits the crime.
  • Jewel Thief (1967) : Vinay (Dev Anand) finds himself constantly mistaken for a look-alike jewel thief, Amar. To clear his name, he joins hands with the police to impersonate the thief, and crack the crime ring. Does he succeed?
  • Criminal (1995) : Dr. Ajay (Nagarjuna) builds a hospital for the poor. He becomes famous and marries Shweta (Manisha Koirala). This breaks the heart of Inspector Ramya. When Shweta is murdered, Ajay is arrested for the crime.
  • Ajnabee (2001) : Raj (Bobby Deol) and Priya (Kareena Kapoor) befriend their new neighbours Vicky (Akshay Kumar) and Sonia (Bipasha Basu). One day, Raj wakes up in Vicky’s house and finds out that Sonia is killed and he is framed for it. Is Raj able to prove his innocence? You must watch this thrilling thriller.


  • Hate Story 2 (2014) : Sonika is the mistress of a political leader, Mandar Mhatre. When she falls in love with her college friend, Akshay, Mhatre kills him. Agitated, Sonika decides to take revenge.


  • Agent Vinod (2012) : Agent Vinod (Saif Ali Khan) is on a secret mission to find out the reason behind the death of Rajan, his colleague. Terror escalates when he unfolds an even bigger conspiracy.


  • Detective Byomkesh Bakshi (2015) : Byomkesh, fresh out of college, agrees to investigate the disappearance of Bhuvan, a chemist. Assisted by Bhuvan’s son Ajit, Byomkesh links the case to a larger conspiracy that will unsettle Calcutta.
  • Hate Story (2012) : It’s an erotic thriller that tries to show that the only truth is hatred. While we do talk about love and peace, in reality, everyone is trying to sort out issues that relate to violence, hatred and revenge.


  • Khamosh (1985) : Soni Razdan gets killed and the needle of doubt starts pointing towards everyone except the one who has actually committed the murder.
  • Ek Tha Tiger (2012) : A scientist from Trinity College is suspected of being involved in the selling of missile technology to Pakistan. Indian government decides to send out their secret agent, codenamed Tiger, to check if the allegations are correct or not. During his mission, Tiger falls for the professors caretaker Zoya, and this is when the two embark on a rollercoaster journey that begins from Dublin and takes them to different cities of the world.


  • Khiladi (1992) : Akshay Kumar, Deepak Tijori and Ayesha Jhulka are happy go lucky college goers but overnight their life turns topsy turvy when their friend Sheetal gets murdered under suspicious circumstances. and their lives turn into hell.

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There are some more Bollywood Thriller Movies and we will share about Ugly (2013), Mera Saaya (1966), Neerja (2016), Teesri Manzil (1966), August 2 (2012), Baazigar (1993), John Day (2013), Baby (2015), Company (2002), Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Darr (1993), Ghajini (2008), Badlapur (2015), Ragini MMS 2 (2014), Johnny Gaddaar (2007), Dhoom – 3 (2013), NH10 (2015), Wazir (2016), Fan (2016) sometimes soon.


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