10 Most Intense Thrillers From The Last Decade

9. The Drop

Prisoners Jake Gyllenhaal Paul Dano
20th Century Fox

Much like some of the other films on this list, The Drop went unnoticed by a lot of moviegoers. This is a mighty shame as it's the sort of thriller that should've got far more fanfare than it received. Filled with flawed individuals who are hellbent on maintaining their secrets and alternative agendas, Michael R. Roskam does a great job of bringing the characters to life and introducing the audience into the film's grim and violent world.

Despite having a dream team of actors, including Tom Hardy, the late, great James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace and the underappreciated Matthias Schoenaerts, The Drop could've easily been the sort of film that underutilised the supporting cast in favour of giving more attention to the leads. However, Roskam does a brilliant job of giving everyone enough screen time to shine.

Like every great thriller, what we see at the beginning of The Drop isn't quite what it seems and the story unfolds brilliantly. When Roskam finally manages to get the audience to the moment where everything is revealed, it's a far more satisfying and shocking ending than anyone could've imagined at the start.

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