Top rated chilling and thrilling movies with a shaggy-dog story

Check out today’s highest ranked chilling and thrilling movies with a shaggy-dog story! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best chilling and thrilling movies with a shaggy-dog story, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 The Host (2020)

A chance opportunity arises for Robert Atkinson, a London banker who risks his bank's money to leave the mundane behind and start a new life. To take advantage, he unwittingly signs up with a Chinese cartel to transport a briefcase to Amsterdam. But all is not as it seems in a city veiled by dark secrets. Fuelled by power players, drugs, seduction and violence, Robert awaits his turn in a deadly game of choice and consequence.

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2020-01-17 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Maryam Hassouni, Mike Beckingham

Rating

rating icon 5.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    visually rich
  2. Ranked #1 for
    badly executed
  3. Ranked #2 for
    attractive blonde

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2 Coming Home in the Dark (2021)

A school teacher is forced to confront a brutal act from his past when a pair of ruthless drifters takes him and his family on a nightmare road-trip.

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2021-08-12 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Daniel Gillies, Erik Thomson

Rating

rating icon 5.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    interesting dynamic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    unjustifiable character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    most intense

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3 A Classic Horror Story (2021)

Five people travelling by camper crash into a tree. When they recover, the road they were driving on has been replaced by an impenetrable forest and a wooden house.

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2021-07-01 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Matilda Lutz, Francesco Russo

Rating

rating icon 5.836
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    hodgepodge
  2. Ranked #1 for
    less enthusiastic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    derivative plot

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4 Caveat (2021)

A lone drifter suffering from partial memory loss accepts a job to look after a psychologically troubled woman in an abandoned house on an isolated island.

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2021-10-20 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Jonathan French, Leila Sykes

Rating

rating icon 5.978
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    creepier
  2. Ranked #2 for
    anticlimactic
  3. Ranked #2 for
    catatonic

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5 Furie (2019)

When a little girl is kidnapped by a trafficking ring, they soon find they messed with the wrong child. Her mother, a notorious former gang leader, is close on their trail and will go to any lengths to bring her child home.

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2019-02-22 | Action / Drama

Cast

Veronica Ngo, Phan Thanh Nhiên

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    glistening
  2. Ranked #1 for
    durable directing
  3. Ranked #2 for
    gun fu

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6 The Night House (2021)

Reeling from the unexpected death of her husband, Beth is left alone in the lakeside home he built for her. Soon she begins to uncover her recently deceased husband's disturbing secrets.

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2021-07-15 | Drama / Horror

Cast

Rebecca Hall, Sarah Goldberg

Rating

rating icon 6.605
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    like Marrowbone
  2. Ranked #2 for
    gotcha
  3. Ranked #2 for
    psychologically horrifying

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7 The Oak Room (2020)

During a raging snowstorm, a drifter returns home to the blue-collar bar located in the remote Canadian town where he was born. When he offers to settle an old debt with a grizzled bartender by telling him a story, the night's events quickly spin into a dark tale of mistaken identities, double-crosses and shocking violence.

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2020-11-27 | Thriller / Horror

Cast

RJ Mitte, Peter Outerbridge

Rating

rating icon 5.595
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    skipped over
  2. Ranked #3 for
    wizardry directing
  3. Ranked #3 for
    less satisfying

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8 I See You (2019)

When a 10-year-old boy goes missing, lead investigator Greg Harper struggles to balance the pressure of the investigation and troubles with his wife, Jackie. Facing a recent affair, great strain is put on the family that slowly gnaws away at Jackie's grip on reality. But after a malicious presence manifests itself in their home and puts their son, Connor, in mortal danger, the cold, hard truth about evil in the Harper household is finally uncovered.

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2019-09-11 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Helen Hunt, Jon Tenney

Rating

rating icon 7.021
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sudden turn
  2. Ranked #1 for
    cleverly constructed
  3. Ranked #1 for
    plot twist

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9 The Honeymoon Phase (2020)

Struggling young lovers, Tom and Eve, must endure a 30-day scientific experiment. Room, board, $50,000 and a month alone together in research facility housing. What could possibly go wrong.

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2020-08-21 | Thriller

Cast

Chloe Carroll, Jim Schubin

Rating

rating icon 4.955
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    leaning forward
  2. Ranked #1 for
    shocking ending
  3. Ranked #3 for
    hooked ending

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10 Werewolves Within (2021)

When a proposed pipeline creates hostilities between residents of a small town, a newly-arrived forest ranger must keep the peace after a snowstorm confines the townspeople to an old lodge. But when a mysterious creature begins terrorizing the group, their worst tendencies and prejudices rise to the surface, and it is up to the ranger to keep the residents alive, both from each other and the monster which plagues them.

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2021-06-25 | Horror / Comedy

Cast

Sam Richardson, Milana Vayntrub

Rating

rating icon 6.006
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    entertaining romp
  2. Ranked #4 for
    fun romp
  3. Ranked #4 for
    like Knives Out

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