Top rated movies with excellent performance that have ratcheting up tension

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with excellent performance and ratcheting up tension! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with excellent performance and ratcheting up tension, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Watcher (2022)

As a serial killer stalks the city, Julia — a young actress who just moved to town with her husband — notices a mysterious stranger watching her from across the street.

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2022-06-03 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Maika Monroe, Karl Glusman

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    building tension
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sense of isolation
  3. Ranked #1 for
    feeling of isolation

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2 The Good Nurse (2022)

Suspicious that her colleague is responsible for a series of mysterious patient deaths, a nurse risks her own life to uncover the truth.

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2022-10-19 | Drama / Crime

Cast

Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne

Rating

rating icon 6.907
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    high caliber
  2. Ranked #2 for
    better-paced
  3. Ranked #2 for
    consistently engaged

Trailer

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3 Run (2020)

Chloe, a teenager who is confined to a wheelchair, is homeschooled by her mother, Diane. Chloe soon becomes suspicious of her mother and begins to suspect that she may be harboring a dark secret.

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2020-11-20 | Thriller / Horror

Cast

Sarah Paulson, Kiera Allen

Rating

rating icon 7.255
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    suspenseful
  2. Ranked #1 for
    hair-raising
  3. Ranked #1 for
    tension-filled

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4 Saint Maud (2020)

Having recently found God, self-effacing young nurse Maud arrives at a plush home to care for Amanda, a hedonistic dancer left frail from a chronic illness. When a chance encounter with a former colleague throws up hints of a dark past, it becomes clear there is more to sweet Maud than meets the eye.

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2020-10-09 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Morfydd Clark, Jennifer Ehle

Rating

rating icon 6.582
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deeply unsettling
  2. Ranked #1 for
    psychological character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    fanatic

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5 Let Him Go (2020)

Following the loss of their son, a retired sheriff and his wife leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas.

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2020-11-05 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Diane Lane, Kevin Costner

Rating

rating icon 6.818
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    control freak
  2. Ranked #1 for
    wacko
  3. Ranked #1 for
    top-notch

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6 The Stranger (2022)

Two strangers strike up a conversation on a long journey. One is a suspect in an unsolved missing person’s case and the other an undercover operative on his trail. Their uneasy friendship becomes the core of this tightly wrought thriller, which is based on the true story of one of the largest investigations and undercover operations in Australia.

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2022-10-06 | Thriller / Crime

Cast

Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris

Rating

rating icon 6.145
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unrewarding
  2. Ranked #1 for
    renegade
  3. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely outstanding

Trailer

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7 7500 (2019)

When terrorists try to seize control of a Berlin-Paris flight, a soft-spoken young American co-pilot struggles to save the lives of the passengers and crew while forging a surprising connection with one of the hijackers.

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2019-12-26 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Omid Memar

Rating

rating icon 6.13
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    most realistic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    extremely realistic acting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    realistic

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8 Passing (2021)

In 1920s New York City, a Black woman finds her world upended when her life becomes intertwined with a former childhood friend who's passing as white.

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2021-10-27 | Drama

Cast

Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga

Rating

rating icon 6.27
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    rapid fire editing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    building up atmosphere
  3. Ranked #1 for
    silky voice

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9 Boiling Point (2021)

A head chef balances multiple personal and professional crises at a popular restaurant in London.

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2021-07-05 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Stephen Graham, Vinette Robinson

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    right on target
  2. Ranked #1 for
    pleasing ensemble
  3. Ranked #1 for
    stressed

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10 Luce (2019)

A star athlete and top student, Luce's idealized image is challenged by one of his teachers when his unsettling views on political violence come to light, putting a strain on family bonds while igniting intense debates on race and identity.

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2019-08-02 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Kelvin Harrison Jr., Naomi Watts

Rating

rating icon 6.357
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    multifaceted plot
  2. Ranked #1 for
    many unanswered questions
  3. Ranked #1 for
    loose thread

Trailer

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