Top rated nail-biting movies with a serious topic

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

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

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2 100 Days to Live (2019)

When a serial killer abducts a young woman’s fiancé, she must race against the clock to discover the identity of the killer, and more importantly – his motive.

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2019-10-17 | Thriller / Crime

Cast

Colin Egglesfield, Gideon Emery

Rating

rating icon 5.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    snappy pace
  2. Ranked #1 for
    kind of dumb
  3. Ranked #2 for
    homely

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3 Little Woods (2019)

For years, Ollie has illicitly helped the struggling residents of her North Dakota oil boomtown access Canadian health care and medication. When the authorities catch on, she plans to abandon her crusade, only to be dragged in even deeper after a desperate plea for help from her sister.

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2019-04-19 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Tessa Thompson, Lily James

Rating

rating icon 5.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    in dire straits
  2. Ranked #3 for
    indefatigable character
  3. Ranked #4 for
    homely

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4 Mass (2021)

Two couples meet for a painful and raw conversation in the aftermath of a violent tragedy.

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2021-10-08 | Drama

Cast

Martha Plimpton, Jason Isaacs

Rating

rating icon 7.502
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely sensational
  2. Ranked #1 for
    astonishing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    nothing short of amazing

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5 Enforcement (2020)

The exact details of what took place while Talib Ben Hassi was in police custody remain unclear. Police officers Jens and Mike are on routine patrol in Svalegården's ghetto when news of Talib's death comes in over the radio, igniting uncontrollable, pent-up rage in the ghetto's youth, who lust for revenge. Suddenly, the two officers find themselves fair game and must fight tooth and claw to find a way out.

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2020-10-08 | Action / Crime

Cast

Jacob Ulrik Lohmann, Simon Sears

Rating

rating icon 6.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    amazingly realistic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    just plain awesome
  3. Ranked #2 for
    most thrilling

Trailer

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6 Nicole (2019)

This is the story of a first date gone wrong.

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2019-07-27 | Horror

Cast

Tamika Shannon, Stephen Wesley Green

Rating

rating icon 4.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    holding breath
  2. Ranked #1 for
    crisp editing
  3. Ranked #2 for
    deserve to be watched

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7 Breaking (2022)

Desperate for money and running out of options, Marine veteran Brian Brown-Easley holds several people hostage inside a bank, setting the stage for a tense confrontation with police.

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2022-08-25 | Crime / Drama

Cast

John Boyega, Michael Kenneth Williams

Rating

rating icon 6.59
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    outstanding performance
  2. Ranked #2 for
    solid casting
  3. Ranked #2 for
    maintaining interest

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8 Collective (2019)

In the aftermath of a tragic fire in a Romanian club, burn victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds that were not life threatening. A team of investigative journalists move into action uncovering the mass corruption of the health system and of the state institutions. Collective follows journalists, whistle blowers, and authorities alike. An immersive and uncompromising look into a dysfunctional system, exposing corruption, propaganda, and manipulation that nowadays affect not only Romania, but societies around the world.

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2019-02-13 | Documentary

Cast

Cătălin Tolontan, Mirela Neag

Rating

rating icon 7.616
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    timely reminder
  2. Ranked #1 for
    vested interest
  3. Ranked #2 for
    clever editing

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9 Share (2019)

After discovering a disturbing video from a night she doesn’t remember, sixteen-year-old Mandy must try to figure out what happened and how to navigate the escalating fallout.

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2019-01-25 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Rhianne Barreto, Charlie Plummer

Rating

rating icon 5.449
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    slow moving
  2. Ranked #1 for
    inimitable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    overlapping narratives

Trailer

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10 Stockholm (2019)

Based on the extraordinary true story of the European city’s 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis that was documented in the 1974 New Yorker article “The Bank Drama” by Daniel Lang. The events grasped the world’s attention when the hostages bonded with their captors and turned against the authorities, giving rise to the psychological phenomenon known as “Stockholm Syndrome.”

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2019-04-12 | Crime / Comedy

Cast

Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace

Rating

rating icon 5.857
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    humorous
  2. Ranked #1 for
    surprisingly sympathetic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    with dramatic moments

Trailer

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