Thrillers are designed to hold your interest and elicit feelings of suspense and anticipation. You’ll often hear the term ‘nail-biting’ and ‘edge of your seat’ attributed to a thriller.

Movies categorized as thrillers can produce anxiety towards characters within the narrative. The protagonist will more than likely be in danger from the very beginning of the film.

Thriller is a broad genre that overlaps numerous subgenres like horror, action and psychological.

Thrillers generally don’t include a lot of graphic violence unless specifically included with another genre.