The thriller genre saw a genuine explosion of quality titles throughout 2023, no doubt due to the likes of bombastic theatrical releases and several streaming exclusives. In fact, a variety of films that incorporated other genres like romance (Fair Play) or comedy (The Origin of Evil) excelled the most at being tense thrillers, making this a very prolific year for the genre. Even biopics like Oppenheimer could be classified as a thriller by some audiences (not us, though). But what were the best?