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PHOTO: Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible © Paramount

‘Thriller’ Screenplays

One of the ‘Primary Genres.’

There are 13 ‘Primary Genres’ we’re all familiar with. Here’s one of them, explained.

Thrillers expertly blend mystery, tension, and anticipation into one exciting story. Successful thrillers are well-paced, often introducing red herrings, divulging plot twists, and revealing information at the exact right moments to keep the audience intrigued. Thrillers often include a ‘ticking clock’ aspect, where the stakes are against a finite amount of time.


Crime films, political thrillers, and techno-thrillers are all featured in the thriller genre. The Shining (1980) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991) are examples of psychological thrillers.

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