From Alfred Hitchcock
to David Fincher
, the thriller genre has undergone a lot of changes, evolving from simple third act twists to psychological open-ended conclusions. Noir, social satire, horror, sci-fi; filmmakers over the years have attempted to blend many genres together with that of the thriller, making it one of the most accessible and popular genres in cinema today.
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While auteurs like David Fincher and Martin Scorsese
created several riveting thrillers after the 2000s, the only visionary directors that are being considered in this list either began their career or found their big break in the 21st century.