This sub-genre of thriller usually revolves around a small amount of people's fight for survival against a natural disaster such as a tsunami or earthquake. It can occasionally be a man made disaster such as a nuclear war. These particular films make the viewers wonder what will happen to mankind if these disasters were actually to happen. Occasionally human conflict within the film as a microcosm for the disaster as a whole.
This sub-genre of thriller adds an element of the supernatural into the mix as the antagonist, which presents the characters in which the film is based around a challenge to overcome. A lot of the time, there is a character with supernatural gifts that play the pivotal role in the film as it allows them to overcome the supernatural element.
This sub genre of thriller usually consists of a hero and a large organization. The hero then usually finds evidence of the organization keeping sinister secrets, such as a number of killings. The hero then strives to bring these lies to the surface and bring down the organization. These films usually play on good versus evil, with good prevailing over the latter.
The combination of crime and thriller creates a more suspenseful film, with a more gripping account of crimes. These films usually focus on the criminals and can usually start with the end of the story, accounting on how events led up to the point of the crime. Action takes the main stage to the films to grip the audience.