Psychological thrillers are easily the favorite genre of a better half of the population. These chilling, mind-bending movies will leave you with deep and intriguing thoughts for days altogether. Weekends are the two days you can relax and unwind. While the other genres can get repetitive, it is time to spice up your Netflix watch-next list with a list of suspenseful movies that will have you sitting on edge throughout the film. Here are some of the best psychological thrillers on Netflix:
Shutter Island is one of the blockbuster psychological thrillers directed by Martin Scorsese, starring award-winning actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, and Ben Kingsley. A classic which is now available on Netflix and is perfect for a Saturday movie night. The film requires keen observation and attention from the very beginning, and the plot twists will leave you in awe. Truly a masterpiece by Scorsese, the movie takes place in the year 1954, where two detectives investigate the disappearance of a dangerous patient. It is an adaptation of a book of the same title written by Dennis Lehane.
David Fincher has directed many psychological thrillers like Gone Girl and Seven. Zodiac, however, remains on the top of the list. Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, and Mark Ruffalo play the vital characters in the movie. The suspenseful and gripping picture is based on a true story of San Francisco’s infamous serial killer known as the Zodiac killer. A pair of cops and a cartoonist investigate the gruesome murders of citizens in the city. While you are on the Fincher-high, why not check out Fincher’s psychological thriller Netflix original series called Mindhunters.
The title of the movie pretty much speaks for itself. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, it is one of the most nail-biting psychological thrillers there is. Starring talented actors like Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, and Vera Miles, this story includes the modern-day concepts of sexuality, abnormal behavior, and violent tendencies. The movie’s plot twists and suspense will keep you on your toes. A classic thriller movie that you can watch anytime.
A Netflix original, it is a must-watch movie in your list of psychological thrillers. The movie stars Sam Worthington, Stephen Tobolowsky, and Lily Rabe. The movie was directed by Brad Anderson and released in the year 2019. The story is centered around a father and a husband who rushes his wife and daughter to the ER, following a gruesome road accident. His daughter and wife undergo the doctor’s examination, but later go missing after they are taken to for further tests. Any initial record of their visit is wiped off from the hospital books, making the paranoid spouse believe that some shady business is going on in the hospital.
Black Mirror – Bandersnatch
Black Mirror series is known for its thought-provoking science fiction episodes. Bandersnatch is another gem by the Black Mirror. What makes this movie unique from the other psychological thrillers is that you can choose what happens next. The user has a choice to make at every interval, which can alter the movie’s course. He/she is in full control of choices the characters make in the movie. There are several endings to this movie, and it is solely dependent upon the viewer’s previous choices. It’s going to leave a mind-boggling effect for numerous days after finishing the film, for sure!
These are just some of the psychological thrillers on Netflix. While still on the topic of genre, did you know that your favorite book genre reveals something about your personality?
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