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The Best Psychological Thriller Movies That Give Us The Chills


Psychological thriller movies terrify us in the same way as horror movies do. With several twist ad turns, they do not allow the audience to leave their place. Their story highlights the psychology of its personalities and their sensitive passionate emotions. They consolidate components of drama, horror, action, and mystery. They are filled with thrills and surprises. They could leave you shocked, cracked, and can be quite soul-stirring. One cannot predict the inside story of the movie, and the ending could turn out something different as you expected. 

Here we will have a look at the Best Psychological Thriller Movies of all time

1. Donnie Dorko

Initially released on 19 January 2001 and directed by Richard Kelly, starring Jena Malone, Maggie, and Jake Gyllenhaal is a science fiction psychological thriller movie. Donnie portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal plays the role of an awkward teenager, who is befriended to Frank and can be seen only by Donnie. Frank tells Donnie that the world is about to finish in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds. Trailer

2. Psycho

Released in 1960, psycho is an American psychological horror film. It is directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, and John Gavin. The movie was based on the novel by Robert Bloch which was published in 1959. The story is about Marion, who runs away after stealing cash. Her sister and lover are constantly chasing her. This takes them to not so famous Bates Motel, where they get to meet Norman Bates. Superb performances, excellent direction, cinematography, and screenplay make this movie a perfect nightmare. It was declared a masterpiece and a timeless classic movie. TRAILER

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3. Shutter Island

Released in 2010, a psychological thriller directed by  Martin Scorsese and starring  Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo and Ben Kingsley in pivotal roles. Two US marshals Edward and Chuck are searching for a patient who is missing from a mental asylum in Remote Island and they soon discover some strange things on the Island. It has twisted plots and breathtaking performances by the lead actors. The director was brilliant in keeping the suspense. You will be completely blown away after watching the movie.  – Trailer

4. Rear Window

Released in 1954, Rear window is a and thriller and mystery film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Thelma Ritter, and  Wendell Corey. The story is about Jeff played by James Stewart who is a professional photographer and bedridden due to a broken leg. Out of boredom, he decides to keep an eye on his neighbors and find various shocking revelations. The director should be given the title “Master of Suspense”. – Trailer

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5. Mulholland Drive

The movie released in 2001, is an American mystery film directed by David Lynch. The movie stars Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, and Naomi Watts in lead roles. The story is about Rita and Betty, who together find the truth about Rita’s accident and discover her real identity. The movie is extremely mysterious with amazing performances of both the leads actresses.  – Trailer

6. The Prestige

Released in 2006, it is a science fiction and psychological thriller film which was directed by Christopher Nolan. The film features Hugh Jackman and David Bowie. The story is about two magicians who are friends but after an unexpected misfortune becomes enemies. To get the fame they make huge sacrifices and in return face terrible consequences. With beautiful costumes, plot, screenplay, cinematography, devoted actors, and excellent direction, the movie deserves all appreciation.  – Trailer

7. Memento

Released in 2000, it is an American psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan. The movie stars Guy Pearce and Joe Pantoliano. The movie is about Leonard Shelby played by Guy Pearce who is an insurance investigator suffering from traumatic events is in search of a person who killed his wife using tattoos and notes. The only thing he remembers is to have revenge for his dead wife.   – Trailer

8. What Lies Beneath

It is a supernatural horror film released in 2000 and directed by Robert Zemeckis. The movie stars Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer. The movie is about a couple who moves to their old house where the wife experiences strange things about her husband and his student who is dead. This thriller movie will surely never disappoint you. – Trailer

9. Requiem For A Dream

Released in 2000, it is a psychological drama that was directed by Darren Aronofsky and features Ellen Burstyn, Marlon Wayans, Jared Leto, and Jennifer Connelly. This movie is the story of the relationship between a lady Sara Goldfarb who is a widow and lonely and her eccentric son. The story reveals about individuals wanting to be loved but fall into a swirl of drugs. The movie truly describes the true nature of the human being. – Trailer

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Trisha Oberoi
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