Nothing is better than a good suspense thriller movie, it quite holds the eyes on the screen.
Like a very good book once you start one you can’t stop without completing it.
The best thriller movies are those in which we cannot wait to find answers. Who is the murderer? Will the victim escape? etc.
So, if you’re looking for the best psychological thriller movies to hold onto your attention.
We have selected the best thriller movies of all time just for you.
1. Get Out (2017) – IMDB: 7.7
Jordan Peele’s Get Out is a brilliant mix of Hitchcockian horror and Twilight Zone allegory for the modern age of race and culture. Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) is a black photographer that takes a trip to the family home of his white girlfriend and is met with a family trying to be too accepting of black people. But the longer he stays, the closer he comes to uncovering a maddeningly twisted scheme involving skin and brain.
2. Fight Club (1999) – IMDB: 8.9
Edward Norton plays a man who just can’t get to sleep and takes an interest in an odd soap salesman played by Brad Pitt. They soon form an underground group of bored men desiring to fight and escape the daily grind. But their friendship leads down some stranger and darker paths which results in destroyed apartments and exploding airplanes. A trippy and bold film from David Fincher that has become a staple of cinema for being so polarizing in its greater message amid its chaotic assembly.
3. The Fugitive (1993) – IMDB: 7.8
Based on the TV series, Harrison Ford plays the wrongfully convicted Richard Kimble, accused of murdering his wife. Knowing he is innocent, he makes his escape after a destructive crash of the prison bus with a train. While Kimble tries to clear his name, the determined Deputy Samuel Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones) commits himself to hunt down and retrieve the escaped prisoner. Filled with plenty of exciting and pulse-pounding scenes, The Fugitive is perhaps best known for the dam jumping sequence when Ford flees from Jones at gunpoint by taking a massive fall into the water.
4. Se7en (1995) – IMDB: 8.6
There’s no shortage of murder case police procedurals in movies but none come so brutally and intense as David Fincher’s Seven. Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt play detectives on the hunt for a mysterious serial killer that strikes and kills based on the seven deadly sins. They think they have a good relationship when it comes to cracking such a grizzly case, especially when the killer voluntarily turns up to them and still has a few tricks up his dirty sleeves.
5. Gone Girl (2014) – IMDB: 8.1
Based on the award-winning novel of the same name, Ben Affleck plays the man who becomes the main suspect when his wife, played by Rosamund Pike goes missing. This adaptation of an excellent story is dark, intelligent and stylish, giving it an abstract, intellectual and postmodern feel. You will find this firm appropriately creepy, confusing and troubling.
6. The Sixth Sense (1999) – IMDB: 8.1
A boy cannot separate the dead from the living and his psychologist is also dealing with his own personal issues. Cole is terrified of the ghost that is visiting him and is too young and scared to explain his issues to anyone but his psychologist. His psychologist attempts to uncover the truth about Cole’s supernatural abilities but the consequences for the client and therapist are a jolt. M Night Shyamalan offers a twisted ghost story that will leave you with chills by the end of it.
7. Enemy (2013) – IMDB: 6.9
This surreal psychological thriller features Jake Gyllenhaal plays Adam Bell, a disheveled history professor who is disinterested in everything around him. Adam is recommended a movie by a colleague and while watching, Adam spots his doppelganger, a bit-part actor named Anthony Clair. Adam decides to track him down and once the pair meet, their lives come bizarrely intertwined. This thriller was adapted from Nobel Prize-winning author Jose Saramago’s 2004 novel The Double.
8. BirdBox (2018) – IMDB: 6.6
Adapted from the 2014 novel Birdbox written by Josh Malerman, this post-apocalyptic thriller features malevolent supernatural entities that make people go insane and commit suicide. Malorie must travel blindfolded along with her children to try and find safety after an unseen force stalks and attempts to kill them on their journey. Featuring Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, and Trevante Rhodes, this suspenseful movie has so many twists and turns you won’t know what is going to happen.
9. Rear Window – IMDB: 8.5
Again, this whole list could be Hitchcock movies, but how could we forget Rear Window? Jimmy Stewart finds himself with a lot of free time when his leg is broken. He takes an interest in observing his neighbor out of his window but soon witnesses a murder. And in trying to prove it, he’s going to need to rely on his girlfriend/nurse to help him.
10. Misery (1990) – IMDB: 7.8
Kathy Bates plays the worst kind of reader as Annie Wilkes, a woman deeply obsessed with writer Paul Sheldon (James Caan). She’s ecstatic to have him in her house when she rescues him after a car crash. But when she discovers his latest book, she’s dismayed by what she has read and her nursing soon turns to torture. One such torture involves a wooden block and a sledgehammer.