Top 25 Must Watch Psychological Thriller Movies

Top 25 Must Watch Psychological Thriller Movies

Today, I have come up with a list of must watch psychological thriller movies. I hope you enjoy watching these movies as much as I have ...

Today, I have come up with a list of must watch psychological thriller movies. I hope you enjoy watching these movies as much as I have enjoyed watching them.


1. Black Swan (2010)

A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Stars: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel

Reviews:

"Black Swan" is danse macabre personified, a grueling, tragic, obsessive and gripping film about a ballerina's quest for perfection at the expense of personality and sanity.

S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

An extraordinary, intoxicating movie. Its hard, twisted edges may turn off some, but there’s no faulting either Aronofsky’s technical mastery or Portman’s flawless performance.

Dan Jolin
Empire





2. Fight Club (1999)

An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.

Director: David Fincher

Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf

Reviews:

Fight Club is one movie that exactly caught the pre-millennial tension. Great performances, stunning visuals and a plot like nothing you've ever seen - one of the films of the year. 

Adam Smith
Empire

Fight Club pulld you in, challenges your prejudices, rocks your world and leaves you laughing in the face of an abyss. It's alive, all right. It's also an uncompromising American classic. 

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone





3. Se7en (1995)

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Director: David Fincher

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey

Reviews:

A dark, gripping thriller which saves it's most shocking revelations for the final scenes. 

Mark Salisbury
Empire

Dark, disturbing and occasionally gory, "Seven" is a psychological thriller that, along with Chinatown, is among the bleakest films in mainstream cinema history. 

Elliot Panek
Common Sense Media




4. Shutter Island (2010)

In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

Director: Martin Scorsese

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo




5. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

Director: Jonathan Demme

Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney

Reviews:

A first unmissable, then enduring, but always unmissable classic. 

Barry McIlheney
Empire

Foster's Clarice Starling and Smith's Catherine Martin represent something unique in slasher movies: women who won't play victim. 

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone





6. The Machinist (2004)

An industrial worker who hasn't slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity.

Director: Brad Anderson

Stars: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón




7. Inception (2010)

A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.

Director: Christopher Nolan

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page

Reviews:

"Inception" is an intense, complex story, but it's always coherent, imaginative, and entertaining. 

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

I'll say no more, except that Inception rewards the attention it demands. 

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone




8. The Sixth Sense (1999)

A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.
Director: Jonathan Demme

Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney

Reviews:

This is one of the rarest of movie treats, a thinking person's thriller that is genuinely haunting. You're lucky if you see a movie that you are still thinking about it hours later. 

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Genuinely creepy at times with Haley Joel Osment stealing the show. 

Kim Newman
Empire





9. Donnie Darko (2001)

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.
Director: Richard Kelly

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell

Reviews:

It works as a curio, and fans may appreciate the extra insight, but Darko Redux is hindered rather than helped by the insertions. All this director has done is cut a star off his five-star debut. 

William Thomas
Empire

This movie was embraced as a genuinely oddball "cult" item almost instantly upon its unsuccessful theatrical release. 

Charles Cassady Jr.
Common Sense Media




10. Gone Girl (2014)


With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Director: David Fincher

Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris

Reviews:

“Gone Girl” is a “yes, but” movie: Yes, it’s well-made, but it stays maddeningly on its own polished surfaces. It’s smart, but not clever or probing or risky enough to be truly brilliant. 

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Gone Girl succeeds as a critique of the marketplace of ideas — a rationale that, in free and public discourse, the truth will always emerge from competing ideas. 

Ross Miller
The Verge





11. The Prestige (2006)

After a tragic accident two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion whilst sacrificing everything they have to outwit the other.
Director: Christopher Nolan

Stars: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson

Reviews:

Odd, but brilliantly so. It's a small film that feels big, a period drama that looks modern, defying comparison to anything but Nolan himself. 

Dan Jolin
Empire

Christopher Nolan's movie is a smart, intriguing tale of deceit and obsession. 

Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media





12. Unbreakable (2000)

A man learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident.
Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Stars: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright

Reviews:

The big surprise ending of "Unbreakable" is what a disappointment it is. 

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

When David Dunn ends up the sole survivor of a devastating train wreck, the people of Philadelphia marvel at his luck. Not Elijah Price. 

Bob Smithouser
Plugged In





13. Prisoners (2013)

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts.
Director: Denis Villeneuve

Stars: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis

Reviews:

"Prisoners" is a thinking audience's revenge film -- that is, if moviegoers (particularly parents) can stomach the subject matter. 

Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Thriller and drama enthusiasts should find plenty of powerful performances and rich story material to make Prisoners an exhilarating and penetrating theater experience. 

Ben Kendrick
Screen Rant




14. The Game (1997)

After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality.
Director: David Fincher

Stars: Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn

Reviews:

While the movie's excesses at times feel ludicrous, no one can deny that "The Game" is a thoroughly engaging and entertaining movie with many unexpected twists and turns. 

Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Fincher's worthy and equally dark follow-up to Seven. 

Andrew Collins
Empire




15. Taxi Driver (1976)

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, while attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Director: Martin Scorsese

Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd

Reviews:

Teenagers curious about extremely violent films are likely to learn of this film's reputation, especially the tour-de-force performance of Robert De Niro. 

David Gurney
Common Sense Media

The blend of Schrader's script, Scorsese's direction and De Niro's performance is both riveting and unnerving. A film that will stay with you forever. 

William Thomas
Empire





16. The Shining (1980)

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd

Reviews:

Director Stanley Kubrick can make your own living room seem creepy and unfamiliar. 

Kevin John Bozelka
Common Sense Media

Ostensibly a haunted house story, it manages to traverse a complex world of incipient madness, spectral murder and supernatural visions... and also makes you jump. 

Ian Nathan
Empire





17. Sleep Tight (2011)

You wake day after day to the comfort and security of your home. But how safe is it really?
Director: Jaume Balagueró

Stars: Luis Tosar, Marta Etura, Alberto San Juan





18. Nightcrawler (2014)

When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.
Director: Dan Gilroy

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton

Reviews:

Sharp, dark, satirical and bone-rattlingly thrilling, with a career-peak turn from Jake Gyllenhaal. It’s this year’s Drive. 

Dan Jolin
Empire

Nightcrawler curves and hisses its way into your head with demonic skill. 

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone




19. Triangle (2009)

The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.
Director: Christopher Smith

Stars: Melissa George, Joshua McIvor, Jack Taylor
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20. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
Director: Dan Trachtenberg

Stars: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr.

Reviews:

And here I am about to tell you about a movie that you shouldn't let anyone tell you about.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Designed to recall but not imitate Cloverfield (2008), this semi-sequel uses three fine actors and a clever script to craft a creepy sci-fi mystery that tingles the brain until the final moments. 

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media




21. Split (2016)

Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.
Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Stars: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson

Reviews: 

Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan launches a full-fledged comeback with this tense, satisfying horror-thriller. 

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

Split is the best M. Night Shyamalan creation in recent memory, as anchored by a great performance (or, rather, performances) by James McAvoy. 

Sandy Schaefer
Screen Rant




22. The Invisible Guest (2016)

A young businessman faces a lawyer trying to prove his innocence by the assassination of his lover.
Director: Oriol Paulo

Stars: Mario Casas, Ana Wagener, Jose Coronado




23. Nocturnal Animals (2016)

A wealthy art gallery owner receives a draft of her ex-husband's new novel, and once she starts reading it she just cannot put it down.
Director: Tom Ford

Stars: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon

Reviews:

There’s much to admire in Nocturnal Animals, including Tom Ford’s ambition, but too often it feels like the work of an observant student. 

Manohla Dargis
The NYTimes

Nocturnal Animals has style and ambition to spare, yet as a whole Tom Ford's dark psychological thriller rings hollow.

Sandy Schaefer
Screen Rant




24. Chloe (2009)

A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the marriage in danger.
Director: Atom Egoyan

Stars: Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson

Reviews:

Strong turns from its female leads and Amanda Seyfried elicits more sexual tension from proceedings than Jennifer's Body ever managed. 

Anna Smith
Empire

The strong characters and director Atom Egoyan's patient, thoughtful mood and pacing make this an above-average effort. 

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media


25. Exam (2009)

The final eight candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test with one question. It seems simple yet confusing that soon, tensions begin to unravel.
Director: Stuart Hazeldine

Stars: Adar Beck, Gemma Chan, Nathalie Cox



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