31 Best Psychological Thriller Movies Of All Time To Watch


Looking for the best psychological thriller movies that will definitely blow up your mind with the plot twists? Well, you are in the right place. These psychic thriller movies of all time will leave a long impact on you even after several hours of finishing the movie.

You will experience a roller-coaster of emotions and get spooked by the shocking revelation of events. Life is full of suspense, surprises, threats, and thrilling experiences. So, to get a glimpse and feel the thrill and horror, you should definitely watch these best thriller movies.

Here is the list of the best psychological thriller movies of all time:

1. Shutter Island (2010)

In 1954, Teddy Daniels and his new partner Chuck Aule are two marshals. These two go to Shutter Island on a ferry boat in search of a missing patient from an asylum. When they reach the island they notice something unusual on Island and discover some truth about the people and themselves strange. People are not allowed to be on this island. The ending will blow up your mind. It is among the thriller movies on Netflix.

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

Shutter Island

2. Hannibal (2001)

Dr. Hannibal Lecter was arrested for a cannibalism case hiding in a secret and unknown place. On the other hand, an old victim of cannibalism case Mason Verger who lives in America makes a plan for revenge.

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Genre: Thriller, Crime


3. Gone Girl (2014)

On the fifth wedding anniversary of Nick Dunne and his wife Amy, he found that his wife is missing. He becomes the major media focus and people start to believe that he is not innocent. The world turns suspicious of Nick when a forensic report shows blood stains of Amy on him. Watch this best psychological thriller movie on Netflix.

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

Gone Girl, best psychological thriller movie

4. Fight Club (1999)

An office worker who is suffering from insomnia is not happy with his lifestyle. He with Tyler (devil careless soap salesman) plans to open an underground fight club. A nameless person attends support groups. Watch it on Netflix.

IMDb Rating: 8.8/10

Genre: Thriller, Drama

Fight Club classic thriller movies

5. The Imposter (2012)

Based on a true story, Frederic Bourdin is a con man who tricks a Texas family. He made them believe that he was their lost relative. With his false story, he wins over the family. He was captured by Mexican thugs and put through sexual abuse. It is among the best mystery thriller movies.

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

Genre: Documentary, Mystery

The Imposter

6. Das Experiment (2001)

For two weeks as a research part, prisoners and guards are monitored. The prisoners have to obey the guard’s rules and the guards have to strictly maintain order and silence. Sounds easy, but the end is totally different and turns everything upside down.

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Genre: Thriller, Drama


7. Oldboy (2003)

A man is being captured in a cell for 15 years for no reason. Even he doesn’t know the identity of who kept him. He finally gets released and is provided with a mobile phone, clothes, and money. But soon he realizes that he is still trapped in violence and wants to find his captor.

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

Genre: Action, Mystery


8. SE7EN (1995)

Two assigned Detectives are working together on a mission of catching a serial killer who murders people for doing 7 deadly sins. The end will shock you. It deserves a mention among the best thriller movies Hollywood.

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

Genre: Crime, Mystery


9. Taxi Driver (1976)

A mentally unstable person works as a taxi driver on a night shift in New York City. That taxi driver saves a prostitute and tries to clean up the corruption in the city. Later, in the movie, the taxi driver who is an upset person changes into a violent person.

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

Genre: Drama, Mystery

Taxi Driver

10. Vertigo (1958)

Scottie (Detective) suffering from Acrophobia disease is being assigned to investigate the weird activities of the wife of an old friend. Scottie became so obsessed even when that woman dies.

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

Vertigo, best classic thriller movies

11. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

Tom Ripley is sent to Italy to bring back Dickie who is a rich and spoiled playboy. But Tom gets obsessed with the luxurious lifestyle of Dickie. When his tasks fail, Tom takes some extreme steps to take his place. One of the best thriller movies to watch.

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Genre: Thriller, Crime

The Talented Mr.  Ripley

12. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

An FBI agent Clarice Starling took help from a psychopathic serial killer Hannibal Lecter who is a former psychiatrist too. Their mission is to capture another serial killer. With the coordination and information given by Hannibal, Clarice starts to pursue the serial killer. A very intriguing movie you should definitely watch.

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

Genre: Thriller, Horror

The Silence of the Lambs

13. Black Swan (2010)

Nina fits the role of White Swan but she gets mad and connects to her dark side when the director says that Lily is more suitable for the role. Nina falls into a dark zone that threatens to destroy her.

IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

Genre: Thriller, Drama

Black Swan movie thriller

14. The Skin I Live In (2011)

Dr. Robert Ledgard invents a skin that protects the body because he does not want anyone to suffer like her wife who got burnt. He tests his invention on Vera who was being captured in his apartment as a prisoner.

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Genre: Thriller, Drama

The Skin I Live In

15. Searching (2018)

Margot (16 year’s old girl) who is the daughter of David Kim goes missing without any clue. Even the police can’t find her. After 37 hours, David tries to search for a lead. He checks the place where no one can imagine finding her. He makes calls to her friends and in the end, he gets his daughter. You can watch this amazing psychological thriller on Netflix.

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

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16. Get Out (2017)

An African-American man Chris decides to meet his girlfriend and her parents too. In the beginning, things look pretty normal for Chris but later what follows Chris is completely horrific. You can watch this thriller series on Amazon Prime Video.

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Genre: Thriller, Horror

Get Out

17. The Machinist (2004)

Trevor, who is an industrial worker, has not slept for months which leads to bad experiences at both home and the workplace. This forces him to think and question himself about his own mental health stability.

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Genre: Thriller, Drama

The Machinist

18. Psycho (1960)

Marion got disappeared after stealing money followed by her lover and sister. But things become weird when they meet Norman Bates in Bates Motel.

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

Genre: Thriller, Horror

The best psychological thriller

19. Donnie Darko (2001)

An awkward teenager named Donnie keeps an eye on a bunny costume figure called Frank. Frank told Donnie about something and the mysterious thing is only Donnie can see Frank. Watch this Hollywood thriller movie on Amazon Prime Video.

IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

Genre: Sci-fi, Drama

Donnie Darko

20. Rear Window (1954)

Jeff is a professional photographer. He is housebound in his apartment because of his broken leg. So, he decides to spy on neighbors and he captures a shocking truth about them.

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

Rear Window 1954

21. Requiem For A Dream (2000)

The film is about the four drugs addicted characters and how they are affected. They fall into their world of misunderstanding and pain. It looks like they get imprisoned in their visions or dreams. The plot of this famous psychological thriller is interesting and unique.

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

Genre: Psychological thriller, Drama

Requiem For A Dream

22. Moon (2009)

Sam is finally going home after his 3-year contract. He works alone with his computer at the lunar station. Something strange happened before he went there. Eventually, he meets with a tragic accident.

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Genre: Sci-fi, Drama

Moon (2009)

23. The Handmaiden (2016)

A new girl is hired as a handmaiden who lives a private life near the countryside with her uncle. But there are some secrets ahead. This Korean psychological thriller is a must-watch. It is popular as one of the best thriller movies of all time.

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Genre: Romance, Drama

The Handmaiden

24. The Butterfly Effect (2004)

Evan is a college student who suffers from headaches that cause him blackouts. Even he can go back in past in his subconscious. But he faces many consequences in the present when he changes his past.

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Genre: Sci-fi, Thriller

The Butterfly Effect

25. The Sixth Sense (1999)

A child psychologist is treating a young child. But soon he discovers that the child sees dead people and is a medium of communication between crows and unhappy spirits. It’s a thriller movie that will shock you and leaves an impact on you for several hours. It is one of the best thriller horror movies by M. Night Shyamalan.

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

Genre: Thriller, Horror

The Sixth Sense

26. Memento (2000)

An insurance investigator seeks an act of revenge from the one who raped and murdered his wife. But due to a strange disease of memory, he can’t remember what is going on, or where he is. So, he uses tattoos and notes to remember to recall his life before the accident.

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

Mento movie

27. The Prestige (2006)

Two friends who are magicians fall into a strange incident that makes both of them each other’s enemies. Both make sacrifices but with bad outcomes. But the future has different plans for them. This is a must addition to the best thriller movies list. You can find this among the psychological thriller movies on Amazon Prime Video.

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

Genre: Drama, Mystery

the prestige movie

28. What Lies Beneath (2000)

A couple shifts to an old house. Shortly, Clair finds out something weird about the place. Soon her husband and one of her students dies a tragic death and some secrets about the past unfold. It is one of the best horror movies to watch.

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

Genre: Thriller, Horror

What Lies Beneath, horror movies on netflix

29. Mulholland Drive (2001)

Rita and Betty start finding clues after an accident and try to find answers to their questions. But things don’t work out as they expected.

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

Psychological Thriller Movies- Mulholland Drive

30. Gerald’s Game (2017)

Jessie is handcuffed to her bed by her husband. They want to play some lovemaking games but accidentally her boyfriend ends up dead. Later, stuck on the bed with her dead partner she will witness some weird visions, and dark secrets and hears some scary noises. You can watch this thriller movie on Netflix.

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

Genre: Thriller, Horror


31. Triangle (2009)

Melissa George plays the role of a single mother. She and her friends go on a boating trip. But soon, they discover someone is stalking them and they face some tragic consequences.

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

Genre: Thriller, Horror

Triangle movie

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