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The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time That You Can’t Miss

Written by Prajakta Nagore

Movies evoke a number of feelings within us. Some films leave you with good and happy thoughts while there are some that completely mess up your head. No, we are not talking about horror movies. There is always a supernatural being whose only aim in life is to scare the bejesus out of you. But with horror films you know what to expect, most times. But in the case of psychological thriller movies, that’s not the case. Thriller movies play with ones head which leads you to not wanting to trust any character in the film. Here we list down a few of the best psychological thrillers that you should watch soon.

The Sixth Sense

Definitely one of the most popular movies in this genre. Yes, the film has some supernatural element in it but it has more thrills and less gore. Following the life of young but twisted Cole (Haley Joel Osment) who is being treated by an equally twisted psychologist – Dr. Malcolm (Bruce Willis).

The Silence of the Lambs

Based on the Thomas Harris’ 1988 novel of the same name, this film stars Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins and Scott Glens. Directed by Jonathan Demme, the film Special Agent Clarice Starling seeking the help of Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist and a cannibalistic serial killer to catch another serial killer.

Shutter Island

Another film based on a novel, Shutter Island is directed by Martin Scorsese who is known for his brilliant body of work. Probably one of the best performances by Leonardo DiCaprio, the film keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout and ending is just unbelievable! Shutter Island is a must-watch thriller film.


This is the second film starring Leonardo DiCaprio in this list. Directed by Christopher Nolan, this film keeps you hooked. If you miss even a single second of the film then trust us, you would not know what is going on from there on.

These are just a few of the mind-boggling films we thought of. There are many other psychological thriller films that you should definitely watch soon.


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