Cinephiles are always on the lookout for the best movies to watch whether it be the best psychological thrillers, horror movies, comedy movies or the romantic ones. The unpredictability of suspense and thrillers is what keeps everyone hooked, be it cinephiles or otherwise. A new sub-category that has emerged in this segment is that of psychological thrillers, wherein one or more of the characters suffers from a severe mental disorder and that’s what leads to the mysterious chain of events. How these events take place, what actually is happening, are some questions that the only the best psychological thrillers from this category have been able to do admirably.
Would you be interested in knowing which movies comprise the best psychological thrillers list? Then we have it here for you, both from Hollywood and Bollywood.
Based on the book by the same name, the story revolves around the disappearance of a woman and how her husband is suspected to be the prime reason behind it.
The Usual Suspects
Five criminals who met at a police lineup end up dying in a gun battle on a boat with only one of them surviving. So, what happened on the boat?
How can an Alfred Hitchcock movie not make it to the list of best psychological thrillers, right? For those who haven’t already seen this classic, here’s the trailer to get you started on why it needs to be watched right away!
The Silence of the Lambs
When you seek the help of one serial killer to catch another, you get one of the best psychological thrillers. Starring Anthony Hopkins in one of his career best, this is sure to leave you shell shocked.
Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman star as detectives trying to catch a psychotic killer in this thriller of a ride.
Two women get together to unravel answers to a mysterious car wreck on Mulholland Drive leading to a twisting venture beyond anything they ever imagined.
Another great performance is delivered by Leonardo DiCaprio in this thriller where he plays a U.S. Marshal investigating the disappearance of a murderer who has escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.
A killer, who leaves behind zodiac signs as clues after each murder, is tracked down by an amateur detective.
A student is allotted a hostel room believed to be haunted by an ex-student who committed suicide in it.
A family who moves in on the 13th floor of a building is haunted by a spirit which uses their television set to communicate with them.
SRK played the obsessive psychotic lover to the hilt in this 90s classic. It’s no wonder the movie remains one of his career best and is also of the best psychological thrillers churned out by Bollywood.
1 – Nenokkadine
Not exactly Bollywood, but still a must-watch for all cinephiles. With an 8.3 rating on IMDb, you can rest assured that this Mahesh Babu and Kriti Sanon starrer will leave you hooked.
Ramanujam, the protagonist of the movie suffers from multiple personality disorder and is a lawyer by the day but an evil fighting vigilante by night.
Homi Adjania gives us a great movie with a great cast with this psychological thriller which leaves us wondering about the way people’s minds work, for a very long time.
A psychiatrist ends up treating someone who has a dark side to his story and this puts everyone in jeopardy.
So, which one out of these best psychological thrillers have you already watched and which one will you be marking off your watchlist? Did we miss out on a movie you liked and we forgot to add? Let us know in the comments!