Psychological thriller movies are not the horror movies, yet they terrify us all the same. With all their twists and turns, here are 20 best psychological thrillers that will bound us to bite our nails, and jump with excitement to see what would happen next.
Here is the list of 20 movies that will keep you hooked:
Green Room (2015)
Pat, Sam, Reece and Tiger are members of a punk band, named ‘the Ain’t Rights’. The group after having an unsuccessful tour gets a call to do a B-grade gig. After they reach there, they become the target of a terrifying gang of skinheads. The members of the band witnessed a lot of violence they were not supposed to see.
Adam is a bored and disinterested college professor. One day he spots his doppelganger in a movie. His look-alike is an actor in Hollywood and leads a very different lifestyle. The complication in the film starts when Adam slips into his look-alike shoes and takes over his persona.
Ek Hasina Thi (2004)
This film is about the story of a woman named Sarika who gets involved with a man named Karan. He involves her into a crime she has not committed. Her life changes when Police arrest her for having links with the underworld. Sarika then sets out to take revenge on everybody because of whom her life has devastated into pieces.
This film shows how Vijay Salgaonkar (Ajay Devgan) goes to any extreme to save his family. The lead actor wants to protect his family from a crime that his wife and adopted daughter has done. The thriller movie involves many interesting twist and turns which will have you on the edge of your seat till the very end.
Queen of Earth (2015)
Catherine, who is going through a tough time of her life, heads out for a relaxation time with her best friend, Virginia. However, tensions rise when Catherine’s memories still haunt her which drive her to the point of troubling chaos.
The Master (2012)
The movie is Scientology which revolves around the birth of a notorious religious movement, known as ‘The Cause’. A naval veteran, Freddie Quell, finds solace by joining the movement. He gradually takes charge of promoting it and befriends the leader, which results in devastation.
This film shows Rahul who is obsessed with Kiran so much that he can go any extent to have her in his life. Even Rahul kills a few to make Kiran fall in love with him, and that makes him terrifying as hell.
This thriller film shows a pregnant lady named Vidya who comes to Kolkata in search of her missing husband. The tale reveals several facts at critical points that will grasp you fastened till the very end of the movie.
In this psychological thriller movie, India Stoker’s life falls apart when her father passes away in a horrific car accident. At her father’s funeral, India comes to know about her uncle Charlie who is very charming and charismatic. India suspects that Charlie has some hidden agendas. Despite this, she falls for her uncle.
Table No. 21 (2013)
This film narrates a couple who win a vacation to Fiji Islands. The narrative starts taking a turn when they are asked to participate in a game show in which they have to tell the truth only.
Kaabil is a love story of a blind couple. The movie shows how Rohan Bhatnagar (Hrithik Roshan) struggles with the Indian Judicial system to get justice for his wife’s death. The entire movie keeps the audience excited as to what will happen next. The lead actor, in the film, takes revenge from rapists who raped his wife (Yami Gautam) because of which she committed suicide.
This is on of the best psychological thriller movies which involves eight people at a dinner party. During their dinner, a comet passes over their head. After that, they experience mysterious revelations and strange events in their lives.
The Talented Mr Ripley (1999)
Tom Ripley wants a lifestyle of his friend Dickie Greenleaf who is rich and famous. It’s utterly terrifying to watch Tom’s obsession with Dickie’s lifestyle, as we realise that he doesn’t just want to be Dickie’s best friend, he wants to be Dickie, at whatever cost.
The movie is Bollywood’s best psychological thriller movies which will keep you hooked till last as it shows how a group of college students entangle themselves into a series of misfortune incidents.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)
Bhool Bhulaiyaa is a thriller as well as a fun movie to watch. Siddharth and his wife Avni come to stay in his ancestral home, despite being warned about the existence of ghosts in the haveli. Soon, mysterious events begin to occur which force him to call a psychiatrist to solve the mystery. The psychiatrist reveals that Avni has a psychological disorder known as dissociative identity disorder.
The Sixth Sense (1999)
In this psychological thriller movie, Little Cole is the one with emotional problems. In the film, Cole can see ghosts. He tells this to his doctor, Malcolm. Throughout the film, one thinks that Malcolm is trying to help the kid to overcome his fear but the plot twist at the end which makes the viewers wonder about the whole movie once again and makes you go wow.
Gone Girl (2014)
The movie shows Nick’s wife, Amy, goes missing. Everybody speculates that Nick has murdered his wife. However, Nick insists that he is innocent. But his quirky behaviour makes everybody suspect him. Is he responsible for the disappearance of his wife? Or is he innocent? Only time will tell.
Hollywood movie Memento inspires A. R. Murugadoss to make a Bollywood version which he named Ghajini. Aamir Khan, in the film, suffers from short-term memory loss. The movie tells the story of Aamir Khan who is on a mission to find and take revenge for the murder of his love.
Karthik Calling Karthik (2010)
This movie revolves around the story of a man, Karthik, whose life revolves upside down when he starts receiving calls from someone also named Karthik. The mystery of these calls makes up the plot of the movie.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The Silence of the Lambs tells the story of a young FBI agent who helps to find a missing woman to save her from a psychopathic serial killer. The agent, Clarice Starling, takes the help from another psychopath to catch the serial killer.
So, these are the spine-chilling films which will give you goosebumps at night. Watch these movies with your friends and loved ones as these great movies are sure to arouse curiosity in you. Keep refreshments and popcorn ready and dive yourself in these psychological thriller movies.