Top Psychological Thrillersby raggzycj | created - 11 Jun 2012 | updated - 10 Mar 2015 | Public
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1. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
Votes: 1,004,454 | Gross: $130.74M
The best Hannibal movie. If you havent seen, you don't know psychological thrillers!
2. The Shining (1980)
R | 146 min | Drama, Horror
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
Votes: 691,129 | Gross: $44.02M
An absolutely must-see classic. The hype is there for a reason. An incredible movie, you will be sitting in suspense for hour after hour trying to put two and two together.
3. Identity (2003)
R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller
Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.
Votes: 194,301 | Gross: $52.16M
Its in the name... and dayum.
4. Hannibal (2001)
R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Living in exile, Hannibal Lecter tries to reconnect with now disgraced F.B.I. Agent Clarice Starling, and finds himself a target for revenge from a powerful victim.
Votes: 223,042 | Gross: $165.09M
5. Hannibal Rising (2007)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After the death of his parents during World War II, young Hannibal Lecter moves in with his beautiful aunt and begins plotting revenge on the barbarians responsible for his sister's death.
Votes: 92,487 | Gross: $27.67M
6. Fight Club (1999)
R | 139 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 1,511,749 | Gross: $37.03M
Wow. An amazing movie. I believe you have to see this, its relatively recent for a psychological thriller, but it does not mean its bad, the oposite in fact.
7. Red Dragon (2002)
R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A retired F.B.I. Agent with psychological gifts, is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer. Aiding him, is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.
Votes: 217,612 | Gross: $93.15M
8. Shutter Island (2010)
R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller
In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.
Votes: 897,247 | Gross: $128.01M
A (new) classic that one just has to see. Yes, it is like many psychological thrillers, though if it wasn't like that would you still watch it?
9. Unbreakable (2000)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A man learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident.
Votes: 284,224 | Gross: $95.01M
Such a clever movie, it is a bit long and tedious but once you understand what is happening it is truly exceptional.
10. Hide and Seek (2005)
R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
As a widower tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide, his daughter finds solace, at first, in her imaginary friend.
Votes: 74,485 | Gross: $51.10M
It has a lot of bad comments, but honestly it is a really good movie. You never see anything coming, thus making the pop-ups almost the climax of the movie... but obviously I cant reveil the real climax.
11. Session 9 (2001)
R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery
Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.
Votes: 47,113 | Gross: $0.38M
Really worth seeing
12. Dream House (2011)
PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Soon after moving into their seemingly idyllic new home, a family learns of a brutal crime committed against former residents of the dwelling.
Votes: 55,385 | Gross: $21.28M
13. Se7en (1995)
R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.
Votes: 1,150,317 | Gross: $100.13M
Its a good movie to have seen, however it is a lot like most cop TV series these days, except they dont solve the mystery within 45 minutes, but more like 2 hours.
14. Mulholland Dr. (2001)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Votes: 267,101 | Gross: $7.22M
EPIC beyond compare
15. The Sixth Sense (1999)
PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.
Votes: 775,301 | Gross: $293.51M
16. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
R | 139 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.
Votes: 150,109 | Gross: $81.30M
17. Basic (2003)
R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.
Votes: 53,197 | Gross: $26.54M
21. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.
22. Gone Girl (2014)
R | 149 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 672,036 | Gross: $167.77M
23. The Loft (2014)
R | 108 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Five married guys conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city--a place where they can carry out hidden affairs and indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realize one of the group must be involved.
Votes: 41,213 | Gross: $5.98M
24. Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
An Oxford graduate takes up a job in a mental asylum, only to discover that the "revolutionary" new treatments are inhumane and that there is more going on than meets the eye.