Psychological Thrillers That Will Haunt You Yet Leave You Wanting Moreby holisticfox | created - 26 Dec 2015 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Here is a list of the absolute Best Psychological Thrillers I have ever seen - and possibly the best that were ever made!
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1. Jacob's Ladder (I) (1990)
R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death.
Votes: 88,953 | Gross: $26.12M
2. Stir of Echoes (1999)
R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
After being hypnotized by his sister-in-law, a man begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around him.
Votes: 68,923 | Gross: $21.13M
3. Gothika (2003)
R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A repressed female psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the asylum where she worked, with no memory of why she is there or what she has done.
Votes: 99,374 | Gross: $59.69M
4. Ghost Story (1981)
R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Two generations of men find themselves haunted by the presence of a spectral woman. When the son of one of the elderly men returns to his hometown after his brother's mysterious death, they attempt to unravel her story.
Votes: 6,733 | Gross: $23.37M
7. The Jacket (2005)
R | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A Gulf war veteran is wrongly sent to a mental institution for insane criminals, where he becomes the object of a doctor's experiments, and his life is completely affected by them.
Votes: 102,754 | Gross: $6.30M
9. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young FBI 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: 1,106,387 | Gross: $130.74M
10. 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: 983,982 | Gross: $128.01M
11. The Game (1997)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality.
Votes: 310,114 | Gross: $48.32M
12. Donnie Darko (2001)
R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.
Votes: 688,260 | Gross: $1.48M
14. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
R | 116 min | Drama, War
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Votes: 596,994 | Gross: $46.36M
15. Frequency (2000)
PG-13 | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences.
Votes: 93,428 | Gross: $45.01M
16. Flatliners (1990)
R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Five medical students experiment with "near death" experiences, until the dark consequences of past tragedies begin to jeopardize their lives.
Votes: 74,007 | Gross: $61.49M
17. 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: 49,313 | Gross: $0.38M
18. White Noise (I) (2005)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
An architect's desire to speak with his wife from beyond the grave becomes an obsession with supernatural repercussions.
Votes: 45,027 | Gross: $56.39M
19. Frailty (2001)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A mysterious man arrives at the offices of an FBI agent and recounts his childhood: how his religious fanatic father received visions telling him to destroy people who were in fact "demons."
Votes: 70,335 | Gross: $13.10M
20. 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: 206,712 | Gross: $52.16M
21. Vanilla Sky (2001)
R | 136 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
A self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover.
Votes: 231,847 | Gross: $100.61M
22. Raising Cain (1992)
R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
The oncologist wife of a prominent child psychologist suspects her husband has an unhealthy scientific obsession with their child, unaware of what - or who - is really going on inside his head.
Votes: 12,177 | Gross: $21.37M
23. The Butterfly Effect (2004)
R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Evan Treborn suffers blackouts during significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life by reading his journal.
Votes: 415,542 | Gross: $57.94M
24. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.
Votes: 756,786 | Gross: $170.74M
25. 1408 (2007)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Horror
A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Votes: 239,015 | Gross: $71.99M
27. The Broken (2008)
R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
In London, the radiologist Gina McVey organizes a surprise birthday party to her father John McVey with her boyfriend Stefan Chambers, her brother Daniel McVey and his girlfriend Kate ... See full summary »
28. Rear Window (1954)
PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Votes: 390,517 | Gross: $36.76M
29. The Nines (2007)
R | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways.
Votes: 31,229 | Gross: $0.06M
30. The Others (2001)
PG-13 | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A woman who lives in her darkened old family house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that the home is haunted.
Votes: 309,699 | Gross: $96.52M
31. 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: 286,463 | Gross: $7.22M
32. Secret Window (2004)
PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A successful writer in the midst of a painful divorce is stalked at his remote lake house by a would-be scribe who accuses him of plagiarism.
Votes: 167,666 | Gross: $48.02M
33. Dolores Claiborne (1995)
R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman that she works for as a maid.
Votes: 34,516 | Gross: $24.36M
34. Dreamscape (1984)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
A young psychic on the run from himself is recruited by a government agency experimenting with the use of the dream-sharing technology and is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of the U.S. president.
Votes: 12,391 | Gross: $11.48M
37. Brain Dead (1990)
R | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
In a showdown of man versus machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation.
Votes: 3,199 | Gross: $1.63M
38. How Awful About Allan (1970 TV Movie)
PG | 73 min | Thriller
After an eight-month stay in a mental hospital, a tormented man comes home to live with his sister; but a mysterious boarder may be trying to kill him.
39. Bad Ronald (1974 TV Movie)
Unrated | 74 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A perverted teenage boy who lives in the walls of a house finds the house sold to a family after his mother dies, and he falls for one of the new residents.
42. Backtrack (I) (2015)
R | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Psychologist Peter Bower's life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers a strange secret about his patients. Risking his own sanity, Peter delves into his past to uncover a terrifying ... See full summary »
43. The Invitation (I) (2015)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A man accepts an invitation to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife, an unsettling affair that reopens old wounds and creates new tensions.
Votes: 66,443 | Gross: $0.23M
44. Marrowbone (2017)
R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A young man and his three younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.
Votes: 14,905 | Gross: $0.00M