Favorite Psychological Thrillers

by Tiger_Moon | created - 08 May 2015 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

Or similar kinds of movies....just thought of keeping a list of some of the ones I enjoyed.

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1. Memento (2000)

R | 113 min | Mystery, Thriller

80 Metascore

A man with short-term memory loss attempts to track down his wife's murderer.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Votes: 1,004,208 | Gross: $25.54M

2. Exam (2009)

Not Rated | 101 min | Mystery, Thriller

Eight candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a final test with just one question. It seems simple yet confusing that soon, tensions begin to unravel.

Director: Stuart Hazeldine | Stars: Adar Beck, Gemma Chan, Nathalie Cox, John Lloyd Fillingham

Votes: 91,806

3. Shutter Island (2010)

R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

63 Metascore

In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 969,621 | Gross: $128.01M

4. First Snow (2006)

R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

58 Metascore

A psychic's ominous reading sends a man into a tailspin.

Director: Mark Fergus | Stars: Guy Pearce, Piper Perabo, William Fichtner, Steven Michael Quezada

Votes: 7,424

5. 13 Sins (2014)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

44 Metascore

A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last.

Director: Daniel Stamm | Stars: Mark Webber, Devon Graye, Tom Bower, Rutina Wesley

Votes: 28,619 | Gross: $0.01M

6. Unknown (2006)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

44 Metascore

Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.

Director: Simon Brand | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Greg Kinnear, Bridget Moynahan, Joe Pantoliano

Votes: 27,861 | Gross: $0.14M

7. The Perfect Host (2010)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

48 Metascore

An on-the-run convict looking for temporary cover finds it at the house of a very colorful character.

Director: Nick Tomnay | Stars: David Hyde Pierce, Clayne Crawford, Nathaniel Parker, Tyrees Allen

Votes: 23,095 | Gross: $0.05M

8. Cube (1997)

R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

61 Metascore

6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller

Votes: 185,969 | Gross: $0.50M

9. Cube²: Hypercube (2002)

R | 94 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Eight strangers awaken with no memory, in a puzzling cube-shaped room where the laws of physics do not always apply.

Director: Andrzej Sekula | Stars: Kari Matchett, Geraint Wyn Davies, Grace Lynn Kung, Matthew Ferguson

Votes: 57,208

10. Cube Zero (2004)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A young man whose job is to watch over the Cube endeavours to rescue an innocent woman trapped in one of its rooms.

Director: Ernie Barbarash | Stars: Zachary Bennett, Stephanie Moore, Martin Roach, Michael Riley

Votes: 33,001

11. Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

53 Metascore

A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley, Morgan Freeman, Lucy Liu

Votes: 285,029 | Gross: $22.49M

12. Retreat (I) (2011)

R | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

Kate and Martin escape from personal tragedy to an Island Retreat. Cut off from the outside world, their attempts to recover are shattered when a Man is washed ashore, with news of airborne killer disease that is sweeping through Europe.

Director: Carl Tibbetts | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Thandie Newton, Jamie Bell, Jimmy Yuill

Votes: 10,364

13. Breathing Room (I) (2008)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Thrown naked into a desolate room with thirteen strangers, Tonya discovers that she is the final contestant in a deadly game. Restrained by lethal electronic collars, the players must ... See full summary »

Directors: John Suits, Gabriel Cowan | Stars: Ailsa Marshall, Michael McLafferty, David Higlen, Brad Culver

Votes: 3,245

14. Enter Nowhere (2011)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Three strangers arrive one by one at a mysterious cabin in the middle of nowhere only to learn they've been brought together for a reason.

Director: Jack Heller | Stars: Katherine Waterston, Scott Eastwood, Sara Paxton, Shaun Sipos

Votes: 7,005

15. Joy Ride (2001)

R | 97 min | Mystery, Thriller

75 Metascore

Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Steve Zahn, Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Jessica Bowman

Votes: 59,142 | Gross: $21.97M

16. Arlington Road (1999)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

65 Metascore

A man begins to suspect his neighbors are not what they appear to be and their secrets could be deadly.

Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Hope Davis

Votes: 75,640 | Gross: $24.36M

17. Red Eye (2005)

PG-13 | 85 min | Mystery, Thriller

71 Metascore

A woman is kidnapped by a stranger on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father, she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in offing a politician.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox, Laura Johnson

Votes: 103,568 | Gross: $57.89M

18. Mindhunters (2004)

R | 106 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

33 Metascore

Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Val Kilmer, LL Cool J, Christian Slater, Eion Bailey

Votes: 54,291 | Gross: $4.48M

19. Five Fingers (2006)

R | 87 min | Drama, Thriller

In Morocco to assist with the creation of a food charity, a Dutchman is abducted by a terrorist.

Director: Laurence Malkin | Stars: Mimi Ferrer, Laurence Fishburne, Touriya Haoud, Isa Hoes

Votes: 7,440

20. The Experiment (2010)

R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

26 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.

Director: Paul Scheuring | Stars: Adrien Brody, Cam Gigandet, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace

Votes: 47,164

21. The Forgotten (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

43 Metascore

After being told that their children never existed, a man and woman soon discover there is a much bigger enemy at work.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Julianne Moore, Dominic West, Christopher Kovaleski, Matthew Pleszewicz

Votes: 61,155 | Gross: $66.64M

22. Night Train (I) (2009)

R | 83 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

Two passengers and the conductor discover that a man has passed away on their night train cabin. They come across a mysterious object in a box the dead man was carrying and they all wish to keep for themselves.

Director: Brian King | Stars: Danny Glover, Leelee Sobieski, Steve Zahn, Matthias Schweighöfer

Votes: 8,463

23. The Employer (2013)

TV-MA | 90 min | Thriller

Five highly qualified applicants interview for a coveted job. On the night before the last round of interviews, they are all kidnapped and drugged. The next day, they wake up trapped together in a locked room without any hope of escape.

Director: Frank Merle | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, David Dastmalchian, Paige Howard, Michael DeLorenzo

Votes: 1,116

24. Buried (2010)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

65 Metascore

Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.

Director: Rodrigo Cortés | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, José Luis García Pérez, Robert Paterson, Stephen Tobolowsky

Votes: 136,180 | Gross: $1.03M

25. The Box (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

47 Metascore

A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don't know.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella, James Rebhorn

Votes: 83,725 | Gross: $15.05M

26. The Killing Room (2009)

R | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller

Four individuals sign up for a psychological research study only to discover that they are now subjects of a brutal, classified government program.

Director: Jonathan Liebesman | Stars: Nick Cannon, Clea DuVall, Timothy Hutton, Chloë Sevigny

Votes: 12,725

27. Boot Camp (2008)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A group of at-risk teens are sent to a what they think is a rehabilitation program on Fiji, but it's really a prison-like camp where kids are abused and brainwashed.

Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: Mila Kunis, Gregory Smith, Peter Stormare, Regine Nehy

Votes: 8,034

28. The 4th Floor (1999)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A woman inherits a rent-controlled apartment and is terrorized by a neighbor.

Director: Josh Klausner | Stars: Juliette Lewis, William Hurt, Shelley Duvall, Austin Pendleton

Votes: 4,132

29. Nine Dead (2010)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Nine strangers are kidnapped and forced to figure out the connection they have to each other as one has to die every ten minutes.

Director: Chris Shadley | Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, William Lee Scott, John Terry, James C. Victor

Votes: 11,098

30. Funny Games (2007)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

44 Metascore

Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet

Votes: 81,374 | Gross: $1.29M

31. Devil (2010)

PG-13 | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

44 Metascore

A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.

Director: John Erick Dowdle | Stars: Chris Messina, Caroline Dhavernas, Bokeem Woodbine, Logan Marshall-Green

Votes: 119,669 | Gross: $33.58M

32. 1408 (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Horror

64 Metascore

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.

Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack, Paul Birchard

Votes: 237,446 | Gross: $71.99M

33. P2 (2007)

R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

37 Metascore

A businesswoman is pursued by a psychopath after being locked in a parking garage on Christmas Eve.

Director: Franck Khalfoun | Stars: Rachel Nichols, Wes Bentley, Simon Reynolds, Philip Akin

Votes: 29,019 | Gross: $3.99M

34. The Prestige (2006)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

After a tragic accident, two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

Votes: 1,030,401 | Gross: $53.09M

35. Time Lapse (2014)

Not Rated | 104 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

50 Metascore

Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures twenty-four hours into the future, and conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop.

Director: Bradley King | Stars: Danielle Panabaker, Matt O'Leary, George Finn, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 36,409

36. The Gift (VI) (2015)

R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

77 Metascore

A young married couple's lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband's past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years.

Director: Joel Edgerton | Stars: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton, Allison Tolman

Votes: 118,804 | Gross: $43.77M

37. Coherence (2013)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

Strange things begin to happen when a group of friends gather for a dinner party on an evening when a comet is passing overhead.

Director: James Ward Byrkit | Stars: Emily Baldoni, Maury Sterling, Nicholas Brendon, Elizabeth Gracen

Votes: 84,880 | Gross: $0.07M

38. Predestination (I) (2014)

R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The chase turns into a unique, surprising and mind-bending exploration of love, fate, identity and time travel taboos.

Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor, Madeleine West

Votes: 217,935 | Gross: $0.07M

39. The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

36 Metascore

A computer scientist running a virtual reality simulation of 1937 becomes the primary suspect when his colleague and mentor is murdered.

Director: Josef Rusnak | Stars: Craig Bierko, Gretchen Mol, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 60,144 | Gross: $15.50M

40. Triangle (2009)

R | 99 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

A group of friends suffer a yachting accident and take refuge on a cruise drifting on the open sea, but quickly realize they were better off on the upturned yacht

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Melissa George, Joshua McIvor, Jack Taylor, Michael Dorman

Votes: 86,345

41. Brake (I) (2012)

R | 92 min | Thriller

38 Metascore

A Secret Service Agent is held captive in the trunk of a car and endures mental and physical torture as terrorists attempt to extract information for their plot against the President of the United States.

Director: Gabe Torres | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Chyler Leigh, JR Bourne, Tom Berenger

Votes: 10,871 | Gross: $0.00M

42. It Follows (2014)

R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery

83 Metascore

A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter.

Director: David Robert Mitchell | Stars: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe

Votes: 173,697 | Gross: $14.67M

43. The Invitation (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

74 Metascore

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.

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Michiel Huisman, Tammy Blanchard

Votes: 63,919 | Gross: $0.23M

44. Identity (2003)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

64 Metascore

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.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, John Hawkes

Votes: 204,676 | Gross: $52.16M

45. Spinning Man (2018)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

44 Metascore

A happily married professor, known for having many affairs with students, becomes the prime suspect when a young woman has gone missing.

Director: Simon Kaijser | Stars: Guy Pearce, Pierce Brosnan, Minnie Driver, Alexandra Shipp

Votes: 5,534



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