5 Psychological Thrillers Ranked As The Best Of The Genre

The adrenaline rush of psychological thrillers can be addictive. If you are already a fan of the genre, you may have seen some of these films and if not, here is a list with the best ranked movies of this genre.

Psychosis (1960)

A classic of classics. Years can pass by but Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece continues to give new generations goosebumps in the same way it did the first time the world heard Janet Leigh cry in the shower. If you want to be scared for real, let Mr. Hitchcock do it himself with a little help from Anthony Perkins.

Gone Girl (2014)

The adaptation of the book of the same name under the direction of David Fincher didn’t disappoint at all. Expectations for this film were really high before its premiere and it was even better than expected. No matter how many times you watch it, you get carried away by this story with one of the most unexpected twists in the history of cinema.

Shutter Island (2010)

In this thriller Martin Scorsese made it very clear that he is not only good at gangster movies. The director joined forces with Leonardo DiCaprio to tell a story of crime, madness and love. With an all-star cast also composed of Mark Ruffalo and Michelle Williams, the film focuses on the investigation of the mysterious escape of a woman who was admitted to a fortress-like asylum located on a remote, windswept island. It’s one of those movies where a lot of what you see isn’t really what you think it is.

Changeling (2008)

Angelina Jolie stars in this psychological thriller directed by Clint Eastwood, in which a desperate mother gives life in 1928 whose son disappears. When the polices say they have found him. Her son goes back but she assures that he is not the same child that it’s not hers but nobody believes her.

1922 (2017)

This suspense thriller follows the story of Wilfred James, played by Thomas Jane, a farmer who confesses to taking his wife’s life in 1922 with the help of their teenage son. Needless to say,  they committed a crime that will bring terrible consequences.

What do you think about these movies?

Author: Cece

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