Best Psychological thrillers on Netflix
Sometimes, all we need is some thrill that leaves us on the edge of our seats- and while horror and thrillers can give you exactly that, not everyone likes gore and blood and jump scares. So, if you are one of the people who are looking for some thrill without horror, these psychological thrillers are perfect for you. From deluded fantasies to creepy stalkers, we have something for every subgenre. Read on to find our list of the best psychological thrillers that will leave you questioning what you know and what you don’t.
If you are afraid of stalkers, this movie is not for you. With a 100% score on rotten tomatoes, creep 2 is one of the best psychological thrillers out there which will leave you questioning the human psyche. It’s a sequel to creep 1 which was released back in 2014. The story follows a murderer who kills videographers for his own personal satisfaction. In the sequel, we see a struggling videographer, who meets the murderer in a cabin- where he confesses to the murders he has committed and asks her to add his story to her collection.
What follows is a series of events that will leave you questioning what is considered right and what is considered wrong. With phenomenal acting and chilling sequences that leave you on the edge of your seat, Creep 2 is perfect for you if you are not afraid of sleeping alone.
If you are not a fan of extremely dark psychological thrillers and are instead wanting a somewhat tame and easier watch thriller that is still as crazy as the other ones, Nocturnal Animals is for you. The movie follows the life of a deeply unsatisfied woman, Susan, who is an art gallery owner and now married to her second husband. Her unhappy and boring life gets shaken up when Edward, her First husband who she left a while ago, sends her the manuscript of his book. The movie goes on to show what the novel is about- Tony, a normal man who is not exactly very brave, a trait that leads to the ultimate demise of his wife and sister. Determined to catch the killer, and overcome with guilt, Tony does everything he can.
Things become creepy as the manuscript progresses and you start seeing Susan become obsessed with the fact that the manuscript is a metaphor. Nocturnal animals are as much of a psychological thriller as it is an action-packed film.
An artistic delight to watch, Cam is one of those best psychological thrillers that leave you with multiple questions. The story follows Alice, a cam girl who is obsessed with her rank. However, things take a turn for the worst when she wakes up one day to find that her account password has been changed and she has been hacked by a doppelganger who looks and sounds exactly like her. Completely distraught and unable to understand what’s going on, Alice sets out to figure out what is happening and who the fake Alice is.
The movie, while doing a great job at being a horror thriller, also goes around the topics of sex work and cam girls really well, and handles the sensitivity required when making movies with such context. The end leaves you wondering and questioning the entire premise of the movie. A perfect watch for those cold, rainy days, you can watch cam for free on TV operating by TV aerial. To get one installed by a professional, click here.
I Am Thinking of Ending Things
The short version of this thriller is that a man and women go to a farmhouse to meet the man’s parents. However, whatever bizarre things happened in the show barely covers this plotline. The movie follows a nameless girl and Jack, who are on the way to meet Jake’s parents at the farmhouse. There, however, things start going wrong. From Jake’s parents ageing and de-aging throughout to the way Jake talks, everything becomes a little more creepy. The film is shot, mostly, from the perspective of the nameless girl, whose name and occupation keep changing. This slightly concerning and pretty deluded film is perfect for those who like to work out the mysteries in the movies- for this one requires a lot of thinking!
The movie captures the elements of delusion and loneliness perfectly while delivering some of the best performances by the actors. It works on the lines of deluded male greatness, misogyny, and hallucinations, often capturing heavier topics in a lighter (and slightly creepier) way.