• Shivam Singh

5 Psychological Thriller Movies that will mess with your head

Updated: Dec 15, 2020

Ask a regular moviegoer, why does he/she go to the movies? To be entertained? Or to just have fun? Most people go to the movies for similar reasons and a very few amount of people will that they're going to the movie to experience a completely different reality or possibility or to have their minds completely twisted.

But there's this whole genre of movies that (people secretly love) constantly pushes the envelope of the movie-watching experience by letting the audience put their minds to heavy use while building a sheer level of suspense alongside. We picked the 5 best movies out of the Psychological Thriller Genre for you to watch! Let's get started.

These movies are our genuine picks and are on this list because we loved them! There are more of such amazing movies and if you like this list leave a comment below and we will come up with another list of movies soon!

Shutter Island (2010)

Starting the list with Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo's Shutter Island. Teddy Daniels(Leo) and Chuck Aule(Mark), two US Marshals are sent to a remote island to look for a missing patient from an asylum on that island, where Teddy uncovers a shocking truth about the place. The movie keeps you hooked up as the protagonist starts to uncover to secrets of the place, the suspense builds up nicely until the end where most minds are completely blown.

Where to watch: Netflix

The Butterfly Effect (2004)

Based on the chaos theory, this movie starring Ashton Kutcher deals with many alternative narratives of the main character, and how a single act has multiple consequences into how things pan out. Just like any time-travel story, Evan(Ashton Kutcher) gets severe headaches that cause him to suffer blackouts. While unconscious, he can travel back in time and alter the past but this causes drastic changes in his present life. Love Time-travel movies? This is the movie to watch!

Where to watch: Netflix

The Sixth Sense (1999)

This movie is infamous for its ending scene as it changes the whole perspective of the audience in just a couple for seconds. Malcolm Crowe(Bruce Wills), a child psychologist starts treating a young boy who becomes the medium of communication between Crowe and a slew of unhappy spirits around. A genuinely haunting thriller movie - this one leaves a person thinking about the same, even hours after watching the movie.

Where to watch: Youtube

The Prestige (2006)

Starring Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman, This movie is about two friends and fellow magicians that become bitter enemies after a sudden tragedy. As they devote themselves to this rivalry, they make sacrifices that bring them fame but with terrible consequences. This movie is Cinema at it's best. Being hooked with the building suspense until the end where everything goes south. A must watch!

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

Fight Club (1999)

The IMDb's top 10 movies of all time and our personal favorite, this movie won't let you off its hook even for a single second. Discontented with his capitalistic lifestyle, a white-collared insomniac forms an underground fight club with Tyler, a careless soap salesman. The project soon spirals down into something sinister. The movie will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout and the ending is astonishing it will keep you awake all night. A true masterpiece!

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

And that was the list! Do watch these movies and don't forget to leave a like and comment if you want more of such lists! Cheers.

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