We don’t always look up to a soothing show, sometimes it’s all about excitement, thrill, and goosebumps.
From split personalities to revenge conspiracies, we are going to list the 5 Best Psychological Thrillers on Netflix with the most intriguing, breathtaking, and mind-twisting plots (just might deprive you of sleep).
So, grab on to seats with your partner (pets, allowed too) and switch to Daduum!
5 Best Psychological Thrillers on Netflix
1. Nocturnal Animals (2016)
- Director – Tom Ford.
- Cast – Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
The story revolves around Susan Morrow (Amy Adams) receiving the manuscript of a novel named ‘Nocturnal Animals’ written by her ex-husband, Edward Sheffield (Jake Gyllenhaal).
Enchanted and stimulated by the novel, it drives her to reminisce about him and a major turn of events follows. Enjoy Jake’s terrific acting with the plot that makes it seem that the novel is the reality but it’s not.
It’s a type of movie that will leave you thinking with the conclusion. Top in our list of best psychological thrillers on Netflix, this one is must watch.
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2. Shutter Island (2010)
- Director – Martin Scorsese.
- Cast – Leonardo Di Caprio, Mark Ruffalo, Michelle Williams.
Two of the most versatile stars Leonardo and Mark working together in this thriller as US Marshalls who are sent to an asylum on an eponymous island in order to investigate the escaped patient.
The plot starts off real simple but the actual reveal about Teddy (Leonardo Di Caprio) will surely bedazzle you.
What makes this story apart from any other thriller, is the use of role-playing in disguise of plot progression (not going to explain, or else it will be a spoiler).
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3. In the Tall Grass (2019)
- Director – Vincenzo Natali.
- Cast – Patrick Wilson, Laysla De Oliveira, Avery Whitted.
The plot kicks off with Becky (Laysla De Oliveira) and Cal (Avery Whitted) trying to rescue the child who was screaming from the middle of the tall grasses.
Following the voice, resulted in losing track of the path and the supernatural events soon follow as well. This story might not make sense at a first glance but surely has some metaphorical quotes and underlying meaning.
4. You (2018)
- Director – Lee Toland Krieger.
- Cast – Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail.
It’s one of the best psychological thriller series out there on Netflix. Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) plays the role of both protagonist and antagonist at the same time.
‘You’ explores how far can obsessive love and twisted personality lead. From stalking to removing people who come in the way, just for attention is an instance to show how Joe was.
The show brilliantly tunnels the audience into thinking that Joe is right but also reminds: he is the bad guy. Psychological warfare is top-notch and will make your eyes glued to the screen.
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5. Creep (2014)
- Director – Patrick Kake-Brice.
- Cast – Mark Duplass, Patrick Kake-Brice, Katie Aselton.
The story starts with Patrick Brice taking up a one-day job of recording the last wishes of a brain tumor patient, Josef (Mark Duplass). Obviously, that is the very usual and sympathetic wish of a dying man.
The plot picks up its core when we come to know about how Josef frames things in order to manipulate and being the ultimate ‘creep’ you can never think of. The conclusion is scary and it seemed like every point in the story led to this.
Overall, a bit predictable but keeps you on edge.