Top 5 Psychological Thrillers You Can’t Afford To Miss
Some of the best psychological thrillers of all time are usually the ones that hold a perplexing mystery that is engaging yet distant. The world has seen and even lived many such psychological thrillers. Read the list below to feel the chill of ambiguity and intrigue of some such psychological thrillers.
1. Les Diaboliques
One of the oldest psychological thrillers made in 1955 is so exceptionally thrilling and sensational that it far outweighs its remake made in 1996. A sadistic boarding headmaster is killed by his mistress and wife who then throw his body in the school swimming pool. But the body miraculously disappears when the pool is drained completely. Unbearable suspense characterizes the movie when the killers and movie viewers observe sightings of the headmaster in several unexpected situations.
2. Silence of the Lambs
Anthony Hopkins plays the role of Dr. Hannibal Lecter who is the most intelligent, terrifying and despicable movie characters the world has ever seen. Jodie Foster is a young and brilliant FBI trainee who interviews an inmate of the State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. She is in the search of a psychopathic serial killer and must match to the wits of Dr. Hannibal who can let her in on the information.
A veteran cop and rookie pair in the search for a crazy serial killer whose mode of operation is to identify sinners committing each one of the Seven Deadly Sins. The killer considers himself godsend and metes out punishment to the sinners. The suspense in the film is mind blowing, especially where you want to know how the next sin is committed and what the killer’s diabolical plan is. Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt play the cops in this engulfing movie released in 1995.
4. Shutter Island
Directed by Martin Scorsese who weaves magic in his movies and released in 2010, Shutter Island stars Di Caprio. Set in 1954, a US Marshal is deployed to investigate into the mysterious disappearance of a murderess. She seems to have escaped from the State Hospital for the Criminally Insane and her whereabouts remain secretive. The story and the plot leave you guessing most of the time and therefore make you glued to the screen.
5. The Game
Sean Penn and Michael Douglas star in this 1997 thriller. An investment banker receives a voucher for a game, a mysterious birthday gift when he turns 48. Gifted by his brother, the banker pursues the gaming company and goes through a series of examinations to get certified. Although his application is rejected, his life is somehow caught up in the whirlwind of the game. He seems to have no control of situations and what ensues next is a series of thrilling moments and occurrences you await with a bated breath.
There are several best psychological thrillers of all time. Film makers have gone a long way in creating a script that appeals to the audience at large and captivates them much after credits roll. The success of a movie lies in that.