5 Best Psychological Thriller Movies That You Must Watch
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Predestination is one of the best psychological thriller movies, if you are interested in one. This movie revolves around the same character which is played by three different characters, Sarah Snook, Ethan Hawke and Noah Taylor. The movie begins with a slow pace and gradually takes up the pace and really messes up your once you reach towards the end of the movie. This movie has the total screen time of around one hour and thirty minutes.
Predestination was released in 2014 and has been regarded as one of the best psychological thriller movies since then. The reaction caused by this movie cannot be explained and I recommend you watch it alone to get the optimum experience. I was out of my mind and speechless once I completed this movie. The movie has received plenty awards for its cinematography, editing and many more. This movie was rated 7.5 by IMDB and was certified 84% fresh by Rotten Tomatoes.
2. Fight Club
Fight Club is a movie directed by David Fincher. If you are a movie maniac then you know what type of director he is and the quality of the movie he directs. Fight club has two major characters Tyler Durden and the narrator played by two reputed actors, Brad Pitt and Edward Nortan respectively. This movie is about a psychotic insomniac who has no peace in life and is trying constantly hard to bring balance into his life until he meets Tyler Durden and changes up his life in ways he cannot possibly imagine.
Fight Club was released in 1999 and one of the most recommended movies by a movie maniac. This movie starts with a quick pace and maintains the pace throughout the movie. I personally could not catch up with the pace and had to rewatch it three times to get the optimum experience and the final message of the movie. Fight Club was rated 8.8 by IMDB and was certified 79% fresh by Rotten Tomatoes.
3. Shutter Island
Shutter island is a movie based on a novel which was written by Dennis Lehane, who wrote the movie based on a real place he had visited when he was a child. This movie was directed by Martin Scorsese, who is regarded as one of the best director in the industry. Shutter island is a movie that is played by two major characters with the leading role of Leonardo De Caprio who plays the character Teddy and the supporting role of Mark Ruffalo who plays the character Chuck. Shutter island is a story of Teddy who is a US Marshal, solving the case of the murder of his wife.
Shutter island is a movie with an amazing writing and a very clenching screenplay with an unexpected series of events which constantly hold you tight on the edge of your seat. I recommend you watch this movie to experience the plot twist this movie offers. I personally find this movie mind-blowing and I have re-watched this movie multiple times to reminisce about the amazing acting and plot of the movie. Shutter Island was rated 8.2 by IMDB and was certified 68% fresh by Rotten Tomatoes.
4. The Butterfly Effect
Released in 2004, The Butterfly Effect is one the best psychological movie that basically plays around the story. This story revolves around a theory of the effect of tiny change in event that can cause a massive change in the future. The main lead of this movie is Evan that is played by Ashton Kutcher, female lead being Kayleigh that is played by Amy Smart. This movie is especially for those movie lovers who are interested in time paradoxes.
The Butterfly Effect movie is a trilogy, but I recommend the first one released in 2004, as I consider this one the best. This movie is kind of all over the and takes your emotions on a rollercoaster ride. This movie has a touching motive as well and makes you cherish the best decisions you have taken in life. This movie won the audience award and was nominated the best sci-fi movie of the year. The Butterfly Effect was rated 5.7 by IMDB and was certified 33% rotten by Rotten Tomatoes.
5. The Prestige
The Prestige is a movie about two magicians who are constantly trying to prove they are better than each other. The magicians take the competition so seriously that they receive huge fame and money but at serious consequences and sacrifices. This movie was directed by Christopher Nolan and was released in 2006. The major characters in this movie are Alfred and Robert who are the two magicians who are played by Chirstian Bale and Huge Jackman. The female lead character is Olivia, is played by Scarlett Johansson. The notable characters are Nikola Tesla and John Cutter are played by David Bowie and Micheal Caine respectively.
The Prestige has a plot twist at the end of the movie that is going to make you profound. This movie has the perfect combination of magic and thriller which is why it is regarded as one of the best psychological thriller movie. I personally loved this movie as I am a huge fan of both magic and thriller. This movie was rated 8.5 by IMDB and was certified 76% fresh by Rotten Tomatoes.
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