Top 10 Psychological Thrillers Of All Time

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6. Seven

Seven is a 1995 American thriller film, which also contains horror and neo-noir elements. It was directed by David Fincher and written by Andrew Kevin Walker. It stars Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman who are police detectives working in a crime-filled city, who become deeply involved in a case involving a series of sadistic murders. Each murder corresponds to one of the seven deadly sins: Gluttony, Envy, Lust, Pride, Sloth, Greed and Wrath. This is a classic movie and the plot is amazingly interesting. It will hold you to the edge of your seats and is indeed one of the best movies of all times.


7. Memento

Memento is a 2000 American psychological thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan which was adapted from his younger brother Jonathan’s short story “Memento Mori”. The film’s events unfold in two separate, alternating narratives — one in colour, and the other in black-and-white. The black-and-white sections are told in chronological order. As each sequence begins, the audience is unaware of the preceding events, just like Leonard, thereby giving the viewer a sense of his confusion. By the film’s end when the two narratives converge we understand the investigation and the events.


8. The Game

The Game is a 1997 Neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher. It tells the story of an investment banker who is given a mysterious gift: participation in a game that integrates in strange ways with his life. As the lines between the banker’s real life and the game become more uncertain, there are hints of a large conspiracy. One of the best movie of Fincher and is still a classic.


9. Fatal Attraction

Fatal Attraction is a 1987 American thriller film directed by Adrian Lyne. It is about a married man, who has a weekend affair with a woman who refuses to allow it to end and who becomes obsessed with him. The film was adapted by James Dearden and Nicholas Meyer from an earlier short film by Dearden for British television, Diversion (1980). It is a classic thriller which is counted as one of the best psychological thrillers of all times.


10. Identity

Identity is a 2003 American thriller film, directed by James Mangold and written by Michael Cooney. Strangers from all different walks of life: a limo driver escorting a movie star, parents with a young son, a cop transporting a convict, a prostitute, a young couple, and a motel manager are caught up in a nasty rainstorm, stuck at a motel in desolate Nevada. Soon they realize they may be at the motel for another reason when one by one, people start getting killed off. As tensions flare and fingers are pointed, they have to get to the bottom of why they’re there. Identity is one of the best of all times.


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