Top Ten Psychological Thrillers of All time

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1The Silence of the Lambs

This was the first horror movie I ever saw and it is still my favorite. The point of it is to get under your your skin (literally), and I've seen it at least three times and it still manages to freak me out. I love it.

Nothing beats it. Especially the heart-racing aura generated by Hopkins. Not to mention Foster's exquisite performance as a trainee FBI agent getting psychoanalyzed by a ruthless serial killer. - deltaop007

Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster are so amazing in this movie, it is so great watching these two in this movie

This is one of the best movies of all time, all though I still think that it is underrated

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2Shutter Island

The first time viewing this movie is a true cinematic pleasure. This is a true psychological film that really messes with your mind and makes you question what's reality and what's not. I've seen this film so many times and I always enjoy how brilliantly created it is. One of my favourite films of all time for sure.

Mind Blowing this movie is really great it keeps you on the edge of your seat through out the whole movie

The only movie that really played on my mind. What to believe and what not to believe. Brilliant film.

One of the best movies I've ever seen, this is the epitome of how a movie should be made.

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3Misery

The best psychological thriller that has been written. With only two main characters, the suspense is kept going throughout and not once falls flat. Kathy Bates is superb as Annie Wilkes; depressed, unhinged "number one fan" of writer Paul Sheldon.
I believe this was James Caan's most trying role, since an active actor, had to remain immobile for a lot of the film.
Incredible story by Stephen King, incredible acting by Kathy Bates and James Caan and just an incredible film. - Britgirl

4The Sixth Sense

ULTIMATELY MINDBLOWING, THE NUMBER SUSPENSE THRILLER OF ALL TIME! WHO DOESN'T GET SURPIRSED AND ENTERTAINED BY THI MOVIE, HALEY JOEL OSMONT THE GREATEST CHILD ACTOR OF ALL TIME

ACTUALLY GOT NOMINATED FOR AN OSCAR

BRUCE WILLIS IS STELLER

AMAZING ENDING

POSSIBLY ONE OF THE GREATEST OR EVEN GREATEST OF ALL TIME!

Bruce willis is so great in this movie, it s without a doubt the best movie ending. Haley joel Osmont is should have won an oscar for this movie, he got nominated. They really made this movie what it is right now.

5Memento

One of the perfect example of epic direction by nolan. If this movie was told in chronological order, there was absolutely nothing. But the way it is now makes it the best movie in this list

Loved how Christopher Nolan rearranged all the scenes. Fantastic filmmaking. Two thumbs up!

This movie deserves more credit, its absolutely a masterpiece

6The Exorcist
7Psycho

Psycho is a classic and should be remembered throughout Hollywood history!

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8Rear Window
9Seven

What happened to the greatest thriller of all time? Why not higher up? - Beatlesboy9

10Cape Fear

Robert De Niro's finest hour. Max Cady is so terrifying. - Britgirl

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12Saw

SAW definitely deserves to be in top 10... I still get those eerie feelings when I hear JIGSAW say... "I WANNA PLAY A GAME"... I wish there was a 8th part too...

The ending of the very first Saw shook my bones and made my blood run cold.
Amazingly clever concept by the writer. This film makes you think about your life and how you live it. It makes you appreciate the small things in life.
Having said this, sadly the sequels fell flat and became repetitive and predictable. - Britgirl

13Vertigo
14Single White Female
15Orphan
16Unlawful Entry
17The Bone Collector
18Black Swan

I watched this last night in bed. I was a little disappointed to be honest, especially after hearing such great reviews about it. If it's on T.V. again and I'm not doing more anything interesting like...oh, I don't know...dying, then I may watch it from behind my eyelids as it's the best viewing angle.
It's OK at best.
AND WHY THE HECKY-PECK ISN'T STEPHEN KING'S MISERY IN THE TOP TEN?! Unbelievable... - Britgirl

19Insomnia
20The Dark Knight

The movie was so suspenseful. I was on the edge of of my seat the entire time. Great direction and acting

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1. Misery
2. Cape Fear
3. Single White Female
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1. Cape Fear
2. Orphan
3. The Silence of the Lambs
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1. Misery
2. Psycho
3. The Exorcist
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