films The Best Psychological Thriller Movies on Netflix  

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The best psychological thriller films don't have cheap scares or ghosts that flash onto the screen without warning. Instead, their twisted messages will seep into your brain, and make you fear every silent moment. This list of the best psychological thriller movies on Netflix promises to keep your palms sweaty and your heart pumping.

Some wonderfully disturbing performances run throughout this Netflix thrillers list: Robert De Niro as a vicious ex-con in Cape Fear, Sharon Stone's questionable killer femme in Basic Instinct, and Ellen Page's disturbing role in Hard Candy.

If you're ready to leap beyond the paltry scares of lesser horror films and into the core-rattling ones of these classics, then this list of the best psychological thrillers on Netflix is the one for you. Vote up the best psychological thriller films streaming on Netflix, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.

 

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Basic Instinct Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, Jeanne Tripplehorn

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The Shining Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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Memento Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

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The Manchurian Candidate Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Vera Farmiga

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Exam Gemma Chan, Colin Salmon, Jimi Mistry

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We Need to Talk About Kevin Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller

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Dream House Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz, Daniel Craig

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The Good Son Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, David Morse

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The Babadook Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Adam Morgan

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The Lazarus Project Paul Walker, Piper Perabo, Linda Cardellini

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The Perfect Host David Hyde Pierce, Helen Reddy, Nathaniel Parker

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The Invitation Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Aiden Lovekamp

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Rear Window Daryl Hannah, Christopher Reeve, Robert Forster

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Reasonable Doubt Samuel L. Jackson, Dominic Cooper, Gloria Reuben

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The Hunter Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Frances O'Connor

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After the Dark James D'Arcy, Sophie Lowe, Daryl Sabara

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The Snowtown Murders Lucas Pittaway, Daniel Henshall, Louise Harris

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The Double Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Two Faces of January Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac

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Fractured Vinnie Jones, Callum Blue, Indigo - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Scribbler Sasha Grey, Katie Cassidy

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Trespass Nicole Kidman, Nicolas Cage, Cam Gigandet

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Brake Tom Berenger, Chyler Leigh, Stephen Dorff

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Amber Alert Alaina Huffman, Barry Flatman, Damon Runyan

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Grand Piano Elijah Wood, John Cusack, Tamsin Egerton

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Sangre de Mi Sangre Jesús Ochoa, Paola Mendoza, Jorge Adrián Espíndola

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The Tortured Erika Christensen, Jesse Metcalfe, Bill Moseley

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Karla Laura Prepon, Misha Collins, Brandon Routh

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Dark Tourist Melanie Griffith, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Michael Cudlitz

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Abattoir Jessica Lowndes, Joe Anderson, Lin Shaye

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Crave Edward Furlong, Ron Perlman, Richard Speight