films The Best Suspense Movies on Netflix

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If watching horror movies gives you the heebie jeebies, but action movies always seem too predictable, these suspense movies on Netflix are the perfect balance between the two. The best suspense movies streaming on Netflix use psychological tactics to send chills down your spine, but aren't necessarily always overtly frightening.

 

The Silence of the Lambs doesn't use cheap pop-up scare tactics, but instead uses heavy, deliberate gore to draw viewers into the deranged mind of Dr. Hannibal Lecter. It is the epitome of classic suspense flicks, and will have you crawling out of your skin. Likewise, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is a badass action/suspense movie with a killer female protagonist - Lisbeth Salander - who teams up with Mikael Bloomvist to solve a cold-case murder in a deeply troubled family.

 

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Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Oldboy Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Dae-han Ji

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Trespass Nicole Kidman, Nicolas Cage, Cam Gigandet

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman

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All Good Things Kirsten Dunst, Ryan Gosling, Kristen Wiig

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Switchback Jared Leto, Dennis Quaid, Danny Glover

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

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The Samaritan Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Negga

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Stolen Nicolas Cage, Malin Åkerman, Josh Lucas

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