The Scariest Psychological Thrillers of All Time Films
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The Scariest Psychological Thrillers of All Time

List Criteria: Psychological thriller movies and psychological horror films only - no slasher flicks

A list of the Scariest Psychological Thrillers of All Time. Are you a fan of psychological thrillers? Browse through this list of the scariest psychological thrillers of all time to find a movie that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat the entire time. Listed in order of the most popular scariest psychological thriller to the least popular, you can easily see which scary movie was good enough to earn top ranking. If a particular favorite is on the bottom of the list, go ahead and vote for it so that it can be raised higher on the list.

If you know of a great psychological thriller that isn’t listed, go ahead and add it to the list so that others can begin watching it too. Horror movies with plenty of blood and gore are fairly easy to find, but it can sometimes be difficult to find just the right scary movie that has more of a psychological plot. With this handy list, you will be able to pick some great psychological thrillers for a scary movie marathon.

Movies like “Sixth Sense” and the “Secret Window” keep the viewer guessing until the end, with plenty of thrills along the way. And, there are many other great psychological thrillers to choose from as well. Go ahead and look through the list. You may find a new favorite psychological thriller that you’ll never tire of watching!

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    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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    added by oldrocker Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh

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    added by stokified Edward Norton, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes

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    Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder

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    Béatrice Dalle, Tahar Rahim, Dominique Frot

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    added by gigantricks Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, Jeanne Tripplehorn

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    added by duron.mauricio Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Peter Wyngarde

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