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The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix

Updated October 19, 2020 6.9k votes 3.5k voters 247.9k views36 items

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. If you're ready to leap beyond the paltry jump 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 get ready to be thrilled by plot twist after plot twist.

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    Hush is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix
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    Hush

    Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr.

    Released2016

    Directed byMike Flanagan

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    Would You Rather is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix
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    Would You Rather

    Sasha Grey, Brittany Snow

    Released2012

    Directed byDavid Guy Levy

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    Gerald's Game is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix
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    Gerald's Game

    Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood

    Directed byMike Flanagan

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    The Invitation is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix
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    The Invitation

    Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi

    Released2015

    Directed byKaryn Kusama

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    The Ritual is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix
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    The Ritual

    Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Bruckner

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    Cam is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix
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    Cam

    Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh

    Released2018

    Directed byDaniel Goldhaber

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    Clinical is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix
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    Clinical

    Vinessa Shaw, Kevin Rahm

    Released2017

    Directed byAlistair Legrand

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    Hold the Dark is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix
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    Hold the Dark

    Alexander Skarsgård, Riley Keough

    Released2018

    Directed byJeremy Saulnier

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    The Open House is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix
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    The Open House

    Dylan Minnette, Piercey Dalton

    Released2018

    Directed byMatt Angel, Suzanne Coote

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    Buster's Mal Heart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix
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    Buster's Mal Heart

    Rami Malek, DJ Qualls

    Released2016

    Directed bySarah Adina Smith

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    Secret Obsession is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix
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    Secret Obsession

    Brenda Song, Mike Vogel

    Released2019

    Directed byPeter Sullivan

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    Erased is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix
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    Erased

    Olga Kurylenko, Aaron Eckhart

    Released2012

    Directed byPhilipp Stölzl

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    White Chamber is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix
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    White Chamber

    Shauna Macdonald, Oded Fehr

    Released2019

    Directed byPaul Raschid

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    Horse Girl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix
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    Horse Girl

    Alison Brie, Robin Tunney

    Released2020

    Directed byJeff Baena

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    The Interview is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix
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    The Interview

    Hugo Weaving, Michael Caton

    Released1998

    Directed byCraig Monahan

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    Zodiac is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix
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    Zodiac

    Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Fincher

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    The Roommate is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix
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    The Roommate

    Nina Dobrev, Leighton Meester

    Released2011

    Directed byChristian E. Christiansen

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    House at the End of the Street is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix
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    House at the End of the Street

    Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue

    Released2012

    Directed byMark Tonderai

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    The Frozen Ground is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix
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    The Frozen Ground

    Vanessa Hudgens, Nicolas Cage

    Released2013

    Directed byScott Walker

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    Self/less is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix
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    Self/less

    Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley

    Released2015

    Directed byTarsem Singh

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    Secret in Their Eyes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix
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    Secret in Their Eyes

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman

    Released2015

    Directed byBilly Ray

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    Beneath the Leaves is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix
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    Beneath the Leaves

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    The Autopsy of Jane Doe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix
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    The Autopsy of Jane Doe

    Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch
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    Circle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix
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    Circle

    Carter Jenkins, Lawrence Kao

    Directed byAaron Hann, Mario Miscione

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    The Killing of a Sacred Deer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Netflix
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    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman

    Directed byYorgos Lanthimos

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