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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. 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.

Seven is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies on Netflix
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Seven is a 1995 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher. The film stars Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, with Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey, John C. McGinley, and Kevin Spacey in supporting roles. It was directed by David Fincher based on a screenplay by Andrew Kevin Walker. The newly transferred David Mills and the soon-to-retire William Somerset are homicide detectives who become deeply involved in the case of a sadistic serial killer whose meticulously planned murders correspond to the seven deadly sins: gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, pride, lust, and envy. The film was released in the United States on September 22, 1995. Grossing $327 million at the box office ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, R. Lee Ermey, + more

Initial Release: 1995

Directed by: David Fincher

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The Invitation

The Last Letter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies on Netflix
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Actors: Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Aiden Lovekamp, Michelle Krusiec, Mike Doyle, + more

Initial Release: 2015

Directed by: Karyn Kusama

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Red Dragon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies on Netflix
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Red Dragon is a 2002 American psychological thriller film based on Thomas Harris' novel of the same name, featuring psychiatrist and serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter. It is a prequel to The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal. The novel was originally adapted in the film Manhunter. The film was directed by Brett Ratner and written for the screen by Ted Tally, who also wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-winning The Silence of the Lambs. It stars Anthony Hopkins as Lecter, a role he played twice before in The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, and Edward Norton as FBI agent Will Graham. The film also stars Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel, Emily Watson, Mary-Louise Parker and Philip Seymour ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Mary-Louise Parker, Philip Seymour Hoffman, + more

Initial Release: 2002

Directed by: Brett Ratner

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The Babadook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies on Netflix
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The Babadook is a 2014 Australian psychological horror film, written and directed by Jennifer Kent, in which a woman and her son are tormented by a "boogie-man" type monster. The film stars Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman, while Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, and Ben Winspear appear in supporting roles. The Babadook was produced by Causeway Films and is based on the short film Monster, also written and directed by Kent. The film was shown at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and received widespread critical acclaim. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Adam Morgan, Hayley McElhinney, Craig Behenna, + more

Initial Release: 2014

Directed by: Jennifer Kent

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