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The Best Psychological Thriller Movies on Netflix 

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Updated July 10, 2020 11k votes 3.4k voters 241.8k views 22 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 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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Hush is a 2016 American horror thriller film directed by Mike Flanagan. A deaf writer (Kate Siegel) must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer (John Gallagher Jr.) appears at her window. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan

Directed by: Mike Flanagan

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The Autopsy of Jane Doe is a 2016 American horror film directed by Norwegian André Øvredal. It stars Emile Hirsch and Brian Cox as father-and-son coroners who experience supernatural phenomena while examining the body of an unidentified woman (played by Olwen Kelly). It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2016, and was released on December 21. It is Øvredal's first English-language film. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch

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Would You Rather is a 2012 American horror film starring Brittany Snow and Jeffrey Combs. It is based on the party game "would you rather," and centers on Snow's character, Iris, as she attends a dinner party, where she must partake in a life-threatening game to help her sick brother secure a donor. The film premiered at Screamfest 2012. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Sasha Grey, Brittany Snow, June Squibb, Jeffrey Combs, John Heard, + more

Released: 2012

Directed by: David Guy Levy

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Gerald's Game is a 2017 American survival horror film directed by Mike Flanagan, based on Stephen King's novel. While trying to spice up their marriage in their remote lake house, Jessie (Carla Gugino) must fight to survive when her husband dies unexpectedly, leaving her handcuffed to their bed frame. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Carol Stuycken, Henry Thomas, Kate Siegel

Directed by: Mike Flanagan

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