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.  

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The Invitation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Netflix
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The Invitation

Actors: Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Aiden Lovekamp, Michelle Krusiec, Mike Doyle, + more

Released: 2015

Directed by: Karyn Kusama

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The Secret in Their Eyes is a 2009 Argentine crime thriller film directed, produced and edited by Juan José Campanella and written by Eduardo Sacheri and Campanella, based on Sacheri's novel La pregunta de sus ojos. The film, a joint production of Argentine and Spanish companies, stars Ricardo Darín and Soledad Villamil. The story unearths the buried romance between a retired judiciary employee and a judge who worked together a quarter century ago. They recount their efforts on an unsolved 1974 rape and murder that is an obsession not only for them, but for the victim's husband and the killer. The double setting frames the period of Argentina's Dirty War, a violent time when criminality ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Ricardo Darín, Mariano Argento, Soledad Villamil, Guillermo Francella, Pablo Rago, + more

Released: 2009

Directed by: Juan José Campanella

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The Sixth Sense is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Netflix
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The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American supernatural thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film tells the story of Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), a troubled, isolated boy who is able to see and talk to spirits, and an equally troubled child psychologist who tries to help him. The film established Shyamalan as a writer and director, and introduced the cinema public to his traits, most notably his affinity for surprise endings. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, M. Night Shyamalan, + more

Released: 1999

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

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Actors: Sandra Bullock, Trevante

Released: 2018

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