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The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder 

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Updated July 2, 2020 83 votes 12 voters 1.6k views 31 items

List Rules Only Psychological Thriller movies found on the Shudder streaming service.

Are you into movies where fear, anxiety, delusion, and skewed perception infect its characters, sometimes even the film’s protagonist? If so, here’s a list of psychological thriller movies on Shudder that you need to check out. However, be warned, the streaming service from AMC is also known to bring on the horror.

There are dozens of psychological thriller films on Shudder to choose from. If you loved Spike Lee’s 2013 adaptation of Oldboy, then you need to see the South Korean original of the same name, which won the coveted Grand Prix Prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. Also among the top psychological thriller films on Shudder is the 2011 Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain indie critic darling Take Shelter.

Shudder also features a slew of original films like We Are the Flesh and Don’t Hang Up. There are so many movies to choose from like Revenge. What are the best psychological thriller films on Shudder? Make your voice heard by voting up or down on the list below. Then, be sure to check out the best thrillers on Netflix.

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The Sacrament is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder
Amy Seimetz, Joe Swanberg, A. J. Bowen

Released: 2013

Directed by: Ti West

The Sacrament is a 2013 horror thriller film written and directed by Ti West.
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Oldboy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder
Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Oh Dal-su

Released: 2003

Directed by: Park Chan-wook

Oldboy is a 2003 South Korean mystery thriller neo-noir film directed by Park Chan-wook, based on the Japanese manga by Garon Tsuchiya. After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh ...more
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Sympathy for Mr. Vengean... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder
Bae Doona, Song Kang-Ho, Shin Ha-kyun

Released: 2002

Directed by: Park Chan-wook

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance is a 2002 South Korean drama thriller film directed by Park Chan-wook. A recently laid off factory worker kidnaps his former boss' friend's daughter, hoping to use the ...more
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Stuck is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder
Mena Suvari, Stephen Rea, Russell Hornsby

Released: 2007

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

Stuck is a 2007 thriller film directed by Stuart Gordon and starring Mena Suvari and Stephen Rea, with a plot inspired by a true story. The film premiered on May 21, 2007 at the Cannes Film ...more
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Dogtooth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder
Alexander Voulgaris, Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley

Released: 2009

Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos

Dogtooth is a 2009 Greek drama film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. A husband and wife keep their children ignorant of the world outside their property well into adulthood, causing those children ...more
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Mark of the Devil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder
Herbert Lom, Udo Kier, Reggie Nalder

Released: 1970

Directed by: Michael Armstrong, Adrian Hoven

Mark of the Devil is a West German horror film released in 1970. It is most remembered for US marketing slogans devised by Hallmark Releasing Corp. that included "Positively the most ...more
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Donkey Punch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder
Jaime Winstone, Julian Morris, Nichola Burley

Released: 2008

Directed by: Olly Blackburn

Donkey Punch is a 2008 British horror thriller film about a group of English people on holiday in Spain who end up fighting for their lives. The film was written and directed by Oliver Blackburn ...more
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Keane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder
Abigail Breslin, Damian Lewis, Amy Ryan

Released: 2004

Directed by: Lodge Kerrigan

Keane is a 2004 American drama film written and directed by Lodge Kerrigan. Set in New York City, it focuses on a mentally disturbed man trying to come to terms with the abduction of his ...more
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Blue Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder
Marcy Hanson, Alice Ghostley, Brion James

Released: 1978

Directed by: Jeff Lieberman

Blue Sunshine is a 1978 American horror film written and directed by Jeff Lieberman and starring Zalman King, Deborah Winters, and Mark Goddard. The plot focuses on a series of random murders in ...more
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Christmas Evil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder
Jeffrey DeMunn, Mark Margolis, Peter Friedman

Released: 1980

Directed by: Lewis Jackson

Christmas Evil is a 1980 slasher film, directed by Lewis Jackson and starring Brandon Maggart. It is considered an obscure film but has gained a cult following which includes film director John ...more
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Flowers in the Attic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder
Flowers in the Attic Kristy Swanson, Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant

Released: 1987

Directed by: Jeffrey Bloom

Flowers in the Attic is a 1987 psychological horror film starring Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant, Kristy Swanson, and Jeb Stuart Adams. It is based on the 1979 novel of the same name by V. C. ...more
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Lightning Bug is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder
Laura Prepon, Lucas Till, Hal Sparks

Released: 2004

Directed by: Robert Hall

Lightning Bug is a 2004 coming of age drama film. It is the debut film by writer/director Robert Green Hall, an SFX makeup artist known primarily for his work on the TV series Buffy the Vampire ...more
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Deep Red is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder
Dario Argento, David Hemmings, Gabriele Lavia

Released: 1975

Directed by: Dario Argento

Deep Red is a 1975 Italian giallo film, directed by Dario Argento and co-written by Argento and Bernardino Zapponi. It was released on 7 March 1975. It was produced by Claudio and Salvatore ...more
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Shrooms is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder
Alice Greczyn, Jack Gleeson, Jack Huston

Released: 2007

Directed by: Paddy Breathnach

Shrooms is a 2007 horror film about a group of American students and their Irish guide who are stalked by a serial killer while out in the woods looking for psilocybin mushrooms. The film was ...more
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Lady Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder
Lee Young-ae, Song Kang-Ho, Choi Min-sik

Released: 2005

Directed by: Park Chan-wook

Lady Vengeance is a 2005 South Korean psychological thriller film directed by Park Chan-wook, and the third installment in the Vengeance Trilogy. After being wrongfully imprisoned for thirteen ...more
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Wake in Fright is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder
Donald Pleasence, Jack Thompson, John Meillon

Released: 1971

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Wake in Fright is a 1971 Australian-American thriller film directed by Ted Kotcheff and starring Gary Bond, Donald Pleasence and Chips Rafferty. The screenplay was written by Evan Jones, based ...more
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Timecrimes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder
Karra Elejalde, Nacho Vigalondo, Barbara Goenaga

Released: 2007

Directed by: Nacho Vigalondo

Timecrimes is a 2007 Spanish science-fiction thriller film directed by Nacho Vigalondo. A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour, starting a series f ...more
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Terribly Happy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder
Terribly Happy Kim Bodnia, Anders Hove, Bodil Jørgensen

Released: 2008

Directed by: Henrik Ruben Genz

Terribly Happy is a 2008 Danish film directed by Henrik Ruben Genz, based on Erling Jepsen's novel of the same name from 2004. The film was first shown in the film industry at the Karlovy Vary ...more
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Take Shelter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder
Jessica Chastain, Michael Shannon, Katy Mixon

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jeff Nichols

Take Shelter is a 2011 American drama-thriller film written and directed by Jeff Nichols and starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain. Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young ...more
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Troubled Water is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder
Troubled Water Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Anneke von der Lippe

Released: 2008

Directed by: Erik Poppe

Troubled Water is a 2008 Norwegian film directed by Erik Poppe. A man convicted in his teens for killing a child is released on parole and struggles to build a new life, especially when his past ...more
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The Tall Man is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder
Jessica Biel, Jodelle Ferland, William B. Davis

Released: 2012

Directed by: Pascal Laugier

The Tall Man is a 2012 Canadian and French mystery-thriller film written and directed by Pascal Laugier. It was filmed in the Kootenay region of Southeastern British Columbia and stars Jessica ...more
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Compliance is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder
Dreama Walker, Ann Dowd, James McCaffrey

Released: 2012

Directed by: Craig Zobel

Compliance is a 2012 drama thriller film written and directed by Craig Zobel.
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Big Bad Wolves is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder
Lior Ashkenazi, Kais Nashif, Dvir Benedek

Released: 2013

Directed by: Navot Papushado, Aharon Keshales

Big Bad Wolves is a 2013 Israeli black comedy horror-thriller film written and directed by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado. It was the official selection of Tribeca Film Festival.
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Grand Piano is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder
Elijah Wood, John Cusack, Tamsin Egerton

Released: 2013

Directed by: Eugenio Mira

Grand Piano is a 2013 English-language Spanish thriller film starring Elijah Wood and John Cusack. The film is about a once promising pianist returning for a comeback performance, only to be the ...more
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Borgman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Movies On Shudder
Alex van Warmerdam, Pierre Bokma, Annet Malherbe

Released: 2013

Directed by: Alex van Warmerdam

Borgman is a 2013 Dutch thriller film directed by Alex van Warmerdam. It was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Drafthouse Films acquired US distribution rights to ...more