Are you being played by your mind or is there something evil? Well, an eerie feeling, untrustworthy characters and unsettling suspense all of this make up the psychological thrillers that has the ability to grip audiences from beginning to end and constantly keeps you on the toes.
If you are also a fan of psychological thrillers and love watching with baited breath what gonna happen next in the film, then you have surely come at the right place.
We have identified some of the best psychological thrillers that are available on Netflix right now. Check them out to know which ones interests you the most.
The Call (2020)
A 2020 South Korean thriller film, The Call has been directed by Lee Chung-hyun, and stars Park Shin-hye and Jeon Jong-seo in leading roles.
Story of The Call begins with a woman named Seo-yeon (Park Shin-hye) in 2019, who finds an old cordless phone while visiting her sick mother at her childhood home and picks up a random call. On the other side of the phone call is another woman named Young-sook (Jun Jong-seo) who lives a tortured life with her shaman adoptive mother twenty years in the past, in 1999.
After having have suffered intense loss in their lives both women in the film find solace in each other, and soon enough Seo-yeon is helping Young-sook save her future, while Young-sook changes Seo-Yeon’s past, and therefore the present. You need to watch this out to know what unfolds throughout. We can assure you that once you have finished watching The Call, you’ll consider yourself lucky that you can’t change the past.
Having a gripping storyline, The Call was released on Netflix globally on November 27, 2020. Check out the trailer below.
The Platform (2019)
Directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia, The Platform is a 2019 Spanish social science fiction horror film. Set in a large, tower-style ‘Vertical Self-Management Center’, the film depicts changing power dynamics.
The film revolves around the people living in this tower who are fed via a platform which begins at the top of the building and slowly descends through the tower’s levels. The system naturally leads to conflict, as the residents living in the top levels get to eat as much as they can, with each level getting only the leftovers from the previous ones.
The residents are switched every month between the platform’s many floors leading to the changing power dynamics.
Sounds intriguing? Watch it out for some real thrill.
A 2019 American psychological thriller film, Fractured had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest on September 22, 2019. Directed by Brad Anderson, the film stars Sam Worthington, Lily Rabe, Stephen Tobolowsky, Adjoa Andoh, and Lucy Capri in major roles
It was released by Netflix on October 11, 2019.
According to IMDb, The storyline of Fractured follows Ray who along with his wife takes his daughter to a hospital who fractured her arm while at the highway rest. After a frantic rush to the hospital and a clash with the check-in nurse, Ray is finally able to get her to a doctor. While his wife and daughter go downstairs for an MRI, Ray, exhausted, passes out in a chair in the lobby. Upon waking up, he is told that his wife and child were never there.
Get ready to watch this exciting psycho thriller this week if you haven’t already.
A 2018 British thriller film, Calibre had debuted at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Written and directed by Matt Palmer, the film released on Netflix on June 29, 2018.
The official synopsis of the film says, Vaughn and Marcus, who have been friends since childhood, travel to a remote area of the Scottish Highlands for a hunting trip. The pair are tested to the limit when they face a thrilling situation which neither could have prepared for.
Watch it out for some adventurous and thrilling drama!
Side effects (2013)
Side Effects is a 2013 American psychological thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Scott Z. Burns. Soderbergh’s collaboration with Burns have always been a high point, this one’s also no less.
Starring Rooney Mara, the film traces the story of a woman Emily who is prescribed experimental drugs by psychiatrists (played by Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones) after her problems continue to haunt her. What follows not only leads to her husband’s murder but also threatens to ruin Jonathan’s career.
If psycho thriller is your forte, you definitely can’t miss this one.