Life is filled with tonnes of surprises and thrills every single day. Sometimes the expectations we have from our everyday lives can impact our roller-coaster swing of emotions from one moment to the other and you simply never know what the next moment has in store for you.
Talking about psychological thrillers – they are simply just the perfect definition of surprises, full of the immense rush and thrill in itself. The sheer level of suspense that the simplest thriller movies provide is often quite rousing from the inside, where you’ll either be freaked out of your mind, shocked or almost every time – both.
As another weekend approaches, we are back with our weekend movie marathon suggestions that brings to you a bundle of amazing, intriguing, and underrated titles of suspenseful psychological thriller movies that for sure are going to keep you on the edge of your seats. So, put your headphones on, set the stopwatch to gear up for the fifteen-hour movie marathon.
- GONE GIRL
Nick and Amy are a happily married and loving couple whose life is completely crippled down when Amy goes missing and therefore the needle of suspicion about her absence points towards her husband Nick. Evidence found at his home further has the cops and media convinced and assured that he’s indeed the murderer of his wife. Problems arise when Nick is on the verge of being proved guilty and learns that his wife is still alive.
Can he find her and prove his innocence or is he really guilty of committing the crime? The mystery unravels by the end of this psychological suspense movie that features Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Pattrick Harris, Tyler Perry, and Emily Ratajkowski among others.
Starring Naseeruddin Shah, Mahie Gill, and Sabyasachi Chakraborty in prime roles, this psychological suspense movie follows the life of a retired cop, who was fired from his post for accidentally killing an innocent young boy with his service revolver.
His life turns totally upside down when he gets a random call from the father of the killed boy who threatens to kill the cop’s son to avenge his own son’s death. Guilt-ridden and to protect his son, the cop is ready to go to any lengths to save his son from facing the consequences of his actions, before the man, who nobody has seen before, can fulfill his ulterior motives.
A mind-boggling South Korean psychological mystery thriller, Forgotten is about a 21-year-old man whose life changes forever when his brother gets kidnapped and when his brother returns after being away for 19 days he has no memory of what happened. The man realizes that he is not his brother after all. Neither are the ones living with him as his family and he is being held as a captive by people pretending to be his family.
Things further complicate when he gets to know that he’s not 21, but a 41-year-old man who is mentally stuck in the year 1997. Who are those people keeping him captive? What is their motive? And can he ever gain his memory back or solve the mysterious situation in his life? Watch the movie on Netflix to find all the answers.
- THE OCCUPANT
It’ll be an understatement if we didn’t call the slow burn suspense psychological thriller, The Occupant a spiritual ascendant of Oscar-winning movie, Parasite. The story revolves around a once shining advertisement executive who is now a fallen star and barely makes ends meet. With no work in hand to pay off the possessions of his comfort, he has to abandon all his luxuries including his stunning mansion.
The story begins to take a turn for the worse from here onwards. When he gets to know about the new tenants and becomes increasingly hooked onin to them, he does everything humanly possible to ruin their lives and the mansion. What soon follows is a slew of wicked mind games and sinister schemes that turn the advertisement executive into a stalker nobody ever wants in their life.
Watch it on Netflix.
- TALAASH: THE ANSWER LIES WITHIN
A police inspector battling his grief gets tasked with the investigation of a high-profile actor’s death. With no clues or leads to follow, he gets help from a sex worker and together they begin to unravel the mystery, unaware that the lady isn’t who she claims to be.
How he solves the mystery and simultaneously uncovers the woman’s hidden motives behind helping the cop makes for the whole story. Talaash is directed by Reema Kagti, this brilliant mystery psychological thriller features Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Rajkummar Rao among others.
Watch it on Netflix.
When the wife of a university professor goes missing, he starts losing the hold over his own life and eventually becomes delusional and alienated from the rest of the world. Remorseful and riddled with immense guilt, he slowly becomes insomniac and psychologically impaired. Things get further complicated when one among his students knocks on his doors. Will he be ready to find his wife or save himself before drowning in his agony? This intriguing movie features Manav Kaul, Sumeet Vyas, Saurabh Sachdeva, Suneel Sinha, Sarika Singh, and more.
The story, set in the 1990s, revolves around a girl who accuses her father of sexually abusing her. However, when the investigation begins, the detectives learn that the father has no recollection of the incident. Alongside the assistance of a psychologist, the detective sets out to find the truth, only to reveal some dark satanic secrets that threaten to destroy his life and of those around him.
Can he solve the mystery or is it too late? And is the father really guilty or is there some other force in action? Starring Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke, Regression packs up multiple genres into one – horror, suspense, and psychological thriller.