Best Peacock TV Psychological Thrillers


For the list of the best psychological thrillers of all time, we’ve rounded up entertaining feature films that achieve the considerable feat of making what’s internal thrillingly cinematic. Much of the drama and impetus of a psychological thriller comes from what’s happening within characters’ heads, dealing with such topics as paranoia, trauma, delusions, prejudice, addictions, and abuse.

In this list, we’re considering old and new classics, movies from Hollywood and around the world. All movies mentioned here are highly recommended; some rank among the finest films ever made.

These are the best psychological thriller movies ever made.

Best Psychological Thrillers Of All Time

  • The Sixth Sense (1999):

Director:: M. Night Shyamalan

IMDB Rating:  8.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:86%

A legendary blockbuster that lives up to its hype, M. Night Shyamalan‘s ghost story still can terrify more than 20 years later. An elegant and white-knuckler worthy of its comparisons to Hitchcock, skillfully acted by stars Bruce Willis and Haley Joel, The Sixth Sense was an international phenomenon because it inspired us to explore the dark corners of our imagination. This film held the top spot at the North American box office for five weeks and was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture. If you are one of the seven or eight people out there who don’t know the twist ending, then it’s an emergency–you must watch The Sixth Sense right now before anyone spoils it for you.

  • Hunger:


IMDB Rating: 7.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  90%

Five strangers face the unthinkable when they wake up and find themselves trapped. With no idea how they got there, they frantically try to figure out how to escape. The disoriented group quickly realizes the truth about their situation when they discover another room containing enough water to survive for 30 days… and a razor-sharp surgical knife. The intention becomes quite clear. Whoever put them in this place wants to see just how long it will take before the hunger makes them commit unspeakable acts and cross a very deadly line

  • Triangle (2009):

Director: Christopher Smith

IMDB Rating:6.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:60%    

The team takes a special boat trip across the mysterious Bermuda triangle. Due to the severe storms, their yacht was rendered inaccessible and they were able to transfer to the ocean liner. The clock seems to stand still and Jess (Melissa George) is suspected of having walked on it before. An unknown object seems to test them.  

  • Vertigo (1958):

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

IMDB Rating: 8.3/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 94%

These are the confessions of the greatest of all filmmakers, the Master himself: Alfred Hitchcock. Beyond its incomparable artistic merits, Vertigo is the ultimate cinematic indictment of what we now call toxic masculinity. James Stewart was cast against type as an ex-cop struggling with a fear of heights, and romantic obsession.

Vertigo was a critical and commercial failure when it was released. This is Hitchcock’s most personal work, a complex statement on manhood and obsession, a staple of film school curriculums. From a purely technical standpoint, it’s as intoxicating a piece of pure cinema as any, thanks to Bernard Herrmann‘s stirring, hypnotizing score and Robert Burks‘ cinematography, which ingeniously uses color to add layers of meaning to the narrative.

  • American Psycho (2000):

Director: Marry Haroon

IMDB Rating:7.6/10     

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:69% 

Set in New York City and the 1980s, this film centers around Patrick (Christian Bale), an investment banking executive who hides his second life as a serial killer by night. Over time, his co-workers and friends grow suspicious, but do they ever find out the truth?

  • Exit (2017):

Director: Jordan Peele

IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 98%

Jordan Peele’s Oscar-winning comedic chiller is one of the best studio-produced films of the century — and one of the most influential, revealing the horrific new movements that are taking place right now. Daniel Kalua plays a young man who is terrified of his white fiancée’s new family. Initially, there were widespread reports of getting Out polarizing Academy voters and many notorious former members refusing to watch it. This makes four photo selections (including Best Picture) and won Best Original Screenplay to feel even more winning.

  • The Shining (1980):

Director: Stanley Kubrick

IMDB Rating:8.4/10

Rotten tomatoes Ratting:85%

In this Movie, Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) decides to reconnect with his family by taking a job as a winter caretaker at a historic resort. What may seem like a fun job quickly turns into a scary experience when he becomes tormented with disturbing thoughts and learns the dark history of the hotel.

  • Mine (2016):

Director:Fabio Guaglione

IMDB Rating:5.8/10

Rotten tomatoes Ratting:81%

After a failed mechanical attack in Afghanistan, Private Mike Stevens accidentally stepped on a land mine. If it moves it will explode. Exposed to the desert and its dangers, Mike must survive, battling the psychological and physical stresses of deceptive conditions.

  • The Office (2002):

Director: Randall Einhornrn      

IMDB Rating: 8.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 81%

A memorial for a group of office workers at the Dundee-Mifflin Paper Company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Manager Michael Scott tries, in his way, to keep things moving. He is told by headquarters that he has to slow down, but he is very serious about this and is trying to postpone it. His assistant Dwight thinks he is in charge and hopes to be promoted. In addition, there are romances, scams and dangers required. 

  • Dead Awake (2016):

Director: Phillip Guzman

IMDB Rating:4.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:70%

“Evil of old. You are trapped in a world of darkness. You are waiting for someone to believe.”

Kate Bowman is a general social worker investigating the mysterious deaths of sleep-deprived people. Her sister Beth also died in this way. Shortly before their death, all victims report a supernatural force coming from their sleep. When Kate investigates further, she unlocks the creature and immediately confronts her and her family about the evils of the past.

  • Anna:

Director: Luc  Besson

IMDB Rating:6.6/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 62%

In this, John Washington is a talented detective who has penetrated people’s memories. She was charged with felony criminal mischief for firing on a 16-year-old Anna but deciding whether she was a social activist or a victim of harassment.

  • Saw (2002):

Director: James Wan

IMDB Rating:7.6/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 51%

Drs. Lawrence Gordon and Adam, two men who had never met before, woke up tied up in an old dirty toilet. Among them was the body of a lifeless man with a revolver and a tape recorder. Then, when Adam and Lawrence listened to the tape using a tape recorder, they discovered that they were the latest victims of one of the most notorious serial killer games, nicknamed ‘Jigsaw’.

  • The House of 1000 Corpses (2003):

Director:       Rob Zombie

IMDB Rating:       6/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:      20%

When two young couples get lost, the amazing Captain Spaulding tells the story of Drs. to hear Satan. They were then directed by Spaulding to a large old house a short distance away. The four teenagers decided to visit the village and eventually reunited with the confused Firefly family, which is involved in murder, witchcraft, and cannibalism. More than 1000 secrets are buried in the garden behind the house.

  • The Drowning (2017):

Director:         Bette Gordon

IMDB Rating:         5.6/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:         69%

Psychologist Tom Seymour walks along the river with his wife Lauren. Meanwhile, Tom jumps into the icy water to save the drowning man. It turned out that he was the same boy who had been imprisoned for murder twelve years earlier. When the boy returns to Tom’s life, he is drawn to a rethinking of the danger.

  • Intruders (2011):

Director:Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

IMDB Rating:5.4/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:32%

In Madrid, a young boy’s nightmares are so intense that his mother decides to turn to him for help. In London, a young girl’s nightmares led her parents to a psychiatrist. Both incidents seem to have a direct bearing on the identity of the person entering the children’s home.

  • Detachments (2011):

Director:           Tony Kaye

IMDB Rating:       7.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:         57%

The “Detachment” tells the story of three weeks in the lives of various teachers, administrators, and high school students through the eyes of a temporary teacher named Henry Barthes. Henry goes to school and daily going to school, trying to pass on his knowledge but does not stay long enough to build relationships with the school and its students. It is a complete work of concealment in the open. One day Henry arrives at another new school. The secret world of emotions is awakened by her by three women: a young girl Meredith, her classmate Mrs. Madison and the street corner of Erica. Each of these women, like Henry, is battling a life-or-death struggle for beauty in a seemingly unloving world.

  • First Snow (2006):

Director:          Mark Fergus   

IMDB Rating:      6.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:          58%

Jimmy is a traveling salesman who now lives temporarily in New Mexico. He runs to the clairvoyant telling him he will die before the snowfalls. His girlfriend doesn’t believe it, but as it gets colder, Jimmy becomes increasingly scared and tries to prevent her death.

  • THE King :

Director:           David Micchod

IMDB Rating:    6.8/10     

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:      70%

The story of 21-year-old Elvis Sandow, who was recently discharged from the Navy and will be looking for his late father in his hometown of Corpus Christi. When he finally did find his father, he became the pastor who no longer wanted anything to do with Elvis.

  • Imaginary Friends (2012):

Director:            Richard Gabai

IMDB Rating:         5.6/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:         80%

Emma is a beautiful and talented artist. Her husband Brad is a well-known psychiatrist. They have a perfect, loving marriage. But Emma does have some psychological problems. He turns to his young friend Brittany, who helped him overcome his abusive father. A loving husband, Brad, helps and comforts her. However, when Emma’s ideas get stronger, Brad assures her that the only way to control her is to take medication.