The thriller genre is many ways unmatched to other movie genres. The convention of a thriller film is difficult to state as it consists of a level of suspense distinct to other generic films. Irrespective of the varying sub-genres of thriller, the central convention to their achievement is the excitement they contain; the single supreme trait of a thriller is that it “thrills” the viewers. This excitement is selectively coincided at well-timed moments with unanticipated twists, and this in turn outcomes in the thrillers distinctive levels of anxiety that makes the watcher really want to know what happens next.

Here is a list of 7 psychological thriller movies with unprecedented stories:

  1. Memento:

        Director: Christopher Nolan.



The movie, starring Guy Pierce as Leonard Shelby, a former insurance investigator suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man who killed his wife.

This shuddering puzzle of a movie clutches the mind and won’t let go. The plot is maze as the film begins at the end of the story; ends in the middle of the story and the black and white scenes are the flashbacks which comes and goes during the film.

  1. Mr Brooks:

      Director:  Bruce A. Evans.


Mr Brooks is an interesting movie, that have a lot of twists in it and is captured in a very unique way. The whole movie will have you guessing on how it is played out and will keep you on your toes.

The movie is about a successful businessman (Kevin Costner), who is also a serial killer known as The Fingerprint Killer with an alter-ego called Marshall, addicted to killing.

  1. Zodiac:

    Director: David Fincher.


Zodiac is one of the most underrated mystery thriller films ever made.  Zodiac is the best true-life film about a serial killer. This movie is about the actual life zodiac killings that are still unsolved. These killings bamboozled police detectives, newspaper reporters all over the world.

This movie is about the detectives that are trying to unravel the case and also about a journalist, who is obsessed about the case and using his puzzle-solving abilities, tries his best to get closer to revealing the identity of the killer.

  1. Seven:

     Director: David Fincher.


It is one of the greatest films ever made. This movie is about a serial killer who is going on a pattern that follows the seven deadly sins. He kills his victims in a way that reflects the seven sins. Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman stars as the detectives who are tasked to bring down the killer.

The movie takes the audiences in a nail biting, edge of the seat drama. Everything in movie is well written and it builds perfectly to one of the best climaxes in film history.

  1. Gone Girl.

     Director: David Fincher.


Gone Girl is a movie about a man, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) whose wife (Rosamund Pike) goes missing. The mystery surrounding her disappearance and the press and the Medias view of the husband as a suspect sets up the story.

As the movie progresses it gets darker and darker, as we can see on how Dunne’s life particularly crumbles and dissolves due to the controversies he gets entangled in, regarding his missing wife.

  1. Nightcrawler:

    Director: Dan Gilroy.


This is a movie of a psychopath, who comes across an unknown profession, people who tries to get to crime scenes as fast as they could to get footage of the crime and sell it to the news.

The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom, a stringer who records violent events late at night in Los Angeles, and sells the footage to a local television news station until he gets too good at it, to the point where he, himself is committing the crime to gain more footage and money.

  1. I saw the devil:

    Director: Kim Jee-woon.


The movie is a thriller/horror, whose plot revolves around revenge. The movie depicts a brutal serial killer who horribly murders the fiancé of a secret service agent.

This film has a very specific look and feel to it that we would expect from an Asian horror movie. The cinematography; the sound track, all fit together, which created the atmosphere necessary for this kind of story. It does an outstanding job balancing the violence with the more emotional side of the story captivating the audiences.

I saw the devil is a must watch thriller movie and it is not for the faint of heart.





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