The Top 100 Psychological Thrillers of All Time

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1

Rear Window

1954    Alfred Hitchcock    Rated PG

Mystery    Psychological Thriller    Romance

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M

1931    Fritz Lang    Not Rated

Foreign Language Film    Police Detective Film    Psychological Thriller

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4

The Third Man

1949    Carol Reed    Not Rated

British Noir    Mystery    Psychological Thriller

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5

Psycho

1960    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Horror    Psychological Horror    Psychological Thriller

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6

Vertigo

1958    Alfred Hitchcock    Rated PG

Femme Fatale    Mindbender    Mystery

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The Night of the Hunter

1955    Charles Laughton    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Film Noir

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Touch of Evil

1958    Orson Welles    Not Rated

Crime    Film Noir    Mystery

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9

Strangers on a Train

1951    Alfred Hitchcock    Rated PG

Crime    Crime Thriller    Film Noir

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Shadow of a Doubt

1943    Alfred Hitchcock    Rated PG

Crime    Crime Thriller    Film Noir

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12

The Conversation

1974    Francis Ford Coppola    Rated PG

Drama    Paranoid Thriller    Psychological Drama

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Rope

1948    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Crime    Crime Drama

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14

Rebecca

1940    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Gothic Film    Mystery    Psychological Thriller

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15

Dial M for Murder

1954    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Crime    Crime Thriller

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16

The Lady Vanishes

1938    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Mystery

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17

Diabolique

1955    Henri-Georges Clouzot    Not Rated

Crime    Film Noir    Foreign Language Film

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18

Laura

1944    Otto Preminger    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Detective Film

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19

The Sixth Sense

1999    M. Night Shyamalan    Rated PG13

Childhood Drama    Drama    Ghost Film

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20

Repulsion

1965    Roman Polanski    Not Rated

Horror    Psychological Horror    Psychological Thriller

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21

The Prestige

2006    Christopher Nolan    Rated PG13

Mindbender    Period Film    Psychological Thriller

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23

Peeping Tom

1960    Michael Powell    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Psychological Thriller

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24

Freaks

1932    Tod Browning    Not Rated

Drama    Horror    Melodrama

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25

Straw Dogs

1971    Sam Peckinpah    Rated R

Drama    Psychological Drama    Psychological Thriller

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26

Videodrome

1983    David Cronenberg    Rated R

Body Horror    Cyberpunk / Tech Noir    Horror

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27

Marathon Man

1976    John Schlesinger    Rated R

Paranoid Thriller    Psychological Thriller    Thriller

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30

Wait Until Dark

1967    Terence Young    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Crime    Crime Drama

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31

Black Swan

2010    Darren Aronofsky    Rated R

Drama    Psychological Thriller    Showbiz Drama

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32

Spellbound

1945    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Drama    Film Noir    Medical Drama

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33

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

1962    Robert Aldrich    Not Rated

Drama    Gothic Film    Horror

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34

Don't Look Now

1973    Nicolas Roeg    Rated R

Horror    Mindbender    Mystery

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35

Sleuth

1972    Joseph L. Mankiewicz    Rated PG

Based-on-Theatre    Mystery    Psychological Thriller

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36

Cape Fear

1962    J. Lee Thompson    Not Rated

Crime    Drama    Post-Noir

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37

Suspicion

1941    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Film Noir    Mystery    Psychological Thriller

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38

Blow-Up

1966    Michelangelo Antonioni    Not Rated

Mindbender    Mystery    Psychological Thriller

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39

Bad Day at Black Rock

1955    John Sturges    Not Rated

Mystery    Psychological Thriller    Thriller

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40

Unbreakable

2000    M. Night Shyamalan    Rated PG13

Psychological Thriller    Superhero Film    Thriller

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41

Manhunter

1986    Michael Mann    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Detective Film

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42

Misery

1990    Rob Reiner    Rated R

Psychological Thriller    Thriller

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43

Deep Red

1975    Dario Argento    Rated R

Foreign Language Film    Giallo    Horror

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44

Seconds

1966    John Frankenheimer    Rated R

Mindbender    Paranoid Thriller    Psychological Sci-Fi

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45

The Game

1997    David Fincher    Rated R

Mindbender    Mystery    Paranoid Thriller

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46

Gaslight

1944    George Cukor    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Period Film    Psychological Thriller

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47

WarGames

1983    John Badham    Rated PG

Drama    Paranoid Thriller    Psychological Thriller

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48

Shutter Island

2010    Martin Scorsese    Rated R

Mindbender    Mystery    Period Film

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49

Elevator to the Gallows

1958    Louis Malle    Not Rated

Crime    Foreign Language Film    French New Wave

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50

Mulholland Dr.

2001    David Lynch    Rated R

Avant-garde / Experimental    Drama    Mindbender

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51

The Brood

1979    David Cronenberg    Rated R

Body Horror    Canuxploitation    Horror

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52

House of Games

1987    David Mamet    Rated R

Con Artist / Hustler    Crime    Crime Thriller

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53

A History of Violence

2005    David Cronenberg    Rated R

Based-on-Comics    Crime    Crime Thriller

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54

Jacob's Ladder

1990    Adrian Lyne    Rated R

Drama    Mindbender    Psychological Drama

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55

Mystic River

2003    Clint Eastwood    Rated R

Drama    Mystery    Police Detective Film

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56

The Vanishing

1988    George Sluizer    Not Rated

Foreign Language Film    Mystery    Psychological Thriller

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57

Frenzy

1972    Alfred Hitchcock    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Detective Film

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58

Dressed to Kill

1980    Brian De Palma    Rated R

Mystery    Psychological Thriller    Serial Killer Film

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60

Sisters

1973    Brian De Palma    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Psychological Thriller

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62

I Saw the Devil

2010    Jee-woon Kim    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Foreign Language Film

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63

Caché

2005    Michael Haneke    Rated R

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Mystery

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64

Cape Fear

1991    Martin Scorsese    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Psychological Thriller

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66

Marnie

1964    Alfred Hitchcock    Rated PG

Melodrama    Mystery    Psychological Thriller

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67

Lost Highway

1997    David Lynch    Rated R

Mindbender    Mystery    Post-Noir

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68

The Stranger

1946    Orson Welles    Not Rated

Detective Film    Drama    Film Noir

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69

Perfect Blue

1998    Satoshi Kon    Rated R

Animation    Anime    Foreign Language Film

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70

Pi

1998    Darren Aronofsky    Rated R

Avant-garde / Experimental    Mindbender    Psychological Thriller

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71

Tenebre

1982    Dario Argento    Rated R

Foreign Language Film    Giallo    Horror

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74

House on Haunted Hill

1959    William Castle    Not Rated

Drama    Ghost Film    Haunted House Film

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75

Primal Fear

1996    Gregory Hoblit    Rated R

Thriller    Mystery    Psychological Thriller

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77

Twin Peaks

1990    David Lynch    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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78

Funny Games

1997    Michael Haneke    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Drama

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79

Following

1998    Christopher Nolan    Rated R

Post-Noir    Psychological Thriller    Thriller

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80

Shock Corridor

1963    Samuel Fuller    Not Rated

Drama    Mystery    Psychological Drama

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81

Body Double

1984    Brian De Palma    Rated R

Erotic Thriller    Psychological Thriller    Thriller

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82

The Hunger Games

2012    Gary Ross    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Dystopian Film

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84

The Machinist

2004    Brad Anderson    Rated R

Mindbender    Psychological Thriller    Thriller

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85

Play Misty for Me

1971    Clint Eastwood    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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87

No Way Out

1987    Roger Donaldson    Rated R

Political Thriller    Psychological Thriller    Thriller

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88

Frailty

2002    Bill Paxton    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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90

The Talented Mr. Ripley

1999    Anthony Minghella    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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91

The Mist

2007    Frank Darabont    Rated R

Ensemble Film    Horror    Monster Film

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92

Hard Candy

2005    David Slade    Rated R

Psychological Thriller    Revenge Film    Thriller

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93

Frantic

1988    Roman Polanski    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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94

The Lookout

2007    Scott Frank    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Psychological Thriller

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95

Sabotage

1936    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Mystery    Psychological Thriller    Spy Film

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96

Dead Calm

1989    Phillip Noyce    Rated R

Australian New Wave    Psychological Thriller    Thriller

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97

Fatal Attraction

1987    Adrian Lyne    Rated R

Erotic Thriller    Femme Fatale    Psychological Thriller

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99

The Woman in the Window

1944    Fritz Lang    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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The Ghost Writer

2010    Roman Polanski    Rated PG13

Drama    Mystery    Political Thriller

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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