The Top 100 Psychological Thrillers of All Time

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4

The Third Man 1949, 93 min.

Carol Reed     Starring: Joseph CottenAlida ValliOrson Welles

British Noir    Film Noir    Mystery

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Taxi Driver 1976, 113 min.

Martin Scorsese     Starring: Robert De NiroJodie FosterAlbert Brooks

Drama    New Hollywood    Post-Noir

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9

Vertigo 1958, 129 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: James StewartKim NovakTom Helmore

Femme Fatale    Mindbender    Mystery

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10

Touch of Evil 1958, 95 min.

Orson Welles     Starring: Charlton HestonJanet LeighOrson Welles

Crime    Film Noir    Mystery

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Memento 2000, 113 min.

Christopher Nolan     Starring: Guy PearceCarrie-Anne MossJoe Pantoliano

Crime Thriller    Crime    Mindbender

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15

Rope 1948, 80 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: James StewartJohn DallFarley Granger

Based-on-Theatre    Crime Drama    Crime

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Laura 1944, 88 min.

Otto Preminger     Starring: Gene TierneyDana AndrewsClifton Webb

Crime Thriller    Crime    Detective Film

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Oldboy 2003, 120 min.

Chan-wook Park     Starring: Dal-su OhMin-sik ChoiJi-tae Yu

Based-on-Comics    Based-on-Manga    Drama

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27

Freaks 1932, 64 min.

Tod Browning     Starring: Wallace FordLeila HyamsOlga Baclanova

Drama    Horror    Melodrama

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Black Swan 2010, 103 min.

Darren Aronofsky     Starring: Natalie PortmanMila KunisWinona Ryder

Dance Film    Drama    Mindbender

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36

Don't Look Now 1973, 110 min.

Nicolas Roeg     Starring: Julie ChristieDonald SutherlandHilary Mason

Horror    Mindbender    Mystery

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37

Spellbound 1945, 111 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Ingrid BergmanGregory PeckMichael Chekhov

Drama    Film Noir    Medical Drama

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38

Cape Fear 1962, 105 min.

J. Lee Thompson     Starring: Gregory PeckRobert MitchumPolly Bergen

Crime    Drama    Post-Noir

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39

Nightcrawler 2014, 117 min.

Dan Gilroy     Starring: Jake GyllenhaalBill PaxtonRene Russo

Crime    Crime Thriller    Media Satire

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43

Gone Girl 2014, 145 min.

David Fincher     Starring: Ben AffleckRosamund PikeCarrie Coon

Drama    Mystery    Psychological Thriller

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Deep Red 1975, 126 min.

Dario Argento     Starring: David HemmingsDaria NicolodiGabriele Lavia

Foreign Language Film    Giallo    Horror

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51

Manhunter 1986, 124 min.

Michael Mann     Starring: William PetersenKim GreistBrian Cox

Crime    Crime Thriller    Detective Film

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60

The Brood 1979, 92 min.

David Cronenberg     Starring: Oliver ReedSamantha EggarArt Hindle

Body Horror    Canuxploitation    Horror

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Mystic River 2003, 137 min.

Clint Eastwood     Starring: Sean PennKevin BaconTim Robbins

Drama    Mystery    Police Detective Film

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Frenzy 1972, 116 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Jon FinchBarry FosterAnna Massey

Crime    Crime Thriller    Detective Film

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Jacob's Ladder 1990, 113 min.

Adrian Lyne     Starring: Tim RobbinsVing RhamesElizabeth Peña

Drama    Mindbender    Psychological Drama

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Sisters 1972, 93 min.

Brian De Palma     Starring: Margot KidderJennifer SaltCharles Durning

Crime Thriller    Crime    New Hollywood

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Twin Peaks 1990, 116 min.

David Lynch     Starring: Kyle MacLachlanMichael OntkeanMädchen Amick

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Shock Corridor 1963, 101 min.

Samuel Fuller     Starring: Peter BreckConstance TowersGene Evans

Drama    Mystery    Psychological Drama

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78

Lost Highway 1997, 135 min.

David Lynch     Starring: Bill PullmanPatricia ArquetteRobert Blake

Mindbender    Mystery    Post-Noir

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Marnie 1964, 130 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Tippi HedrenSean ConneryDiane Baker

Melodrama    Mystery    Psychological Thriller

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Funny Games 1997, 108 min.

Michael Haneke     Starring: Susanne LotharUlrich MüheArno Frisch

Crime Thriller    Crime    Drama

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The Bad Seed 1956, 129 min.

Mervyn LeRoy     Starring: Nancy KellyPatty McCormackHenry Jones

Drama    Horror    Mystery

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97

Frailty 2001, 100 min.

Bill Paxton     Starring: Bill PaxtonMatthew McConaugheyPowers Boothe

Crime Drama    Crime Thriller    Crime

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