Best Psychological Thrillers on Peacock

We’ve gathered enjoyable feature films that pull off the impressive feat of making what’s inside thrillingly cinematic for our list of the greatest psychological thrillers ever. A psychological thriller’s main drama and driving force often come from the thoughts and feelings of its characters, which often deal with paranoid delusions, trauma, fantasies, prejudice, addictions, and abuse. This list takes both recent and timeless classics into account, as well as Hollywood and international productions. All of the movies listed here come highly recommended, and some of them are among the best movies ever made.


When five strangers wake up and discover they are trapped, they must deal with the unimaginable. They desperately try to figure out how to get away, not knowing how they got there. The confused group discovers another room with enough water to last for 30 days and a razor-sharp surgical knife, which helps them quickly realize the reality of their predicament. The purpose becomes abundantly clear. The person who placed them in this situation is curious to see how long it will be before hunger drives them to commit horrendous atrocities and cross a very dangerous line.

Director: Steve McQueen

Cast: Brian Milligan, Liam McMahon, Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham, Stuart Graham, Laine Megaw

IMBD Ratings: 7.5/10


The group embarks on a special boat excursion through the enigmatic Bermuda triangle. Their yacht was rendered impassable by the violent storms, so they were able to transfer to the ocean liner. The clock appears to be moving slowly, and Jess (Melissa George) is thought to have stepped on it in the past. A mysterious object seems to be testing them.

Director: Christopher Smith

Cast: Melissa George, Joshua McIvor ,  Jack Taylor ,  Michael Dorman, Henry Nixon.

IMBD Ratings: 6.9/10


These are the admissions made by the master of all filmmakers, Alfred Hitchcock. Vertigo is the ultimate film indictment of what we now refer to as toxic masculinity, in addition to its unparalleled artistic merits. James Stewart was atypically cast as a former police officer who battled a fear of heights and a romantic compulsion. When it was first released, Vertigo was a critical and financial failure. The core of film school curricula is Hitchcock’s most intimate work and a complex statement on manhood and obsession. Thanks to Bernard Herrmann’s stirring, hypnotizing score and Robert Burks’ cinematography, which cleverly uses color to add layers of meaning to the narrative, it’s as intoxicating a piece of pure cinema as any from a purely technical perspective.

Director: Alfred Hitchock

Cast: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones · Raymond Bailey, Ellen Corby, Konstantin Shayne.

IMBD Ratings: 8.3/10

American Psycho

This movie, which is set in New York City in the 1980s, centers on Patrick (Christian Bale), an executive in investment banking who also leads a double life as a serial killer at night. His coworkers and friends gradually develop suspicions, but will they ever learn the truth?

Director: Marry Haroon

Cast: Christian Bale , Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage ,Chloë Sevigny · Jean.

IMBD Ratings: 7.6/10


One of the best studio-produced movies of the century, and one of the most influential because it exposed the terrifying new movements happening at the moment, is Jordan Peele’s Oscar-winning comedic chiller. A young man who is terrified of his white fiancée’s new family is portrayed by Daniel Kalua. At first, there were numerous reports that the movie Get Out divided Academy voters, with many infamous former members refusing to see it. This adds to the feeling of success by making four photo assortments and winning Best Original Screenplay.

Director: Jordan Peele

Cast: Simon J. Berger, Agnes Kittelsen, Tobias Santelmann, Pål Sverre Hagen, Jon Øigarden.

IMBD Ratings: 7.7/10

The Shining

In this film, Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) decides to work as a winter caretaker at a storied resort in an effort to get in touch with his family. What might have started out as a fun job quickly devolves into a terrifying experience as he is plagued by unsettling thoughts and discovers the hotel’s ghastly past.

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers , Barry Nelson.

IMBD Ratings: 8.4/10


Private Mike Stevens unintentionally stepped on a land mine following a botched mechanical assault in Afghanistan. It will blow up if it moves. Mike is forced to survive in the desert’s perils while coping with its physical and psychological strains.

Director: Fabio Guaglione

Cast:  Armie Hammer, Annabelle Wallis,  Tom Cullen, Clint Dyer, Juliet Aubrey, Geoff Bell.

IMBD Ratings: 5.8/10

The Office

In Scranton, Pennsylvania, at the Dundee-Mifflin Paper Company, there is a memorial for a number of office workers. Michael Scott, the manager, makes an effort to keep things moving. He is instructed to slow down by headquarters, but he is very severe about this and is attempting to delay it. His assistant Dwight aspires to be promoted and believes he is in charge. There are also necessary dangers, scams, and romances.

Director: Randall Einhornn

Cast: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B. J. Novak, Melora Hardin, David Denman, Leslie David Baker

IMBD Ratings: 8.5/10


Through the eyes of a contract teacher named Henry Barthes, “The Detachment” chronicles three weeks in the lives of various teachers, administrators, and high school students. Henry attempts to impart his knowledge by attending school every day, but he does not stay long enough to establish relationships with the faculty and students. It is an entire open-air work of concealment. Henry shows up one day at a brand-new school. Three women—a young girl named Meredith, her classmate Mrs. Madison, and the street corner of Erica—awaken her to the hidden world of emotions. Like Henry, each of these women is engaged in a survival conflict for beauty in a society that doesn’t seem to value them.

Director: Tony Kaye

Cast: Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks, Marcia Gay Harden, Lucy Liu · Dr. Doris Parker 

IMBD Ratings: 7.7/10

Imaginary Friends

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.

Director: Richard Ghabai

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fiona Shaw, John Krasinski

IMBD Ratings: 5.6/10

Joanne Wells

Joanne Wells is a media journalist for ScreenNearYou. She reports on the inside conversations in Hollywood. Also, she loves pizza!

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