Psychological thriller movies Hollywood have that will disturb you

How many of you are the fans of Psychological movies? You are on right place if your answer is yes. I have created a list of some amazing psychological thriller movies in Hollywood.

Psychological thriller movies in Hollywood

Silence of the lambs (1991)

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Silence of the Lambs released in 1991 is an psychological thriller movie. The movie is inspire from a novel by Thomas Harris with the same name. The story follows FBI trainee Clarice Starling, who’s sent to interview imprisoned serial killer Hannibal Lecter about an unsolved case.

Memento | Psychological thriller movies in Hollywood

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This is a film about Leonard Shelby, who has been diagnose with anterograde amnesia. He has lost his ability to form new memories and constantly lives in the present. But he still remembers things from before his injury. His condition makes it difficult for him to form new memories. And he can only remember what happened in the past.

Girl on the train (2016)

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The story is about a girl who takes the same commuter train every day and begins to see a couple that she comes to know as Jess and Jason. The girl believes that Jess is having an affair with a man who appears to be her husband’s boss, which she discovers one day when the man arrives at the train station to meet her.

Misery (1990)

Misery is based on a novel by Stephen King that was first published in 1987.

Paul Sheldon who has written a series of popular novels about Misery Chastain. When he finishes the latest book in the series, he decides to take a break from writing and go on vacation. One day, while driving through Colorado, he gets into an accident and breaks his leg. He is find by Annie Wilkes, who takes him back to her remote home where she cares for him until his leg heals.

Annie Wilkes is deeply in love with Paul’s Misery Chastain character. And becomes angry when she realizes that he has killed off the character at the end of his latest book. Therefore he forced him to write a new Misery Novel.

The Shining (1980) | Psychological thriller movies in Hollywood

The Shining is a 1980 horror film direct by Stanley Kubrick, and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd. The movie tells the story of the Torrance family who take care of a hotel that is close for the winter season.

Jack Torrance accepts the job as caretaker of the hotel with his wife Wendy and their son Danny. He soon starts to show signs of anger and aggression from cabin fever. Wendy notices this change in her husband and tries to convince him to leave the house with their son. But he refuses to go because he thinks it will be too much work to close up all of the rooms before they leave.

The Shining has many themes that include isolation, alcoholism, abuse.

Joker (2019)

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The Joker is a 2019 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. It is a standalone story set in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).

Cape Fear (1991)

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Cape Fear (1991) is a remake of the original 1961 film and was direct by Martin Scorsese. The movie is about an ex-convict name Max Cady who is out for revenge against his lawyer Sam Bowden, who sent him to jail for eight years. Max Cady starts to harass and terrorize Bowden’s family, including his wife Leigh, daughter Danielle and son Morgan.

The movie has remade three times: in 1962 as Cape Fear, in 1991 as Cape Fear (1991), and in 2011 as The Last Stand.

Saw (2004) movie and its Franchise| Psychological thriller movies in Hollywood

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Saw (2004) is a horror film starts with Adam and Lawrence, who held captive by a man named Jigsaw. The movie starts with Lawrence being capture by Jigsaw and waking up in an abandoned house. He is informed that he has to kill Adam or his family will be killed. The rest of the story follows Adam’s progress through a series of traps that Jigsaw has set for him.

The Gift

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The Gift is a movie about a man named Simon who is married to his high school sweetheart, Robyn. When Simon and Robyn get invited to their ten year reunion, they decide to go and see what their classmates are up to.

However, when they arrive at the reunion, they find that not everyone is happy to see them. Some people are even downright hostile and aggressive towards them. As the night goes on, more people seem to be against Simon and Robyn until one of their classmates gets shot in front of them.

Vertigo (1958)

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Vertigo is a 1958 American psychological thriller film direct by Alfred Hitchcock. It tells the story of a detective who develops acrophobia and vertigo after being shot in the line of duty.


Birdman is a dark comedy that tells the story of Riggan Thomson. Thomson was an actor who was famous for playing an iconic superhero in the 1990s but has since fallen out of public favor. He is trying to get back into acting with a Broadway play. But he has a hard time balancing his ego, family life and career.

The movie depicts Riggan’s struggle to mount this play while dealing with personal issues that threaten to destroy it.


A man named Lou discovers that the local that, TV news stations are hungry for sensational stories. And will do anything to get them. Even if it means endangering their own employees or creating phony footage to satisfy their viewers’ morbid curiosity – as long as they can make money off the ratings.

Therefore, Lou decides to go against his morals. And he “break some rules” in order to succeed in this dog-eat-dog world where personal integrity doesn’t matter anymore. So he starts with breaking into people’s homes and stealing their valuables. But soon he moves on to more dangerous ground.

The Invisible Man

The story of Griffin, an English scientist who has discovered how to make himself invisible. And goes on a crime spree in search of power and money.

Split | Psychological thriller movies in Hollywood

A man who is suffering from a Dissociative identity disorder. He have 23 different personalities and his main personality didn’t even knew it.

Hollywood Horror movies that will scare you to the core.

So this the list of psychological thriller movies of Hollywood that you can watch. If you have any thoughts about the movies share it in the comment section.

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