Every once in a while we all need rest from the outside world. And what is more better than having a long weekend in your PJ’s in front of your TV watching movies. So get some snacks, put on your favorite, comfortable PJ’s, because we have put a list of the best psychological thrillers that will keep your attention till the very end.

Shutter Island

Shutter Island psychological thrillers

 Shutter Island is story for a U.S. marshal, who is summoned to a remote and barren island off the coast of Massachusetts to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. While investigating and going deeper in to the case, Teddy (Leonardo DiCaprio) begins to doubt everything- his partner, his memory even his own sanity. This is a great put thriller with a psychological depth, and you’ll probably have to watch it more than once to understand it well.

The Machinist

The Machinist psychological thrillers

 Trevor Reznik (Christian Bale) is a machinist in a factory. An extreme case of insomnia has led to him not sleeping in a year. When Trevor unintentionally causes an on-the-job accident that horribly injures a coworker, he begins to become even more troubled. He believe that someone is out to get him. After watching The Machinist, it will leave you thinking for days.

Black Swan

Black Swan psychological thrillers

 This is a story about a ballerina called Nina, whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. While working on a new production of the ballet Swan Lake, the pressures of being the prima ballerina, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side – a recklessness that threatens to destroy her. This movie is perhaps the best display of a person who is under mental pressure.


Memento Thriller

 This is the most unusual movie to watch. Leonard (Guy Pearce) investigates the murder of his wife, while he suffers from a form of amnesia that prevents him from storing short-term memories. The film starts from the end, and it is left to you to put together the remaining scenes that are not arranged chronologically.

Gone Girl

Gone Girl psychological thrillers

 Gone girl is a psychological thriller that will keep you wandering till the very end. It is based upon the same called novel “Gone Girl”. The story is about a man, whose wife is missing presumed murdered, trying to prove that he has nothing to do with her disappearance. While Nick (Ben Affleck) insisting upon his innocence the story turns upside down proving that nothing is like it seems, and no one can be trusted. This is definitely a movie that everybody needs to watch.