Best Suspense Thriller Movies of All Time You Should Never Miss

It’s only when you bite your nail, scratch your scalp few times, get engrossed in the characters of the movie and start guessing what could happen next that you can actually say you are watching a good suspense thriller movie. The moment the plot appears familiar, predictable and unreal, the movie fails to fulfill its purpose. There are many weird, incomprehensible, confusing, mysterious movies which cast their eerie ‘what next?’ effect on the viewers even today. Suspense movies have a very hypnotic effect on its viewers if it has been presented properly. Some movies remain immortal in our minds because of their perfect cast, presentation and plot.

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Here is a list of top ten suspense movies of all time. Some of them are decades old yet they retain their fame over the years. A few of these movies may be relatively new but have successfully marked a niche among the all time best suspense movies.

1. Psycho (1960)

I am sure most of you may have watched this Alfred Hitchcock movie made in the year 1960 as it was one of his most successful ventures. The movie is about Marion Crane who has been racing away from her old life to start off all afresh. She is forced to stop at a hotel due to heavy rains. The Hotel is run Norman Bates who stays with his aged mother. The whole movie is about the experience during the stay.

The scenes in the movie are extremely thrilling. The shower scene in Psycho is remembered as one of the most suspenseful scenes till date.


2. Se7en (1995)

Se7en or Seven is an American Suspense Thriller released in the year 1995 was directed by David Fincher. In this movie, David Mills and Somerset are two cops who investigate a series of brutal murders of people based on the seven deadly sins. At the very first murder, audience will know that all the murders will be related to the seven sins namely gluttony, envy, lust, pride, sloth, greed and wrath. But how each murder is going to take place remains suspense all through the movies!


3. Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Silence of the Lambs, released in 1991 was inspired by the novel Silence of the Lambs. The movie was directed by Jonathan Demme and was the proud winner of Top Five Academy Awards.

The movie revolves around an FBI Agent Clarice Sterling, trying to get hold of a Serial Killer known by the name Buffalo Bill and who kills and skins women. She gets help from an already imprisoned serial killer Dr. Lecter.


4. Sixth Sense (1999)

The Sixth Sense which released in 1999 has been directed by M Night Shyamalan. This movie tells the story of a little boy named Cole who has a troubled childhood because of his ability to communicate with spirits.


5. The Usual Suspects (1995)

The Usual Suspects directed by Bryan Singer was released in the year 1995. A murder takes place aboard a ship. A faceless figure Keyser is shown to kill a man. Next day the FBI Agents arrive to investigate and interrogate the survivors in the ship. The movie has successfully retained the suspense about who the actual murderer is till the end.

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