With its ever-expanding selection of films, Netflix has plenty of psychological thrillers that are perfect for movie night. But it’s time to look beyond popular films like Bird Box and No Country for Old Men. Here are a few disturbing films you probably haven’t seen … but don’t watch them alone!
In The Good Neighbor, we immediately learn that the supposed haunting of Harold Grainey — played by James Caan — has been orchestrated by his two tech-savvy teenage neighbors, Sean and Ethan. But that doesn’t make the situation any less terrifying.
“With the proper execution, it is possible to drive an unsuspecting person into believing that they are truly being haunted.”
Sean has his reservations about the whole scheme, but Ethan is clearly on a mission. For this guy, getting the reclusive old man to believe he’s being haunted is more than just a prank. The reason he’s tormenting Grainey is far darker than that… and the consequences turn out to be deadly.
Grainey handles the strange occurrences in his home surprisingly well… until Ethan escalates his efforts and pushes him over the brink. This interesting take on the found-footage genre serves as a warning about the many pitfalls of revenge.
Simply put, The Good Neighbor is one of the most intense thrillers Netflix has to offer right now.
Brick might not be as well known as Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s other films, but there’s a reason it’s become a cult favorite. In this twisty mystery, Gordon-Levitt portrays Brendan Frye, a lonely teenager who recently went through a breakup with his ex-girlfriend, Emily played by Emilie de Ravin of Lost fame. Keep watching the video to see more great psychological thrillers on Netflix you haven’t seen!
The Good Neighbor | 0:15
Brick | 1:07
Hush | 2:04
Creep | 2:49
Backtrack | 3:41