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12 Psychological Thrillers That Will Definitely Become the Best of What You Look in 2020

“Cinema is a magical place to dream in the dark. Lost inside the film is a fantastic feeling, ” says cult director David Lynch. And the psychological thriller is perhaps the most addictive genre that suits those who want to tickle the nerves and tackle the mysteries together with the main characters.

We organized the 2020 thriller movie marathon. And now we know for sure which of the films deserve your attention.

Shirley

As renowned for her morose nature as she is for her horror fiction, writer Shirley Jackson (Elizabeth Moss) is crafting yet another masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds Fred and Rose disrupt her creative process and marriage to literary critic – and philandering professor – Stanley Hyman (Michael Stuhlbarg). As Stanley spars to maintain academic dominance over his would-be protégé Fred, Rose attempts to dampen her own ambitions and adjust to married life while living under the roof of their fiery intellectual hosts with quicksilver loyalties and myriad neuroses. When the motives of Shirley’s literary muse prove elusive, Rose’s curiosity and trusting nature make her tender prey for a brilliant author whose only allegiance is to her work.

Cast: Elisabeth Moss , Odessa Young , Michael Stuhlbarg , Logan Lerman

The Night House (2020)

A new film from the horror specialist, known for the film “Ritual” and the series “Kaleidoscope of Horrors.” The brilliant cast and good rating even more inspire to watch.

The husband of school teacher Beth committed suicide after 14 years of marriage. Beth was completely unstuck: she got away from friends, started drinking, and in a strange way she feels the presence of her husband. Having decided to figure it out, she discovers terrible secrets that she should not have known.

Cast: Rebecca Hall , Sarah Goldberg , Stacy Martin

Escape from Pretoria (2020)

A screen version of Tim Jenkin’s biographical book, Inside and Out: Escape from Pretoria Prison. This story of two freedom fighters serving sentences in one of the most severe prisons in the world is already being compared with the legendary Shawshank Redemption.

Pretoria is a terrible place: getting out of it is much harder than dying. Confident in their innocence, not wanting to wait for fate, the heroes plan a daring escape.

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe , Ian Hart , Daniel Webber

Inheritance (2020)

The second film directed by Von Stein, who manages to attract world-class stars to his projects. Simon Pegg lost 12 kg for his role in The Dark Heritage.

The plot focuses on Lauren Monroe – the district attorney and daughter of the owner of a multi-million dollar empire. Using hints, screenwriters provide viewers with an opportunity to independently figure out what this message means.

Cast: Lily Collins , Simon Pegg , Connie Nielsen , Chace Crawford

The Rhythm Section (2020)

Blake Lively stars as Stephanie Patrick, an ordinary woman on a path of self-destruction after her family is tragically killed in a plane crash. When Stephanie discovers that the crash was not an accident, she enters a dark, complex world to seek revenge on those responsible and find her own redemption. Based on the novel by Mark Burnell, from director Reed Morano (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) and the producers of the James Bond film series, The Rhythm Section also stars Jude Law and Sterling K. Brown. 

Cast: Blake Lively , Richard Brake , Matilda Ziegler

Promising Young Woman (2020)

Another tape about the revenge thriller. Kesi is a beautiful, smart and promising student at a prestigious medical university. A bright future awaited her, if not for a tragic accident. Now the girl leads a double life: she earns money in a cafe and takes revenge on all the men who come across her on the way.

The film was taken by the creator of the 2nd season of the series “Killing Eve” Emirald Fennel. She managed to collect a brilliant cast and skillfully combine the intense thriller and light comedy.

Cast: Carey Mulligan , Bo Burnham, Laverne Cox . Clancy Brown

The Hunt (2020)

“Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don’t know where they are — or how they got there. In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, ruthless elitists gather at a remote location to hunt humans for sport. But their master plan is about to be derailed when one of the hunted, Crystal, turns the tables on her pursuers.

Cast: Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank , Ike Barinholtz , Wayne Duvall

The Decline (2020)

Six devoted fans of an extreme Remote Survivalist Trainer are invited to his expansive secret compound for a time of personal mentoring, when a tragic accident leaves one person dead, and the survivalist experience transforms into something none of them saw coming.

Cast: Guillaume Laurin , Marie-Evelyne Lessard , Réal Bossé , Marc Beaupré

A Fall from Grace (2020)

Grace Waters (Crystal Fox), a longtime pillar of her Virginia community, stays composed when her ex weds his mistress and her son moves away. With convincing from her best friend Sarah (Phylicia Rashad), she tries putting herself first, and a handsome stranger (Mehcad Brooks) becomes her surprise second love. Yet any woman can snap, and Grace’s new husband soon ravages her life, her work and – many say – her sanity. Shuttered in a cell awaiting trial for his murder, Grace’s only hope for vindication lies with Jasmine Bryant (Bresha Webb), a public defender who has never tried a case. Co-starring Oscar nominee Cicely Tyson and writer/director Tyler Perry, A FALL FROM GRACE is a mesmerizing thriller built from unthinkable secrets.

Cast: Crystal Fox , Phylicia Rashad , Bresha Webb ,
Mehcad Brooks
, Cicely Tyson

Lost Girls (2020)

When Mari Gilbert’s (Academy Award® nominee Amy Ryan) daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers Mari will not let the world forget. From Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus, LOST GIRLS is inspired by true events detailed in Robert Kolker’s “Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery.” World premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

Cast: Amy Ryan , Thomasin McKenzie , Gabriel Byrne , Lola Kirke

His House (2020)

A refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface.

Cast: Vivien Bridson , Yvonne Campbell , Bradley Banton

Surge (2020)

Joseph is a modest guy who lives in London and serves at the airport. His whole life is a home and work, but relations with colleagues do not work out at all. Joseph is so inconspicuous that only his parents remember his birthday. It becomes the last straw and awakens a real hurricane in it.

The events of the film take place on the streets of London for 24 hours, while the main character is trying to finally find himself.

Cast: Ben Whishaw , Jasmine Jobson

What movie would you call the perfect thriller? Which of the last viewed tapes do you remember the most?

Preview photo of The Rhythm Section / Paramount Pictures

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