What are the best psychological horror movies?

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    #1Split

    Split

    Split is a 2016 film directed by M. Night Shyamalan which stars an incommensurable James McAvoy portraying almost 30 different personalities in a breathtaking thriller with a truly epic background story.  

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    Cheshta Patel
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "This is AMAZING. Mind boggling and thrilling. James McAvoy did not disappoint!"
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    #2Misery

    Misery

    Misery is a film adaptation of Stephen King's best-selling horror novel of the same name which stars James Caan and Academy Award-nominee Kathy Bates. It is said to be one of the best horror film ever made.

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    Joe Gardner
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "I've read the book so I was really excited to see the movie after reading. Misery gave me goosebumps! It also made me feel a little paranoid but that's how you know a movie is great!"
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    #3Black Swan

    Black Swan

    Black Swan is a 2010 psychological thriller set in the cutthroat world of New York City ballet. Nina, played by Natalie Portman, finds herself locked in a web of intrigue with a new rival at the company, both vying for the role of the Swan Queen. 

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    Trishla Jaiteley
    Written on June 1, 2018
    "I find this a very good psychological horror movie. I consider it one of the best. It is a gripping story about the descent into madness. The story makes more sense if you have seen Swan Lake."
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    #4The Shining

    The Shining

    The Shining is a 1980 horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on the book with the same title. The story is about a family that goes to a remote hotel during winter where an evil and paranormal presence influences the father into violence.

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    Ronald Wade
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "The Shining will always be a classic movie for me. The fear can be felt when the actors acted. It was able to capture the horror portrayed in the book."
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    #5The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs is a crime, drama, and thriller movie directed by Jonathan Demme and launched on February 14, 1991. Starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, the plot follows the story of a psychopath Buffalo Bill.

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    Roy Patterson
    Written on May 29, 2018
    "What a wonderful horrific suspenseful psychological thriller. I was on the edge of my seat the entire film trying to figure out what each character was doing and how they were involved. Great acting and good performances. "
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    #6The Babadook

    The Babadook

    Amelia (Essie Davis) lost her husband a few time ago. Now, she lives with her son and both start to feel the menace of a supernatural being that has entered into their lives through a childish book called the Babadook.

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    Andrea Ford
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "Baa..baa..DOOK DOOK DOOK! I can't get it out of my head! Truly scary and creepy it gave me the chills!"
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    #7It Follows

    It Follows

    After maintaining sexual relations for the first time with her boyfriend, Jay (Maika Monroe) starts to be persecuted by supernatural forces, that personified themselves as disturbing human beings.

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    Gilberto Morán
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "What a crazy horror flick this movie turned out to be. This girl had the craziest things happening to her, and right after she finally got some from her man. Girl this movie is a real trip and does your head in good."
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    #8Paranormal Activity

    Paranormal Activity

    Paranormal Activity is a horror, suspense documentary-type movie series consisting of 4 films, directed by Oren Peli. It was first released September 25, 2009, by Paramount Pictures. It starred Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, and Mark Fredrichs.

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    Grace Sun
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "It isn't that scary but it is kind of unique. I like the slow development of the story. The documentary type of shooting this movie is also very engaging to the audience."

Summary

Best What are the best psychological horror movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SplitMovies 18 Paid
2MiseryMovies 13 Paid
3Black SwanMovies 9 Paid
4The ShiningMovies 9 Paid
5The Silence of the LambsMovies 7 Paid
6The BabadookMovies 6 Paid
7It FollowsMovies 4 Paid
8Paranormal ActivityMovies 1 Paid
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