Looking for something exciting and cerebral to watch this weekend? Tired of browsing through the list of movies and cannot select one? To avoid the fight of what to watch, we have come up with a list of exciting thrillers that you can add to the watch list. If you are someone who enjoys unexpected twists and turns these thrillers will definitely excite you. Sit back on your couch and relax as you watch some amazing mind-boggling stories.
Thrillers can touch on many different subgenres, but they live and die on whether they make viewers feel suspense, anxiety, tension, and surprise. We’ve pulled together a list of 10 of our favourite thrillers available on the OTT platforms. These are the movies that will keep your eyes glued to the screen and your palms wrapped around your seat. 1. The Prestige
Undoubtedly a movie with one of the most unpredictable plot twists ever. This is a must-watch created by the master filmmaker Christopher Nolan. A movie after a tragic accident, it is about two stage magicians in the 1890s from London engaging in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other. The movie falls under the genre of Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller. A plot that you can discuss for weeks, as it is so detailed and completely open to interpretation. A promising performance that will stay with you long after it’s over.
Where to Watch: Netflix Duration: 2 Hours, 10 minutes
Based on Robert Graysmith’s non-fiction book of the same name, Zodiac is an American mystery thriller set in the early 1960s and late 1970s with a stellar star cast of Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo and Jake Gyllenhaal. The film revolves around a serial killer who is in San Fransico, spreading fear by stalking the residents. He sends the bloodstained clothes of the victims to the police, cryptic messages, and more, while his identity is unknown to anyone.
An investigator and a reporter are soon set to find the truth. The movie is narrated with an engaging screenplay, which pulls you down to a humbling cinematic experience with its intriguing plot and remarkable performances. If deep, dark, dramatic thrillers are your thing, Zodiac is a must-watch.
Where to Watch: Netflix & Prime Video Duration: 2 Hours, 34 minutes
3. Shutter Island
A film by Martin Scorsese set in 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo and Ben Kingsley, the ending will not only surprise you but will leave you in shock. If you have enjoyed any Scorsese movies in the past or have enjoyed movies that include surrealism, Shutter Island combines the two into an intense thriller that boggles the mind and possibly even “corrodes it or rusts it”. Where to Watch: Prime Video Duration: 2 Hours, 14 minutes
4. The Imitation Game
A movie by Morten Tyldum, in which during World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with the help of fellow mathematicians while attempting to come to terms with his troubled private life. With an interesting plot that will keep you in suspense throughout and not forget the great characters who are so likeable will keep you invested throughout.
Where to Watch: Netflix Duration: 1 Hour, 54 minutes
5. The Killing of the Sacred Deer
A movie you aren’t supposed to ENJOY, but appreciate it. It tells a story of a cardiovascular surgeon who lives a seemingly perfect life, personal and professional. But everything topples over itself when he meets Martin, a fatherless teen who insinuates himself in the doctor’s life in very unsettling ways. The suspense factor here is Martin’s intent and what he plans to accomplish. This Yorgos Lanthimos – directorial won the award for the best screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival. If you are someone who appreciates brain teasers, The Killing of the Sacred Deer is a must-watch.
Where to Watch: Netflix Duration: 2 Hours
6. Knives Out
This movie by Rian Johnson narrates the story of a detective who investigates the death of an 85-year-old wealthy novelist on his birthday. With a situation full of red herrings and lies, the detective takes it upon himself to uncover the truth. It is a cleverly scripted film, shining in the smart and affectionate 70s murder mystery throwbacks and some deliciously salty one-liners. If you love suspenseful murder mysteries, this is the best pick for you.
Where to Watch: Prime Video Duration: 2 Hours 10 minutes
This interesting movie features Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu, Badla tells the story of a woman who is the prime suspect in two deaths and how her lawyer tries to fight her case. She claims that she is innocent and is being set up, the suspense however remains is who is the real killer and what he wants from the protagonist. A movie filled with beautiful scenic marshland and woodland. Of course, with an amazing performance by the OG superstar Mr Amitabh Bachchan, this is a movie that will make you want to chew off all your nails.
Where to Watch: Netflix Duration: 1 Hour, 58 minutes
8. Forensic A Malayalam psychological mystery thriller, filled with suspense and tension. A medico-legal-advisor who uses his skills to uncover the mystery behind a series of murders committed by a psychotic killer. This movie calls for a bit of strength of the imagination, if you are interested in putting on an investigator’s hat to play a guessing game, this could be just the thing for you.
Where to Watch: Netflix Duration: 2 Hours, 14 minutes
9. Haseen Dilruba
A Vinil Mathew movie, where under investigation as a suspect in her husband’s murder, a wife reveals details of her thorny marriage that seem to only further blur the truth. It’s a story of starkly different worlds of Rani and Rishu that has the simplicity and relatability of a small town and at the same time, an eerie sense of the looming disaster waiting to happen. It is a delectably dark and defiant love story with a thrilling twist.
Where to Watch: Netflix Duration: 2 Hours, 16 minutes
10. The Gray Man One of the movies to quickly become the most-watched thriller film on Netflix. With an ensemble cast of Ryan Gosling, Chris Evan and Ana de Armes. The movie follows when the CIA’s most skilled operative-whose true identity is known to none – accidentally uncovers dark agency secrets, a psychopathic former colleague puts a bounty on his head, setting off a global manhunt by international assassins. Pick it up to watch some great performances from superstars.
Where to Watch: Netflix Duration: 2 Hours
The twists and turns of the thriller keep our adrenaline flowing and activate a part of our brains that is normally not stimulated. These sets off chemicals that have us feeling euphoric and the feeling can be very addictive. What are you waiting for? Grab the snacks and get along to watch them all. Do let us know in the comments which movie you loved and would recommend to others. For more such interesting content on men’s lifestyle follow us on our social media platforms and subscribe to our newsletter. Join our WhatsApp community for more interesting content regularly.