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Fri, Sep 7, 2018 1:42 AM

Live Poll: The Best 2010s Psychological Thriller

These films showed us characters suffering huge breakdowns and as a viewer, we were sucked right into their crumbling worlds along with them. Tense, provoking, mind-bending; these are the best psychological-thriller films of the 2010s.

Which of these 2010s psychological thrillers are you most likely to remember?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls029933921/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/BAaaAaoZRSg/

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a year ago

Bump!

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a year ago

Bump!

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a year ago

Bump!

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Thanks for these suggs NDb! I've added Annihilation and Take Shelter but the others I found stray a little too far away from purely psycho-thriller into other genres like horror or Sci-Fi so I think for the time being I'll keep 'em off. Love BR2049 though!

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Fair enough, I will agree with you on BR2049 and Hereditary. 10 Cloverfield Lane still feels like it fits the mold, Goodman did an amazing job.

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a year ago

Shutter Island

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a year ago

Adding Joker (2019)!

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If it is a problem, then the poll will not go live until sometime after Joker is released. But does that sound so unpleasant?

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Yeah, I think we're good on that.

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a year ago

FYC
You Were Really Never Here
https://m.imdb.com/title/tt5742374/?r...

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It's there!

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Probably now will be my vote

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a year ago

Hi'ya, Kyle. How are you? Great intro., good poll, good list of several good movies.

My vote: probably 'Nightcrawler' but maybe 'Nocturnal Animals' or "Martha Marcy May Marlene.'

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I'm good Ruby! Hope you are doing well :)

Still gotta catch Nocturnal and MMMM but LOVE Nightcrawler; one of the coolest films of this decade IMO. 

Thanks so much for the kind words on the poll!

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'Red Lights' has a Metacritic rating of 36 and although the IMDb rating is much better, it's not great. 'House at the End of the Street' fares even worse. I think it's a really good list but I'm wondering if some parameters would make it a bit more objective? And getting rid of a few of the more weakly received ones would make room for any others that might be suggested, even after it goes live, perhaps.

This didn't yield much, though: https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?title_type=feature&release_date=2010-01-01,2019-12-31&use...

This may have a few that fit: https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?title_type=feature&release_date=2010-01-01,2019-12-31&use...

FYC:
 - Enemy (as psychological of a thriller as there is, perhaps)
 - Burning  (https://www.npr.org/2018/11/06/662522761/inside-this-deceptively-simple-story-lurks-a-burning-psycho...)
 - Personal Shopper (the whole ghost thing is really a metaphor, as I see it, for the questions of identity at the heart of a psychological thriller)

 - Border
 -Destroyer

 -Wakefield (I think it's a psychological thriller but not as much as the above)

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Rubes,

Great idea - I think it's good to omit the worse ones of the bunch to save room for a few as you said. I think for now, my parameter will be no thriller less than a 6.4 can qualify but maybe with more time I can cross-reference this with tomatoes/metacritic scores with some kind of weighted average method.

Enemy was already there but I'll add Burning for now before making some final decisions. Thank you as always!

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Hahaha, I like "Rubes." It's up there with "Suzy" (Dibby's name for me) and "Fruit" (rocky's name for me). Does Dibyayan have a nickname for you?

Oh, and about the poll: it looks great. Do you consider it to be ready?

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Haha glad you like it! It's catchy to say - and yes, he calls me "Peru" lol

Yep, it looks all good to me :)

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Oh yeah, that's right - I remember "Peru" now, lol. 

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a year ago

What about 'Logan Lucky'? (2017)

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I don't really consider it a psychological thriller to be honest. According to wikipedia, it's categorized as a "heist comedy film".

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They're good suggestions but I consider them predominantly horror; and I did my best to separate horror films since many of these often fall under the psychological thriller theme.

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'Get Out' is a pure psychological thriller! How psychological does it have to get to be psychological enough? It's a psychological crime story with no(!) paranormal or supernatural factors. It simply is a thriller and a crime story built on subliminal racism. And 'We' is as well (without racism, but a little more SciFi like).

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Yeah that's a good point I'll probably re-add Get Out I had it initially in there and wanted to wean out horror films but that's a pretty hard one to argue against lol. If I add that then Us probably should be in there too. Thanks.

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Well Kyle, it's your list. I just wondered. :)

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Thank you for putting them on the list. I still didn't vote, because I'm first watching 'Joker' and then I will decide. This Sunday we got nearly best seats for 'Joker' in the middle to a 20m screen. My expectation grows every day, the trailers are unbearable to me now. :)