“Netflix and chill”…it’s the advanced swing of enjoying leisure time. Netflix has almost all of the Gen Z generation glued to it, and this generation is all the more interested in some thriller, psychological, noir, or mysterious genre. These genres have the elements of cynicism and stark lighting effects which keeps the viewers intrigued about what’s going to happen next. There are some completely enthralling movies that everyone who has a liking for this genre should watch.
Zodiac is a mystery thriller based on a non-fiction book by Robert Graysmith. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a cartoon artist and Robert Downey Jr as a reporter become obsessed with a case of a serial killer called Zodiac who terrorized San Francisco with his killing tactics. Mark Ruffalo is an investigator in the movie. The serial killer keeps taunting the investigating team with cryptic messages. The movie won’t let the viewers get distracted and keep giving those chills. This movie was released in 2007 and was voted the 12th most exceptional film of 21st century. It is a well-directed psychotic movie that everyone should watch.
2. NO COUNTRY for OLD MEN
Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen the movie is based on a novel by Cormac McCarthy in 2005. It is a noir, introspective, crime thriller film that has a storyline of how Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) who struggles financially ends up finding a suitcase full of cash but gets in trouble when a ruthless killer named Chigurh (Javier Bardem) starts hunting him. The film is filled with cold-blooded murders. The violence is completely staggering. It got nominated 109 times and won 76 awards. Don’t miss it!
Seven is a gore, thriller, and mysterious film based on the imagination of the screenwriter as he says he could sense the seven deadly sins that take place in New York City. The film is about how two homicide detectives named Somerset (Morgan Freeman) and Mills (Brad Pitt) hunt for the sociopathic killer named John Doe (Kevin Spacey) who justifies his crimes in the name of seven deadly sins that people commit. It is an R-rated film because of the horrific violence and strong language. Seven is a must-watch for lovers of this genre.
4. GONE GIRL
Gone Girl is a psychological thriller written and directed by Gillian Flynn and David Fincher in 2015. The film has the storyline of how a married couple Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck), a former writer, and his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) depicted as a joyful couple to the public but the reality starts unfolding when Amy goes missing on their fifth wedding anniversary and how Nick becomes the prime suspect in the case. The media grilling finally unveils the true colours of Amy and Nick. The movie also has the elements of dark comedy which makes it all the more interesting.
5. THE GAME
The Game is a nail-biter psychological thriller directed by David Fincher in 2011. The storyline is how a prosperous banker named Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas) who has nothing to do with the outer world gets involved in a real-life game given as a present by his brother Conrad (Sean Penn) on his birthday. The game turns out to be more life-threatening and personal. Orton ultimately begins striving for the answers as he starts fearing for his life. The Game keeps the viewers guessing what will happen next.
Wrapping it up, the psychological, mystery thriller keeps the suspense till the end of the movie. So, add some interesting stuff to your collection, and enjoy the thrilling, gore, and more mysterious award-winning movies of all time. Cook up some popcorn and get the movie started.