10 best movies like Psycho (1960)

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Psycho 1960
When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother. The place seems quirky, but fine… until Marion decides to take a shower.

List of the best movies like Psycho (1960): Secret Window, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Foxcatcher, They Look Like People, Enemy, Klute, Spellbound, Session 9, Kafka, Unforgettable.

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Secret Window (2004)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his innocence, he begins to question his own sanity.

A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

Foxcatcher (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.

They Look Like People (2016)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA

Suspecting that people around him are turning into evil creatures, a troubled man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself.

Enemy (2013)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, Spain
Duration01:28

A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man's private affairs.

Klute (1971)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

A high-priced call girl is forced to depend on a reluctant private eye when she is stalked by a psychopath.

Spellbound (1945)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, detective, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

When Dr. Anthony Edwardes arrives at a Vermont mental hospital to replace the outgoing hospital director, Dr. Constance Peterson, a psychoanalyst, discovers Edwardes is actually an impostor. The man confesses that the real Dr. Edwardes is dead and fears he may have killed him, but cannot recall anything. Dr. Peterson, however is convinced his impostor is innocent of the man's murder, and joins him on a quest to unravel his amnesia through psychoanalysis.

Session 9 (2001)
Duration01:37

Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.

Kafka (1991)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:38

Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. He eventually penetrates the secret organization and must confront them.

Unforgettable (1996)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

Ray Liotta stars as a medical examiner who has been acquitted for his wife's murder but many still question his innocence. Obsessed with finding his wife's killer, a possible solution presents itself in an experimental serum designed by a neurobiology Linda Fiorentino which has the ability to transfer memories from one person to another, but not without consequences. Liotta driven to solve the case injects himself with the serum, bringing him closer and closer to finding her killer but bringing him closer to death.

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The Boston Strangler (1968)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from the point of view of the investigators who have very few clues to build a case upon.

Mr. Brooks (2007)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.

Shock Corridor (1963)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

Determined to pull in the Pulitzer Prize, reporter Johnny Barrett will go to any length necessary to win the coveted award. When he learns of an unsolved murder committed at a mental institution, Barrett devises a scheme to solve it and earn himself recognition. With the assistance of a psychiatrist and his girlfriend, Barrett convinces the doctors at the institution to commit him. Once inside, he begins his investigation -- and gradually loses his mind.

War (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller
CountryIndia

Khalid, is entrusted with the task of eliminating Kabir, a former soldier turned rogue, as he engages in an epic battle with his mentor who had taught him everything.

Time Lapse (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantastic, thriller, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures 24 hours into the future and conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop.

Dead Ringers (1988)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountryCanada
Duration01:56

Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the meeker of the two, without the woman knowing the difference. Beverly falls hard for one of the patients, Claire, but when she inadvertently deceives him, he slips into a state of madness.

Kill Your Friends (2015)
Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, comedy, crime, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:34

In the late 1990s, a drug-addled nihilist resorts to murder to climb the ladder of the London music industry.

Lost Highway (1997)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, detective
CountryFrance, USA
Duration02:14

A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.

Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

A Harvard Medical School graduate takes a position at a mental institution and soon becomes obsessed with a female mental patient, but he has no idea of a recent and horrifying staffing change.

Coherence (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:29

On the night a comet is passing near Earth, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. When the power goes out, they discover that the only house on the street left with power also holds many secrets.

Se7en (1995)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:07

Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset researches each sin in an effort to get inside the killer's mind, while his novice partner, Mills, scoffs at his efforts to unravel the case.

The Grief Tourist (2013)
Markimdb: 5
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:20

JIM TAHANA doesn't leave much of an impression when he passes you by. But look closer and you'll sense his hunger - the deep hunger of an insatiable American soul - always scanning to devour something - anything that might fill the searing, unexplained void within him. Jim obsesses over the hobby that has been part of his DNA since he was a young boy: grief tourism - the act of traveling with the intent to visit places of tragedy or disaster. Every year his week-long vacations from work are spent going to grief tourist locations in the lives of different serial killers he is fascinated with. This years obsession is Carl Marznap, a mass murder from New Orleans, Louisiana. But this trip is no ordinary vacation as Jim's rancid sexual impulses and weakening grip on reality deteriorate into a violent despair that will ultimately unlock an unspeakable secret festering within him, bringing The Grief Tourist to it's brutal and shocking finale...

Marnie (1964)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:10

Marnie is a beautiful kleptomaniac who is in love with businessman Mark Rutland. Marnie who is a compulsive thief is being watched by her new boss Mark who suspects her of stealing from him and thus decides to blackmail her in the most unusual way. A psychological thriller from Alfred Hitchcock based on a novel of the same name by Winston Graham.

The Dead Zone (1983)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:43

Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the past, present and future life of anyone with whom he comes into physical contact.

Shallow Grave (1994)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:32

Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.

Bad Ronald (1974)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA

When awkward teen Ronald Wilby accidentally kills a young girl whose sister rejected his affections, his overbearing mother decides to hide him from the law by creating a concealed room in their home for him to live.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, drama, crime
CountryGermany, France, Spain, USA
Duration02:27

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.

Back in Crime (2013)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, fantasy, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:42

Inspector Richard Kemp never got around to putting the handcuffs around the Eardrum Slasher, a dangerous serial killer whose rampage began 20 years before. When Hélène, a psychologist, witnesses the Slasher’s latest crime and offers to testify, Kemp falls in love with her at first sight. In a mysterious turn of event, Kemp is suddenly transported back in time to the site of the Eardrum Slasher’s first murder, he realizes that this could provide a second chance to catch the killer...

Suspect Zero (2004)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration01:39

A killer is on the loose, and an FBI agent sifts through clues and learns that the bloodthirsty felon's victims of choice are other serial killers.

Mortal Thoughts (1991)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

A loathsome man ends up dead, but it's not clear who's to blame. If ever a person got what he deserved, it's James Urbanksi, an abusive drunk who steals from his wife, Joyce, and promises her close friend Cynthia Kellogg that she'll be the next target of his rage. At a group outing, James bleeds to death after someone cuts his throat. But because he's such a terrible human being, police aren't sure which of his acquaintances decided to kill him.




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