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5 of the Best Psychological thriller movies based on books To Watch

Psychological thrillers have a certain allure that keeps you guessing whilst gripping your fear, paranoia and an adrenaline rush. Whether it is a best seller or a cinema favourite, we can all agree that they can be perversely addictive.


A lot of books have been well adapted to film and luckily for readers a lot of these films are nearly as gripping as the books. Below are some movie adaptions of fantastic books that will keep you busy and of course psychologically thrilled.


Psychological Thriller Movies Based on Books. Netflix. Gone girl, The girl on the train, The woman in the window, Single White Female, Nocturnal animals

Psychological Thriller Movies Based on Books. Netflix. Gone girl, The girl on the train, The woman in the window, Single White Female, Nocturnal animals

Gillian Flynn's Gone girls' is one of those adaptations where it's as good as the book. The book was beautifully written and the adaptation was well executed. The casting, the pace and the picture quality were all astounding. Best of all, the twist. The movie was going to be a success offering a refreshing blend of romance, unexpected turns and testing on what is morally right and wrong about every single character.


The most beautiful thing about this adaptation is the narration. Both characters are right and wrong. The audience is kept guessing but ultimately I'm with AMY. Rosamund Pike is brilliant. One has no choice while watching this but to notice her. She is Amy and no one messes with the amazing Amy. The seemingly perfect wife becomes one of the best characters in a psychological thriller.


Psychological Thriller Movies Based on Books. Netflix. Gone girl, The girl on the train, The woman in the window, Single White Female, Nocturnal animals

Girl on a train was marketed as the next, "Gone Girl." Now, the book was set in London but the film was set in America. The movie features Emily Blunt fan favourite and is directed by Tate Taylor.


The plot for this film is interesting in a going-on kind of way. Our main character is unreliable as she is drunk most of the time, and was know very little of our other narrators as everything unfolds beautifully and paced. This confusion creates a gripping plot that keeps you glued to the mystery plot.


We watch as three women suffer at the hands of men, showing their vulnerability and ultimately a fatal ending.


Psychological Thriller Movies Based on Books. Netflix. Gone girl, The girl on the train, The woman in the window, Single White Female, Nocturnal animals

This movie is an adaptation of the Austin Wright novel, Tony and Susan, Nocturnal Animals by Tom Ford. Amy Adams plays a woman who reads a manuscript given to her by her ex-husband (played by Jake Gyllenhaal). The most shocking part is that the husband has written about the physical violence and murder of the ex-wife and the daughter, in his fictional manuscript.


This plot is unusual, and the adaptation uses an interesting set of characters. The imaging created mental torture and can be difficult to watch due to the nature of violence. The question becomes, why would the ex-husband write this?


Psychological Thriller Movies Based on Books. Netflix. Gone girl, The girl on the train, The woman in the window, Single White Female, Nocturnal animals

Another thriller with Amy Adams as the main character. Amy Adams stars as Anna Fox a psychologist with agoraphobia - an anxiety disorder in which one fears and avoids places or situations that might cause panic and make you feel trapped, helpless and embarrassed. This character spies on her neighbours and witnesses an act of violence.


This adaptation is great and is sure to make your evening a little more interesting. If you are a binge-watcher and loved The Woman in the Window, Netflix created a spin-off, "The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window (weirdest longest title)."



Psychological Thriller Movies Based on Books. Netflix. Gone girl, The girl on the train, The woman in the window, Single White Female, Nocturnal animals

This movie is adapted from John Lutz's novel, "Single white female." The movie works due to the main character and the allure of shock and unexpected twists every few minutes. This is a classic and a must-watch.


This adaptation focuses on Allison Jones (Bridget Fonda) who lives with her fiancé until she finds out he is cheating and she has to find a roommate. She gets a roommate after advertising that she is a single white female in a newspaper ad. Her roommate is a shy-looking Hedra Carlson (Jennifer Jason Leigh). Everything is great until Allison's ex-boyfriend returns and they restart their relationship and Hedra becomes the worst roommate ever.




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