psychological thrillers

All posts tagged psychological thrillers

A Clockwork Orange - (1971 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066921/

here for reference

For people who don't like this movie and bail early: This was made in a time when you can't pause or leave. It's meant to be "bad" to an uncomfortable degree before it begins to make its point(s).



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The Brain Hack - (2015 short)

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3704676/
https://vimeo.com/118342272

A software engineer stumbles on a way to connect visual patterns with brain patterns, and pursues a shortcut to experience god.

Pretty neat.

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Don't Worry Darling - (2022 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10731256/

A workaholic can't deal with being entitled and bored.

Really REALLY boring. I could have written it so much better that it's depressing to have watched.

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Black Mirror꞉ Bandersnatch image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9495224/
https://www.netflix.com/title/80988062
tuckersoft.net/ealing20541 (fictional company website)

A games designer stops taking his meds.

A special kind of bad.



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Sucker Punch - (2011 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0978764/
https://www.warnerbros.com/movies/sucker-punch

A girl withdraws into her imagination to numb herself from abuse.

Quite a good movie, that's made even better because average people were confused by it. This movie has a whole bunch of strange tags which all make sense if you think about it. You probably don't want to think too hard about it, because it'll hurt your heart.



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Starfish - (2018 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5700182/

A girl goes insane or maybe it's aliens; who knows.

It had a lot of hope, but the writer changed anti-psychotic prescriptions mid-way and the movie went stupid.



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Joker - (2019 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7286456/
https://www.joker.movie/

A boy is abused, gets hit on the head, is institutionalized and has a daydream.

Raises the bar for acting with this character. A good movie, but definitely not traditional. Riveting without a particularly obvious thread. It could have been a whole lot better, but it would have needed to delve into the true and far darker roots of the main character; his mother, and you can't do that because she's a woman.

After watching this movie I just realized I didn't see the earlier one. Whoops.



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