Live Poll: The Best 1990s Psychological Thriller

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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 1990s.

Which of these 1990s psychological thrillers are you most likely to remember?

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I would say “The.Silence of Athens Lambs” or “The Sixth Sense”.
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“Silence Of The Lambs”.
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When Funny Games is an option, Funny Games will almost always be my vote. Also, WOW they actually accepted my contribution to add horror as a genre!!! First time I've ever had a very reasonable genre addition accepted. :')
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Let’s ask this rhetorical question? What makes a “psychological thrillers” memborable?

To me, it is two things:

1 - it has got to have an interesting twisting plot to pull you in and get you thinking. You, as an audience member, can’t be a passive observer. You have to be on the edge of your seat.

2 - you can’t see the end coming. You have to be kept in suspense the entire time. Without that, the film fails.
Hitchcock was a master at this. Almost all of his films were psychological thrillers. Especially “Psycho”, and “Marnie” and “Spellbound” and “Rebecca”.
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The decade-genre poll industry strikes again, some of us try to "adapt" but you're too much of a rollercoaster, Kyle. Please give us a chance... can't you get back to something more "crafty" for a little while? :)
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'Silence of the lambs' is a great deal for sure ! But I'll vote for 'Cape Frear' Which definitely gets to less attention in this poll. "Scorsese" is one of the best in this genre.
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Thanks for the list. There are few movies I haven't watched yet. :D
Voted for Silence of the Lambs.
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