The Top 10 Most Terrifying Movies on Netflix
2022 will be a great summer for moviegoers. Movies are popular for several reasons (or, more commonly, sit at home and watch from the comfort of their own home). Here is a list of the most terrifying movies.
Netflix offers several good thrillers. Only the best remains. Here are political thrillers, action films, and horror thrillers.
Check out the list of best thrillers on Netflix
1. Under the Shadow
Babak Anvari’s debut film mixes otherworldly terror with real-world tragedies. Narges Rashidi plays Shideh, a medical student who couldn’t study during Tehran’s War of the Cities.
After Shideh’s husband went to the front line, fighting and bombing near her and her daughter intensified. A malevolent genie torments Shideh and Dorsa.
Powerful performances and superb filming make this picture tough to see. Anvari’s directorial debut is marked by his love of movies as he grew up before VCRs and VHS. Anvari says the otherworldly horrors aren’t as horrible as Shideh’s reality. Mark Kermode, a British film critic, called this 2016’s best film.
2. The Hurt Locker
As an explosive specialist, Jeremy Renner appears in Kathryn Bigelow’s nerve-shredding, highly acclaimed military drama that examines the Iraq War and its effect on veterans.
Avatar, directed by Bigelow’s ex-husband James Cameron, won the Academy Award for Best Picture. This is also the first Best Picture-winning picture directed by a woman.
3. I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Jessie Buckley appeared in Charlie Kaufman’s psychological thriller a year after Wild Rose.
I’m Thinking of Ending Things follows a young couple on a road trip and examines the seemingly unrelated. Despite being overly intelligent, the film’s riddles make it worth seeing.
4. His House
The horror debut by Remi Weekes follows a little hamlet in Europe where South Sudanese refugees have to adapt to a dangerous new existence.
In the vein of The Babadook or Under the Shadow, this is a horror film that isn’t a sequence of objects that pop out and scare you. Wunmi Mosaku and Sope Dirisu, the stars of the film, bring the real-world subject matter to life in a twisted and terrible way.
5. I Am Mother
The issue with robots is that you never know what they’re thinking. This is a lesson we’ve learned over and over in the sci-fi genre, and Grant Sputore’s future mystery — about a child raised by a robot in a post-apocalyptic bunker — is no different.
The film’s tension begins with Mother’s blank, impenetrable stare, and increases when a stranger challenges the robot’s accountability.
6. The Guilty
An abducted lady is the focus of The Guilty, Jake Gyllenhaal’s strongest performance as a police officer with a history of violence.
In my review of The Guilty, I remarked, “Gyllenhaal mixes all [his] qualities into one uncomfortably tight performance.” As detective-turned-911 dispatcher Joe Baylor, he gives an emotionally powerful performance.
7. It Follows
David Robert Mitchell’s thriller about a shapeshifting murderer may frighten adults. Many production designs and character acts in this film are nonsensical.Mitchell throws you off from the start, in subtle ways. The Shining used a similar strategy to scare us.
While modern horror films like Annabelle or It depend primarily on loud bangs and jump scares, It Follows has a silence and stillness that you won’t find anywhere else. It Follows is a patient film that rewards attentive viewers with a deeply upsetting experience that is both artistic and terrifying.
Universal’s found-footage thriller about teens haunted by a demonic ghost while using Skype made $64 million on a $1 million budget.
Searching and Host have received critical acclaim for their usage of screen-based found-footage narrative, which was also utilized in Open Windows. This year saw the release of a sequel to Unfriended, titled Unfriended: Dark Web.
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9. Cop Car
An action movie about two young boys who steal a police car and get themselves engaged in a hostage scenario has Kevin Bacon as one of the heroes of the action sequences.
Critics and fans alike were thrilled with Cop Car’s simplicity and effectiveness. Afterward, Watts directed the standalone Spider-Man films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
10. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig are Oscar nominees for their parts in David Fincher’s Hollywood remake of the 2009 Swedish film.
Fincher’s polished picture may be technically better than the original, but many fans of the pulpy content will mourn the film’s rougher edges and raw intensity.
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