Live Poll: The Best 2010s 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 2010s.

Which of these 2010s psychological thrillers are you most likely to remember?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls029933921/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/BAaaAaoZRSg/
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Suggesting:
  • Maniac (2012) (even though it can never compare to the original)
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These are great suggestions (considered the first two early on) but where I’m stuck is figuring out whether or not to include films that are predominantly horror-based.

It’s tough because films like Split, Get Out and the Babadook would be popular but might err on the Horror side more than I’d want, deviating away from a “thriller”.

What do you think Groove? Does the current list stay mostly away from horror? If I’ve already listed a few horror-heavy films in my list, I have no problem adding these ^
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I saw that one coming
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Haha nice one!
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I saw that one coming
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Lol, if it ain't broke right?
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Bump!
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Forgot about the 2010s version of this poll series... bump!
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Any more thoughts/opinions?
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Split (2016) probably merits a spot. According to Wikipedia, "Split is a 2016 American psychological horror thriller film written, co-produced and directed by M. Night Shyamalan[4] and starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Betty Buckley."

I was nice to see the low-budget indie, Frozen (I) (2010) on the list. I liked how it played on every skier's worst fear.
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You're definitely right Urbane. It's been added - and yes! Frozen was awesome; totally makes you want to stay away from the slopes. 
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Gone Girl (2014)
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Awesome thanks for the vote leavey!
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Anyone have some films from this year they'd like to add?
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Thanks for these suggs NDb! I've added Annihilation and Take Shelter but the others I found stray a little too far away from purely psycho-thriller into other genres like horror or Sci-Fi so I think for the time being I'll keep 'em off. Love BR2049 though!
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Fair enough, I will agree with you on BR2049 and Hereditary. 10 Cloverfield Lane still feels like it fits the mold, Goodman did an amazing job.
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Shutter Island
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Adding Joker (2019)!
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You should wait to add Joker, it is not even release yet.
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If it is a problem, then the poll will not go live until sometime after Joker is released. But does that sound so unpleasant?
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Yeah, I think we're good on that.
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FYC
You Were Really Never Here
https://m.imdb.com/title/tt5742374/?r...
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It's there!
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Probably now will be my vote
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Hi'ya, Kyle. How are you? Great intro., good poll, good list of several good movies.

My vote: probably 'Nightcrawler' but maybe 'Nocturnal Animals' or "Martha Marcy May Marlene.'
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I'm good Ruby! Hope you are doing well :)

Still gotta catch Nocturnal and MMMM but LOVE Nightcrawler; one of the coolest films of this decade IMO. 

Thanks so much for the kind words on the poll!
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'Red Lights' has a Metacritic rating of 36 and although the IMDb rating is much better, it's not great. 'House at the End of the Street' fares even worse. I think it's a really good list but I'm wondering if some parameters would make it a bit more objective? And getting rid of a few of the more weakly received ones would make room for any others that might be suggested, even after it goes live, perhaps.

This didn't yield much, though: https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?title_type=feature&release_date=2010-01-01,2019-12-31&use...

This may have a few that fit: https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?title_type=feature&release_date=2010-01-01,2019-12-31&use...

FYC:
 - Enemy (as psychological of a thriller as there is, perhaps)
 - Burning  (https://www.npr.org/2018/11/06/662522761/inside-this-deceptively-simple-story-lurks-a-burning-psycho...)
 - Personal Shopper (the whole ghost thing is really a metaphor, as I see it, for the questions of identity at the heart of a psychological thriller)

 - Border
 -Destroyer

 -Wakefield (I think it's a psychological thriller but not as much as the above)
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Rubes,

Great idea - I think it's good to omit the worse ones of the bunch to save room for a few as you said. I think for now, my parameter will be no thriller less than a 6.4 can qualify but maybe with more time I can cross-reference this with tomatoes/metacritic scores with some kind of weighted average method.

Enemy was already there but I'll add Burning for now before making some final decisions. Thank you as always!
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Hahaha, I like "Rubes." It's up there with "Suzy" (Dibby's name for me) and "Fruit" (rocky's name for me). Does Dibyayan have a nickname for you?

Oh, and about the poll: it looks great. Do you consider it to be ready?
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Haha glad you like it! It's catchy to say - and yes, he calls me "Peru" lol

Yep, it looks all good to me :)
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Oh yeah, that's right - I remember "Peru" now, lol. 
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What about 'Logan Lucky'? (2017)
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I don't really consider it a psychological thriller to be honest. According to wikipedia, it's categorized as a "heist comedy film".
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They're good suggestions but I consider them predominantly horror; and I did my best to separate horror films since many of these often fall under the psychological thriller theme.
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'Get Out' is a pure psychological thriller! How psychological does it have to get to be psychological enough? It's a psychological crime story with no(!) paranormal or supernatural factors. It simply is a thriller and a crime story built on subliminal racism. And 'We' is as well (without racism, but a little more SciFi like).
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Yeah that's a good point I'll probably re-add Get Out I had it initially in there and wanted to wean out horror films but that's a pretty hard one to argue against lol. If I add that then Us probably should be in there too. Thanks.
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Well Kyle, it's your list. I just wondered. :)
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Thank you for putting them on the list. I still didn't vote, because I'm first watching 'Joker' and then I will decide. This Sunday we got nearly best seats for 'Joker' in the middle to a 20m screen. My expectation grows every day, the trailers are unbearable to me now. :)
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I can't vote this poll, it is too hard to pick between Joker and Inception. This is why I would have made this poll 2011 to 2020.
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2020 would be out of the 2010s though lol
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The hardest decision of my life.
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Congratulations.