Christmas Day, a time for joy and celebration, also provides the perfect backdrop for a thrilling movie marathon. As the holiday lights twinkle, why not add a touch of suspense to your festivities? Here’s a curated list of 7 great Netflix thrillers that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the day.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011): Nordic Noir Mystery
Kick off your Christmas thriller binge with “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Based on Stieg Larsson’s novel, this Nordic noir mystery follows investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist and hacker Lisbeth Salander as they delve into a decades-old disappearance in Sweden. Unravel the layers of suspense and secrets in this gripping tale.
Bird Box (2018): Post-Apocalyptic Tension
In “Bird Box,” Sandra Bullock leads an ensemble cast in a post-apocalyptic thriller where a mysterious force drives people to madness upon sight. With blindfolds as their only defense, the characters navigate a world where the unseen becomes the greatest terror. Brace yourself for tension and heart-pounding moments in this gripping tale.
Gone Girl (2014): Psychological Cat-and-Mouse
Directed by David Fincher, “Gone Girl” is a psychological thriller that explores the complexities of marriage and media scrutiny. When Amy Dunne goes missing, the narrative takes unexpected twists, blurring the lines between truth and deception. Join the cat-and-mouse game as the characters’ lives unravel in the face of relentless media attention.
The Invitation (2015): Dinner Party Suspense
“The Invitation” takes a suspenseful turn during a seemingly ordinary dinner party. As a man attends a gathering hosted by his ex-wife and her new husband, the evening takes a dark and ominous path. Feel the tension rise as secrets surface, leading to an unforgettable climax. This one will keep you guessing until the last moment.
Nightcrawler (2014): Dark Journalism Thrills
“Nightcrawler” follows the morally ambiguous Louis Bloom, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, as he becomes a freelance crime journalist in the dark underbelly of Los Angeles. Experience the thrill of the night as Bloom goes to extreme lengths to capture crime scenes and sensational footage. It’s a gripping exploration of the blurred lines between journalism and voyeurism.
The Witch (2015): Historical Horror
For those who enjoy a mix of history and horror, “The Witch” is set in 1630s New England. Follow a Puritan family as they confront forces of evil lurking in the woods beyond their farm. Atmospheric and chilling, this historical horror film transports you to a time where folklore and fear intertwine.
Before I Go to Sleep (2014): Memory Loss Mystery
“Before I Go to Sleep” stars Nicole Kidman as Christine, an amnesiac who wakes up each day with no memory of her past. As she pieces together her history, she discovers disturbing truths about her life. Dive into the mystery of memory loss and the psychological toll it takes on Christine in this haunting thriller.