Top 15 Best Suspense Movies on Netflix 2018
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Summary: Here are top 15 best suspense movies on Netflix until 2018. Here we also show you how to rip Netflix DVD suspense movies to digital formats.
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Suspense movies, more commonly known as thrillers, have been an important part of the film industry since its inception. The genre remains one of the most popular ones even today, with countless thrillers coming out each and every year. And thanks to platforms like Netflix, you can easily watch them from the comfort of your own home at any time. With that in mind, today we’re going to take a look at what we believe to be the best suspense movies on Netflix as of 2018.
The Road is a movie adaptation after the 2006 Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name. What makes this one of the best suspense movies on Netflix is the realism of the post-apocalyptic landscape portrayed in the film. Also noteworthy is the emotional dynamic between the two main characters who are trying to survive in this devastated world.
This was arguably one of the best suspense movies on Netflix in 2016 that were released exclusively on the platform. The premise is quite unique as it follows the story of a deaf writer living in seclusion in the woods. Nothing special so far but the atmosphere quickly changes when the writer is faced with a masked killer and must now fight for her life.
The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game is inspired by real-world events and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the famous computer scientist Alan Turing. Turing is known for his massive contributions in this field but what most people don’t know is that he also played an important role in thwarting the Nazis during WWII. The Imitation Game focuses entirely on Turing’s work during that time.
Gerald’s Game was one of the best suspense movies on Netflix in 2017, which isn’t all that surprising considering this is an adaptation after the Stephen King novel of the same name. That’s not to say all Stephen King adaptations have been great because there were some duds over the years, but Gerald’s Game is definitely among the good ones.
You can’t really have a list of best Netflix suspense movies without including The Departed, can you? As one of the highest rated thrillers of all time, The Departed Is easily one of the most well-known films in the genre. The movie was directed by the legendary Martin Scorsese and features a very impressive all-star cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Marin Sheen, and Alec Baldwin, to name just a few.
Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman team up in order to hunt down a serial killer who has a very unique way of murdering his victims. The killer chooses victims that he believes are the embodiment of the seven deadly sins, hence the name of the movie. Hands down of the best suspense movies on Netflix.
The Sixth Sense
The Sixth Sense is infamous for having one of the most incredible twists in history. In hindsight, that shouldn’t be too surprising as the movie was directed by M. Night Shyamalan, whose movies become famous precisely thanks to their unexpected twists. His more recent work doesn’t really include that many twists but back in 1999 when The Sixth Sense came out the director was definitely at the top of his game.
This genre-defining thriller blew our minds in 1996 with its originality. It’s not surprising that the movie’s antagonist, Ghost Face, remains one of the most memorable horror icons even today and is right up there with Freddy, Jason, and Michael Myers. The sequels aren’t too bad either but it’s the original that truly captured the imagination of viewers over two decades ago.
Only the absolute best suspense movies on Netflix can compete with Donnie Darko. This movie has an incredible premise that left viewers scratching their heads for years to come. It’s unclear even today if the events of the movie are playing entirely in Donnie’s head or if they are indeed real. Perhaps we’ll never truly know but that’s exactly why this movie is so memorable.
V For Vendetta
Few people know that V For Vendetta is actually based on a comic book series written by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. The comic books weren’t extremely popular when they came out in 1988 but the movie more than made up for that. The movie became so influential over the years that it even started a real-world movement known as Anonymous whose members often wear the Guy Fawkes mask.
The Wailing is perhaps less known than some of the others entries on this list but that’s not because it’s a bad movie. Quite the contrary. This was one of the best suspense movies on Netflix on 2016. Its lack of popularity is most likely due to the fact that it’s not an American movie but rather a South Korean one. Regardless, you’ll definitely want to check it out if you’re into scary thrillers.
This cult-classic is the very definition of suspense. The entire movie takes place in a twisted system of rooms that look identical at first glance. However, upon closer inspection the protagonists discover than every room actually contains different traps, each deadlier than the last.
M. Night Shyamalan returns with another entry on our list. The Village was considered inferior to the director’s previous work upon release but in hindsight it’s easy to see that this is actually a pretty good movie all things considered even if it lacks the twists of The Sixth Sense.
To say that L.A. Confidential is one of the best suspense movies on Netflix would be an understatement. Similar to The Departed, you have an all-start cast featuring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger, and Danny DeVito, among others. Need I say more?
The Hateful Eight
A list of the best Netflix suspense movies with an entry from Quentin Tarantino would just feel wrong. We went with The Hateful Eight as this is his most recent film but quite frankly you could go with any of his movies if you’re looking for spectacular thrills as that’s what the director is best known for. That, and over-the-top action of course.
How to Rip Netflix DVD Suspense Movies to Digital Formats
Netflix offers DVD rental services so it’s possible to own physical copies of all these movies. If you want to take it one step further, though, you can use DVDFab DVD Ripper to rip any number of movies and even convert them to a different format. Here’s how it works:
1. Open DVDFab and select the Ripper module from the top menu. Click the “+” and navigate to where the DVD is located, whether that’s your optical drive or a file that was previously saved on your machine.
2. Go to the Profile Switcher in the top left corner to choose the output format and (optional) the device you want to use in order to play the movie.
3. Use the Advanced Settings to make any modifications you feel are needed to the output file. You can also use the built-in editor to further customize the output or pick specific audio tracks and subtitles you want to use.
4. Click the Start button in the lower left corner and wait until the software finishes ripping the DVD. Then, simply wait until the process is complete.