Best South Indian Psychological Thriller Movies

South Indian Film Industry is infamously known for the story line and direction of movies. The industry has some of the best masterpieces ever made. The audience have always loved their new tactics and innovative story lines in the thriller genre. 

Today we have made a list of 9 Best South Indian Psychological Thriller Movies. Let’s read through the blog and discover these masterpieces.


Psycho is directed by Mysskin. This south indian psychological thriller movie was released in the beginning of 2020. The story is based on a Buddhist tale of Angulimala, a frightful serial killer tells a story of a blind man involved in a murder.

Game Over

Game Over is a Tamil and Telugu movie released in 2019. Starring Tapsee Pannu in the lead, playing the role of a nyctophobic woman, this movie is by one of the best South Indian psychological thriller movies by Tapsee. The movie is about how the actress fights her own demons to survive PTSD.

Also read: Best Bollywood Thriller Movies

Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru

Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru is a Tamil psychological thriller movie released in 2016. Starring Rahman in the lead, the movie is about a retired police officer narrating his story to his friend’s son.

Anjaam Pathira

Anjaam Pathira is a 2020 Malayalam psychological thriller movie about a faceless serial killer. The movie revolves around a police team trying to resolve the case with the help of a consultant criminologist.

Also read: Best Psychological Thrillers on Netflix


Drushyam is a 2014 movie directed by Sripriya. This south indian psychological thriller movie is remade in Hindi, Telugu, Kannada as well as Malayalam. The movie is about a cable operator who tries his best to save his family from a crime.


Visaranai is a Telugu psychological thriller movie. The movie is roughly based on a novel named Lock Up. the plot is about how some police officers torture 4 labourers to confess to a crime they haven’t committed.

Yavarum Nalam

Yavarum Nalam, a Tamil psychological thriller was released in 2009. Starring R. MAdhavan in the lead, this is a horror, psychological thriller. The movie was remade in Hindi titled as 13B – Fear Has A New Address.

Also read: Best South Indian Thriller Movies Dubbed in Hindi


3 is a 2012 romantic psychological thriller movie produced by Aishwarya R. and Dhanush. It was the debut for both of them in this field. Starring Dhanush and Shruti Hassan, this movie became a hit amongst the critics as well as the audience.


Memories, released in 2013 is a psychological crime thriller in Malayalam. The movie is based on a drunkard ex-cop who is forced to investigate a series of murders. He later comes to realize that all the murders are links and more.


Anniyan is by far one of the best psychological thriller movies ever made in the South Indian industry. The lead actor, Vikram, played the role of a law student suffering a multiple personality disorder. The plot revolves around how the lead fights against crimes with his disorder.

The above enlisted are some of the best South Indian Psychological Thriller Movies. We have made sure to include the best of best movies made.

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Best South Indian Psychological Thriller Movies was last modified: May 29th, 2021 by Priyanka Jain

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