9 of the best romantic thrillers on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney + Hotstar | VOGUE India

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While we love a good thriller with its gripping narrative and twists, add a little romance and the movie gets that extra edge. With just the right amount of privacy and suspense, a romantic thriller can leave you feeling shivered. The genre has led to some gems in Bollywood and Hollywood. Cult classics like the years 1997 Gupt—For which Kajol became the first actress to receive the award for best performance in a negative role — and that of Abbas Mustan Aïtraaz– which revolved around the theme of sexual harassment – redefined the genre in Hindi films. that of Alfred Hitchcock Vertigo (1958), too, is considered a masterpiece that combines psychological shock and an elegant love story. If you’re looking for something similar, here’s a list of some of the most gripping thrillers with romance at their center.

Ek Hasina Thi (2004)

Before he gives us gems like Badlapur and Andhadhoun, directed by Sriram Raghavan Ek Hasina Thi– a cult classic in the romantic thriller space. When Sarika (Urmila Matondkar) falls head over heels in love with Karan (Saif Ali Khan), she doesn’t know she would end up in jail because of his complicit ways. Hell doesn’t have a fury like a despised woman – Sarika’s transformation from a naive girl to one thirsty for revenge is one of the highlights of the film.

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Fatal attraction (1987)

Nominated for six Oscars, the star of Michael Douglas and Glenn Close recalls the consequences of an extramarital affair gone wrong. Daniel (Douglas) has a weekend affair with Alexandra (Close), only to realize that she is not someone who gives in very easily. There’s high tension and gripping performances from the protagonists, as well as Close’s performance standing out for her villainous turn as the other woman. In fact, she revealed in interviews that men often came to tell her how she had “scared” them and saved their marriage. Reason enough to watch the film?


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