7 Romantic Thrillers To Binge Watch With Your Spouse

These romantic thriller movies will keep you hooked with the feels and the thrills.

Published On Oct 04, 2022 | Updated On Mar 08, 2024


You have a movie date night planned with your spouse. Food has been ordered in, wine is cooling in the ice bucket and things are looking great. You don’t want to spend the next hour bickering over what to watch. A romantic thriller, two contradictory genres, that will send shivers down your spine so you can cuddle up with your significant other. A good thrilling plot with intriguing twists and a pinch of intimacy coupled with a suspenseful narrative makes the best romantic thriller movies. When we think of mystery romantic thriller movies, they have to be cult classics that combine psychological dilemmas with a love affair.

Whether you prefer a Bollywood ’90s classic like Gupt, with Kajol in a negative role, or Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, we have a list of romantic suspense movies that will set the tone for your date night.

Before Sriram Raghavan gave us modern romantic thriller movies like Badlapur and Andhadhun, he gave us Ek Hasina Thi. Ahead of its time, Ek Hasina Thi starred Urmila Matondkar as Sarika and Saif Ali Khan as Karan in leading roles. Sarika falls blindly in love with Karan, who in his conniving ways carves out a path for her in jail. Sarika’s transformation from a naive girl in love to a furious woman hell-bent on getting her revenge is a delight to watch.

Romantic thriller movies in Bollywood are incomplete without the works of director Mohit Suri. His latest release Malang with Adavait (Aditya Roy Kapoor) and Sara (Disha Patani) is packed with nail-biting thrill and heart-warming romance. Watch why Adavait turns into a corrupt cop killer from a head-over-heels lover. Trust us, you cannot miss the movie’s ending.

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Two of Hollywood’s hottest stars doing an electrifying genre of thrilling romance is bound to be a hit. Angelia Jolie as Elise seduces Johnny Depp (Frank), a tourist, to confuse a gang-mob chasing her. A remake of the 2005 French movie, Anthony Zimmer, The Tourist has electrifying moments and suspenseful mystery till the end.

Another edgy love thriller movie by Mohit Suri, Ek Villain is a light watch in this genre. Aisha (Shraddha Kapoor) and Guru (Sidharth Malhotra) are targeted by an estranged psychopath Rakesh (Riteish Deshmukh). In an act of frustration, Rakesh kills Aisha only to find her hell-bent ex-gangster husband on the hunt to avenge her death.

One of the best romantic thriller movies to watch is Murder. Making the genre cool, even before we knew what the combination was all about, Emraan Hashmi and Mallika Sherawat’s chemistry will keep you hooked even if the plot doesn’t. Simran, a neglected lonely homemaker, bumps into Sunny, her past flame, and things get heated between the two. Does the husband find out about the affair? You’ll have to see for yourself.

Romantic Thriller movies in Bollywood will always have a love triangle, and Gupt is no different. But what you will love about this suspenseful romantic thriller is the intriguing plot line. Bobby Deol (Sahil) falls in love with Isha (Kajol), but his father wants him to marry someone of stature like Sheetal (Manisha Koirala). When Sahil’s father is murdered, he becomes a prime suspect and goes absconding. With help from Isha and Sheetal, Sahil must prove his innocence.

One of Hitchcock’s masterpieces, Vertigo is a classic in the space of romantic thriller movies. An ex-police detective from San Francisco is fighting his demons and falls madly in love with a striking woman. Is she who he thinks she is? With a distinctive storyline full of psychological tension and suspenseful romance, Vertigo is an unforgettable watch.

There is something about romantic thriller movies that makes you want to be a part of the film. Maybe because it’s a genre less explored. Showing the dark reality of love, these 7 romantic thriller movies are popcorn-gobbling and nail-bitingly binge-worthy with your spouse. And in case things get too mind-boggling with these movies, you can switch to these 5 Bollywood Rom-Coms That Make For The Perfect Date Night.

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