20 Movies To Watch If You Loved The Invisible Man

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2020’s The Invisible Man, besides being a cracking horror/thriller, has also captured the zeitgeist for Moss’ Cecilia character and her plight. Cecilia flees a violent relationship, only to be tormented and trapped by her abuser, and made to look crazy in the eyes of friends and family. This is a form of gaslighting, a term specifically derived from 1944’s Gaslight, a psychological thriller starring Ingrid Bergman as a wife manipulated by her husband into thinking she’s going insane. 1955’s Diabolique is probably the best of this type of story, though shout-out to Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue, and even Scream, once you arrive at its endgame revelations. Black Swan, High Tension, and Girl, Interrupted are also worth watching through the lens of female-driven stories with shifty narratives.

Invisible Man has drawn high marks for its use of negative space, which forces viewers to search through seemingly banal shots for hidden terrors, drumming up considerable dread and paranoia. It Follows — about a malevolent entity taking the shape of humans, often depicted shuffling in backgrounds — is a previous horror phenomenon that similarly uses negative space to maximum effect.

Adjusted Score: 30.92%

Critics Consensus: Despite awesome special effects, Hollow Man falls short of other films directed by Paul Verhoeven. This flick over time degenerates into a typical horror film.

Adjusted Score: 33.735%

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

Adjusted Score: 45.117%

Critics Consensus: There is indeed a good amount of tension in this French slasher, but the dubbing is bad and the end twist unbelievable.

Adjusted Score: 55.107%

Critics Consensus: Saw ensnares audiences with a deceptively clever plot and a myriad of memorable, nasty set pieces, but its lofty ambitions are undercut by a nihilistic streak that feels more mean than profound.

Adjusted Score: 57.885%

Critics Consensus: Angelina Jolie gives an intense performance, but overall Girl, Interrupted suffers from thin, predictable plotting that fails to capture the power of its source material.

Adjusted Score: 67.034%

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

Adjusted Score: 67.392%

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

Adjusted Score: 81.252%

Critics Consensus: Perfect Blue is overstylized, but its core mystery is always compelling, as are the visual theatrics.

Adjusted Score: 81.978%

Critics Consensus: Horror icon Wes Craven’s subversive deconstruction of the genre is sly, witty, and surprisingly effective as a slasher film itself, even if it’s a little too cheeky for some.

Adjusted Score: 80.741%

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

Adjusted Score: 85.098%

Critics Consensus: The One I Love doesn’t take its intriguing premise quite as far as it could, but it still adds up to an ambitious, well-acted look at love and marriage.

Adjusted Score: 90.639%

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

Adjusted Score: 89.281%

Critics Consensus: Held together by a gripping lead performance from Elisabeth Moss, Her Smell is challenging and admittedly uneven, but ultimately worth the effort.

Adjusted Score: 94.675%

Critics Consensus: Bracingly intense, passionate, and wildly melodramatic, Black Swan glides on Darren Aronofsky’s bold direction — and a bravura performance from Natalie Portman.

Adjusted Score: 91.229%

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

Adjusted Score: 95.712%

Critics Consensus: Like its augmented protagonist, Upgrade’s old-fashioned innards get a high-tech boost — one made even more powerful thanks to sharp humor and a solidly well-told story.

Adjusted Score: 95.477%

Critics Consensus: Led by a searing performance from Elisabeth Moss, Queen of Earth is a demanding — and ultimately rewarding — addition to writer-director Alex Ross Perry’s impressive filmography.

Adjusted Score: 102.066%

Critics Consensus: Cruel, dark, but undeniably effective, Diabolique is a suspense thriller as effective as Hitchcock’s best work and with a brilliant twist ending.

Adjusted Score: 104.982%

Critics Consensus: Smart, original, and above all terrifying, It Follows is the rare modern horror film that works on multiple levels — and leaves a lingering sting.

Adjusted Score: 103.58%

Critics Consensus: James Whale’s classic The Invisible Man features still-sharp special effects, loads of tension, a goofy sense of humor, and a memorable debut from Claude Rains.

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