Hello friends! I’ve had this post in my drafts folder for a long time and I’m finally hitting publish today. I am always getting asked what my favorite podcasts and thriller movies are and I’m here to give you a short answer in this post. Honestly, I can’t just pick a few favorite podcasts or thriller movies because I have so many good recommendations. I have loved watching thriller movies since I was probably 10 or 11 years old, no lie. I was an only child and my parents let me have a TV in my room very early on in my life, which included HBO 😛 I can vividly remember cranking that TV up around 10 pm and watching all of the crazy movies on HBO. I never really got into cartoons or Disney, but I did get into psychological thrillers which is pretty funny. Let’s start out with the podcasts, shall we?
Over My Dead Body– this is my most recent podcast and it hooked me from the very first episode. It is produced by the same people who did Dirty John and Doctor Death, which are also great podcasts! This is a true story about a murder-for-hire scheme gone wrong with a wealthy Florida couple who seem to have the perfect marriage.
In The Dark– There are a couple of seasons of In the Dark and my personal favorite is season two, which details the wrongful conviction of a man in Mississippi not once, but SIX times. The first season is a completely different case and is really good as well, but I like season 2 better.
To Live and Die in L.A.– this podcast details the mysterious disappearance of 25-year-old Adea Shabani, an aspiring actress and model who vanished without a trace from her apartment complex near Hollywood’s famous Walk of Fame. I’m all about missing persons cases, so I was all over this one.
Cold– a controlling husband and a creepy father-in-law start off this podcast that investigates the murder of Susan Powell who disappeared from her home in December of 2009. Her body has never been found. The man suspected of killing her was never arrested or charged.
Broken Harts– remember the story of the Mom that drove her car off a cliff with all of her children? This podcast examines the tragedy and the family who seemed to have the perfect life.
Disgraceland– if you like stories about murder, drugs, and musicians, this podcast is for you. this podcast explores the alleged true crime antics and criminal connections of musicians we love like Jerry Lee Lewis, The Rolling Stones, Tay K-47, Tupac Shakur, Mayhem, Amy Winehouse and many more.
Sleeping with the Enemy– STRAIGHTEN THE TOWELS. This movie is about an OCD and controlling husband who beats his wife and she plans her escape by faking her death. This is an older movie but is well worth watching if you like thrillers.
Double Jeopardy– I vividly remember going to the movie theater to see this movie when it came out in 1999. I love all of Ashley Judd’s late 90’s murder movies, but this one is probably my favorite. A woman is framed for murdering her husband and serves jail time, only to find out he’s been alive the whole time and living a double life.
A Perfect Murder– This may be one of my all time favorite movies ever and I’ve definitely seen it over 100 times, no lie. Gwyneth Paltrow plays a wealthy woman married to an older man and they seem to have the perfect life. Her husband soon discovers she’s having an affair with a man who’s trying to con her out of money and things just go downhill from there.
Seven– I’m sure you all have seen this one, but it details a serial killer who is using the seven deadly sins as a motif for his murders. The box at the end gets me every time (if you’ve seen it you know what I’m talking about).
The Bone Collector– If you like murder mysteries you definitely need to watch The Bone Collector which follows two NYPD detectives trying to solve a string of murders where the murderer takes a piece of each victims’ bone after killing them.
Hush– Okay, so there are apparently a couple of movies named Hush, but the one you need to watch stars Gwyneth Paltrow who gets pregnant and marries a guy with a psycho Mom who ends up trying to kill her.
The Net– OMG. If you have not seen The Net, do yourself a favor and watch it tonight! This is another oldie but goodie where Sandra Bullock plays a computer programmer who gets ahold of a disc (hello 90’s) that holds the secrets of several high level government conspiracy theories.
The Game– this is an oldie but goodie thriller movie starring Michael Douglas as a wealthy but depressed businessman who gets gifted a “game” that will mess with his life and cause him to question everything.
Gone Girl– I could honestly watch Gone Girl every week and I would still be just as enthralled as I was the first time! I’m sure you all have probably already read the book, but the movie is so good and will leave you in the edge of your seat.
If you have any recommendations for podcasts or thriller movies, let me know in the comments!