7 Thriller Movies to See After The Pale Blue Eye

A hit on Netflix, The Pale Blue Eye is anchored by powerful performances from Christian Bale (The Dark Knight) and Harry Melling (Harry Potter). Shortly after debuting on the platform, the feature began to appear in the Top 10 of streaming. Anyone who has already checked out the plot wants to know: what to watch next on Netflix?

“A retired detective recruits a cadet named Edgar Allan Poe to help investigate a grisly murder at the U.S. Military Academy,” states the official synopsis of The Pale Blue Eye.

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The Pale Blue Eye is directed and directed by Scott Cooper, from films such as Dark Spirits and The Guild. The plot is based on the book of the same name, released in 2003 by Louis Bayard.

We’ve listed below 7 thrillers that fans of The Pale Blue Eye need to watch on Netflix; check out!

The Devil of Every Day

If you enjoyed the sinister plot of The Pale Blue Eye, you have everything to also like the dark story of The Daily Devil. The thriller stands out for its cast, which includes Robert Pattinson (Batman), Tom Holland (Spider-Man) and Harry Melling, Poe from The Pale Blue Eye.

Set in two cities in the south of the United States, between the end of World War II and the beginning of the 60s, O Diabo de Cada Dia follows the story of a young man who, in a place taken by corruption and violence, faces sinister figures to protect who you love most.

Fear Island

Directed by Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street), Shutter Island hit theaters in 2010. This shocking thriller is known for its breathtaking finale – and Leonardo DiCaprio’s (Titanic) performance in the lead role.

Shutter Island follows the story of Teddy Daniels, a special agent who, along with his new colleague, goes to the spooky Ashecliffe Asylum to investigate the escape of a prolific assassin. However, what begins as a routine investigation takes a sinister and nearly irreversible turn.

The Illusionist

Launched in 2006, directed by Neil Burger (Sem Limites), The Illusionist mixes suspense, drama and romance in an amazing story. The plot of the feature is lightly based on real events, and the cast is formed by Edward Norton (The Incredible Hulk), Jessica Biel (Blade) and Paul Giamatti (Liar).

In The Illusionist, the protagonist Eisenheim – an acclaimed professional illusionist – uses his powers to steal the heart of the young Duchess Sophie and take her from the arms of her fiance, the heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.


The aesthetic of The Pale Blue Eye – marked by snowy scenery and an incessant cold light – is very similar to that of Apostle, a great horror film that arrived on Netflix in 2018. The cast is led by Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey). and Michael Sheen (Twilight Saga).

The story of Apostle is set in 1905, when the protagonist Thomas travels to a remote Welsh island to rescue Jennifer, his kidnapped sister. There, he becomes involved with a mysterious and violent religious sect. Heads up! Due to its scenes of extreme brutality, Apostolo is recommended for ages 18 and over.


For those who enjoyed the mystery of The Pale Blue Eye, Inferno is a good suggestion to watch next. Like Scott Cooper’s thriller, Inferno is based on a literary bestseller. Both movies also share a really shocking ending.

Inferno is set in the same universe as The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. In this plot by Dan Brown, the brilliant Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks), now without memory, needs to decipher clues to prevent a plague from wiping out the entire population of the planet.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Like The Pale Blue Eye, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs has a great performance by Harry Melling – Edgar Allan Poe. Released in 2018, this Western anthology is a Coen Brothers production of The Big Lebowski and No Country for Old Men.

In The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, filmmakers tell stories of outlaws and settlers who roam the American frontiers in the Wild West. In addition to Harry Melling, the cast includes Tim Blake Nelson (Watchmen), James Franco (The Deuce), Liam Neeson (Relentless Pursuit) and Zoe Kazan (Clickbait).


Directed by Claire McCarthy (Domina), Ophelia subverts the plot of Hamlet – one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays – in a surprising way, offering the audience an impactful, tense, claustrophobic story full of twists.

This retelling of Hamlet is told from the point of view of the Prince of Denmark’s bride. In the long, Ophelia sees her love for Hamlet being ruined by betrayal, madness and power games of the kingdom. The cast is led by Daisy Ridley (Star Wars), Naomi Watts (The Ring) and George MacKay (1917).

Pálido Olho Azul is available in the Brazilian catalog of Netflix.

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Alexandre Guglielmelli

Alexandre Guglielmelli

Graduated from PUC Minas, I specialize in horror movies, reality shows and pop culture. In my spare time, I like to write and offer movie and series recommendations to friends.

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