One of the most fun to watch genres is the cat-and-mouse chase movies. Typically, in such kind of films, the bad guy is on the run and the good guys are trying to get hold of him. It leads to some edge-of-the-seat moments, and more often than not you end up taking the side of the bad guy. The reason they are so much fun to watch is that there is an evil side in all of us that we don’t show to the world, but these films are an outlet to our evil sides — where nobody has to know that we secretly wish the evil to win over good. With that said, there are also films where you want the good to win over evil, especially when the evil isn’t charming but outrightly heinous (in films like ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ or ‘Se7en’).
Here are the 10 best cat-and-mouse thrillers that are worth your time.
10. Insomnia (1997)
First of all, this is the original Norwegian film we are talking about here (and not Christopher Nolan’s 2002 film). The film follows a insomniac police detective and a primary suspect of a murder and how they collide with each other in a cat-and-mouse game and the way their lives change forever. The whole set up and aura in which the film is built allows you to be invested in it from the first scene till the last.