A lot of us have this OCD of checking whether the doors and windows of our homes are closed properly or not. We make sure that out of all the places in the world, at least our homes are the safest. That’s what makes home invasions scarier. The place where you expect to be the safest turns into a nightmare when it gets invaded by someone with not the best intentions. But we love watching the things that scare us the most, don’t we? The universal fear that someone will break into our house makes the movies of the home invasion sub-genre more thrilling than other movies because when we imagine ourselves in those situations, a sense of panic and thrill creeps up into our minds.
Now we don’t know what would really happen if something like that actually happens to us, and we wouldn’t really want to know. But in the movies, homes turn into battlegrounds where everyone is tested on how far they would go to protect the place they call home. Ordinary people heroes to protect the ones they love and also for their own survival. This is the reason why movies like ‘The Purge‘ and ‘Don’t Breathe’ are ranked above others in the genre of horror because they give us the scares and thrills like none other. So if you want to feel what a victim of a home invasion feels like, then you just need to shut the doors, turn off the lights, put on your headphones, go to Netflix and watch these movies listed below. Here’s the list of really good home invasion movies on Netflix that are available to stream right now.
8. Hush (2016)
‘Hush’ is the story of a deaf writer who moves far away from the noise of the city to a house that’s located deep inside the woods. She seeks peace and silence with this retreat of hers but her peace gets ruined when one day a masked murderer suddenly appears in her window. Far away from the city, she has nowhere to go but to run away from the killer or even fight back. The biggest problem is that she is deaf, so how will she hear him coming? All this adds up together and gives us the perfect nail-biting thriller, which is silent but very subtly manages to get inside our heads and plant the seeds of panic and fear. This movie perfectly fits this genre and you’ll be holding your breath till the last scene of the film.
7. Sweet Home (2015)
‘Sweet Home’ is the story of a young real estate broker named Alicia. She runs into a shady isolated apartment building and plans a romantic getaway with her boyfriend. The two witness the murder of the last few tenants that reside in that apartment building and are then forced to run and fight for their lives so that they can see another day together. Like most other home invasion movies, this one, too, has a very typical story which has been executed really well. The name of the movie doesn’t really make sense because they were just trapped in a place that was not even their home. But don’t judge the movie by its name. If you want to watch a typical home invasion movie with a lot of thrill, then you must give this one a try.