Top 50 Thriller Movies and TV Shows
1. The Last of Us (2023– )
TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After a global pandemic destroys civilization, a hardened survivor takes charge of a 14-year-old girl who may be humanity's last hope.
Stars: Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, Anna Torv, Lamar Johnson
2. Scream VI (2023)
R | 122 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
In the next installment, the survivors of the Ghostface killings leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter in New York City.
Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett | Stars: Courteney Cox, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jasmin Savoy Brown
3. You (2018– )
TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A dangerously charming, intensely obsessive young man goes to extreme measures to insert himself into the lives of those he is transfixed by.
Stars: Penn Badgley, Victoria Pedretti, Tati Gabrielle, Ambyr Childers
4. Luther: The Fallen Sun (2023)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther breaks out of prison to hunt down a sadistic serial killer who is terrorising London.
Director: Jamie Payne | Stars: Idris Elba, Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis, Dermot Crowley
5. Cocaine Bear (2023)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Thriller
An oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists and teens converge on a Georgia forest where a huge black bear goes on a murderous rampage after unintentionally ingesting cocaine.
Director: Elizabeth Banks | Stars: Keri Russell, Alden Ehrenreich, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Ray Liotta
6. Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The film continues the story of teenage Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word "SHAZAM!" is transformed into his adult Super Hero alter ego, Shazam.
Director: David F. Sandberg | Stars: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Rachel Zegler
7. Luther (2010–2019)
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
DCI John Luther is a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.
Stars: Idris Elba, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley, Warren Brown
8. 65 (2023)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet only to discover he's not alone.
Directors: Scott Beck, Bryan Woods | Stars: Adam Driver, Ariana Greenblatt, Chloe Coleman, Nika King
9. John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023)
R | 169 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
John Wick uncovers a path to defeating The High Table. But before he can earn his freedom, Wick must face off against a new enemy with powerful alliances across the globe and forces that turn old friends into foes.
Director: Chad Stahelski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, Laurence Fishburne
10. Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre (2023)
R | 114 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
Special agent Orson Fortune and his team of operatives recruit one of Hollywood's biggest movie stars to help them on an undercover mission when the sale of a deadly new weapons technology threatens to disrupt the world order.
Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Jason Statham, Aubrey Plaza, Cary Elwes, Hugh Grant
11. The Walking Dead (2010–2022)
TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.
Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan
12. Outer Banks (2020– )
TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Crime, Drama
On an island of haves and have-nots, teen John B enlists his three best friends to hunt for a legendary treasure linked to his father's disappearance.
Stars: Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, Chase Stokes, J.D.
13. Swarm (2023– )
18+ | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
A young woman's obsession with a pop star takes a dark turn.
Stars: Dominique Fishback, Chloe Bailey, Nirine S. Brown, Karen Rodriguez
14. Scream (I) (2022)
R | 114 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
25 years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, Calif., a new killer dons the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town's deadly past.
Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Melissa Barrera
Votes: 126,854 | Gross: $81.64M
15. Carnival Row (2019–2023)
TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
A human detective and a fairy rekindle a dangerous affair in a Victorian fantasy world, where the city's uneasy peace collapses when a string of murders reveals an unimaginable monster.
Stars: Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Simon McBurney, Tamzin Merchant
16. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine with a former student in order to secure his family's future.
Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt
17. Yellowjackets (2021– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A wildly talented high school girl soccer team becomes the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the Canadian wilderness.
Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis
18. The Glory (2022– )
TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A woman lives for absolute revenge against her childhood bullies who destroyed her life.
Stars: Song Hye-Kyo, Lee Do-Hyun, Ji-Yeon Lim, Jona Xiao
19. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne, along with Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, explore the Quantum Realm, where they interact with strange creatures and embark on an adventure that goes beyond the limits of what they thought was possible.
Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer
20. Your Honor (II) (2020–2023)
TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A judge confronts his convictions when his son is involved in a hit-and-run that embroils an organized-crime family.
Stars: Bryan Cranston, Hope Davis, Michael Stuhlbarg, Lilli Kay
21. Boston Strangler (2023)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, History
Loretta McLaughlin was the reporter who first connected the murders and broke the story of the Boston Strangler. She and Jean Cole challenged the sexism of the early 1960s to report on the city's most notorious serial killer.
Director: Matt Ruskin | Stars: Keira Knightley, Carrie Coon, Chris Cooper, Alessandro Nivola
22. Fall (I) (2022)
PG-13 | 107 min | Thriller
Best friends Becky and Hunter find themselves at the top of a 2,000-foot radio tower.
Director: Scott Mann | Stars: Grace Caroline Currey, Virginia Gardner, Mason Gooding, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
23. Stranger Things (2016–2024)
TV-14 | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief and his friends must confront terrifying supernatural forces in order to get him back.
Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, David Harbour
24. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022)
R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
In this action-packed comedy, Nicolas Cage plays Nick Cage, channeling his iconic characters as he's caught between a superfan (Pedro Pascal) and a CIA agent (Tiffany Haddish).
Director: Tom Gormican | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Tiffany Haddish, Sharon Horgan
25. Mayor of Kingstown (2021– )
TV-MA | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The McLusky family are power brokers tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality in Kingstown, Michigan, where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry.
Stars: Jeremy Renner, Dianne Wiest, Hugh Dillon, Tobi Bamtefa
26. The Menu (2022)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
A young couple travels to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.
Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult, Hong Chau
27. The Blacklist (2013–2023)
TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A new FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen, has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Raymond Reddington, who has eluded capture for decades, turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her.
Stars: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold
28. Gotham Knights (2023– )
TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama
Bruce Wayne is murdered and his adopted son forges an alliance with the children of Batman's enemies. As the city becomes more dangerous, these mismatched fugitives will become its next generation of saviors, known as the Gotham Knights.
Stars: Navia Ziraili Robinson, Fallon Smythe, Tyler DiChiara, Anna Lore
29. Missing (2023)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Thriller
After her mother goes missing, a young woman tries to find her from home, using tools available to her online.
Directors: Nicholas D. Johnson, Will Merrick | Stars: Tim Griffin, Ava Zaria Lee, Nia Long, Kimberly Cheng
30. X (II) (2022)
R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast find themselves fighting for their lives.
Director: Ti West | Stars: Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Brittany Snow, Kid Cudi
31. Criminal Minds (2005– )
TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A group of criminal profilers who work for the FBI as members of its Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) using behavioral analysis and profiling to help investigate crimes and find the suspect known as the unsub.
Stars: Kirsten Vangsness, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Joe Mantegna
32. Bullet Train (2022)
R | 127 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
Five assassins aboard a swiftly-moving bullet train find out that their missions have something in common.
Director: David Leitch | Stars: Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry
Votes: 322,641 | Gross: $103.37M
33. Only Murders in the Building (2021– )
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Three strangers bonded by their love of true crime podcasts record their own to accompany their investigations of murders in their building on the Upper West Side of New York.
Stars: Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Amy Ryan
34. NCIS (2003– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington, D.C. Major Case Response Team.
Stars: David McCallum, Sean Murray, Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette
35. Supernatural (2005–2020)
TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as hunters, fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds, including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.
Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Misha Collins
36. The Last of Us (2013 Video Game)
M | Action, Adventure, Drama
In a hostile, post-pandemic world, Joel and Ellie, brought together by desperate circumstances, must rely on each other to survive a brutal journey across what remains of the United States.
Directors: Neil Druckmann, Bruce Straley | Stars: Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson, Hana Hayes, Jeffrey Pierce
37. True Lies (2023– )
TV-PG | Action, Adventure, Comedy
An unfulfilled suburban housewife is shocked to discover that her bland and unremarkable computer consultant husband is a skilled international spy.
Stars: Ginger Gonzaga, Erica Hernandez, Annabella Didion, Lucas Jaye
38. Glass Onion (2022)
PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Famed Southern detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece for his latest case.
Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista
39. John Wick (2014)
R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
An ex-hit-man comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that killed his dog and took his car.
Directors: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe
Votes: 653,265 | Gross: $43.04M
40. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
This series follows the Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the New York City Police Department that investigate sexually related crimes.
Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek
41. The Wire (2002–2008)
TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The Baltimore drug scene, as seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.
Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce
42. 9-1-1 (2018– )
TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Explores the high-pressure experiences of the first responders who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking, and heart-stopping situations.
Stars: Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds
43. The Batman (2022)
PG-13 | 176 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When a sadistic serial killer begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, Batman is forced to investigate the city's hidden corruption and question his family's involvement.
Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Colin Farrell
Votes: 684,047 | Gross: $369.35M
44. True Detective (2014–2019)
TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.
Stars: Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch
45. M3GAN (2022)
PG-13 | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A robotics engineer at a toy company builds a life-like doll that begins to take on a life of its own.
Director: Gerard Johnstone | Stars: Allison Williams, Violet McGraw, Ronny Chieng, Amie Donald
Votes: 83,978 | Gross: $93.88M
46. Narcos (2015–2017)
TV-MA | 49 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years.
Stars: Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Alberto Ammann
47. Andor (2022– )
TV-14 | 40 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Prequel series to Star Wars' 'Rogue One'. In an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue, Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a Rebel hero.
Stars: Diego Luna, Kyle Soller, Stellan Skarsgård, Genevieve O'Reilly
48. Severance (2022– )
TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Mark leads a team of office workers whose memories have been surgically divided between their work and personal lives. When a mysterious colleague appears outside of work, it begins a journey to discover the truth about their jobs.
Stars: Adam Scott, Zach Cherry, Britt Lower, Tramell Tillman
49. The Consultant (2023– )
16+ | 33 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Follows a relationship between employee and boss, asking how far we will go to get ahead, and to survive.
Stars: Christoph Waltz, Nat Wolff, Brittany O'Grady, Aimee Carrero
50. Knock at the Cabin (2023)
R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
While vacationing, a girl and her parents are taken hostage by armed strangers who demand that the family make a choice to avert the apocalypse.
Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, Nikki Amuka-Bird