Top 50 Thriller Movies and TV Shows



1. Dark (2017–2020)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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A family saga with a supernatural twist, set in a German town, where the disappearance of two young children exposes the relationships among four families.

Stars: Louis Hofmann, Karoline Eichhorn, Lisa Vicari, Maja Schöne

Votes: 214,256

2. The Sinner (2017– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Anthology series that examines how and why ordinary people commit brutal crimes.

Stars: Bill Pullman, Dohn Norwood, Adam LeFevre, Jessica Biel

Votes: 77,061

3. Knives Out (2019)

PG-13 | 130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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82 Metascore

A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis

Votes: 341,067 | Gross: $165.36M

4. Doctor Sleep (2019)

R | 152 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.4
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59 Metascore

Years following the events of The Shining (1980), a now-adult Dan Torrance must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.

Director: Mike Flanagan | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 110,182

5. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.5
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A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

Votes: 1,370,525

6. The Last of Us: Part II (2020 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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Five years after the events of The Last of Us, Ellie embarks on another journey through a post-apocalyptic America on a mission of vengeance against a mysterious militia.

Directors: Neil Druckmann, Kurt Margenau, Anthony Newman | Stars: Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson, Derek Phillips, Jeffrey Pierce

Votes: 11,735

7. Ozark (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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A financial advisor drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder money to appease a drug boss.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner

Votes: 161,620

8. Snowpiercer (2020– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the remnants of humanity inhabit a perpetually-moving train that circles the globe, where class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out.

Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Alison Wright

Votes: 9,431

9. Supernatural (2005–2020)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.4
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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

Votes: 375,547

10. The Walking Dead (2010– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.2
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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, Danai Gurira

Votes: 829,168

11. Stranger Things (2016– )

TV-14 | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.8
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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

Votes: 750,946

12. Criminal Minds (2005–2020)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

Stars: Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook, Joe Mantegna

Votes: 151,201

13. Money Heist (2017– )

TV-MA | 70 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

8.4
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An unusual group of robbers attempt to carry out the most perfect robbery in Spanish history - stealing 2.4 billion euros from the Royal Mint of Spain.

Stars: Úrsula Corberó, Álvaro Morte, Itziar Ituño, Pedro Alonso

Votes: 256,629

14. Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (2020– )

TV-MA | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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When a grisly murder shocks Los Angeles in 1938, Detective Tiago Vega and his partner Lewis Michener become embroiled in an epic story that reflects the troubled history of the city.

Stars: Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Kerry Bishé, Adriana Barraza

Votes: 4,908

15. The Tax Collector (2020)

Crime, Drama, Thriller | Post-production

A "tax collector" for a crime lord finds his family's safety compromised when his boss' old rival shows up in LA and upends his business.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Lana Parrilla, Chelsea Rendon, George Lopez

16. Hannibal (2013–2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.5
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Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 217,682

17. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–2020)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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The missions of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.

Stars: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Iain De Caestecker

Votes: 191,948

18. Greenland (2020)

PG-13 | Action, Thriller | Completed

A family struggles for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster.

Director: Ric Roman Waugh | Stars: Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Scott Glenn, David Denman

19. Tenet (2020)

PG-13 | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Completed

Armed with only one word -- Tenet -- and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

20. The Handmaid's Tale (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.5
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Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.

Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Amanda Brugel, Madeline Brewer, Max Minghella

Votes: 156,428

21. Black Mirror (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.8
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An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech multiverse where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

Stars: Daniel Lapaine, Hannah John-Kamen, Michaela Coel, Beatrice Robertson-Jones

Votes: 408,579

22. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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A biker struggles to balance being a father and being involved in an outlaw motorcycle club.

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Kim Coates

Votes: 246,144

23. Lost (2004–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.3
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The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island.

Stars: Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway, Yunjin Kim, Evangeline Lilly

Votes: 479,570

24. The Blacklist (2013– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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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

Votes: 182,936

25. Parasite (2019)

R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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96 Metascore

Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi

Votes: 441,962 | Gross: $53.37M

26. Queen of the South (2016– )

TV-MA | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Teresa flees Mexico after her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered. Settling in Dallas she looks to become the country's reigning drug smuggler and to avenge her lover's murder.

Stars: Alice Braga, Hemky Madera, Peter Gadiot, Veronica Falcón

Votes: 16,029

27. The Twilight Zone (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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An updated version of the classic anthology series featuring various tales of science fiction, mystery, and horror.

Stars: Jordan Peele, David Epstein, Kelly Ann Woods, Mark Silverman

Votes: 11,075

28. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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This series follows the Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the N.Y.P.D., who investigate sexually related crimes.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

Votes: 76,485

29. The King's Man (2020)

Action, Adventure, Comedy | Post-production

As a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew Goode

30. Homeland (2011–2020)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.

Stars: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Damian Lewis, Rupert Friend

Votes: 302,566

31. Joker (2019)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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59 Metascore

In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy

Votes: 822,122 | Gross: $335.45M

32. How to Get Away with Murder (2014–2020)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.

Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King

Votes: 118,133

33. American Horror Story (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.0
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An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show circus, a haunted hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, the apocalypse, and a slasher summer camp.

Stars: Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 266,806

34. NCIS (2003– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington, D.C. Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

Stars: Mark Harmon, David McCallum, Sean Murray, Pauley Perrette

Votes: 114,831

35. The Invisible Man (I) (2020)

R | 124 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.1
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72 Metascore

When Cecilia's abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

Director: Leigh Whannell | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Harriet Dyer, Aldis Hodge

Votes: 115,175

36. 7500 (2019)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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58 Metascore

When terrorists try to seize control of a Berlin-Paris flight, a soft-spoken young American co-pilot struggles to save the lives of the passengers and crew while forging a surprising connection with one of the hijackers.

Director: Patrick Vollrath | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Omid Memar, Aylin Tezel, Carlo Kitzlinger

Votes: 8,589

37. You Should Have Left (2020)

R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.3
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46 Metascore

A former banker, his actress wife, and their spirited daughter book a vacation at an isolated modern home in the Welsh countryside where nothing is quite as it seems.

Director: David Koepp | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Amanda Seyfried, Avery Tiiu Essex, Colin Blumenau

Votes: 6,010

38. The Wire (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.3
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The Baltimore drug scene, as seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.

Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 270,719

39. Uncut Gems (2019)

R | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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90 Metascore

With his debts mounting and angry collectors closing in, a fast-talking New York City jeweler risks everything in hope of staying afloat and alive.

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie | Stars: Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Idina Menzel, Mesfin Lamengo

Votes: 186,892

40. The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.7
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The lives, loves, dangers and disasters in the town, Mystic Falls, Virginia. Creatures of unspeakable horror lurk beneath this town as a teenage girl is suddenly torn between two vampire brothers.

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham

Votes: 272,762

41. Defending Jacob (2020)

TV-MA | 402 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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The limited drama series is a gripping, character-driven thriller based on the 2012 New York Times best selling novel of the same name by William Landay. An assistant DA's world is shattered when his beloved son gets charged with murder.

Stars: Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, Cherry Jones

Votes: 18,455

42. Prison Break (2005–2017)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside.

Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper

Votes: 458,086

43. Midsommar (2019)

R | 148 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.1
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72 Metascore

A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren, William Jackson Harper

Votes: 165,205 | Gross: $27.33M

44. Fargo (2014– )

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.9
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Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, North Dakota.

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks

Votes: 304,747

45. Killing Eve (2018– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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After a series of events, the lives of a security operative and an assassin become inextricably linked.

Stars: Jodie Comer, Sandra Oh, Fiona Shaw, Kim Bodnia

Votes: 75,945

46. The Hunt (II) (2020)

R | 90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

6.4
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50 Metascore

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are, or how they got there. They don't know they've been chosen - for a very specific purpose - The Hunt.

Director: Craig Zobel | Stars: Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank, Ike Barinholtz, Wayne Duvall

Votes: 43,791

47. Wasp Network (2019)

TV-MA | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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54 Metascore

The story of five Cuban political prisoners who had been imprisoned by the United States since the late 1990s on charges of espionage and murder.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Edgar Ramírez, Gael García Bernal, Ana de Armas

Votes: 4,531

48. Dexter (2006–2013)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

Votes: 625,761

49. Freaks (2018)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.7
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63 Metascore

A bold girl discovers a bizarre, threatening, and mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father's protective and paranoid control.

Directors: Zach Lipovsky, Adam B. Stein | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Grace Park, Amanda Crew

Votes: 21,385

50. Aarya (2020– )

51 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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When her world suddenly turns upside down, will Aarya become the very thing she hated?How far will she go to survive and protect her family?

Stars: Sushmita Sen, Jagdish Rajpurohit, Manish Chaudhary, Vikas Kumar

Votes: 3,655


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