Top 50 Thriller TV Shows



1. 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, Yvonne Strahovski, Joseph Fiennes, Ann Dowd

Votes: 132,614

2. Mindhunter (2017– )

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

8.6
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Set in the late 1970s, two FBI agents are tasked with interviewing serial killers to solve open cases.

Stars: Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv, Hannah Gross

Votes: 136,945

3. 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: 649,873

4. Sacred Games (2018– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.9
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A link in their pasts leads an honest cop to a fugitive gang boss, whose cryptic warning spurs the officer on a quest to save Mumbai from cataclysm.

Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Neeraj Kabi, Aamir Bashir

Votes: 59,312

5. Money Heist (2017– )

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

8.6
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A group of very peculiar robbers assault the Factory of Moneda and Timbre to carry out the most perfect robbery in the history of Spain and take home 2.4 billion euros.

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

Votes: 155,274

6. Black Mirror (2011– )

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

8.9
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An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech world where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

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

Votes: 345,539

7. Veronica Mars (2004– )

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

8.3
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After her best friend is murdered, and her father is removed as county Sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune.

Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III

Votes: 63,572

8. Chernobyl (2019)

TV-MA | 330 min | Drama, History, Thriller

9.5
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In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes.

Stars: Jessie Buckley, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Adam Nagaitis

Votes: 341,383

9. Dark (2017– )

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

8.7
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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: Karoline Eichhorn, Louis Hofmann, Jördis Triebel, Maja Schöne

Votes: 137,191

10. The Terror (2018– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.0
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In 1848, two real life warships, HMS Terror and HMS Erebus, sent on a Royal Naval expedition to find the treacherous Northwest Passage become trapped in ice near Arctic and face starvation, mutiny, cannibalism and a monstrous polar bear.

Stars: Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, Paul Ready, Adam Nagaitis

Votes: 29,499

11. 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: 1,246,779

12. The Walking Dead (2010– )

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

8.3
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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: 795,602

13. The Sinner (2017– )

TV-14 | 60 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, Jessica Biel, Christopher Abbott

Votes: 59,982

14. Supernatural (2005– )

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

8.5
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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: 356,509

15. American Horror Story (2011– )

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

8.1
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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, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, the apocalypse and a summer camp.

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

Votes: 252,051

16. Legion (2017–2019)

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

8.3
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David Haller is a troubled young man diagnosed as schizophrenic, but after a strange encounter, he discovers special powers that will change his life forever.

Stars: Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin

Votes: 74,885

17. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013– )

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: 186,103

18. Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018– )

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

8.2
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An up-and-coming CIA analyst, Jack Ryan, is thrust into a dangerous field assignment as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit.

Stars: John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, John Hoogenakker, Abbie Cornish

Votes: 53,054

19. Designated Survivor (2016–2019)

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

7.6
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A low-level Cabinet member becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the line of succession.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, Kal Penn

Votes: 64,277

20. Fear the Walking Dead (2015– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.9
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A Walking Dead spin-off, set in Los Angeles, following two families who must band together to survive the undead apocalypse.

Stars: Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Cliff Curtis, Rubén Blades

Votes: 102,264

21. Criminal Minds (2005– )

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: 140,199

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

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

8.0
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The Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD, investigate sexually related crimes.

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

Votes: 70,038

23. City on a Hill (2019– )

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

7.6
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In 1990s Boston, an assistant district attorney and a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran work together to take on a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston.

Stars: Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Jonathan Tucker, Mark O'Brien

Votes: 2,951

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: 162,533

25. 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: 108,862

26. True Detective (2014– )

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

9.0
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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

Votes: 451,418

27. The Expanse (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.4
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A police detective in the asteroid belt, the first officer of an interplanetary ice freighter and an earth-bound United Nations executive slowly discover a vast conspiracy that threatens the Earth's rebellious colony on the asteroid belt.

Stars: Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham

Votes: 73,088

28. Carnival Row (2019– )

Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller | Post-production

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, Arty Froushan, Indira Varma

29. Instinct (2018– )

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

6.5
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A former CIA operative (Cumming), who has since built a "normal" life as a gifted professor and writer, is pulled back into his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer on the loose.

Stars: Alan Cumming, Bojana Novakovic, Daniel Ings, Michael B. Silver

Votes: 4,880

30. Killing Eve (2018– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Thriller

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

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

Votes: 51,422

31. Gotham (2014–2019)

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

7.8
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The story behind Detective James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival.

Stars: Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donal Logue, Camren Bicondova

Votes: 197,873

32. Fargo (2014– )

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

9.0
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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: 280,170

33. Homeland (2011– )

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: 282,534

34. The Wire (2002–2008)

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

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

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

Votes: 251,231

35. Ozark (2017– )

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

8.3
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A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Julia Garner, Sofia Hublitz

Votes: 111,751

36. 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: 233,725

37. Sherlock (2010– )

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.1
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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 722,484

38. Queen of the South (2016– )

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

7.8
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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, Veronica Falcón, Peter Gadiot

Votes: 12,419

39. The Haunting of Hill House (2018– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.7
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Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.

Stars: Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Victoria Pedretti, Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino

Votes: 123,004

40. The Rook (2019– )

Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

6.7
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This London-set series centers on a young woman pursued by shadowy paranormal adversaries while grappling with extraordinary abilities of her own.

Stars: Emma Greenwell, Joely Richardson, Jon Fletcher, Ronan Raftery

Votes: 2,104

41. Dexter (2006–2013)

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

8.7
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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: 605,025

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: 435,989

43. 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: 461,192

44. Jessica Jones (2015–2019)

TV-MA | 56 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City.

Stars: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, Carrie-Anne Moss

Votes: 179,238

45. 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: 264,078

46. Locked Up (2015–2019)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama, Thriller

8.3
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She broke the law for the boss she fell in love with. Now this naive girl has to pay the price.

Stars: Alba Flores, María Isabel Díaz Lago, Marta Aledo, Najwa Nimri

Votes: 4,766

47. Altered Carbon (2018– )

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

8.1
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Set in a future where consciousness is digitized and stored, a prisoner returns to life in a new body and must solve a mind-bending murder to win his freedom.

Stars: Chris Conner, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Joel Kinnaman, James Purefoy

Votes: 106,989

48. Mr. Robot (2015– )

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

8.5
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Elliot, a brilliant but highly unstable young cyber-security engineer and vigilante hacker, becomes a key figure in a complex game of global dominance when he and his shadowy allies try to take down the corrupt corporation he works for.

Stars: Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin

Votes: 282,538

49. Jett (2019– )

TV-MA | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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World-class thief Daisy "Jett" Kowalski is just out of prison and already being forced back into what got her there, by a group of eccentric and dangerous criminals.

Stars: Carla Gugino, Elena Anaya, Michael Aronov, Gaite Jansen

Votes: 1,976

50. Blue Bloods (2010– )

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

7.5
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Revolves around a family of New York cops.

Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou

Votes: 29,242


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