The Best Thriller TV Shows on Netflix
These shows will get your blood pumping.
If there's one genre we're more than qualified to recommend, it's thrillers: What's more pleasurable than the feeling of edge-of-your-seat tension interspersed with action sequences and high-stakes romance? All the better if it comes in bingeable form right on Netflix.
So, the next time you desire titillating thrills that won't stop just because one episode has ended, gobble up these heart-pounding thrillers on Netflix. Or, if you'd prefer a movie, we have thoughts on those too.
American Crime Story (2016– )FX's brilliant award-snatching miniseries began life about O.J. Simpson's murder trial, the event that captivated and changed a nation, along with a second season about the murder of designer Gianni Versace. Watch, pause, and rewind to marvel at the killer cast's resemblance to their real-life counterparts, and steel yourself for Cuba Gooding Jr.'s comeback. The Versace edition does similarly excellent work with a stacked cast.
Behind Her Eyes (2021)
If you've heard anything about Behind Her Eyes, the Netflix miniseries adapted from Sarah Pinborough's novel, you've probably heard about its wild final episode. As it turns out, the show has approximately a thousand twists—and even though it isn't good, per se, the payoff is rather delicious. Our batshit story begins when single mother Louise (Simona Brown) shows up to new job in a psychiatrist's office, only to find the man (Tom Bateman) she hooked up with the night before is her new boss. It's one trashy twist that gets the ball rolling, as they end up in a heated affair, and she befriends his needy wife (Eve Hewson). If it seems to you like the setup for a salacious but otherwise pretty straightforward drama, you'd be forgiven, because that is exactly what it seems like, but you'd also be wrong. It's shocking and weird—and don't you want to see for yourself what it's really all about?