Top 50 Thriller Movies and TV Shows



1. Contagion (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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70 Metascore

Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a pandemic as the CDC works to find a cure.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 239,468 | Gross: $75.66M

2. Spenser Confidential (2020)

R | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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49 Metascore

When two Boston police officers are murdered, ex-cop Spenser teams up with his no-nonsense roommate, Hawk, to take down criminals.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Winston Duke, Alan Arkin, Iliza Shlesinger

Votes: 37,730

3. The Walking Dead (2010– )

TV-MA | 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: 819,449

4. Elite (2018– )

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

7.6
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When three working-class teenagers begin attending an exclusive private school in Spain, the clash between them and the wealthy students leads to murder.

Stars: Itzan Escamilla, Miguel Bernardeau, Álvaro Rico, Arón Piper

Votes: 30,862

5. Knives Out (2019)

PG-13 | 131 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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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: 245,578 | Gross: $165.36M

6. Lost Girls (2020)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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69 Metascore

When Mari Gilbert's daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers.

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Amy Ryan, Thomasin McKenzie, Gabriel Byrne, Lola Kirke

Votes: 7,970

7. The Invisible Man (2020)

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

7.3
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71 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: 58,380

8. 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: 15,873

9. The Outsider (2020– )

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

8.0
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Investigators are confounded over an unspeakable crime that's been committed.

Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Bill Camp, Jeremy Bobb, Mare Winningham

Votes: 36,818

10. 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, Will Yun Lee, Dichen Lachman

Votes: 126,952

11. Parasite (2019)

R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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96 Metascore

A poor family, the Kims, con their way into becoming the servants of a rich family, the Parks. But their easy life gets complicated when their deception is threatened with exposure.

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

Votes: 335,525 | Gross: $53.37M

12. Uncut Gems (2019)

R | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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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: 135,554

13. Kingdom (2019– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Drama, Horror

8.3
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While strange rumors about their ill King grip a kingdom, the crown prince becomes their only hope against a mysterious plague overtaking the land.

Stars: Ji-Hoon Ju, Doona Bae, Kim Sungkyu, Hye-Jun Kim

Votes: 18,516

14. Outbreak (1995)

R | 127 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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65 Metascore

Army doctors struggle to find a cure for a deadly virus spreading throughout a California town that was brought to America by an African monkey.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey

Votes: 110,125 | Gross: $67.82M

15. 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: 291,727

16. Supernatural (2005– )

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: 370,255

17. Devs (2020– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.0
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A computer engineer investigates the secretive development division in her company, which she believes is behind the disappearance of her boyfriend.

Stars: Sonoya Mizuno, Nick Offerman, Jin Ha, Zach Grenier

Votes: 3,074

18. Locke & Key (2020– )

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.4
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After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father's death.

Stars: Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, Jackson Robert Scott

Votes: 25,902

19. 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: 1,323,000

20. Money Heist (2017– )

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

8.5
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A group of unique 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, Álvaro Morte, Itziar Ituño, Pedro Alonso

Votes: 194,767

21. The Stranger (I) (2020– )

TV-MA | 42 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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Follows the lives of suburban families whose secrets and lies are made public by the appearance of a stranger.

Stars: Richard Armitage, Shaun Dooley, Siobhan Finneran, Jacob Dudman

Votes: 21,458

22. 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: 730,370 | Gross: $335.45M

23. The Valhalla Murders (2019– )

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

7.1
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Police profiler Arnar is sent back home from Oslo to his native Iceland to investigate the country's first serial killer case. He teams up with the local senior cop Kata.

Stars: Aldís Amah Hamilton, Bergur Ebbi Benediktsson, Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Gunnar Bersi Björnsson

Votes: 2,413

24. 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: 719,310

25. 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: 387,870

26. 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: 176,331

27. 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: 147,326

28. 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: 70,361

29. Toy Boy (2019)

TV-MA | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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A stripper sets out to prove his innocence for a crime he didn't commit and was unjustly incarcerated for seven years earlier.

Stars: Jesús Mosquera, Cristina Castaño, María Pedraza, José de la Torre

Votes: 1,842

30. 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: 132,946 | Gross: $27.33M

31. 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 money to appease a drug boss.

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

Votes: 126,035

32. You (2018– )

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

7.8
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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, Ambyr Childers, Victoria Pedretti, Elizabeth Lail

Votes: 114,948

33. Doctor Sleep (2019)

R | 152 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.4
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59 Metascore

Years following the events of "The Shining," 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: 89,928

34. Asur: Welcome to Your Dark Side (2020– )

43 min | Drama, Thriller

8.8
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A unique crime thriller that pits two opposing worlds against each other. The less explored, intricate world of forensic science and the deep mysticism of ancient Indian Mythology.

Stars: Arshad Warsi, Barun Sobti, Anupriya Goenka, Riddhi Dogra

Votes: 7,221

35. 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 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: 263,478

36. A Quiet Place Part II (2020)

PG-13 | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

7.2
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Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.

Director: John Krasinski | Stars: Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Cillian Murphy, Noah Jupe

Votes: 228

37. 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: 295,644

38. The Platform (2019)

TV-MA | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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73 Metascore

A vertical prison with one cell per level. Two people per cell. One only food platform and two minutes per day to feed from up to down. An endless nightmare trapped in The Pit.

Director: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia | Stars: Ivan Massagué, Zorion Eguileor, Antonia San Juan, Emilio Buale

Votes: 41,094

39. 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 N.Y.P.D., investigate sexually related crimes.

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

Votes: 74,846

40. 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: 113,370

41. Baaghi 3 (2020)

Not Rated | 143 min | Action, Thriller

1.8
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A man embarks on a bloody rampage to save his kidnapped brother.

Director: Ahmed Khan | Stars: Tiger Shroff, Riteish Deshmukh, Shraddha Kapoor, Ankita Lokhande

Votes: 3,703

42. No Time to Die (2020)

PG-13 | 163 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller | Completed

James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Naomie Harris

43. 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: 164,968

44. 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: 262,120

45. 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: 149,255

46. Chernobyl (2019)

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

9.4
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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: 433,071

47. 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: 469,261

48. Dark Waters (2019)

PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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73 Metascore

A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Pullman

Votes: 27,737

49. Run (2020– )

TV-MA | Comedy, Romance, Thriller | Pre-production

Two ex-lovers activate a long-planned escape to disappear together.

Stars: Archie Panjabi, Tamara Podemski, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, AprilAnn Dais

50. Chicago P.D. (2014– )

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

8.1
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Follows District 21 of the Chicago Police Department, which is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops and the Intelligence Unit.

Stars: Jason Beghe, Jesse Lee Soffer, Patrick John Flueger, Marina Squerciati

Votes: 24,925


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