Top 50 Thriller Movies and TV Shows



1. Stranger Things (2016– )

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

8.9
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When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.

Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, David Harbour

Votes: 628,243

2. Midsommar (I) (2019)

R | 147 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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73 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: 17,388 | Gross: $19.85M

3. 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: 125,768

4. 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, Ann Dowd, Joseph Fiennes

Votes: 126,087

5. Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.5
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53 Metascore

A deactivated cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali

Votes: 118,445 | Gross: $85.71M

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: 336,797

7. Crawl (2019)

R | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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61 Metascore

A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a Category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Morfydd Clark, Ross Anderson

Votes: 4,595 | Gross: $15.50M

8. Veronica Mars (2004– )

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

8.4
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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, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring, Francis Capra

Votes: 61,481

9. Stuber (2019)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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42 Metascore

A detective recruits his Uber driver into an unexpected night of adventure.

Director: Michael Dowse | Stars: Dave Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani, Mira Sorvino, Natalie Morales

Votes: 5,085 | Gross: $10.51M

10. Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

R | 106 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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53 Metascore

While babysitting the daughter of Ed and Lorraine Warren, a teenager and her friend unknowingly awaken an evil spirit trapped in a doll.

Director: Gary Dauberman | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman

Votes: 16,245 | Gross: $62.71M

11. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)

R | 131 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.9
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73 Metascore

Super-assassin John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin's guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head - he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.

Director: Chad Stahelski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 109,457 | Gross: $167.92M

12. Designated Survivor (2016– )

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: 61,958

13. 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: 1,233,623

14. 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, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 792,017

15. 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: 184,513

16. Knives Out (2019)

Comedy, Crime, Drama | Post-production

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

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, Toni Collette

17. Hereditary (2018)

R | 127 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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87 Metascore

After the family matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences, and begin to unravel dark secrets.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff

Votes: 159,050 | Gross: $44.07M

18. 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: 354,695

19. 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: 177,328

20. Scream: The TV Series (2015– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.3
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A serialized anthology series that follows a group of teenagers being targeted by a masked serial killer.

Stars: Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna, Carlson Young

Votes: 30,189

21. It Chapter Two (2019)

Horror, Thriller | Completed

Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.

Director: Andy Muschietti | Stars: Finn Wolfhard, Bill Skarsgård, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy

22. Joker (I) (2019)

Crime, Drama, Thriller | Post-production

A failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and becomes a psychopathic murderer.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Robert De Niro, Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Brian Tyree Henry

23. Legion (2017– )

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: Rachel Keller, Bill Irwin, Amber Midthunder, Dan Stevens

Votes: 73,203

24. Anna (II) (2019)

R | 119 min | Action, Thriller

6.7
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40 Metascore

Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Sasha Luss, Helen Mirren, Luke Evans, Cillian Murphy

Votes: 5,613 | Gross: $7.52M

25. Us (2019)

R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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81 Metascore

A family's serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker

Votes: 126,165 | Gross: $175.01M

26. Point Blank (2019)

TV-MA | 86 min | Action, Thriller

5.7
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46 Metascore

To save his pregnant wife, an emergency room nurse teams up with an injured murder suspect in a race against time, rival criminals and renegade cops.

Director: Joe Lynch | Stars: Frank Grillo, Anthony Mackie, Marcia Gay Harden, Christian Cooke

Votes: 3,832

27. 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: 135,174

28. 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, and the apocalypse.

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

Votes: 250,423

29. 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: 48,443

30. Pet Sematary (2019)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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57 Metascore

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home.

Directors: Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer | Stars: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, Jeté Laurence

Votes: 46,371 | Gross: $54.72M

31. Escape Plan: The Extractors (2019)

R | 97 min | Action, Thriller

4.4
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After security expert Ray Breslin is hired to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a Hong Kong tech mogul from a formidable Latvian prison, Breslin's girlfriend is also captured.

Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Dave Bautista, 50 Cent, Jin Zhang

Votes: 3,635

32. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.7
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52 Metascore

A courtroom frenzy ensues and sweeps 1970s America when a young single mother meets Ted Bundy.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Lily Collins, Zac Efron, Angela Sarafyan, Sydney Vollmer

Votes: 45,456

33. 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: 69,565

34. The Rook (2019– )

Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

6.5
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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: 769

35. 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: 139,311

36. I Am Mother (2019)

TV-14 | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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64 Metascore

A teenage girl is raised underground by a kindly robot "Mother" -- designed to repopulate the earth following the extinction of mankind. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

Director: Grant Sputore | Stars: Luke Hawker, Rose Byrne, Maddie Lenton, Summer Lenton

Votes: 37,344

37. City on a Hill (2019– )

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

7.8
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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: 1,513

38. Fear the Walking Dead (2015– )

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

7.0
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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: 101,132

39. 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: 108,364

40. 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: 448,166

41. The Blacklist (2013– )

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

8.1
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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: 161,431

42. Road House (1989)

R | 114 min | Action, Thriller

6.6
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36 Metascore

A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara

Votes: 55,269 | Gross: $30.05M

43. Queen of the South (2016– )

TV-14 | 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, Veronica Falcón, Hemky Madera, Peter Gadiot

Votes: 11,791

44. It (I) (2017)

R | 135 min | Horror, Thriller

7.4
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69 Metascore

In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.

Director: Andy Muschietti | Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Martell, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis

Votes: 365,526 | Gross: $327.48M

45. 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: 716,241

46. 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: 281,104

47. The Society (2019– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.1
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When everyone else mysteriously vanishes from their wealthy town, the teen residents of West Ham must forge their own society to survive.

Stars: Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon, Sean Berdy, Natasha Liu Bordizzo

Votes: 10,680

48. 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: 602,302

49. Cold Blood (2019)

91 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

4.4
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25 Metascore

A hit-man lives isolated in a cabin at the edge of a lake. One day, an injured woman arrives in front of his house. To save her, he could well risk his own life.

Director: Frédéric Petitjean | Stars: Jean Reno, Sarah Lind, Joe Anderson, David Gyasi

Votes: 752

50. 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: 249,118


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