Top 50 Thriller Movies and TV Shows



1. The Lincoln Lawyer (2022– )

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

7.7
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An iconoclastic idealist runs his law practice out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car in this series based on Michael Connelly's bestselling novels.

Stars: Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Neve Campbell, Becki Newton, Angus Sampson

Votes: 11,935

2. The Northman (2022)

R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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82 Metascore

From visionary director Robert Eggers comes The Northman, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father's murder.

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Ethan Hawke

Votes: 98,581

3. Candy (2022)

TV-MA | 257 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Candy Montgomery is a 1980s housewife and mother who did everything right - but when the pressure of conformity builds within her, her actions scream for just a bit of freedom. Until someone tells her to shush. With deadly results.

Stars: Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey, Pablo Schreiber, Timothy Simons

Votes: 5,080

4. The Staircase (2022)

TV-MA | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Tells the story of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused of killing his wife Kathleen after she is found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home, and the 16-year judicial battle that followed.

Stars: Colin Firth, Toni Collette, Michael Stuhlbarg, Patrick Schwarzenegger

Votes: 5,447

5. Ozark (2017–2022)

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

8.5
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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: 286,554

6. Stranger Things (2016– )

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

8.7
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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: 997,111

7. Halo (2022– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Aliens threaten human existence in an epic 26th-century showdown. TV series based on the video game 'Halo.'

Stars: Pablo Schreiber, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Olive Gray

Votes: 42,036

8. Morbius (2022)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

5.2
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35 Metascore

Biochemist Michael Morbius tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.

Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris

Votes: 64,070

9. Prey (I) (2022)

Action, Drama, Horror | Post-production

The origin story of the Predator in the world of the Comanche Nation 300 years ago. Naru, a skilled female warrior, fights to protect her tribe against one of the first highly-evolved Predators to land on Earth.

Director: Dan Trachtenberg | Stars: Amber Midthunder, Dane DiLiegro, Stormee Kipp, Stefany Mathias

10. Firestarter (2022)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.6
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32 Metascore

A young girl tries to understand how she mysteriously gained the power to set things on fire with her mind.

Director: Keith Thomas | Stars: Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Sydney Lemmon, Michael Greyeyes

Votes: 8,637

11. Love, Death & Robots (2019– )

TV-MA | 15 min | Animation, Short, Action

8.4
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A collection of animated short stories that span various genres including science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy.

Stars: Fred Tatasciore, Scott Whyte, Nolan North, Noshir Dalal

Votes: 142,340

12. Avatar: The Way of Water (2022)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Post-production

Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the planet of Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na'vi race to protect their planet.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Kate Winslet

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: 1,737,770

14. Severance (2022– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.7
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Mark leads a team of office workers whose memories have been surgically divided between their work and personal lives. When a mysterious colleague appears outside of work, it begins a journey to discover the truth about their jobs.

Stars: Adam Scott, Zach Cherry, Britt Lower, Tramell Tillman

Votes: 57,535

15. Under the Banner of Heaven (2022)

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

7.5
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A devout detective's faith is tested as he investigates a brutal murder seemingly connected to an esteemed Utah family's spiral into LDS fundamentalism and their distrust in the government.

Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Wyatt Russell

Votes: 4,193

16. X (II) (2022)

R | 105 min | Horror, Thriller

6.7
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78 Metascore

In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast find themselves fighting for their lives.

Director: Ti West | Stars: Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Brittany Snow, Kid Cudi

Votes: 40,666

17. Old (2021)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.8
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55 Metascore

A vacationing family discovers that the secluded beach where they're relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly, reducing their entire lives into a single day.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Alex Wolff

Votes: 100,861

18. Outer Range (2022– )

TV-MA | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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A rancher fighting for his land and family discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming's wilderness.

Stars: Josh Brolin, Imogen Poots, Lili Taylor, Tom Pelphrey

Votes: 16,987

19. The Flight Attendant (2020– )

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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A reckless flight attendant with an alcoholism problem wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man - and no idea what happened. Unable to piece the night together, she begins to wonder if she could be the killer.

Stars: Kaley Cuoco, Zosia Mamet, Griffin Matthews, Rosie Perez

Votes: 49,183

20. Memory (2022)

R | 114 min | Action, Thriller

5.6
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41 Metascore

An assassin-for-hire finds that he's become a target after he refuses to complete a job for a dangerous criminal organization. A remake of the 2003 Belgian film 'The Memory of a Killer'.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Liam Neeson, Guy Pearce, Taj Atwal, Harold Torres

Votes: 5,879

21. The Walking Dead (2010–2022)

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, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 947,310

22. 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: 239,314

23. 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: 141,669

24. Shining Girls (2022– )

TV-MA | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Years after a brutal attack left her in a constantly shifting reality, Kirby Mazrachi learns that a recent murder is linked to her assault. She teams with a veteran reporter to understand her ever-changing present and confront her past.

Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Wagner Moura, Phillipa Soo, Chris Chalk

Votes: 3,314

25. The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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63 Metascore

A lawyer defending a wealthy man begins to believe his client is guilty of more than just one crime.

Director: Brad Furman | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy

Votes: 233,091 | Gross: $58.01M

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

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

8.1
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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: 100,855

27. Black Mirror (2011–2019)

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

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: 517,744

28. Welcome to Eden (2022– )

TV-MA | 40 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.4
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A group of young adults attend a party on a remote island, but the tempting paradise they find waiting for them holds dangerous secrets and entrapments.

Stars: Lola Rodríguez, Begoña Vargas, Amaia Salamanca, Amaia Aberasturi

Votes: 3,012

29. Tokyo Vice (2022– )

TV-MA | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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A Western journalist working for a publication in Tokyo takes on one of the city's most powerful crime bosses.

Stars: Ansel Elgort, Ken Watanabe, Rachel Keller, Shô Kasamatsu

Votes: 14,895

30. Supernatural (2005–2020)

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: 429,573

31. Clark (2022)

TV-MA | 362 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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This is the incredible story behind Sweden's most notorious gangster, Clark Olofsson, whose infamous crimes gave rise to the term "Stockholm Syndrome".

Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Vilhelm Blomgren, Sandra Ilar, Hanna Björn

Votes: 5,476

32. Big Sky (2020– )

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

6.8
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A private detective teams up with an ex-cop to solve a kidnapping case in Montana.

Stars: Katheryn Winnick, Kylie Bunbury, Dedee Pfeiffer, Brian Geraghty

Votes: 17,109

33. Jurassic World Dominion (2022)

PG-13 | 146 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Completed

Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, dinosaurs now live--and hunt--alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history's most fearsome creatures in a new Era.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Sam Neill

34. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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67 Metascore

In this action-packed comedy, Nicolas Cage plays Nick Cage, channeling his iconic characters as he's caught between a superfan (Pedro Pascal) and a CIA agent (Tiffany Haddish).

Director: Tom Gormican | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Tiffany Haddish, Sharon Horgan

Votes: 21,095

35. Anatomy of a Scandal (2022)

TV-MA | 268 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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A sexual consent scandal amongst British privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake.

Stars: Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery, Rupert Friend, Sebastian Selwood

Votes: 19,771

36. 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: 189,778

37. The Terminal List (2022– )

Action, Drama, Thriller | Post-production

A former Navy SEAL officer investigates why his entire platoon was ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission.

Stars: Chris Pratt, Jared Shaw, JD Pardo, LaMonica Garrett

38. 9-1-1 (2018– )

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

7.8
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Explores the high-pressure experiences of the first responders who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking, and heart-stopping situations.

Stars: Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds

Votes: 31,918

39. Ambulance (2022)

R | 136 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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55 Metascore

Two robbers steal an ambulance after their heist goes awry.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Eiza González, Garret Dillahunt

Votes: 39,816

40. Slow Horses (2022– )

TV-MA | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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Follows a team of British intelligence agents who serve as a dumping ground department of MI5 due to their career-ending mistakes.

Stars: Jack Lowden, Kristin Scott Thomas, Gary Oldman, Chris Reilly

Votes: 13,086

41. Who Killed Sara? (2021–2022)

TV-MA | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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Hell-bent on exacting revenge and proving he was framed for his sister's murder, Álex sets out to unearth much more than the crime's real culprit.

Stars: Manolo Cardona, Ginés García Millán, Carolina Miranda, Eugenio Siller

Votes: 12,807

42. Spiderhead (2022)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama | Completed

In the near future, convicts are offered the chance to volunteer as medical subjects to shorten their sentence. One such subject for a new drug capable of generating feelings of love begins questioning the reality of his emotions.

Director: Joseph Kosinski | Stars: Miles Teller, Chris Hemsworth, Jurnee Smollett, Tess Haubrich

43. Firestarter (1984)

R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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50 Metascore

A couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telepathic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Drew Barrymore, David Keith, Freddie Jones, Heather Locklear

Votes: 33,473 | Gross: $15.10M

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: 326,199

45. Fear the Walking Dead (2015– )

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

6.8
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A Walking Dead spinoff set in Los Angeles, California. Follows two families who must band together to survive the undead apocalypse.

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

Votes: 127,039

46. K.G.F: Chapter 2 (2022)

Not Rated | 168 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.7
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In the blood-soaked Kolar Gold Fields, Rocky's name strikes fear into his foes. While his allies look up to him, the government sees him as a threat to law and order. Rocky must battle threats from all sides for unchallenged supremacy.

Director: Prashanth Neel | Stars: Yash, Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, Srinidhi Shetty

Votes: 100,749

47. The Handmaid's Tale (2017– )

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

8.4
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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: 217,145

48. Law & Order (1990– )

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

7.8
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Follows a crime (usually a murder), usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 37,513

49. The Mentalist (2008–2015)

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

8.1
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A famous "psychic" outs himself as a fake, and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find "Red John", the madman who killed his wife and daughter.

Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman

Votes: 180,178

50. Tehran (2020– )

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

7.5
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A Mossad agent embarks on her first mission as a computer hacker in her home town of Tehran.

Stars: Niv Sultan, Shaun Toub, Shervin Alenabi, Arash Marandi

Votes: 14,617


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