What are the best thriller movies on Netflix?

Be thrilled to bits and expect some chills down your spine with this list of best thriller movies on Netflix. They are infused with some elements of crime, supernatural, drama, and of course action! Don't forget to vote for your favorite one!

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    Hush is a nail-biting thriller movie directed by Mike Flanagan, written by Mike Flanagan himself and Kate Siegel. It revolves around the life in the solitude of a mute and deaf writer.


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    Diane Soto
    Written on May 27, 2018
    "Hush is a great thriller. It's brand new and not many people have seen it yet when they should get on it. There is so much suspense, even more than a 90s horror movie. "
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    #2Gerald's Game

    Gerald's Game

    Gerald's Game is one of the staple thriller and horror movies on Netflix directed by Mike Flanagan. Watch how Jessie, played by Carla Gugino, survives all the horror in her life.


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    Li Du
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "This is the best Stephen King adaptation so far. It requires full attention while watching, so that you can predict what will happen next and fully understand the next move. The adaptation is powerful and intense. Gerald's Game defies the odds as the plot seems unlikely to be able to catch on film, but the filming was done flawlessly."
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    #3I Don"t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    I Don"t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    Infused with elements of comedy and drama, the I Don"t Feel at Home in This World Anymore is a thriller movie written and directed by Macon Blair himself. It can be watched on Netflix.


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    Sarah Gibson
    Written on May 29, 2018
    "Crime, drama and comedy all mixed up in one. Really good movie!"


Did you know that Bird Box actors were actually blind? Okay, by blind, we mean they were actually blindfolded and they could not see anything for half of the filming time. Interestingly, directors and actors call this brilliant acting as method approach. It simply means Sandra Bullock (who played the character of Malorie Hayes) and Trevante Rhodes (Tom) did not have to play bind because they were in fact 'blind' on the set. Yet, what's more fascinating to know is how did Susanne Bier direct the actors? How did she even point Sandra in the right direction?

Well, before going to the deets, props to the camera crew who painstakingly dodged the actors whenever the cast would lose track and about to hit those expensive cameras! Anyway, director Susanne Bier, who is also known to have directed the thriller film The Night Manager, admittedly expressed that directing blind actors was no walk in the park. They didn't have marks on their set. As a result, real-life horror of hitting the cameras and getting wound actually happened. The trick? Little did people know that Bier has had proper training with a professional blind teacher. Surely, she was able to teach the cast how to navigate using their sense of hearing and touch. But what makes this thriller and horror movie more convincing? Perhaps, it is the fact that Sandra Bullock does not like being scared in real life. As a result, she exuded an authentic feeling of being scared, making this film one of the best thrillers on Netflix. According to the streaming giant, more than 45 million accounts watched the film on its opening week. So, if you haven't seen it, you can visit websites to watch Bird Box online, it's everywhere now.

PS: If you are into horror, you can also stream the best American horror films here!

  1. 7



    Starring Thomas Jane, the 1922 thriller film on Netflix brims with horror and suspense as it was based on Stephen King's novel of the same name. It hit the streaming sites in 2017.


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    Kathy Hawkins
    Written on May 27, 2018
    "1922 is a great thriller movie. Set in the year 1922, a farmer kills his wife and son and after he buries them, strange things start to happen. Is his wife haunting him, or is it just a coincidence? Stephen King is the writer of this one so you know it's going to be good. "
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    Thrilling bank robbery starring Frank Grillo, Caitlin Carmichael, and Garret Dillahunt--this is what Wheelman is about. It was released in 2017 and can be viewed on Netflix.


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    Jeffrey Jackson
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "This is a pretty good thriller available on Netflix. It is not breaking any new ground but it is enjoyable. I recommend this if you enjoyed the movie "Drive.""
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    Mute is a Netflix Original movie directed by Duncan Jones. It is a mystery, sci-fi and thriller film that was realeased in Febuary 2018. It is starred by Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux.


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    Christine Ryan
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "One of the best thriller movies on Netflix right now is Mute. When his girlfriend vanishes, a mute man ventures into a near-future Berlin's seamy underworld. It stars Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, and Justin Theroux. They all give great performances. It kept me completely entertained throughout the whole movie. "
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    #7I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

    I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

    I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House is a film about a nurse taking care of an elderly author that lives in a hunted house. It is a Netflix Original and directed by Oz Perkins. It is starred by Ruth Wilson, Paula Prentiss, Bob Balaban.


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    Brenda Barnett
    Written on May 29, 2018
    "I really enjoyed this movie. It kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end. And the ending was satisfying. I really enjoyed watching something besides a super hero movie for a change."
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    #8Bird Box

    Bird Box

    Bird Box is a drama and thriller film directed by Susanne Bier. The original Netflix movie was first released on December 14, 2018, featuring Sandra Bullock as the lead actress. It won the MTV Movie Award for Most Frightened Performance in 2019.


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    Denise Reid
    Written on September 12, 2019
    "Who doesn't love Sandra Bullock? Well, also kudos to her co-star Trevante Rhodes. I consider this one of the best suspense movies on netflix just because you can feel the authenticity of the actors. They really exude some sort of thrill!"
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    #9Black Hawk Down

    Black Hawk Down

    Black Hawk Down is a war movie directed by Ridley Scott starring Josh Harnett, Ewan McGregor and Sam Shepard in 2001. It won two Academy Awards for Best Film Editing and Best Sound Mixing. 


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    Patricia Robinson
    Written on September 12, 2019
    "Can I just say this is one of those thriller movies which features a powerhouse cast?? I mean this is definitely star-studded!! Ewan McGregor, Josh Hartnett, and everyone else. Please take time to watch this!!"
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    #10The Sixth Sense

    The Sixth Sense

    The Sixth Sense is a 1999 supernatural thriller movie directed by M. Night Shyamalan. A child psychologist (Bruce Willis) tries to help a frightened boy (Haley Joel Osment), who claims he can see ghosts. What he finds out instead is far more terrifying than expected.


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    Alexander Curtis
    Written on September 12, 2019
    "More of drama movie with a hint of mystery. I think what makes this just another good example of thrillers on netflix is Cole Sear being haunted as a kid."
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    #11Small Crimes

    Small Crimes

    Small Crimes is a crime film directed by E.L. Katz which premiered first at South by Southwest and released on Netflix in 2017. It is about disgraced former cop Joe Denton who is seeking redemption after a six-year prison sentence. 


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    Randy Pearson
    Written on May 28, 2018
    "I was looking for something to watch on Netflix and I enjoy crime dramas so I figured I'd give Small Crimes a shot. Going into this I expected a decent movie, however it drew me in within the first 10 minutes and I was on the edge of my seat until the end. This is a redemption story for the ages and it blew away my expectations for whats possible on the Netflix streaming service."


Best What are the best thriller movies on Netflix
1HushMovies 14 Paid
2Gerald's GameMovies 10 Paid
3I Don"t Feel at Home in This World AnymoreMovies 8 Paid
41922Movies 7 Paid
5WheelmanMovies 6 Paid
6MuteMovies 6 Paid
7I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the HouseMovies 4 Paid
8Bird BoxMovies 0 Paid
9Black Hawk DownMovies 0 Paid
10The Sixth SenseMovies 0 Paid

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