I wrote this post about thrillers on Netflix as a member of the Stream Team. All opinions are my own.
If it’s my turn to choose what we watch on TV at night, I’ll always choose a thriller. Every. single. time. I love the suspense, mystery, mind games and creepiness that go along with a good thriller, and there’s no shortage of thrillers on Netflix worth watching.
15 Thrillers on Netflix Worth Watching
The Blacklist – After turning himself in, a brilliant fugitive offers to help the FBI bag other baddies, but only if rookie profiler Elizabeth Keen is his partner.
How they come up with the ideas for the criminals each week is beyond me. I sure hope it’s not drawn from reality, but the stories are always fascinating. Equally fascinating is the dynamic relationship between Reddington and Keen. The Blacklist is a great show; I’ve seen every single episode. A definite favorite.
Ozark – A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.
I was already a huge Jason Bateman fan (love his dry delivery) and I was hooked on Ozark within minutes of watching. We binge-watched the series in a matter of days, and can’t wait for the next season to arrive on Netflix.
Memento – Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife.
Before I Wake – Still mourning the death of their son, Mark and Jessie welcome foster child Cody into their lives. Soon they discover he has a strange ability.
The little boy in this movie is so stinking cute, and you can’t help but feel for him. It was really fun trying to figure this one out as I watched.
The Prestige – Desperate to reveal each other’s secrets, two rival magicians begin to perform increasingly risky tricks — which soon turn deadly.
Gerald’s Game Lingerie and handcuffs were meant to spice up their weekend getaway. Instead, they surfaced a wife’s darkest fears.
Don’t be frightened off by the words “lingerie and handcuffs” if that’s not your thing. It’s definitely not mine, and I promise you this movie isn’t about being kinky. At all. Stick with it; the plot changes directions in a hurry!
Donnie Darko – Incessant sleepwalking, family drama and visions of a 6-foot-tall doomsday-prophesying rabbit plague a troubled teenager.
Black Mirror – This sci-fi anthology series explores a twisted, high-tech near-future where humanity’s greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.
I’ve only recently begun watching this series, and I started with the current season. Each episode is completely independent of the next, so you can watch these in any order! My kids have watched nearly every episode of the whole series already.
The Imitation Game – During World War II, a gay mathematician leads a team of cryptanalysts as they work feverishly to break the Germans’ notorious Enigma code.
The Loft – Five married men rent a secret luxury loft to carry on discreet affairs, but a murder soon reveals other secrets they’re concealing from each other.
Hush – A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears in her window.
The Babadook – Sam’s frequent tantrums turn sinister when a creepy children’s book mysteriously appears in his room and he asks his mother, “Do you want to die?”
Creep and Creep 2 – A freelance cameraman can’t be fussy about his assignments. But this one could go way beyond his comfort zone. A video artist finds the perfect character for a sensational piece but the subject of her dreams soon reveals his insidious side.
The Sixth Sense – When a 9-year old boy inexplicably starts seeing dead people, he lands in the care of a child psychologist who’s determined to uncover the truth.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy – This gripping trilogy starts with an investigation into a 40-year old cold case and ends with a court case involving murder and government conspiracy.
What are your favorite thrillers on Netflix? I’m always up for suggestions!