The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

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The very best psychological thriller shows incorporate elements of suspense, drama, and intrigue to keep characters - and viewers - guessing. This list of the top psychological thrillers on television is ranked from best to worst, and it includes pictures from the shows when available. A sneaky criminal on the loose? A clever killer outwitting victims and detectives alike? Get a forensic psychologist on the case. Popular psychological thriller TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about which are the most entertaining psychological thriller shows of all time. Don't let your favorite psychological thriller television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of psychological thriller television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

Examples of shows on this list include Twin Peaks, Hannibal, and other psychological TV shows.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best psychological thriller show of all time?" and "What are the greatest thriller shows with elements of psychology??"
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    Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas

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    Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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    Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

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    Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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    Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick

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    James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

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    Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines

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    Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang

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    Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell

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    Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend

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    Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore

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    Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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    David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker

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    Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot

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    Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris

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    Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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    Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern

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    Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann

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    Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan

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    Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, Joely Richardson

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    Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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    Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen

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    Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale

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    Elisabeth Moss, Thomas M. Wright, Peter Mullan

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    Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz

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    Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher, Terry O'Quinn

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    Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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    Elaine Cassidy, Christopher Gorham, Matt Barr

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    Ayako Kawasumi, Shigeru Shiba, Ryūsuke Ōbayashi

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    Kristin Lehman, Louis Ferreira, Brendan Penny

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    Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann

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    Jason Wiles, Daisy Betts, Chadwick Boseman

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    Shôzô Iizuka, Toshihiko Seki, Michael McConnohie

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