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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    Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

    Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas

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    Dexter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

    Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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    Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

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    Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

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    American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

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    Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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    Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

    Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick

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    The Mentalist is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

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    Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang

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    James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

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    Lie to Me is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

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    Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines

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    The Killing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

    Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell

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    Homeland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

    Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend

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    The Following is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

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    Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore

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    Lost is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

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    Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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    Bates Motel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

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    Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot

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    Broadchurch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

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    David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker

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    Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

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    Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris

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    Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

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    Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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    Monster is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

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    Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern

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    Revenge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

    Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann

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    Damages is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

    Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan

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    Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, Joely Richardson

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    Oz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

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    Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen

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    Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

    Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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    Dollhouse is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

    Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz

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    Top of the Lake is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

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    Elisabeth Moss, Thomas M. Wright, Peter Mullan

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    Millennium is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

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    Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher, Terry O'Quinn

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    Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

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    Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale

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    Harper's Island is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

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    Elaine Cassidy, Christopher Gorham, Matt Barr

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    Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

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    Ayako Kawasumi, Shigeru Shiba, Ryūsuke Ōbayashi

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    Wilfred is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

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    Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann

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    Motive is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

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    Kristin Lehman, Louis Ferreira, Brendan Penny

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    Persons Unknown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

    Jason Wiles, Daisy Betts, Chadwick Boseman

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    Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

    Shôzô Iizuka, Toshihiko Seki, Michael McConnohie

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    Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

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    Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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