The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows TV Programs

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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    Gillian Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Mads Mikkelsen

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    Yvonne Strahovski, Julie Benz, John Lithgow

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    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rachel Nichols, A. J. Cook

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    Emma Roberts, Jessica Lange, Connie Britton

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    Heather Graham, Sherilyn Fenn, Lara Flynn Boyle

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    Kevin Bacon, Maggie Grace, Jessica Stroup

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    Claire Danes, Morena Baccarin, Damian Lewis

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    James Spader, Megan Boone, Parminder Nagra

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    Tim Roth, Jennifer Beals, Monica Raymund

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    Peter Sarsgaard, Mireille Enos, Michelle Forbes

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    Amanda Righetti, Robin Tunney, Simon Baker

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

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    David Tennant, Olivia Colman, David Bradley

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    Tatiana Maslany, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jordan Gavaris

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    Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Natalie Dormer

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    Vera Farmiga, Nicola Peltz, Freddie Highmore

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    Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe, Amber Valletta

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    Tomokazu Seki, Mamiko Noto, Junko Takeuchi

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    Rose Byrne, Glenn Close, Ryan Phillippe

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    Bradley Cooper, Julian McMahon, Sanaa Lathan

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    Christopher Meloni, J.K. Simmons, Edie Falco

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    Grace Park, Lucy Lawless, Tricia Helfer

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    Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Alan Tudyk

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    Katie Cassidy, Cameron Richardson, Christopher Gorham

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    Ayako Kawasumi, Shigeru Shiba, Ryūsuke Ōbayashi

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    Elijah Wood, Allison Mack, Ed Helms

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    Molly Parker

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    Kandyse McClure, Chadwick Boseman, Lola Glaudini

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    Nana Mizuki, Mamiko Noto, Kotono Mitsuishi

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