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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
Hannibal 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
Dexter Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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Bates Motel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
Bates Motel Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot

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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
American Horror Story Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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Lie to Me is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
Lie to Me Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines

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Broadchurch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
Broadchurch David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker

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The Killing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
The Killing Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell

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The Following is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
The Following Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore

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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
The Blacklist James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

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Lost is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
Lost Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
Twin Peaks Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick

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Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
Orphan Black Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris

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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
Homeland Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend

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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

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Monster is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
Monster Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern

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Damages is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
Damages Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan

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Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
Pretty Little Liars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale

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Oz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
Oz Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen

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Revenge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
Revenge Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann

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Top of the Lake is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
Top of the Lake Elisabeth Moss, Thomas M. Wright, Peter Mullan

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Millennium is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
Millennium Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher, Terry O'Quinn

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Harper's Island is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
Harper's Island Elaine Cassidy, Christopher Gorham, Matt Barr

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Nip/Tuck is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
Nip/Tuck Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, Joely Richardson

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Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
Serial Experiments Lain Ayako Kawasumi, Shigeru Shiba, Ryūsuke Ōbayashi

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Dollhouse is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
Dollhouse Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz

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Wilfred is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
Wilfred Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann

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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
Fringe Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

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Les Revenants is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows

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Motive is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
Motive Kristin Lehman, Louis Ferreira, Brendan Penny

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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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Persons Unknown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows
Persons Unknown Jason Wiles, Daisy Betts, Chadwick Boseman