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The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies 

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Here are the best Netflix original thriller movies currently streaming right now. Featuring sci-fi thrillers, psychological horror, and gritty crime movies, this list of Netflix thriller originals is updated with new and popular movies. What is the best Netflix original thriller movie?

The latest and newest Netflix original thriller movies feature Hollywood's biggest stars, like Bella Thorne, Nat Wolff, Carla Gugino, and Robbie Amell. Must-watch Netflix original thrillers include Gerald's Game, Shimmer Lake, ARQ, and Clinical.

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Bird Box is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Rosa Salazar

Released: 2018

Directed by: Susanne Bier

Bird Box is a 2018 American post-apocalyptic film directed by Susanne Bier, based on the novel by Josh Malerman. A woman (Sandra Bullock) and a pair of children are blindfolded as they make ...more

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What Happened to Monday ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
Noomi Rapace, Willem Dafoe, Glenn Close

Released: 2017

Directed by: Tommy Wirkola

What Happened to Monday is a 2017 dystopian science fiction thriller film directed by Tommy Wirkola. In a world where families are limited to one child due to overpopulation, a set of identical ...more
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Lucid Dream is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
Kyung-gu Sol, Soo Go, Hye-jeong Kang

Released: 2017

Directed by: Kim Joon-Sung

Lucid Dream is a 2017 South Korean science fiction mystery thriller film directed by Kim Joon-sung. With the help of a detective and a psychiatrist friend, an investigative journalist uses lucid ...more
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The Ritual is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier

Released: 2018

Directed by: David Bruckner

The Ritual is a 2017 British horror film directed by David Bruckner, based on the novel by Adam Nevill. A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing ...more

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Shimmer Lake is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
Shimmer Lake Benjamin Walker, Wyatt Russell, Rainn Wilson

Released: 2017

Directed by: Oren Uziel

Shimmer Lake is a 2017 American crime film directed by Oren Uziel. Told in reverse, the story follows a local sheriff (Benjamin Walker) investigating the mystery of three small town criminals ...more
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You Get Me is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
Bella Thorne, Halston Sage, Taylor John Smith

Released: 2017

Directed by: Brent Bonacorso

You Get Me is a 2017 American thriller film directed by Brent Bonacorso. After breaking up with his perfect girlfriend (Halston Sage), Tyler (Taylor John Smith) meets sexy out-of-towner Holly ...more
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Fractured is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
Sam Worthington, Lily Rabe, Stephen Tobolowsky

Released: 2019

Directed by: Brad Anderson

Fractured is a 2019 American thriller film directed by Brad Anderson. After his daughter breaks her arm while on a family road trip, Ray rushes her to the hospital along with his wife, once they ...more
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Gerald's Game is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Chiara Aurelia

Released: 2017

Directed by: Mike Flanagan

Gerald's Game is a 2017 American survival horror film directed by Mike Flanagan, based on Stephen King's novel. While trying to spice up their marriage in their remote lake house, Jessie (Carla ...more

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Secret Obsession is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
Brenda Song, Mike Vogel, Dennis Haysbert

Released: 2019

Directed by: Peter Sullivan

Secret Obsession is a 2019 Amerian drama thriller directed by Peter Sullivan.
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1922 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
1922

A farmer pens a confession admitting to his wife's murder, but her death is just the beginning of a macabre tale. Based on Stephen King's novella.

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Burn Out is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
Burn Out
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Apostle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen, Lucy Boynton

Released: 2018

Directed by: Gareth Evans

Apostle is a 2018 period thriller film directed by Gareth Evans. When his sister is kidnapped by a religious cult, a mysterious man (Dan Stevens) travels to the remote island where he digs ...more

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The Perfection is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
The Perfection
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ARQ is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
Robbie Amell, Rachael Taylor, Shaun Benson

Released: 2016

Directed by: Tony Elliott

ARQ is a 2016 American-Canadian science fiction film directed by Tony Elliott. Trapped in a lab and stuck in a time loop, an engineer (Robbie Amell) attempts to save his former lover (Rachael ...more

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El Camino: A Breaking Ba... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
Aaron Paul, Charles Baker

Released: 2019

Directed by: Vince Gilligan

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is a 2019 drama film directed by Vince Gilligan, based on the television series Breaking Bad. Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) pursues freedom after escaping from his ...more

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In the Tall Grass is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
Patrick Wilson, Laysla De Oliveira, Harrison Gilbertson

Released: 2019

Directed by: Vincenzo Natali

In the Tall Grass is an upcoming 2019 American horror film directed by Vincenzo Natali, based on the novella of the same name by Stephen King and Joe Hill. A brother and sister run into a field ...more

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The Outsider is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
Jared Leto, Tadanobu Asano, Rory Cochrane

Released: 2018

Directed by: Martin Zandvliet

The Outsider is a 2018 American action thriller crime drama film directed by Martin Zandvliet. When a captive American soldier (Jared Leto) is set free with the help of his Yakuza cellmate, he ...more
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Horse Girl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
Alison Brie, Robin Tunney, Debby Ryan

Released: 2020

Directed by: Jeff Baena

Horse Girl is a 2020 American drama film directed by Jeff Baena. A socially awkward woman (Alison Brie) finds that her lucid dreams are becoming a part of her reality.
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The Babysitter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
The Babysitter Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell

Directed by: McG

The Babysitter is a 2017 American teen horror-comedy film directed by McG. Cole (Judah Lewis) is madly in love with his babysitter Bee (Samara Weaving) until he witnesses the unthinkable.

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Death Note is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, Keith Stanfield

Released: 2017

Directed by: Adam Wingard

Death Note is a 2017 American supernatural horror-thriller film directed by Adam Wingard, based on the manga series of the same name. Light Turner (Nat Wolff) stumbles across a mystical notebook ...more

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I Am Mother is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
I Am Mother
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In the Shadow of the Moo... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
Boyd Holbrook, Michael C. Hall, Cleopatra Coleman

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jim Mickle

In the Shadow of the Moon is a 2019 American political thriller directed by Jim Mickle.

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Hold the Dark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
Alexander SkarsgÄrd, Riley Keough, James Bloor

Released: 2018

Directed by: Jeremy Saulnier

Hold the Dark is a 2018 American thriller film directed by Jeremy Saulnier, based on the novel by William Giraldi. After the deaths of three children suspected to be by wolves, writer Russell ...more

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Clinical is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
Vinessa Shaw, Kevin Rahm, India Eisley

Released: 2017

Directed by: Alistair Legrand

Clinical is a 2017 American horror thriller directed by Alistair Legrand. Dr. Jane Mathis (Vinessa Shaw) is an expert at helping patients cope with trauma, but her own dark memories keep coming ...more

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Extraction is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
Chris Hemsworth, David Harbour, Golshifteh Farahani

Released: 2020

Directed by: Sam Hargrave

Extraction (a.k.a. Out of the Fire) is a 2020 American action thriller film directed by Sam Hargrave. A Bangladeshi businessman hires a mercenary (Chris Hemsworth) to rescue his kidnapped son.

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