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The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies

Updated June 9, 2020 3.1k votes 433 voters 29.2k views51 items

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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.

Vote up the best original thriller films on Netflix, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list. Then, check out the best suspense movies on Netflix.

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    Bird Box is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
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    Bird Box

    Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson

    Released2018

    Directed bySusanne Bier

    Bird Box is a 2018 American post-apocalyptic film directed by Susanne Bier, based on the novel... more on Wikipedia

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    What Happened to Monday is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
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    What Happened to Monday

    Noomi Rapace, Willem Dafoe

    Released2017

    Directed byTommy Wirkola

    What Happened to Monday is a 2017 dystopian science fiction thriller film directed by Tommy... more on Wikipedia

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    Fractured is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
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    Fractured

    Sam Worthington, Lily Rabe

    Released2019

    Directed byBrad Anderson

    Fractured is a 2019 American thriller film directed by Brad Anderson. After his daughter... more on Wikipedia
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    Lucid Dream is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
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    Lucid Dream

    Kyung-gu Sol, Soo Go

    Released2017

    Directed byKim Joon-Sung

    Lucid Dream is a 2017 South Korean science fiction mystery thriller film directed by Kim... more on Wikipedia
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    The Ritual is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
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    The Ritual

    Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Bruckner

    The Ritual is a 2017 British horror film directed by David Bruckner, based on the novel by... more on Wikipedia

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    Gerald's Game is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
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    Gerald's Game

    Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood

    Released2017

    Directed byMike Flanagan

    Gerald's Game is a 2017 American survival horror film directed by Mike Flanagan, based on... more on Wikipedia

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    In the Tall Grass is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
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    In the Tall Grass

    Patrick Wilson, Laysla De Oliveira

    Released2019

    Directed byVincenzo Natali

    In the Tall Grass is a 2019 American horror film directed by Vincenzo Natali, based on the... more on Wikipedia

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    You Get Me is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
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    You Get Me

    Bella Thorne, Halston Sage

    Released2017

    Directed byBrent Bonacorso

    You Get Me is a 2017 American thriller film directed by Brent Bonacorso. After breaking up... more on Wikipedia
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    1922 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
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    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) 10 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
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    Burn Out

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    Shimmer Lake is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
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    Shimmer Lake

    Benjamin Walker, Wyatt Russell

    Released2017

    Directed byOren Uziel

    Shimmer Lake is a 2017 American crime film directed by Oren Uziel. Told in reverse, the story... more on Wikipedia
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    Rattlesnake is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
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    Rattlesnake

    Carmen Ejogo, Theo Rossi

    Released2019

    Directed byZak Hilditch

    Rattlesnake is a 2019 American crime drama mystery film directed by Zak Hilditch. A single... more on Wikipedia
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    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
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    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    Aaron Paul, Charles Baker

    Released2019

    Directed byVince Gilligan

    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is a 2019 drama film directed by Vince Gilligan, based on the... more on Wikipedia

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    Secret Obsession is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
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    Secret Obsession

    Brenda Song, Mike Vogel

    Released2019

    Directed byPeter Sullivan

    Secret Obsession is a 2019 Amerian drama thriller directed by Peter Sullivan.
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    The Babysitter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
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    The Babysitter

    Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving

    Directed byMcG

    The Babysitter is a 2017 American teen horror-comedy film directed by McG. Cole (Judah Lewis)... more on Wikipedia

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    The Perfection is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
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    The Perfection

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    I Am Mother is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
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    I Am Mother

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    Horse Girl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
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    Horse Girl

    Alison Brie, Robin Tunney

    Released2020

    Directed byJeff Baena

    Horse Girl is a 2020 American drama film directed by Jeff Baena. A socially awkward woman... more on Wikipedia
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    Apostle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
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    Apostle

    Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen

    Released2018

    Directed byGareth Evans

    Apostle is a 2018 period thriller film directed by Gareth Evans. When his sister is kidnapped... more on Wikipedia

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    The Outsider is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
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    The Outsider

    Jared Leto, Tadanobu Asano

    Released2018

    Directed byMartin Zandvliet

    The Outsider is a 2018 American action thriller crime drama film directed by Martin Zandvliet.... more on Wikipedia
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    Death Note is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
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    Death Note

    Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley

    Released2017

    Directed byAdam Wingard

    Death Note is a 2017 American supernatural horror-thriller film directed by Adam Wingard,... more on Wikipedia
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    ARQ is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
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    ARQ

    Robbie Amell, Rachael Taylor

    Released2016

    Directed byTony Elliott

    ARQ is a 2016 American-Canadian science fiction film directed by Tony Elliott. Trapped in a... more on Wikipedia

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    In the Shadow of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
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    In the Shadow of the Moon

    Boyd Holbrook, Michael C. Hall

    Released2019

    Directed byJim Mickle

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

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    Cam is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
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    Cam

    Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh

    Released2018

    Directed byDaniel Goldhaber

    Cam is a 2018 American psychological horror-thriller film directed by Daniel Goldhaber. A... more on Wikipedia
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    Extraction is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Movies
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    Extraction

    Chris Hemsworth, David Harbour

    Released2020

    Directed bySam Hargrave

    Extraction (a.k.a. Out of the Fire) is a 2020 American action thriller film directed by Sam... more on Wikipedia

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