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The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows 

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Updated February 3, 2020 12.4k votes 2.2k voters 132.6k views 74 items

List Rules Only Netflix originals and co-productions.

Here are the best Netflix original thriller shows currently streaming right now. Featuring murder mysteries, psychological thrillers, and crime noir, this list of Netflix thriller originals is updated with new and popular shows. What is the best Netflix original thriller series?

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Black is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Song Seung-heon, Go Ara, Lee El
Black (OCN, 2017) is a 2017 fantasy-thriller South Korean television series. While chasing his runaway partner, a grim reaper uncovers truth about a set of unsolved murders and also falls in ...more
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Memories of the Alhambra... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Memories of the Alhambra
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Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv
Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series based on the book written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. Set in the late '70s and early '80s, the series revolves around two FBI ...more

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You is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Shay Mitchell
You (Lifetime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble, based on the novel by Caroline Kepnes. A clever bookstore manager (Penn Badgley) relies on ...more

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The Haunting of Hill Hou... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas
The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural horror television series created by Mike Flanagan, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson. The first season, The Haunting of ...more

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Unbelievable is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Toni Collette, Merritt Wever, Kaitlyn Dever

Premiered: 2019

Unbelievable (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama miniseries created by director Susannah Grant. Based on a true story, the eight-episode limited series follows Marie (Kaitlyn Dever), a teenager ...more

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The Spy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
The Spy
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Sacred Games is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Sacred Games Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte

Premiered: 2019

Sacred Games (Netflix, 2018) is an Indian web television thriller series based on the 2006 novel by Vikram Chandra. Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) is a troubled police officer in Mumbai who ...more
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The Stranger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Jacob Dudman, Brandon Fellows, Siobhan Finneran

Premiered: 2020

The Stranger (Netflix, 2020) is a British television drama series based on the novel of the same name by Harlan Coben. The series will follow Adam Price, who seems to be living the perfect life ...more

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Money Heist is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Úrsula Corberó, Itziar Ituño, Álvaro Morte
Money Heist (Antena 3, 2017) is a Spanish heist television series created by Álex Pina. A group of very peculiar robbers assault the Factory of Moneda and Timbre to carry out the most ...more

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Bodyguard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Richard Madden, Keeley Hawes, Gina McKee
Bodyguard (Netflix, 2018) is a British television political thriller drama series created by Jed Mercurio. Police Sergeant David Budd (Richard Madden), a heroic British Army war-veteran ...more

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V-Wars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Ian Somerhalder, Adrian Holmes, Jacky Lai

Premiered: 2019

V-Wars (Netflix, 2019) is a drama web television series based on the anthology. Dr. Luther Swann (Ian Somerhalder), enters a world of horror when a virus is released in ice melting due to ...more
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Messiah is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Tomer Sisley, Michelle Monaghan, Mehdi Dehbi

Premiered: 2020

Messiah (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama-thriller television series created by Michael Petroni. The world reacts to a man in the Middle East claiming to be the Messiah.

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Bad Guys: Vile City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Bad Guys: Vile City
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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook
Narcos (Netflix, 2015) is an American drama web-television series created by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro. A chronicled look at the exploits of Colombian Pablo Escobar, as well ...more

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Vagabond is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Vagabond
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Hemlock Grove is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 13

Hemlock Grove is an American Netflix original horror thriller television series. Executive produced by Eli Roth, developed by Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman, and a production of Gaumont ...more

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Narcos: Mexico is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Michael Peña, Diego Luna, Tenoch Huerta Mejía
Narcos: Mexico (Netflix, 2018) is an American crime drama web television series created by Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro, and a companion series to Narcos. The rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an ...more
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House of Cards is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 73

House of Cards (Netflix, 2013) American political drama television series developed and produced by Beau Willimon. It is an adaptation of the BBC's mini-series of the same name and is based on ...more

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Shadow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Shadow
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The Spy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Noah Emmerich, Hadar Ratzon Rotem, Nassim Si Ahmed
The Spy (Netflix, 2019) is a television miniseries written and directed by Gideon Raff. Based on Eli Cohen's (Sacha Baron Cohen) life as Israel's top Mossad spy in Syria.

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The Sniffer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Kirill Käro, Ivan Oganesyan, Maria Anikanova

Premiered: 2017

The Sniffer (ICTV, 2013) is a Russian detective series created by Artyom Litvinenko. The show's protagonist (Kirill Käro) uses his unusually sensitive sense of smell, that allows him to ...more
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Travelers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper

Premiered: 2016

Travelers (Netflix, 2016) is a science fiction television series created by Brad Wright. Hundreds of years from now, surviving humans discover how to send consciousness back through time, into ...more

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Wild District is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Juan Pablo Raba, Cristina Umaña, Camila Sodi

Premiered: 2018

Wild District (Netflix, 2018), in Spanish "Distrito Salvaje", is a Colombian action television drama created by Cristian Conti. The series tells the story of Jhon Jeiver (Juan Pablo ...more
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La Mante is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Carole Boquet, Fred Testot, Jaques Weber

Premiered: 2017

La Mante (TF1, 2017) is a French thriller miniseries directed by Alexandre Laurent. In Paris, police search for a psychopath whose murders are inspired by a famous serial killer who terrorised ...more