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The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows 

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Updated February 3, 2020 12k votes 2.1k voters 118.5k 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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The Sniffer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Kirill Käro, Ivan Oganesyan, Maria Anikanova
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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Narcos: Mexico is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Unbelievable is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Toni Collette, Merritt Wever, Kaitlyn Dever
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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Occupied is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Selome Emnetu, Ragnhild Gudbrandsen
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The Forest is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Samuel Labarthe, Suzanne Clement, Alexia Barlier
The Forest (France 3, 2017) is a French crime drama television series, created by Delinda Jacobs. Police investigate after a teenaged girl, disappears in a forest and are assisted by her ...more
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Messiah is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Tomer Sisley, Michelle Monaghan, Mehdi Dehbi
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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Love, Death & Robots... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Hayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler, Stefan Kapicic
Love, Death & Robots (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated television anthology series. A collection of animated short stories that span various genres including science fiction, fantasy, ...more

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V-Wars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Ian Somerhalder, Adrian Holmes, Jacky Lai
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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You is listed (or ranked) 12 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 Stranger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Jacob Dudman, Brandon Fellows, Siobhan Finneran
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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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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The Spy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
The Spy
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Babylon Berlin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Volker Bruch, Liv Lisa Fries, Peter Kurth
Babylon Berlin (Netflix, 2018) is a German period drama television series based on the novels by Volker Kutscher. In 1921 during the Weimar Republic, police inspector Gereon Rath (Volker Bruch) ...more

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Vagabond is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Vagabond
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House of Cards is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright
House of Cards is a 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 the ...more

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Hemlock Grove is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron
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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Travelers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper
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) 21 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Juan Pablo Raba, Cristina Umaña, Camila Sodi
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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Shadow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Shadow
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Black Spot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Suliane Brahim, Hubert Delattre, Laurent Capelluto
Black Spot (France 2, 2017) a is a French-Belgian television thriller created by Mathieu Missoffe. A prosecutor comes home to learn why the town's murder rate is six times the national average.
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The Spy is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Retribution is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Netflix Original Thriller Shows
Juliet Stevenson, Joanna Vanderham, John Lynch
Retribution, also known as One of Us (BBC One, 2016), is a British drama television miniseries created by Harry and Jack Williams. A horrific murder rocks the lives of two families living ...more