Best Canadian Thriller TV Shows

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Canadian Thriller TV Shows" contains films with the following parameters. Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating and exciting. Plot: danger, supernatural, crimes, investigation, murder, woman with a gun, deadly, law enforcement, female nudity and death. Genre: Thriller, Drama and Mystery. Country: Canada and USA.
Best Canadian Thriller TV Shows
Best Canadian Thriller TV Shows
TOP TV Shows: Cardinal (2017), Orphan Black (2013), Flashpoint (2008), Killjoys (2015), Chucky (2021), The Killing (2011), Supernatural (2005), Criminal Minds (2005), The X-Files (1993), Continuum (2012), Legion (2017), Alias Grace (2017), Wayward Pines (2015), Brand New Cherry Flavor (2021), Motive (2013), Beauty and the Beast (2012), Darknet (2013), Dark Matter (2015), Fringe (2008), The Hot Zone (2019).

List of Best TV Shows

 7.7
 10K
Cardinal (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Detective John Cardinal attempts to uncover the mystery of what happened to the missing 13-year-old girl whose body is discovered in the shaft-head of an abandoned mine. At the same time, he comes under investigation by his new partner, Lise ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, enigmatic, tense, dark
Plot: homicide detective, serial killer, psychopath, murder investigation, murder mystery, police detective, police corruption, police investigation, partners in crime, psycho killer, sadist, uncover truth ...
Time: future
Place: canada, ontario canada
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 8.3
 111K
Orphan Black (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, killings, strong female character, female protagonist, uncover truth, family relations, lesbianism, heroine, suicide, supernatural, lesbian relationship, lookalikes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: toronto ontario canada, new york
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 7.8
 18K
Flashpoint (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: The Strategic Response Unit (SRU) is an elite team of cops who specialize in high-risk critical incidents. Trained in tactics and psychology, they deal with extreme situations, where split-second decisions could save a life...or cost one.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: police, swat team, rescue, hostage negotiator, policewoman, race against time, saving a life, law enforcement, crimes, confined, threat, team ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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 7.2
 22K
Killjoys (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: An action-packed adventure series following a fun-loving, hard living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters (a.k.a. Killjoys) sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants around the Quad, a system of planets on the brink of revolution.
Style: exciting, captivating, semi serious, tense, dark ...
Plot: adventure, space and aliens, escapades, space travel, space opera, space mission, distant planet, spacecraft, friendship, bounty hunter, lgbt, space station ...
Time: future
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 7.3
 20K
Chucky (2021)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: After a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a suburban yard sale, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begin to expose the town’s hypocrisies and secrets. Meanwhile, the arrival of enemies — and allies — ...
Style: slasher, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: killer doll, doll, murder, serial killer, evil doll, gay, violence, death, chase, supernatural, vengeance, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: usa, new jersey
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 8.3
 112K
The Killing (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Killing is an American crime drama television series based upon the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. Set in Seattle, Washington, the series follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder.
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: female detective, murder investigation, police detective, murder, multiple suspects, police investigation, crimes, murder mystery, crime investigation, policewoman, strong female character, street kid ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
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 8.4
 444K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, vampire, monster, paranormal, demon, supernatural ability, ghost, demon hunter, paranormal phenomena, peril, killings, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s, 90s ...
Place: usa, arizona
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 8.1
 197K
Criminal Minds (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: An elite team of FBI profilers analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU ...
Style: psychological, serious, exciting, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fbi, investigation, special agents, serial killer, team, law enforcement, murder, crimes, forensics, profiler, investigator, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
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 8.6
 226K
The X-Files (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully who investigate X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a skeptic, is assigned to ...
Style: captivating, psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: supernatural, ufo, investigation, fbi, paranormal investigation, top secret, alien abduction, alien contact, alien, special agents, conspiracy, paranormal activity ...
Time: future, 90s, 2010s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, washington d.c.
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 7.6
 61K
Continuum (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The series centers on the conflict between a group of rebels from the year 2077 who time-travel to Vancouver, BC, in 2012, and a police officer who accidentally accompanies them. In spite of being many years early, the rebel group decides to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, computer genius, changing the past or future, time machine, heroine, getting home, alternate timeline, policewoman, terrorist group, existence paradox, sent to the past, time jump ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa, vancouver, canada
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 8.2
 92K
Legion (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: David Haller, AKA Legion, is a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the ...
Style: captivating, exciting, spiritual, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: mental illness, telepathy, superhuman, supernatural power, superhero, x men, telekinesis, mutant, schizophrenia, memory, super powers, power ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.7
 33K
Alias Grace (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 267 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the true story of Grace Marks, a housemaid and immigrant from Ireland who was imprisoned in 1843, perhaps wrongly, for the murder of her employer Thomas Kinnear. Grace claims to have no memory of the murder yet the facts are irrefutable. A ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, psychological, art house, dark ...
Plot: female prisoner, assassin, psychiatrist, women, life is a bitch, maid, murder investigation, women in society, female assassin, historical character, memory loss, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: canada
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 7.3
 56K
Wayward Pines (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Imagine the perfect American town... beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you're going insane. You must be ...
Style: captivating, tense, mind bending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: apocalypse, beast, society, small town, small town life, investigation, missing person, murder, mystery, suspended animation, secret service agent, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho
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Brand New Cherry Flavor (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 342 min.
TV show
Story: A filmmaker heads to Hollywood in the early ’90s to make her movie but tumbles down a hallucinatory rabbit hole of sex, magic, revenge — and kittens.
Style: sexual, suspense, sexy, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, revenge, filmmaker, film producer, hollywood, supernatural horror, ambitious woman, movie actress, nightmare, ambition, female protagonist, survival ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: los angeles
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 7.4
 6K
Motive (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A cat-and-mouse series with a twist on the everyday whodunit, "Motive" centers on Angie Flynn, a detective on a backwards chase for clues to a killer that has already been revealed to viewers. The series, filmed in Vancouver, is an ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: murder investigation, female detective, police detective, unconventional method, murder mystery, honest law enforcer, fighting crime, police investigation, sergeant, law enforcement, crimes, cat and mouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, vancouver
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Beauty and the Beast (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Catherine Chandler is a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective. When she was a teenager, she witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen and herself was saved by someone – or something. Years have passed and while ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, captivating, sentimental, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: beast, beauty and the beast, female detective, unlikely couple, opposites attract, superhuman powers, fall in love, love and romance, impossible love, couples, monster, ex soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 7.2
 2K
Darknet (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A macabre web site called Darknet links the tales in this chilling anthology series whose protagonists face a range of unnamable horrors.
Style: disturbing, bleak, mind bending, rough, psychological ...
Plot: hacker, cyberspace, under the surface, crimes, murder, internet, tv show, house, supernatural, rivalry, canadian, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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 7.5
 43K
Dark Matter (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: The six-person crew of a derelict spaceship awakens from stasis in the farthest reaches of space. Their memories wiped clean, they have no recollection of who they are or how they got on board. The only clue to their identities is a cargo bay full ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, ambiguous ending, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, time travel, memory loss, space wars, space and aliens, distant planet, survival, friendship, space opera, amnesia, androids, adventure ...
Time: future
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 8.4
 242K
Fringe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, brilliant but formerly institutionalized scientist Walter Bishop and his scheming, reluctant son Peter uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surreal, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, investigation, mad scientist, time travel, alternate dimension, fbi, special agents, alternate reality, experiment, parallel universe, top secret, paranormal activity ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: harvard university, usa, massachusetts
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 7.3
 9K
The Hot Zone (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Heroic U.S. Army scientist Dr. Nancy Jaax, working with a secret military specialized team, puts her life on the line to head off an Ebola outbreak before it spread to the human population.
Style: rough, suspenseful, apocalyptic, psychological, macabre ...
Plot: military, virus, infection, research, disease, scientist, female protagonist, laboratory, death, doctor, army, quarantine ...
Time: 2000s, 80s, year 1989
Place: africa, washington d.c., virginia, texas, dallas texas ...
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 7.3
 30K
Covert Affairs (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A young CIA operative, Annie Walker, is mysteriously summoned to headquarters for duty as a field operative. While Annie believes she's been promoted for her exceptional linguistic skills, there may be something or someone from her past that ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, double life, secret agents, cia, blindness, female spy, female protagonist, blind character, mission gone awry, characters in danger, state affairs, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, langley virginia, virginia
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Human Trafficking (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: When a sixteen-year-old girl from the Ukraine, a single mother from Russia, an orphaned seventeen-year-old girl from Romania, and a twelve-year-old American tourist become the victims of international sex slave traffickers, a specialized team of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, human trafficking, violence against women, captivity, sex trafficking, forced prostitution, slavery, child prostitution, child abduction, prostitute, child rape, corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, eastern europe, thailand, europe, russia ...
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 7.5
 18K
Deadly Class (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follow a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties may prove fatal.
Style: atmospheric, brutal, sadistic, bloody, dark ...
Plot: youth, boarding school, training, teenager, drugs, death, gang, private school, smoking, disciple, school, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
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 6.7
 15K
Slasher (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Thirty years ago, in the sleepy community of Waterbury, a killer known as “The Executioner” murdered Sarah Bennett's parents. Now Sarah and her husband Dylan have returned to town, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of ...
Style: slasher, tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, friendship, crimes, investigation, survival, teenager, chase, forest, fight, woman with a gun, killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 3K
ReGenesis (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: ReGenesis is a Canadian television program produced by The Movie Network and Movie Central in conjunction with Shaftesbury Films. The series, which ran for four seasons, revolves around the scientists of NorBAC, a fictional organization with a lab ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: disease, scientist, investigation, virus, save the world, heroes, inventions and discoveries, terrorism, plague, genetic engineering, global effort, infection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, usa, latin america, mexico
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows Las Vegas criminalists working for the Las Vegas Police Department as they use physical evidence to solve grisly murders in this unusually graphic drama, which has inspired a host of other cop-show "procedurals". The ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder investigation, police, teamwork, forensics, investigator, scientist, workplace, police procedural, expert, partners, murder, police detective ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
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 7.4
 10K
Nikita (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: La Femme Nikita was a Canadian action/drama television series based on the French film Nikita by Luc Besson. The series was co-produced by Jay Firestone of Fireworks Entertainment and Warner Bros.. It was adapted for television by Joel Surnow. The ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, secret life, secret agents, female killer, female assassin, love, femme fatale, spy, surveillance, government agency, cover up, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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 6.6
 472
The Summit (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Set on the eve of the next G8 Summit, this miniseries follows a mother's desperate struggle to bring justice to her murdered son, fallen victim to a corrupt pharmaceutical company.
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful
Plot: forgery, corruption, investigative reporter, secret, conspiracy, experiment gone awry, romancing partners, investigative journalism, child abuse, expose, investigation, survival ...
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 8.5
 153K
The Expanse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A thriller set two hundred years in the future following the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
Style: futuristic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, human in outer space, spacecraft, space opera, space station, investigation, space wars, alien life-form, space exploration, space colony, society, rivalry ...
Time: future, 24th century, 23rd century
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 8.0
 57K
Travelers (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Hundreds of years from now, the last surviving humans discover the means of sending consciousness back through time, directly into people in the 21st century. These "travelers" assume the lives of seemingly random people, while secretly ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspenseful, intellectual ...
Plot: time travel, time traveler, time machine, teamwork, police detective, time paradox, undercover, artificial intelligence, consciousness, changing the future, post apocalypse, sent to the past ...
Time: future
Place: north america
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