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, crimes, murder, investigation, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement, death, crime and conspiracy. Genre: Thriller, Drama and Mystery. Country: Canada and USA.
Best Canadian Thriller TV Shows
Best Canadian Thriller TV Shows
TOP TV Shows: Continuum (2012), Alias Grace (2017), Cardinal (2017), Wayward Pines (2015), Flashpoint (2008), Supernatural (2005), Motive (2013), Darknet (2013), Beauty and the Beast (2012), Killjoys (2015), Fringe (2008), Criminal Minds (2005), Dark Matter (2015), The X-Files (1993), Human Trafficking (2005), The Expanse (2015), Nikita (1997), Goosebumps (1995), Slasher (2016), ReGenesis (2004).

List of Best TV Shows

 7.6
 59K
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, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, sent to the past, computer genius, heroine, getting home, time traveler, time paradox, terrorist group, time machine, policewoman, alternate timeline ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada, vancouver
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 7.7
 28K
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, based on true events, captivating, psychological
Plot: female prisoner, psychiatrist, female assassin, immigrants, female murderer, life is a bitch, maid, murder investigation, women in society, mad woman, amnesia, memory lapse ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: canada
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 7.7
 8K
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
Plot: homicide detective, murder investigation, serial killer, psychopath, police corruption, police investigation, murder mystery, partners in crime, police detective, depression, psycho killer, sadist ...
Place: canada, ontario canada
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 7.4
 53K
Wayward Pines (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
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: mind bending, tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful
Plot: small town, apocalypse, investigation, society, small town life, beast, danger, missing person, murder, mystery, confined, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho
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 7.7
 17K
Flashpoint (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: swat, swat team, police, rescue, race against time, saving a life, danger, crimes, law enforcement, sniper, confined, policewoman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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 8.4
 404K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, serious, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, good versus evil, supernatural ability, demon, ghost, supernatural power, death, deadly creature, angel, vampire, evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 20th century, year 1997 ...
Place: usa, arizona
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 7.4
 5K
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: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder investigation, police detective, riddles and clues, unconventional method, female detective, forensics, honest law enforcer, deadly, sergeant, law enforcement, crime and punishment, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver
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 7.4
 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: bleak, disturbing, rough, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: hacker, website, cyberspace, gory, under the surface, crimes, danger, deadly, murder, rivalry, internet, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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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: touching, fairy tale, sentimental, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: beast, opposites attract, female detective, superhuman powers, love and romance, unlikely couple, impossible love, monster, fall in love, couples, heroes, experiment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 7.2
 21K
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, futuristic, witty ...
Plot: space travel, bounty hunter, adventure, outer space, imaginary, space and aliens, escapades, danger, distant planet, spacecraft, society, chase ...
Time: future
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 8.4
 226K
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, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, special agents, scientist, fbi, experiment, investigation, alternate dimension, creature, top secret, danger, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
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 8.0
 172K
Criminal Minds (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: serious, psychological, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: special agents, fbi, murder, crimes, crime, law enforcement, team, profiler, investigation, serial killer, intelligence, forensics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
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 7.5
 40K
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, ambiguous ending, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space wars, memory loss, space and aliens, time travel, survival, space opera, distant planet, danger, betrayal, androids ...
Time: future
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 8.6
 207K
The X-Files (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: mind bending, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, ufo, paranormal investigation, investigation, special agents, alien contact, fbi, conspiracy, top secret, space and aliens, paranormal activity, mysterious place ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., arizona, phoenix arizona
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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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, forced prostitution, human trafficking, slavery, violence against women, prostitute, captivity, child abduction, sex trade, sex trafficking, rape of a minor, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, eastern europe, europe, asia, russia ...
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 8.5
 120K
The Expanse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, 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, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, space travel, space wars, spacecraft, human in outer space, alien life-form, investigation, conspiracy, space station, space opera, space exploration, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 24th century, 23rd century
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 7.5
 9K
Nikita (1997)
Genre: Action, 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, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, double agent, femme fatale, government agency, secret life, espionage, female killer, surveillance, cover up, female assassin, love, working undercover ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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 7.7
 12K
Goosebumps (1995)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Goosebumps is a Canadian-American children's horror anthology television series based on R. L. Stine's Goosebumps books. It was one of the two popular television horror anthology children's series in the 1990s.
Style: anthology, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural, fright, paranormal phenomena, good versus evil, child in peril, youth, surrealism, danger, heroes, deadly creature, survival, monster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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 6.7
 12K
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, friendship, crimes, survival, investigation, husband wife relationship, betrayal, prison, jealousy, teenagers, teenager ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 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: scientist, disease, save the world, investigation, virus, inventions and discoveries, heroes, global effort, genetic engineering, terrorism, plague, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, latin america, usa, mexico
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 6.8
 451
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: thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, psychological
Plot: forgery, corruption, investigative journalism, experiment gone awry, investigative reporter, survival, conspiracy, journalism, medical experiment, human experiment, romancing partners, justice ...
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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, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, police investigation, police detective, teamwork, murder investigation, crime, investigator, crimes, expert, scientist, mystery, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, united states
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Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Are You Afraid of the Dark? is a joint Canadian-American horror/fantasy-themed anthology television series. The original series was a joint production between the Canadian company Cinar and the American company Nickelodeon. The show was filmed in ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, semi serious, anthology, exciting ...
Audience: horror for children, teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: campfire story, supernatural, mischievous children, surrealism, paranormal, mystery, danger, youth, riddles and clues, ghost, escapades, in the woods ...
Time: 90s
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 8.2
 85K
Legion (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: psychological thriller, captivating, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: telepathy, supernatural power, superhuman, schizophrenia, telekinesis, memory, unreliable narrator, mutant, mental illness, mental institution, reality vs fantasy, superhero ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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 8.1
 49K
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: tense, captivating, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: time traveler, time paradox, time travel, time machine, sent to the past, post apocalypse, changing the future, teamwork, undercover, police detective, legend, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future
Place: north america
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Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2011)
Genre: Short, Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 10 min.
TV show
Story: Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung are obsessed with reigning over various realms (parallel universes) and the winners of Mortal Kombat competitions are granted supreme control over these worlds. The Earthrealm (Earth) is an unconscious participant in this ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, supernatural, adventure, fight for supremacy, master warrior, rivalry, danger, championship, contests and competitions, martial arts tournament, opponent, mortal combat ...
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Are You Afraid of the Dark? (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 132 min.
TV show
Story: This three-part, self-contained limited series is about the newest member of the Midnight Society, her first scary tale, and what happens to the group when the terrifying events of her story start to actually happen in their small town.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Audience: horror for children
Plot: carnival, fantasy becomes reality, rescue, deal with the devil, group of friends, eccentricity, mind control, initiation, new student, small town, girl, brother sister relationship ...
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 6.0
 9K
Between (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Between is the story of a town under siege from a mysterious disease that has wiped out everybody except those 21 years old and under. The series explores the power vacuum that results when a government has quarantined a 10-mile diameter area and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: isolation, virus, youth, survival, teenage life, chaos and mayhem, quarantine, danger, confined, death, escape attempt, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
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 8.2
 102K
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: gloomy, psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, who done it, multiple suspects, female detective, riddles and clues, murder, crimes, street kid, dealing with death, policewoman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
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 6.4
 2K
Bellevue (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When a transgender teen goes missing, Annie Ryder—a cop at odds with her hometown—dives in to unravel the disappearance that suggests foul play, despite finding herself in a difficult position as she must cast suspicion on people she has known ...
Style: mysterious, tense, intense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: missing person, small town, mystery, female protagonist, police detective, danger, psychopath, death, crimes, police officer
Place: canada, ontario canada
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