Best French Thriller TV Shows

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best French Thriller TV Shows" contains films with the following parameters. Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense and stylized. Plot: danger, heroes, crimes, murder, partners, police, escapades, murder investigation, law enforcement and rivalry. Genre: Thriller, Drama and Mystery. Country: France, UK and USA.
Best French Thriller TV Shows
Best French Thriller TV Shows
TOP TV Shows: The Tunnel (2013), Taken (2017), Devils (2020), Medici: Masters of Florence (2016), Criminal: UK (2019), XIII: The Conspiracy (2008), Death in Paradise (2011), Shadowplay (2020), XIII: The Series (2011), Galactik Football (2006), Deadly Nightmares (1983), W.I.T.C.H. (2004), Mighty Max (1993), Dragon Flyz (1996), Primeval (2007), The New Avengers (1976), Sonic Underground (1999), Highlander: The Raven (1998), Braquo (2009), The Mantis (2017).

List of Best TV Shows

 7.9
 8K
The Tunnel (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The plot follows detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wasserman working together to find a serial killer who left the upper-half body of a French politician and the lower-half of a British prostitute in the Channel Tunnel, at the midpoint between ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bilingual
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, police detective, partners, forensics, deadly, cat and mouse, crimes, social worker, hunt down, law enforcement, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, england, english channel
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 6.6
 10K
Taken (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: The origin story of younger, hungrier, former Green Beret Bryan Mills as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world. As he fights to overcome the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative, a job ...
Style: suspense, harsh, exciting, brutal
Plot: cia agent, lone hero, father daughter relationship, kidnapping, daring rescue, heroes, crimes, father, organized crime, divorced parents, human trafficking, protective parent ...
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 7.1
 3K
Devils (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, UK
TV show
Story: After being implicated in a deadly scandal, a trader at a leading London bank fights to clear his name, but instead uncovers an intercontinental conspiracy masterminded by powerful forces operating in the shadows.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, disturbing
Plot: finance, conspiracy, businessman, bank manager, money, job, coping, scandal, partners in crime, abuse of power, fired from the job, blackmail ...
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Medici: Masters of Florence (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the Medici family of Florence, their ascent from simple merchants to power brokers sparking an economic and cultural revolution. Along the way, they also accrue a long list of powerful enemies.
Style: political thriller, atmospheric, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: aristocracy, wealth, politics, betrayal, secret, political unrest, rise to power, banker, ambition, bank, dead father, exile ...
Time: renaissance, 15th century, 1400s
Place: florence italy, florence, venice, italy, tuscany
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 7.6
 16K
Criminal: UK (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Within the walls of an interrogation room and with time running out, London investigators go after three suspects, each accused of a grievous crime.
Style: atmospheric, anthology, contemplative, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: who done it, police, interrogation, investigation, investigator, track down, coworker, suspicion, police investigation, crimes, partners against crime, murder ...
Time: contemporary
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XIII: The Conspiracy (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 136 min.
TV show
Story: The first female US President Sally Sheridan is shot dead by a sniper during her Veterans Day speech. Her assassin narrowly escapes the scene with his life, national security hot on his heels - or so it seems. Three months later, an elderly couple ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, assassination of president, conspiracy, memory loss, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, on the run, riddles and clues, danger, assassination, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Death in Paradise (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Inspector Richard Poole is transferred to Sainte Marie, an island in the Caribbean. Totally unsuited to the Caribbean way of life, Richard hates the sun, sea and sand and isn't used to the Sainte Marie style of policing. Working with ...
Style: realistic, stylized, captivating, semi serious, light ...
Plot: island, police investigation, police detective, crimes, lifestyle change, whodunit, murder investigation, law enforcement, coworker, multiple suspects, suspicion, new job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
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 6.5
 1K
Shadowplay (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Max McLaughlin is an American cop who arrives in Berlin in the summer of 1946 to help create a police force in the chaotic aftermath of the war.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: police protagonist, murder investigation, nazism, political intrigue, demolished city, post war germany, world war two, nazi, secret police, resistance, state affairs, danger ...
Time: year 1946
Place: berlin germany
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XIII: The Series (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After a plot to kill the president of the USA an agent with lost memories tries to recover his life and memories. Others use him to cover up some dirty business involving high ranking officials from the CIA and the White House.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, conspiracy, terrorist, cia, cia agent, secret agents, dishonesty, who to trust, life is a bitch, secret service, danger, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Galactik Football (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Sport, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: Galactik Football is a french animated television series, co-produced by Alphanim, France 2, Jetix Europe, and Welkin-Animation. Its third 26-episode season aired in Europe in June 2010. In the universe of Galactik Football, the inhabited worlds of ...
Style: feel good, light, humorous, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: team, football, teamwork, friends, ex athlete, love, soccer, fantasy world, fight, goalkeeper, spirituality, obstacle ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
Deadly Nightmares (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: The Hitchhiker is a mystery anthology series that aired from 1983 to 1987 on HBO and First Choice in Canada. The series later moved to the USA Network from 1989 to 1991.
Style: anthology, tense, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, hitchhiker, chaos, supernatural ability, supernatural, mystery, human spirit, vengeance, male nudity, hitchhiking, revenge, female nudity ...
Time: 80s
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 7.2
 3K
W.I.T.C.H. (2004)
Genre: Animation, Short, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: W.I.T.C.H. is a European animated magical girl television series based on the Italian comic book series of the same name created by Gary Tomlin and Elisabetta Gnone. The series was produced by SIP Animation in association with and participation from ...
Style: exciting, feel good, comic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, magical girl, heroes, teenage life, friends, parallel world, supernatural ability, team, youth, freedom fighter, adventure, betrayal ...
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 2K
Mighty Max (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Mighty Max is an American animated action/sci-fi television series that aired from 1993 to 1994 to promote the British Mighty Max toys, an outgrowth of the Polly Pocket line, created by Bluebird Toys in 1992. It ran for two seasons, with a total of ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious
Plot: chosen one, bird, good versus evil, destiny, escapades, time travel, heroic mission, viking, security guard, artifact, prophecy, hunt down ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 148
Dragon Flyz (1996)
Genre: Action, Animation, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: In a future decimated by war, only a small band of humans survive. The radiation from the war has created many new species, including huge, semi-intelligent dragons and evil mutants. The only source of power is the volcanic stone amber, but locating ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, mutant, dragon, partners, escapades, imaginary, radiation, nuclear holocaust, control room, heroes, master villain, rivalry ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 14K
Primeval (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, Ireland
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When strange anomalies start to appear all over England, Professor Cutter and his team must track down and capture all sorts of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past and near future.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: dinosaur, experiment gone awry, ancient mystery, monster, dangerous animal, survival, danger, escapades, time travel, imaginary, chases and races, team ...
Time: 2010s, future, 2000s, prehistory
Place: england, europe, london
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The New Avengers (1976)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The New Avengers is a British secret agent fantasy adventure television series produced during 1976 and 1977. It is a sequel to the 1960s series, The Avengers and was developed by original series producers Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens. The ...
Style: parody, eurospy
Plot: spy, umbrella, violence, spy mission, femme fatale, sidekick, trio, martial arts, james bond spoof, bowler hat, mission, espionage ...
Time: 70s
Place: london
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Sonic Underground (1999)
Genre: Animation, Short, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Musical, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sonic Underground is an animated series that follows the adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and his siblings, Sonia and Manic. The cartoon follows a main plot separate from all other Sonic the Hedgehog media. The series ran for two seasons, each of ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: destiny, bounty hunter, evil alien, danger, family, androids and robots, heroes, friends, battles, parallel world, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: future
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Highlander: The Raven (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Highlander: The Raven was a short-lived spin-off from the television series Highlander, continuing the saga of a female Immortal. The series followed the character of Amanda, an Immortal who had a recurring role in Highlander: The Series. The series ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, twist ending
Plot: immortality, partners, rivalry, fighting crime, escapades, crimes, supernatural ability, partners against crime, good versus evil, redemption, heroic mission, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: canada, europe, france, paris france
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 8.0
 4K
Braquo (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: A group of police officers in Paris use violence and intimidation to solve crimes.
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough, captivating ...
Plot: police corruption, dishonesty, against the rules, crimes, right and wrong, tough law enforcer, police brutality, partners, law enforcement, temperamental, unconventional method, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 12K
The Mantis (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Jeanne Deber, known as "La Mante", the famous serial murderer who terrorized France more than 20 years ago, is forced by the police to come out of isolation to track down her copycat. She agrees to collaborate on one condition: to have ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder investigation, serial killer, haunted by the past, investigation, killings, police, sociopath, prison, strong female character, psychopath, maniac, mind game ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 1K
Baron noir (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: In a tale of epic scale, French politician Philippe Rickwaert thirsts for revenge against his political enemies. Philippe’s political career is in shambles after he is sacrificed by the presidential candidate from the Left, Francis Laugier, in ...
Style: suspense, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: politics, city, allies, political unrest, society, political activism, leader, culture clash, plan gone awry, shrewd, rules and policies, political intrigue ...
Place: france
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 985
Balthazar (2018)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Facing a series of complex murder cases, new police commander Hélène Bach must learn to work with the brilliant yet exasperating Raphaël, who can make the dead speak like no-one else.
Style: captivating, realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police, murder, police detective, crimes, murder investigation, investigation, mystery, riddles and clues, crime scene, danger, policewoman, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s, 2010s
Place: france
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Profiling Paris (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Chloé Saint-Laurent is a profiler and works with a police team to solve murders in Paris. She's very sweet, she wears very colored clothes and a huge yellow bag. She looks like a little girl who need a doll, but she's very smart and a ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: criminal psychologist, profiler, police investigation, workplace situations, fighting crime, unlikely partners, crime investigation, murder investigation, workplace, law enforcement, crimes, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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The Phantom of the Opera (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 168 min.
TV show
Story: Count de Chagnie has discovered Christine's singing talent on a market place and sent her to his friend Carriere, the director of the Parisian opera. However just when she arrives Carriere's dismissed. His arrogant successor refuses to let ...
Style: serious, realistic, gothic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, mask, kidnapping, gondola, phantom, tragic love, orchestral, unfulfillment, tragic hero, crimes, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: paris france, france, europe
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No Second Chance (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: A doctor searching frantically for her missing baby daughter finds herself tangled in a web of ruthless criminals, suspicious cops and dark secrets.
Style: tense, disturbing, heartbreaking, twists and turns, psychological
Plot: investigation, murder, doctor, police, hospital, kidnapped child, desperation, mother love, tragedy, fighting the system, society, uncover truth ...
Is relevant ?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Japan, West Germany, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Philippines, UK, Italy
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an American animated television series produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson. The pilot was shown during the week of December 14, 1987 in syndication as a five-part miniseries and began its official run on October 1, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, talking animals, good versus evil, master warrior, superhero, mutant, invasion, ninja, turtle, heroes, friends, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1987, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 13K
Marianne (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Emma, a famous and successful French horror writer, is forced to return to her hometown after the women who haunted her dreams fifteen years ago begin to re-appear. The work she writes is apparently a work of fiction, but how much is fact?
Style: bleak, macabre, atmospheric, scenic
Plot: curse, evil witch, fantasy becomes reality, childhood trauma, female protagonist, ocean, female writer, danger, friendship, childhood memory, childhood flashback, family ...
Place: france
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The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France, USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Country mouse Emily and her cousin from the big city, Alexander, visit each other and have adventures together at the turn of the century. They always seem to run into trouble and bother with humans, other animals and exciting situations, but when ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: city life, urban, adventure, family, animal life, mouse, surrealism, cartoon mouse
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 6K
The Chalet (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: A reunion of childhood friends at a remote chalet in the French Alps soon turns into a desperate struggle for survival as they get cut-off from rest of the world and a shocking dark secret from the past surfaces.
Style: enigmatic, touching, tense, suspense, slasher
Plot: murder, secret, friendship, isolation, small town, childhood friend, betrayal, childhood trauma, dark secret, death, childhood memory, injury ...
Time: 21st century, year 1997
Place: france
Is relevant ?
 5.4
 472
Superstorm (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Germany, France, Japan
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Superstorm is a three-part British docudrama miniseries written and directed by Julian Simpson, about a group of scientists that try to divert and weaken hurricanes using cloud seeding. Superstorm originally aired on BBC One for a period of three ...
Plot: natural disaster, hurricane, scientist, hurricane katrina, weather manipulation, storm, flooding, weather, vietnam war, cover up, cold war
Place: miami, new york
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