Best French Thriller TV Shows

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Best French Thriller TV Shows
Best French Thriller TV Shows
TOP TV Shows: Marianne (2019), Balthazar (2018), Baron noir (2016), Profiling Paris (2009), The Mantis (2017), The Chalet (2017), Hierro (2019), The Bureau (2015), Deadwind (2018), Inhuman Resources (2020), The Tunnel (2013), Death in Paradise (2011), Braquo (2009), Taken (2017), No Second Chance (2015), Devils (2020), Totems (2021), Stalk (2019), Infiniti (2022), Medici: Masters of Florence (2016).

List of Best TV Shows

 7.4
 15K
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: mystical, atmospheric, macabre, disturbing, enigmatic ...
Plot: fantasy becomes reality, curse, evil witch, supernatural, ocean, childhood trauma, female protagonist, female writer, friendship, childhood memory, evil spirit, paranormal phenomena ...
Place: france
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 7.5
 2K
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: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: police, police detective, murder, crime scene, murder investigation, riddles and clues, pathologist, crimes, investigation, policewoman, mystery, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 2020s
Place: france
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 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: serious, psychological, realistic, suspense, political
Plot: politics, city, allies, political activism, society, plan gone awry, political unrest, rules and policies, culture clash, leader, negotiation, shrewd ...
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: profiler, criminal psychologist, murder investigation, police investigation, crime investigation, fighting crime, workplace situations, unlikely partners, psychologist, law enforcement, workplace, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
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 7.4
 14K
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: serial killer, murder investigation, investigation, killings, haunted by the past, maniac, police, strong female character, sociopath, prison, psychopath, mind game ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france
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 7.0
 7K
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, friendship, isolation, betrayal, childhood friend, small town, childhood trauma, dark secret, secret, childhood memory, death, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, year 1997
Place: france
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 7.5
 2K
Hierro (2019)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
TV show
Story: In El Hierro, the most remote island of the Canary Archipelago, a murder has occurred. Candela, an experienced judge with a strong character, must instruct the case as she takes up her position in a destination where she doesn't fit in. The ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, psychological
Plot: small community, murder, justice, suspect, truth, island, police investigation, judge, disorder, society, businessman, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary
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 8.7
 11K
The Bureau (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Within the DGSE (General Directorate for External Security), a department called the Office Of Legends (BDL) forms and remote pilot the most important agents of the French intelligence services: Clandestine. Immersion in hostile country, their ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: spy, undercover agent, espionage, secret service, terrorism, investigation, characters in danger, national security, mission, secret identity, obsession, military ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: paris france, syria, israel, iran, middle east ...
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 7.2
 9K
Deadwind (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Finland, Germany, France
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: When Sofia Karppi, a detective in her 30's who is trying to get over her husband's death, discovers the body of a young woman on a construction site, she triggers a chain of events that threatens to destroy her life again.
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: homicide detective, police dog, murder, female detective, missing person, revenge, childhood trauma, secret past, widow, police, family relations, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: helsinki finland, finland
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Inhuman Resources (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Alain Delambre, unemployed and 57, is lured by an attractive job opening. But things get ugly when he realizes he’s a pawn in a cruel corporate game.
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: unemployed, family problems, dysfunctional family, unemployment, job offer, new job, job seeking, betrayal, fish out of water, husband wife relationship, family relations, job ...
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 7.8
 9K
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: serial killer, partners against crime, police investigation, partners, forensics, police detective, cat and mouse, crimes, law enforcement, social worker, murder, hunt down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: english channel, england, france, europe
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Death in Paradise (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
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: captivating, realistic, stylized, semi serious, light ...
Plot: police detective, murder, police investigation, island, crimes, whodunit, law enforcement, lifestyle change, coworker, multiple suspects, murder investigation, new job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
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 7.9
 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: suspenseful, rough, tense, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: police corruption, dishonesty, against the rules, crimes, law enforcement, right and wrong, partners, police brutality, police, unconventional method, temperamental, crime investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 6.5
 11K
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, ex cia agent, father daughter relationship, kidnapping, daring rescue, heroes, father, crimes, spy, police, divorced parents ...
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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: disturbing, twists and turns, psychological, tense, heartbreaking
Plot: murder, investigation, doctor, hospital, police, kidnapped child, desperation, tragedy, mother love, life is a bitch, loss of son, manipulation ...
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 7.1
 4K
Devils (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 50 min.
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: captivating, tense, exciting, disturbing, suspense
Plot: finance, businessman, conspiracy, bank manager, money, scandal, coping, job, rivalry, blackmail, family, ambition ...
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 7.2
 420
Totems (2021)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1965 in the midst of the Cold War, Totems follows a French scientist, Francis Mareuil, as he begins working as a spy. While working for the French Secret Service and the CIA, Mareuil meets Lyudmila Goloubeva, a pianist forced to work for the ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, disturbing
Plot: spy, espionage, cold war, secret mission, special agents, fall in love, male female relationship, spy mission, mission, agent, undercover agent, forbidden love ...
Place: berlin germany, france, ussr
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 6.9
 301
Stalk (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 230 min.
TV show
Story: Lux, an exceptionally-gifted geek, suffers a severe humiliation from the other students as soon as he enters his prestigious engineering school. To take revenge, he will use one of his best skills, “stalking”. He hacks their cell phones and ...
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing
Audience: teen drama
Plot: computer hacker, computer genius, cybercrime, computer cracker, student life, hacker, mockery, revenge, infatuation, criminal, genius, teenage love ...
Place: france
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 6.7
 208
Infiniti (2022)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: The ISS, the International Space Station has gone silent. The crew is in distress. Simultaneously, a decapitated and waxed body is found on a roof in Kazakhstan. Positive identification leaves no room for doubt: the body belongs to an American ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: paradox, cosmonaut, space program, police investigation, murder, astronaut, investigation, mystery, space exploration, secret, space mission, puzzle ...
Place: kazakhstan
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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: atmospheric, exciting, suspense, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: renaissance, aristocracy, european history, wealth, politics, banker, bank, political unrest, rise to power, betrayal, ambition, secret ...
Time: 15th century, future
Place: florence, venice, tuscany, italy
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 7.0
 3K
Ganglands (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Mehdi, a qualified robber, and Liana, an apprentice thief, get involved in a turf war between drug dealers, and have to collaborate in order to save their loved ones.
Style: disturbing, captivating, suspense, tense
Plot: drug lord, drug dealer, criminal, armed robbery, gang war, organized crime, thief, showdown, gang, teamwork, struggle for survival, crimes ...
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 6.9
 217
Eyewitness (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
TV show
Story: Two teenagers secretly meet up in the forest, only to witness a blood bath. They are seen, but escape trying to keep this as a secret, both in fear of the perpetrator and that their secret is revealed.
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, tense
Plot: gay, gay interest, murder, secret, witness, witnessing a crime, murder witness, couple relations, gay lead character, mystery, hunted, child witness ...
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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: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination of president, manhunt, memory loss, conspiracy, uncover truth, riddles and clues, on the run, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, assassination, life is a bitch, election ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.0
 6K
The Defeated (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Canada
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, captivating, thought provoking, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: nazism, demolished city, police protagonist, murder investigation, post war germany, political intrigue, world war two, betrayal, love and romance, intrigue, state affairs, secret police ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, year 1946
Place: berlin germany
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Tomorrow Is Ours (2017)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: The bay of Sète. A violent explosion. Among the chaos, a mother looks for her son. Was he aboard one of the boats that crashed into each other? Was he involved in what very quickly appears to be a murder? Determined to protect her child, her life ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, disturbing
Plot: uncover truth, disorder, mother son relationship, crimes, catastrophe, rescue, chase, murder, family, society, lesbian, police officer ...
Time: contemporary
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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, terrorist, conspiracy, secret agents, who to trust, life is a bitch, secret service, uncover truth, dishonesty, state affairs, cia agent, cia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Gone for Good (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 247 min.
TV show
Story: Ten years ago, he lost two loved ones. When his fiancée disappears, he must uncover buried secrets — or lose everything. Based on Harlan Coben's novel.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspense, captivating
Plot: tragedy, secret, investigation, family secret, loss of sibling, tragic past, bereavement, mystery, uncover truth, family problems, loss of family member, loss of wife ...
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 7.1
 587
Art of Crime (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Fired for insubordination, PJ Antoine Verlay, good cop but a blood strand and having difficulty working as a team, is attached to the OCBC (Central Office for the fight against Traffic in Cultural Goods) thanks to the intervention of the commander ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: crime solving, art theft, art critic, fighting crime, teamwork, partners against crime, sleuth, investigation, art, art thief, unsolved crime, crimes ...
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 7.6
 18K
Criminal: UK (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, tense, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: interrogation, police, who done it, investigator, criminal, investigation, partners against crime, crimes, coworker, law enforcer, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.9
 471
Mirage (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Claire lost her husband Gabriel during the tsunami in 2004. His body was never found. 15 years later, Claire has a new life with Lukas and her son Zack. After a decade of mourning and professional purgatory, she has just landed a dream job in Abu ...
Style: serious, tense, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: secret service, espionage, terrorism, mission, ex husband ex wife relationship, ex couple relations, investigation, uncover truth, female blackmailer, changing lives, blackmail, confronting the past ...
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