Best Thriller TV Shows of 2020

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Best Thriller TV Shows of 2020
Best Thriller TV Shows of 2020
TOP TV Shows: Call Center (2020), Defending Jacob (2020), Raised by Wolves (2020), Your Honor (2020), The Plot Against America (2020), Into the Night (2020), The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020), Snowpiercer (2020), 9-1-1: Lone Star (2020), The Undoing (2020), Messiah (2020), The Flight Attendant (2020), Penance (2020), Epidemic (2020), Brave New World (2020), Lovecraft Country (2020), The Outsider (2020), Ratched (2020), Des (2020), Outer Banks (2020).

List of Best TV Shows

 6.9
 668
Call Center (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Moscow. High rise. Here, on the 12th floor, is the office of the call center "Online Store for Adults". One morning, twelve people who are in the office suddenly find out that there is a bomb in the room. The voices of the unknowns who ...
Style: psychological, sadistic, suspense, disturbing, surprise ending ...
Plot: trapped in a building, psychological abuse, call center, fear, sadistic psychopath, sadist, sexual humiliation, sexual torture, sexual abuse, perversion, villainess, torture ...
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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Defending Jacob (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 402 min.
TV show
Story: A family’s lives are irreparably disrupted when the 14-year-old son is accused of murdering a fellow classmate.
Style: suspense, serious, social, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, death, false accusation of murder, parents and children, murder, investigation, father son relationship, family relations, assistant district attorney, uncover truth ...
Time: 2020s
Place: massachusetts
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Raised by Wolves (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: After Earth is ravaged by a great religious war, an atheistic android architect sends two of his creations, Mother and Father, to start a peaceful, godless colony on the planet Kepler-22b. Their treacherous task is jeopardized by the arrival of the ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, exciting, visually appealing, gothic ...
Plot: space colony, androids, distant planet, post apocalypse, robot human relationship, survival, alien creature, vestiges of humanity, atheism, war, religious cult, parents and children ...
Time: future, distant future
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 7.6
 45K
Your Honor (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: The son of a respected judge is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices. A legal thriller that rips through all strata of New Orleans society.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: courtroom drama, judge, courtroom, family relations, car accident, crime boss, parent child relationship, lawyer, uncover truth, family life, parents and children, guilt ...
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The Plot Against America (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An alternate American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey, as they watch the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who becomes president and turns the nation toward ...
Style: serious, disturbing, thought provoking, harsh, twists and turns
Plot: world war two, culture clash, jewish family, brainwashing, alternate reality, politics, abuse of power, wartime, manipulation, war game, american, power ...
Place: usa
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 7.1
 32K
Into the Night (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 35 min.
TV show
Story: When the sun suddenly starts killing everything in its path, passengers on an overnight flight from Brussels attempt to survive by any means necessary.
Style: apocalyptic, suspense, disturbing, tense, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hijacking, survival, apocalypse, end of the world, sun, airplane, pilot, nato, flying, airplane trip, sunrise, paranoia ...
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The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 494 min.
TV show
Story: After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave hires a young American nanny to care for his orphaned niece and nephew who reside at Bly Manor with the estate’s chef Owen, groundskeeper Jamie and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose. But all is not as it ...
Style: gothic, gothic horror, enigmatic, dark fantasy, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, lgbt, lesbian, supernatural horror, ghost, afterlife, nanny, paranormal activity, supernatural, lake, supernatural power, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s, victorian era, 19th century, 2000s, 2020s
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 6.9
 53K
Snowpiercer (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting ...
Style: apocalyptic, unusual plot structure, captivating, depressing, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: post apocalypse, struggle for survival, rebellion, train, disaster, apocalypse, humanity, inequality, class system, winter, distopia, caste system ...
Time: 2020s
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9-1-1: Lone Star (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Nearly 20 years ago, Owen Strand was the lone survivor of his Manhattan firehouse on 9/11. In the wake of the attack, Owen had the unenviable task of rebuilding his station. After a similar tragedy happens to a firehouse in Austin, Owen, along with ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, sincere, psychological, medical drama
Plot: firefighter, fire department, society, redemption, disorder, gay, rescue, male protagonist, friendship, father son relationship, rivalry, family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, austin texas
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 7.4
 89K
The Undoing (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 337 min.
TV show
Story: Grace and Jonathan Fraser are living the only lives they ever wanted. Overnight a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, Grace must dismantle ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, twists and turns, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: adultery, life turned upside down, murder investigation, murder, lie, husband wife relationship, therapist, secret, family relations, mother son relationship, mysterious disappearance, riddles and clues ...
Time: year 2019
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.6
 43K
Messiah (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A wary CIA officer investigates a charismatic man who sparks a spiritual movement and stirs political unrest. Who exactly is he? And what does he want?
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: cia, messiah, prophet, religion, cia agent, isis, jesus, politics, investigation, media, disorder, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, israel, texas
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The Flight Attendant (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Flight attendant Cassandra Bowden wakes in her hotel room hungover from the night before in Dubai with a dead body lying next to her. Afraid to call the police, she continues her morning as if nothing happened. In New York, she is met by FBI agents ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: stewardess, fbi, flight attendant, murder, murder investigation, fbi investigation, female protagonist, escapades, workplace, society, strong female lead, women ...
Place: new york
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 5.6
 544
Penance (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Maddie. Following the loss of their son, Rosalie and Luke find their marriage under immense strain. Maddie and Rosalie find themselves in the caring hands of Jed, a charming and charismatic young man that they encounter at bereavement counselling ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, bleak, psychological
Plot: older woman younger man sex, death of son, sexually frustrated woman, family in crisis, marital crisis, teenage sexuality, unhappy marriage, therapist, sexual obsession, backfire, psychological manipulation, chase ...
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 7.5
 340
Epidemic (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: -A dangerous virus is spreading in Montreal (in Canada) among a group of ostracized and vulnerable homeless people. How long will Anne-Marie Leclerc, infectious disease specialist and director of the Laboratory for Emergency Health, take before ...
Style: bleak, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, enigmatic
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: epidemic, deadly virus, infection, infected, virus, laboratory, medical research, hospital, doctors, pandemic, scientist, public health ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: montreal, canada
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Brave New World (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 415 min.
TV show
Story: In a utopia whose perfection hinges upon control of monogamy and privacy, members of the collective begin to question the rules, putting their regimented society on a collision course with forbidden love and revolution.
Style: surprise ending, futuristic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, life is a bitch, utopia, dystopic future, conspiracy, genetic engineering, politics, social differences, satire, society, totalitarianism ...
Time: future
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Lovecraft Country (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The anthology horror series follows 25-year-old Atticus Freeman, who joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find his missing father. They must survive and overcome both the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: beast, racism, imaginary character, african american, supernatural, road trip, society, sacrifice, family, korean war, tv show, black cast ...
Time: 50s
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 7.7
 80K
The Outsider (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When an insidious supernatural force edges its way into a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a young boy, it leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe in.
Style: mysterious, scary, exciting, sad, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, investigation, police investigation, mysticism, small town, murder mystery, private detective, child murder, falsely accused, poltergeist, mysterious event ...
Place: usa, georgia, new york
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 7.2
 54K
Ratched (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An origins story, beginning in 1947, which follows Ratched's journey and evolution from nurse to full-fledged monster tracking her murderous progression through the mental health care system.
Style: sexy, suspense, disturbing, tense, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lesbian, strong sexual content, mental institution, lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, manipulative woman, lobotomy, nymphomaniac, mutilation, psychiatric nurse, nurse, hate crime ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, post world war two
Place: northern california
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 7.6
 17K
Des (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 143 min.
TV show
Story: The story of one of the most infamous cases in UK criminal history, that of serial killer Dennis Nilsen. Told through the prism of three men, the series explores the personal and professional consequences of coming into contact with a man like ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, contemplative
Plot: serial killer, true crime, detective inspector, police, murder, murderer, who done it, death, murder investigation, police investigation, police detective, serial murder ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: united kingdom, london
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 7.5
 46K
Outer Banks (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A tight-knit group of teens unearths a long-buried secret, setting off a chain of illicit events that takes them on an adventure they'll never forget.
Style: exciting, entertaining, feel good, intellectual
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: treasure, treasure hunt, group of friends, wild ride, adventurer, treasure hunter, search for father, teenager, illegal drugs, drugs, best friend, friendship ...
Place: north carolina
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Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story (2020)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1980's & 90's Bombay, Scam 1992 follows the life of Harshad Mehta - a stockbroker who single-handedly took the stock market to dizzying heights & his catastrophic downfall. Being directed by National Award-winning filmmaker ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: stock exchange, stock broker, insider trading, newspaper office, financier, embezzler, cons and scams, caper, con artists, crimes, con trick, finance ...
Time: 80s
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 7.3
 49K
The Stranger (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 363 min.
TV show
Story: A web of secrets sends family man Adam Price on a desperate quest to uncover the truth about the people closest to him.
Style: mind bending, clever, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: mystery, riddles and clues, mysterious stranger, infidelity, drug use, memory loss, husband wife relationship, betrayal, family, investigation, family relations, violence against women ...
Time: 21st century, future
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 7.4
 76K
Locke & Key (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Three siblings who move into their ancestral estate after their father's gruesome murder discover their new home's magical keys, which must be used in their stand against an evil creature who wants the keys and their powers.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, atmospheric
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: magic, supernatural, small town, supernatural power, puzzle, siblings, family bonds, good versus evil, family, murder, demon, love ...
Place: massachusetts
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 6.8
 18K
Big Sky (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Private detective Cassie Dewell partners with ex-cop Jenny Hoyt on a search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. When they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the ...
Style: twists and turns, enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: unfaithful husband, private detective, bad reputation, mentally unstable, husband wife relationship, domineering mother, mysterious place, investigation, mystery, mysterious disappearance, social relations, who done it ...
Place: montana
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Most Dangerous Game (2020)
Genre: Short, Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 7 min.
TV show
Story: Desperate to take care of his pregnant wife before a terminal illness can take his life, Dodge Maynard accepts an offer to participate in a deadly game where he soon discovers that he's not the hunter - but the prey.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, dark ...
Plot: game of death, manhunt, scheme, most dangerous game, struggle for survival, game, mission of murder, life & death, threat to kill, destiny, money, chase ...
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Young Wallander (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
TV show
Story: An incendiary hate crime stirs civil unrest, fast-tracking rookie cop Kurt Wallander to detective in this origin story for the popular character.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, disturbing, unusual plot structure
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, police investigation, police protagonist, murder, police, crimes, murder investigation, good versus evil, chase, heroes, society, criminal ...
Time: 21st century
Place: sweden
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 6.8
 47K
Dracula (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: Transylvania, 1897. The blood-drinking Count Dracula is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, brutal, bloody, bleak ...
Plot: vampire, dracula, vampire human love, undead, immortality, nun, convent, vampire hunter, male female relationship, captive, studying, lawyer ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, contemporary, 1890s
Place: transylvania
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Dead Mountain: The Dyatlov Pass Incident (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Russia, 1959. A KGB major investigates the mysterious deaths of a group of nine student hikers in the Ural Mountains. Troubled by his past as a WWII veteran, he has a sixth sense and death seems to follow him around as he digs deeper into the ...
Style: harsh, unusual plot structure, bad ending, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: natural disaster, student, uncover truth, ancient mystery, investigation, death, survival, missing person, ex military, mountain, hiking, mystery ...
Time: year 1959
Place: russia, ussr
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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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Motherland: Fort Salem (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution over 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the government to fight for their country, the series follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into early deployment.
Style: captivating, suspense, mystical, entertaining, ironic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: lesbian, witch, sorceress, supernatural, lgbt, female soldier, magic, supernatural being, public service, military service, female protagonist, investigation ...
Time: 2020s, contemporary
Place: usa
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