Best Thriller TV Shows of 2020

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Thriller TV Shows of 2020" contains films with the following parameters. Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, exciting and serious. Plot: murder, investigation, danger, family relations, secret, police investigation, uncover truth, husband wife relationship, family and murder investigation. Genre: Thriller, Drama and Mystery. Country: USA, UK and Canada.
Best Thriller TV Shows of 2020
Best Thriller TV Shows of 2020
TOP TV Shows: Your Honor (2020), The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020), The Undoing (2020), The Plot Against America (2020), Defending Jacob (2020), Raised by Wolves (2020), 9-1-1: Lone Star (2020), Messiah (2020), Snowpiercer (2020), Ratched (2020), Penance (2020), The Flight Attendant (2020), Outer Banks (2020), The Outsider (2020), Lovecraft Country (2020), The Stranger (2020), Brave New World (2020), Des (2020), Tiny Pretty Things (2020), Devs (2020).

List of Best TV Shows

 7.6
 37K
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: realistic, suspenseful, emotional, serious
Plot: courtroom drama, judge, courtroom, parent child relationship, car accident, crime boss, family relations, manslaughter, crimes, father son relationship, court, legal ...
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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, enigmatic, scary, emotional, gothic horror ...
Plot: haunted house, lgbt, supernatural horror, afterlife, ghost, ghosts, supernatural power, uncover truth, nanny, paranormal activity, supernatural, netflix ...
Time: victorian, 80s, victorian era, 19th century, 2000s ...
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 7.4
 72K
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: disturbing, suspense, twists and turns, surprise ending, captivating ...
Plot: life turned upside down, lie, family drama, secret, adultery, murder, mother son relationship, riddles and clues, therapist, murder investigation, infidelity, betrayal ...
Time: year 2019
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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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, abuse of power, manipulation, wartime, politics, war game, nazism, american ...
Place: usa
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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
Plot: police investigation, murder investigation, death, husband wife relationship, assistant district attorney, false accusation of murder, investigation, parents and children, father son relationship, murder, suspect, family relations ...
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, exciting, suspense, visually appealing, stylized
Plot: androids, space colony, post apocalypse, distant planet, robot human relationship, survival, atheism, children, alien creature, child, vestiges of humanity, stolen identity ...
Time: future, distant future
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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: sincere, disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: firefighter, society, redemption, disorder, family relations, friendship, father son relationship, adaptation, family, rivalry, escapades, mentor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, austin texas
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 7.6
 40K
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: captivating, disturbing, psychological, suspense
Plot: cia, prophet, messiah, isis, cia agent, religion, jesus christ, jesus, politics, disorder, media, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
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 6.9
 39K
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, disaster movie, unusual plot structure, captivating, depressing ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: post apocalypse, struggle for survival, class distinction, rebellion, train, apocalypse, humanity, class system, inequality, distopia, humanity in peril, survival ...
Time: 2020s
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 7.3
 45K
Ratched (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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, disturbing, suspense, tense, brutal ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mental institution, strong sexual content, lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, manipulative woman, mutilation, lesbian, lobotomy, psychiatric nurse, medical malpractice, body horror, fatal attraction ...
Time: 50s
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 5.6
 477
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, bleak, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: older woman younger man sex, pursuit, death of son, marital crisis, sexually frustrated woman, therapist, unhappy marriage, sexual obsession, teenage sexuality, psychological manipulation, chase, backfire ...
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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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: fbi, stewardess, murder, flight attendant, fbi investigation, female protagonist, murder investigation, society, escapades, workplace, post traumatic stress disorder, memory loss ...
Place: new york
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 7.6
 25K
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
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, adventurer, group of friends, wild ride, treasure map, teenager, adventure, treasure hunter, escapades, thrill ride, rivals ...
Place: north carolina
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 7.7
 69K
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: scary, mysterious, exciting, sad
Plot: stephen king, supernatural, murder, police investigation, mysticism, investigation, small town, private detective, falsely accused, mysterious event, child murder, poltergeist ...
Place: usa, georgia
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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: anthology, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, h.p. lovecraft, lovecraftian, alien, imaginary character, society, beast, family, sacrifice, search for father, road trip, war veteran ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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 7.3
 39K
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, betrayal, family, husband wife relationship, investigation, family relations, violence against women, memory loss, drug use ...
Time: 21st century
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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, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: future dystopia, life is a bitch, distopia, utopia, dystopic future, genetic engineering, society, politics, satire, social differences, technology, totalitarianism ...
Time: future
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 7.7
 13K
Des (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 47 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: true crime, serial killer, murder, detective inspector, police, murderer, crimes, police investigation, investigation, danger, death, murder investigation ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: united kingdom, london
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Tiny Pretty Things (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When an attack brings down the star student at an elite ballet school, her replacement enters a world of lies, betrayal -- and cutthroat competition.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, stylized
Plot: ballet school, ballerina, dancer's life, ballet, pretty girl, teachers and students, breaking point, rivalry, character study, ambitious, death, danger ...
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 7.7
 31K
Devs (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 409 min.
TV show
Story: Young computer engineer Lily Chan investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco, which she believes is behind the murder of her boyfriend.
Style: complex, intellectual, exciting, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder investigation, virtual reality, hacker, cold blooded murder, conspiracy, seeing the future, murder mystery, investigation, end of the world, puzzle, creator, mystery ...
Place: san francisco
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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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 7.4
 48K
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: captivating, exciting, suspense, tense
Plot: supernatural power, magic, supernatural, key, small town, puzzle, family, siblings, good versus evil, family bonds, villainess, murder ...
Place: massachusetts
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Motherland: Fort Salem (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, whimsical, mystical, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sorceress, witch, magic, lgbt, female soldier, lesbian, supernatural, military service, supernatural being, public service, female protagonist, fight ...
Time: 2020s, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.7
 9K
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological, enigmatic
Plot: unfaithful husband, private detective, bad reputation, mentally unstable, husband wife relationship, truck driver, kidnapping, ex cop, mysterious disappearance, social relations, mysterious place, mystery ...
Place: montana
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 6.5
 2K
Get Even (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: On the surface Kitty, Margot, Bree and Olivia appear to have nothing in common - but there’s one passion which unites them: to expose injustice. They form their own secret society, DGM - they Don’t Get Mad, they Get Even - playing anonymous ...
Style: confusing, tense, mysterious, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: girl band, girl power, teenage life, classroom, school, friends, female friendship, relationships, friendship, bullying, father daughter relationship, rebel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: britain
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 6.2
 7K
RUN (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Ruby is living a humdrum existence when one day she gets a text inviting her to fulfill a youthful pact, promising true love and self-reinvention, by stepping out of her life to take a journey with her oldest flame.
Style: psychological thriller, suspenseful, mysterious, suspense, emotional
Plot: escape, mother and daughter, single mother, isolation, deception, survival horror, on the run, mystery, dark secret, wheelchair bound, fear, hostage ...
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The Murders at White House Farm (2020)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 277 min.
TV show
Story: Factual drama based on the notorious Whitehouse Farm murders, and the ensuing police investigation and court case.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: true crime, schizophrenic, murder trial, police investigation, murder case, crime scene, adopted son, police detective, farmhouse, countryside, large family, murder ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
Place: united kingdom
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The Third Day (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 340 min.
TV show
Story: A unique story told over two distinct halves, "Summer" follows Sam, a man drawn to a mysterious island off the British coast where he encounters a group of islanders set on preserving their traditions at any cost. "Winter" ...
Style: macabre, mysterious, surreal, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: mysticism, stranded on an island, grieving father, utopia, island, loss of child, saving a life, recurring dream, strange person, forest, festival, murder ...
Place: london
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 6.7
 12K
Utopia (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: A group of young adults who met online are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy deep state organization after they come into possession of a near-mythical cult underground graphic novel.
Style: suspense, exciting, apocalyptic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: utopia, cult, save the world, deadly virus, evil scientist, comic hero, group of friends, master villain, family relations, apocalypse, mad scientist, comic violence ...
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Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forced him out of the field. When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who has a gift for ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, crime, serial killer, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, investigation, murder, deadly, evidence, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
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