Best Thriller TV Shows of 2021

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Thriller TV Shows of 2021" contains films with the following parameters. Style: captivating, suspense, tense, disturbing, psychological and suspenseful. Plot: crimes, murder, mystery, criminal, psychological drama, secret, organized crime, crime solving, uncover truth and female protagonist. Genre: Thriller, Drama and Mystery. Country: USA, UK and South Korea.
Best Thriller TV Shows of 2021
Best Thriller TV Shows of 2021
TOP TV Shows: The Chestnut Man (2021), Behind Her Eyes (2021), Dr. Death (2021), The Mosquito Coast (2021), The Serpent (2021), The Innocent (2021), Only Murders in the Building (2021), Squid Game (2021), Clickbait (2021), Who Killed Sara? (2021), Vigil (2021), Tell Me Your Secrets (2021), Chucky (2021), Too Close (2021), Invincible (2021), Yellowjackets (2021), My Name (2021), Mayor of Kingstown (2021), Leverage: Redemption (2021), Hollington Drive (2021).

List of Best TV Shows

The Chestnut Man (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A young woman is found brutally murdered in a Copenhagen playground. Above her hangs a small doll made of chestnuts. Adapted from the acclaimed novel.
Style: enigmatic, brutal, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, murderer, serial killer, missing person, forest, police, murder investigation, sleuth, crime solving, secret, female detective, murder mystery ...
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Behind Her Eyes (2021)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 298 min.
TV show
Story: A single mother enters a world of twisted mind games when she begins an affair with her psychiatrist boss while secretly befriending his mysterious wife.
Style: twists and turns, enigmatic, twist ending, suspense, tense ...
Plot: lucid dream, psychopath, mental illness, soul transference, sociopath, single mother, friendship, supernatural, employer employee relationship, drugs, body swapping, mental disorder ...
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 7.6
 12K
Dr. Death (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 403 min.
TV show
Story: The terrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, a flourishing Dallas neurosurgeon whose patients suddenly begin becoming permanently maimed or dead. As victims piled up, two fellow physicians set out to stop him.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: surgery, surgeon, coworker, medical malpractice, violence, medicine, social problems, surgical operation, medical examination, workplace, physician, crimes ...
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The Mosquito Coast (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Allie Fox—a brilliant inventor and stubborn idealist—uproots his family for a dangerous quest through Mexico to flee the U.S. government and find safety.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: migration, family, on the run, past coming back to haunt, dysfunctional family, runaway, confronting the past, haunted by the past, parents and children, showdown, fugitives, fight ...
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 7.6
 42K
The Serpent (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 458 min.
TV show
Story: The remarkable story of how murderer Charles Sobhraj was captured. As the chief suspect in unsolved murders of young Western travellers across India, Thailand and Nepal’s ‘Hippie Trail’ in 1975 and 1976, Sobhraj had repeatedly slipped from the ...
Style: twists and turns, rough, psychological, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, manhunt, tourist, crimes, death, private investigation, murder investigation, incompetent police, corrupt official, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder ...
Time: 70s
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, india, nepal, paris france ...
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 7.8
 30K
The Innocent (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 467 min.
TV show
Story: An accidental killing leads a man down a dark hole of intrigue and murder. Just as he finds love and freedom, one phone call brings back the nightmare.
Style: dark, suspense, captivating, tense, philosophical
Plot: murder, fight, rape, true crime, murderer, male nudity, intrigue, secret, bandit, criminal, changing lives, life is a bitch ...
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Only Murders in the Building (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Three strangers who share an obsession with true crime suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one.
Style: humorous, funny, captivating, entertaining
Plot: murder, criminal, amateur detective, lesbian, stranger, crime solving, private detective, murder mystery, true crime, city, murder investigation, amateur sleuth ...
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 8.0
 426K
Squid Game (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: "Round Six" is a story of people who fail at life for various reasons, but suddenly receive a mysterious invitation to participate in a survival game to win ten million US dollars. The game takes place at an unknown location, and the ...
Style: suspense, thought provoking, mysterious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: survival, game of death, game, prize, violence, death, most dangerous game, social differences, sole survivor, deathtrap, brutality, characters killed one by one ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s
Place: south korea
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 7.2
 51K
Clickbait (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 368 min.
TV show
Story: When family man Nick Brewer is abducted in a crime with a sinister online twist, those closest to him race to uncover who is behind it and why.
Style: suspense, tense, psychological, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: social media, kidnapped man, social issues, social problems, kidnapping, kidnapped, social network, abduction, multiple storylines, crime investigation, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 2020s
Place: australia
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Who Killed Sara? (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Hell-bent on exacting revenge and proving he was framed for his sister's murder, Álex sets out to unearth much more than the crime's real culprit.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological thriller
Plot: murderer, revenge, murder, criminal, mystery, death of sister, dark secret, criminal's revenge, hidden truth, loss of sibling, family secret, vendetta ...
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 7.3
 20K
Vigil (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on-board the submarine HMS Vigil bring the police into conflict with the Navy and British security services. DCI Amy Silva and DS Kirsten Longacre lead an investigation on land ...
Style: tense, enigmatic, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: submarine, female police detective, policewoman, lesbian relationship, murder investigation, intelligence agency, lesbian, investigation, police investigation, nuclear threat, murder mystery, mystery ...
Time: 2020s
Place: britain, united kingdom, scotland
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Tell Me Your Secrets (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A complex thriller revolving around three characters, each with troubling pasts clouding their intersecting motives: Emma is a young woman who once loved a dangerous killer, John is a former serial predator desperate for redemption, and a grieving ...
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: victim, troubled past, mysterious past, missing daughter, mystery, secret past, haunted by the past, tragic past, dark past, female victim, redemption, crimes ...
Place: texas
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 7.3
 17K
Chucky (2021)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: After a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a suburban yard sale, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begin to expose the town’s hypocrisies and secrets. Meanwhile, the arrival of enemies — and allies — ...
Style: slasher, disturbing, scary, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: killer doll, serial killer, doll, gay teenager, curses spells and rituals, evil doll, murder, puppet, gay, chase, supernatural, old dark house ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: usa, new jersey
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 6.8
 3K
Too Close (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 143 min.
TV show
Story: A dedicated forensic psychiatrist, Emma Robertson, is assigned to assess the sanity of Connie Mortensen, a “yummy mummy” accused of a despicable crime.
Style: melancholic, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, sincere
Plot: mental institution, doctor patient relationship, memory loss, husband wife relationship, grieving mother, psychiatric patient, grief, married couple, female psychopath, murder mystery, mental illness, unsolved crime ...
Place: london, england
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 8.7
 123K
Invincible (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of the American Comic Book of the same name by Robert Kirkman
Style: adult animation, exciting, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: superhero, teen superhero, teenager, invulnerability, violence, super villain, heroes, supernatural power, super strength, vengeance, crimes, heroism ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.9
 41K
Yellowjackets (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: This equal parts survival epic, psychological horror story and coming-of-age drama tells the saga of a team of wildly talented high school girls soccer players who become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the remote northern ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: cannibalism, plane crash, survival, body horror, wilderness, life is a bitch, psychological trauma, survival horror, near death experience, struggle for survival, grownups, women ...
Time: 90s
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 7.8
 20K
My Name (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Yoon Ji-woo's father dies suddenly. She wants to desperately take revenge on whoever is responsible for her father's death. Yoon Ji-woo works for drug crime group Dongcheonpa. Choi Moo-jin is the boss of the drug gang. With the help of ...
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: drugs, revenge, organized crime, target, investigation, secret, undercover, criminal underworld, gang, criminal's revenge, mole, female protagonist ...
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Mayor of Kingstown (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Set in a small Michigan town where the only industry remaining are federal, state, and private prisons, the story follows the McClusky family, the power brokers between the police, criminals, inmates, prison guards and politicians, in a city ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: organized crime, corruption, prison, racism, business, inequality, corrupt mayor, political corruption, town mayor, mayor, corrupt politician, nypd ...
Place: michigan
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Leverage: Redemption (2021)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: The Hitter, the Hacker, the Grifter and the Thief are together again, this time with help from a new tech genius and corporate fixer, to take on a new kind of villain. From the man who created an opioid crisis from the comfort of his boardroom to ...
Style: disturbing, entertaining, tense, captivating, reboot
Plot: robbery, secret revealed, heist, genius, con artists, con men, redemption, deception, crime solving, con trick, tough law enforcer, crime fighter ...
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Hollington Drive (2021)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A four-part thriller that focuses on the lives of sisters Theresa and Helen after a kid in their neighbourhood goes missing.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspense, captivating
Plot: missing child, mysterious disappearance, family problems, mystery, parents and children, children, kids in trouble, disappearance, sister sister relationship, sisters, dysfunctional family, child in peril ...
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Nine Perfect Strangers (2021)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 388 min.
TV show
Story: At a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation, nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over them during this 10-day retreat is the resort's director, Masha, a ...
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: resort, magic mushroom, self discovery, animal death, psychotherapy, secret, challenge, manipulation, uncover truth, secrets, sexy woman, group of strangers ...
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 17K
True Story (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 260 min.
TV show
Story: A world-famous comedian desperately searches for a way out after a night in Philadelphia with his brother threatens to sabotage more than his success.
Style: captivating, semi autobiographical, psychological, disturbing, suspense
Plot: famous, comedian, hometown, gang, stand up comedian, crimes, family problems, brother brother relationship, celebrity, brothers, bandit, criminal ...
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 7.0
 13K
Katla (2021)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Iceland
TV show
Story: A year after a subglacial volcano erupts, mysterious elements from prehistoric times emerge from the melting ice, bringing unforeseen consequences.
Style: mysterious, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: volcano, volcanic eruption, small town, disease, city, cold, survival horror, mysticism, struggle for survival, riddles and clues, survival, afterlife ...
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Law & Order: Organized Crime (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Elliot Stabler returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss. Stabler journeys to find absolution and rebuild his life, while leading a new elite task force that is taking apart the city’s most powerful ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: organized crime, law and order, police, crime investigation, police procedural, suspect, police investigation, partners against crime, forensics, workplace situations, coworker, crime solving ...
Place: new york
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 30K
Stay Close (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 375 min.
TV show
Story: When Carlton Flynn vanishes 17 years to the night after Stewart Green did, it sets off a chain reaction in the lives of people connected to both men.
Style: suspense, tense, enigmatic, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: reporter, secret, photojournalist, media, crimes, crime solving, uncover truth, confronting the past, investigation, crime investigation, dark past, haunted by the past ...
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 7.6
 23K
Station Eleven (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 507 min.
TV show
Story: A post apocalyptic saga spanning multiple timelines telling the stories of survivors of a devastating flu as they attempt to rebuild and reimagine the world anew while holding on to the best of what's been lost.
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, suspense, apocalyptic ...
Plot: post apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, survival, virus, pandemic, cult, theatrical troupe, struggle for survival, actress, changing lives, actor, theatre group ...
Time: future
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The Pembrokeshire Murders (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 144 min.
TV show
Story: Detective superintendent reopens two unsolved murder cases from the 1980s. Forensic methods link the crimes to a string of burglaries. Steve's team has to find more evidence before the perpetrator is released from prison.
Style: tense, psychological, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, police detective, murder investigation, investigation, police, cold case, law enforcement, true crime, double murder, father son relationship, unsolved crime, who done it ...
Time: 2000s, future
Place: wales, britain, united kingdom
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Brand New Cherry Flavor (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 342 min.
TV show
Story: A filmmaker heads to Hollywood in the early ’90s to make her movie but tumbles down a hallucinatory rabbit hole of sex, magic, revenge — and kittens.
Style: sexual, sexy, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, revenge, filmmaker, film producer, hollywood, struggle for survival, survival horror, ambitious woman, survival, female protagonist, movie actress, nightmare ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: los angeles
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 9K
The Outlaws (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Seven strangers from different walks of life forced together to complete a community payback sentence in Bristol.
Style: funny, satirical, disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: university student, community service, gang member, community, satire, society, fighting crime, public, social activist, group of strangers, lgbtq, drug dealer ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, britain, united kingdom
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 10K
Made For Love (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Thirty-something Hazel Green tries to escape a suffocating marriage — until she realizes her tech billionaire husband has implanted a revolutionary tracking device, the Made for Love, in her brain.
Style: humorous, captivating, dark, psychological thriller
Plot: life is a bitch, technology, family problems, hi-tech, runaway, on the run, dysfunctional marriage, humour, lifestyle, escape, fleeing, unhappy marriage ...
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