Best Thriller TV shows – page 4

 7.9
 23K
StartUp (2016)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A desperate banker needs to conceal stolen money. A Haitian-American gang lord wants to go legit. A Cuban-American hacker has an idea that will revolutionize the very future of money itself. Forced to work together, they unwittingly create their ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: computer, hacker, dysfunctional relationship, gang, corruption, organized crime, scam, violence, stolen money, father son relationship, corrupt official, sex scene ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami
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 8.7
 47K
Line of Duty (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Steve Arnott is a young officer who’s fallen foul of his superiors for refusing to help in the cover-up of an operation that ended in the shooting of an innocent father. He seems ideal to join AC-12, an anti-corruption police unit, just as it ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: police corruption, police detective, honest law enforcer, dirty cop, police investigation, female police detective, policewoman, law enforcer, right and wrong, officer, evidence, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, united kingdom, britain
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 7.6
 59K
Continuum (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The series centers on the conflict between a group of rebels from the year 2077 who time-travel to Vancouver, BC, in 2012, and a police officer who accidentally accompanies them. In spite of being many years early, the rebel group decides to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, sent to the past, computer genius, heroine, getting home, time traveler, time paradox, terrorist group, time machine, policewoman, alternate timeline ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada, vancouver
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 8.4
 25K
Southland (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Since premiering in 2009, Southland has redefined the police drama with its raw, authentic look at the lives and work of Los Angeles detectives and beat cops. The show centers on four main characters: Officer John Cooper (Cudlitz), a seasoned cop ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lapd, police detective, policewoman, rookie, police protagonist, fighting crime, crimes, peril, partners against crime, swat, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, southern california, usa
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 8.7
 80K
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, suspense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: invulnerability, superhero, super villain, teen superhero, secret identity, teenager, supernatural power, super strength, heroes, warrior, tough guy, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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The Field of Blood (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of Denise Mina's thriller set in 1982. When the story of a murder has huge implications for her family, newspaper copy boy Paddy Meehan battles prejudices to get to the truth. As she inches closer to revealing the truth, her ...
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: journalism, investigation, uncover truth, murder, ambition, crimes, workplace, deadly, media, danger, society, strong female presence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
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 8.4
 226K
Fringe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, brilliant but formerly institutionalized scientist Walter Bishop and his scheming, reluctant son Peter uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surreal, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, special agents, scientist, fbi, experiment, investigation, alternate dimension, creature, top secret, danger, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
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 7.7
 604
Aim High (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A web series centered around a high school student with a double life as a teenage spy.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: double life, teenager, high school, secret agents, spy, working undercover, youth, heroes, social relations, danger, undercover, top secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.9
 47K
Leverage (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Leverage follows a five-person team: a thief, a grifter, a hacker, and a retrieval specialist, led by former insurance investigator Nathan Ford, who use their skills to fight corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on ordinary citizens.
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Plot: hacker, team, outsmarting, thief, escapades, crimes, unconventional method, mastermind, surveillance, society, crime, teamwork ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
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Ghost Hunters (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Paranormal investigators investigate places that are reported to be haunted. Engaging forensic experts, historical records and the most innovative technology available, the squad helps everyday people who are struggling with unexplained supernatural ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, scary, serious, atmospheric
Plot: ghost, investigation, uncover truth, reality, mysterious place, supernatural, haunted house, amateur detective, ordinary people, supernatural ability, paranormal activity, investigative ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, new england, arizona
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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, twist ending, psychological thriller, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: employer employee relationship, single mother, friendship, mental illness, secret, supernatural, love affair, lucid dream, mysticism, mental disorder, solitude, blackmail ...
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 7.7
 125K
NCIS (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, a team of special agents investigates any crime that has a shred of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel, regardless of rank or position.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, evidence, special agents, crime investigation, forensics, navy, computer genius, army investigation, crimes, crime, military, teamwork ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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The Night Manager (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 358 min.
TV show
Story: Former British soldier Jonathan Pine navigates the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, arms dealer, spy, undercover, hotel, secret service, crimes, working undercover, arms dealing, stylish, mind game, murder ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, spain, cairo egypt, england ...
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The Man in the High Castle (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel, The Man in the High Castle explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: alternate reality, espionage, fascism, betrayal, resistance, disorder, political intrigue, working undercover, intrigue, rivalry, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, post world war two, 1960s, year 1962
Place: usa, japan, new york, cuba, berlin germany ...
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The End of the F***ing World (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a darkly comedic road trip in search of her real father.
Style: tragicomedy, ironic, road movie, slang, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: road trip, underage, psycho, murder, teenager, dark humor, teenage love, psychopath, police investigation, search for father, british humour, sexual abuse ...
Place: united kingdom
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.
Style: dark, satanic, atmospheric, stylized, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witchcraft, witch, teenager, half breed, black magic, devil worship, dedication, adventure, high school, teenage protagonist, teenage love, school ...
Time: 2010s
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 8.1
 24K
Counterpart (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Howard Silk is a lowly cog in a bureaucratic UN agency who is turning the last corner of a life filled with regret when he discovers the agency he works for is guarding a secret: a crossing to a parallel dimension.
Style: suspenseful, serious, melancholic, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parallel universe, espionage, parallel world, doppelganger, deception, husband wife relationship, blackmail, betrayal, murder, secret service, murderer, danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany
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 8.1
 30K
Chicago P.D. (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's District 21 who put it all on the line to serve and protect their community. District 21 is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops who ...
Style: exciting, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, law enforcement, policewoman, crime investigation, crimes, police detective, arrest, sergeant, shooting, victim, partners, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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 8.2
 30K
Strike Back (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows John Porter, a former British Special Forces soldier, who is drafted back into service by Section 20, a fictional branch of the Secret Intelligence Service.
Style: heroic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, soldier, mission, top secret, terrorist, heroes, heroic mission, daring rescue, teamwork, army, military, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iraq, afghanistan, pakistan, africa ...
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 8.1
 28K
Damages (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes and her protégée, ...
Style: clever, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: lawyer, trial, court, female lawyer, murder, legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, legal, corporate crimes, manipulation, power relations, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 8.6
 90K
Justified (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A character drama based on the 2001 Elmore Leonard short story "Fire in the Hole." Leonard's tale centers around U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of Kentucky, a quiet but strong-willed official of the law. The tale covers his high-stakes ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, gunfight, drug lord, cowboy, lone wolves, fighting crime, gunslinger, justice, officer, crimes, crime, u.s. marshal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
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 8.9
 82K
Gravity Falls (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Twin brother and sister Dipper and Mabel Pines are in for an unexpected adventure when they spend the summer helping their great uncle Stan run a tourist trap in the mysterious town of Gravity Falls, Oregon.
Style: exciting, offbeat, captivating, odd, not serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: friendship, supernatural, small town, twins, adventure, family relations, imaginary, monster, youth, mysterious place, siblings relations, disney ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa, california
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 7.6
 34K
The Serpent (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 58 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: psychological, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, neo noir
Plot: serial killer, tourist, manhunt, danger, crimes, murder investigation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death, incompetent official, murder, private investigation, corrupt official ...
Time: 70s
Place: thailand, india, bangkok thailand, nepal, paris france
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Designated Survivor (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.
Style: exciting, tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: usa president, counter terrorism, politics, terrorism, first lady, marriage, crimes, investigation, danger, justice, chases and races, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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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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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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 7.9
 66K
Angel (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Angel is an American television series, a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Angel, a 240-year old vampire cursed with a conscience, haunts the dark streets of Los Angeles alone. But after he meets a half-demon with ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, sentimental, serious, neo noir ...
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, supernatural ability, vampire slayer, redemption, vampire vs vampire, heroes, investigator, imaginary, good versus evil, monster, magical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: los angeles, usa
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows Las Vegas criminalists working for the Las Vegas Police Department as they use physical evidence to solve grisly murders in this unusually graphic drama, which has inspired a host of other cop-show "procedurals". The ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, police investigation, police detective, teamwork, murder investigation, crime, investigator, crimes, expert, scientist, mystery, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, united states
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 8.4
 43K
Utopia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The Utopia Experiments is a legendary graphic novel shrouded in mystery. When a group of strangers find themselves in possession of an original manuscript, their lives suddenly and brutally implode.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, mind bending, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: conspiracy, buried truth, scientist, danger, life turned upside down, politician, who to trust, dishonesty, graphic violence, mysterious character, top secret, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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 8.3
 69K
Veronica Mars (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The series is set in the fictional town of Neptune, California, and stars Kristen Bell as the title character, a student who progresses from high school to college while moonlighting as a private investigator under the tutelage of her detective ...
Style: touching, witty, realistic, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amateur detective, private investigator, private detective, investigation, student, danger, teenage life, youth, parents and children, friendship, spy, female detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, usa, southern california
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