Best Thriller TV shows – page 5

Flower of Evil (2020)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Baik Hee Sung, an ordinary family man, is actually a psychopath whose past is dotted with crime and violence. His hopeless life changes completely after he meets his wife. He had to falsify everything about himself to marry her. His wife, Cha Ji ...
Style: dorama, psychological, unusual plot structure, twists and turns, tense
Plot: hidden identity, female detective, dual identity, father daughter relationship, married couple, serial murder, investigation, psychopath, dark secret, romance, murder, husband wife relationship ...
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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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 7.7
 19K
Slow Horses (2022)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
TV show
Story: This quick-witted spy drama follows a dysfunctional team of MI5 agents—and their obnoxious boss, the notorious Jackson Lamb—as they navigate the espionage world’s smoke and mirrors to defend England from sinister forces.
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense, funny
Plot: team, secret agents, unlikely hero, spy, agent, fbi agent, prospector, misfit, cia agent, reconnaissance, crime investigation, ambition ...
Time: future
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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, multiverse, espionage, betrayal, fascism, japanese mafia, spy, freedom fighter, resistance, assassination, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, post world war two, 20th century, year 1962
Place: japan, usa, berlin germany, san francisco, new york ...
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 8.0
 22K
Tokyo Vice (2022)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A Western journalist working for a publication in Tokyo takes on one of the city's most powerful crime bosses.
Plot: yakuza, journalism, organized crime, corruption, mafia, journalist, american abroad, police, squad, security guard, office, american ...
Time: 90s, year 1993
Place: tokyo, japan
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 7.9
 51K
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, serious, suspenseful
Plot: thief, hacker, outsmarting, team, escapades, unconventional method, mastermind, crimes, teamwork, surveillance, society, cheating ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.3
 19K
THEM (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A limited anthology series that explores terror in America.
Style: suspense, captivating, mystical, psychological, anthology ...
Plot: supernatural, mysticism, fight, social relations, social problems, survival, black people, struggle for survival, society, supernatural horror, social issues, black man ...
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Anatomy of a Scandal (2022)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 268 min.
TV show
Story: Anthology series centering on the personal and political scandals of Britain’s elite.
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: scandal, politician, elite, affair, minister, secret, sex scandal, political scandal, relationship problems, seductress, husband wife relationship, intrigue ...
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 8.0
 7K
Pagan Peak (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: When a gruesomely staged body is found, propped up on a mountain pass in the Alps close to the German-Austrian border, two detectives are sent to investigate. For German detective Ellie, this is the first real challenge of her career; her Austrian ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, society, violence, abduction, murderer, snow, death, brutality, german, ritual ...
Place: germany, alps, austria
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 7.3
 20K
Sweet Home (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Cha Hyun-Soo is a high school student. He is also a recluse and rarely leaves his room. He refuses to talk to his father, mother and younger sister. One day, his whole family, except for him, dies in a car accident. Cha Hyun-Soo is left all alone. ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, apocalyptic, slasher ...
Plot: virus, criminal, self harm, society, murder, suicide, monster, high school student, group of criminals, friendship, rebellion, bandit ...
Place: south korea
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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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 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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 6.7
 807
Sequestered (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A jury is sequestered in a hotel while deliberating a court case with massive implications.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, legal investigation, murder trial, jury, dishonesty, confined, crimes, law enforcement, legal, isolation, lawyer, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.5
 12K
City on a Hill (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In early 90s Boston, an African-American District Attorney comes in from Brooklyn advocating change and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran invested in maintaining the status quo. Together they take on a family of ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, bleak, exciting
Plot: law enforcement, corruption, racism, investigation, crimes, gang, gangsters, district attorney, escapades, justice, smuggling, tv show ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston
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 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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 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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Escape at Dannemora (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 440 min.
TV show
Story: The stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became ...
Style: melancholic, captivating, twists and turns, atmospheric, anthology
Plot: prison escape, prison life, love triangle, prison guard, escape, prison, prisoner, deception, crimes, love affair, jail cell, true crime ...
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The Escape Artist (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: A chilling and bloody legal thriller that explores the line between law and justice. Will Burton, a talented junior barrister of peerless intellect and winning charm, specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners. He is in high demand ...
Style: serious, intellectual, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, legal, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, lawyers and clients, lawsuit, law firm, murder, revenge, crimes, mistrust, jury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, scotland
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 8.1
 58K
Manhunt (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An in-depth look at how an FBI profiler helped track down the terrorist Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, serial killer, federal bureau of investigation, psychoanalysis, mathematics, crime investigation, homicide detective, true crime, fbi, manhunt, mountain cabin ...
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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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 7.4
 909
A Perfect Spy (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 374 min.
TV show
Story: This is the story of Magnus Pym, from his childhood to the end of his career in middle age. As a young man, there is little doubt that his father Rick was the most influential character in his life. Rick was a raconteur, con man, thief, black ...
Style: political, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, spy, cold war, betrayal, mystery, adventure, dishonesty, undercover, state affairs, government agency, rivalry, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: prague, czech republic, austria, usa, england
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Apple Tree Yard (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 223 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Yvonne Carmichael has a high-flying career, a beautiful home, and a loving family. But appearances can be deceptive, and when she is approached by a charismatic stranger, she soon finds herself taking risks that she had never dreamt of before.
Style: psychological, captivating, touching, sincere, art house ...
Plot: lost love, female scientist, british government, love affair, scientist, married, unpunished rape, rapist, murder trial, betrayal, testimony, mental disorder ...
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 8.1
 32K
Strike Back (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, soldier, top secret, mission, terrorist, military, heroes, daring rescue, heroic mission, teamwork, army, air force ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, afghanistan, iraq, pakistan, africa ...
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 7.7
 15K
Condor (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Young CIA analyst Joe Turner has his idealism tested when he learns that the CIA has been using an algorithm he developed to spy on American citizens, leading the organization to a terrorist plot that threatens the lives of millions. Inspired by ...
Style: tense, exciting, twists and turns, captivating, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, government conspiracy, murder, investigation, spy, crimes, fight scenes, weapons, gunfight, chase, computer hacker, police ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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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The Penthouse: War in Life (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: A woman puts everything on the line to achieve her goal of being able to move into a luxury penthouse in the Gangnam District. In the process, she gradually finds herself turning into a monster.
Style: dorama, thought provoking, captivating, uplifting, disturbing ...
Plot: high society, married couple, husband wife relationship, rivalry, greed, family relations, motherhood, bullying, penthouse, betrayal, revenge, direction and purpose ...
Place: seoul
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 8.4
 238K
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, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, investigation, special agents, fbi, time travel, alternate dimension, alternate reality, experiment, top secret, research, paranormal activity ...
Time: 2000s, future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: harvard university, usa, massachusetts
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 8.0
 419
Harry's Game (1982)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Harry is an undercover agent for the British army sent to Northern Ireland to infiltrate the IRA and find (and terminate) the assassin of a British Cabinet Minister. Harry is alone, the army hasn't been told he is being put in place, his wife ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: ira, terrorism, disorder, vengeance, working undercover, hidden identity, dishonesty, secret agents, state affairs, rivalry, undercover, track down ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, belfast
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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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