Best Netflix Thrillers That Will Have You at the Edge of Your Seat

Published 09/06/2022, 7:30 PM EDT

While some may say that romance and drama movies are too slow and the horror genre is the real deal, others like to argue that how a genre like horror whose pillars are yet to be proven true is interesting.  But one genre that we all can agree upon is the thriller genre. You can simply never go wrong with a thriller. Just like ice cream, even if it’s bad, a thriller can never be bad enough for you to drop it. Well, you don’t have to worry about bad thrillers when Netflix exists. The OTT Mughal has some of the best thrillers that will have you hooked on each second. Here we have listed down the best thrillers or Netflix, irrespective of movie or series so that you can pick the weapon of your choice.

Best Netflix thrillers on Netflix to give you goosebumps

From the bounty of amazing thrillers on Netflix, we have picked out the ones that are sure to have you hooked.


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Gone Girl

Director: David Fincher

Writer: Gillian Flynn

Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perrie, Carrie Conn

Run time: 149 minutes

Considered to be one of the best psychological thrillers of all time, Gone Girl is based on the best-selling book of the same name. While the book is a slow burn, the movie hooks you right within the starting minutes. Furthermore, Gone Girl is a winner whether you check the commercial book or the critical. The plot of the movie follows the disappearance of Amy James.

Due to her parents being famous writers, the news of her disappearance gains massive media attention. Her husband, Nick, is the perfect suspect given his poker face and how calm he is about his wife’s disappearance. With a plot twist up every corner, the movie will have you in a chokehold. Check it out on Netflix.

Now that we have captured everyone’s attention, let us move on to the next piece of gem.

Death Note

Writer: Tsugumi Ohba

Cast: Mamoru Miyano, Kappei Yamaguchi, Shido Nakamura, Aya Hirano, Haruka Kudo, Ai Satou, Akeno Watanabe, Hideo Ishikawa, Hiroki Takahashi, Naoya Uchida

The 37-episode-long series is worshipped by anime fans all around the world. It is a supernatural and psychological thriller. The series follows a high school boy by the name of Light Yagami who finds a notebook. However, he soon realizes that this is not an ordinary notebook.


By writing the name of a person in the notebook, Light Yagami has the power to kill or save. He starts killing off criminals. Finding the mass deaths of criminals suspicious, a detective named L begins to investigate. Now, Light Yagami has to continue his mission while also hiding from the police.


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What makes things even more thrilling is the fact that Light Yagami’s father is a policeman. If you haven’t already been sucked into the exciting world of animes, Death Note will definitely do the trick. You can stream it on Netflix with subtitles in various languages.


Director: Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble

Main Cast: Penn Badgley

Run time: 41-60 minutes

In today’s world, where stalking someone back to their childhood days has become a daily routine, Netflix’s You is a nerve-racking thriller even on its worst days. The protagonist Joe Goldberg is the personification of everyone’s stalker nightmares. Joe seems like a normal guy you would see on the street except he is sick in the head.


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Whenever someone catches his eyes, he becomes obsessed with them and does everything in his power to become the center of their lives. At the time of publishing, Netflix’s You has three thrilling seasons with a Season 4 in the making. You will close all your curtains and lock all your doors twice after watching the series.

Don’t Breathe

Director: Fede Alvarez

Writer: Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues

Cast: Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto

The thing with thrillers is that they can be blended with any genre. Don’t Breathe is another amazing thriller mixed with horror elements on Netflix. It follows three teenagers who try to break into a blind man’s house and get trapped. Will they be able to get out? Who has locked them inside? Check out the movie on Netflix if you want to find answers.


Director: Susanne Bier


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Writer: Eric Heisserer

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Trevantre Rhodes, John Malkovich, Daniel Mcfonald, and Sarah Paulson.


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The zombie apocalypse Netflix movie broke the charts of trends. The entire world was either busy watching the series or indulging in the memes. It follows Malorie Hayes who is one of the rare people alive. As evil creatures roam around and start infecting everyone, Malorie and the people surrounding her, try to find ways to survive. With a creature waiting to jump at you in every scene, Birdbox is one of the best thrillers on Netflix.

Which one of these will you be picking up for movie night? Let us know in the comments down below.



Aliza Siddiqui

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Aliza Siddiqui is a writer at Netflix Junkie. She headed the Korean Wave team at a reputed organization for over a year and had over 1000 published articles on the subject to her name. She is currently persuing a degree in Psychology from Ewing Christin College.