Best Thriller Movies on Netflix to Watch [December 2022] – Star Cast, Release Year, IMBD Rating and More

There’s something about thrillers that sets the heart racing. Whether it is the suspenseful storyline, the drama, action and everything else-thrillers are truly all-in-one movies with really good storylines. There are a lot of thrillers released across a range of OTTs in India. Netflix has the best collection of thrillers online. Whether they are murder mysteries, thrillers with action involved or other sub-genres, thrillers on Netflix are sure to take your breath away. 

Best Thriller Movies On Netflix To Watch Right Now

Movie Name Release year Rating
Spiderhead 2022 5.4
The Gray Man 2022 6.5
Raat Akeli Hai 2020 7.2
The Platform 2019 7
The Commuter  2018 6.3
Non-Stop 2014 6.9
The Interview  2014 7.1
Gone Girl 2014 8.1
Madras Cafe 2013 7.7
The Reluctant Fundamentalist   2012 6.8
Zero Dark Thirty  2012 7.4
Argo 2012 7.7
The Town 2010 7.5
Body of Lies  2008 7
Zodiac  2007 7.7
The Bourne Ultimatum 2007 8
The Departed 2006 8.5
V for Vendetta  2005 8.2
Se7en 1995 8.6


This flick is based on the story “Escape from Spiderhead” by George Saunder. In this movie, convicts, insead of serving life sentences, are fed mind-altering experimental drugs to study the effect on the human body. Chris Hemsworth is the tech billionaire leading this program. 

IMDb Rating – 5.4

Cast-Miles Teller, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Paguio, Jurnee Smollett,Tess Haubrich, Jurnee Smollett, Daniel Reader, Sam Delich, Ron Smyck, BeBe Bettencourt, Joey Vieira, Stephen Tongun, Daniel Booko, Nathan Jones, Angie Milliken, Rhyahn Brock, Elliot Chenery, Luca De Massis

Duration – 1h 46min 

Genre – Thriller

Director – Joseph Kosinski

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The Gray Man

This movie has an ensemble cast with a number of superb actors essaying interesting characters. The leading role is of Agent Six, who has collaborated with the CIA in a mission to kill certain targets. However, during the course of his operation, Six realises he might be killing innocent people. 

IMDb Rating – 6.5

Cast-Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Billy Bob Thornton, Dhanush, Alfre Woodard, Regé-Jean Page, Wagner Moura, Julia Butters, Shea Whigham, Deobia Oparei, Robert Kazinsky, Daz Crawford, Callan Mulvey, Charlit Dae, Cameron Crovetti, Chris Castaldi

Duration – 2h 2min

Genre- Thriller

Director – Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Raat Akeli Hai 

When you say Bollywood thrillers, usually something formulaic and predictable comes to mind. This movie, however, surprises everyone because it is really good. In this story we are introduced to a small-town cop who is summoned to investigate a politician’s death, which gets even more confusing thanks to the secretive family of the victim and his own mixed-up heart. 

IMDb Rating – 7.2

Cast- Radhika Apte, Nawazuddin Siddique, Ashish Chhipa, Aditya Srivastav, Padmavati Rao, Nishant Dahiya, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Shreedhar Dubey, Shweta Tripathi, Riya Shukla, Ravi Sah, Ila Arun, Gyanendra Tripathi, Baljinder Kaur, Khalid Tyabji,Harjot Singh Dhaliwal, Cricknowle

Duration –2h 29min

Genre- Crime Thriller

Director – Honey Trehan

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The Platform

In this story we are introduced to a vertical prison with only one cell on each level with 2 people occupying each cell. Just one food platform serves all the convicts and feeding needs to be finished in 2 minutes every day. This movie shows how being trapped in prison can be an endless nightmare. 

IMDb Rating – 7

Cast – Zorion Eguileor,  Ivan Massagué,, Emilio Buale,Antonia San Juan, Alexandra Masangkay,Zihara Llana, Algis Arlauskas,Mario Pardo,, Eric Goode, Óscar Oliver, Chema Trujillo,Txubio Fernández de Jáuregui,, Gorka Zufiaurre,Miriam Martín, Miren Gaztañaga, Miriam K. Martxante,, Javier Mediavilla,Braulio Cortés.

Duration – 1hr 34min

Genre – Psychological Thriller

Director – Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia

The Commuter

We all commute to work everyday. How many times has something thrilling and interesting happened to you? Well that only happens in the movies! In this story we are introduced to an ex-cop who gets stuck in the middle of an evil conspiracy while travelling to his present job as an insurance salesman.  

IMDb Rating – 6.3

Cast – Vera Farmiga, Liam Neeson, Jonathan Banks, Patrick Wilson,, Elizabeth McGovern, Sam Neill, Shazad Latif, Killian Scott, Andy Nyman, Clara Lago, Roland Møller, Florence Pugh, Ella Rae Smith, Dean-Charles Chapman, Nila Aalia, Colin McFarlane, Adam Nagaitis, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith,

Duration – 1h 44min

Genre – Thriller

Director – Jaume Collet-Serra


In this story we are introduced to an air marshall who swings into action while travelling on a transatlantic flight. He gets a number of text messages directing him to deposit $150 million in an off-shore account or risk someone dying every 20 minutes. 

IMDb Rating – 6.9

Cast – Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Michelle Dockery, Scoot McNairy, Corey Stoll, Nate Parker, Lupita Nyong’o, Omar Metwally, Jason Butler Harner, Linus Roache, Anson Mount, Shea Whigham, Corey Hawkins, Quinn McColgan, Bar Paly, Frank Deal, Edoardo Costa, Jon Abrahams

Duration – 1h 46min

Genre – Thriller 

Director – Jaume Collet-Serra

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The Interview

In this story we are introduced to an interrogation which takes place between a suspect involved in evil slayings, and a detective. The suspect carries out his murders with finesse. Full of plot twists and with an intriguing storyline, this movie is a must-watch. 

IMDb Rating – 7.1

Cast – Tony Martin, Hugo Weaving, Paul Sonkkila, Aaron Jeffery, Peter McCauley, Michael Caton, Leverne McDonnell, Glynis Angel, Andrew Bayly, Libby Stone, Doug Dew, Polly Crooke, Anna Michael, Peta Doodson, Neil Foley, Ed Rosser, Yoni, John Penman

Duration –1h 44min

Genre – Crime Thriller

Director – Craig Monahan

Gone Girl 

The wife of a man disappears and the incident becomes the cynosure of all eyes – a media circus. The man may not be as innocent as he seems, which is revealed when the spotlight is turned on him. A psychological thriller, this is perfect for you if you like fast-paced movies. 

IMDb Rating –8.1

Cast-Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Kim Dickens, Carrie Coon, Lisa Banes, Patrik Fugit, Missi Pyle, David Clennon, Casey Wilson, Emily Ratajkowski,, Lola Kirke, Sela Ward, Boyd Holbrook, Jamie McShane, Lee Norris, Leonard Kelly-Young

Duration – 2h  29min

Genre – Psychological Thriller

Director – David Fincher

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Madras Cafe

Another Bollywood movie that makes it to this list on account of sheer good storytelling, is Madras Cafe. An Indian intelligence agent goes to a war-torn coastal island to deal with a stubborn rebel group. There he meets a passionate journalist. 

IMDb rating – 7.7

Cast– John Abraham,Nargis Fakhri,, Avijit Dutt, Raashi Khanna, Sudhanva Deshpande, Vishnu Govindhan, Manoj Bakshi,Prakash Belawadi, Kannan Arunachalam, Leena Maria Paul, Aayam Mehta, Gaurav Sharma, Aayam Mehta, Steve Fahl, Malini Sathappan, Dinesh Prabhakar, Sanjay Gurbaxani, Tarun Bali, Ajay Ratnam

Duration – 2h 10min

Genre – Political Thriller 

Director – Shoojit Sircar

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

In this story we are introduced to a young Pakistani US immigrant, whose cushy Wall Street corporate professional life comes to a half courtesy 9/11. Finding himself stuck between the American Dream, a hostage crises and a call from his family’s homeland, 

IMDb Rating – 6.8

Cast – Riz Ahmed, Liev Schreiber, Kiefer Sutherland, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi, Kate Hudson, Martin Donovan, Nelsan Ellis, Meesha Shafi, Haluk Bilginer, Imaad Shah, Christopher Nicholas Smith, Ashwath Bhatt, Madhavan, Adil Hussain, Sarah Quinn, Deepti Datt, Ali Sethi

Duration-2h 10min

Genre – Political thriller

Director – Mira Nair

Zero Dark Thirty

This movie depicts the entire operation that took down the dreaded terrorist Osama Bin Laden. This movie depicts how the CIA kept tracking him over time, finding him most regularly in a house in Abottabad. Once his location is pinpointed, the Navy SEAL Team Six moves in, and finishes the job. 

IMDb rating – 7.4

Cast – Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Jason Clarke, Jessica Chastain, Reda Kateb, Mark Strong, Jennifer Ehle, Kyle Chandler, Jeremy Strong, Harold Perrineau, Wahab Sheikh, J.J. Kandel, Nabil Elouahabi, Alexander Karim, Simon Abkarian, Aymen Hamdouchi, Parker Sawyers, Ali Marhyar.

Duration – 2h 37min

Genre – Political Thriller

Director – Kathryn Bigelow


In this story we are introduced to a CIA agent posing as a Hollywood producer seeking a location to shoot a science fiction movie. His actual motive, however, is to save 6 Americans imprisoned in Tehran during the 1979 US hostage crisis in Iran. 

IMDb Rating-7.7

Cast-Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Scoot McNairy, Clea DuVall, Christopher Denham, Rory Cochrane, Chris Messina, Kyle Chandler, Zeljko Ivanek, Kerry Bishé, Titus Welliver, Keith Szarabajka, Bob Gunton, Richard Kind

Duration – 2 hours

Genre – Political Thriller

Director- Ben Affleck

Shutter Island

The year is 1994. A US Marshal is investigating the disappearance of a murderer who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. This movie has been directed by Martin Scorcese and will keep you at the edge of your seat. 

IMDb Rating – 8.2

Cast – Emily Mortimer, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo, Michell Williams, Max von Sydow, Ted Levine, Patricia Clarkson, John Carroll Lynch, Jackie Earle Haley, Robin Bartlett, Elias Koteas, Nellie Sciutto, Christopher Denham, Curtiss Cook, Joseph Sikora, Joseph McKenna, Raymond Anthony Thomas

Duration – 2h 18min

Genre – Psychological Thriller 

Director – Martin Scorcese 

The Town

In this story we are introduced to a group leader planning a bank robbery. It is a high-stakes action movie, yet it has a lot of emotional content. It has an ensemble cast that has given full justice to the roles bestowed upon them. One of the fastest-paced movies on Netflix currently, this one should be on your watch list. 

IMDb Rating – 7.5

Cast – Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Ben Affleck, Blake Lively, George Carroll, Owen Burke,  Titus Welliver, Chris Cooper, Corena Chase, Pete Postlethwaite, Dennis McLaughlin, Brian Scannell, Kerri Dunbar, Tony V, Isaac Bordoy, Michael Yebba, Daniel Woods

Duration – 2h 5min

Genre – Action Thriller 

Director – Ben Affleck

Body of Lies

This spy film has a sure shot hit formula, and delivers edge-of-the-seat entertainment. In this story we are introduced to a CIA agent posted in Jordan, who is in pursuit of a high-ranking terrorist leaders while being sandwiched between the ambiguous intentions of his American supervisors and Jordanian Intelligence. 

IMDb Rating-7

Cast- Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Oscar Isaac, Mark Strong, Ali Suliman, Golshifteh Farahani, Vince Colosimo, Alon Aboutboul, Mehdi Nebbou, Simon McBurney, Kais Nashif, Michael Gaston, Lubna Azabal, Jameel Khoury, Youssef Srondy, Ghali Benlafkih, Giannina Facio, Ali El Khalil

Duration – 2h 8min

Genre– Investigative Thriller

Director –Ridley Scott


This serial killer movie is a must-watch. The story takes us back to the period between 1968 and 1983, during which a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective whose sole aim is to catch the Zodiac killer, an unidentified serial killer who is wreaking havoc in Northern California thanks to his killing spree. 

IMDb Rating – 7.7

Cast- Robert Downey Jr, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anthony Edwards, Mark Ruffalo, John Carroll Lynch, Brian Cox, Bob Stephenson, Richmond Arquette, Chloë Sevigny, John Lacy, John Getz, Ed Setrakian, Candy Clark, John Terry, Donal Logue, Elias Koteas, June Diane Raphael, Dermot Mulroney, 

Duration – 2h 37min

Genre – Crime Thriller

Director – David Fincher

The Bourne Ultimatum 

In this story we are introduced to Jason Bourne, who defeats an evil CIA official and his agents. He is a trained killer on a mission. With suspense, intrigue and a fair bit of action, this thriller should definitely be on your watch list. 

IMDb Rating – 8

Cast- Edgar Ramírez, Matt Damon, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles, Scott Glenn, David Strathairn, Albert Finney, Paddy Considine, Corey Johnson, Tom Gallop, Daniel Brühl, Joey Ansah, Colin Stinton, Dan Fredenburgh, Lucy Liemann, Bryan Reents, Arkie Reece, John Roberson,

Duration – 1h 55mins

Genre – thriller

Director –Paul Greengrass

The Departed 

In this riveting story, we are introduced to an undercover cop and a police mole that try identifying each other all while attempting to infiltrate a South Boston Irish gang. The famous Martin Scorcese has directed this movie, which is enough reason for you to go watch it. 

IMDb rating – 8.5

Cast –Mark Wahlberg, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon, Vera Farmiga, Martin Sheen, Anthony Anderson, Ray Winstone, Kevin Corrigan, Alec Baldwin, David O’Hara, James Badge Dale, Robert Wahlberg, Mark Rolston, Thomas B. Duffy, Kristen Dalton, J.C. MacKenzie, Richard Hughes

Duration – 2h 32min

Genre – Crime Thriller

Director – Martin Scorcese

V for Vendetta

Welcome to the future. Here we are transported to a future British dystopian society, where a young, sketchy freedom fighter named V wants to overthrow the government, ably assisted by a young woman. Will he succeed? Or will authority finally reign supreme? Watch the movie and find out. 

IMDb Rating – 8.2

Cast – Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, Rupert Graves, John Hurt, Stephen Fry, Tim Pigott-Smith, Roger Allam, Sinéad Cusack, Ben Miles, John Standing, Natasha Wightman, Clive Ashborn, Eddie Marsan, Ian Burfield, Emma Field-Rayner, Mark Phoenix, Alister Mazzotti. 

Duration – 2h 12min

Genre – Political thriller

Director – James McTeigue


The seven deadly sins are a motive for a serial killer who is picking and choosing his victims carefully. Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, try to hunt him down. Can they catch this killer? Or will his crime spree go unpunished? Watch the movie and find out. 

IMDb Rating – 8.6

Cast – Andrew Kevin Walker, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniel Zacapa, Bob Mack, John Cassini, Reg E. Cathey, Peter Crombie, George Christy, R. Lee Ermey, Hawthorne James, Endre Hules, Bob Collins, William Davidson, Richard Roundtree, Jimmy Dale Hartsell

Duration – 2h 7min

Genre – Crime Thriller

Director – David Fincher 


Well that rounds up the thrillers on Netflix. So which one are you going to watch first?

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