ooking for a way to add some excitement to your next movie night? Even as the weather turns colder and you find yourself spending more time on the couch and less out and about, there are plenty of ways to get your heartbeat up with some of the best classic and new release thrillers out there.
Not sure where to stream the best of the thriller genre? We’ve got you covered. Today we’re taking a look at the:
- Best thrillers on Amazon Prime
- Pulse-pounding thrillers on Netflix
- Spine-tingling thrillers on Hulu
- Heart-stopping thrills on HBO
We hope you <3 the thrillers on this list as much as we do. All of them were independently selected by our writing team because we think they’re some of the best in the genre. Just so you know, as an affiliate partner we earn a share of sales or other compensation from qualifying purchases if you decide to shop from some of the links on this page.
As of this writing, the locations of these movies are accurate. If you notice something has changed, feel free to drop us a line and we’ll update ASAP!
All the Best Thrillers on Amazon Prime
Looking for something a little more exciting than Thursday night football? Don’t worry – there are plenty of thrillers available to stream for free with your (or your mom’s, or your cousins, or your coworker’s…) Prime subscription.
Here’s a preview of what’s on our list:
- The Silence of the Lambs
- Thirteen Lives
- The Lie
- 12 Feet Deep: Trapped Sisters
- The Voyeurs
- Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
1hr 58 min | R | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (16,139)
Hannibal “the Cannibal” Lechter is one of the most famous (and creepiest) killers in all of cinema – which is why it’s no wonder The Silence of the Lambs is still at the top of many people’s must-watch list as soon as the air starts to pick up that autumn chill.
The film follows Clarice Starling, a young FBI trainee portrayed by Jodi Foster, as attempts to pick the brain of deranged but brilliant psychiatrist and convicted killer Doctor Hannibal Lechter in an attempt to stop a serial killer before he strikes again.
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1hr 38 min | R | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (12,088)
If you’re a fan of the 2004 sci-fi/black comedy film The Stepford Wives (or the original 1972 feminist-horror book), this one is for you. Imagine the creepy perfection of Stepford, but kicked up a notch. In this suspenseful sci-fi horror film, a young couple (Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg) find themselves trapped in a labyrinth of mysterious, identical houses. Turns out searching for your dream home really can be a nightmare.
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Thirteen Lives (2022)
2hr 29 min | PG-13 | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (1,371)
If you were plugged in during the summer of June and July of 2018, you may remember the harrowing story of the soccer team and their coach trapped in a cave in Thailand. The two-week ordeal came to an end when a group of British divers, part of the international diver rescue team, eventually got all of the victims out alive.
Now you’ll be on the edge of your seats as this Prime Original movie takes you inside a dramatization of the high-stakes rescue mission. With an all-star cast (Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell, Joel Edgerton, and Tom Bateman lead the film as the British dive team) and award-winning director (Ron Howard), it’s no wonder Thirteen Lives has an average rating of 4.8 stars as of this writing.
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The Lie (2020)
1hr 35 min | R | ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3,352)
Parents would do anything to protect their kids, right? That’s the question that desperate mom and pop (Mirielle Enos, Peter Sarsgaard) must contend with when their 13 year-old daughter (Joey King) admits to impulsively killing her best friend.
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12 Feet Deep: Trapped Sisters (2017)
1hr 25 min | R | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3,251)
The spine-tinglingest thrillers out there might just be the ones inspired by true events, like 12 Feet Deep. When sisters Bree and Joanna get trapped beneath the fiberglass cover of an Olympic swimming pool over a holiday, they find themselves at the mercy of a janitor as they endure the longest long weekend of their lives.
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The Voyeurs (2021)
1hr 56 min | R | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (1,212)
Obsession, temptation, desire.. The Voyeurs has all of the makings of a top tier thriller. The film follows a young couple whose innocent curiosity about the sex lives of their neighbors across the street becomes deadly serious.
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Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse (2021)
1hr 50 min | R | ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (21,212)
An elite Navy SEAL John Clark (Michael B. Jordan) is trying to avenge his murdered wife when he stumbles upon a conspiracy of international proportions. If you love Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan universe, buckle up for the thrilling backstory of one of its most popular characters.
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All the Best Thrillers on Netflix
Netflix has been sinking some big budget into its original movies for a while now – thrillers included – so it’s no wonder that all of the movies on our list today were produced in-house by the streaming giant.
Here are the Netflix thrillers we’re watching:
- The Devil All the Time
- I Don’t Feel At Home in This World Anymore
- The Wrath of God
The Devil All the Time (2020)
2hr 18 min | R | 🍅 64%
What would you do to protect your loved ones in a town that’s full of evil in corruption? The Devil All the Time tells the tale of a young man doing just that – and the sinister consequences. Led by an all-star cast (Robert Pattinson, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Bill Skarsgard) this one is definitely worth a watch.
I Don’t Feel At Home in This World Anymore (2017)
1hr 36 min | R | 🍅 89%
Dark observations about gender norms? Sign us up. In this Netflix original thriller, a depressed woman (Melanie Lynskey) and her obnoxious neighbor (Elija Wood) set off to find the burglars who broke into her apartment.
The Wrath of God (2022)
1hr 38 min | R | 🍅 29%
When everyone close to her begins mysteriously dying, a young woman sets out to save her only remaining relative – her sister – in this Spanish-language Netflix original.
All the Best Thrillers on Hulu
We all hate the ads, but Hulu’s bundle options (did you know you can get Hulu with your Spotify Premium account, or with Disney+ and ESPN?) make it an attractive option for lots of streamers. Luckily for fans of thriller and suspense movies, Hulu has some old favorites as well as some of their own additions to the genre.
Here’s what we’re streaming on Hulu:
- Black Swan
- Deep Water
- Escape from Pretoria
Black Swan (2010)
1hr 38 min | R | 🍅 85%
Nina (Natalie Portman) is a ballerina. Her passion for dance rules every aspect of her life. When a new dancer (Mila Kunis) joins the company ahead of their performance of Swan Lake, the friendship the two women develop brings out Nina’s dark side.
Deep Water (2022)
1hr 56 min | R | 🍅 36%
Based on a novel by the author of The Talented Mr. Ripley, the Hulu original film Deep Water takes us inside the apparently picture-perfect marriage of Vic (Ben Afflack) and Melinda (Ana de Armas), and the darkness that exists just beneath the surface.
Escape From Pretoria (2020)
1hr 46 min | PG-13 | 🍅 73%
Based on a true story, this Hulu original thriller dramatizes the jailbreak of anti-aparthaid activist Tim Jenkin (Daniel Radcliffe) and other inmates attempting a daring escape from Pretoria prison in South Africa.
All the Best Thrillers on HBO Max
Tied to action-packed projects like the Snyder cut and the newest installment of The Matrix, it’s no surprise that HBO Max is also home to some of the biggest thrillers – new and old – in the genre.
Right now we’re streaming these top-rated thrillers on HBO Max:
- The Batman
- The Butterfly Effect
- The Departed
The Batman (2022)
2hr 56 min | PG-13 | 🍅 85%
Praised by critics and audiences alike, The Batman starring Robert Pattinson offers a gritty, noir-inspired take on the classic super hero’s role as “the world’s greatest detective” as he follows the clues of a politically-motivated serial killer on the loose in Gotham.
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
1hr 53 min | R | 🍅 34%
College student Evan Treborn (Ashton Kutcher) finds that he can travel back in time and alter the past, creating new realities and altering the present in unexpected ways.
The Departed (2006)
2hr 31 min | R | 🍅 90%
Nobody is who they seems in this crime thriller about the struggle between a mob boss in Boston and the police force attempting to infiltrate his organization. From director Martin Scorcesse and featuring an all-star cast (Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson), The Departed tells the story of the almost Shakespearean struggle between the two organizations and the individuals trying to survive them.
Did you find a thriller to stream for movie night?
There you have it, some of the best classic and new release thrillers available to stream right now. Don’t see your favorite on the list? Drop us a line and we’ll be sure to include it in our next update!