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Best Thriller Series on Netflix to watch in 2022

Is there a lack of excitement and thrill in your life? You need not worry! The good news is that Netflix has you covered. Netflix is great at making shows in many different genres. One such genre is thriller, and the streaming platform provides a platform for artists from a variety of countries to present their unique takes on the genre. You, one of the most watched shows, has just finished airing its third season and shows no signs of slowing down.

We are most confident in recommending thrillers. What could be more enjoyable than being kept on the edge of your seat through a combination of exciting action and high-stakes romance? That it’s already available on Netflix in a format suitable for binge-watching is a bonus.

If you’re in the mood for some heart-pounding thrills that won’t end when the episode has finished, then you should definitely check out some of the thrillers available on Netflix. Alternatively, we might offer our opinions on a number of popular films.

Money Heist

This Spanish show is one of the most-watched non-English shows on Netflix. It has also become a worldwide hit, which led Netflix to make a documentary about it. The show, which follows a bunch of criminals as they plot an epic heist, has spawned a slew of impersonations, pranks, and attempts to replicate the show’s fictional events by its legion of admirers.

Not many TV shows can boast such popularity. However, one of the best current heist thrillers is Money Heist, which follows a plot to kidnap workers at the Royal Mint of Spain in order to print and steal money. As the robbery goes on, there are never any dull moments, and the complexity of the characters, who all have their own inner struggles that are hidden behind their masks, makes the show more interesting than the average action drama. If you’re obsessed with money heists, maybe you shouldn’t rob a bank, but you should take over.

  • Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
  • Director: Álex Pina
  • IMDB Rating: 8.2 / 10
  • Star Cast: Úrsula Corberó, Álvaro Morte, Itziar Ituño

Dark Desire

Within just a few episodes, Dark Desire’s riveting plot had fans enthralled. In order to get even with her husband, a law professor in this Mexican drama-thriller has an affair with one of her students. Alma Solares is the series’ main female character, and her husband, Leonardo, is the main male character.

What starts out as a sweet romance for this law professor quickly turns into her worst fear. Alma thinks that her affair with Dario won’t get in the way of her regular life, but she is surprised when Dario shows up at one of her lectures. Alma’s life gets more and more dangerous as the book goes on. Some dark secrets are eventually revealed, and her best friend Brenda also dies too soon.

  • Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Director: Leticia López Margalli
  • IMDB Rating: 6.5 / 10
  • Star Cast: Maite Perroni, Erik Hayser, Jorge Poza

Behind Her Eyes

Behind Her Eyes is a Netflix miniseries based on a novel by Sarah Pinborough, and its crazed finale has been much talked about. It turns out that there are thousands of twists in the show, and while that doesn’t make it good, it does make the payoff entertaining. Our wacky tale kicks off when single mother Louise (Simona Brown) reports to work at a psychiatrist’s office, only to discover that the man she hooked up with the night before (Tom Bateman) is now her boss. 

One sleazy turn sets off the whole affair, and she becomes close with his pathetic wife (Eve Hewson). If that looks to you like the setup for a lurid but otherwise rather basic drama, you’d be excused, since that is precisely what it seems like, but you’d also be mistaken. It’s shocking and strange, and I know you want to know the truth about it.

  • Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Director: Steve Lightfoot
  • IMDB Rating: 7.2 / 10
  • Star Cast: Simona Brown, Eve Hewson, Tom Bateman

Breaking Bad

In the AMC television series Breaking Bad, the protagonist, Walter White, is a chemistry teacher in New Mexico who lives with his wife and teenage son, who has cerebral palsy. White has been given two years to live after his cancer progressed to stage III and no treatment options were available. White, who is now more confident as a result of his medical diagnosis and more eager than ever to care for his family, makes the decision to penetrate the criminal underworld and work his way to the top. After being given a fatal prognosis, White moves from being a decent family man to becoming a kingpin in the drug trade, and the show follows his journey through this transformation.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Director: Vince Gilligan
  • IMDB Rating: 9.5 / 10
  • Star Cast: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn


Ozark, from its cringeworthy freshman English lit major bookishness to the seriousness with which the cast engages with its ridiculous character names (such as Peach Salinger, like J.D.) Although it’s a serial killer story, it’s a juicy one. Joe (Penn Badgley) is a book store employee with a dark past who seduces a naive girl and her strange companions before murdering them all and fleeing to Los Angeles. In LA, he kills again, but this time he doesn’t get arrested. An almost perfect trio, a staged suicide, and someone who just leaves a jar of pee on a shelf all feature in the episode that many consider to be the greatest. 

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Director: Bill Dubuque, Mark Williams
  • IMDB Rating: 8.5 / 10
  • Star Cast: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz

Squid Game

In 2021, Squid Game was a huge hit on Netflix. It avoided the usual problems with streaming media, like being very popular but not very good. The South Korean series that won an award shows a group of poor people competing in a betting arena for the very rich. They have to play rounds of schoolyard games that could kill them for the chance to win $45.6 billion.

The series is a fascinating critique of capitalism, and in doing so, it has broken many records. Both the depth of its intricate prose and the ferocity with which it has been memetized are evidence of the extent to which the Hallyu wave has swept over the United States. The richness of its complicated prose. The breadcrumb trail’s allure stems primarily from the surprising dexterity with which its winding and confusing conclusion can be reached.

  • Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
  • Director: 
  • IMDB Rating: 8.0 / 10
  • Star Cast: Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Hoyeon

Locke & Key

Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodrguez’s Eisner Award–winning comic novel series Locke & Key has finally been adapted into a feature film. The show is a hybrid of horror and fantasy, but what really makes it interesting to watch is the mystery, suspense, and turns it contains. The Lockes return to their childhood home in Matheson after experiencing a terrible loss.

The Locke children, while exploring Keyhouse, come across mysterious keys with magical abilities, but in doing so, they also release a dangerous evil. The question is whether or not they can protect themselves and their families. It takes a few episodes for Locke & Key to get into its stride, but once it does, the drama is gripping.

The writers have done a fantastic job of bringing the books’ magical elements to life on film, and they’ve also made an effort to modernize the series’ darker, more retrograde themes from the original graphic novels. There will still be surprises for readers of the books in the show, but newbies won’t feel lost.

  • Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
  • Director: Rodney Jackson
  • IMDB Rating: 6.5 / 10
  • Star Cast: Tavares M. Wilson, Lem Collins, Jaye Taylor

Dare Me

The USA adolescent series Dare Me follows a group of cheerleaders as they navigate the murky waters of a series of mysteries that have been kept from them since their new coach, a former cheer superstar, took over the team. Dare Me has a plot that, on paper, sounds somewhat benign, but don’t let that deceive you; it’s completely insane. Contrary to the “Big Red stole the Clovers’ routine” scandal of Bring It On, this one involves vicious bullying, infidelity, obsession, and even murder.

The show occasionally goes beyond the drama, but that’s to be expected from a soap opera about teenagers, and it’s worth watching for the sheer outrageousness of it. We know you’ll be cheering for the underdog in this one.

  • Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
  • Director: Megan Abbott, Gina Fattore
  • IMDB Rating: 6.6 / 10
  • Star Cast: Willa Fitzgerald, Herizen F. Guardiola, Marlo Kelly
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