Oh Netflix, my Netflix. Throws us the best of romantic mush but also such stunning psycho-thrillers that we won’t be able to forget that easily. If you are looking to kick up your adrenaline, thrill yourself out of scare, or just something to take you out of your element for some hours, there are hundreds of options on Netflix. Here is our pick with 5 mind-bending thrillers on Netflix that you shouldn’t miss.
This Netflix original created by Joe Penhall, takes you back to 1979 when the term ‘serial killer’ was common (was it, or is it now?).The show is inspired by true-crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, which is the story of the man who pioneered the science of profiling serial killers. Mind Hunter revolves around two FBI agents, Holden Ford and Bill Tench along with psychologist Wendy Carr, who operate in the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit. They interviews imprisoned serial killers to understand how their psyche to devise a way to profile potential criminals and catch them.
This one needs no introduction. But we’ll give you one anyway. The dystopian science fiction anthology series, created by Charlie Brooker, is widely regarded as one of the best science fiction in recent times. The sci-fi series focuses on modern society, especially the unexpected after-effects of advanced technologies. The series covers a new story and setting in each episode so that you can choose to skip around a bit. Some of the episodes have a dark and satirical tone, while some others have a more experimental and lighter approach. This series with five seasons has only 3 episodes in the first, second and last seasons and six episodes in third and fourth seasons so that you don’t have to invest a lot of time to binge it all.
The American psychological thriller series is developed by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble. The story follows a dangerously charming and intensively obsessive young man named Joe, who develops a strong liking for Guinevere Beck, an aspiring writer. Joe uses his expertise in social media and other technology to stalk Beck and becomes her ‘perfect boyfriend’. The show involves a dark shift when his attraction turns into obsession and abusive jealousy which makes him take extreme measures. The show based on Caroline Kepnes’ novel by the same name has former Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg and Elizabeth Lail as Guinevere Beck. ‘Dark’ and ‘suspenseful’.
The name says it all. The first German Netflix original, this science fiction thriller web series, co-created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, is set in the fictitious town of Winden, Germany. Dark takes a quick shift from crime genre into a freaky, truly scary, brain-expanding exploration of time and space. The story, at its core, is of the frantic hunt of four families for a missing child. The hunt unearths the secrets and hidden connections that spans among three generations of the four estranged families. Dark is a mysterious and tense show that explores the existential implications of time and its effects on human nature. Pay attention to detail when you’re watching this one.
The sci-fi drama series is from the creators of The Matrix and Babylon 5, Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski. The show follows the story of eight people from all over the world, who share a mental bond and can telepathically experience each other’s life often without even realising it. The eight people are “birthed” by a woman called Angelica, who kills herself to avoid being captured by a man called “Whispers”. The show will give you a true sense of empathy as the characters experience the perils of each other’s individual lives. Quite popular, this one.