We personally believe that the real thrill is when we think beyond romance films and light-hearted comedies – jump straight to the mind-bending psychological thrillers. Netflix has a huge collection of psychological thrillers that gives the suspenseful touch to your evenings and make you question your sanity. The platform has several psychological thrillers that are as eerie as they are unsettling.
Are you are looking for some of the best shows that will keep you guessing until the final credits roll? Here is our pick of 8 best Netflix Original psychological thrillers that are intriguing and gives you the adrenaline rush.
This Spanish action crime mystery series premiered in 2017 is currently the talk of the town. The plot of the series revolves around a group of robbers assigned with the task of stealing buildings by occupying them, on behalf of a nameless boss, the Professor. The series has similarities with films Ocean’s Eleven (2001) and Baby Driver (2017) but has established a prime space among global fan-base by now. The Season 4 of the series has been released in this year, and the fans are expecting for a Season 5. When asked whether the show will be revived for a new season, Money Heist creator Alex Pina had an interesting reply, “Someone knows there will be a fifth season, but we don’t.”
The series, that explores the life story of the infamous drug baron Pablo Escobar, is one of the most popular Netflix original series. One of the costliest Netflix Original production, the series is expected to have an upcoming fourth season consisting of 10 episodes with a new drug cartel and a new team of DAE agents. More than just a biopic about Pablo Escobar, world’s most notorious drug lord, the series also depicts the undercover DEA’s battle against narcotics.
The Haunting Of Hill House
The Netflix Original American anthology supernatural horror drama series, created by Mike Flanagan, is loosely based on Shirley Jackson’s seminal novel of the same name. The show is one the best Netflix horror series with the brilliant and masterful making by Mike Flanagan. The show switches between past and present around a fractured family which is haunted by their paranormal experiences at Hill House. The show is regarded as an entirely new take on horror series with almost every single element in the scenes making for an integral part of the storyline. The show is equally scary and suspenseful so that once you start watching it you won’t soon escape.
This Brazilian thriller drama series is created by Esmir Filho for Netflix. The series set in a small cattle-ranching town follows the panic of families in an isolated community after the teenagers in a high school contract a mysterious “kissing infection” that quickly spreads. A girl who goes to a party discovers that she is suffering from a virus when she wakes up the next day. Similar to the popular Spanish series Elite, the first season of the show has a collection of up-and-coming performers rather than a definitive mainstream star in the main cast. The show turned out to be another successful teen drama series on Netflix soon after the premiere of its first season on July 17th, 2020.
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 keeps, at its core, the frantic hunt of four families for the missing of a child that 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. The series will be a worth watch for viewers who pay attention to small details.
The cyberpunk series, created by Laeta Kalogridis, is an adaptation of English author Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 novel of the same title. The series follows the life of an elite soldier who returns to life in a new body after 250 years in ice age using a technology, called Stacks, that can store the human consciousness. The series, which takes a violent, sexy and incredibly stylish approach, is one of the best action sci-fi Netflix originals. The thrilling crime show, tagged as witty and mind-bending by Netflix, has a combination of action and science fiction.
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, described as mind-bending, intimate and dark by Netflix, will give you a true sense of empathy as the characters experience the perils of each other’s individual lives.
The first Indian Netflix Original series premiered in July 2018 was one of the most anticipated series. This thriller series revolves around a troubled Mumbai Police inspector who, with a link in his past, gets involved in a tiff with a fugitive gang leader, whose cryptic warning spurs the officer on a quest to save Mumbai from cataclysm. The series, with its second season released on August 2019, ends with a cliffhanger and leaves fans with the hope for a Season 3 in 2020.