15 Top rated thrillers of 2023

Dear Child S02
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Do you want more thrills in your life? Then what could be better than watching these amazing thrilling shows of 2023?

Thrillers are so engrossing and captivating that you can’t even take your eyes off their anticipated storylines and heightened feelings of suspense. Moreover, it tends to switch on the part of your brain that is normally not stimulated with the maximum level of adrenaline rush.

These kinds of genres often include a mind-blowing story with some heavily wicked characters and obviously some confusing tension of what will happen next? So grab your hot chocolate, make yourself comfortable on your cozy couch, and enjoy these 15 top-rated thrillers of 2023. 

Mask Girl: Season 1

Rating: 7.3/10

Genre: Black Comedy, Crime, Thriller 

Star cast: Nana, Go Hyun-jung, Ahn Jae-hong, Yeom Hye-ran and  others 

Mask Girl | Official Trailer | Netflix

Directed by Kim-young hoon, Mask Girl is a Netflix original series with 7 heavy crime-based episodes, which is just perfect to wrap up in a weekend. The story revolves around a corporate worker, Mo Mi. After her work, MoMi lives a life no one will think about, being extremely conscious about her looks. She goes online at night as a Broadcaster, hiding her face behind a mask as a Broadcast Jockey, and is caught up in an expected situation.

Bodies: Season 1

Rating: 7.4/19

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Star cast: Amaka Okafor, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Stephen Graham, Kyle Soller and others

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This is a popular British crime thriller that is currently one of the most viewed shows on Netflix. It is based on the DC comic and graphic novel known as “Bodies,” which was written by none other than Si Spenser. The series is about a murder case that took place in Whitechapel, and four detectives were assigned for the purpose of investigation. However, those four detectives were investigating the same murder case but in four different time periods. If you love to watch thriller series, this one is perfect for you.

Black Mirror: Season 6

Rating: 8.7/10

Genre: Anthology, Dystopia, Thriller, Science fiction

Star cast: Jesse Plemons, Cristin Milioti, Jimmi Simpson and others

Black Mirror
Credits: Netflix

Created by Charlie Brooker, this is among the most-watched British anthology web shows that portrays a dystopian tale with some great essence of sci-fi technologies. Moreover, this TV show is closely based on ‘The Twilight Zone’, and most of the parts have been penned by the creator himself. The 6th season got itself released back in the month of June, 2023, and the whole season was dystopian with unhappy endings. The official Netflix synopsis reads, “In an abstrusely dystopian future, several individuals grapple with the manipulative effects of cutting edge technology in their personal lives and behaviours”.

Thursday’s Widows

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Rating: 6.3/10 

Star cast: Omar Chaparro, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Irene Azuela and others 

Thursday's Widows - Trailer (Official) | Netflix

The Spanish thriller, set in 2001 Argentina, narrates a thrilling story of a girl named Teresa who found her husband and his two best friends dead in the lavish community where they live. As the truth comes to light, so will dark secrets. The show mainly focuses on the crimes committed and certain hidden secrets of the wealthy families and has a lot of psychological drama, which is surely going to make you feel the real thrill. 

Dear Child

Rating: 7.5/10

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Star cast: Kim Riedle, Sammy Schrein, Naila Schuberth, Hans Löw and others 

Dear Child

If you are scrolling through your Netflix account and looking for a mysterious criminal drama, then ‘Dear Child’, directed by Isabel Kleefeld and Julian Porksen, is the best one to binge-watch. This particular story is all about how Lina was surviving in a completely regimented house with her two children, Hannah and Jonathan. The story then takes a mysterious turn when Lina tries to escape from that house, and she meets with a hilarious car accident. Fortunately, when her parents arrived at the hospital, she got to know the dark truth behind the story of the disappearance of her daughter, which had been a secret for almost 13 years. If you have enjoyed the ‘Dark’ series, then this mini series is just for you. 


Rating: 6.3/10

Genre: Crime drama, Psychological thriller 

Star cast: Jenna Coleman, Oliver Jackson Cohen, Ashley Benson and others 

Wilderness - Official Trailer | Prime Video

The British psychological thriller, “Wilderness,” is one of the excellent works done by So Yong Kim. The mini-series revolves around a sadistic love story that soon turns into painful heartbreak followed by revenge and fury. This show has been praised for its amazing execution and slowly developing plots, and now it’s one of the trending shows on Amazon Prime Video.

The Other Black Girl

Rating: 6.8/10

Genre: Comedy-drama, Horror, Thriller

Star cast: Sinclair Daniel, Ashleigh Murray, Brittany Adebumola and others 

This one is an American comedy-drama with lots of thrilling scenes and a mysterious storyline. The show portrays the character of “Nella”, an editorial assistant, and she was the only black girl working in the company. After Hazel-May McCall joined the company, Nella found herself exposed to several hidden truths about Wagner’s disturbing history. Moreover, the story is based on a true incident of Harris’ who also used to work as an editor, and addresses various forms of racism in the corporate world.

The Last of Us

Rating: 8.8/10

Genre: Thriller, Post-apocalyptic, Drama 

Star cast: Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, Nick Offerman and others 

The Last of Us
Credits: HBO

So, are you already done watching all the episodes of “The Last of Us,” which is among the millions of sci-fi drama series that have taken the world by storm. It has gained enough popularity in the history of television series. Moreover, in recent times, this TV series is also among the most-watched series in the history of HBO Max. According to the original synopsis, the story revolves around being tasked with escorting a teenager across a post-apocalyptic world. A dreaded smuggler joins hands with a young apprentice to fulfill the mission unscathed. 

Sleeping Dog

Rating: 6.4/10

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller 

Star cast: Max Riemelt, Luise Von Finckh, Carlo Ljubek and others 

Sleeping Dog - Trailer (Official) | Netflix

The very popular 2023 series presents an engrossing story of a dishonored police officer and an ambitious young prosecutor who opened a closed case, which sends them down a conspiracy rabbit hole. The audience can witness an intense thriller while watching this series, and there is no doubt that the intensity is maintained till the end. Hence, if you are looking for a crime thriller that offers both entertainment and mystery works, then “Sleeping Dog” is worth streaming. 

The Tailor (Season 3)

Rating: 6.2/10

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller 

Star cast: Çagatay Ulusoy, Salih Bademci, Sifanur Gül, Olgun Simsek and others 

The Tailor Season 3:
Credits: Instagram

The fans are having high expectations from this brand new season because both of the old seasons have taken the audiences by storm, and fans gave so much love and adoration to this series. The story follows a famous tailor who then begins to sew a beautiful wedding dress for his best friend’s fiancée. But later, the story ends up unfolding the dark secrets of all those three people. A true mind blogging and thrilling experience is waiting for you.


Rating: 6.5/10

Genre: Action, Dramedy, Thriller 

Star cast: Shelley Hennig, Nick Zano, Kimi Rutledge, Alyson Gorske and others 

Obliterated | Official Trailer | Netflix

The most awaited American Action series is now available on your Netflix screen. Created by Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald, the series contains 8 super-powerful episodes with a run time of 44–58 minutes each. The show follows the story of a special force who has recently defeated a deadly plot in Sin City and the parties. But when the real threat emerges, they must bounce back to save Las Vegas. 


Rating: 6.2/10

Genre: Action thriller 

Star cast: Jeon Jong-seo, Kim Ji-hoon, PARK YU RIM, Shin Sehwi and others 

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This South Korean action thriller is almost a 93-minute watch and follows the story of an ex-bodyguard who was then out to take sweet revenge for her best friend’s life, whose life was unfortunately cut short. Moreover, the movie explores the various essences of female friendship, and also has heroic action scenes with a fantastic storyline. According to critics, Ballerina is one of the best films and is already the most-watched film that was released in 2023. 

Black Book

Rating: 5.6/10

Genre: War, Thriller, Drama

Star cast: Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ade Laoye, Sam Dede and others

Black book

The new Nigerian film by Editi Effiong, which stars Richard Mofe-Damijo as the main character, has gained a lot of popularity and made him an overnight star for portraying a perfect role as a protagonist. This is a story of justice where Paul Edima will set a path to revenge for whatever corrupt plotting happened against his son. Moreover, Richard Mofe-Damijo, as Paul Edima, plays an excellent character with a perfect blend of torment and anger and successfully delivers a horrifying performance in the movie. 

Love & Death

Rating: 7.5/10

Genre: Biographical drama, Crime

Star cast: Elizabeth Olsen, Lily Rabe, Jesse Plemons and others 

Love & Death | Official Trailer | Warner Bros. Entertainment

Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and Clark Johnson, this mini-television series is an American drama based on the true story of Candy Montgomery. The show revolves around the prototypical life of Montgomery, who was then living as a housewife in the late 1970s. Afterward, it showcases two couples leading peaceful and happy lives in a small Texas Town. However, an extramarital affair tragically alters the course of their lives.

Sister Death

Rating: 5.7/10

Genre: Supernatural, Horror 

Star cast: Almudena Amor, Aria Bedmar, Daniela Casas, Consuelo Trujillo and others

Sister Death
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This is a Spanish supernatural horror film based on the prequel version of the 2017 film Verónica. This extraordinary piece of art is directed by none other than Paco Plaza, and it has already premiered in the 56th Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, held on 5th October 2023. The following story is based on the consequences of a civil war where an inexperienced nun with some sort of supernatural power joins a convent school, and she ends up solving the skein of secrets related to the convent that haunts its inhabitants.