The best thriller movies to watch on Netflix in January 2024

Best Thriller movies on Netflix

Thriller movies are like a shot of adrenaline making one’s heart race in anticipation of what is to come. Netflix has some of the best thriller movies to watch, which are often overlooked.

From the post-apocalyptic thriller of ‘Bird Box’ to the small-town mystery of ‘Where the Crawdads Sing,’ Netflix has a collection of some exceptional thriller movies for one to watch on a movie night with family, friends, or alone.

Check out the lineup for January 2024!

Fair Play

Fair Play

Fair Play is a psychological thriller movie starring Phoebe Dynevor, Alden Ehrenreich, and Eddie Marsan. Analysts, Emily Meyers and Luke Edmunds who work at the same company fall in love and secretly get engaged but soon a rift starts between the couple when a promotion that was supposed to fall in Luke’s lap is instead given to Emily which injures Luke’s ego.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things

i'm thinking of ending things | a film by Charlie Kaufman | Official Trailer | Netflix

I’m Thinking of Ending Things is a psychological thriller movie starring Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, and Toni Collette. A young woman is contemplating breaking up with her boyfriend after two months of relationship when he brings her to meet his parents. When she visits his house, she finds inconsistencies, events, and suspicious photos that alert her that something is wrong.

Bird Box

bird box

Bird Box is a post-apocalyptic horror thriller movie starring Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, and Danielle Macdonald. In a world where a demonic or alien entity has caused mayhem by making people take their own lives and the only way to avoid it is to blindfold oneself, Malorie with her two 5-year-old children decides to travel by boat to a secret place for survival.

His House

HIS HOUSE | Official Trailer | Netflix

His House is a horror thriller movie starring Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu, and Matt Smith. Bol and Rial, a refugee couple from South Sudan, seek asylum in Britain and are granted a probationary one with strict requirements. Hopeful of their future, the couple try to restart their life but soon start seeing their daughter, Nyagak who had died during their journey to Britain.

Where the Crawdads Sing

where the crawdads sing

Where the Crawdads Sing is a thriller mystery drama starring Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, and Harris Dickinson. Kya is known as the marsh girl who lives alone and uncivilized after her whole family abandons their home. But when the town’s most popular boy, Chase Andrews is found dead in the marsh, the whole town accuses Kya of the crime.


MISSING - Official Trailer (HD)

Missing is a mystery thriller movie starring Storm Reid, Joaquim de Almeida, and Ken Leung. Allen, like any other teenager, is annoyed with her mother’s habit of micromanaging her life and is happy to let loose and party for a few days as her mother leaves on a vacation to Columbia with her boyfriend, Kevin. But when on the given date, the couple doesn’t return and the police investigation turns up cold, Allen decides to conduct her investigation by cracking into Kevin’s emails, whom she suspects.

Good Time

Good Time | Official Trailer HD | A24

Good Time is a crime thriller movie starring Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, and Buddy Duress. Brothers Connie and Nick Nikas, rob a bank together but end up crashing their car after which Nick is arrested and then further beaten up in prison, landing him in the hospital. Desperate to rescue his brother, Connie goes to the hospital but instead brings back another criminal, Ray who was also injured after a robbery attempt at an amusement park.

The Hateful Eight

The Hateful Eight

The Hateful Eight is a Western mystery thriller movie starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Two bounty hunters, Major Marquis Warren and John Ruth with his prisoner Daisy Domergue coincidentally travel together to Minnie’s Haberdashery to escape the ongoing blizzard. They meet another man called Chris Mannix on their way, who is the new sheriff in town. But upon reaching the lodge they find the owners missing and only a mysterious stranger in their place who claims to be looking after the property.


MA - Official Trailer

Ma is a psychological horror and thriller movie starring Octavia Spencer, Juliette Lewis, and Diana Silvers. High school student Maggie Thompson relocates to her mother’s hometown in Ohio. There she befriends local teenagers and gets acquainted with Sue Ann “Ma” Ellington, a veterinary nurse who starts inviting the teenagers to her house. But when Maggie starts suspecting Ma of stealing their jewelry and is disturbed by Ma’s growing obsession with them, things start to take a dark turn.

The Silencing

The Silencing (2020) | Official Trailer | Screen Bites

The Silencing is an action thriller movie starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Annabelle Wallis, and Zahn McClarnon. Rayburn Swanson is the owner of Grace Swanson Sanctuary and focuses on its surveillance to prevent any hunter from breaking in. When a young girl’s body turns up, the local sheriff, Alice invites Rayburn for identification as his daughter went missing years ago and was still to be found. Soon, a hunter starts prowling near Rayburn’s sanctuary and unusually attacks his victims with a spear.


OLDBOY - Official Trailer

Oldboy is an action thriller movie starring Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, and Kang Hye-jung. Oh Dae-su, a businessman is mysteriously kidnapped and kept captive for 15 years in a closed room, where through television he initially finds out that his wife was murdered and the police suspect him to be on the run. After 15 years, when Dae-su is released, he sets out to find his kidnappers and exact revenge.

Leave the World Behind

‘Leave The World Behind’

Leave the World Behind is an apocalyptic thriller movie starring Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, and Ethan Hawke. Amanda Sanford, her husband, son, and daughter take a weekend trip down to a rental beach house. One day into their vacation, they find out that wifi and TV are not working anymore, the deer outside have started acting strange, and mysterious drones are throwing leaflets in Arabic.

I Came By

I Came By | Official Trailer | Netflix

I Came By is a crime thriller movie starring George MacKay, Percelle Ascott, and Kelly Macdonald. Toby Nealey, a young graffiti artist used the words ‘I Came By’ to scare upper-class hypocrites but when he targets a retired High Court judge, he finds that the judge has imprisoned a man in his basement. Desperate to voice out the truth, Toby decides to inform the police as well as rescue the prisoner.

Locked In

Locked In | Official Trailer | Netflix

Locked In is a psychological thriller movie starring Famke Janssen, Rose Williams, and Alex Hassell. Katherine detests her stepson, Jamie, who became the sole inheritor of her husband’s wealth, deteriorating their relationship. When Jamie marries Lina, his caregiver, Katherine’s dissatisfaction grows prompting her to alienate Lina. Lina soon gets romantically involved with Jamie’s doctor, Robert who has sinister thoughts.

I Care A Lot

I Care A Lot

I Care A Lot is a black comedy thriller movie starring Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage, and Eiza González. Marla Grayson makes her career as a con artist who portrays an owner of assisted living and takes guardianship of elders who can’t take care of themselves only to bring them back and sell off their assets and possessions. But when a new elderly she sedates and takes in, turns out to be the mother of a crime lord, Roman Lunyov, her operation is threatened to be uncovered.