15 Thrillers You Can Stream Right Now That Will Keep You on the Edge of Your Seat

Source: Apple TV+

Around here, we are definitely not strangers to finishing an entire season in one weekend (who am I kidding? One day), but when the best thrillers to stream are available on our favorite platforms, all bets are off.

I have to admit: I am a total scaredy-cat, so I don’t seek out creepy vibes often, but when I do, I can’t bring myself to look away no matter how afraid of the dark I know I’ll be after watching. More times than I can count, my fiancé has suggested a thriller, and I have quickly responded with “You’ll have to watch that without me.” Of course, when he does, I end up continuously peeking into the living room to see the TV and asking him “What just happened?” when I miss a scene. I’d rather not make up the details in my head, you know?

If you’re like me and you can’t look away even when you want to or if you don’t at all mind challenging your sanity, scaring your dog, and sleeping with the lights on, these are some of the best thrillers to stream right now.


1. Missing

Where to Stream: Netflix

Length: 1 hour 50 minutes

When her mother disappears while on vacation in Colombia with her new boyfriend, June starts searching for answers. Using the latest technology she can get her hands on, June digs deep, but she is only finding more secrets and unanswered questions. Even though she is discovering that she might not know anything about her mom after all, she jumps through international red tape to try to find her before it’s too late.


2. Luckiest Girl Alive

Where to Stream: Netflix

Length: 1 hour 55 minutes

This mystery thriller movie starring Mila Kunis is based on Jessica Knoll’s novel of the same name. It follows Ani, a New York City-based writer, who has a seemingly perfect life—as long as she can hold herself together. When a true-crime documentary forces her to confront her high school history, her life unravels and she struggles to prove her innocence.


3. The Mule

Where to Stream: Netflix

Length: 1 hour 56 minutes

In this sentimental thriller starring Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper, Earl Stone (Eastwood) is an 80-year-old man who is broke and facing foreclosures on his business.  When he is offered a job to drive, he takes it not knowing that it’s for a Mexican drug cartel, but he does so well that they end up increasing his supply. His issues with money become a thing of the past, but a DEA agent has eyes on him and his past mistakes start to get in his way while he tries to escape law enforcement.


4. The Mother

Where to Stream: Netflix

Length: 1 hour 57 minutes

Jennifer Lopez stars in The Mother as a military-trained assassin who comes out of hiding to protect the daughter she was forced to give up at birth. This action and thriller movie is an “exhilarating and emotional rollercoaster ride” according to reviewers, that rides the fine line between justice and vengeance and right and wrong as Lopez’s character makes morally-ambiguous sacrifices for love.


5. Brazen

Where to Stream: Netflix

Length: 1 hour 36 minutes

Based on a novel by bestselling author Nora Roberts, Alyssa Milano and Sam Page (heart eyes for both of them) star in Brazen, which follows a mystery writer’s attempt to solve the murder of her sister. Since she has mystery-solving instincts of her own, she chooses to ignore the detective on the case and get involved. What follows is secrets, danger, and, of course, a little romance. 


6. Knock at the Cabin

Where to Stream: Peacock

Length: 1 hour 40 minutes

This apocalyptic psychological horror movie has a typical scary-movie storyline: a family vacation gone wrong, but don’t underestimate it. Based on Paul Tremblay’s book, The Cabin at the End of the World, this movie is about a young girl and her parents who are taken hostage by four armed strangers. The strangers demand that the family makes a choice to avert the apocalypse.


7. The 355

Where to Stream: Peacock

Length: 2 hours 4 minutes

This is the story of women on a mission to save the world. Can I get a high-five? I love the sound of that. A CIA agent joins forces with three international agents on a mission to retrieve a top-secret weapon that fell into the wrong hands. As they embark on this journey together, they must stay one step ahead of a mysterious woman who is tracking their every move.


8. Sharper

Where to Stream: Apple TV+

Length: 1 hour 56 minutes 

More money, more problems. Sharper is a crime thriller movie about a con artist who takes on the billionaires of New York City. This movie will keep you guessing until the end as plot twists, high-stakes power games, and conniving moves for money reveal that no one is really who they say they are.


9. Love and Death

Where to Stream: Amazon Prime Video and HBO Max

Length: 7-episode mini-series

This drama-thriller tells the true story of Candy and Pat Montgomery and Betty and Allan Gore—two churchgoing couples in Texas. Their easy-going, small-town life takes a turn after Candy has an affair with Allan and soon after, Betty is found dead. This mini-series examines the truth behind why Candy killed Betty with an ax and what happened next.


10. The Night Agent

Where to Stream: Netflix

Number of Seasons: 1

Peter Sutherland has one job in the white house: Answer a phone that hardly ever rings. But when it does, Rose Larkin, the girl on the other end of the phone is in trouble. This one phone call (and Rose) put him smack dab in the middle of a deadly conspiracy involving a mole at the White House. With a lot of action and a little bit of romance, this show will keep you on the edge of your seat.


11. The Endgame

Where to Stream: Hulu and Peacock

Number of Seasons: 1

Two badass women (one an arms dealer who coordinates robberies and the other a relentless FBI agent) go head to head in one of the newest thrillers to streaming. As Elena, the arms dealer, plans seven bank robberies across New York City for an unknown reason, Val, the FBI agent, vows to take her down by using clues from her complicated past. If you watched The Blacklist or Blindspot, the plot has similarities to both, so it already has loyal fans even after just a few episodes.


12. The Clearing

Where to Stream: Hulu

Number of Seasons: 1

This eight-part psychological thriller series is based on JP Pomare’s novel, In The Clearing, which draws inspiration from a real-life Australian cult. In order to grow the cult, cult leader Adrienne and two other women forge adoptions and kidnap children under total secrecy near Victoria, Australia.


13. Saint X

Where to Stream: Hulu

Number of Seasons: 1

This psychological drama thriller series centers around a young woman’s mysterious death while on a Caribbean vacation. Years later, her surviving sister is pulled into a dangerous pursuit of the truth. Told between multiple timelines, this series is all anyone has been able to talk about since its premiere in April.


14. The Last Thing He Told Me

Where to Stream: Apple TV+

Number of Seasons: 1

When Hannah’s (Jennifer Garner) husband goes mysteriously missing, he leaves her and his 16-year-old daughter, Bailey, behind. Based on the novel of the same name by Laura Dave, this story follows Hannah and Bailey’s unexpected relationship and their search for Owen.


15. Home Before Dark

Where to Stream: Apple TV+

Number of Seasons: 2

Based on the real life of a young detective and journalist named Hilde Lysiak, Home Before Dark is about Hilde’s discovery of an old case of a missing boy in her new town. After moving from Brooklyn, New York to her Dad’s hometown, Hilde learns that her dad actually was close friends with this young boy and was there when he was kidnapped. Desperate for the truth and unphased by the adults telling her to stop prying, Hilde joins with other kids in town who want to help her solve the case. There are two seasons out now on Apple TV, and we are not-so-patiently waiting to hear if it is being renewed for a third.


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