Critics’ Picks for the 30 Best Thriller Films on Netflix
Thrillers have produced some of cinema’s most memorable moments and have left countless audiences with their hearts pounding.
According to MetaCritic, the best thrillers streaming on Netflix right now are listed below.
The success of a thriller—more than other genres—can be judged on whether or not it keeps you on the “edge of your seat,” according to Robert McLaughlin, a film distribution specialist at Birmingham City University in the United Kingdom.
“Whether it’s going back to the 1980s to see what Glen Close will do in Fatal Attraction or to the 1990s to see what Brad Pitt would find in the box at the end of Seven, the tense nail-biting notion of wanting to know but not wanting to look holds so much appeal to an audience, and the best, tightest thrillers are there to do that,” says Alfred Hitchcock.
Take a look at the critics’ picks for the best thrillers on Netflix.
1h 59m Pan’s Labyrinth (R) 2006
A woman meets the faun Pan, who asks her to complete three tasks in this Spanish-Mexican dark thriller.
“Pan’s Labyrinth is Alice in Wonderland for grown-ups, with the horrors of both life and fantasy mixed together into an extraordinary, spellbinding fable,” according to the Rotten Tomatoes critic consensus.
3h 30m The Irishman (R) 2019
The Irishman, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, is an epic thriller that tells the true story of a mafia hitman through the ages.
“An epic gangster drama that deserves its extended runtime, The Irishman finds Martin Scorsese revisiting familiar themes to poignant, amusing, and profound effect,” says Rotten Tomatoes.
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Luke Jackson (Paul Newman) finds himself in a prison camp, where he finds himself on the wrong side of the sadistic warden.
“Though hampered by Stuart Rosenberg’s direction, Cool Hand Luke is kept aloft by a stellar script and one of Paul Newman’s most indelible performances,” according to the Rotten Tomatoes critic consensus.
2019 2h 15m Uncut Gems (R)
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