25 Best Crime/Thriller Movies to Watch on Netflix & More

Best crime movies

Movies are the perfect form of entertainment when you are staying at home or planning a day with your friends or family. People who love to watch movies are surely bound to appreciate the crime thriller genre. If you want to have an adrenaline pumping experience and have your mind blown off, you should definitely catch up on some great thrillers online.

With online streaming websites like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Hotstar and so many more, you have hundreds of thrillers that you can watch from the comfort of your home. If you do not know which movies to pick and invest your time on, we have a few great options for you.

Do not miss out on these great entertainment options.

Check out these best crime and thriller movies to watch online on Netflix, Prime, Hulu And Many More:

Netflix

Netflix has a combination of classic and recent thriller movies that will blow your mind. Apart from classic horror thrillers like Bird Box, Hush, etc, you will find several gems in the crime thriller genre as well.

They have both original movies and a collection of Hollywood classics. Check out these uncommon thrillers on Netflix for your next movie night.

Wheelman

Wheelman

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Wheelman is a Netflix original action thriller that was released in 2017. It stars Frank Grillo, Shea Whigham, Garret Dillahunt and Caitlin Carmichael. Although this movie is not very popular or publicized, it is a gem of film making that you must watch. It is a high speed chase of thrill and risks that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the whole run time.

Frank Grillo stars as a getaway driver whose car is the setting for most of the movie. He interacts with his family on the phone and comes across the scene of a bank robbery. His car is hijacked by the goons and led on to a fast paced chase. The movie picks up pace with the pace of his car and takes you on a thrilling journey of a lifetime.


Moon

Moon

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Moon is a combination of genres, including science fiction, thriller and horror. It stars Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott, Benedict Wong, Kaya Scodelario, etc. It tells the story of Sam Bell, a man on a solitary journey who experiences personal challenges. He has a robot companion named GERTY, who has been voiced by Spacey.

Sam has spent three years of his life on the far side of the moon, where he has been working to mine helium-3, a valuable element for earth. As his time there nears an end, he dreams about going home and getting to see his daughter. However, he soon realizes that some strange occurrences have been going on in his base and has to deal with the situations before he can find any peace.


The Lovely Bones

The-Lovely-Bones

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The Lovely Bones is a 2009 supernatural thriller and drama movie that stars Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon, Rachel Weisz, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli and Saoirse Ronan. It is based on the 2002 novel of the same name by Alice Sebold and follows a young girl who is murdered but cannot seem to leave the mortal world completely.

Susie Salmon is a teenager who is brutally murdered by her neighbor after being taken to a secret underground bunker. She is stuck in the in-between after her death and can watch over her family from there. As she tries to track down her killer, she watches her family slowly dealing with her loss and getting on with their lives. The movie has a perfect mixture of thrill and emotions to make for an eerie atmosphere.


Gone Girl

Gone Girl

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Gone Girl is a psychological thriller based on the novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn. It stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry and Neil Patrick Harris. The movie is based in Missouri and follows the mysterious disappearance of a woman, after which all hell breaks loose in the lives of the people around her.

Amy Dunne disappears on the day of her fifth marriage anniversary. As she was the subject of a famous book Amazing Amy by her parents, this incident attracts wide media attention. Her husband Nick Dunne is accused of having a hand in the tragedy, after his apathetic stance in front of the media and inability to behave appropriately in this tragic time. But as the story progresses, it becomes apparent that all is not as it should be. And Nick is left to wonder whether he knew his wife after all.

Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler

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Nightcrawler is a Hollywood thriller film starring jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Paxton, Rene Russo and Riz Ahmed. It explores the themes of unethical journalism and showcases the crime scene in Los Angeles. The movie was directed by Dan Gilroy and has received widespread critical recognition.

Louis Bloom is a complicated man who becomes involved in a strange profession. After being involved with a bunch of freelance camera crews at the site of a car accident, he takes to the streets of LA late at night to film violent crimes and events, like accidents, fires, murders, and the like. He then sells his footage to local TV channels for profit. What starts out as a business soon takes over his life and tests his capability to remain just a bystander in these situations.

Thumper

Thumper

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Thumper is a crime thriller starring Eliza Taylor, Pablo Schreiber, Lena Headey, Ben Feldman and Daniel Webber. It is set against the backdrop of the underground drug ring in an American town and its run-ins with the law enforcement officials. Both the sides of the law have their own perspective in the movie, leaving the viewers to pick a side to empathize with.

Kat Carter is a mysterious new resident of the town who befriends her classmate Beaver. They are living in a community riddled with drug problems and Kat attracts the attention of a local drug lord Wyatt Rivers, while she is also trying to cover up a deep secret of her own. Meanwhile, a police handler is working to bring the drug trade down and make the town safe again.

Cold in July

Cold in July

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This American independent crime drama was released in 2014 and stars Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and Don Johnson. It is based on the novel of the same name by Joe R. Lansdale. The movie is set in a small town in Texas during the 1980s. It combines revenge, thrill, mystery and crime under the same umbrella and is an extremely compelling film.

After Richard Dane accidentally shoots an intruder to death in his house, he is stalked and threatened by the victim’s father Ben Russell. Ben threatens to harm his son Jordon and even breaks into their house. But soon Richard realizes that the man he killed is not Fred Russell, Ben’s soon. Then the two men, accompanied by a private detective named Jim Bob Luke, set out on a journey to uncover the events surrounding Fred’s death or disappearance.

Small Crimes

Small Crimes

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This Netflix original crime drama has been adapted from the novel of the same name by Dave Zeltserman. It stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, popularly known for playing Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones, along with Gary Cole, Macon Blair, Molly Parker, Jacki Weaver, Pal Healy and Robert Forster. The story is based on an ex-cop and his constant struggle with his worst instincts.

Joe Denton is jailed for six years after attempted murder of district attorney Phil Coakley, which he committed while he was on the mob’s payroll. After being released, he moves in with his parents and tries to contact his ex wife and kids. Soon he is involved in another shady attack in car, following which his old corrupt ways come knocking at his door. He has to choose between going straight and resorting to his criminal instincts.

Shimmer Lake

Shimmer Lake

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This 2017 American crime thriller stars Benjamin Walker, Rainn Wilson, Wyatt Russell, Adam Pally, Ron Livingston, John Michael Higgins, Rob Corddry and Stephanie Sigman. It is a Netflix original and depicts high octane action mystery and crime sequences, including bank robbery, assault and murder.

Zeke Sikes is a sheriff in a small town who is called on to investigate a bank robbery. Incidentally, the robbery involves his two former friends and brother. The story has been narrated in reverse of the time sequence. While murders and disappearances follow, Sikes is left to get to the bottom of the mystery on his own.

The Commuter

The Commuter

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The Commuter is a 2018 action thriller starring Liam Neeson, Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Sam Neill and Jonathan Banks. It is a fast paced action movie that depicts the experience of an ex cop when he is involuntarily involved in a murder conspiracy after coming across a mysterious woman on a train.

Michael MacCauley is an Irish-American insurance agent who was previously in the NYPD. He has a wife and teenaged son, from whom he hides the fact that he has been fired from his new job too. While commuting on the Hudson Line, he meets a woman named Joanna who claims to be a student of human behavior. She asks him to observe the passengers in the coach and find out who is Prynne, telling him that the person is carrying something stolen. Michael is offered money to do the job and he reluctantly gets sucked into a huge conspiracy involving the FBI.

Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water

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Hell or High Water is a neo-noir American crime thriller directed by David Mackenzie and scripted by Taylor Sheridan. It stars Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges and Gil Birmingham. The film follows the story of two brothers who rob banks together to raise money to save their family ranch, while two Texas Rangers are hot on their trail.

Toby is a father struggling to repay his debts and his brother Tanner is a wild ex-con. Together they rob a series of banks to pay for their family ranch. An elderly sheriff is asked to catch the culprits but he is hindered by the lack of cooperation of the locals who have bitter feelings towards the banks. As the brothers try to save their ranch and the cop tries to do his job, the action mounts, leading to a final confrontation.

Solace

Solace

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Solace is a 2015 American thriller starring Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, Abbie Cornish and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The movie, originally touted as a sequel to the classic crime thriller Se7en, finally emerged as an independent film. It is based on a psychic doctor who helps the FBI to find a serial killer on the loose.

John Clancy is a psychic doctor who works with friend and FBI special agent Joe Merriweather to catch Charles Ambrose, a notorious serial killer who has been murdering people with terminal illnesses. Clancy soon realizes that the killer has some gifts of his own and goes on to confront him, after which he has some introspection of his own to deal with.

Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime has a great collection of Hollywood crime thrillers and murder mysteries that will make a boring day at home far more interesting. Check out these heart-racing mysteries and thrillers on the Prime Video service.

Bent

Bent

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Bent is a 2018 American crime thriller based on a novel called Deadly Codes by JP O’Donnell. It stars Karl Urban, Andy Garcia and Sofia Vergara. It follows the story of a narcotics detective who is on a mission to clear his name and find the real culprit after he is framed for a crime he did not commit.

Danny Gallagher has just been released from prison, after which he sets out on a journey to find out who framed him and killed his partner. During his search, he comes across a gorgeous government agent called Rebecca and meets his old mentor Jimmy Murtha, a retired cop who is strictly against corruption. While executing his mission, Jimmy also has to find out whether Rebecca and Jimmy are his allies or are working secretly to undermine him.

Braven

Braven

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Braven is a Canadian action thriller movie that was released in 2018. It stars our very own Aquaman Jason Momoa, along with Garret Dillahunt, Jill Wagner, Stephen Lang and Brendan Fletcher. The story has all the elements of a good old thriller, a remote cabin, drug trade, guns and tons of action.

Joe Braven is a loving father and owner of a logging company who lives with his father Linden, wife Stephanie and daughter Charlotte. As Linden is suffering from dementia, Joe and Charlotte go with him to their family cabin to spend some quality time. But he is unaware that a co-worker has been using the cabin as cocaine storage. This leads to an attack by armed mercenaries and Joe has to defend his family from the imminent threat.

Hotstar

Hotstar offers you a plethora of great crime, psychological and mystery thrillers that you can stream at HD quality. Check out the following best thrillers on Hotstar for your next movie night.

The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

This 2004 American science fiction thriller can be streamed on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hotstar in the United States but is available only on Hotstar for the rest of the world. It stars Ashton Kutcher and Amy Smart in the lead roles. The movie is based on a theory called the butterfly effect, which states that even small initial differences lead to major consequences over a period of time.

Even Treborn is a 20 year old college student who discovers he has the ability to travel back in time and inhabit the body of his younger self. Any change he makes in the past affects his future, as well as the life of his childhood sweetheart Kayleigh, her brother Tommy and their neighbor Lenny. He tries to repair his childhood which was full of traumas but soon realizes that any small action can lead to a huge change in the future.

Kidnap

Kidnap

Kidnap is a 2017 American thriller film starring Halle Berry, Sage Correa, Lew Temple and Chris McGinn. The movie features a kidnapping and the events that follow it. A mother is driven to find her son after he is taken from a vehicle while she was tailing them. This is Halle Berry’s second kidnapping thriller after The Call.

Karla Dyson is a waitress at a diner who is also a single mother to a six year old son Frankie. While visiting a local carnival, Karla’s attention is diverted by the call of her lawyer, who informs her about a custody battle with her husband. Meanwhile, an unknown woman drags her son into a car and takes off with him. Karla follows the car into a high speed chase in a desperate bid to bring her son back to safety.

Good Time

Good Time

Good Time is a 2017 American crime thriller starring Robert Pattinson, Ben Safdie, Barkhad Abdi, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Buddy Duress. It is available on Netflix (in the United States) and Hotstar. The movie stars Pattinson as a criminal on the run with his brother.

Connie Nikas takes his developmentally challenged Brother Nick from a therapy session to rob a bank in New York City. After a dye pack explodes in their bag of money, they crash the car and flee the scene on foot. Nick panics when the police chase them and is arrested while Connie manages to escape. He convinces his girlfriend Corey to pay Nick’s bail amount but as the tables turn on him slowly, he is forced to make a tough decision that will affect his brother’s life.

Prisoners

Prisoners

Prisoners is a 2013 thriller movie that stars Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo and Paul Dano. It focuses on the abduction of two girls in Pennsylvania and how it affects their families and the community. It is director Denis Villeneuve’s first English language feature film.

Keller and Grace Dover are attending a Thanksgiving dinner with their kids Ralph and Anna at the house of their friends Franklin and Birch and their children Eliza and Joy. When Anna and Joy go missing and the police cannot find the culprits, Keller takes matters in his hands to get his daughter back and solve the string of murders and kidnappings.

Hulu

Hulu lets you stream hundreds of movies anytime and anywhere with a reasonable subscription amount. They also have a one month free trial period. So avail of the opportunity and catch the following thrillers on Hulu.

Destroyer

Destroyer

Destroyer is a 2018 crime thriller starring Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan, Toby Kebbell, Scoot McNairy, Tatiana Maslany and Bradley Whitford. The movie is based on the life on an undercover LAPD detective who hunts down the members of a criminal gang years after they blow her case.

Detective Erin Bell arrives on the scene of a murder of an unidentified victim, called John Doe, and makes a statement that she knows the murderer’s identity. Back at the police station, she receives a $100 bill with dye stains, which she confirms is from a bank robbery in California that happened many years before. Erin, who was undercover at that time, quickly deduces that the gang leader Silas is alive and goes about hunting him.

The Guilty

The Guilty

The Guilty is a 2018 Danish thriller that stars Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Omar Shargawi, Johan Olsen, and many more talented actors. It was widely acclaimed by critics and has won prestigious awards as well. It is now set to be remade in Hollywood with Jake Gyllenhaal.

Holm is a police officer in Copenhagen who has been assigned desk duty at a police dispatch center as he is under disciplinary review. He gets involved in a potential case of kidnapping and faces a difficult choice of disregarding the law while he attempts to save the life of a woman whose call he receives on the emergency line. Duty and survival come into conflict in this brilliant crime thriller.

Tubi

Tubi is an online streaming service based in California’s San Francisco. It has more than 12,000 movies that include all genres. The best part of Tubi is that it is completely free and you can watch movies even without signing in. Check out these thriller movies on Tubi TV.

Sinking Sand

Sinking Sand

Sinking Sand is a thriller starring Jenn Gotzon Chandler, Tom Clark, Zoe Myers, Kevin Sizemore, etc. It can be streamed for free on Tubi. The story is based on a couple and how their lives change after a crime throws everything off balance for them.

Brooke McHenry is married to a successful lawyer named Daniel whom she loves deeply. When a blackmailer tries to sabotage her husband’s flourishing career, she murders him to save his reputation. Now, the crime has to be covered up, which leads to a lot of stress on their regular life. Brooke has to sit back and watch her husband prosecuting an innocent man for the crime she committed.

Nowhere to Hide

Nowhere to Hide

Nowhere to Hide is a psychological thriller that was released in the United States in February 2018. It stars Judy Norton, Lauri Hendler, Vanessa Leigh, Colin Bird, Richard Anderson, etc. It is a depiction of human psychology and how it deals with unforeseen situations in life.

Tara Malone is a confused woman who has a history of mental illness in her family. Her mother had taken her life due to mental illness, which has left her to wonder if she is going down the same path. Some strange events occur in her life, after which she cannot perceive whether someone is manipulating her or is she slowly losing her mind.

Life in the Hole

Life in the Hole

Life in the Hole is a crime thriller directed by Tony Mendoza. It stars Cassandra Nuss, Lainee Rhodes, Lauren Jenna, Tabatha Wolfe and Dave Stout. The movie explores the world of kidnapping and child trafficking with many poignant characters who will touch your heart. It has the perfect combination of thrill and drama to enthrall the viewers.

A 9-year-old girl is kidnapped and taken to a warehouse in the middle of nowhere to be inducted into the sex trade. There, two rival prostitutes who had also been kidnapped and brought here earlier, take a liking and pity on the girl. They have to set aside their differences to help her escape that hell and not end up as a child sex slave to a monster.

Girl from Nowhere

Girl from Nowhere

Girl from Nowhere is a suspense thriller written and directed by Mark Jackson. It stars Tamryn Speirs, Scot Cooper and Christia Visser in the main roles. It is based on the theme of a road thriller which takes place while the characters are on a journey to or from somewhere.

Katherine and Hugh are a couple from Cape Town who are going to the mountainside for a romantic getaway. While they are on their journey to the mountains, they come across a young woman hitchhiker by the side of the road. They give a lift to the strange woman, Liza, and soon find out that she has a gun. Now they are left to discover whether Liza is harmful and how she is going to affect their plans for the trip.

Several more options of thrillers are available in the online streaming sites that you can access from home. Do not let any day be boring with these great options to spice up your free time.

Add all the above mentioned names to your bucket list and have a great time binge watching movies on the internet from the comfort of your couch.

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