Best Thriller And Horror Movies On Netflix That Are Edge-Of-Your-Seat Good

Sometimes searching for the best thriller or horror movies that offer true suspense can be challenging, but Netflix has the answer. Some of the best horror and thriller movies on Netflix aren't always suspenseful; The Hole is a great throwback to '80s teenage thrillers, but it's not likely to put any adults on the edge of their seat. This list focuses on only the best horror and thriller movies that Netflix has to offer, that will provide subscribers true suspense.


Madeline Stowe gives a brilliant performance in this psychological thriller. Stowe plays a blind woman that receives a transplant that enables her to see, but she is soon stalked by a serial killer that preys on people who've received transplants.

The Uninvited

Though this story won't offer genre fans anything they haven't seen before, it is still a well-crafted ghost story that is a nice blend of thriller and horror. The film offers chilling visions and at times it is truly terrifying.


Hush is one of the best horror and thriller movies on Netflix. The plot is original and eerie, and the story builds to an incredible and unnerving climax. A deaf woman lives by herself in seclusion, but she is soon stalked by a killer in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.

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The Relic

This is one of the best sci-fi horror movies on Netflix, and thanks to a strong performance from Penelope Ann Miller, The Relic provides moments of true terror.

The Den

The Den brilliantly blends modern technology into this chilling tale. The New York Times describes one of the best thriller movies on Netflix.

"Almost every image in this movie — from webcams, websites and laptop cameras — appears on a monitor. Scenes pulse with the Internet's speed and sprawl, aided by clever editing that pops. The effect is insular, off-putting and disconcertingly familiar."

Housebound is a unique ghost story that is masterfully told. This supernatural thriller offers some much needed dark humor in between all of the scares.

The Houses October Built

Though the found-footage horror genre has been done to death, The Houses October Built found a way to make this thriller original. A group of friends take a road trip to discover the scariest Halloween attractions, and they get more than they bargained for. What makes this one of the best horror movies on Netflix is that it feels more like a documentary, rather than a found-footage flick, and this makes the story even more terrifying.

Curse of Chucky

The Child's Play movies frequently offer more comedy than horror, but this latest installment in the franchise is often considered the scariest of them all. Set in a creepy large house, there are times that this film feels like a ghost-story thriller, which sets it apart from other Chucky flicks. The suspense builds masterfully throughout the film, and it is certain to leave Netflix audiences on the edge of their seat.


This is the movie that put Steven Spielberg on the map! Some consider it a horror film, others consider it a thriller, but regardless of how you want to categorize this picture — Jaws is one of the greatest films ever made. It won three Academy Awards for Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Sound, and it was nominated for Best Picture. The late and iconic Roger Ebert describes one of the best movies on Netflix.

"Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws' is a sensationally effective action picture, a scary thriller that works all the better because it's populated with characters that have been developed into human beings we get to know and care about. It's a film that's as frightening as 'The Exorcist,' and yet it's a nicer kind of fright, somehow more fun because we're being scared by an outdoor-adventure saga instead of by a brimstone-and-vomit devil…It has the necessary amount of blood and guts to work -- but none extra. And it's one he** of a good story, brilliantly told."
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From Blink to Jaws, Netflix has some of the best thriller and horror movies that will offer subscribers true terror and suspense.

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