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10 Best Netflix Mystery Thriller Series

Everyone’s addicted to mysteries and what better way to experience the thrill and chill but in the comfort of one’s home? Netflix offers a wide range of original shows that cater to everyone’s taste and it has a couple of mystery thriller flicks and series that will surely keep everyone at the edge of their seats.

From scary monsters to supernatural creatures, these Netflix original shows do not only boggle the mind but also keep one up all night. Here is a list of some of Netflix’s best mystery thriller shows for a Friday night spooky sleepover.

Hemlock Grove

Hemlock Grove Netflix Mystery Thriller

The show is set in a town in Pennsylvania where mysterious murders happen every now and then. A newcomer gypsy, Peter Rumancek, masks his true identity as a werewolf. On the other hand, Roman Godfrey, heir to the wealthy family, could be hiding a little dark secret. Together, they try to solve the mystery to stop the series of murders.

Based on the book by Brian McGreevy, Hemlock Grove currently has three seasons streaming on Netflix. The show is oozing with bloodthirsty scenes and flesh-hungry creatures that are not for the fainthearted.

Dark

Dark Netflix Mystery Thriller

The Dark series is the first-ever German-language original adapted on Netflix. In a small German town, two children went missing that led to an unsolved mystery of the past. It features time travel on a whole new different level as things begin to unfold. People begin to discover that events happen exactly the same 33 years after.

This thrilling yet spooky series tackles the concept of worm-hole, an idea involving linkages of disparate points in space-time, or in layman’s terms, a time-traveling portal hidden in a cave system beneath the town’s local nuclear power plant.

Black Mirror

Black Mirror Netflix Mystery Thriller

This anthology series features stand-alone stories of people in a futuristic setting. It explores the possibilities and consequences of the use and abuse of advanced technologies in human lives. Each story is unique and contains powerful messages that will either baffle the audience or leave them in awe.

The series offers five seasons of chilling dystopian narratives of diverse genres. One can choose which show they feel like watching or explore one that is outside their comfort zones. Either way, Black Mirror is an out-of-the-box feast for the eyes.

Sense8

Sense8 Netflix Mystery Thriller

Eight different people from different parts of the world connect and come together through one violent vision, and slowly they get to know another through thoughts and share their unique abilities to figure out how it is all possible. Their curiosity led from one problem to another as an organization tries to hunt them all down one by one.

Sense8 stars an international cast from different cities in the world, from United States, Germany, South Korea, Mumbai, London, Nairobi, and Reykjavik. The series is the first-ever television project of renowned filmmakers Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski together with J. Michael Straczynski.

Riverdale

Riverdale Netflix Mystery Thriller

The series follows the life of Archie Andrews and his friends as they navigate the world of high school, romance, family, and sex in the small town called Riverdale. The story begins when a mysterious murder happened and Archie and his friends get entangled in the situation. It turns out that the small town has more secrets than it appears to be.

Currently, the original series has 5 seasons. In February 2021, news renewing the series for a sixth season broke out and will premiere in November this year.

Kingdom

Kingdom Netflix Mystery Thriller

Set in the Joseon Dynasty, a mysterious plant that grows in the wild forest is known to bring back the dead. For years, this secret has been kept until one day, the king died and was resurrected to life, only as a living dead. The plague spread like wildfire in the entire kingdom and it is up to the Crown Prince to protect his people.

The much-awaited special episode Kingdom: Ashin of the North premiered on Netflix in July 24th and received positive reviews. The success of the franchise portends for a third season.

Stranger Things

Stranger Things Netflix Mystery Thriller

The sudden disappearance of a young boy shook the whole town of Hawkins, Indiana, and revealed a young girl with supernatural abilities. The story follows the mystifying adventures of four friends as they try to look for their missing friend in the ‘Upside Down’ and discover what monsters lurk in the dark.

The critical success of the Stranger Things franchise paved the way for three seasons. The upcoming fourth one is already planned out even before the release of the third season. Fans will be feasting their eyes in more Demogorgon madness.

A List

A List Netflix Mystery Thriller

A teenage girl goes to an idyllic camp and expects to have the best summer of her life. But then, a mysterious newcomer tries to challenge her social status as the Queen Bee. The summer that she dreams of turns into the worst nightmare of her life as dark secrets begin to unfold.

A List is a mixture of all things mystery thriller, horror, drama, and romance that is certainly favorable for audiences with varied tastes in entertainment. The plot is suspenseful and a lot of supernatural occurrences are happening time after time.

Girl From Nowhere

Girl From Nowhere Netflix Mystery Thriller

The popular Thai series that shook the social media follows the journey of a mysterious girl named Nanno. She transfers to different schools every time she exposes the misdeeds of the faculty and students. When Nanno was caught in controversy and her true life got exposed, she made sure that everyone will pay for it.

The anthology mystery thriller drama Girl From Nowhere is partially based on a true story. In the series, Nanno became an instrument of revenge and she created her own brand of justice.

Locke & Key

Locke & Key Netflix Mystery Thriller

After the death of Rendell Locke, his wife and children moved to his family’s residential home called Keyhouse. Soon after, the children discover a number of keys that potentially unlock mysterious doors inside the bizarre house. They also discovered that a demonic entity is searching for the keys for evil purposes.

Locke & Key is based on a comic book series and it premiered in February last year. The show is slated for a second season this coming October.

Written by Ariane Cruz