10 Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows & Where To Stream Them

10 Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows & Where To Stream Them
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Tickling one’s nerves is a great way to spend a Friday night, so here’s the list of the ten best TV shows that will help you with that — ranked by psychological thriller fans.

10. You (2018–Now)

Love is the best thing that can happen to a person, but obsession is its polar opposite. A dangerously charming young man can’t help his stalking tendencies whenever he’s obsessed with a woman, and he’ll go to any lengths to get close to her.

He will eliminate any obstacles in his way, even if those obstacles are humans.

You can stream You on Netflix and Apple TV.

9. The Haunting Of Hill House (2018)

A young family moves into Hill House with profit in mind: they want to renovate and sell it to build their own house elsewhere. Their plans are ruined when they have to stay in the mansion for longer; and soon, so are their psyches. Even many years later, the relatives have trouble accepting what happened to them in Hill House.

You can stream The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix and Prime Video.

8. Stranger Things ( 2016–Now)

Unfortunately, child kidnapping is not as rare a problem as we wish it was. But child kidnappings in rural towns are not as common, and those that symptomize the battles between the paranormal and supernatural forces co-existing with us are less common yet. Once a young boy disappears, things spiral out of control.

You can stream The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix.

7. Bates Motel (2013–2017)

Being close with your family is great. Perhaps, not so great when it’s the Bates family — a mother and her teenage son who moved into a new town and bought a small motel to run. The boy’s psyche is fragile, and his mother does her best to help strengthen his grip on reality, but another version of her in his head demands blood.

You can stream Bates Motel on Apple TV and Prime Video.

6. Sherlock ( 2010–2017)

A war veteran returns to London and meets a mysterious and antisocial genius who he co-rents an apartment with. It’s not long until they join their forces to help the local police solve a chain of complicated crimes as their names are Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, and this is the best modern iteration of Conan Doyle's iconic story.

You can stream Sherlock on BBC, Max, Netflix, Disney Plus, and Prime Video.

5. Black Mirror ( 2011–Now)

The sudden surge of technological advancement changed our lives before we could recognize and analyze its pros and cons. In a matter of years, we’re surrounded by black mirrors — smartphones, TVs, and computer screens — on all sides… But what dangers do technologies pose if unrestricted? Black Mirror aims to find the answer.

You can stream Black Mirror on Netflix and Prime Video.

4. Mindhunter ( 2017–2019)

Back to the 1970s we go, where two FBI agents lay the foundation for psychological and behavioral analysis of crimes. By speaking to convicted serial killers and maniacs, they delve deep into murderers’ psyches, looking for their motivations to help them find and stop new criminals lurking in the shadows of big American cities.

You can stream Mindhunter on Netflix and Apple TV.

3. American Horror Story ( 2011–Now)

The iconic anthology horror series explores various terrifying and bizarre plots. Whatever you get your goosebumps out of, you’ll find it here: witch covens, asylums, cults, apocalypses, scary circuses, and murder houses — the AHS has it all. If you’re not binging this series come Halloween, we don’t know what you’re doing then.

You can stream American Horror Story on Hulu, Disney Plus, Apple TV, and Prime Video.

2. Dexter ( 2006–2013)

Murderers are bad — everyone agrees, right? But what about serial killers who spend their days solving crimes and helping the police and their nights, locating and dispatching of criminals who went unpunished for one reason or another? That’s exactly what Dexter does, and that’s why it’s hard to make up your mind about him.

You can stream Dexter on Hulu, Apple TV, and Prime Video.

1. Hannibal ( 2013–2015)

When a talented FBI profiler gets stuck on his serial killer investigation, he searches for help from Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a renowned psychiatrist with immaculate taste and pretentious behavior. Little does he know that Dr. Lecter’s proficiency in understanding serial killers has its roots in his own rich and vast experience.

You can stream Hannibal on Netflix, Apple TV, and Prime Video.