The best new thriller movies on Netflix

The best new thriller movies on Netflix

Looking for a bit of suspense on Netflix? Well, here's our list of recommended movies, including the newest additions to the catalog, as well as psychological thrillers that will leave you breathless.

The Strays (2023)

Between thriller and drama, bordering on horror film elements, "The Strays" is the new film written and directed by Nathaniel Martello-White for Netflix. It involves an original story centered on the image of Neve, a woman with a life full of privilege in a peaceful village in England. However, Neve's existence will be disturbed by the appearance of two strangers, who will upset the community's spirits and uncover some secrets and lies. "The Strays", inspired by a true story and tinged by the success of another film, "Let Me Out," which director Martello-White saw the same year he learned of the events that inspired the creation of the film, addresses the problem of racism, a sad reality that, even though time passes, is still with us.

Duration: 100 minutes

Country: United Kingdom

Director: Nathaniel Martello-White

Cast: Ashley Madekwe, Jorden Myrie, Bukky Bakray, Justin Salinger, Samuel Paul Small, Maria Almeida, Rosie Akerman, Tom Andrews, Jordan Bailey, Vanessa Bailey. 

The Weekend Away (2022) 

"The Weekend Away" explores fear, distrust, and the idea of bewilderment in the midst of a deceptively harmless and beautiful scenario such as this country in the Balkan Peninsula. The story goes like this: Kate and Beth are two friends who decide to go on a weekend vacation in Croatia. After a night of partying, Beth wakes up disoriented and with memory lapses, and Kate is nowhere to be found. With her disappearance, an unexpected and dark secret is uncovered that will affect both protagonists. The good narrative rhythm of the film and its atmosphere of mystery will leave you breathless during the 89 minutes of footage as all the characters are suspicious and the plot twists are a constant in this film, in which nothing is what it seems.

Duration: 89 minutes

Country: United States

Director: Kim Farrant

Cast: Leighton Meester, Luke Norris, Christina Ulfsparre, Amar Bukvic, Ziad Bakri, Iva Mihalic, Adrian Pezdirc, Marko Braic, Lujo Kuncevic, Parth Thakerar, Christina Ulfsparre, Ivana Krizmanic.

I Came By (2022) 

Directed by Babak Anvari and titled "I Came By," this film deals with the story of a graffiti artist who targets the homes of the elite and discovers a twisted secret in a hidden basement unleashing events that jeopardize him and his loved ones. As we dig into the couch during the film we can't help but wonder if what we see is inspired by real events, the reality is that "I Came By" is not based on a true story, as it is an original screenplay by Babak Anvari and Namsi Khan. In fact, Anvari revealed that he came up with the idea for the plot almost two decades before it hit Netflix. The British-Iranian filmmaker was interested in portraying class differences and how institutions tend to fail people. And boy, does he succeed!

Duration: 110 minutes

Country: United Kingdom

Director: Babak Anvari

Cast: George MacKay, Percelle Ascott, Kelly MacDonald, Hugh Bonneville, Varada Sethu, Lee Byford, Antonio Aakeel, Michelle Thomas, Amerjit Deu, Guy Robbins.

The Good Nurse (2022) 

Inspired by true events and featuring a 5-star cast, the story follows Amy Loughren (Jessica Chastain), a compassionate nurse and single mother who has a serious heart condition and is at the edge of her physical and emotional strength due to the difficult and demanding night shifts of her intensive care job. However, she soon receives help from Charlie Cullen (Eddie Redmayne), a thoughtful and empathetic nurse who joins her unit. As they share long nights in the hospital, the two develop a strong friendship and, for the first time in years, Amy has faith in herself and her daughters' future. However, after a series of mysterious deaths among intensive care patients, an investigation points to Charlie as the prime suspect... Amy will then be forced to risk her life and the safety of her little girls to discover the truth. 

Duration: 121 minutes

Country: United States

Director: Tobias Lindholm

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne, Nnamdi Asomugha, Kim Dickens, Noah Emmerich, Ajay Naidu, Devyn McDowell, Chris Henry Coffey, Brooke Stacy Mills, Alix West Lefler.

The Pale Blue Eye (2022)

"The Pale Blue Eye" is an excellent historical thriller. Set in 1830, the movie takes place at the prestigious military academy called West Point. The corpse of a young cadet appears at the school, one gray winter morning. The tragedy becomes a diabolical enigma when the morgue discovers that the heart has been removed with exquisite precision. Fearing irreparable damage to the reputation of the military academy, its directors turn to a local inspector, Augustus Landor (Christian Bale), to solve the murder. Frustrated by the code of silence among the cadets, Landor enlists the help of one of them to investigate the case. He is an eccentric cadet who despises military discipline and has a penchant for poetry, a young man named Edgar Allan Poe (Harry Melling).

Duration: 128 minutes

Country: United States

Director: Scott Cooper

Cast: Christian Bale, Harry Melling, Gillian Anderson, Lucy Boynton, Toby Jones, Robert Duvall, Timothy Spall, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Charlie Tahan, Fred Hechinger.

Intrusion (2021)

The film centers on a happy couple who, after moving to a small town and leaving their stressful city life behind, fall victim to a dangerous and violent intrusion into their place. After a romantic dinner, Henry Parsons, an architect, and his wife Meera, a therapist who recently overcame cancer, return home to discover that someone has broken into their home and taken their cell phones and computers. Although the police promise to investigate, a short time later the same men again enter the couple's home looking for something. This time present and to defend himself from the intruders, Henry pulls out a gun he was hiding in a flowerpot and kills the alleged criminals, who turn out to be relatives of a missing young woman, Christine Cobb. It is from here that doubts begin to haunt Meera: why did those men enter her property? What were they looking for? And is Henry, her husband, hiding other secrets besides the firearm...?

Duration: 93 minutes

Country: United States

Director: Adam Salky

Cast: Freida Pinto, Logan Marshall-Green, Sarah Minnich, Hayes Hargrove, Clint Obenchain, Mark Sivertsen, Megan Elisabeth Kelly, Josh Horton, Bonita King.

The Guilty (2021)

This excellent thriller stars the handsome and talented Jake Gyllenhaal in the main role. If you also need other reasons to see the film, Gyllenhaal plays disgraced cop Joe Baylor, who works at an emergency call center in Los Angeles. One particularly busy night, as wildfires complicate the resolution of even the simplest 911 calls, Joe receives a peculiar call. A woman named Emily (Riley Keough) pretends to be talking to her son. Upon further investigation, Agent Baylor discovers that Emily is the victim of a kidnapping at the hands of her ex-husband Henry. Joe's heroic instincts kick in and he orders the California Highway Patrol and his ex-partner Rick to do everything possible - legal or not - to rescue Emily and return her safely to her children...

Duration: 89 minutes

Country: United States

Director: Antoine Fuqua

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Adrian Martinez, Christina Vidal, Eli Goree, David Castaneda, Oscar Balderrama, Becky Wu, Bret Porter. Voice: Riley Keough, Peter Sarsgaard, Ethan Hawke, Paul Dano.

The Woman in the Window (2021)

This Hitchcockian-style thriller, starring two kick-ass actresses, follows Anna Fox, an agoraphobic, medicated, alcoholic psychologist (Amy Adams), who spies on her neighbors from the windows of her gigantic house, where she lives alone in Manhattan. On Halloween night, neighborhood kids attack her residence with eggs and taunts, so Anna has to do her best to go out and quiet them down. However, as she walks through the door of her home, she suffers a panic attack. Fortunately, she runs into Jane (Julianne Moore), her neighbor from across the street who has just arrived in the neighborhood and rescues her. From there arises a curious one-night friendship that triggers a series of mysteries and entanglements in Anna's mind. She's not absolutely sure what is real and what she may be imagining.

Duration: 100 minutes

Country: United Kingdom

Director: Joe Wright

Cast: Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Wyatt Russell, Fred Hechinger, Julianne Moore, Anthony Mackie, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Tracy Letts, Jeanine Serralles, Liza Colón-Zayas, Mariah Bozeman, Daymien Valentino.

Fractured (2019)

This chilling thriller follows Ray, his wife, and their daughter, who while traveling across the country, make a stop at a rest stop. It is here that the girl suffers an accident and breaks her arm. The family heads to the nearest hospital to have the little girl treated. Victim of nerves, Ray, the father, faints in the waiting room. However, when he awakens, no one at the hospital remembers seeing his family and there is no record of them ever having been admitted. Determined to get his wife and daughter back, Ray must fight what he believes to be a sinister conspiracy.... However, in the process, Ray discovers some dark secrets about himself...

Duration: 100 minutes

Country: United States

Director: Brad Anderson

Cast: Sam Worthington, Lily Rabe, Stephen Tobolowsky, Adjoa Andoh, Stephanie Sy, Lucy Capri, Lauren Cochrane, Crystal Magian, Derek James Trapp, Dennis Scullard.

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