Best Nail Biting Suspense Movies on Netflix!

If you’re seeking for entertainment that will keep you on the edge of your seat while you watch it from the comfort of your own home, we’ve got you covered. There are those of us who go to the movies because we want to experience something. There aren’t many movies that can elicit the same reaction out of you as a tense white-knuckler.

There is a first-rate collection of nail-biting suspense films available to stream on Netflix. We have compiled a list of the very best. On this list, we’ve included everything from tense political stories to thrilling action flicks to horror-themed thrillers that combine both action and tension.

Best Nail Biting Suspense Movies on Netflix

5. Hush

Year: (2016)
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Hush, directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Kate Siegel, has a great horror-thriller pitch thanks to a straightforward but terrifying premise: Siegel portrays Maddie Young, a deaf and mute horror writer who lives alone in a house in the woods.

Maddie’s life becomes extremely precarious when a murderous masked man begins threatening her, and she has no way of knowing whether or not he is inside the house because she cannot hear him. It’s on par with the level of suspense you felt in A Quiet Place, which was also based on the manipulation of sound to achieve its goals.

Every step has meaning, and there’s an excellent “behind you!” moment that would do any pantomime actor proud. Hushed, on the other hand, hinges on the talents of Siegel and Flanagan.

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4. Under the Shadow

Year: 2016
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The debut feature from writer/director Babak Anvari is an artistically designed and thoroughly unsettling chiller that, unlike most films, effectively blurs the line between supernatural dread and the horrors of the real world.

Narges Rashidi plays Shideh, a medical student who is banned from attending school for her engagement in revolutionary politics in this film set in 1980s Tehran during The War of the Cities, the backdrop against which Anvari spent her own anxious youth.

When Shideh’s husband goes to the front, she is responsible for safeguarding their small daughter Dorsa (Avin Manshadi) from the increasing violence and explosions. It seems like nothing can go wrong any further, but then an evil genie begins to stalk Shideh and Dorsa.

3. The Call

Year: 2020
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Lee Chung-The hyun’s Call is a dark, unsettling South Korean mystery that you can’t hang up on. It’s not the 2013 Halle Berry film or the revenge-focused horror film of the same name, but it is based on Matthew Parkhill’s 2011 supernatural horror thriller The Caller.

During a visit to her parents’ house, Kim Seo-yeon (Park Shin-hye) loses her phone, begins receiving strange and scary calls, and discovers a connection to a woman named Young-sook (Jeon Jong-seo). You have no idea where the plot will go from here, so you had better pay close attention.

The well-woven structure, amazing visuals, and unsettling use of music combine to create a bizarre and distressing trip through time and space.

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2. The Clovehitch Killer

Year: 2018
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What steps would you take if you suspected a member of your family of committing heinous acts? The seemingly ideal family in Duncan Skiles’ dark domestic nightmare unravels as the eldest son, Tyler, discovers a connection between his father and the unsolved serial killer known as the Clovehitch Killer.

As the father of the Scout leader, Dylan McDermott gives a chilling performance. Fans of Stephen King (who, interestingly enough, was also a fan of this movie(Opens in a new window)) and teen crime dramas like Summer of ’84 will enjoy this.

1. Cam

Year: 2018
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This Netflix original, directed by Daniel Goldhaber, follows an adult webcam performer who finds out that an evil entity has taken over her online persona. Cam contains some genuinely terrifying sequences and thoughtfully investigates the topic of sex labour.

Notably, it has a standout lead performance by Madeline Brewer of The Handmaid’s Tale, who often plays numerous characters simultaneously. Cam, written by real-life ex-cam girl Isa Mazzei, is an insightful look at identity crisis that isn’t confined to the sex-based adult entertainment industry. Cam fumbles the ending, but it’s brimming with thought-provoking ideas and Brewer blows your mind.

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Final Thoughts

Movies that use tension as its primary motivator could appear strange to some people as a kind of entertainment given how stressful living in the real world can be, even in the best of circumstances.

It’s actually rather therapeutic to sit in front of the television for more than an hour while working up a sweat and grimacing in order to blow off some steam. At the very least, watching a thriller movie is an excellent way to get the pulse rate up and get the blood pumping.