Tension is to cinema as jelly is to peanut butter — or something like that. With movie-watching, the idea behind tension is that the writer-director does everything in their power to gradually create tension, and then release the audience from its clutches at all the right moments. One genre that deals almost exclusively in this is the thriller.
If your idea of a relaxing weekend is settling down to some Netflix, you’ll be pleased to know that the platform is home to hundreds of thriller films to keep you glued to the edge of your couch cushions. For your consideration, we’ve assembled this roundup to show you all of the best thrillers on Netflix that you can watch right now.
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