Few genres are as slippery as thrillers: what exactly differentiates thrillers from horror, noir, or espionage? Boiled down to the most obvious motifs, thrillers are about crime, suspense, and psychological terror—but it’s more than that. Thrillers have a feel, a tone, and a mood that are distinct, but it’s hard to say where the genre begins and ends; and that's why we're going to break down the best thrillers on Hulu.
Hulu’s selection of thrillers ranges vastly in quality and sub-genre: they’ve got original TV series based on beloved sci-fi, mingled in with brutal and avant-garde interpretations of true crime stories and campy erotic classics. We’ve gone through the whole thriller section and sorted out what’s actually worth watching; these are 25 of the best thrillers on Hulu to watch, from television shows to movies.