Top 5 Thriller/Suspense Movies and TV Shows of 2016 (so far!)

Love to be thrilled and kept in suspense? Looking for your next Netflix show to binge watch or movie to see? I've selected my top 5 of the year (so far) and wanted to share them with you!  While some of my choices might also fall in other categories (horror, sci-fi, etc.) they all fall into the thriller/suspense genre.

In no particular order:

MTV's Scream Season 2

Inspired by the Scream slasher movies, this TV series first aired in 2015 on Netflix, and I'd been looking forward to the next season ever since.

A little cheesy? Yes, but it is also self-aware, poking fun at pop culture and paying homage to the original movies as well. I think this is a series that has some scares, humor, and most of all, makes it fun to guess who the killer is and why. Plus, I've become so invested in the main characters, which makes each episode more nerve wracking.

Haven't seen season 1 yet? You can binge watch it on Netflix and then catch up on Season 2 before the final  episode airs!

Stranger Things

This binge-worthy Netflix Series set in the 80's follows the disappearance of a young boy and those affected by the loss who are searching for answers (or stumble upon them), including the boy's friends, his family, and the law enforcement in the small town.

It's hard to choose a favourite character (but if I had to, I'd say Hopper) because this cast has several story lines going on at once, and they're all fun to watch.

This show encompasses so much of what was cool about the 80's vibe in both movies (Spielberg) and Books (King), and each exciting discovery will draw you further into this sometimes scary and always entertaining show.


This psychological horror/thriller is modern with a fresh twist. It's about an author who lives in the woods alone, and is also deaf. When a masked man shows up, it's clear he has bad intentions, but I can't say much more than that.

This movie had me watching through squinted eyes at some parts and kept me in suspense until the very end as the woman fights for her survival. 

In part, Hush plays to the traditional features of a classic slasher film, but I've never seen one that incorporates the challenges (and advantages) that a deaf woman would have. This is a film that's not to be missed!

The Forest

A young American woman gets a call from Japan in the middle of the night. It's the police informing her that her twin sister was seen going into a forest that not many come out of (alive or dead).

The reason I feel so connected to this movie is that we all have someone(s) who we would go to extreme lengths for, and this woman goes all the way to Japan, into this forest to find and possibly even rescue her sister whom everyone believes to be dead.

Again, I can't say much more without giving things away, but I thought this was a great movie (and inspired my love for Natalie Dormer as an awesome actor). The only part that was iffy for me was the ending, but you'll have to watch to see if you agree!


Jason Bourne

The fifth installment of the Bourne series (based on the novels) was exactly what I hoped it would be. Full of action, suspense,  adding fuel to the fire and depth to the next movie in the series.

It's been a while since Matt Damon reprised his role as Bourne, and in this modern installment along with Nicky (Julia Stiles, my fave reoccurring character other than Bourne himself) he must get back in the swing of things as new information about his identity and his past is brought to light.

With some of the best chase sequences in the series, this film did not disappoint. 

And there you have it!

My top 5 picks for the year so far. I'm sure I'll do another one of these at the end of the year. I love these kind of tv shows/movies so much that you can bet I'll be posting a special Halloween viewing list for the month of October as well!

Hope you enjoy and if if watch these, make sure to leave a comment below letting me know what you think!