‘Thriller’ doesn’t begin to describe this feature-length panic attack from the Safdie brothers. Adam Sandler puts in career-best work – yes, even better than Little Nicky – as a jeweler with severe risk addiction who starts the movie juggling several dangerous debts and whose only solution is to add a few more to his hands.
Comfort viewing is great, but at some point there comes a time when you want to watch cinema that will actually make you feel something again. It’s in that moment when you’ll ask, ‘What are the best thrillers on Netflix’? Indeed, the streaming platform has a lot of them. But as anyone who’s taken a chance on some unknown action flick with an image of, say, Sam Worthington in mid-sprint knows, the genre encompasses a wide range of quality, and rolling the dice can lead to losing two hours of your life you’ll never get back. That’s why we’ve combed the Netflix library and picked out the 12 most pulse-pounding, mind-bending, knuckle-whitening, sometimes darkly comedic thrillers on offer. Just make sure you’re well deodorised – you’re likely to end up sweating through your shirt.