Five essential crime thriller films to binge on Netflix this weekend
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Five essential crime thriller films to binge on Netflix this weekend

David Fincher’s passion project, The Killer, is the neo-noir crime thriller of the season, which has joined the robust library of crime thriller films on Netflix this week. 

In theme with this latest release, we bring you a list of crime thrillers that will fit the mood perfectly if you are planning on doing a binge session on Netflix this week. From recent releases to classics that have stood the test of time, we’ve compiled a list of five essential crime thriller films for you to binge on this week.

These five crime thriller films on Netflix offer a diverse range of experiences, whether you’re in the mood for something fresh or nostalgic.

So, grab your popcorn and get ready for a thrilling week of binge-watching these essential crime thriller films.

Five essential films to binge on Netflix this week:

The Killer (2023)

The Killer is an American action thriller directed by David Fincher, featuring a screenplay by Andrew Kevin Walker. The story draws inspiration from the French graphic novel series of the same name, penned by Alexis ‘Matz’ Nolent and brought to life by Luc Jacamon’s illustrations. The film’s cast boasts Michael Fassbender in the lead role, supported by Arliss Howard, Charles Parnell, Kerry O’Malley, Sala Baker, Sophie Charlotte, and Tilda Swinton.

The story unfolds as the titular assassin becomes entangled in an international chase due to a botched hit.

Uncut Gems (2020)

Directed by the Safdie Brothers and written by Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie, and Ronald Bronstein, this crime thriller stars Adam Sandler in one of his rare non-comedic outings. Known for their raw and immersive storytelling, the Safdie Brothers directed Sandler in a career-defining performance as Howard Ratner, a jeweller and compulsive gambler whose life spirals out of control as he seeks to balance his debts, family, and a rare black opal that could change his fortune.

Uncut Gems is a relentless rollercoaster of tension that’s well worth feeling the anxiety of all the unexpected twists.

Andhadhun (2018)

Andhadhun (Blind Tune), directed by Sriram Raghavan, is an Indian mystery crime thriller that is masterfully crafted.

The film revolves around a blind pianist, played by Ayushmann Khurrana, who becomes an unlikely witness to a murder. However, not everything is as it seems, and the film takes the audience on a riveting journey filled with deception, suspense, and brilliant performances by the entire cast that also features the powerhouse Tabu and Radhika Apte.

Shaitan (2011)

Shaitan (Devil), directed by Bejoy Nambiar, stars Rajeev Khandelwal, Kalki Koechlin, Gulshan Devaiah,  Rajkummar Rao, Neil Bhoopalam, Rajit Kapur, and more.

This Indian thriller delves into the chaotic lives of five young friends living life on the fast lane, who suddenly find themselves in a web of crime after a hit-and-run. As they try to escape the consequences of their actions, the film explores themes of youth, cowardice, and the blurred lines between right and wrong.

Scarface (1983)

Starring Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer, Scarface is a timeless classic in the crime thriller genre. Directed by Brian De Palma and written by the legendary Oliver Stone, the film stars Pacino as Tony Montana, a Cuban immigrant who rises to power in the Miami drug trade.

This epic tale of greed, ambition, and power is a must-watch (or rewatch, if you will) for anyone who enjoys a compelling crime story with unforgettable performances.