Netflix’s You: 12 More Shows & Movies To Watch If You Love The Thriller


You Season 3 may be the best yet. He gave us a killer You End of season 3 and a lot of questions entering You Season 4. If you’re like me, you’ve probably got a major Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) takedown. Luckily for us there are several movies and shows like You.

You Season 3 and previous seasons have captured our attention and admiration as it is a complex series that makes it easy to digest. It’s super funny at times, really dark at others, and audiences basically root for the villain. You achieves that rare balance of creating a villain that is both likeable and contemptible. Sometimes you want Joe to find happiness, sometimes you want him to be caught and punished (Joe is definitely not the only one in need of therapy).

It is not an easy task to accomplish but You makes it look effortless, and You isn’t the only TV show or movie that accomplishes this task. So we have some movie and show suggestions like You to help you wait for the Netflix the return of the hit series.

Dexter ready for a kill in Dexter

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Dexter (Showtime)

Dexter follows Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a man who leads a secret life of hunting and killing murderers. It aired on Showtime from 2006 to 2013. People often compare Dexter and You because of the similar premise of a serial killer you love. That is why Dexter is a great show to watch to fill that out You gap in your binging TV schedule. It’s also fun to watch to imagine a world where Dexter and Joe meet.

The Dexter the comeback premieres on November 7, so it’s a great time to watch the original series before the limited series debuts.

Flux Dexter on Showtime.

Ben Affleck in Gone Gil

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Missing Girl (Hulu)

Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) is missing and her husband Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) is the prime suspect. Did Nick kill his wife or is there more to their story? Missing girl is based on the book of the same name by Gillian Flynn. The book and the movie are so much better if you walk into it knowing only the basic premise.

Missing girl is a masterful marriage story, and what happens when it starts to get toxic and reaches the point of no return. Nick and Amy could certainly give Love (Victoria Pedretti) and Joe a run for their money in the marriage with rewards issues.

Flux Missing girl on Hulu.
Rent / Buy Missing girl on Amazon.

Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh in Killing Eve

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Kill Eve (Hulu)

Kill Eve stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer. Oh plays Eve, a woman who becomes obsessed with a murderous woman named Villanelle (Jodie Comer). Kill Eve To broadcast three seasons with a fourth and final expected in 2022.

Villanelle, like Joe, has major problems. Unlike Joe, she is fully aware and proud of being a ruthless killer. Despite his murderous ways, viewers can’t help but be attracted by the Villanelle de Comer. She is one of Jodie Comer’s best characters so far and one of Oh’s must-see performances.

Flux Kill Eve on Hulu.
To buy Kill Eve on Amazon.

Edward Norton in Primal Fear

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Primordial Fear (Amazon)

Primary fear follows defense attorney Martin Vail (Richard Gere) as he tries to help prove the innocence of another boy, Aaron Stampler (Edward Norton). The movie is a movie that keeps you guessing all the time, sometimes you think you know if Aaron is guilty or innocent, but you only get the real answer when the Primary fear end.

Primary fear was Norton’s first acting film, and he showed the world that he would be watching. Joe and Aaron are both characters people can’t quite relate to, and when they do, it may be too late.

Rent / Buy Primary fear on Amazon.

Lily Collins and Zac Efron in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

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Extremely Wicked, Incredibly Bad and Vile (Netflix)

Extremely mean, incredibly evil and vile is the Netflix movie on Ted Bundy, with Zac Efron. The film delves into how Bundy managed to charm his way to murder numerous women and even through the court system. Zac Efron gives one of his best performances in this real detective film.

Penn Badgley often explains that he is not a fan of Joe and does not like his character being romanticized. As harmless as it may sound to covet Joe, a fictional serial killer, Bundy had many admirers in his day. Extremely mean, incredibly evil and vile shows this to some extent as well, including with his old friend turned wife Carole Ann Boone (Kaya Scodelario). Joe and Bundy have a lot more in common than some fans would like to admit.

Flux Extremely mean, incredibly evil and vile on Netflix.

Mads Mikkelsen in Hannibal on NBC

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Annibal (Hulu)

Not to be confused with the film Annibal and all of Hannibal Lecter’s films that preceded and followed him, Annibal The TV show follows the same Hannibal Lecter character played by Mads Mikkelsen as he begins a game of cat and mouse with Will Graham (Hugh Dancy). The series is based on the novels by Thomas Harris Red dragon, Hannibal, and The rise of Hannibal.

NBC broadcast Annibal for three seasons, from 2013 to 2015. You fans can appreciate Annibal because it’s another spectacle that allows the serial killer to shine by making it complex, compelling, and a constant source of calculated maneuvers.

Flux Annibal on Hulu.
To buy Annibal on Amazon.

Alex Lawther and Jessica Barden in The Fucking World's End

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The End of the Fucking World (Netflix)

The end of the fucking world follows James (Alex Lawther) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden) as they escape together. Alyssa sees James as a possible escape from his life, and James sees Alyssa as a possible victim because he thinks he’s a psychopath. Despite the premise, The end of the fucking world may be one of the healthiest shows on the list.

It’s definitely not a healthy series, but you kind of forget about all the bad stuff and just enjoy it as an adventure story / a mature / a romantic comedy. The end of the fucking world can capture You attention from fans because if you are one of those You fans who just want Joe to stop killing people, find a cool girl, and settle in, then you’ll be sadly disappointed. However, James can be a good alternative if Joe’s romantic happiness is a high priority for you. The end of the fucking world aired for two seasons.

Flux The end of the fucking world on Netflix.
To buy The end of the fucking world on Amazon.

Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga in Bates Motel

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Bates Motel (Amazon Prime Video)

Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore portray the infamous mother-son duo in Motel Bates. The original A&E series told the origin story of one of Alfred Hitchcock most famous villains: Norman Bates. Highmore and Farmiga played Norman and Norma Bates.

Farmiga and Highmore have given us five seasons of superb acting. Both have been consistently denied deserved Emmy wins. All Motel Bates the team deserved more praise and accolades than they received. Motel Bates and You both featured boys whose relationship with their mother began to degenerate into serial murders. by netflix You and Motel Bates also share their ease when it comes to mixing intense drama with comedy.

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To buy Motel Bates on Amazon.

Jamie Dornan in The Fall

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Autumn (Amazon Prime)

The fall follows Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan), a family man by day, a serial killer by night. Gillian Anderson plays DSU Stella Gibson, the woman who tries to find and stop Paul from his crimes. The fall aired for three seasons from 2013 to 2016. Paul doesn’t have the same charm as Joe, but the two men have issues that usually result in them killing women.

Paul and Stella are both interesting characters in their own right, but part of the appeal of The fall wants to see Stella and Paul finally meet, then she shoots him down. The final season allows viewers to see if Stella will ultimately take Paul down or if he will continue to kill.

Flux The fall on Amazon Prime.
To buy The fall on Amazon.

Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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Sweeney Todd: The Barber Demon of Fleet Street (Tubi)

If there’s one thing you can count on, Sweeney Todd will give you the closest shave you’ve ever had. The 2007 adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s beloved musical reunites director Tim Burton, Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp. Sweeny Todd: Fleet Street Barber Demon recount the story of a man wrongly convicted and exiled, who then returns to London and Fleet Street to take revenge on the city and Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman), the man who falsely convicted him.

Sweeney Todd (Johnny Depp) is a ruthless serial killer, but you understand why he slices people up and puts them in Mrs. Lovett’s (Helena Bonham Carter) meat pies. You and Sweeney todd both represent serial killers who make you question your own sense of morality, especially since Sweeney todd has so many catchy songs.

Flux Sweeney Todd: Fleet Street Barber Demon on Tubi
Rent / Buy Sweeney Todd: Fleet Street Barber Demon on Amazon.

Kevin Bacon in The Following

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The sequel (Amazon)

Kevin Williamson created What follows, a series about serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) and FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) trying to stop him. Throughout the series, What follows features more and more cult members of Carroll. The show makes it easy for viewers to learn to love some of these cult members.

However, the series also reminds viewers that they are ruthless killers who do not deserve your dedication and sympathy. You and What follows share their ability to bond with those against whom you should root yourself.

To buy What follows on Amazon.

Aden Young and Luke Kirby in Rectify

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Rectify (Amazon Prime)

Rectify is the story of a man who spends almost 20 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of killing his girlfriend as a teenager. He is released when DNA evidence proves his innocence. The series stars Aden Young, Abigail Spencer, J. Smith-Cameron, Adelaide Clemens, Clayne Crawford and Luke Kirby.

Rectify may be an odd choice for this list, but Rectify Often makes you unsure of Daniel’s (Aden Young) innocence. You don’t know if this is really a wrongly convicted man or a monster lurking underneath. Through RectifyThroughout the four seasons, you become attached to Daniel, but constantly on the lookout for what might happen.

Flux Rectify on Amazon Prime.
To buy Rectify on Amazon.

You may be done with You Season 3, but you got a lot of movies and tv shows like You to look at in this list.

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