Thrillers Releases Of 2023 On OTT Platforms That Are A Must-Watch

From Farzi to John Wick, here are 2023 thrillers streaming on OTT platforms that you must not miss.

Published On Aug 10, 2023 | Updated On Apr 21, 2024


OTT platforms have been a fan-favourite ever since the pandemic times. Confined to our homes with nowhere to go and no entertainment, platforms like Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video seemed God-sent as suddenly we had tons to stuff to watch and pass our days. Now, even though the outside world has again opened up, these OTT platforms have continued to ride the wave of popularity. Web series and movies get available on these platforms after a little while, cutting down on the usual wait for movies from theatres to play on local channels. We also get exclusive releases on these platforms which make for an even more exciting watch, given the exclusivity. All in all, OTT platforms have made the experience of watching new releases even more fun and accessible.

Thriller releases of 2023 to watch on OTT platforms

Counted among the most-watched web series, Farzi marks actor Shahid Kapoor’s first foray into the world of web series. Playing the role of a self-proclaimed genius artist turned money counterfeiter, Shahid Kapoor leads the series with unmatched skill and expertise. Following the events of his criminal life and all the ups, downs and twists that come with it, this series, streaming on Amazon Prime Video makes for an interesting watch.
Release date: February 10, 2023

The Night Manager, available for viewing on Disney+ Hotstar is a suave crime thriller. The plot of this highly-appreciated web series is based on a novel by John Le Carre. The series is about a former Navy Lieutenant, played by Aditya Roy Kapur, who now works as a night manager at a popular hotel in Dhaka Bangladesh. Circumstances pile up in such a way that he ends up working against a criminal, Shelly, played by Anil Kapoor. How the night manager uses his military training to infiltrate the crime syndicate of Anil Kapoor’s character to destroy it from the very inside is what makes the thrilling storyline of the series. This web series has received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike, making it a must-watch thriller series.
Release date: The web series was released in two parts, with part one on February 16, 2023 and the second part on June 29, 2023.

Plane, an action/thriller movie starring Gerard Butler in the lead, tells the story of a pilot and how he had to take several quick, life-death decisions, leading to an emergency landing and a subsequent hostage situation for his passengers. The movie, streaming on Amazon Prime Video, then goes on to show how the pilot fights back to free himself and his passengers, all with the help of a convicted murderer. High on fast-paced action sequences and a thriller plot full of gasp-inducing moments, this movie is for sure a must-watch.
Release date: April 30, 2023

Jennifer Lopez stars as the titular mother in this thriller movie, streaming on Netflix. The plot revolves around the character of Jennifer Lopez, a military-level trained assassin and how she comes out of hiding to help save the daughter she gave up years ago, from her enemies. How the mother-daughter bond with each other while continuously evading highly dangerous situations all by depending on each other and a little help from the lethal skill set of the assassin mother. You should definitely give this thriller movie on Netflix a watch.
Release date: May 12, 2023

Starring Sonakshi Sinha and Vijay Varma in the lead roles of a police officer and the eventual antagonist respectively, this web series of Amazon Prime Video is a superbly spun tale of suspense, and thrilling mysteries amidst a background of seemingly random kidnappings and murders. The plot excellently maintains its control over how the story progresses and follows the play of a lethal game of hide-and-seek between the two leads. 
Release date: May 12, 2023

Chris Hemsworth leads this thriller movie, released exclusively on Netflix. The actor, known for his legendary role as Thor in the Avengers universe of Marvel, plays the role of a former soldier turned mercenary. Extraction 2, directed by Joe Russo of Russo Brothers fame, carries forward from the events of the previous instalment, Extraction. The character of Chris Hemsworth receives another high-risk assignment and what follows are dangerous and lethal events. How he successfully completes yet another assignment makes for an exciting climax to this Netflix thriller movie.
Release date: June 16, 2023

The latest instalment of the John Wick franchise, this action/thriller has been another feather in the cap for Keanu Reeves, the lead of the franchise. A hit in the theatres, the movie has added to its successful numbers ever since it was released on Amazon Prime channels. It is available to watch on Lionsgate. Another round of intense fights between John Wicks, a hitman with morals and the crime lords of the high table ensues and what follows is thrilling action, riveting turns as the fight carries on and then finally the climax faceoff. How the hitman manages to ward off the peril is what makes this movie an absolutely edge-of-the-seat thriller.
Release date: June 23, 2023

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