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The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix  

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Mystery movies have come a long way since the days of drawing room resolutions. This list of the best mystery movies on Netflix has some real gems, including both well-known movies and films that you probably haven't heard of before. Among these Netflix mystery movies are these classics of the genre, Mystic River, Three Days of the Condor and The Firm. There are also some contemporary stunners like The Paperboy, The Machinist and Shooter

Put together a yummy plate of red herrings and dig into these whodunit movies on Netflix. It's a perfect guide since Netflix makes searching films by genre such a pain in the neck. Vote up the top mystery movies below, so this list can become the best source for whodunits on Netflix.

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The Invitation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman
The Invitation is a 2015 American horror-thriller film directed by Karyn Kusama. While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man (Logan Marshall-Green) thinks his ex-wife (Tammy ...more
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Julianne Moore, Gary Sinise, Alfre Woodard
The Forgotten is a 2004 American science fiction psychological thriller drama film, directed by Joseph Ruben and starring Julianne Moore and Dominic West. The film's plot revolves around a woman ...more
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Shimmer Lake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Benjamin Walker, Wyatt Russell, Rainn Wilson
Shimmer Lake is a 2017 American crime film directed by Oren Uziel. Told in reverse, the story follows a local sheriff (Benjamin Walker) investigating the mystery of three small town criminals ...more
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Agatha and the Truth of Murder is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Agatha and the Truth of Murder Ruth Bradley, Pippa Haywood

In a dramatized depiction of her 11-day disappearance, novelist Agatha Christie solves a real murder amid a crisis in her writing and marriage.

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Halle Berry, Heidi Klum, Bruce Willis
Perfect Stranger is a 2007 American neo-noir psychological thriller film, directed by James Foley, starring Halle Berry and Bruce Willis in their first film together since 1991's The Last Boy ...more
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Murder Mystery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Luke Evans
Murder Mystery is a 2019 American mystery-comedy film directed by Kyle Newacheck. While en route to Europe for a vacation, a NYC cop (Adam Sandler) and his wife (Jennifer Aniston) are invited to ...more
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Charlize Theron, Christina Hendricks, Chloë Grace Moretz
Dark Places is an upcoming mystery film directed and written by Gilles Paquet-Brenner. It is based on the novel Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. It stars Charlize Theron, Christina Hendricks, ...more
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Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law
Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 British–American action mystery film based on the character of the same name created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The film was directed by Guy Ritchie. In the film, ...more
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Lavender is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Lavender

After discovering old fractures in her skull, a photographer recovering from amnesia becomes increasingly haunted by a sinister childhood secret.

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Isabella Rossellini, Mélanie Laurent
Enemy is a 2013 Canadian-Spanish psychological thriller film directed by Denis Villeneuve, loosely adapted by Javier Gullón from José Saramago's 2002 novel The Double. The film ...more
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The Perfection is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
The Perfection
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Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas, Dylan McDermott
Autómata is a 2014 science fiction action film starring Antonio Banderas. The film is directed by Spanish director Gabe Ibáñez and co-written by Ibáñez with ...more
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Mute is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux
Mute is a 2018 British-German science fiction mystery film directed by Duncan Jones. A mute bartender (Alexander Skarsgård) goes up against his city's gangsters in an effort to find out ...more
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Staged Killer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Staged Killer
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Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Garret Dillahunt
"Deep in the Ozark Mountains, clans live by a code of conduct that no one dares defy—until an intrepid teenage girl has no other choice. When Ree Dolly's father skips bail and goes missing, ...more
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Anon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried, Colm Feore
Anon is a 2018 science fiction thriller film directed by Andrew Niccol. In a world without anonymity or crime, a detective (Clive Owen) meets a woman (Amanda Seyfried) who threatens their
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The Drowning is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
The Drowning
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A Kind of Murder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Vincent Kartheiser
A Kind of Murder is a 2016 American thriller film, directed by Andy Goddard from a screenplay by Susan Boyd. It is based upon the Patricia Highsmith novel The Blunderer. It stars Patrick Wilson, ...more
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Blackway is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Blackway Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Ray Liotta
Blackway (also known as Go With Me) is a 2015 American thriller film directed by Daniel Alfredson and written by Joseph Gangemi and Gregory Jacobs, based on the 2008 novel Go with Me by Castle ...more
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Beneath the Leaves is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Beneath the Leaves
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Burning is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun, Jeon Jong-seo
Burning is a 2018 South Korean mystery drama film directed by Lee Chang-dong, based on the short story "Barn Burning" by Haruki Murakami. A part-time worker (Yoo Ah-in) hoping to spend ...more
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Everybody Knows is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Ricardo Darín
Everybody Knows is a 2018 Spanish-French-Italian psychological thriller film directed by Asghar Farhadi. A Spanish woman (Penélope Cruz) living in Buenos Aires returns with her children ...more
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The Box is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Cameron Diaz, Gillian Jacobs, James Marsden
The Box is a 2009 American psychological thriller film based on the 1970 short story "Button, Button" by Richard Matheson, which was previously adapted into an episode of the 1980s ...more
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Meagan Good, Emilie de Ravin
Brick is a 2005 American neo-noir thriller film written and directed by Rian Johnson, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It was Johnson's directorial debut and won the Special Jury Prize for ...more
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Ryan Gosling, Anthony Hopkins, Rosamund Pike
Fracture is a 2007 American-German mystery thriller film, directed by Gregory Hoblit and starring Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling. It tells the story of a man accused of an attempt on his wife ...more