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The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix 

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Updated August 7, 2020 1.8k votes 769 voters 53.1k views 22 items

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. 

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

Directed by: Karyn Kusama

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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Murder Mystery is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Luke Evans

Released: 2019

Directed by: Kyle Newacheck

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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Agatha and the Truth of ... is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Tinker Tailor Soldier Sp... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman

Released: 2011

Directed by: Tomas Alfredson

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 2011 espionage film directed by Tomas Alfredson. The screenplay was written by Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan, based on the 1974 novel of the same name by ...more
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The Invisible Guest is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Mario Casas, Ana Wagener, Jose Coronado

Released: 2016

Directed by: Oriol Paulo

The Invisible Guest is a 2016 Spanish mystery thriller film directed by Oriol Paulo. A Spanish businessman (Mario Casas) is out on bail after being arrested for the murder of his lover ...more
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Shimmer Lake is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Shimmer Lake Benjamin Walker, Wyatt Russell, Rainn Wilson

Released: 2017

Directed by: Oren Uziel

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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Lavender is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Lost Girls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Thomasin McKenzie, Dean Winters, Amy Ryan

Released: 2020

Directed by: Liz Garbus

Lost Girls is a 2020 American drama mystery film directed by Liz Garbus. Mari Gilbert (Amy Ryan) relentlessly drives law enforcement agents to search for her missing daughter and, in the ...more
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Dark Places is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Charlize Theron, Christina Hendricks, Chloë Grace Moretz

Released: 2014

Directed by: Gilles Paquet-Brenner

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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Headwinds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Headwinds Audrey Tautou, Lubna Azabal, Benoît Magimel

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jalil Lespert

Headwinds is a 2011 French Drama & Mystery film.
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Beneath the Leaves is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Beneath the Leaves

Directed by: Adam Marino

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Mute is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Mute Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux

Released: 2018

Directed by: Duncan Jones

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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Anon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Anon Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried, Colm Feore

Released: 2018

Directed by: Andrew Niccol

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 Autopsy of Jane Doe ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch
The Autopsy of Jane Doe is a 2016 American horror film directed by Norwegian André Øvredal. It stars Emile Hirsch and Brian Cox as father-and-son coroners who experience ...more

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Burning is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun, Jeon Jong-seo

Released: 2018

Directed by: Lee Chang-dong

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 hoping to spend more time ...more
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Secret in Their Eyes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts

Released: 2015

Directed by: Billy Ray

Secret in Their Eyes is a 2015 American psychological thriller film directed by Billy Ray, and a remake of the 2009 Argentine film which is based on the novel by Eduardo Sacheri. A tight-knit ...more
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The Silence is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
The Silence Ulrich Thomsen, Burghart Klaußner, Katrin Saß

Released: 2010

Directed by: Baran Odar

"A bicycle found in a wheat field. A missing teenager. Is history repeating itself? 23 years ago, a young girl named Pia was raped and murdered at this exact spot. Has the same happened ...more
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Handsome: A Netflix Myst... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Jeff Garlin, Natasha Lyonne, Amy Sedaris

Directed by: Jeff Garlin

Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Jeff Garlin and written by Garlin and Andrea Seigel.

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Everybody Knows is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Ricardo Darín

Released: 2019

Directed by: Asghar Farhadi

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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Fractured is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Sam Worthington, Lily Rabe, Stephen Tobolowsky

Released: 2019

Directed by: Brad Anderson

Fractured is a 2019 American thriller film directed by Brad Anderson. After his daughter breaks her arm while on a family road trip, Ray rushes her to the hospital along with his wife, once they ...more
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In the Shadow of the Moo... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Boyd Holbrook, Michael C. Hall, Cleopatra Coleman

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jim Mickle

In the Shadow of the Moon is a 2019 American political thriller directed by Jim Mickle.

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The Drowning is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
The Drowning