Mysteries 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 your favorite mystery movies below, so this list can become the best source for whodunits on Netflix.

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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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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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Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo
Zodiac is a 2007 American mystery-thriller film directed by David Fincher and based on Robert Graysmith's non-fiction book of the same name. Zodiac tells the story of the manhunt for a person ...more
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Shimmer Lake is listed (or ranked) 4 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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The Invitation is listed (or ranked) 5 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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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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Bryce Dallas Howard, Sigourney Weaver, Joaquin Phoenix
The Village is a 2004 American psychological thriller film, written, produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, William Hurt ...more
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Goldstone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Pei-Pei Cheng, Aaron Pedersen
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Secret in Their Eyes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts
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 Captive is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mystery Movies On Netflix
Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson
The Captive, formerly Queen of the Night and Captives, is a 2014 Canadian thriller film directed by Atom Egoyan. Eight years after the supposed disappearance of Cassandra, police, parents, and ...more
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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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Christopher Lee, Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent
Night Train to Lisbon is a 2013 drama film directed by Bille August and starring Jeremy Irons. Based on the novel Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier and written by Greg Latter and Ulrich ...more
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The Silence Ulrich Thomsen, Burghart Klaußner, Katrin Saß
"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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Lizzie Borden Took an Ax Christina Ricci, Clea DuVall, Billy Campbell
Lizzie Borden Took an Ax is a 2014 American television biopic about the true story of Lizzie Borden, a young American woman tried and acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother in ...more