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What are The Best Mystery Movies on Netflix?

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Are you looking for exciting mysteries to blow your mind with timeless whodunits? Would you like to test your riddle-solving skills and put your hidden talent to use? Or are you looking to be dazzled by intriguing mysteries and a sensational trip? Then, you are at the right place! We’ve something for everyone, from sci-fi and thrilling stories to murder mysteries. Here are the best mystery movies on Netflix to pique your interest.


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Director: Oriol Paulo

Writer: Oriol Paulo, Lara Sendim

Star Cast: Adriana Ugarte, Chino Darín, Javier Gutiérrez

IMDB Rating: 7.4

Runtime: 2 hrs.8 mins

It’s a 2018 Spanish mystery drama that premiered on Netflix on March 22, 2019. The film got favorable reviews from critics, who complimented the tone, theme, and concept.

In 1989 a storm appeared, a woman was killed, and a boy was hit by a car. But the same storm appears 25 years after and again changes so many lives throughout. 


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Director: Mike Flanagan

Writer: Mike Flanagan, Kate Siegel

Star Cast: John Gallagher Jr., Kate Siegel, Michael Trucco

IMDB Rating: 6.6

Runtime: 1 hr.22 mins

Hush is a 2016 American slasher film launched by Netflix. Critics commended the performances and atmosphere, and it was well-received. The film won an iHorror Award for Best Direct Release Horror. 

It’s a story of a writer who can’t hear or talk, flees to the woods to lead a peaceful life. But when a masked murderer appears at her window, she struggles for her life. 

The Occupant

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The Occupant 

Director: David Pastor, Àlex Pastor

Writer: Àlex Pastor, David Pastor

Star Cast: Javier Gutiérrez, Mario Casas, Bruna Cusí

IMDB Rating: 6.4

Runtime: 1 hr.43 mins

It’s a 2020 Spanish thriller that was made available on Netflix on March 25, 2020. The movie received favorable feedback from critics, who praised the theme and performances of the cast. 

Javier Muoz, a prolific former executive, chooses to leave his house, which he and his family cannot handle.

In the Shadow of the Moon

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In the Shadow of the Moon

Director: Jim Mickle

Writer: Gregory Weidman, Geoffrey Tock

Star Cast: Boyd Holbrook, Cleopatra Coleman, Bokeem Woodbin

IMDB Rating: 6.2

Runtime: 1 hr.55 mins

In the Shadow of the Moon is an American sci-fi thriller film launched by Netflix on September 27, 2019. The film got mixed average ratings from the critics, but they praised the cast. It goes on to receive a nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Casting – Film – Non-Theatrical Release.

A Philadelphia cop battles a longtime obsession to find a strange serial killer whose atrocities violate rationale.

Crooked House

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Crooked House 

Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Writer: Julian Fellowes, Tim Rose Price, Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Star Cast: Max Irons, Stefanie Martini, Glenn Close

IMDB Rating: 6.3

Runtime: 1 hr.55 mins

The 2017 mystery movie Crooked House is premised on Agatha Christie’s 1949 novel with the same title. The film got both favorable and unfavorable reviews from critics. 

It’s a story of a spy-turned-private detective, enticed by his former partner, to find the murderer of her grandfather.

Spenser Confidential

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Spenser Confidential 

Director: Peter Berg

Writer: Sean O’Keefe, Brian Helgeland, Robert B. Parker

Star Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Winston Duke, Alan Arkin

IMDB Rating: 6.2

Runtime: 1 hr.51 mins

It’s an American action comedy film launched by Netflix on March 6, 2020. Spencer confidential garnered average ratings from critics and the audience. People praised the film’s comedic expressions while criticizing its plot. 

When two Boston cops are killed, ex-officer Spenser joins forces with his tough mate Hawk to hunt down the perpetrators.

Lost Girls

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Lost Girls 

Director: Liz Garbus

Writer: Robert Kolker, Michael Werwie

Star Cast: Amy Ryan, Thomasin McKenzie, Gabriel Byrne

IMDB Rating: 6.1

Runtime: 1 hr.35 mins

It’s a 2020 American mystery drama premised on Robert Kolker’s novel Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery. The movie earned average to mixed reviews, where critics praised the cast’s performance but were unhappy with the narrative.

When Mari Gilbert’s daughter goes missing, her own search leads her to the fenced Long Island state where Shannan last appeared. Her investigation draws attention to the deaths of over a dozen sex workers.

Unknown Origins

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Unknown Origins 

Director: David Galán Galindo

Writer: David Galán Galindo, Fernando Navarro

Star Cast: Javier Rey, Verónica Echegui, Brays Efe

IMDB Rating: 6.1

Runtime: 1 hr.36 mins

It’s a 2020 Spanish thriller film premised on the same-named novel by Galindo. The movie did well and received mixed to average reviews from critics. 

In 2019 in Madrid, a serial killer is causing havoc. He goes on to kill unknown folks with no obvious link.


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Director: Ben Wheatley

Writer: Jane Goldman, Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse

Star Cast: Lily James, Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas

IMDB Rating: 6.0

Runtime: 2 hr.3 mins

It’s a British romantic thriller modeled on Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 novel Rebecca. The film premiered in select theatres on October 16, 2020, and was made available for streaming on Netflix five days afterward. It earned melded feedback from critics.

When a newlywed reaches her husband’s oppressive family estate, the wife finds herself fighting the shadow of her husband’s former wife, Rebecca. 


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Director: Duncan Jones

Writer: Michael Robert Johnson, Duncan Jones

Star Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux

IMDB Rating: 5.4

Runtime: 2hrs. 6mins

Mute is a neo-noir sci-fi movie that is a sequel to Moon, which was released in 2009. It was launched on Netflix on February 23, 2018, to mixed reactions, with admiration for the visual effects but criticism for the pacing, storyline, and mishandling of the subject matter.

It’s a story of a mute bartender who must go against the city’s mobsters to know what went wrong with his missing partner.



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