10 Best mystery movies on Netflix now (Updated March 2023)

Honorable Mention: Murder Mystery, 2019 and Murder Mystery 2, 2023

Some of the films on this list can be difficult to watch for different reasons, so we wanted to start you off with a light-hearted mystery film.

With the hopes of reinvigorating the spark in their marriage, a New York cop and his wife go on a European vacation. Something they never could have predicted was that they would end up being framed for the murder of an elderly billionaire.

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The sequel is hitting the platform at the end of March 2023. The film follows the same couple from the first film, Nick and Audrey Spitz (Adam Sandler a Jennifer Aniston,) who are both now private detectives launching their own agency. They find themselves at the center of an international investigation when a friend of theirs is abducted.

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10. No One Gets Out Alive, 2021

No One Gets Out Alive is a spine-chilling horror movie that follows the story of a Mexican woman who moves to a rundown boarding house in Cleveland. Without any proper documentation, the woman is left desperate and alone. However, things take a terrifying turn as she starts hearing unsettling cries and experiencing eerie visions. As the terror intensifies, the woman realizes that there's something sinister lurking in the shadows, and she must fight for survival before it's too late.

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9. Lost Girls, 2020

Based on a true story that began back in 2010, this movie adaption is ripped from the pages of the 2013 book, “Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery”.

The story is about a desperate mother of three, Mari Gilbert, who discovers that her oldest daughter, Shannan, who has been working as a sex worker in Jersey City, N.J., has disappeared. The fear that her daughter has been murdered throws Mari into a protective and helpless rage. We end up learning that she actually has a whole list of things she's angry about.

After the dismembered bodies of young women are discovered off the side of the highway, the hope for Shannan's safe return begins to shrink. This missing-person case quickly turns into a hunt for a serial killer.

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8. Piercing, 2018

A family man kisses his wife and baby goodbye to go on a seemingly normal business trip. In reality, he checks himself into a hotel room to do something he has always dreamed of—commit the perfect murder. It appears his plan may not be as well thought out as he had hoped as it quickly begins to unravel.

The "victim" he selected is an unhinged call girl named Jackie, who has surprising plans of her own.

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7. The Guilty, 2021

A troubled police detective who was demoted to 911 operator duty struggles to save a distressed caller in the midst of a harrowing day of revelations and reckonings. 

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6. American Murder: The Family Next Door, 2020

The film dives into the heinous familicide committed by Chris Watts. On August 13, 2018, Watts murdered his pregnant Shannan, and their two daughters, Celeste and Bella. The girls were only 3 and 4.

It's a must-watch for true crime aficionados, but it is truly heartbreaking and can be difficult to wrap your mind around.

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5. Hold the Dark, 2018

When a wolf expert travels to a remote Alaskan village to track down the wolves responsible for killing three children, he finds himself involved in a shocking mystery. 

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4. Luther: The Fallen Sun

While a serial killer terrorizes London, disgraced detective John Luther is sitting behind bars. Haunted by his failure to capture the cyber psychopath who continues to taunt him, Luther decides to break out of prison to finish the job he started by any means necessary. 

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3. Enola Holmes, 2020

Enola Holmes is a beloved book character, turned Netflix Original movie character, played by Millie Bobby Brown. The film follows the plot of the first book of the Enola Holmes Mystery Series.

Enola is the youngest of the Sherlock siblings and is an intelligent, insightful, observant young woman who defies the social norms for women during her time. Her mom has taught her everything she knows and raised her to be a strong-willed and independent woman.

While Enola is searching for her missing mother, she employs her sleuthing skills to outsmart her brother, Sherlock Holmes, and assist a runaway lord. This film is stylish, playful, and so much fun. And no offense to Sherlock, but Enola is definitely the cooler sibling.

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2. Tell Me Who I Am, 2020

In this film, Alex suffers a traumatic head injury and loses his memory. Who would he trust to fill in the gaps but his own twin brother, (and the only person he remembers) Marcus?

Something Alex never could have predicted was that his brother would fill his mind with lies about their childhood and upbringing. Could Marcus be hiding a dark secret about their past?

Though this film is technically a documentary, the director has heavily manipulated the film to steer the audience in a certain direction. We don't want to spoil anything, but this is definitely a unique story worth watching—earning it our #1 spot for mystery movies on Netflix right now.

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1. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, 2022

This film serves as a sequel to the 2019 critically acclaimed movie Knives Out. The film featured the return of Daniel Craig as the eccentric detective Benoit Blanc, who investigates a new case involving a wealthy and dysfunctional family in Greece. The movie stars an impressive cast, including Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, Janelle Monáe, and Leslie Odom Jr. The film delivers the same sharp wit, suspense, and unexpected twists that made its predecessor a hit. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery premiered exclusively on Netflix in 2022 and has won many awards such as Critics' Choice for Best Acting Ensemble and Best Comedy. It was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing. 

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