Top 13 Mystery & Thriller Films on Netflix

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Culture Calling presents the top 13 mystery and thriller films on Netflix. From psychological thrillers to crime dramas and mysteries, Netflix offers picks to keep you on the edge of your seat. Dive into suspense with our curated guide.


The struggling Kim family sees an opportunity when the son starts working for the wealthy Park family. Soon, all of them find a way to work within the same household and start living a parasitic life.

2h 12m | Thriller/Comedy | 15

Directed by: Bong Joon-ho  |  Starring: Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, Lee Jung-eun

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Leonard Shelby, an insurance investigator, suffers from anterograde amnesia and uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife, which is the last thing he remembers.

1h 53m | Thriller/Mystery | 15

Directed by: Christopher Nolan  |  Starring: Guy Pierce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior, Russ Fega

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist, hires Lisbeth Salander, a computer hacker, to solve the mystery of a woman who has been missing for forty years. The two soon discover more than they bargained for.

2h 38m | Thriller/Crime | 18

Directed by: David Fincher  |  Starring: Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård, Robin Wright

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The Wailing

When a suspicious foreigner arrives in a quiet and rural village, a mysterious force pushes its people to start killing each other.

2h 36m | Horror/Thriller | 15

Directed by: Na Hong-jin  |  Starring: Kwak Do-won, Hwang Jung-min, Chun Woo-hee, Jun Kunimura, Kim Hwan-hee, Heo Jin

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Gone Baby Gone

When four-year-old Amanda goes missing, her aunt Beatrice hires detectives Angie and Patrick to trace her. However, the duo encounter paedophiles, gangs and drug deals during their search operations.

1h 54m | Thriller/Mystery | 15

Directed by: Ben Affleck  |  Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, John Ashton, Amy Ryan

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Dark Waters

Robert, a defence lawyer, goes up against a corporation to stop it from polluting a water source and endangering the lives of the people. However, he is forced to jeopardise his life to expose them.

1h 54m | Thriller/Mystery | 12A

Directed by: Todd Haynes  |  Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Pullman, Bill Camp, Victor Garber

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The Talented Mr. Ripley

Tom travels to Venice to convince Dickie, a wealthy heir, to return to the US. However, he gets obsessed with Dickie's lavish lifestyle and resorts to extreme measures to impersonate him.

2h 19m | Thriller/Crime | 15

Directed by: Anthony Minghella  |  Starring: Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Jack Davenport, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Uncut Gems

A charismatic jeweller makes a high-stakes bet that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. In a precarious high-wire act, he must balance business, family and adversaries on all sides in pursuit of the ultimate win.

2h 15m | Thriller/Crime | 15

Directed by: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie  |  Starring: Adam Sandler, LaKeith Stanfield, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett, Idina Menzel, Eric Bogosian

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The Mauritanian

After being wrongfully detained and tortured for fourteen years in Guantanamo Bay, a Mauritanian man fights for justice.

2h 9m | Thriller/Mystery | 15

Directed by: Kevin Macdonald  |  Starring: Tahar Rahim, Jodie Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch, Shailene Woodley, Zachary Levi

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The Killer

Solitary, cold, methodical and unencumbered by scruples or regrets, a killer waits in the shadows, watching for his next target. Yet, the longer he waits, the more he thinks he's losing his mind, if not his cool.

1h 58m | Thriller/Action | 15

Directed by: David Fincher  |  Starring: Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton, Charles Parnell, Arliss Howard, Kerry O'Malley

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The Guest

While the Petersons grieve over their son Caleb, a soldier who died in action, David appears at their doorstep claiming to have known him. At the same time, a series of killings begin in the town.

1h 40m | Thriller/Mystery | 15

Directed by: Adam Wingard  |  Starring: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser, Lance Reddick

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The Society of the Snow

In 1972, a Uruguayan flight crashes in the remote heart of the Andes, forcing survivors to become each other's best hope.

2h 24m | Adventure/Thriller | 15

Directed by: J. A. Bayona  |  Starring: Enzo Vogrincic, Agustín Pardella, Matías Recalt, Esteban Bigliardi, Diego Vegezzi​​​​​​​

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Red Eye

Lisa on her flight to Miami befriends Jackson who turns out to be a terrorist. Holding her hostage, he forces her to help him assassinate the United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security.

2h 24m | Mystery/Thriller | 12

Directed by: Wes Craven  |  Starring: Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox, Jayma Mays, Jack Scalia, Robert Pine​​​​​​

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