The Best Mysteries on Netflix (April 2021)

A good mystery film is a rare cinematic treat. They are the type of films that largely look at genres, ages, eras and cultural divides – regardless of the audience, we are all watching for the same reason: we want answers. In the best mystery films, we have to beg for them when the first acting takes place until the credits roll. If you’re a Netflix subscriber and enjoy a quiet evening with an enigmatic flicker, you’ll be happy to know that the streaming giants are packed with hundreds of options in the more-flexible category. This month has a roundup of the best suspense films on Netflix.

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Enola Homes

Enola Homes (2020)

Teenager Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) is the extraordinary younger sister of world-renowned detective Sherlock Holmes (Henry Cave). When her mother disappears on Enola’s 16th birthday, the intelligent youth uses all her mystery-solving abilities to track down Holmes Matrich, all while playing in a Victorian-era London with a deep Reveal the plot. Featuring a brilliant lead from Brown as the titular character Enola Homes The author is a quick-on-the-foot adaptation of the first book of Nancy Springer’s Enola Holmes Mystery series. And, like the success of any major film, already works.

rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Sam Claflin, Henry Cavill
Director: Harry bradbeer
Rating:
PG-13
Runtime:
123 minutes

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Unknown

Unknown (2011)

After a car accident going into a four-day coma, Drs. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) cannot reveal his identity to anyone. Worse, an army of assassins is hellbent on taking down a bio-technician. Desperate to uncover the truth behind the price on his head, Martin finds himself at the center of a high-level conspiracy carried out by a ruthless terrorist organization. Action-less and filled with lots of questions, which we need answers to, Unknown Probably best recognized as another Liam Neeson action-star vehicle, but more than meets the eye here. It is atmospheric and attractive – we highly recommend it.

rotten Tomatoes: 55%
Stars: Liam Neeson, Jan Jones, Diane Krueger
Director: Jaime Collette-Serra
Rating: PG-13
Runtime:
113 minutes

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shutter Island

Shutter Island (2010)

Is based on the 2003 Dennis Lehne novel of Martin Darcy of the same name shutter Island Leonardo DiCaprio as US Marshal Teddy Daniels. Sent to the island facility Ashcliffe Hospital with his partner Chuck Aul (Mark Ruffalo), the two investigators are tasked with investigating the murders left by a labyrinth-like asylum. As their case deepens, Teddy and Chuck discover a trail of clues that point to a series of disturbing events occurring on the hospital grounds. As Teddy begins to experience horrific flashbacks of his life in wartime and visions of the wife’s demise, the plot begins to thicken in ways American Marshals could never imagine. A tension and visceral thrill, from beginning to end shutter Island Just over a decade after its initial release.

rotten Tomatoes: 68%
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley
Director: Martin Scorsese
Rating: R
Runtime:
138 minutes

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The killing of a Sacred Fear

The Killing of a Sacred Fear (2017)

Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) and a teenager named Martin (Barry Keoghan) are not friends or family, but “unsympathetically close” is a phrase that can be used to describe their dynamic. As their strained relationship starts intruding more and more on the socialite doctor’s livelihood, Steven advises Martin to stop him from leaving. Well, it turns out that you must keep your enemies close, because Martin has a terrible plan for the Doctor’s good family, a malicious act focused on Steven’s children. If it doesn’t do so according to Steven Martin, the results will be terrible. The killing of a Sacred Fear Blasphemy gives no solid answer to the bizarre and bizarre mystery that lasts more than two hours, but it is one that will remain in your brain for weeks and months.

rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Stars: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Raffy Cassidy
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Rating: R
Runtime:
121 minutes

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We always lived in the palace

We are always in the palace (2018)

Based on Shirley Jackson’s 1962 novel of the same name, We always lived in the palace After Mericat (Taisa Farmiga) and Constance Blackwood (Alexandra Dedario), the two sisters live in the titular family with their beloved Uncle Julian (Crispin Glover). When his cousin Charles (Sebastian Stein) arrives at the estate, the charismatic thug is not subtle in revealing his intentions to claim the family’s fate. But when Maricat begins retaliating against her malicious relative, the palace reduces to a powerful bastion for the Blackwood sisters and becomes part of a imposing prison. Director Stanky Passon portrays Shirley Jackson’s novel with a serene shruti, with a serene narrative and expansive visuals that make us feel trapped in this dark fantasy world.

rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Stars: Tit Farmiga, Alexandra Dedario, Crispin Glover
Director: Stacey Passon
Rating: Tv-14
Runtime:
96 minutes

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Earthquake bird

Earthquake Bird (2019)

Lucy Fly (Alicia Vikander) is an American translator who works at a Japanese production company. When her migrant friend Lily (Riley Keoff) goes missing, Lucy suspects, Lucy is interrogated by the authorities. But as the third man in a love triangle with Lily and a local photographer, Tiji Matsuda (Naoki Kobayashi), Lucy believes that Lily’s disappearance may later be at fault, a theory for which she Japanese law enforcement is selling more and more difficult times. A good mix of mystery, melodrama and thriller elements, Earthquake bird Is a Netflix exclusive, and has a polish on it. Slightly formulaic, due to its lack of originality, both Vikander and Keefe are designed to act.

rotten Tomatoes: 50%
Stars: Alicia Vikander, Riley Keefe, Jack Huston
Director: Wash westmoreland
Rating: R
Runtime:
107 minutes

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the girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

In this highly stylized adaptation of Stig Larsen’s acclaimed 2005 novel, directors David Fincher and scribe Steven Zillion provide a gritty and hyper-tense mystery-thriller. A financial reporter, Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), is suffering from a defamation suit brought against him by a Hans-Erik Wennerstrum (Ulf Fruberg). The only saving grace may be a left-field offer from wealthy magnate Henrik Wanger (Christopher Plummer). In exchange for evidence against Hans-Erik, Wenger hired Blomkvist to investigate the 40-year-old disappearance of his niece. Working with Blomkvist is the woman doing research on Blomkvist for the volatile hacker-genius, Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), Heinrich. One of the densest and most rewarding entries in our roundup – and culminated in a powerful score by Finture regular Trent Reisner and Atticus Ross – the girl with the Dragon Tattoo Through his two-hour plus runtime his head would spin and heart race.

rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Stars: Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, Robin Wright
Director: David fincher
Rating: R
Runtime:
158 minutes

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lost Girls

Lost girls (2020)

On the basis of a true and long unbreakable crime, lost Girls Amy Ryan starred as Mari Gilbert, the mother of teenager Shannon Gilbert (Sarah Wiser). When her child goes missing, Mari urges Long Island authorities to track down the girl. Taking matters into her own hands, Mari realizes that her daughter’s whereabouts may be linked to a number of unsolved cases involving sex workers with multiple murders. A silly tale that is more sensational about the crime that drives him in favor of authentic character work, lost Girls Lean on the strength of our small ensemble and Liz Garbus’s minimalist direction style, we have to announce, energize and destroy us.

rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Stars: Amy Ryan, Thomasine McKenzie, Lola Kirke
Director: Liz garbus
Rating: R
Runtime:
95 minutes

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