12 Puzzling Mystery Movies You Can Watch Tonight

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    If you’ve been trawling through Netflix in hopes of finding a great mystery to occupy your brain this weekend, you’re in luck. There are some great mystery movies on Netflix at the moment, although they can be tough to find.

    We’ve found the best fresh mystery movies on Netflix. Read on to guarantee a thrilling weekend.

    Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes

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    The first of three Danish thrillers, Department Q will fill your Nordic noir needs. Department Q is a branch of the government focused on solving cold cases. These cases are the ones that no one wanted solved. But Department Q can’t be stopped.

    Dressed to Kill

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    This 1941 classic will charm any mystery lover. PI Michael Shayne is about to marry a singer when a double murder is committed in their hotel. He quickly gets sucked into the business—murder and show.


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    One of Ryan Gosling’s first star turns, this legal mystery will shock all viewers. Ted Crawford (Anthony Hopkins) is an incredibly wealthy man who one day shoots his wife, Jennifer. Although everyone knows who shot Jennifer, the court case is a true battle, with new information revealed at every turn. 


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    Reporter Toni Sokolow (Sigourney Weaver) has a huge fan in janitor Daryll Deever (William Hurt). When she thinks that he knows something about the murder of an influential man, he allows her to operate under that illusion. Soon, the killers are after both of them. 

    The Invisible Guest

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    This Spanish film will have amateur detectives mystified. Businessman Adrian Doria is blackmailed after being found with the body of his lover. Yet nothing about his story is as it seems. 

    The Two Faces of January

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    This film is based on a Patricia Highsmith novel and stars Oscar Isaac, Kirsten Dunst, and Viggo Mortensen. Need we say more?

    City of Tiny Lights

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    Riz Ahmed (Rogue One, The Night Of) stars as Tommy Akhtar, a private detective looking for a missing sex worker. Put on the job by her roommate, Akhtar is soon in over his head, caught in his own past along the case. This old-school homage is worth watching for Ahmed and Billie Piper’s performances.

    The Frontier

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    When a drifter overhears a couple discussing the heist they’ve just successfully pulled off, she decides to take matters into her own hands. But the situation is far bigger and more dangerous than she presumes. 

    I, Anna

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    This film twists noir and psychological thriller into one compelling tale. Gabriel Byrne plays DCI Bernie Reid, who's investigating the brutal murder of a man in London. Charlotte Rampling plays Anna, an alluring and enigmatic woman who may be more involved in the murder than Reid wants to believe.

    Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: Extended Edition

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    Yes, you’ve watched the American and Swedish movies. But if you haven’t seen the epic mini-series, which transforms the Swedish movie trilogy into a six-part program by adding over 100 minutes of additional scenes, you’re seriously missing out.

    Taking Lives

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    Angelina Jolie stars an FBI profiler on the hunt for a killer who takes on the identity of his victims after killing them. Also starring Kiefer Sutherland, Paul Dano, and Gena Rowlands, this thriller has levels.

    Come and Find Me

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    Written and directed by Zach Whedon (brother of Joss), Come and Find Me follows David (Aaron Paul) as he attempts to find his missing girlfriend. But whether she has left him of her own accord or by someone else’s power is unclear.

    Featured still from "The Two Faces of January" via Working Title Films. All stills via Netflix

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