With summer just around the corner, it’s time to spend our days relaxing by the pool and our nights cozied up in the air conditioning with a chilling mystery playing on the screen. Each month Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime release a plethora of new TV series and movies that are available to stream. Our job is to round up the best mysteries and thrillers that are soon to be added and give you a heads up on what you need to add to your watchlist.
Below, we’ve listed the best mysteries and thrillers coming soon to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video. From psychological thrillers to criminal mysteries and everything in between, these are sure to have you glad that daylight savings has made the darkness of nighttime shorter.
Starring Aaron Paul and Emily Ratajkowski, Welcome Home follows a couple who travel to Italy on a trip that they hope can save their relationship. However, when a mysterious man named Federico begins showing up at just the right moments, tensions rise between the couple and strange things begin to occur at every turn.
When a mysterious global catastrophe wipes out all electronic devices and causes a mass insomnia on the population, scientists must race against the clock to discover how to cure the unexplainable lack of sleep before its fatal effects destroy the human race. When Jill realizes her daughter may be the key to salvation, she must decide whether to protect her children at all costs or sacrifice them to save the rest of the world.
A sequel to Michael Crichton’s Westworld, this film occurs two years after the infamous scandal that shut down Westworld. After spending billions on safety updates, the Delos company opens the new resort, Futureworld. Reporters sent in to cover the grand opening instead will uncover a dark secret behind the resort that involves robots and human cloning.
Paul Walker stars as college student Lewis Thomas, who embarks on a cross-country roadtrip with his brother during summer break to pick up his childhood crush Veena. Lewis’ brother Fuller uses the CB radio system to play a cruel prank on an unsuspecting truck driver. Little do they know, the truck driver, Rusty Nail, is a psychotic murderer, and being the victim of Fuller’s prank triggers a dangerous pursuit of the students by Rusty Nail.
Based on the television series’ extraterrestrial mythology, the film follows agents Mulder and Scully as they investigate the mysterious bombing of a building with no evidence left behind. As the investigation continues, the agents uncover the dark truths of the bombing, including a government conspiracy and the potential of alien enemies.
Undertow follows the story of John Munn (Dermot Mulroney) and his two sons who move to Georgia following the death of John’s wife Audrey. When John’s brother Deel surprisingly shows up, the sons are confused as they never even knew of his existence.
Following a disagreement between John and Deel, John is murdered, and his two boys must run from and survive the hunt of their murderous uncle as he attempts to leave no witnesses behind.
Intrigo: Dear Agnes
Starring Gemma Chan, this dark thriller follows the story of a wealthy woman who wants to get rid of her cheating husband. In order to do so, she enlists the help of her widowed friend to handle it. Her friend is broke and desperate, and she’s got the money to pay her handsomely.
In this intense thriller, two college friends join forces in investigating the murder of a classmate that occurred years ago. As they begin to uncover the truth of the murder, the two friends will uncover darker secrets of each other that they never knew were possible.
After moving to a new city, Andy Barclay’s mothers gives him a seemingly innocent present -- a Buddi doll that quickly becomes his best friend. However, when the doll suddenly takes on a life of its own and terrorizes the town, Andy and the other neighborhood children will have to somehow stop the sinister doll from the evil horror it can cause.
Two trains in rural Russia collide. One of them was holding a collection of nuclear weapons, but after the crash the weapons go missing, and the US government is alerted. Nuclear specialist Dr. Julia Kelly (played by Nicole Kidman) and Lt. Col. Thomas Devoe (played by George Clooney) team up in an attempt to track down the thieves and stop the potential terrorist attack that may occur.
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As Good As Dead
In this psychological thriller, Ethan Belfrage, a photojournalist, is kidnapped by two strange men. While being held captive, the men and a third accomplice reveal that they believe Ethan is responsible for the murder of their cult leader and pastor. As they torture him and ask for answers, the truth begins to be revealed, and shocking twists prove that Ethan may not be responsible after all.
Starring Kurt Russell, J. T. Walsh, and Kathleen Quinlan, Breakdown follows the story of a couple whose fun cross-country roadtrip quickly turns into a dangerous situation. When Jeff and Amy Taylor nearly collide with a truck driver named Earl, they become the next targets in Earl’s scheme to take their money. Led by a trucker named Red Barr, they tamper with Jeff and Amy’s car and kidnap Amy. It is up to Jeff to find Amy and keep them alive.
A rugged San Francisco cop is suspected and accused of murdering his partner, but when he begins trying to track down the actual killer, he realizes he didn’t know his partner as well as he thought. The investigation leads him to uncovering dark secrets about his partner’s mysterious life that he never imagined. As the evidence of his partner’s dirty dealings begin to build up, the cop must save his own name from the blame.
Dr. Nicholas Pinter is an American doctor who travels to Bulgaria to work for Doctors Beyond Borders. While working overseas, Pinter is mistakenly identified as a secret agent for the Russian mob. When a beautiful, mysterious woman named Katrine rescues him from near-death, she enlists his help to escape her own assailant hunting her down.
Libby and Nick Parsons seem to have it all. They are a wealthy couple with a beautiful child named Matty. However, when Libby awakes one morning covered in blood and her husband missing, she is quickly arrested and wrongly convicted for the murder of Nick.
Her son Matty goes to live with her friend Anglea, but once Libby gets released on parole for “good behavior,” she decides she must uncover the truth of what happened to Nick.
Escape from Alcatraz
Starring Clint Eastwood, Escape from Alcatraz tells the story of the infamous prison breakout from the maximum security prison on Alcatraz Island led by Frank Morris. The film goes through Morris’ arrival to Alcatraz Island and the acquaintances he meets during his first few weeks there. Morris recruits the help of these fellow inmates in planning an attempt to escape the prison.
When torrential downpour threatens the small town of Huntingburg, Indiana with a dangerous flood, the local sheriff and residents are all too familiar with the evacuation plans and the potential looting in the abandoned town that comes along with it. However, what they don’t know is the planned heist of an armored car sent to transport $3 million from the local banks.
Starring William H. Macy, Neve Campbell, Tracey Ullman, John Ritter, and Donald Sutherland, Panic introduces Alex, a seemingly normal married man with a day job. However, Alex is also a hitman, trained by his father Michael (Sutherland) from a young age.
Wanting to leave his jobs behind, Alex begins psychotherapy. But anyone who is involved in the family business knows you can’t easily leave the family business behind. And Michael isn’t about to let Alex go.
The 4th Floor
This 1999 terrifying mystery-thriller follows the story of a young woman named Jane who inherits a brownstone apartment from her deceased aunt and decides to live alone for the first time, against the wishes of her boyfriend. Upon moving in, Jane meets her neighbor Martha Stewart, and Martha tells Jane about all of the residents who live in the building.
Alice lives on the 4th floor, and Martha describes her as a “hermit.” As Jane continues to move in, she starts noticing how strange some of her neighbors are. The strangeness quickly turns evil and Jane must confront her new enemies.
The Frozen Ground
The Frozen Ground is a crime thriller based on the real-life events of Alaskan serial killer Robert Hansen. When 17-year-old Cindy Paulson is found handcuffed and screaming for help in a motel room, the Anchorage Police Department take her in for questioning and a rape kit. However, because she is a prostitute and lied about her age, police dismiss her story and ignore her plea for help.
APD believes Robert Hansen to be a stand-up member of the community. But Alaskan State Trooper Jack Halcombe (played by Nicholas Cage) doesn’t buy it, and he teams up with Paulson to take Hansen down.
This neo-noir psychological thriller, based on the book of the same name, stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Deputy US Marshal Edward “Teddy” Daniels. He and his new partner (played by Mark Ruffalo) head to the Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane on Shutter Island to investigate the disappearance of patient Rachel Solando.
Rachel was previously incarcerated for the drowning of her three children. Upon their arrival, Teddy and Chuck find only one clue: a cryptic note in her room stating “The law of 4; who is 67?”