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The Best Mystery and Thriller Movies on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video This May

These newly added titles will get your heart pounding.

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The weather's heating up, and so is the tension in the mysteries and thrillers added to streaming services this month. Looking for a classic crime thriller? Some political intrigue? An amateur sleuth unraveling a dark mystery? We've got you covered! Here are the best mystery and thriller movies on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video this May.

Mystery and Thrillers on Netflix

Den of Thieves

This gritty crime thriller follows a dramatic clash between a brilliant crew of bank robbers and an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Department. The wily outlaws take on the seemingly impossible task of pulling a heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

Dirty Harry

In San Francisco, a crazed menace calling himself "the Scorpio Killer" (Andrew Robinson) terrorizes the city. As innocent citizens are being shot down, ransom notes are left behind at the crime scenes. It's up to tough-as-nails Police Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) to hunt down this ruthless predator.

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Road to Perdition

In 1930s Illinois, Michael Sullivan (Tom Hanks) is a mob enforcer. When his son, (Tyler Hoechlin) witnesses a murder, the pair must go on the run. But even as he fights to protect his son, Michael strives for redemption and revenge.

Mystery and Thrillers on Hulu

Escape From Pretoria

Based on a true story, this film follows Tim Jenkin (Daniel Radcliffe) and Stephen Lee (Daniel Webber), two white South African men arrested for carrying out anti-apartheid missions. Thrown into prison, they team up with other political captives to plan a daring escape.


A year ago, Jill Conway (Amanda Seyfried) was kidnapped by a brutal serial killer. Upon her escape, the authorities refused to believe her story. When her sister Molly (Emily Wickersham) goes missing, Jill is convinced her abductor has returned.

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November Criminals

Teenage Addison Schacht (Ansel Elgort) launches an amateur investigation when one of his friends is the victim of a murder. As the clues he uncovers don't line up with official reports, he finds himself at the heart of a dark and tangled web.

White Bird in a Blizzard

Eve Connors (Eva Green) appears to be the perfect mother. But when she suddenly disappears, 17-year-old daughter, Kat's (Shailene Woodley) life is turned upside down. Kat has ignored the truth about her mother's departure for too long when the events surrounding the abrupt departure become impossible to deny.

Mystery and Thrillers on Amazon Prime Video

Courage Under Fire

After her helicopter crashes in the middle of a war zone, Captain Karen Walden (Meg Ryan) appears to have been a hero before dying shortly before her rescue. As conflicting accounts of the incident arise, Lt. Colonel Serling (Denzel Washington) must investigate that fateful day to determine whether Walden is worthy of being the first woman to be awarded the Medal of Honor.

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A black comedy thriller, Fargo was nominated for seven Academy Awards and was selected for preservation by the Library of Congress. Set in 1980s Minnesota, a police chief follows the bloody trail left behind by a desperate car salesman who’s hired two criminals to do his dirty work.

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Is there anyone alive who isn't familiar with the gripping monologue uttered by Liam Neeson in this film? Bryan Mills (Neeson) is a former CIA agent whose trying to forge a stronger relationship with his teenage daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace). But when Kim travels to Europe with her friend Amanda (Katie Cassidy), the girls are soon abducted by a ring of sex traffickers. Bryan rushes to Europe, whipping out his old skills to find his daughter at any cost.