The beauty of the best mystery movies is that they prey on our human instinct to look for answers to questions. It can feel maddening to not know what’s going to happen next, and yet we love it when a crime thriller is impossible to predict. Even better if the mystery movie has you on the edge of your seat until the very last second.
Whether it’s a vintage whodunit or a terrifying small-town psychological thriller, the best mystery movies never stop being fun. Trying to differentiate the bad from the good, guessing who’s lying or telling the truth, and attempting to solve a true crime thriller are all mental puzzles that are endlessly frustrating yet completely entertaining. We’re never not in the mood for more movies like Knives Out.
So with that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the best mystery films you can stream tonight. What is the best mystery movie of all time? We may not be able to pick just one. From Alfred Hitchcock classics to Oscar-winning M. Night Shyamalan thriller twists, these picks span every genre. If you’re in the mood for funny comedy, try something light like The Lovebirds. Fans of horror movies and crime thrillers will be intrigued by Get Out and Seven. Meanwhile, those who prefer a moving drama might enjoy Arrival. No matter what kind of mystery movie you’re feeling, we’ve got you covered.
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