13 of the best mystery movies on Netflix for you to solve

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Everybody loves a good mystery.

It doesn't matter if it's a crime story based on whodunnit or a psychological thriller that twists the mind, it can be more fun than you think.

Many of the most intriguing mysteries are spread over multiple series on Netflix, which makes the TV side of things quite populated. These include The Sinner, Dark, Midnight Mass, and The Haunting of Hill House/Bly manor. However, there are many mystery movies available for those who want a more complete experience. The streaming service offers a variety of mystery movies that span horror, thriller, sci-fi, and other genres. Each offering a surprising twist or surprise.

What is inside Remi Weekes’ His House walls? The boarding house Santiago Menghini's book No One Gets Out of Alive has so many locked doors. Why is Fear Street so full of murders? David Lynch wonders what Jack did. Here are the top mystery movies available on Netflix, from creepy haunted homes to vengeful masked murderers.

Buster's Mal Heart

Are you ready to check in? "Busters Mal Heart", one of the most intriguing mysteries on Netflix, is here. Credit: All Is Everything / Kobal/ Shutterstock

Busters Mal Heart, directed by Sarah Adina Smith is one you may have watched on Netflix. Rami Malek's intense performance in this slow-burning mystery will take you back. Buster is a local man who is being investigated for breaking into holiday homes and living in them in Montana. It's not where Buster meets us, but it's not where the story starts. In fact, there will be multiple parallel narratives that attempt to uncover the horrible truth. Shannon Connellan, UK Editor

How to watch: Buster's Mal Heart can now be streamed on Netflix.

The Call

Do not pick up the telephone. Credit: netflix

This is not the Halle Berry 2013 film or the revenge-based horror movie of the same title, but Lee Chung-hyun’s 2011 supernatural horror film The Caller. It is dark and chilling South Korean mystery you won't be able to ignore.

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Kim Seo-yeon (Park Shinhye), visits her family's home and loses her phone. She then begins to get strange, disturbing calls, and finally finds a connection with Young-sook, Jeon Jong-seo. You won't be able to predict the film's twists and turns, so pay close attention. This film is a surreal, disturbing, and haunting journey thanks to strong performances, unnerving sound use, beautiful cinematography, and a well-crafted structure. * S.C.

How to watch: You can stream The Call on Netflix.

The bloody heart of the "Fear Street" trilogy is a solid mystery. Credit: NETFLIX

This could have been a slapstick homage to horror films from the '70s and '80s. But it has a compelling core mystery that makes it worthy of inclusion on the list. R.L. Fear Street's Fear Street Trilogy was inspired by him. The Fear Street trilogy, inspired by R.L. Stines's more mature novel series, centers around a cyclical curse that causes a string of murders to plague Shadyside residents. Leigh Janiak directed the films Part 1 through Part 2. Part 2 and Part 3 are set in different times periods. Each time period is linked by these events. To unravel the mystery, a group of teens will need to dig into the past. Fear Street is the greatest horror mystery ever (sorry). S.C.

How to watch Fear Street: Fear Street can now be streamed on Netflix.

His House

There is something inside the walls... Credit to netflix

Horror films that are truly great have more to them than just scares. Some horror films are character studies while others deal with deeper issues or address complex social issues. A few of them manage to move you in ways that go beyond raising your pulse. His House, the debut of Remi Weekes as writer-director, does all this and more.

His House is a haunted house that combines drama and claustrophobic mystery. It follows the asylum seekers Bol (Sope Diisu) and Rial(Wunmi Moaku) as they arrive from South Sudan to find themselves in the UK. The walls echo with noises, and Bol's paranoia and fear grow along with ours. It's only when the movie progresses and Jo Willems creative cinematography begins hinting at the past that the horror of His House becomes apparent. * Sam Haysom is the Deputy UK Editor

How to watch: His House can now be streamed on Netflix.

I Am All Girls

The mystery of "I Am All Girls" is solved by a masked killer. Credit to netflix

This one is not an easy watch. The film is based on true events and begins with Gert vanRooyen's interrogation. He was a South African sex offender, who was implicated in six abductions of young girls in the late 1980s. The movie is set in the present and uses van Rooyen’s alleged crimes to start. A detective works to uncover a child-trafficking ring, while also investigating a serial killer that seems to be only targeting the criminals involved. Donavan Marsh's movie is a blend of mystery and thriller, a how-deep-does-this-go conspiracy that leads from dilapidated drug dens to the halls of governmentuncovering a series of grim revelations with roots that go back 30 years. S.H.

How to watch: I Am All Girls can now be streamed on Netflix.

I am Mother

Friend...or foe? Credit: netflix

Robots are difficult to understand because you don't know what they are thinking. This is something we have learned time and again in sci-fi, and Grant Sputore is no exception to this futuristic mystery. It concerns a young girl raised by a robot in a postapocalyptic bunker. Rose Byrne and Clara Rugaard star in this story. The suspense is matched by the impassive gaze of Mother (the robot carer), before the machine goes into full throttle when a stranger arrives, casting suspicion on the guardian's true role. * S.H.

How to watch: I Am Mother is streaming on Netflix currently.

It is not all what it seems. Credit: Mary Cybulski / NETFLIX

This is the most entertaining movie in this list. It's almost impossible to say no. It is, however, the most intriguing mystery. It may be, according to how confused I was after I watched it. Charlie Kaufman, writer/director, tells the story of a student who travels to meet her boyfriend's parents. It is a psychological nightmare that makes it feel like you are watching a reality show for two hours straight. It's full of deep writing, philosophical musings and reality-bending clues that give rise to the Lynch-esque feeling that we aren't seeing what we think. What are we actually watching? It might take some time to figure out the answer. S.H.

How to watch: Im Thinking Of Ending Things can now be streamed on Netflix.

Lost Girls

Shannan Gilbert's family as played by Thomasin McKenzie and Amy Ryan. Credit: Jessica Kourkounis/netflix

Lost Girls, based on Shannan Gilbert's disappearance in 2010, and Mari's efforts to locate her, is a dark investigation of the events surrounding an infamous serial killer cold-case that places a spotlight on the families who were left behind. Liz Garbus directs with a grim realism. Amy Ryan portrays a portrait of anger and desperation, as she confronts a police force that is incompetent at best and apathetic at worst. S.H.

How to watch Lost Girls on Netflix

Nobody is ever truly dead

Cristina Rodlo stars as this claustrophobic nightmare. Credit: teddy cavendish/netflix

Are you more afraid than you are intrigued? Perhaps. Santiago Menghini's haunted house story, which is based on a Adam Nevill novel, raises many questions. There are many questions, such as why is Ambar (a Mexican immigrant) able to find boarding accommodation with so many locked doors. What are her nightmares about strange stones and strange sounds she hears at night? It will be difficult to guess, but this suspenseful thriller will keep you guessing until the very end. S.H.

How to watch: You can stream No One Gets Out of Alive on Netflix.

How did we get here? Where's the exit? Credit to netflix

Alexandre Aja's Oxygen, a futuristic take on the fear of being buried alive is a horror story about a woman who wakes in a cryogenic container with no clue who she is or how to get there. The good news is? The good news? She can communicate with the outside via a robot medical unit called M.I.L.O. The bad news? The bad news? Mlanie Laurent captures the short-breathed fear of the role well, and Christie LeBlanc’s screenplay is full of twists and turns that keep the story moving at a fast pace. If you are afraid of tight spaces, this movie won't be for you. * S.H.

How to watch: Oxygen can be viewed on Netflix right now.

Logan Browning and Allison Williams are musical protgs on "The Perfection". Credit: netflix

This is not the movie you want to watch while you eat. Richard Shepard's musical horror leans heavily on the body horror genre. Protagonists Charlotte (Allison Williams), and Lizzie (Logan Browning), embark on a hellish journey that begins with a bus ride through China, and ends at the music school where they were both educated. This story is not for the faint-hearted, but it is filled with surprises. S.H.

How to watch: The Perfection can now be streamed on Netflix.

Things Seen and Heard

In "Things Heard and Seen", Amanda Seyfried goes through a very difficult time. Credit: Anna Kooris / NETFLIX

Do not let the low Rotten Tomatoes score deter you. Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcinis Things Heard and Seen, which is based on Elizabeth Brundage's novel All Things Cease to Apear, are one of those movies that will divide people. The film is a mix of thriller and drama, with a touch of mystery and horror. It can be confusing to some. The story follows Catherine (Amanda Seyfried), and George (James Norton), who decide to move into a farmhouse upstate New York to uncover some disturbing secrets. You won't be disappointed if you don't expect horror. It's worth checking out if you enjoy well-drawn characters with plenty of simmering terror. S.H.

What to watch: You can now stream Things Heard and Seen on Netflix.

What did Jack do?

What were you doing? WHAT DID YOU DO? Credit: Netflix

Watch David Lynch ask a monkey dressed in a suit if he has ever been a communist party card-carrier. It's a fascinating mystery. This is the real thing in David Lynch's What Did Jack Do? (17-minute film) in which Lynch interrogates Jack in a train carriage.

Lynch's company Absurda presented the film along with Fondation Cartier in Paris, where Lynch directed and edited it. He also assisted in set construction and sound editing with a small team.

We won't reveal what happens next, but watch out for an appearance by Emily Stofle, Twin Peaks star and wife of David Lynch. Also make sure to listen to the fun musical number at the end. You read that correctly. * S.H.

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*This show article also appeared on an earlier Mashable list.