There are few things more compelling than a good mystery film, and murder mysteries have the edge because there is so much at stake. If you have already seen our list of the ten best murder documentaries on Netflix, why not delve into the realm of fiction with our list of the ten best murder mystery films currently available to stream on Netflix.
Based on the Stephen King novel, a farmer and his son decide to kill his wife in order to get her money and change their lives. Their lives do change, but in an unexpected way as they must deal with the weight and consequences of their crime. Starring Thomas Jane.
Agatha and the Truth of Murder (2018)
Murder writer Agatha Christie famously disappeared for 11 days in 1926. This British movie suggests that during this time she became embroiled in a real murder case, like the stories she writes. Ruth Bradley stars as this Agatha Christie-cum-Jessica Fletcher.
This classic psychological thriller features a police psychologist who becomes agoraphobic after she is attacked by one of her own subjects. Living her entire life from her apartment and behind a computer screen, she must face her fears when a copycat killer seems to be on the loose. Starring Sigourney Weaver and Holly Hunter.
Dark Places (2014)
Charlize Theron leads this neo-noir mystery about a woman who is the sole survivor of the massacre of her entire family when she was a child. Her eight-year-old self pointed the finger at her brother. As an adult in need of money, she agrees to go on a true-crime show. As she revisits the crime, she starts to remember things differently.
Lost Girls (2020)
This new Netflix release tells the story of the murders of young female sex workers on Lond Island and one woman’s quest to find this modern-day Jack the Ripper. Based on a true story, Amy Ryan stars as the real-life activist Mari Gilbert.
Righteous Kill (2008)
Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in a film together, it is worth watching just for that. They play two seasoned New York detectives that are working on a case of serial executions. But as the story unfolds, at least one of them seems to be personally much closer to the case than they have been letting on.
Secrets in their Eyes (2015)
A team of investigators finds their trust in one another challenged when one of their own teenage daughters is brutally murdered and considers taking justice into their own hands. Starring Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Nicole Kidman.
Juliane Moore and Jonathan Rhys Meyers star in this supernatural thriller about a psychiatrist who discovers that all but one of the multiple personalities that live inside her client are real-life murder victims. She starts to identify more sinister motives in her client, but the reality of the situation is more complex still.
Small Town Crime (2017)
John Hawkes stars as an alcoholic ex-cop who discovers a woman left for dead on the side of the road. He finds himself uncontrollably compelled to find her killer, but as he looks into the crime, it becomes very complicated, and his own family is put at risk.
Taking Lives (2004)
Angelina Jolie and Ethan Hawke star in this serial killer movie set in Montreal. Jolie is a rookie profile on the hunt for a serial killer who takes on the identity of each person he kills in order to gain access to his next victim.