Movies that are set around a mysterious murder that must be solved, have been with us since the beginning of the art of cinema. It is practically a universal genre everybody has had a taste from and from which most continue seeking better and more intricate stories. From the classic detective adventures of Sherlock Holmes or Agatha Christie’s famous character of Hercule Poirot to the never-ending delight Lieutenant Columbo brought to its audience, this genre will most probably last an eternity and continue shedding excellence on the art of suspense and mystery.
With Netflix we have the opportunity to watch an array of this beloved genre and while most of them are more modern, recent and take a different approach on the traditional story format, this only shows us how today’s filmmakers still manage to keep the innovation and greatness of this art form growing and growing. So take a seat, turn off the light and enjoy this list of best murder mysteries on Netflix. You can also watch some of these detective movies on Amazon Prime or Hulu.
10. The Factory (2012)
Mike Fletcher, played by John Cusack, obsessively investigates the case of a murdered prostitute, who’s body was cut up and put to the cold temperature of a freezer by a violent serial killer. When an argumentative dinner at home leads his teenage daughter to sneak out of the house to meet her boyfriend, things take a turn to the worst as she is soon kidnapped by the same killer John is trying to locate. An intense investigation on the disappeared daughter begins in the cold streets of New York city. Although a theme often heard and seen before, it still manages to do its tricks and entertain an audience seeking for a suspenseful crime story where the steps of a man aren’t always easy to follow.
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