35 best mystery movies and shows on Netflix

MANIFEST -- "Destination Unknown" Episode 308 -- Pictured: Josh Dallas as Ben Stone -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/Warner Brothers/NBC)
MANIFEST -- "Destination Unknown" Episode 308 -- Pictured: Josh Dallas as Ben Stone -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/Warner Brothers/NBC) /
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Best shows on Netflix: The Stranger

Season: 1

Created By: Harlan Coben

Starring: Richard Armitage, Siobhan Finneran, Jennifer Saunders, Shaun Dooley, Paul Kaye, Dervla Kirwan, Kadiff Kirwan, Jacob Dudman, Ella-Rae Smith, Brandon Fellows, Misha Handley, Anthony Head, Hannah John-Kamen, Stephen Rea

Even the biggest fans of mystery movies and shows can manage to miss out on one of the best titles on Netflix. It happens! With so much of our attention trained on the buzzier new releases that everyone’s talking about, some of the smaller titles that are just as good slip through the cracks. That’s all to say that if you missed The Stranger, it’s time to solve this mystery.

Based on the novel of the same name by creator Harlan Coben, The Stranger follows Adam Price (Richard Armitage), a husband and father whose life is turned upside down thanks to a perfect stranger. When The Stranger (Hannah John-Kamen), a woman in her 20s donning a baseball hat, shares a secret with Adam about his wife, his world takes a turn for the dangerous.

The Stranger first debuted on Netflix at the top of 2020, just missing the wave of quarantine binge-watching that turned unlikely hits into viral sensations. Still, the British miniseries earned positive reviews from critics and holds an 83% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. If you’re looking to escape into a tangled mystery for a weekend, make sure to add The Stranger to your binge list.