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 movies on Netflix: Synchronic

Release Year: 2019

Directed By: Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead

Starring: Anthony Mackie, Jamie Dornan, Ally Ioannides, Katie Aselton, Bill Oberst Jr., Natasha Tina Liu, Martin Bats Bradford, Adam J. Yeend, Devyn A. Tyler, Betsy Holt, Shane Brady

The stars of the science fiction thriller Synchronic just so happened to star in two of the best mystery titles of the past year. Obviously, Anthony Mackie co-headlined the Marvel series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+ and Jamie Dornan co-starred in the underrated camp comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar. But together, they star in a top new release on Netflix.

Synchronic stars Anthony Mackie as Steven and Jamie Dornan as Dennis, paramedics and longtime best friends who find themselves called the scene of increasingly strange and horrifying accidents. They link the accidents back to a new designer drug called Synchronic, but when Dennis’s oldest daughter goes missing, their investigation leads to a confounding sense of reality and time.

Although the release of Synchronic wound up less streamlined due to the circumstances of 2020, the film still managed to premiere in theaters and net positive reviews from critics. Upon its release on Netflix in April 2021, the sci-fi mystery hit the top 10 and reached a wider audience. For a thrilling movie night with a likable duo in the lead (though Dornan doesn’t have a song and dance number in this one), add Synchronic to your mystery movie night lineup.