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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Spenser Confidential - Mystery movies
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Best movies on Netflix: Spenser Confidential

Release Year: 2020

Directed By: Peter Berg

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Winston Duke, Alan Arkin, Iliza Shlesinger, James DuMont, Bokeem Woodbine, Marc Maron, Post Malone, Michael Gaston, Colleen Camp, Hope Olaide Wilson, Kip Weeks, Rebecca Gibel, Big Shug, Donald Cerrone, Brandon Scales

Wherever there’s an action movie, you will probably find Mark Wahlberg. The action star has fought crime with Will Ferrell, The Rock, Denzel Washington and even some Transformers. But whether it’s a comedy or a straightforward shout ’em up drama, Wahlberg’s a fan-favorite action star with the blockbuster set. Netflix’s Spenser Confidential gives the action star his latest hit.

Based on the novel Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland by Ace Atkins, Spenser Confidential stars Mark Wahlberg as the titular disgraced former police detective who returns to Boston for one more investigation. Spenser teams up with Hawk (Winston Duke) and Henry Cimoli (Alan Arkin) to untangle the mystery of a twisted murder conspiracy that links back to Spenser’s past.

Spenser Confidential comes from director Peter Berg, who has also directed four other action films starring Mark Wahlberg: Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon, Patriots Day and Mile 22. The film debuted on Netflix in March 2020, and even though it wasn’t a critical hit, the action-comedy became one of the streamer’s most-watched titles of the year. Inevitably, there will eventually be some sort of sequel, but for now, enjoy the original mystery on Netflix right now.