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: The Da Vinci Code

Release Year: 2006

Directed By: Ron Howard

Starring: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellan, Alfred Molina, Jürgen Prochnow, Paul Bettany, Jean Reno, Étienne Chicot, Jean-Yves Berteloot, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Charlotte Graham, Hugh Mitchell, Seth Gabel, Marie-Françoise Audollent, Francesco Carnelutti

It’s hard to explain the hold the book The Da Vinci Code had over popular culture in the mid-aughts to people who didn’t live it, but it was everywhere. The film adaptation starring Tom Hanks only made that hold tighter because, well, it’s Tom Hanks bringing the biggest book of the moment to the big screen. But right now, it’s one of the best mystery movies streaming on Netflix.

Based on the massive best-selling novel of the same name by Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code stars Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon, an American symbologist at the center of a new mystery at the Louvre Museum. When a murder and hidden clues in Leonardo da Vinci’s famous works uncover a long-held religious mystery, a secret society retains information that could rattle Christianity.

Of course, The Da Vinci Code bowed to polarizing responses due to its subject matter, but the film was a box office hit in spite of failing to wow critics. Because of that success, the film spawned two sequels, Angels & Demons and Inferno. If you’re in the mood for a little mystery care of Tom Hanks and Ron Howard, a Da Vinci Code double feature awaits you on Netflix right now.