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)
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The Woman in the Window
Woman in the Window (2021), Amy Adams as Anna Fox /

Best movies on Netflix: The Woman in the Window

Release Year: 2021

Directed By: Joe Wright

Starring: Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Fred Hechinger, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Julianne Moore

After a series of delays and postponements, The Woman in the Window starring Academy Award-nominated film icon Amy Adams finally arrived on Netflix in May 2021. The psychological thriller was first intended for a theatrical release in October 2019, then May 202, until the theatrical release was scrapped altogether for a Netflix drop in the wake of the pandemic.

Based on the novel of the same name by A. J. Finn, Adams stars in The Woman in the Window as Dr. Anna Fox, an agoraphobic child therapist who will not leave her home in New York City. When she starts checking in on her new neighbors across the street, she’s convinced she has witness a heinous crime in their home, leading to her mental unraveling and a very tangled mystery.

Although Amy Adams delivers an excellent leading performance in a cast that features a number of incredible talents, The Woman in the Window wasn’t particularly well-received by critics or viewers, but that shouldn’t deter you from watching one of the year’s best new mystery movies. Full of plot twists that will keep you guessing, The Woman in the Window is a layered mystery you don’t want to miss on Netflix.