There aren't any Harlan Coben movies on Netflix yet (where to watch one now)

France - "Ne Le Dis a Personne" - Premiere in Paris
France - "Ne Le Dis a Personne" - Premiere in Paris / Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/GettyImages

Harlan Coben has pretty much taken over the thriller section on Netflix with his many suspenseful shows on the platform, and we're not complaining one bit! So far, there are eight Harlan Coben Netflix shows out, with several more currently in the works. His most recently announced book-to-television adaptation for Netflix is Missing You, which is currently filming in the U.K. Through his ongoing creative partnership with the streaming giant, we can expect many more of his novels to be turned into shows, and we're looking forward to seeing the final products.

However, I don't know if you noticed, but there aren't any Harlan Coben movies on Netflix. Not one. This would lead you to wonder if any of his books have ever been turned into films. Well, one of his novels has been adapted into a movie in the past. We're talking about the French film Tell No One, which is based on Coben's 2001 book of the same name. It's important to mention that this movie came out before Coben's Netflix deal, so Netflix had no involvement whatsoever.

France - "Ne Le Dis a Personne" - Premiere in Paris
France - "Ne Le Dis a Personne" - Premiere in Paris / Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/GettyImages

Tell No One is a 2006 thriller flick directed by Guillaume Canet from a screenplay he co-wrote with Philippe Lefebvre. It follows Dr. Alexandre Beck, a pediatrician who still can't get over his wife's tragic death eight years ago when she was murdered by a serial killer. One day, the police discover two dead bodies near Alexandre's home, making him a suspect in the murders. Things become even crazier when Alexandre receives an anonymous email with a video clip showing his believed to be dead wife alive and well and a message attached saying, "Tell no one." With the cops hot on his trail, Alexandre goes on the run.

French actor François Cluzet stars in the leading role of Alexandre Beck, while Canadian actress Marie-Josée Croze plays the role of Alexandre's supposedly dead wife, Margot Beck. Joining them in the cast are other talented actors such as André Dussollier, Kristin Scott Thomas, François Berléand, Nathalie Baye, Jean Rochefort, and many others.

When the movie hit French theaters back in November 2006, it was a huge success at the box office and was well-received critically as well. It managed to gross $33.4 million at the box office against a $13.5 million budget. It also won four awards at the 2007 César Awards in France: Best Director for Guillaume Canet, Best Actor for François Cluzet, Best Editing, and Best Music Written for a Film.

Where to watch Tell No One

Unfortunately, Tell No One is not streaming on Netflix, even though we hope it will be added in the future. You can watch this French film on Amazon Prime Video, but you'll need a subscription to the streaming service in order to gain access. You also have the option to watch it for free on Tubi or rent or purchase it through Vudu, Apple TV, Google Play, or YouTube. Obviously, the best option would be to watch it on Tubi. But if you're already subscribed to Amazon Prime Video, you might as well watch that way.

So, will there ever be any Harlan Coben movies on Netflix? Yes! Through his creative partnership with the streaming giant, some of his books will be adapted into movies. So far, there has been only one confirmed book-to-movie adaptation for Netflix. Back in 2020, Coben's 2013 novel Six Years was announced to be in the process of being turned into a movie for Netflix with David Ayer set to write and direct. There haven't been any updates on where this movie adaptation is in the filmmaking process since then, but it hasn't been announced to be shelved either. So, that's good news.

Here's the Six Years book synopsis via Amazon:

"Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd.

But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for...but she is not Natalie.

As Jake searches for the truth, his picture-perfect memories of Natalie begin to unravel. Mutual friends of the couple either can’t be found, or don’t remember Jake. No one has seen Natalie in years. And soon, Jake’s search for the woman who broke his heart puts his very life at risk as he uncovers the secrets and lies that love can hide...."

We can expect more of Coben's books to be adapted into films in the future. For now, it seems that he's just focusing on television adaptations for Netflix.

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