The original Knives Out revived the old-school murder mystery in the most Clue-y sense of the term, investigating the death of a rich old man and relishing in every cliche of the genre. Its inevitable sequel modernises the details – a billionaire tech douche (Ed Norton) invites a bunch of his douchey friends to his private island, only to have one of them turn up dead – but the formula remains more or less the same, and thank goodness for that. Really, they could (and probably will) make a million of these things and they’ll all be fun, as long as Daniel Craig and his utterly unconvincing Southern accent keep returning as ace sleuth Benoit Blanc.
Let’s face it: making it through an entire movie isn’t always easy, especially when you’re curled up on the couch underneath four blankets and nursing a cup of tea. Sometimes, it’s simply a matter of finding a film that’ll force you to stay awake by frying your nerves and jacking your heart rate up. Netflix contains plenty of movies that fit the mould, but finding them requires wading through endless catalogue filler advertised with a preview photo of some anonymous dude sprinting from an explosion. If you want a thriller that actually thrills, we’ve dug out these 22 flicks that’ll truly take you for a wild ride. Here are the best thrillers streaming on Netflix right now.
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