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An eye-opening mystery thriller slices into the Netflix Top 10

Hint: It's better than Clue.

Knives Out
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When it comes to the enthralling genre of mystery thrillers, it’s safe to say that many people enjoy the ‘whodunit’ aspect of dissecting clues and unraveling unsolved crimes — especially when the ending turns out to be the opposite of what eagle-eyed viewers expected. Which is precisely why Rian Johnson’s Knives Out was received so well by critics and altered the landscape as one of the most thought-provoking and eye-opening films in its genre.

The action-packed extravaganza grossed over $300 million worldwide — against a $40 million budget — garnered three nominations at the 77th Golden Globe Awards, boasts a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and has now found success once again on multiple streaming platforms.

Daniel Craig stars as Benoit Blanc, a no-nonsense private detective tasked with solving the mysterious death of wealthy novelist Harlan Thrombey, played by Christopher Plummer. The star-studded cast also includes Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, and Lakeith Stanfield — who all deliver a handful of riveting performances that help to add credibility to the movie’s worth.

Knives Out

As per FlixPatrol, the critically-acclaimed mystery thriller has found favor on the global charts amongst a plethora of countries around the world and has almost effortlessly secured a Top 10 spot on Netflix and iTunes this week, proving that streaming success can easily be found after an impressive box office run.

With a much-anticipated sequel on the horizon and the potential for an epic crossover, there’s certainly no doubt that a realm of crime-fueled mystery and intriguing hints is set for future expansion of the knife-wielding original.

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Fascinated by the art of journalism, Taylor Mansfield has been writing for over 10 years. In the present day, she lends her expertise as a Staff Writer / Editor for WGTC, tackling a broad range of topics such as movies, television, celebrity news, and of course… *anything* horror! Because wherever there is horror — Taylor isn't far behind. She has previously contributed to entertainment sites such as GamersDecide, MovieWeb, and The Nerd Stash.