12 Years of Shutter Island: Is It Available on Netflix?

Published 02/21/2022, 11:30 AM EST

A few director-actor combos worldwide are as famous and critically acclaimed as Director Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio. The duo has worked on five films and is currently shooting for their sixth outing. It is the 12th anniversary of one of their best collaboration.

We are talking about Shutter Island completing 12 years of being one of the best thrillers ever to grace the big screen. So, can we watch it on Netflix?



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The art of mystery-Shutter Island

We cannot talk about the plot of shutter island without giving out the great twists that it is packed with. So let us just talk about the beauty of the film and how it fools you even after multiple watches.

The film is an adaptation of a 2003 novel by Dennis Lehane of the same name. To give you a gist, the film primarily revolves around a US Marshall Teddy Daniels, who is sent to Shutter Island, an asylum for the insane and horrific criminals. The purpose of his visit is to investigate the disappearance of an inmate. However, as the movie goes, dark secrets about what really happens on the Island are revealed.

What makes Shutter Island so great is its ability to fool people. Throughout the film, you question your sanity, which is what Marty precisely wants.

The greatest thing about Shutter Island is that the final reveal is not forced. It was right in front of your eyes the whole time. You just weren’t paying attention. It is the Sixth Sense but better. In fact, the ending hits you so bad you just refuse it. Try to find a better resolution that satisfies you. But the movie spares no one. You feel deranged for days after your first viewing, and the only remedy is going back to watching it again and again.


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That is the real beauty, the thing to appreciate about the film, that the twist feels so organic you just hate the director for fooling you so bad for the entirety of the film.

The acting of the whole cast is entirely flawless. Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max von Sydow, Emily Mortimer, and Michelle Williams all do complete justice to their roles.


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Is Shutter Island on Netflix?

Netflix is the place to watch thrillers and neo-noirs. It has an extensive collection of mysteries ranging from Zodiac to Blade Runner 2049.


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So it is no mystery that Shutter Island is available on Netflix. And the great news is that since February 1st, it has been available on Netflix USA among many other regions.

So what are you waiting for! Watch Shutter Island and let us know whether you saw the twist coming.



Baheen Qadri

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Baheen Qadri is an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie. Currently, he is pursuing BA in Mass comm Hons from SCMC Pune. He loves binge-watching films and TV series on Netflix.