Best Mystery Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Mystery Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: suspense, surprise ending, atmospheric, interesting, suspenseful and intense. Plot: murder, death, storytelling, blood, mystery, violence, flashback, fear, dialogue and secrets. Genre: Mystery, Thriller and Drama. Country: USA, UK and Canada.
Best Mystery Movies
Best Mystery Movies
TOP Movies: Night Hunter (2018), Shutter Island (2010), Memento (2000), Arrival (2016), Gone Girl (2014), Saw (2004), The Conjuring (2013), The Box (2009), Coco (2017), Now You See Me (2013), Se7en (1995), Get Out (2017), The Green Mile (1999), The Ring (2002), Host (2020), The Prestige (2006), Enola Holmes (2020), Paranormal Activity (2007), The Sixth Sense (1999), Prisoners (2013).

List of Best Movies

 5.9
 14K
Night Hunter (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A police task force traps an online predator, only to discover that the depth of his crimes goes far beyond anything they had anticipated.
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, profiler, tragic past, vigilante, ex husband ex wife relationship, father daughter relationship, fbi agent, investigation, psychopath, kidnap, pedophile, schizophrenic ...
Time: 2010s
Place: minnesota
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 8.2
 1.1M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, plot twist, insanity, paranoia, investigation, mental illness, psychiatrist, psychology, island, uncover truth, isolation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
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 8.4
 1.1M
Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: neo noir, plot twist, mystery, memory loss, twists & turns, uncover truth, paranoia, suprisingly clever, murder, manipulation, haunted by the past, amnesia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 7.9
 590K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: intellectual, twist ending, cerebral, enigmatic, philosophical ...
Plot: first contact, alien, spacecraft, alien race, female protagonist, ufo, loss, scientist, destiny, alien creature, science, time ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: pakistan, russia, montana, china, venezuela ...
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 8.1
 854K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: mystery, police investigation, murder mystery, missing person, investigation, twists & turns, disappearance, missing wife, manipulation, femme fatale, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2012
Place: missouri, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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 7.6
 378K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, mind game, captivity, serial killer, psychopath, insanity, plot twist, survival, race against time, master criminal, gory, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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 7.5
 440K
The Conjuring (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, exorcism, danger, paranormal investigation, haunted by the past, witch, paranormal activity, fear, evil force, evil ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: new england, rhode island, usa
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 5.6
 89K
The Box (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Norma and Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: conspiracy, moral dilemma, gift, human nature, murder, money, experiment, mystery, button, decision, sacrifice, mysterious character ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, usa, langley virginia
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 8.4
 376K
Coco (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, colourful, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: disney, boy, life after death, childhood, musician, life & death, fantasy world, singer, child protagonist, music, family, ghost ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: mexico
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 7.3
 594K
Now You See Me (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
Style: surprise ending, clever, entertaining, breathtaking, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, cons and scams, outsmarting, mind game, scheme, teamwork, mastermind, illusionist, fbi, manipulations, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new orleans, las vegas, new york, paris france, usa ...
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione continue their quest to vanquish the evil Voldemort once and for all. Just as things begin to look hopeless for the young wizards, Harry discovers a trio of magical objects that endow him with powers to rival Voldemort's ...
Style: exciting, stylized, atmospheric, psychotronic, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, supernatural ability, good versus evil, friendship, imaginary, magic wand, young heroes, magic, best friends, witch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, 2010s, 90s ...
Place: europe, england
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 8.6
 1.4M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, investigation, crime, neo noir, master criminal, psychopath, police detective, police investigation, twists & turns, police, killings ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, united states, new york
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 7.7
 489K
Get Out (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, interracial romance, hypnosis, cult, african american, human monster, survival, friendship, psycho, missing person, brainwashing, missing ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
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 8.6
 1.1M
The Green Mile (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, prison, life philosophy, death row, supernatural, prison life, human nature, supernatural ability, convict, justice, confined, death sentence ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1990s, year 1999 ...
Place: southern usa, usa, louisiana
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 7.1
 320K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, investigation, life is a bitch, murder, death, ghost, journalist, race against time, little girl, telephone, urban legend, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, seattle washington
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 6.6
 13K
Host (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Six friends hire a medium to hold a séance via Zoom during lockdown — but they get far more than they bargained for as things quickly go wrong. When an evil spirit starts invading their homes, they begin to realize they might not survive the ...
Plot: evil spirit, quarantine, psychic, video chat, computer, internet, paranormal activity, virus, isolation, internet chat, death, violence ...
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 8.5
 1.2M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, captivating, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, deception, secret, magic, magical, teleportation, diary, plot twist, stage magic ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s ...
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
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 6.6
 113K
Enola Holmes (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.
Style: mysterious, exciting, romantic, funny, feminist film
Plot: female detective, private detective, feminism, brother sister relationship, female protagonist, teenage love, child prodigy, sherlock holmes, obsessive quest, teenage girl, runaway, breaking the fourth wall ...
Time: victorian era, victorian england
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Paranormal Activity (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, dark, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, fear, panic, paranormal activity, supernatural, nightmare, danger, videotaping, couples, evil force, desperation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: usa, california, los angeles, san diego california
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 8.1
 908K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, mystery, psychology, afterlife, death, psychic power, supernatural ability, psychiatrist, psychic, life & death, psychologist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
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 8.1
 597K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, missing child, crime, brutality, child abduction, neo noir, disappearance, vigilantism, torture, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
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 5.6
 13K
The Intruder (2019)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a young married couple who buys a beautiful Napa Valley house on several acres of land only to find that the man they bought it from refuses to let go of the property.
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, neurotic, captivating
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: home invasion, woman in danger, psycho, maniac, voyeur, young couple, thanksgiving, intruder, murder, deer, intervention, sexual assault ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, california
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The Perfect Guy (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a painful breakup, Leah seems to meet the perfect guy. But she soon discovers his violent side that disrupts her life.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: woman in danger, fatal attraction, obsession, stalking, mind game, danger, psychopath, rivalry, vengeance, couple relations, life turned upside down, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for another magic-filled year. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict, Sirius Black – and turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin for help.
Style: twists and turns, stylized, exciting, gothic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, magical, good versus evil, friendship, young heroes, supernatural ability, witch, chosen one, school, magic, boarding school life, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1993, year 1994 ...
Place: europe, england
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure – but Voldemort lurks, awaiting his chance to destroy Harry and all that ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, twists and turns, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, friendship, school, witch, boarding school, supernatural ability, magic, curses spells and rituals, contests and competitions, dragon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.9
 439K
Knives Out (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his ...
Style: captivating, witty, exciting, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: murder mystery, eccentric family, mansion, investigation, murder investigation, whodunit, private detective, murder, mystery killer, inheritance, suspect, crime ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, new england
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 7.2
 287K
Scream (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.
Style: twists and turns, scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, masked killer, woman in danger, high school, who done it, murder, danger, teenage life, small town, psychopath, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychotronic, visually appealing, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: chosen one, wizards and magicians, young heroes, magical, wizards, magic, supernatural ability, witch, magic wand, journey, hereditary gift of witchcraft, bravery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997, year 1998, 1990s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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 6.4
 53K
Fractured (2019)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Driving cross-country, Ray and his wife and daughter stop at a highway rest area where his daughter falls and breaks her arm. After a frantic rush to the hospital and a clash with the check-in nurse, Ray is finally able to get her to a doctor. While ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, captivating, rough, bleak
Plot: hospital, gas station, insanity, desperation, little girl, rescue, doctor, disappearance, loss of control, tragedy, loss of family, riding accident ...
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Secret Obsession (2019)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Newlywed Jennifer is brutally attacked at a dark rest stop. While healing from her injuries, she can’t recall anything from her past, including the ordeal. Her husband, Russell , is just thankful she’s alive and eager to get her home. As he ...
Style: suspense, intense, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, memory loss, stalker, violence, psycho killer, murder, deception, pursuit, danger, netflix
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