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LATEST MYSTERY MOVIES

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Shannon Kook, Eugenie Bondurant, Sterling Jerins, Charlene Amoia, Mitchell Hoog, Ingrid Bisu

Critic's Rating:4.0

English
Horror, Mystery, Thriller | UA

13 Aug 2021 | 2 hrs 4 mins

The Grudge

The Grudge

Betty Gilpin, Tara Westwood, Andrea Riseborough, William Sadler, Joel Marsh Garland, Lin Shaye, John Cho, Demian Bichir, Jacki Weaver, Frankie Faison

Critic's Rating:3.0

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English
Horror, Mystery | A

03 Jan 2020 | 1 hr 20 mins

Babru

Babru

Suman Nagarkar, Prakruthi Kashyap, Sunny Moza, Mahi Hiremath, Rey Tostado, Sandeep Belliyappa, Bharath KS, Gaana Bhat, Vinay Bhardwaj

Critic's Rating:3.0

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Kannada
Mystery, Thriller | UA

06 Dec 2019 | 2 hrs 4 mins

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The 30 Best Mystery Movies on Netflix Right Now

By Remus Noronha

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From classic whodunnits to mind-bending thrillers, these are the best mystery movies to watch on Netflix.

If you are wondering how to put your puzzle-solving skills to some good use, we got you covered. What’s better than watching a good, exciting mystery movie and trying to solve the riddle yourself? The best thing about this genre is that although it can get a bit frustrating to not know what’s coming next, the thrill of that journey makes it all worth it. No matter what the solution is, mysteries are exciting and they're basically fuel for your brain.

So we've put together a list of the best of the best mystery movies you can watch on Netflix right now. From simple and straightforward murders to crime thrillers, mind-bending sci-fi, and more, each of these mystery films will have your mind racing for answers. There's suspense, conflict, thrill, action, and some batshit crazy moments that would make you question life, the universe, and everything! So get ready for the ultimate shock-and-awe experience.

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Hubie Halloween

Director: Steven Brill

Writer: Adam Sandler and Tim Herlihy

Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Julie Bowen, Ray Liotta, Rob Schneider, June Squibb, Kenan Thompson, Shaquille O'Neal, Steve Buscemi, Maya Rudolph, Tim Meadows, Karan Brar, Paris Berelc, Noah Schnapp, China Anne McClain, Michael Chiklis

Not all Halloween movies are spine-chilling and spooky and not all Salem stories are about witches! Hubie Halloween proves that mysteries can be comical too. The movie follows the story of Hubie Dubois (Adam Sandler), an eccentric but simple deli-worker in Salem, Massachusetts. His good-natured, child-like persona is often mocked by the kids and adults in his neighborhood. But this one Halloween, Hubie finds himself in the middle of a mystery that he must solve to save the community that he loves. It’s fun, entertaining, with lots of LOL moments, and there’s nothing to take seriously. It’s a mystery-comedy after all.

Murder Mystery

Director: Kyle Newacheck

Writer: James Vanderbilt

Cast: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Luke Evans, Gemma Arterton, Adeel Akhtar, Terence Stamp, David Williams, David Boon, John Cani, Sufe Bradshaw

Another mystery-comedy from the house of Adam Sandler and this time he has a partner! Jennifer Aniston teams up with the Sandman after nearly a decade for a thrilling and fun ride. In Murder Mystery, New York cop (Sandler) and his wife (Aniston) set out on a vacation to Europe to reignite the spark in their marriage. But a random encounter with the billionaire Charles Cavendish (Luke Evans) puts them in the middle of a murder turning their holiday into an investigation.

The Netflix Original admittedly had mixed reviews from critics but it did manage to bag a People's Choice Award. A sequel is currently in development.

The Woman in the Window

Director: Joe Wright

Writer: Tracy Letts

Cast: Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Fred Hechinger, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Julianne Moore

If you are looking for something intense and mind-boggling, then The Woman in the Window is what you need. Child psychologist Anna Fox (Amy Adams) lives alone in her Manhattan apartment, separated from her husband and daughter. She is agoraphobic but manages her life and lifestyle well enough. She also has an investigative bone, which leads to her spying on her neighbors. But this backfires and she witnesses a crime, throwing her life into a downward spiral. With an ensemble cast and a deep psychological thriller angle, this is a movie you cannot miss.

Spenser Confidential

Director: Peter Berg

Writer: Sean O'Keefe and Brian Helgeland

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Winston Duke, Alan Arkin, Iliza Shlesinger, Bokeem Woodbine, Marc Maron, Austin Post (Post Malone)

Adapted from the novel Robert B. Parker's Wonderland by author Ace Atkins, Spenser Confidential follows the unfortunate events in the life of, well, Spenser (Mark Wahlberg). He's a Boston police officer who loses his job and is sent to prison but it's after he gets released that things start getting twisted. Two Boston cops get murdered, including Spenser’s ex-captain. So Spenser teams up with his roommate and joins hands with the crime world to solve these murders. It’s a mystery-comedy and it’s got lots of action with never a dull moment.

Mute

Director: Duncan Jones

Writer: Michael Robert Johnson and Duncan Jones

Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux, Robert Sheehan, Noel Clarke, Florence Kasumba, Dominic Monaghan, Sam Rockwell, Seynab Saleh, Robert Kazinsky

Mute is a follow-up to the 2009 sci-fi thriller Moon by Duncan Jones but you can easily watch one without the other.

When his girlfriend goes suddenly (and mysteriously) missing, mute bartender Leo (Alexander Skarsgård) must go on a desperate search to get her back. But his hunt takes him through the city’s seedy dark side. Set in a futuristic Berlin, Mute is a neo-noir sci-fi mystery that explores crime, violence, and a gritty future. Skarsgård stars in an intriguing role and Paul Rudd plays a character very unlike what we usually see from him. Wondering if Leo ever gets to speak or will his character remain silent (but very violent) till the end? Watch the movie.

Shimmer Lake

Director: Oren Uziel

Writer: Oren Uziel

Cast: Benjamin Walker, Wyatt Russell, Rainn Wilson, Adam Pally, John Michael Higgins, Ron Livingston, Stephanie Sigman, and Rob Corddry

The real experience of Shimmer Lake is in its narrative. The story is told and shot in reverse, spanning day-by-day accounts of a week’s event and that’s what makes this movie an interesting watch. Besides the mystery element, of course. The plot follows a small-town sheriff (Benjamin Walker) who is on a quest to solve the mystery of a bank robbery gone wrong and the three suspects involved, one of them being his own brother, Andy (Rainn Wilson).

Rebecca

Director: Ben Wheatley

Writer: Jane Goldman, Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse

Cast: Lily James, Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Keeley Hawes, Ann Dowd, Sam Riley

Based on a 1938 novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier, this vintage British romance follows the life of Rebecca (Lily James). After a torrid love affair followed by a whirlwind wedding in Monte Carlo to a wealthy widower named Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer), Rebecca accompanies her husband to his mansion in England. Newlywed and naïve, Rebecca soon encounters mysterious behavior from the housekeeper, who seems to be still devoted to Maxim’s dead wife. In case you are thinking if there’s a horror element (with a dead wife and all), then all we can say is that there are horrifying things than you might expect in the story. The rest, as they say, is the mystery and there’s no other way to find out but to watch it.

Enola Holmes

Director: Harry Bradbeer

Writer: Jack Thorne

Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Sam Claflin, Henry Cavill, Helena Bonham Carter, Adeel Akhtar, Louis Partridge, Susie Wokoma,

We have read, seen, and heard enough of Sherlock Holmes (and occasionally Mycroft Holmes) solving the most unimaginable, unsolvable mysteries. Looks like being a supersleuth runs in the Holmes family

genes. Meet Enola (Millie Bobby Brown), the younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft, who is left alone with her mother (Helena Bonham Carter) after her brothers go off on their own life paths. On her 16th birthday, Enola finds her mother mysteriously missing and goes on an adventurous journey to London to find her. While her brothers do join the scene, her wit and investigative skills seem to outdo theirs. The movie is based on the first book in the eponymous YA fiction series by Nancy Springer.

Teenage romance, feminism in 1800s England, a refreshingly cheerful protagonist, and a journey of self-discovery – Enola Holmes has all the ingredients of a young adult story and a classic mystery movie. It’s really a must-watch.

Unknown Origins

Director: David Galán Galindo

Writer: David Galán Galindo and Fernando Navarro

Cast: Javier Rey, Antonio Resines, Brays Efe, Verónica Echegui, Ernesto Alterio, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Álex García, Carlos Areces

It’s one thing to be a comic book nerd and it’s a whole other thing to be a comic book-inspired serial killer. A very creative and painstaking job indeed. Based on David Galán Galindo’s novel of the same name, Unknown Origins (Spanish: Orígenes Secretos) is a Spanish movie about a killer on a rampage in Madrid, who uses characters from famous superhero origin stories to kill. The investigation falls upon inspector David (Javier Rey), who has an absolute aversion to comic books and believes that they are for adults who refuse to grow up. His criticism soon comes back to bite him in the hind, when he has to become a superhero to solve the murders. But that’s not all. David has to team up with his cosplay-loving boss, Norma (Verónica Echegui), much to his distaste.

A tad campy but colorful and fun, Unknown Origins is pure entertainment, whether you are a comic book fan or not.

The Invisible Guest

Director: Oriol Paulo

Writer: Oriol Paulo

Cast: Mario Casas, Bárbara Lennie, Blanca Martinez, Iñigo Gastesi, Francesc Orella, Blanca Martínez, José Coronado, Ana Wagener, Manel Dueso, San Yélamos, David Selvas, Paco Tous

The Invisible Guest (Spanish: Contratiempo), follows the story of Adrián Doria (Mario Casas), a young and successful businessman who wakes up in a locked hotel room, next to the body of his dead lover. He meets a celebrated defense attorney, Virginia Goodman (Blanca Martinez), who, over the course of one night, devises an exceptional strategy to save Adrian.

There’s a lot of legal drama involved but at the core, The Invisible Guest is a proper murder mystery. Despite mixed reviews, the movie was a box office success and inspired remakes in three different languages.

Related:The Best Spanish-Language Movies on Netflix Right Now

The Baztán Trilogy

Director: Fernando González Molina

Writer: Luiso Berdejo and Dolores Redondo

Cast: Marta Etura, Paco Tous, Francesc Orella, Elvira Mínguez, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Colin McFarlane

Based on the eponymous novels by Dolores Redondo, the Spanish crime thriller movie series comprises of three films – The Invisible Guardian, The Legacy of the Bones, and Offering to the Storm.

The stories follow police inspector Amaia Salazar (Marta Etura) and her experiences while solving crimes in her hometown of Baztán, in Navarre. The Invisible Guardian introduces Salazar – a former FBI agent and now a cop in the town of Pamplona, the capital of Navarre. She is sent on an investigation to Baztán to solve the mysterious ritualistic murder of a teenage girl, which appears to be connected to the local Basque mythology. While tracing the criminals, Salazar must also face her disturbing past. In the second movie, Salazar returns to the Baztán valley again to investigate a series of suicides that seem to have an uncanny pattern. In the final chapter of the trilogy, Salazar must uncover the origins of her nightmares that haunt her and dig into the darkest secrets of the Baztán valley. Shrouded in mystery and eerie crimes, this series is as intense as you can imagine. We recommend that you binge-watch all three to get the complete experience.

Handsome

Director: Jeff Garlin

Writer: Jeff Garlin and Andrea Seigel

Cast: Jeff Garlin, Natasha Lyonne, Chris Redd, Dana Powell, Amy Sedaris, Leah Remini, Christine Woods, Steven Weber, Megan Ferguson, Timm Sharp, Hailee Keanna Lautenbach, Eddie Pepitone, Joe Kenda, Kaley Cuoco

What happens when personal problems get in the way of solving a murder? Unwanted complications, for starters. And if it’s someone like Gene Handsome (Jeff Garlin) leading the investigation, then expect nothing but all madness and chaos. LA detective Handsome is skilled at solving crimes but his personal problems keep butting in. When his neighbor’s babysitter is murdered in a gruesome way, things just get crazy for Handsome and his partner. As the creator, director, and lead actor in the movie, Jeff Garlin and brings every ounce of his comedic talent to this Netflix Original murder-comedy flick. Although a mystery, it’s super fun and perfect when you need a bit of both.

Mirage

Director: Oriol Paulo

Writer: Oriol Paulo and Lara Sendim

Cast: Adriana Ugarte, Chino Darín, Javier Gutiérrez Álvarez, Álvaro Morte, Nora Navas

This sci-fi mystery thriller focuses on Vera (Adriana Ugarte), a young mother of one. On the night of an eerie thunderstorm, she manages to save a young boy but, in the process, finds her daughter missing. Vera’s simple act of good deed causes a chain of disturbing and unexpected events and disturbs the space-time continuum, altering reality for her and everyone around her. If you are in the mood for an exciting and mind-bending sci-fi mystery that leaves you burning with questions, then Mirage (Spanish: Durante la Tormenta) is the movie to watch.

A Fall from Grace

Director: Tyler Perry

Writer: Tyler Perry

Cast: Crystal Fox, Phylicia Rashad, Bresha Webb, Mehcad Brooks, Cicely Tyson, Tyler Perry, Adrian Pasdar

Tyler Perry’s first Netflix movie, A Fall from Grace follows the story of Grace Waters (Crystal Fox), who is accused of murdering her husband. Being a law-abiding, straight-arrow citizen, Grace pleads guilty. But her lawyer, Jasmine Bryant (Bresha Webb) has other opinions and believes that a larger conspiracy is at work. A sensational trial follows and unexpected information about everyone involved is brought into the light. This movie also features the late Cicely Tyson and serves as her last movie.

A classic Tyler Perry work, this movie has all the elements that you would expect in a good legal thriller – murder, mystery, trial, witnesses, and hard-hitting lawyers.

In the Shadow of the Moon

Director: Jim Mickle

Writer: Gregory Weidman and Geoff Tock

Cast: Boyd Holbrook, Michael C. Hall, Cleopatra Coleman, Bokeem Woodbine, Rudi Dharmalingam, Rachel Keller

The obsession for solving a mystery, no matter the cost, can come for... well, a huge cost. Like it happens for officer Thomas “Locke” Lockhart (Boyd Holbrook). Set in 1988, the story follows a string of mysterious killings in Philadelphia. Police officer Lockhart starts tracking the killer but the murders seem alien to anything that he has seen or known. When the killer resurfaces after nine years, Lockhart’s investigation sends him down a rabbit hole. From determined to desperate, Lockhart’s fixation on finding the killer and serving justice could cost him his job, personal life, and probably also his mind.

A sci-fi thriller at its core, this murder mystery has some fascinating moments where past, present, and future collide.

The Paramedic

Director: Carles Torras

Writer: David Desola and Hèctor Hernández Vicens

Cast: Mario Casas, Déborah François, Celso Bugallo, Raúl Jiménez, Pol Monen, Gerard Oms, Guillermo Pfening, Maria Rodríguez Soto

Revenge is best served not just cold but when deadly obsession takes over. The Paramedic (Spanish: El Practicante) is the story of (you guessed it) a paramedic named Angel Hernandez (Mario Casas) who loses his mobility in an accident. Unable to deal with his new situation, he gets fixated on the idea that his girlfriend, Vanesa (Déborah François) is cheating on him with his co-worker. His frustration leads him to gaslight and mentally torment Vanesa, pushing her to leave him. What happens next is the mystery and to find out, you have to watch the movie or it would all be spoilers. The mystery thriller may seem to have a classic “obsessed lover” trope but there’s more to the story than what meets the eyes.

The Occupant

Director: David Pastor and Àlex Pastor

Writer: David Pastor and Àlex Pastor

Cast: Javier Gutiérrez, Mario Casas, Bruna Cusí, David Selvas, David Verdaguer, Vicky Luengo

Unemployment can drive people to unimaginable extents. Like wanting to get the old life back, for instance. The Occupant (Spanish: Hogar) revolves around the story of Javier Munoz (Javier Gutiérrez), a successful advertising executive whose life turns upside down after he loses his job. He has to sell his plush apartment that he cannot afford anymore. Later, he realizes that the old keys are still with him. He suddenly gets wild about getting his apartment back and restoring his life, no matter what it takes. And so he takes some extreme steps, including stalking the new owners of the flat and wrecking their lives. You may think that there’s not much secret in this story per se, since we already know what happens and why. But a good mystery is also about the narrative and the character’s arc and how predictable or unpredictable they become. And that’s what this mystery thriller is all about.

Velvet Buzzsaw

Director: Dan Gilroy

Writer: Dan Gilroy

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Toni Collette, Zawe Ashton, Tom Sturridge, Natalia Dyer, Daveed Diggs, Billy Magnussen, John Malkovich

It’s not every day that you get to learn about a supernatural force interested in the world of art or seeking justice for forgotten artists. So, here’s something for you.

When an unknown artist leaves a stash of paintings, an ambitious gallery owner and her assistant steals them to showcase them in her gallery. But their art critic friend, upon researching the dead artist, discovers unsavory facts and fears that something is not right. Mysterious deaths and unsettling events follow. There’s horror, mystery, and lots of edge-of-the-seat moments in this thriller, along with a strong Nightcrawler vibe, which could be because of Jake Gyllenhaal leading both the movies. But be warned, this is not a film for everyone.

The Da Vinci Code

Director: Ron Howard

Writer: Akiva Goldsman

Cast: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina, Jürgen Prochnow, Paul Bettany, Jean Reno

The first movie in the Robert Langdon series, The Da Vinci Code is based on Dan Brown’s bestselling novel of the same name. Both the book and the movie are a part of the quadrilogy involving Robert Langdon. The Da Vinci Code focuses on Langdon (Tom Hanks), a professor of symbology at Harvard University who becomes the prime suspect in an unusual murder that only leaves cryptic clues. Teaming up with cryptologist and police officer Sophie (Audrey Tatou), Langdon sets out on a quest for the Holy Grail. Literally!

A story of religious conspiracy, ancient secrets, and more, The Da Vinci Code invited a lot of controversies and criticism. But the film still rocked the box office and was a huge success, which means, that hundreds of people watched it and probably liked it too. If cryptic clues, religious history, and ancient treasure hunts are your wheelhouse, then this is a movie to watch. The Da Vinci Code was followed by its sequel – the next title on our list.

Angels & Demons

Director: Ron Howard

Writer: David Koepp and Akiva Goldsman

Cast: Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgård, Pierfrancesco Favino, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Armin Mueller-Stahl

Robert Langdon returns to solve another mystery but this time, it’s to save the world. Tom Hanks reprises his role as Langdon and joins Ayelet Zurer as Dr. Vittoria Vetra as they set out to recover missing antimatter, finding terrorists, the secret society of the Illuminati, and more.

Although released as a sequel to The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons is the first book of the series. So, if you want to go in order, watch this before The Da Vinci Code.

Related:Dan Brown's 'The Lost Symbol' TV Show Gets a Release Date at Peacock

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'Seven' (1995)

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Starring: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, John C. McGinley, and Kevin Spacey.

The mystery: A serial killer starts a seven deadly sins-themed murder spree, and two detectives (Freeman and Pitt) have to try to solve the case before he strikes again. The film's now known for a few key scenes, but the plot's underrated and very tense. Watch out if you're squeamish, though.

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'Bad Times at the El Royale' (2018)

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Starring: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, and Chris Hemsworth.

The mystery: In 1959, a man arrives at the El Royale, a hotel on the border between California and Nevada, and hides a bag of money beneath the floorboards of one of the rooms—only to be killed immediately after. Ten years later, a group of strangers arrive at the hotel, each with secrets and mysterious motives of their own. Delightfully star-studded and twisty, it's a modern take on a Clue-type story.

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'Brick' (2005)

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Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lukas Haas, Emilie de Ravin, and Nora Zehetner.

The mystery: It's a neo-noir starring high schoolers, and an absolute cult classic. Rian Johnson pre-Knives Out takes us into the murder of Emily (de Ravin), and the search to determine what happened to her and why. It's basically like Chinatown but with teenagers.

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'The Lovebirds' (2020)

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Starring: Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani, Paul Sparks, Anna Camp, and Kyle Bornheimer.

The mystery: A couple, formerly in love and now on the cusp of a breakup, get roped into a fiasco after a man runs over a bicyclist with their car. On the run and knowing the cops won't believe them, they set out to solve the mystery for themselves. The narrative really goes in some unanticipated directions, and some of the twists—plural—are truly unexpected. Plus, Rae and Nanjiani totally sell the desperation of trying to clear their own names and failing to avoid the absolute insanity that ensues.

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'The Girl on the Train' (2016)

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Starring: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Édgar Ramírez, and Lisa Kudrow

The mystery: AlcoholicRachel aimlessly rides the train to the city from the suburbs every day after losing her job and her marriage. One day Rachel gets off the train and, after a confrontation, wakes up covered in blood and learns that a woman has disappeared. Can she trust her unreliable memory?

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'Memento' (2000)

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Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, and Jorja Fox.

The mystery: This film, Christopher Nolan's early smash hit, is most well-known for the fact that it plays in reverse order. But core to the conceit is the central question: "Who killed Leonard's (Pearce) wife? And will he get revenge?" The stakes matter, and the twists, plural, are as shocking as they come.

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'Dark Places' (2015)

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Starring: Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Chloë Grace Moretz, Tye Sheridan, Sterling Jerins, Corey Stoll, and Christina Hendricks

The mystery: Based on the novel of the same name by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, Dark Places focuses on Libby, whose mother and sisters were brutally murdered when she was a child. As a girl, Libby identifies her brother as the murderer to police, but years later starts wondering if there wasn't more to the story.

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'Knives Out' (2019)

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Starring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Christopher Plummer, and Katherine Langford.

The mystery: Harlan Thrombey, famous author and aging patriarch of a needy, pissed off family, dies by suicide. Or does he? Detective Benoit Blanc (Craig) is hired to investigate but absolutely everyone in this family has a motive. As the story unwinds, the plot takes...let's call it an unusual turn that actually, truly, pays off. This is a terrific example of a modern spin on the classic genre. Rian Johnson really gets the murder-mystery.

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'Get Out' (2017)

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Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener, Caleb Landry Jones, Marcus Henderson, LaKeith Stanfield, and Lil Rel Howery.

The mystery: This would probably be categorized first as a horror film, and second as a murder mystery. But the twist is as compelling as any on this list. Chris (Kaluuya) goes to meet his girlfriend's (Williams) parents but their ensuing behavior seems bizarre. Then things get so much scarier. The questions that the film poses about racism, privilege, and classism are terrifying—and the answers they provide, including what happens to the man kidnapped in the first scene, are even more so. If you've watched this as a horror flick, watch it again for the mystery.

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'Rebecca' (1940)

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Starring: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson, George Sanders, and Gladys Cooper.

The mystery: The precursor to his classic murder-mysteries, Hitchcock takes on the (notoriously hard to adapt) book to great effect. It's about a young bride whose husband's first wife died under mysterious circumstances. Who killed her? And why??

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'Scream' (1996)

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Starring: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, and Drew Barrymore.

The mystery: Speaking of horror movies secretly channeling murder-mysteries, this classic is a meta-slasher film combined with a whodunit that asks, "Who's the terrifying Ghostface?" Besides, that iconic first scene with Drew Barrymore is one of the finest bait-and-switches in movie history (spoilers at that link) and the perfect setup to what follows.

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'Death on the Nile' (1978)

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Starring: Peter Ustinov, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury, Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, David Niven, George Kennedy, and Jack Warden.

The mystery: There's a remake coming out, so familiarize yourself with the story now. A woman steals her best friend's husband and ends up dead—only her BFF couldn't possibly have done it. So who did? Mia Farrow (playing the best friend) is quite good in this, channeling the perfect balance of intense and hysterical. But the cast is also packed with unbelievable talent, including a gloriously young Maggie Smith and Angela Lansbury.

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'Us' (2019)

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Starring: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker.

The mystery: Jordan Peele's super-successful followup to Get Out is not so much about the WHOdunnit but the WHYdunnit. Evil doppelgangers come to kill, well, everyone—and it's not clear where they've come from and what their motivations are. It's eerie and twisty and has a few unexpected twists, so don't ruin the mystery for yourself and go watch.

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'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' (2005)

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Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, and Corbin Bernsen.

The mystery: Harry Lockhart (Downey Jr.) is a thief who gets mistaken for an actor. He's subsequently thrown into the glamorous, murder-y world of Hollywood, complete with a mystery involving his childhood crush. Director Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Iron Man 3) somehow manages to make all of that funny and heralded the triumphant return of Downey Jr. as one of the best actors of our time.

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'The Long Goodbye' (1973)

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Starring: Elliott Gould, Sterling Hayden, Nina Van Pallandt, Jim Bouton, and Mark Rydell.

The mystery: A private detective gives his friend a lift to Mexico, then said friend's wife turns up dead. Then so does the friend. It's a perfect picture of '70s-era L.A., and all the seediness of the city, as the private detective sets out to learn what happened.

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'Game Night' (2018)

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Starring: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Michael C. Hall, and Kyle Chandler.

The mystery: Ok, so technically this doesn't start as a murder mystery so much as a kidnapping whodunit: Max (Bateman) and Annie (McAdams) are pros at game night—then Max's brother Brooks (Chandler) hosts an "immersive" mystery game that immediately goes horribly, hilariously wrong. The couple and their friends must figure out what's real and what's not, and the film pulls out the rug from under us in spectacular fashion. Whodunnits are rarely funny, but boy this one is.

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'Fargo' (1996)

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Starring: Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, and Harve Presnell.

The mystery: Same deal here, only way darker—what starts out as a simple kidnapping ends in murder. We the audience get early insight into who dies and why, but the joy of the movie is Marge frickin' Gunderson (McDormand), who uses her brains and creativity to track down the killers. It's a blacker-than-black comedy, too.

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'L.A. Confidential' (1997)

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Starring: Guy Pearce, Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, Kim Basinger, James Cromwell, and Danny DeVito.

The mystery: This neo-noir is ostensibly about three police officers (Pearce, Crowe, Spacey) investigating a series of murders. But it's really about police corruption, California's criminal underbelly, and the glitz of Hollywood—the film aims high, and totally delivers. Beloved (and award-winning), this is the rare murder mystery that cares just as much about its characters and setting as it does about uncovering the truth.

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'North By Northwest' (1959)

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Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, and James Mason.

The mystery: If you're a fan of the modern mystery, spy thriller, or adventure film, this Hitchcock film provides the blueprint for all three. Framed for a murder he didn't commit, mistaken for a criminal, and on the run with a mystery woman, Roger (Grant) must try to simultaneously solve the mystery and not be murdered himself. It's just as twisty and compelling as it sounds—and it's aged well, considering it's five decades old.

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'The Nice Guys' (2016)

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Starring: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Keith David, and Kim Basinger.

The mystery: Remember Kiss Kiss Bang Bang? Shane Black is back with a witty, highly quotable '70s-era mystery. Two detectives, who initially can't stand each other, must team up to investigate a suspicious suicide—and find a vast, city-wide conspiracy instead. An homage to L.A. Confidential, both Crowe and Basinger are back in the genre and clearly enjoying themselves. The real treat, though, is watching Crowe and Gosling try to out-banter each other as the twists keep coming.

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'Charade' (1963)

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Starring: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, and George Kennedy.

The mystery: Sometimes deemed "The best Hitchcock movie Hitchcock never made," this actually is a mystery, comedy, and romance all wrapped into one movie. Never fear, the premise is intensely interesting: A woman's husband dies unexpectedly and mysterious men come after her too. A handsome stranger (Grant) wants to help...or does he?

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'Happy Death Day' (2017)

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Starring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, and Charles Aitken.

The mystery: Is this a traditional murder mystery setup? Absolutely not. Is it a great mystery movie? You bet. In a Groundhog Day-like scenario, Tree (Rothe) is seeking out a murder. The victim? Tree. Every morning she goes in search of her murderer, trying to beat the clock and survive to tomorrow. I'd argue the premise makes the whodunit even more interesting.

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'The Usual Suspects' (1995)

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Starring: Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Kevin Pollak, Pete Postlethwaite, Kevin Spacey, Suzy Amis, Benicio del Toro, and Giancarlo Esposito.

The mystery: Who is Keyser Söze? Once considered the most compelling mystery of all time, the films starts near the end, with the murders already committed and the killer basically identified. Then it painstakingly goes back into the story via police interviews, gently unwinding everything you think you know about what happened. This is as much a "why done it" as a "who done it," and the film waits until the final few seconds to answer both brilliantly.

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'Chinatown' (1974)

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Starring: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Hillerman, Perry Lopez, Burt Young, and John Huston.

The mystery: LA private eye J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Nicholson) is hired by a woman named Evelyn Mulwray to investigate her husband's suspected infidelity. But the case takes a turn when Jake meets the real Mrs. Mulwray (this one played by Dunaway) and finds himself investigating Mr. Mulwray's sudden death. It's a multilayered story about corruption, cruelty, and deception at every level of society. Do be warned, though, that there's sexual violence, and it's an intense story.

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'Sherlock Holmes' (2009)

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Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, and Eddie Marsan.

The mystery: Sherlock Holmes is the original detective, and some of Arthur Conan Doyle's stories are the best whodunits out there. Many films have been made about the super-sleuth, but this one (directed by Guy Ritchie) gives it a much-needed shot of adrenaline. Ritualistic killings are going on in London, and it seems like the culprit's obvious. Then shit gets weird, and more bodies start piling up. (This one is far superior to the sequel.)

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'The Fugitive' (1993)

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Starring: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Joe Pantoliano, Andreas Katsulas, and Jeroen Krabbé.

The mystery: Harrison Ford's a doctor wrongly convicted for murdering his wife—so, as you do, he escapes and sets out to investigate the crime himself. Tommy Lee Jones is the U.S. Marshall who comes after him, reluctantly starting to realize the man he's chasing might be innocent after all. It's not the typical "10 people in a room—figure out who the killer is" story, but the modified format works incredibly well. Having the man convicted of the crime investigate the crime is a brilliant framework, and Ford carries it off perfectly.

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'Laura' (1944)

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Starring: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, and Judith Anderson.

The mystery: Named one of the top murder-mysteries of all time by the AFI, this hauntingly gorgeous noir film centers around the murder of ad exec Laura. As the detective (Andrews) gets close to the people in her life, he becomes obsessed with the dead woman's story. The story still holds up 75 years later.

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'A Simple Favor' (2018)

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Starring: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Linda Cardellini, Rupert Friend, and Jean Smart.

The mystery: Two moms become friends, then one goes missing. The hunt to figure out what's happened (and who the woman really is) begins. No spoilers on who dies—yes, it's included on a murder mystery list for a reason—or why the mystery's so compelling. But just trust me on this one: It's actually kind of brilliant. And, guys, Blake Lively is really funny (and so is the film, contrary to what the trailer might make you believe). Don't sleep on this one.

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'Murder on the Orient Express' (1974)

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Starring: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Rachel Roberts, Richard Widmark, and Michael York.

The mystery: If you liked the remake (or even if you didn't!) check out the original, which channels Agatha Christie's vision perfectly. A billionaire is murdered on a trip on the Orient Express while famed detective Hercule Poirot happens to be on board. He sets about trying to solve the mystery, with everyone in the car proving to be a suspect.

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'Psycho' (1960)

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Starring: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, John Gavin, Vera Miles, and Martin Balsam.

The mystery: This horror film is also the ultimate murder mystery, in part because of who the murderee is...(no spoilers, even though you've probably seen that pivotal scene). Hitchcock's insistence on an unconventional narrative structure shoots the story forward. And he leaves red herrings throughout the film to make the ending feel genuinely surprising, even now.

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'Clue' (1985)

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Starring: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, and Lesley Ann Warren.

The mystery: This comedy, based on the iconic board game, follows a group of guests at a dinner party who all suspect each other when their host is murdered. It's one of the rare instances in which a game adaptation actually works, and the original theatrical release had multiple endings distributed randomly to audiences. (The version you'll watch will have all three, one after the other.)

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'The Big Sleep' (1946)

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Starring: Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

The mystery: Private investigator Philip Marlowe (Bogart) is hired by General Sternwood to help fix his daughter, Carmen's, gambling debts. Marlowe turns to the general's older daughter, Vivian (Bacall), who reveals that the situation is much more complicated than it appears. The film really dives into how a crime is solved. With literary legend William Faulkner cowriting, the story's aged well.

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'Zodiac' (2007)

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Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox, Charles Fleischer, Zach Grenier, Philip Baker Hall, Elias Koteas, James LeGros, Donal Logue, John Carroll Lynch, Dermot Mulroney, Candy Clark, and Chloë Sevigny.

The mystery: Director David Fincher's 2007 film took on the still officially unsolved murders of the Zodiac Killer. The film is long and complex, but doesn't feel it. If the lack of closure makes you wary of seeing it, don't let that deter you. This film's as riveting as it gets.

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'Mystic River' (2003)

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Starring: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, and Laura Linney.

The mystery: An ex-con's daughter is murdered and two of his childhood friends are connected to the case, prompting him to conduct his own investigation into the murder. The mood is dark and twisted, with a true gut punch of an ending (no spoilers here).

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'Rear Window' (1954)

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Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, and Raymond Burr.

The mystery: A newspaper photographer with a broken leg passes the time during his recovery by observing his neighbors through his window. When he witnesses what he believes to be a murder, he goes to work solving the crime himself. By this point, Hitchcock is absolutely nailing the "murder mystery with a twist" genre.

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'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' (2011)

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Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård, Steven Berkoff, Robin Wright, Yorick van Wageningen, and Joely Richardson.

The mystery: A disgraced financial reporter and a genius hacker team up to investigate a 40-year-old murder case. Fair warning: it gets violent, including sexual violence throughout. But if you've got the stomach for it, this remake and book adaptation channels the depth and horror of the subject matter.

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'Diabolique' (1954)

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Starring: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, and Charles Vanel.

The mystery: An inspiration for Psycho, this film starts with two women at their wits' end: One, the wife of an abusive husband, the other, his mistress. Their conspired plot to do away with him goes horribly awry—the body disappears, and the women are tormented by eerie, seemingly otherworldly hauntings. The true victim, what happened, and why: It all builds to an ending you won't see coming.

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'Gone Girl' (2014)

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Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tyler Perry.

The mystery: A man (Affleck) is the prime suspect in his wife's disappearance and apparent murder, but things are definitely not what they seem. David Fincher really understands what made the book so powerful, and structuring it in a similar way means there are multiple jaw-dropping twists throughout the windy story.

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'Dial M for Murder' (1954)

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Starring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, and John Williams.

The mystery: A man plots the perfect murder to get rid of his adulterous wife, but is backed into a corner when his wife fights back and kills her assassin in self-defense. Another Hitchcock classic, the plot starts out twisty and only gets twistier.

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'The Maltese Falcon' (1941)

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Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre, Barton MacLane, Lee Patrick, and Sydney Greenstreet.

The mystery: Detective Sam Spade (Bogart) takes on a case that turns out to be more than he bargained for when his partner ends up murdered. Sam is threatened and told he must find the valuable statue at the center of the crime spree.

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'Primal Fear' (1996)

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Starring: Richard Gere, Edward Norton, Laura Linney, John Mahoney, Alfre Woodard, and Frances McDormand.

The mystery: When the Archbishop of Chicago is murdered, a media-hungry attorney takes on the case, defending the alter boy who is the prime suspect in the case. Norton (only 27 at the time and in his film debut) gives a star-making performance as a young alter boy who's more than meets the eye.

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'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' (1988)

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Starring: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Fleischer, Stubby Kaye, and Joanna Cassidy.

The mystery: Not every murder mystery has to be super-serious, obviously. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a family-friendly take on classic noirs. In it, a detective works to find out, well, who framed Roger Rabbit—and who really committed the murder the cartoon is accused of. The effects have aged a little, but the story's still a memorable one.

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'Murder Mystery'

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Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Luke Evans, and Terence Stamp.

The mystery: This spoofy Netflix special satirizes the murder mystery genre, but is also a really suspenseful (and funny!) itself. Sandler plays a NYC cop who takes his wife (Aniston) on a European vacation and the two find themselves entangled in a murder of a billionaire. Cue "dun dun dun."

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'The Woman in the Window'

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Starring: Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Anthony Mackie, Wyatt Russell, and Gary Oldman.

The mystery: Anna Fox (Adams) is an agoraphobic child psychologist who won't leave her house. After befriending a neighbor (and, admittedly, spying on her through the window from her house) she witnesses a vicious crime. The cops don't believe her, so it's up to Anna to serve justice. Based on the book by Joe Wright of the same name, The Woman in the Window is packed with twists and turns.

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'Haunted Mansion'

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Starring: Eddie Murphy, Terence Stamp, Nathaniel Parker, Marsha Thomason, Aree Davis, and Marc John Jefferies.

The mystery: An oldie, but a goodie! On the way to a family vacation, an ambitious real estate agent (Murphy) stops at an old mansion he's hoping to sell. A storm forces the group to stay the night at the creepy mansion, with its eccentric owner. There, amidst supernatural happenings, the family begins to unravel the truth behind a decades-old murder.

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'The Night Clerk'

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Starring: Tye Sheridan, Ana de Armas, Helen Hunt, and John Leguizamo.

The mystery: Bart, a young hotel night clerk with Asperger Syndrome (Sheridan) becomes the prime suspect in a murder of a hotel guest. While police race to make an arrest, Bart must protect another guest (de Armas) from a similar fate.

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'The Black Dahlia'

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Starring: Josh Hartnett, Mia Kirshner, Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Mike Starr, Patrick Fischler, and James Otis.

The mystery: The murder of rising actress Elizabeth Short is still one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of our time.In this film adaptation, Josh Hartnett plays a detective desperate to uncover the truth.

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List of mystery films

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A mystery film is a genre of film revolving around the solution to a problem or a crime. It focuses on the efforts of a protagonist to solve the mystery by means of clues, investigation, and deduction.

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List mysterious movies

Anatomy of a Murder 16.

Anatomy of a Murder

In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?
The Manchurian Candidate 17.

The Manchurian Candidate

October 24, 1962 | Approved
John Frankenheimer's gripping political thriller about a group of American soldiers who are captured and brainwashed into becoming sleeper agents. (MGM)
Reversal of Fortune 18.

Reversal of Fortune

Jeremy Irons plays socialite Claus von Bulow, seeking legal exoneration in the most sensational attempted murder scandal of the 1980s. (Warner Bros.)
The 39 Steps 19.

The 39 Steps

A man in London tries to help a counter-espionage Agent. But when the Agent is killed, and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to save himself and stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information.
Brother's Keeper 20.

Brother's Keeper

September 9, 1992 | Not Rated
This documentary by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky details the murder trial of Delbert Ward. Delbert's of a family of 4 brothers (the other 3 being Roscoe, Lyman and William - Bill, for short), working as semi-literate farmers, and living together in isolation in a ramshackle shack, until William's death. The subsequent police investigation and medical examiner's autopsy suggested Bill may not have died from natural causes, and Delbert was arrested on charges of second-degree murder. Under questioning by police, Delbert appears to have waived his rights and signed a confession, but, it seems he might not have been competent, and was coerced into doing so. The film explores possible motives for the crime, from mercy-killing (Bill was ill at the time), to progressively more outré hypotheses. It also shows how residents of the rural community of Munnsville, NY rallied to the support of one of their own (residents previously considered the Wards as social outcasts), against what they felt were intrusive 'big-city' police and a district attorney involved in an election, who might've used the death to help bolster his candidacy.
Apocalypse Now: Final Cut 21.

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

August 15, 2019 | Not Rated
Francis Ford Coppola's masterful 1979 Vietnam War epic was previously expanded in 2001 into Apocalypse Now Redux by adding back 49 minutes of excised footage. This 2019 version of the film clocks in midway between the two prior releases by including just some of that added footage. In addition, the entire film has been remastered in 4K.
Chinatown 22.

Chinatown

Jack Nicholson is private-eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extramarital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in Chinatown. (Paramount)
Werckmeister Harmonies 23.

Werckmeister Harmonies

Based on László Krasznahorkai's novel "The Melancholy of Resistance," this is an uncanny fable about powerlessness and tyranny. Set in a small Hungarian village at a moment of great crisis, a mysterious circus comes to town with a giant whale and news of an appearance by a Prince known for his strange powers. Soon the locals' emotions are stirred to a fever pitch of anticipation. (Anthology Film Archives)
A Man Vanishes (1967) 24.

A Man Vanishes (1967)

November 15, 2012 | Not Rated
(Also known as "Ningen Johatsu") The American premiere of a 1967 documentary by one of Japan's most prominent directors Shohei Imamura which focuses on a seemingly ordinary office worker who was one of the 91,000 Japanese citizens who disappeared in that year. [New York Times]
The Souvenir 25.

The Souvenir

A shy but ambitious film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man (Tom Burke). She defies her protective mother (Tilda Swinton) and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship that comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams. [A24]
Uncut Gems 26.

Uncut Gems

Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler, is always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.
Great Expectations 27.

Great Expectations

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
Burning 28.

Burning

October 26, 2018 | Not Rated
The difficult life of Jongsu (Ah-in Yoo), a frustrated introvert, is complicated by the appearance of two people into his orbit: first, Haemi (Jong-seo Jun), a spirited woman who offers romantic possibility, and then, Ben (Steven Yeun), a wealthy and sophisticated young man she returns with from a trip. When Jongsu learns of Ben’s mysterious hobby and Haemi suddenly disappears, his confusion and obsessions begin to mount, culminating in a stunning finale.
L.A. Confidential 29.

L.A. Confidential

September 19, 1997 | TV-MA
Based on James Ellroy's novel about the movie industry, corrupt cops, tabloid journalism, gangsters and sexual obsessions of every stripe, L.A. Confidential is set in 1950's Los Angeles.
Solaris (1972) 30.

Solaris (1972)

Based on Stanislaw Lem's novel, this 1972 allegory takes place on a space station near a mysterious planet.
The Birds 31.

The Birds

A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.
The Tale 32.

The Tale

Jennifer Fox (Laura Dern) faces a host of life-altering questions after a short story from her middle school days forces her to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.
Gosford Park 33.

Gosford Park

December 26, 2001 | TV-MA
This ensemble murder mystery satire, set in 1930's England, revolves around an elegant hunting party weekend at a country estate, featuring an aristocratic family and their friends.
Eyes Without a Face [re-release] 34.

Eyes Without a Face [re-release]

October 31, 2003 | Unrated
In this 1960 French-Italian horror film, a father's love for his daughter becomes a nightmarish obsession, as he sacrifices many innocent girls in his attempt to reconstruct his once-beautiful daughter's disfigured face.
Capturing the Friedmans 35.

Capturing the Friedmans

The Friedmans are a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.
The Passenger (re-release) 36.

The Passenger (re-release)

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The beauty of the best mystery movies is that they prey on our human instinct to look for answers to questions. It can feel maddening to not know what’s going to happen next, and yet we love it when a crime thriller is impossible to predict. Even better if the mystery movie has you on the edge of your seat until the very last second.

Whether it’s a vintage whodunit or a terrifying psychological thriller, the best mystery movies never stop being fun. Trying to differentiate the bad from the good, guessing who’s lying or telling the truth, and attempting to solve a crime thriller are all mental puzzles that are endlessly frustrating yet completely entertaining. 

So, with that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the best mystery movies you can stream tonight. From Alfred Hitchcock classics to M. Night Shyamalan thriller twists, these picks span every genre. If you're in the mood for comedy, try something light like The Lovebirds.Horror and crime thriller fans will be intrigued by Get Out and Seven. Meanwhile, those who prefer a moving drama might enjoy Arrival. No matter what kind of mystery movie you're feeling, we’ve got you covered.


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