The Best Mystery Movies Films

The Best Mystery Movies

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List Criteria: Vote for your personal favorite mystery films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all the best mystery movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This mystery movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of mystery films also contains mystery movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This mystery films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best mystery movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This mystery movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Voting for your favorites gets them to rise to the top.

List of mystery films includes mystery movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Share this list with your friends to see how their votes impact the list.

These are the top films in the mystery genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the mystery genre in it. Be it the motifs of the mystery genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

Always vote for things like Seven and Dial M for Murder if you like them. If we missed any mystery movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous mystery movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about mystery movie lists. This list includes the best mystery movies of the 21st cenury.

You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the mystery movies. List includes photos and mystery movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

List is made up of a variety of movies, including The Rook and The Mysterious Mr. Wong.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these mystery movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good mystery movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest mystery movies, here is the full mystery movies list, ordered from best to worst.


Plenty of well-known directors have been associated with Mystery films, including Stanley Kubrick and Christopher Nolan.


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    Rear Window

    most listed
    Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Vertigo


    James Stewart, Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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    - 12
    Dial M for Murder


    Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock, Ray Milland

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    Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger

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    - 10
    Psycho


    Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Vince Vaughn

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    - 9
    The Maltese Falcon


    Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Mary Astor

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    - 14
    The Fugitive


    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

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    - 13
    Chinatown


    Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski

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  10. 10
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    - 9
    The Game


    Sean Penn, Michael Douglas, Spike Jonze

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  11. 11
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    - 7
    Shutter Island


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

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    - 18
    Mystic River


    Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon

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    - 17
    The Bourne Identity


    Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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    - 9
    The Firm


    Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey

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    The Prestige


    Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman

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    The Illusionist


    Jessica Biel, Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti

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    - 6
    Presumed Innocent


    Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Raúl Juliá

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    The Others


    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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    Death on the Nile

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    Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury

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    Arsenic and Old Lace


    Cary Grant, Peter Lorre, Raymond Massey

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    Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

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    Anatomy of a Murder


    James Stewart, George C. Scott, Lee Remick

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    Memento


    Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

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    Orson Welles, Alan Ladd, Agnes Moorehead

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    + 15
    - 2
    To Catch a Thief


    Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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    - 6
    The Conversation


    Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

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    - 11
    The Bone Collector


    Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah

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    The Pelican Brief


    Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, John Lithgow

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    - 17
    Conspiracy Theory


    Julia Roberts, Mel Gibson, Patrick Stewart

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    - 7
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


    Noomi Rapace, Marika Lagercrantz, Lena Endre

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    - 4
    Murder on the Orient Express


    Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall

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    - 8
    Blue Velvet


    Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

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    - 10
    The Postman Always Rings Twice


    Lana Turner, Hume Cronyn, John Garfield

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    - 8
    National Treasure


    Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean

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    - 10
    A Few Good Men


    Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson

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    - 12
    The Machinist


    Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Ironside

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    - 8
    Insomnia


    Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

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  38. 38
    + 15
    - 7
    Minority Report


    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

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    - 2
    In the Heat of the Night


    Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Lee Grant

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    - 20
    Sleepy Hollow


    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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    - 14
    Broken Flowers


    Sharon Stone, Bill Murray, Jessica Lange

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    - 6
    Murder at 1600


    Diane Lane, Wesley Snipes, Alan Alda

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    - 8
    The Mothman Prophecies


    Richard Gere, Debra Messing, Laura Linney

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    - 5


    Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins

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    - 17
    The House of the Spirits


    Meryl Streep, Winona Ryder, Glenn Close

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    - 17
    Angels & Demons


    Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård

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    Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Oh Dal-su

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  48. 48
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    - 7
    The Skeleton Key


    Kate Hudson, John Hurt, Joy Bryant

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    - 7
    What Lies Beneath


    Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta

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    - 6
    The Long Kiss Goodnight


    Samuel L. Jackson, Geena Davis, Brian Cox

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