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The Best Mystery Movies Of 2018

Updated June 14, 2019 1.9k votes 673 voters 124.7k views19 items

If you need a little adrenaline rush by living vicariously through onscreen characters, make sure to hit the theaters and see all the mystery movies of 2018. Mystery - much like horror and action - is a genre that has never really gone out of fashion in Hollywood. It seems audiences always crave films that test their thinking abilities, and push them to look for clues and decipher answers before the credits roll. If you're in need of a little intrigue and suspense, browse this list of the best 2018 mystery movies! 

The below mystery films are all engaging, of course, but which one is truly the best of the best? A good mystery film should have an intriguing setup, compelling characters, and a plot full of unexpected twists and turns that lead to a revelation that is difficult to guess. Some good 2018 mystery films include Red Sparrow, The Vanishing of Sidney Hall, and Game Night.

Vote for the best mystery movies this year below! Feel free to add any great whodunits and murder mysteries that may be missing.

Looking for more mystery movies? Check out The Best Mystery Movies of 2019 list.

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    Searching is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mystery Movies Of 2018
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    Searching

    John Cho, Debra Messing

    Released2018

    Directed byAneesh Chaganty

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    A Simple Favor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mystery Movies Of 2018
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    A Simple Favor

    Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively

    Released2018

    Directed byPaul Feig

    A Simple Favor is a 2018 American mystery thriller film directed by Paul Feig, based on the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Commuter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mystery Movies Of 2018
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    The Commuter

    Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga

    Released2018

    Directed byJaume Collet-Serra

    The Commuter is a 2018 psychological thriller-horror film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mystery Movies Of 2018
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    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    Fionn Whitehead, Will Poulter

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Slade

    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is a 2018 sci-fi mystery film directed by David Slade, and part of... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Little Stranger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mystery Movies Of 2018
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    The Little Stranger

    Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson

    Released2018

    Directed byLenny Abrahamson

    The Little Stranger is a 2018 British supernatural horror film directed by Lenny Abrahamson,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Hold the Dark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mystery Movies Of 2018
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    Hold the Dark

    Alexander Skarsgård, Riley Keough

    Released2018

    Directed byJeremy Saulnier

    Hold the Dark is a 2018 American thriller film directed by Jeremy Saulnier, based on the novel... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Red Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mystery Movies Of 2018
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    Red Sparrow

    Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

    Red Sparrow is a 2018 American spy thriller film directed by Francis Lawrence, based on the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Game Night is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mystery Movies Of 2018
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    Game Night

    Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams

    Released2018

    Directed byJohn Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein

    Game Night is a 2018 American comedy thriller film directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Bad Times at the El Royale is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mystery Movies Of 2018
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    Bad Times at the El Royale

    Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo

    Released2018

    Directed byDrew Goddard

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    Apostle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mystery Movies Of 2018
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    Apostle

    Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen

    Released2018

    Directed byGareth Evans

    Apostle is a 2018 period thriller film directed by Gareth Evans. When his sister is kidnapped... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Gemini is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mystery Movies Of 2018
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    Gemini

    Lola Kirke, Zoë Kravitz

    Released2018

    Directed byAaron Katz

    Gemini is a 2017 American mystery thriller film directed by Aaron Katz. A heinous crime tests... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Madeline's Madeline is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mystery Movies Of 2018
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    Madeline's Madeline

    Helena Howard, Miranda July

    Released2018

    Directed byJosephine Decker

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    The Most Assassinated Woman in is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mystery Movies Of 2018
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    The Most Assassinated Woman in the World

    Anna Mouglalis, Niels Schneider

    Released2018

    Directed byFranck Ribière

    The Most Assassinated Woman in the World is a 2018 French mystery thriller film directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mystery Movies Of 2018
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    Destroyer

    Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell

    Released2018

    Directed byKaryn Kusama

    Destroyer is a 2018 crime thriller film directed by Karyn Kusama. A police detective (Nicole... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Burning is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mystery Movies Of 2018
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    Burning

    Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun

    Released2018

    Directed byLee Chang-dong

    Burning is a 2018 South Korean mystery drama film directed by Lee Chang-dong, based on the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Elizabeth Harvest is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mystery Movies Of 2018
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    Elizabeth Harvest

    Abbey Lee, Ciarán Hinds

    Released2018

    Directed bySebastian Gutierrez

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    Overlord is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mystery Movies Of 2018
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    Overlord

    Wyatt Russell, Jacob Anderson

    Released2018

    Directed byJulius Avery

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    The Vanishing Of Sidney Hall is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mystery Movies Of 2018
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    The Vanishing Of Sidney Hall

    Logan Lerman, Elle Fanning

    Released2018

    Directed byShawn Christensen

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    Holmes and Watson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mystery Movies Of 2018
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    Holmes and Watson

    Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly

    Released2018

    Directed byEtan Cohen

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