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The Best Mystery Movies of 2019

Updated January 31, 2020 1.9k votes 485 voters 65.9k views44 items

List RulesVote up the best mystery movies of 2019.

UPDATE: Check out the top mystery movies of 2020!

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 2019. 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 2019 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 2019 mystery films include Escape RoomReplicas, and The Rhythm Section.

Vote for the best mystery movies this year below! Feel free to add any great new whodunits and murder mysteries that may be missing. And when you're done, check out our list of new Hollywood movies.

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    Knives Out
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    Knives Out

    Daniel Craig, Chris Evans

    Released2019

    Directed byRian Johnson

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    Escape Room
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    Escape Room

    Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll

    ReleasedJanuary 4

    Directed byAdam Robitel

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    Ready or Not
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    Ready or Not

    Samara Weaving, Adam Brody

    Released2019

    Directed byMatt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

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  • 4
    The Highwaymen
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    The Highwaymen

    Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson

    Released2019

    Directed byJohn Lee Hancock

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    Happy Death Day 2U
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    Happy Death Day 2U

    Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard

    ReleasedFebruary 13

    Directed byChristopher B. Landon

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    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
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    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

    Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza

    Released2019

    Directed byAndré Øvredal

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  • 7
    Glass
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    Glass

    Bruce Willis, James McAvoy

    ReleasedJanuary 18

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

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    Greta
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    Greta

    Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2019

    Directed byNeil Jordan

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    Fractured
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    Fractured

    Sam Worthington, Lily Rabe

    Released2019

    Directed byBrad Anderson

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  • 10
    The Lighthouse
    14
    4

    The Lighthouse

    Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson

    Released2019

    Directed byRobert Eggers

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    Midsommar
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    Midsommar

    Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor

    Released2019

    Directed byAri Aster

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  • 12
    Annabelle Comes Home
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    Annabelle Comes Home

    Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman

    Released2019

    Directed byGary Dauberman

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    The Professor and the Madman
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    The Professor and the Madman

    Mel Gibson, Sean Penn

    Released2019

    Directed byP.B. Shemran

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    Detective Pikachu
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    Detective Pikachu

    Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

    Released2019

    Directed byRob Letterman

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    The Vanishing
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    The Vanishing

    Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan

    ReleasedJanuary 4

    Directed byKristoffer Nyholm

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  • 16
    Polaroid
    14
    9

    Polaroid

    Kathryn Prescott, Tyler Young

    Directed byLars Klevberg

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  • 17
    In the Shadow of the Moon
    14
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    In the Shadow of the Moon

    Boyd Holbrook, Michael C. Hall

    Released2019

    Directed byJim Mickle

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    Badla
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    Badla

    Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu

    Released2019

    Directed bySujoy Ghosh

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    Don't Let Go
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    Don't Let Go

    David Oyelowo, Storm Reid

    Released2019

    Directed byJacob Aaron Estes

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    Motherless Brooklyn
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    Motherless Brooklyn

    Edward Norton, Bruce Willis

    Released2019

    Directed byEdward Norton

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    Dora and the Lost City of Gold
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    25

    Dora and the Lost City of Gold

    Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez

    Released2019

    Directed byJames Bobin

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    The Curse of La Llorona
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    The Curse of La Llorona

    Linda Cardellini, Patricia Velasquez

    Released2019

    Directed byMichael Chaves

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    Ad Astra
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    Ad Astra

    Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones

    Released2019

    Directed byJames Gray

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    The Dead Center
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    The Dead Center

    Shane Carruth, Poorna Jagannathan

    Released2019

    Directed byBilly Senese

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    Out of Blue
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    Out of Blue

    Mamie Gummer, Patricia Clarkson

    Released2019

    Directed byCarol Morley

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