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The Best Mystery Movies of 2019 

Jason Bancroft
Updated January 31, 2020 1.2k votes 420 voters 55.9k views 44 items

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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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Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, Taylor Russell

Released: January 4

Directed by: Adam Robitel

Escape Room is a 2019 American psychological horror-thriller film directed by Adam Robitel. Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, and must use their wits to
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Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield

Released: 2019

Directed by: Rian Johnson

Knives Out is a 2019 mystery film directed by Rian Johnson. When wealthy crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead during his birthday party, Detective Benoit Blanc ...more
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Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates

Released: 2019

Directed by: John Lee Hancock

The Highwaymen is a 2019 American crime film directed by John Lee Hancock. Texas Ranger Frank Hamer (Kevin Costner) and ex-partner Maney Gault (Woody Harrelson) attempt to track down and ...more
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Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O'Brien

Released: 2019

Directed by: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

Ready or Not is a 2019 American thriller film, directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. On the night of her wedding, a young bride (Samara Weaving) joins her new husband’s (Mark ...more
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Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Suraj Sharma

Released: February 13

Directed by: Christopher B. Landon

Happy Death Day 2U is a 2019 American slasher film directed by Christopher B. Landon, and the sequel to the 2017 film Happy Death Day.
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Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Austin Abrams

Released: 2019

Directed by: André Øvredal

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a 2019 American horror film directed by André Øvredal, based on the children's book series by Alvin Schwartz. A group of young teens attempt to ...more
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Glass Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, Sarah Paulson

Released: January 18

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Glass is a 2019 American superhero horror-thriller film directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Security guard David Dunn (Bruce Willis) uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb ...more
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Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman

Released: 2019

Directed by: Robert Eggers

The Lighthouse is a 2019 black-and-white psychological horror film directed by Robert Eggers. The story of two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) on a remote and mysterious ...more
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Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe

Released: 2019

Directed by: Neil Jordan

Greta is a 2018 American drama thriller film directed by Neil Jordan. A young woman (Chloe Grace Moretz) befriends a lonely widow (Isabelle Huppert), who turns out to have sinister intentions.
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Detective Pikachu Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton

Released: 2019

Directed by: Rob Letterman

Detective Pikachu is a 2019 action mystery film directed by Rob Letterman, based on the video game. Despite not being as powerful and nimble as other Pikachu of his kind, a peculiar talking ...more
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Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Amrita Singh

Released: 2019

Directed by: Sujoy Ghosh

Badla is a 2019 Indian Hindi crime thriller film directed by Sujoy Ghosh, it is an adaptation of the 2017 Spanish movie The Invisible Guest. A lawyer investigates further into the suspicious ...more
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Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan, Connor Swindells

Released: January 4

Directed by: Kristoffer Nyholm

The Vanishing is a 2019 Scottish psychological thriller film directed by Kristoffer Nyholm. Three lighthouse keepers, James (Gerard Butler), Thomas (Peter Mullan), and Donald (Connor Swindells), ...more
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Sam Worthington, Lily Rabe, Stephen Tobolowsky

Released: 2019

Directed by: Brad Anderson

Fractured is a 2019 American thriller film directed by Brad Anderson. After his daughter breaks her arm while on a family road trip, Ray rushes her to the hospital along with his wife, once they ...more
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Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Will Poulter

Released: 2019

Directed by: Ari Aster

Midsommar (Swedish for "Midsummer") is a 2019 American horror film written and directed by Ari Aster. A couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend's rural hometown for its fabled ...more
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Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife

Released: 2019

Directed by: Gary Dauberman

Annabelle Comes Home is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Gary Duaberman, based on the legend of the Annabelle doll and a sequel to Annabelle and Annabelle: Creation. ...more
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Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Natalie Dormer

Released: 2019

Directed by: P.B. Shemran

The Professor and the Madman is a 2019 biographical drama film direted by P.B. Sherman, based on the 1998 book The Surgeon of Crowthorne by Simon Winchester. In 1857, a professor begins ...more
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David Oyelowo, Storm Reid, Byron Mann

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jacob Aaron Estes

Don’t Let Go is a 2019 American supernatural thriller film directed by Jacob Aaron Estes. After the demise of a man's (David Oyelowo) family, he receives a phone call from his deceased niece.
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Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Temuera Morrison

Released: 2019

Directed by: James Bobin

Dora and the Lost City of Gold is a 2019 American family film directed by James Bobin, based on the Nickelodeon series. Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents ...more
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Kathryn Prescott, Tyler Young, Samantha Logan

Directed by: Lars Klevberg

Polaroid is a 2019 American horror film directed by Lars Klevberg, based on his 2014 short film of the same name. High schooler Bird Fitcher (Kathryn Prescott) stumbles upon a vintage Polaroid ...more
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Linda Cardellini, Patricia Velasquez, Sean Patrick Thomas

Released: 2019

Directed by: Michael Chaves

The Curse of La Llorona is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Michael Chaves. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker ...more
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Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga

Released: 2019

Directed by: James Gray

Ad Astra is a 2019 American epic science fiction thriller film directed by James Gray. Twenty years after his father (Tommy Lee Jones) left on a one-way mission to Neptune in order to find signs ...more
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Mamie Gummer, Patricia Clarkson, James Caan

Released: 2019

Directed by: Carol Morley

Out of Blue is a 2019 American crime film directed by Carol Morley, based on the novel Night Train by Martin Amis. Detective Mike Hoolihan (Patricia Clarkson) is called to investigate the ...more
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Motherless Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mystery Movies of 2019
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Released: 2019

Directed by: Edward Norton

Motherless Brooklyn is a 2019 crime drama film directed by Edward Norton, based on the 1999 novel of the same name by Jonathan Lethem. A private investigator (Edward Norton) with Tourette ...more
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Shane Carruth, Poorna Jagannathan, Jeremy Childs

Released: 2019

Directed by: Billy Senese

The Dead Center is a 2019 American thriller film directed by Billy Senese. A troubled psychiatrist tries to help a patient who claims to have no memory of how he got to the hospital but that he ...more
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Michael Ealy, Jesse Williams, Nicole Beharie

Released: 2019

Directed by: David M. Rosenthal

Jacob's Ladder is a 2019 American psychological horror film directed by David M. Rosenthal, and a remake of the 1990 movie. After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer ...more