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List Rules Vote up your favorite thrillers that ask, "Whodunit?"

This list contains information on the best mystery thriller movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best mystery thriller films come in many forms. Some good mystery thriller films revolve around washed-up detectives while other good mystery thriller movies feature everyday people working to solve crimes. Many of the best mystery thriller films have won awards.

What films will you find on this top mystery thriller movies list? Chinatown has to be at the top. This 1974 film finds Jack Nicholson starring as J.J. Gittes, as a private investigator who quickly finds himself in over his head. Director Roman Polanski incorporated elements of noir to add to the artistry of this suspenseful film. Seven is another engaging mystery thriller.

The Silence of the Lambs is a white-knuckle viewing experience as a budding FBI agent enlists the help of an incarcerated serial killer to help her find another murderer on the loose. Other good mystery thriller movies featured on this list include The Usual Suspects, Gone Girl, and Memento.

Which mystery thriller do you think is the best? Vote your favorites up to the top of this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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Gone Girl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Gone Girl Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

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The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
The Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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Chinatown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Chinatown Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
The Usual Suspects Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

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Black Swan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Black Swan Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder

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Rear Window is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Rear Window Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock

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Mulholland Drive is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Mulholland Drive Naomi Watts, Billy Ray Cyrus, Melissa George

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Seven is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Seven Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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The Others is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
The Others Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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Memento is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Memento Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

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Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Rosemary's Baby Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

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The Game is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
The Game Sean Penn, Michael Douglas, Spike Jonze

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Oldboy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Oldboy Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Oh Dal-su

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Blue Velvet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Blue Velvet Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

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Shutter Island is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Shutter Island Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

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The Prestige is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
The Prestige Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman

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In the Cut is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
In the Cut Meg Ryan, Kevin Bacon, Mark Ruffalo

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Insomnia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Insomnia Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

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L.A. Confidential is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
L.A. Confidential Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger

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Prisoners is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Prisoners Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

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Kiss the Girls is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Kiss the Girls Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Mena Suvari

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Secret in Their Eyes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Secret in Their Eyes Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Chiwetel Ejiofor

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Angels & Demons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Angels & Demons Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård

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Eyes Wide Shut is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Eyes Wide Shut Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick

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Broken City is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Broken City Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe

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Hollywoodland is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Hollywoodland Ben Affleck, Diane Lane, Robin Tunney

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Identity is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Identity Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Alfred Molina

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The Bone Collector is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
The Bone Collector Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah

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Zodiac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Zodiac Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo

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Mystic River is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Mystic River Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon

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Unknown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Unknown Victoria Justice, Jim Caviezel, Bridget Moynahan

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State of Play is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
State of Play Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe

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Basic is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Basic John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Roselyn Sánchez

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Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Hannibal Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins

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Gone Baby Gone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Gone Baby Gone Morgan Freeman, Michelle Monaghan, Ed Harris

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Side Effects is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Side Effects Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jude Law, Channing Tatum

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Basic Instinct is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Basic Instinct Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, Jeanne Tripplehorn

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The Call is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
The Call Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut

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Red Dragon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Red Dragon Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton

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Out of Time is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Out of Time Eva Mendes, Denzel Washington, Sanaa Lathan

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The Oxford Murders is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
The Oxford Murders John Hurt, Elijah Wood, Anna Massey

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Along Came a Spider is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Along Came a Spider Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter, Anton Yelchin

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Phone Booth is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Phone Booth Katie Holmes, Colin Farrell, Jared Leto

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Primal Fear is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Primal Fear Edward Norton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney

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Secret Window is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Secret Window Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro

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Crimson Peak is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Crimson Peak Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam

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The Girl with the Dragon Tatto... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Robin Wright

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Basic Instinct 2 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Basic Instinct 2 Sharon Stone, Charlotte Rampling, Hugh Dancy

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Wind River is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies, Ranked
Wind River Jeremy Renner, Ashley Olsen, Jon Bernthal