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 goes well beyond the top 100 myster movies and 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 top mystery movies includes mystery film 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.
- 1Grace Kelly, James Stewart
Directed by: Alfred HitchcockRear Window is a 1954 American mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and written... more
- 2James Stewart, Kim Novak
Directed by: Alfred HitchcockVertigo is a 1958 American psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred... more
- 3Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock
Directed by: Alfred HitchcockThis film is a 1954 3-D American thriller film in Warnercolor directed by Alfred Hitchcock,... more
- 4Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe
Directed by: Curtis HansonL.A. Confidential is a 1997 neo-noir film based on James Ellroy's 1990 novel of the same... more
- 5Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre
Directed by: John HustonThe Maltese Falcon is a 1941 Warner Bros. film noir based on the novel of the same name by... more
- 6Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford
Directed by: Andrew DavisThis film is a 1993 American action film based on the 1960s television series of the same name... more
- 7Cary Grant, Peter Lorre
Directed by: Frank CapraArsenic and Old Lace is a 1944 American dark comedy film directed by Frank Capra, starring... more
- 8Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro
Directed by: Bryan SingerThe Usual Suspects is a 1995 German-American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Bryan... more
- 9Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow
Directed by: David FincherSeven is a 1995 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher. The film stars... more
- 10Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams
Directed by: Martin ScorseseShutter Island is a 2010 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese. The... more
- 11Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman
Directed by: Sidney LumetThis film is a 1974 British Technicolor mystery film directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Albert... more
- 12Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway
Directed by: Roman PolanskiChinatown is a 1974 American neo-noir mystery film, directed by Roman Polanski from a... more
- 13Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie
Directed by: Christopher NolanThe Prestige is a 2006 mystery drama film directed by Christopher Nolan, from a screenplay... more
- 14Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger
Directed by: Norman JewisonIn the Heat of the Night is a 1967 American mystery drama film directed by Norman Jewison. It... more
- 15Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss
Directed by: Christopher NolanMemento is a 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan.... more
- 16Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart
Directed by: Howard HawksThe Big Sleep is a 1946 film noir directed by Howard Hawks, the first film version of Raymond... more
- 17Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston
Directed by: Alejandro AmenábarThe Others is a 2001 horror-thriller film written, directed and scored by Alejandro Amenábar.... more
- 18Grace Kelly, Cary Grant
Directed by: Alfred HitchcockThis film is a 1955 romantic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, from a screenplay by John... more
- 19Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen
Directed by: Gus Van SantPsycho is a 1998 American horror film produced and directed by Gus Van Sant for Universal... more
- 20Bette Davis, Maggie Smith
Directed by: John GuillerminThis film is a 1978 British film based on the Agatha Christie mystery novel of the same name,... more
- 21Tom Cruise, Demi Moore
Directed by: Rob ReinerA Few Good Men is a 1992 American legal drama film directed by Rob Reiner, based on the play... more
- 22Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal
Directed by: David FincherZodiac is a 2007 American mystery thriller film directed by David Fincher, based on the 1986... more
- 23Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd
Directed by: Jonathan LynnClue is a 1985 American ensemble mystery comedy film based on the board game of the same... more
- 24Sean Penn, Michael Douglas
Directed by: David Fincher, Pedro CoutinhoThe Game is a 1997 American mystery thriller film directed by David Fincher, starring Michael... more
- 25Matt Damon, Clive Owen
Directed by: Doug LimanThe Bourne Identity is a 2002 American-German action spy film adaptation of Robert Ludlum's... more