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100+ Best Mystery Movies Ever Made (2020) Watch on Netflix

What are the best mystery movies? Which films gain cult fan base quickly? The answer is simple – Mystery Movies. Sci fi films do get a lots of fan following but from the early days of cinema it has been mystery suspense movies that actually gets widespread attention from almost all generations. Mystery Movies are actually sub genres of Thriller movies and Crime Movies but they are so widely popular that lately Mystery movies has gained there own fan following. Good Mystery Movies are often among the top rated movies on various websites.

Mystery Films are often woven around unsolved murder cases and puzzles. Agatha Christe is known as the pioneer author in murder mysteries. Her novels are often adapted in to successful films. Many murder mystery movies are inspired from her novels. Mystery movies often have a detective or spy (or sometimes even a normal man) trying hard to solve a puzzle or mystery (before the audience).

Mystery films are popular since the silent era. After the movies transitioned into talkies, many directors tried hands in Mystery thriller movies and made some great mystery movies. Classic Mystery Movies often have twist endings and even plot twists in the middle of the film. The decade of 50s 60s and 70s focused on crime mystery movies and murder mystery movies while the decade of 80s and 90s moved on to scary mystery movies. Horror Mystery movies became more popular in the 00s decade. Mystery Comedy movies are very few in count. More popular are Mystery Suspense movies and romance mystery movies.

Here is a list of 100 Most popular Mystery Films. This list of Mystery movies is updated regularly so you will find old mystery movies to most recent mystery movies.

100. Charade


best mystery movies
Director – Stanley Donen
Cast – Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, Cary Grant, James Coburn
IMDB Rating – 7.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 95%
Release Date – 5 December 1963
Box Office – $13.4 million
Genre – Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Awards – None
Plot –

99. Clue


best mystery movies
Director – Jonathan Lynn
Cast – Tim Curry, Eileen Brennan, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Martin Mull
IMDB Rating – 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 59%
Release Date – 13 December 1985
Box Office – $14.6 million
Genre – Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Awards – None
Plot –

98. Devil


best mystery movies
Director – John Erick Dowdle
Cast – Geoffrey Arend, Chris Messina, Bojana Novakovic, Logan Marshall-Green
IMDB Rating – 6.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 52%
Release Date – 17 September 2010
Box Office – $62.6 million
Genre – Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

97. Jacob’s Ladder


best mystery movies
Director – Adrian Lyne
Cast – Danny Aiello, Elizabeth Peña, Tim Robbins
IMDB Rating – 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes – 71%
Release Date – 2 November 1990
Box Office – $26.1 million
Genre – Drama, Horror, Mystery
Awards – None
Plot –

96. Murder on the Orient Express


best mystery movies
Director – Sidney Lumet
Cast – Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Albert Finney, Martin Balsam
IMDB Rating – 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 91%
Release Date – 21 November 1974
Box Office – $35.7 million
Genre – Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards – Won 1 Oscar
Plot –

95. Chungking Express


best mystery movies
Director – Wong Kar-wai
Cast – Takeshi Kaneshiro, Brigitte Lin Chin-Hsia, Faye Wong, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai
IMDB Rating – 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 87%
Release Date – 22 March 1995
Box Office – $600,200
Genre – Comedy, Crime, Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

94. Brick


best mystery movies
Director – Rian Johnson
Cast – Matt O’Leary, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Noah Segan, Noah Fleiss, Nora Zehetner
IMDB Rating – 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 79%
Release Date – 7 April 2006
Box Office – $3.9 million
Genre – Action, Crime, Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

93. State of Play


best mystery movies
Director – Kevin Macdonald
Cast – Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Russell Crowe, Robin Wright Penn, Jeff Daniels
IMDB Rating – 7.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 84%
Release Date – 17 April 2009
Box Office – $88.8 million
Genre – Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards – None
Plot –

92. Diabolique


best mystery movies
Director – Henri-Georges Clouzot
Cast – Paul Meurisse, Véra Clouzot, Charles Vanel, Simone Signoret
IMDB Rating – 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 95%
Release Date – 29 January 1955
Box Office – $ 1 million
Genre – Crime, Drama, Horror
Awards – None
Plot –

91. Blow-Up


best mystery movies
Director – Michelangelo Antonioni
Cast – Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, David Hemmings
IMDB Rating – 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 87%
Release Date – 1 January 1966
Box Office – $20 million
Genre – Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

90. Memories of Murder


best mystery movies
Director – Bong Joon-ho
Cast – Kim Roi-ha, Park Hae-il, Kim Sang-kyung, Song Kang-ho
IMDB Rating – 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 90%
Release Date – 2 May 2003
Box Office – $2.8 million
Genre – Action, Crime, Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

89. The Wicker Man (1973)


best mystery movies
Director – Robin Hardy
Cast – Britt Ekland, Edward Woodward, Ingrid Pitt, Christopher Lee
IMDB Rating – 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 88%
Release Date – 6 December 1973
Box Office – $58,341
Genre – Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

88. A Tale of Two Sisters


best mystery movies
Director – Kim Jee-woon
Cast – Moon Geun-young, Im Soo-jung, Kim Kap-soo, Yum Jung-ah
IMDB Rating – 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 85%
Release Date – 13 June 2003
Box Office – $1 million
Genre – Drama, Horror, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

87. Mississippi Burning


best mystery movies
Director – Alan Parker
Cast – Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman
IMDB Rating – 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 87%
Release Date – 2 December 1988
Box Office – $34.6 million
Genre – Crime, Drama, History
Awards – Won 1 Oscar
Plot –

86. Angel Heart


best mystery movies
Director – Alan Parker
Cast – Lisa Bonet, Mickey Rourke, Charlotte Rampling, Robert De Niro
IMDB Rating – 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 77%
Release Date – 6 March 1987
Box Office – $17,185,632
Genre – Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

85. Fracture


best mystery movies
Director – Gregory Hoblit
Cast – Rosamund Pike, Anthony Hopkins, Billy Burke, David Strathairn, Ryan Gosling
IMDB Rating – 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 71%
Release Date – 11 April 2007
Box Office – $91 million
Genre – Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards – None
Plot –

84. The Cabin in the Woods


best mystery movies
Director – Drew Goddard
Cast – Anna Hutchison, Kristen Connolly, Fran Kranz, Richard Jenkins, Chris Hemsworth
IMDB Rating – 7
Rotten Tomatoes – 91%
Release Date – April 13, 2012
Box Office – $66.5 million
Genre – Horror
Awards – None
Plot –

83. Manhunter


best mystery movies
Director – Michael Mann
Cast – Brian Cox, William Petersen, Dennis Farina, Joan Allen, Kim Greist
IMDB Rating – 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 94%
Release Date – 15 August 1986
Box Office – $8.6 million
Genre – Crime, Horror, Mystery
Awards – None
Plot –

82. L.A. Confidential


best mystery movies
Director – Curtis Hanson
Cast – Guy Pearce, Russell Crowe, James Cromwell, Kevin Spacey, David Strathairn
IMDB Rating – 8.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 99%
Release Date – 19 September 1997
Box Office – $126.2 million
Genre – Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards – Won 2 Oscars
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