Highest-Rated Movies about 'Mystery', Sort by Popularity


The Wailing (2016), Le Doulos (1961), The Long Good Friday (1980), Forbidden Planet (1956), Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014), The Lodger (1927), Stray Dog (1949), The Castle of Cagliostro (1979) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Mystery movies.


The Wailing (2016)

Suspicion leads to hysteria when rural villagers link a series of brutal murders to the arrival of a mysterious stranger (Kunimura Jun).

villager, stranger, murderer, serial killer, suspenseful, thrilling, tense

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Le Doulos (1961)

A former convict (Serge Reggiani) suspects his best friend (Jean-Paul Belmondo), a burglar with police contacts, of being a stool pigeon.

friend, jewel thief, informant, ex-convict, gangster, superintendent, suspenseful

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The Long Good Friday (1980)

A Cockney crime czar (Bob Hoskins) and his mistress (Helen Mirren) answer a threat on the eve of his big deal with a U.S. mobster (Eddie Constantine).

crime boss, girlfriend, mobster, intense, suspenseful, london, car

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Forbidden Planet (1956)

An astronaut (Leslie Nielsen) and crew land on Altair-4 in 2200 and find a mad doctor (Walter Pidgeon), his daughter (Anne Francis) and Robby the robot.

captain, scientist, daughter, robot, engaging, incredible, spaceship

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Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014)

Two former cops start investigating the series of murders that tanked their careers when the killings begin again.

ex-cop, serial killer, chilling, thrilling, ice skating rink, murder, violence

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The Lodger (1927)

When a landlady (Marie Ault) and her husband (Arthur Chesney) take in a new lodger (Ivor Novello), they're overjoyed: He's quiet, humble and pays a month's rent in advance. But his mysterious and suspicious behavior soon has them wondering if he's the killer terrorizing local blond girls. Their daughter, Daisy (June), a cocky model, is far less concerned, her attraction obvious. Her police-detective boyfriend (Malcolm Keen), in a pique of jealousy, seeks to uncover the lodger's true identity.

lodger, landlady, husband, daughter, detective, witness, dark

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Stray Dog (1949)

Two detectives (ToshirĂ´ Mifune, Takashi Shimura) track one's stolen revolver into the underworld of late-1940s Tokyo.

police officer, criminal, stripper, mentor, brooding, dark, tokyo

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The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

A thief called the Wolf becomes embroiled in a greedy count's plot to marry a princess he holds captive.

thief, gangster, samurai, princess, count, charming, madcap

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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2004)

A homeless musician's life is transformed after he discovers a flock of wild South American parrots living in San Francisco. How they got there is a mystery, but Mark Bittner forms a bond with the exotic birds through his music and his patient, attentive care. Over time he comes to appreciate their individual identities and makes a case for humans to reevaluate their relationship to animals. When he is forced to leave them, he despairs over the birds' fate.

musician, homeless person, parrot, neighbor, charming, uplifting, emotional

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The Innocents (1961)

A Victorian governess (Deborah Kerr) fears a boy (Martin Stephens) and girl (Pamela Franklin) have been possessed by a dead couple.

governess, orphan, ghost, young boy, sister, dark, intense

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The Uninvited (1944)

A British brother (Ray Milland) and sister (Ruth Hussey) move to a coastal mansion haunted by two ghosts.

composer, sister, commander, nurse, daughter, ghost, eerie

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Foxtrot (2017)

A knock on the door leads to unfathomable grief as a man and his wife learn that their son died in the line of duty as a soldier.

parent, soldier, israeli soldier, bleak, melodramatic, outpost, checkpoint

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Sparrow (2008)

A gang of pickpockets preys on people in the streets of Hong Kong.

mysterious woman, mistress, engaging, hong kong, advice, beauty, mystery

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Under the Sea (2009)

People come face to face with mysterious and stunning creatures of the ocean off Australia and New Guinea.

sea creature, fish, fascinating, engaging, striking, under the sea, australia

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Spider Baby (1964)

A servant (Lon Chaney Jr.) watches over family members who, by the age of 10, begin devolving into primitive, cannibalistic creatures.

chauffeur, child, lawyer, relative, sister, cousin, eerie

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S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (2003)

This documentary, directed by a survivor of the genocide, chronicles the systematized murder perpetuated by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, specifically the torture and killing of the educated classes in the notorious S-21 prison, which is now a museum. But this film is not about statistics and generalized history. Instead, it focuses on two survivors who return to the prison, coming face-to-face with some of the guards who insist that they were only following bureaucratic orders.

survivor, war criminal, prisoner, teenager, guard, disturbing, emotional

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Page Eight (2011)

Johnny (Bill Nighy), a long-serving member of MI5, finds a mysterious file after his mentor (Michael Gambon) dies.

spy, officer, best friend, boss, suspenseful, cheeky, charming

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Under the Sand (2000)

For many years, Marie and Jean have happily spent their vacation together in the Landes region of western France. But this summer, while Marie naps on the beach, her husband goes swimming and vanishes without a trace. Tenaciously and disquietingly, Marie keeps the memory of her husband alive, often speaking of him as if he never disappeared. An offbeat study of the grieving process that will ring true for anyone who has gone through a similar personal loss.

husband, mother, professor, widow, friend, love interest, disheartening

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The Laramie Project (2002)

Two young men face murder charges for the beating of Matthew Shepard, a homosexual student at the University of Wyoming.

gay/lesbian, murderer, reporter, police detective, police officer, judge, emotional

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Red Riding: 1980 (2009)

Detective Peter Hunter returns to Yorkshire to investigate the town's high murder rate. The local police have done little to find the killer, and he soon realizes corrupt police officers are doing everything they can to stop his progress.

police chief, police detective, businessman, prostitute, police officer, chilling, gripping

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The Absent One (2014)

Detectives race to find a possible witness to a 20-year-old double homicide before the killers get to her.

detective, assistant, sociopath, thrilling, copenhagen, cold case, conspiracy

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A Canterbury Tale (1944)

A U.S. soldier (John Sweet), a British sergeant and a London girl (Sheila Sim) see minor miracles and catch a prude (Eric Portman).

soldier, sergeant, shopkeeper, criminal, lighthearted, suspenseful, amusing

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Cure (1997)

A Tokyo detective (Koji Yakusho) investigates a series of murders committed in exactly the same way by people who seem to have no connection.

detective, killer, police officer, victim, creepy, chilling, frightening

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Demon (2015)

A man (Andrzej Grabowski) tries to save his daughter's (Agnieszka Zulewska) wedding party when her new husband (Itay Tiran) becomes possessed by a restless spirit.

man, wife, demon, priest, family member, friend, creepy

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A Serial Killer's Guide to Life (2019)

A self-help addict takes a road trip with a life coach who happens to be a deranged serial killer.

addict, young woman, serial killer, brash, engaging, gripping, gutsy

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My Rembrandt (2019)

Rembrandt, the grandmaster of intimacy rocks the art world; 350 years after his death, many people, even entire nations are obsessed with his paintings. Aristocrats cherish, experts rule, art dealers investigate, collectors hunt, museums battle. The epic documentary MY REMBRANDT dives deep into the art world of Old Masters, exploring the motives of its elite.

art collector, art critic, art dealer, curator, benefactor, confident, engaging

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Red Riding: 1983 (2009)

The disappearance of a young girl leads a Yorkshire detective (David Morrissey) to believe that he may have helped convict the wrong man of murder three years earlier.

lawyer, disabled person, police detective, police chief, mother, bleak, suspenseful

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Arthur Miller: Writer (2017)

Filmmaker Rebecca Miller presents a portrait of her father, the prolific American playwright Arthur Miller.

filmmaker, critic, documentarian, granddaughter, charming, fascinating, engaging

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Cold Hell (2017)

A woman witnesses a murder and is stalked by the killer who wants to silence her.

taxi driver, young woman, turkish woman, killer, murder victim, investigator, engaging

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