Top Mystery Movies


The Top Mystery Movies List is calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top Mystery List". Lists are calculated daily.

31. Rebecca

Year of Release: 1940
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Mystery/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Actors: Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier, George Sanders, Judith Anderson
Plot: A young woman marries a widower to live in a gigantic mansion. Is the dead wife still controlling her husband?

32. The Game

Year of Release: 1997
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Thriller/Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: David Fincher
Actors: Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn, Carroll Baker
Plot: A man who has everything is given an odd gift by his spoiled brother - a game that is supposed to involve his life. But, when real bullets start flying he suspects it is more than just a game

33. JFK

Year of Release: 1991
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Historical/Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Oliver Stone
Actors: Kevin Costner, Kevin Bacon, Jack Lemmon, Tommy Lee Jones
Plot: Jim Garison (Costner) is the DA that is covering the JFK murder case when he deeply suspects that there is much more to the case than first thought as it consumes his personal life and professional life.

34. Notorious

Year of Release: 1946
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Mystery
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Actors: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern
Plot: A man asks woman to spy on a group of her friends who are Nazis. Located in South America, the girl is torn between what is right and wrong.

35. Sleuth

Year of Release: 1972
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Mystery
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Actors: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine
Plot: A man how is having an affair with another man's wife, is invited over for theater and games in which one of them takes it too far.

36. Dark City

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Alex Proyas
Actors: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt
Plot: The city is not what it seems. Has anyone seen daylight? How do you get to Mertle beach? Does anyone have the answers?

37. The Best Years of Our Lives

Year of Release: 1946
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Mystery
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: William Wyler
Actors: Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Hoagy Carmichael, Harold Russell
Plot: Three WWII veteran return home to the towns they came from in which they realized that everything has changed while they were fighting for their country.

38. Witness for the Prosecution

Year of Release: 1958
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Mystery
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Billy Wilder
Actors: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester
Plot: A man on trial for murder goes through a rigorous plot twisting court trial; based on an Agatha Christie story.

39. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Year of Release: 2011
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Mystery
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Guy Ritchie
Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Noomi Rapace
Plot: Sherlock Holmes and Watson have seemingly met their match when the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead and they deduce it is a murder and not a suicide. The clues point to Professor Moriaty - a brilliant yet decidedly evil man. A gypsy who knows about the crime becomes a part of the team as Holmes goes on a cross-country chase to stop Moriaty.

40. Shadow of a Doubt

Year of Release: 1943
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Thriller/Mystery
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Actors: Joseph Cotten, Teresa Wright, Henry Travers, Patricia Collinge
Plot: A young woman who has not seen her uncle in years is excited to finally see him again - but that changes as her suspicion that he is a murder comes closer and closer to being the truth.

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