Top Mystery Movies


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

41. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The ( Män som hatar kvinnor )

Year of Release: 2010
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Swedish
Genre: Crime/Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Actors: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Peter Haber
Plot: Based on first book of best-selling trilogy by Stieg Larsson - Mikael Blomkvist, a disgraced financial journalist is hired by an aging head of a once-powerful Swedish industrial firm to solve the 40-year-old mystery of his missing niece. Meanwhile, anti-social hacker Lisbeth Salander finds herself having to deal with a new caretaker while secretly aiding Blomkvist, until their paths finally cross.

42. The Conversation

Year of Release: 1974
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Mystery/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Actors: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Teri Garr, Allen Garfield
Plot: A paranoid surveillance expert listens in on conversations in which he fears a couple may be killed only to find himself deeper in the mystery.

43. The Thin Man

Year of Release: 1934
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Mystery
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Actors: Myrna Loy, William Powell, Maureen O'Sullivan, Porter Hall
Plot: A couple that solves murders for fun, they encounter a difficult one to tackle with many different players involved.

44. Eastern Promises

Year of Release: 2007
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: David Cronenberg
Actors: Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl
Plot: In London, a 14 year old girl dies giving birth to a child. A midwife finds her diary and tries to uncover the mystery behind her death and where her family is located.

45. The Lady Vanishes

Year of Release: 1938
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Actors: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, Dame May Whitty
Plot: A night of bad weather strands a trans-European trains in a small country Inn. Socialite Iris Henderson strikes up a conversation with an old governess Miss Froy. When the journey resumes, Miss Froy has disappeared, and with the help of a musician, she vows to get to the bottom of the mystery.

46. Murder on the Orient Express

Year of Release: 1974
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Mystery
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Sidney Lumet
Actors: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Ingrid Bergman
Plot: Famed detective Hercule Poirot finds himself on the Orient Express when a passenger requests his protection. Declining the offer, Poirot then finds himself investigating a murder when the passenger is found dead the next day. While the train is stopped due to snow, Poirot has a few hours to figure out the passengers true identity, interview many passengers and figure out why it all seems to lead back to a 5-year-old kidnapping case.

47. The 39 Steps

Year of Release: 1935
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Actors: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle
Plot: In this classic Hitchcockian thriller, Robert Donat is an innocent man who becomes accidentally embroiled in an insidious spy ring and is forced to run for his life.

48. Hugo

Year of Release: 2011
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Family/Mystery
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Martin Scorsese
Actors: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley
Plot: A 12-year-old orphan living in the walls of a Paris train station circa 1930 must unravel a mystery involving his late father and a robot.

49. Mysterious Skin

Year of Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Mystery
MPAA Rating: NC-17
Director: Gregg Araki
Actors: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michelle Trachtenberg, Brady Corbet, Elisabeth Shue
Plot: Based on the acclaimed novel by Scott Heim, "Mysterious Skin" explores the hearts and minds of two very different boys who come to find the key to their future happiness lies in the exorcism of their collective demons.

50. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

Year of Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Shane Black
Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen

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