My Favorite Mystery Moviesby Mulholland-95 | created - 17 Jun 2016 | updated - 5 days ago | Public
These movies have an intriguing story that allows us being put on hold and the facts can to deviate us of real problem. Therefore we look for the truth and we suspect on some characters.
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1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
R | 158 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.
Votes: 390,935 | Gross: $102.52M
In this film, we see how Mikael and Lisbeth try to resolve a strange case of one woman's disappearance 40 years ago. Every character have a own story and this investigation going to change them life.
2. Mulholland Drive (2001)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Votes: 293,709 | Gross: $7.22M
The best film of David Lynch, 'Mulholland Drive' tell us the story about Diane/Betty and Rita/Camilla in Hollywood. We can see a excelent combination between surrealism and the genre neo-noir. Along film, there are some symbolical people with metaphorical objects inside subjective colors.
3. Perfect Blue (1997)
R | 81 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery
A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.
Votes: 45,229 | Gross: $0.44M
Undoubtely one of the best psychogical thriller because it is so difficult find the difference between the reality and the fantasy. This movie tell us the transition of a woman, from the world of music to acting, and her identity's crisis.
4. Blue Velvet (1986)
R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Votes: 164,558 | Gross: $8.55M
This film of Lynch is so interesting, creepy and strange. The story tell us the Jeffrey's investigation about a crime, during this time, he meet the attractive singer Dorothy and the insane criminal Frank.
5. Arrival (II) (2016)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.
Votes: 525,366 | Gross: $100.55M
The arrival of life extraterrestrial intelligent towards the Earth changes the people's life. Louise Banks and Ian Donelly must resolve the problem of comunication between humans and aliens. The results going to change their lifes, the humankind and the future.
6. Se7en (1995)
R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.
Votes: 1,305,708 | Gross: $100.13M
In this neo-noir film, two detectives want catch one serial killer, this mad man do his crimes based in the seven capital sins: gluttony, greed, sloth, lust, pride, envy & wrath.
7. The Black Dahlia (2006)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation.
Votes: 68,751 | Gross: $22.52M
The case of 'The Black Dahlia' is a controversial and tragic story of Elizabeth Short, especially for her cruel and sadic murder. This film tell us the life of two detectives that tries to resolve this case.
8. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
R | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled.
Votes: 77,766 | Gross: $4.16M
The most popular story of David Lynch, this film tell us the last seven days of Laura Palmer in Twin Peaks, we can see her life, relations and dreams; also, we see special agent Dale Cooper before of his investigation. In the movie, we see sobrenatural and symbolic people that define Laura's destiny.
9. Breakdown (I) (1997)
R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A man searches for his missing wife after his car breaks down in the middle of the desert.
Votes: 44,812 | Gross: $50.13M
Definitely is a excellent suspense movie because one man desperately seek his wife until that he discover the terrifying truth; and the soundtrack do to feel us an uncertainty enviroment. Also, this story will occur to whoever.
10. Inland Empire (2006)
R | 180 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal.
Votes: 49,959 | Gross: $0.75M
I consider that 'Inland Empire' is the most surrealistic movie of David Lynch, the story tell us principally the realization of movie for Nikki. Along the film, we can see four stories totally different but conected through some objects and events, with strange pictures.
11. Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
Not Rated | 107 min | Mystery, Thriller
A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.
In this film, we see to Anne that loses her daughter and her brother helps her for find to Bunny; and they fight for to the police believe in existence of Anne's daughter. However, the truth is really surprising about the kidnapping of Bunny Lake.
12. Lost Highway (1997)
R | 134 min | Mystery, Thriller
After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.
Votes: 119,789 | Gross: $3.80M
This psychological thriller of David Lynch is bizarre, surrealistic and neo-noir. We can see Fred's problems with his wife and his job; later we see his transformation in Pete so he have a new life and other issues. Finally, we see his return to Fred and the resolution of initial mistery.
13. Macario (1960)
91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead. After his wife cooks a turkey for him, he meets three apparitions, the Devil, God, and Death. Each asks him... See full summary »
A humble peasant and woodcutter named Macario has an encounter with the Devil, God and Death, where his destiny going to be defined.
14. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An African-American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
Votes: 61,137 | Gross: $24.38M
Virgil Tibbs solves a crime in South of USA. In addition, he must confront the racial prejudices of police and people.
15. Pedro Páramo (1967)
TV-PG | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Highly symbolic and allegorical, this drama takes the search of a son for his father in the chaotic times of the Mexican Revolution and the early 1900s as its basis. Stereotypical (or ... See full summary »
Two stories narrated in parallel along in the movie about Pedro Páramo in a small town and his son talking with ghosts. This movie has excellent performances and supernatural elements and it is a good adaptation of homonim book.
16. Inside Man (2006)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.
Votes: 315,962 | Gross: $88.51M
A team of thieves kidnap a bank and they carry out an elaborate plan while one intelligent detective tries to resolve the history behind of the robbery and one war criminal.
17. Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Mystery
A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.
Votes: 34,755 | Gross: $11.29M
This Woody Allen's movie is an excellent combination of comedy and genre neo-noir. A married couple try to resolve the strange disappearance of married old woman and its consequences.
18. Shutter Island (2010)
R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller
In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.
Votes: 1,019,498 | Gross: $128.01M
The detectives Teddy and Chuck will try to resolve a strange case in a psychiatrist hospital on one island. However, Teddy start to losing his mind and he will insane for his past. Finally, this movie has ambiguous and enigmatic ending.
19. Insidious (I) (2010)
PG-13 | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.
Votes: 257,505 | Gross: $54.01M
This movie represent a new style in the horror movies, based in 'screamers'. We see how Dalton remains in coma state and the subsequent supernatural events with a creepy soundtrack.
20. Basic Instinct (1992)
R | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A violent police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive novelist could be involved.
Votes: 158,218 | Gross: $117.73M
This iconic movie manages a police investigation of excellent manner. The roles of Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone are serious and well defined. Finally, the ambience is in suspense in all moment.
21. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Not Rated | 100 min | Film-Noir, Mystery
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.
Votes: 141,628 | Gross: $2.11M
Like in others films noir, one detective tries resolve two mysteries about his fellow worker and an important maltese falcon. He will survive to the selfishness's triangle between Ruth, Joel and Kasper.
22. The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.
Votes: 23,781 | Gross: $0.01M
In this film, Michael O'Hara will survive to the triangle of selfish interests between Elsa, Arthur and George; each character has a story and own style for get her/his own objectives.
23. Angels & Demons (2009)
PG-13 | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works with a nuclear physicist to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican during one of the significant events within the church.
Votes: 255,057 | Gross: $133.38M
In this movie, we can see Robert Langdon resolving one interesting case about the Illuminati in the Vatican City, he will use all his intelligent and his knowledge for resolve the mistery and avoid a great disaster.
24. Vanilla Sky (2001)
R | 136 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
A self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover.
Votes: 235,836 | Gross: $100.61M
This film, a remake of 'Abre los ojos', have an interesting and fuzzy story about David Aames. This movie invite us to question the reality in own way.
25. Psycho (1960)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Votes: 545,958 | Gross: $32.00M
The most iconic Alfred Hitchcock's story. A lonely man develops a mental disease with terrible consequences.
26. Vantage Point (2008)
PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.
Votes: 139,461 | Gross: $72.27M
This fragmented story show us different people during one terrorist attack against the american president in Salamanca, Spain.
27. The Sixth Sense (1999)
PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.
Votes: 852,626 | Gross: $293.51M
The Dr. Malcolm Crowe will try to help one confused and special boy. In addition, this child psychologist must resolve his problems in the marriage.
28. Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Crime
A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.
Votes: 116,832 | Gross: $0.52M
This film is excellent because the main character have great philosophical questions, also she resolves many crimes and one complex mystery. The dystopian future in this movie is interesting and so realistic. Furthermore, many elements in this film were the basis for 'Matrix'.
29. Paprika (2006)
R | 90 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.
Votes: 62,118 | Gross: $0.88M
In this film, we see how an excellent detective tries resolve a crime about one invasor of dreams. In this movie, we see the importance of dreams and the use of doppelgangers. Furthermore, many elements in this film were the basis for 'Inception'.
30. Triangle (2009)
R | 99 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
A group of friends suffer a yachting accident and take refuge on a cruise drifting on the open sea, but quickly realize they were better off on the upturned yacht
In this film we see an interesting story about one girl that try to do well things with her friends, her son and herself during a travel on ship and, later on yacht, within one eternal cycle of unfortunate events. We can watch a original form for narrate a suspense movie.
31. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
PG | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.
Votes: 170,231 | Gross: $156.45M
One detective will try to resolve a curious case about crazy and creepy cartoon's killer. This movie is a good combination between film noir and the animation, appealing known cartoons in that epoch, like The Loonney Toons, Myckey Mouse and Woody Woodpecker.
32. Nancy Drew (2007)
PG | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Family
Teen detective Nancy Drew accompanies her father on a business trip to Los Angeles, where she happens upon clues to a murder mystery involving a movie star.
Votes: 18,280 | Gross: $25.61M
Nancy Drew adapts her lifestyle to Los Angeles and she will resolve the old murder of one famous actress.
33. The Fugitive (1993)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt led by a seasoned U.S. Marshal.
Votes: 247,610 | Gross: $183.88M
In this movie, Richard Kimble fights for demonstrate his innocence and he will discover to truth murderer, while the policeman Samuel Gerard tries resolved this case.
34. Unknown (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.
Votes: 236,478 | Gross: $63.69M
One man loses his memory during a car accident. Later, he must recover his memories and his identity with the help of Gina. Their search going to have great implications.
35. The Fourth Kind (2009)
PG-13 | 98 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up.
Votes: 70,359 | Gross: $25.46M
In this movie, we can see a creepy and suspense story about the psycologist Abbey Tyler and the adbuctions in a remote town on Alaska. We see the terror and anguish in the people that suffers this experience.
36. Prometheus (I) (2012)
R | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.
Votes: 542,229 | Gross: $126.48M
Some 'scientist' and astronauts going to travel toward one remote exoplanet for discover the possible origin of humans, changing their lifes forever. This Alien's prequel is interesting but pretentious.
37. Creep (I) (2004)
R | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Trapped in a London subway station, a woman who's being pursued by a potential attacker heads into the unknown labyrinth of tunnels beneath the city's streets.
One woman tries to survive a strange and sadistic murderer in the London's meter. The combination of colors and the suspense were the basis for 'The Descent'.
38. Saw (2004)
R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.
Votes: 355,083 | Gross: $56.00M
In this film, we can see an intelligent and strange killer that realizes elaborate plans for that he can carry out his objectives and change to his victims.
39. White Noise (I) (2005)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
An architect's desire to speak with his wife from beyond the grave becomes an obsession with supernatural repercussions.
Votes: 45,562 | Gross: $56.39M
In this movie, we see to Jonathan, a man who lost his wife and his later obsession for the electronic voice phenomena (EVP) and this situation will carry him for a dangerous road.
40. Silent Hill (2006)
R | 125 min | Horror
A woman, Rose, goes in search for her adopted daughter within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill.
Votes: 203,892 | Gross: $46.98M
In this movie, we can see one mother seeking her daughter in a haunted town. We can enjoy some creepy scenes and strange atmosphere.
41. Orphan (2009)
R | 123 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.
Votes: 177,221 | Gross: $41.60M
In this movie, we can see the story of one mother when she adopts an educated and kind girl, however that girl hide a dark and unexpected secret. During this story, we can see a disturbing art.
42. Eye See You (2002)
R | 96 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
A lead detective being stalked by a serial killer is asked to check into a clinic treating law enforcement officials who can't face their jobs.
Votes: 22,583 | Gross: $0.08M
Maybe the only mystery movie of Sylvester Stallone, in this story we can see to Jake Malloy persecuting to a murderer, however this killer is so intelligent, merciless and cautious, so this policeman must fight to the end for catch him.