Top Mystery Movies


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

1. Rear Window

Year of Release: 1954
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Actors: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter
Plot: A man confined to a wheel chair (James Stewart), has nothing to do except spy on his neighbors. As time goes on, he is convinced they have committed murder.

2. Memento

Year of Release: 2001
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Jorja Fox
Plot: A man who has no long term memory tries to piece together his life and finds things are not as they seem.

3. The Prestige

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson
Plot: Two rival magicians try to decode each others magic tricks when one of them develops the ultimate trick and the other tries endlessly to discover the secret.

4. The Maltese Falcon

Year of Release: 1941
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Mystery/Crime
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: John Huston
Actors: Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Mary Astor, Gladys George
Plot: A private detective gets mixed up in a hunt for a valuable item. As he searches for the loot, plot points are exposed.

5. The Green Mile

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Frank Darabont
Actors: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt
Plot: A wrongly convicted man sits on death row while the officers who guard him interact with him and his powers.

6. North by Northwest

Year of Release: 1959
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Actors: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Martin Landau
Plot: A advertising exec is chased cross country while he tries to clear his name in a government mistake. In the end, he can't tell who is on his side.

7. Inception

Year of Release: 2010
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Mystery
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Marion Cotillard
Plot: Dom Cobb is the best at what he does: he enters peoples minds in the dream state and steals the valuable assets hidden inside the mind. This has made him incredibly popular in corporate espionage, but at the expense of having an semblance of a normal life. Now Cobb is given one last job - not to steal, but plant an idea, if he succeeds, he just may escape the game forever, but first he must succeed.

8. The Usual Suspects

Year of Release: 1995
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Bryan Singer
Actors: Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Spacey, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollak
Plot: Five men are hauled into a New York jail for separate crimes but end up working together. The police are trying to get to the bottom of who blew up a boat and killed almost all of the passengers, but will they find out in time to arrest the right man?

9. Vertigo

Year of Release: 1958
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Actors: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore
Plot: A man with Vertigo investigates his old friend's wife to discover that she may be the cause of his vertigo.

10. Psycho

Year of Release: 1960
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Actors: Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John McIntire
Plot: A woman goes missing after stealing money from her boss?s client. The last place she was seen was at the Bates motel, run by a young, intriguing man.

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