Great Mystery Moviesby Hareesh R | created - 03 Sep 2012 | updated - 03 Sep 2012 | Public
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1. The Last of Sheila (1973)
PG | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her multi-millionaire husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt-style mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly.
2. High Crimes (2002)
PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who has been living under a false name, is arrested by military police and placed on trial for the murder of villagers while he was in the Marines.
Votes: 32,993 | Gross: $41.54M
8. L.A. Confidential (1997)
R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.
Votes: 453,563 | Gross: $64.62M
9. State of Play (2009)
PG-13 | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the congressman, his old college friend.
Votes: 119,600 | Gross: $37.02M
10. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)
PG-13 | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Remake of the 1956 film noir film "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" in which a writer's plan to expose a corrupt district attorney takes an unexpected turn.
Votes: 11,248 | Gross: $0.03M
11. Red Corner (1997)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An American attorney on business in China is wrongfully arrested and put on trial for murder, with a female defense lawyer from the country the only key to proving his innocence.
Votes: 14,003 | Gross: $22.42M
13. 8MM 2 (2005 Video)
R | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
An American diplomat and his fiancée venture into the sordid underworld of sex and pornography in Budapest, Hungary to find out who is blackmailing them with a porno video taken of them with a prostitute.
14. Wild Things (1998)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A police detective uncovers a conspiracy behind a case involving a high-school guidance counselor when accusations of rape are made against him by two female students.
Votes: 95,999 | Gross: $29.75M
15. Exam (2009)
Not Rated | 101 min | Mystery, Thriller
Eight candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a final test with just one question. It seems simple yet confusing that soon, tensions begin to unravel.
16. 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: 360,346 | Gross: $102.52M
18. The International (I) (2009)
R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An Interpol agent attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring.
Votes: 83,509 | Gross: $25.45M
19. The Trial (2010)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Mystery
After the horrific death of his wife and two sons, suicide seems to be the only escape for small-town attorney Kent "Mac" McClain... until he's assigned a capital punishment case that ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,177 | Gross: $0.02M
20. Michael Clayton (2007)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multibillion-dollar class action suit.
Votes: 142,107 | Gross: $49.03M
21. Frailty (2001)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions led to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons."
Votes: 66,324 | Gross: $13.10M
23. Deception (I) (2008)
R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An accountant is introduced to a mysterious sex club known as The List by his lawyer friend. But in this new world, he soon becomes the prime suspect in a woman's disappearance and a multi-million dollar heist.
Votes: 34,597 | Gross: $4.60M
25. Malice (1993)
R | 107 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches art, Andy's a college dean. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know all" doctor.
Votes: 19,571 | Gross: $46.04M
28. Along Came a Spider (2001)
R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller
When a congressman's daughter under Secret Service protection is kidnapped from a private school, detective Alex Cross investigates the case even though he's recovering from the loss of his partner.
Votes: 63,438 | Gross: $74.08M
29. Stolen (2009)
R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A detective deals with the loss of his own son while trying to uncover the identity of a boy whose mummified remains are found in a box buried for fifty years.
Votes: 4,814 | Gross: $0.01M
30. 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: 65,906 | Gross: $22.52M
31. Shooter (I) (2007)
R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the President. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to find the real killer and the reason he was set up.
Votes: 275,368 | Gross: $47.00M
32. 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: 897,238 | Gross: $128.01M
33. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Approved | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
Votes: 55,062 | Gross: $24.38M
35. Fight Club (1999)
R | 139 min | Drama
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.
Votes: 1,511,739 | Gross: $37.03M
37. Tell No One (2006)
Unrated | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
After eight long years since his beloved wife's hideous murder, unexpectedly, an accidental discovery of two bodies near a Doctor's estate will stir things again in a long-forgotten buried case that nothing is as it appears.
Votes: 42,626 | Gross: $6.18M
39. Page Eight (2011 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron (Michael Gambon) dies suddenly, leaving behind him an inexplicable file, threatening the... See full summary »
40. Paycheck (2003)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
What seemed like a breezy idea for an engineer to net him millions of dollars, leaves him on the run for his life and piecing together why he's being chased.
Votes: 94,242 | Gross: $53.79M
41. Reversal of Fortune (1990)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery
Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.
Votes: 12,244 | Gross: $15.45M
43. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.
Votes: 516,431 | Gross: $209.03M
44. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.
Votes: 368,634 | Gross: $186.85M
45. Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004 TV Movie)
99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A serial killer stalking the teen-aged daughters of the aristocracy brings Sherlock Holmes out of his drug-filled semi-retirement.
47. Death on the Nile (1978)
PG | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?
48. Evil Under the Sun (1982)
PG | 117 min | Drama, Mystery
Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi.
Votes: 10,474 | Gross: $6.11M
49. Appointment with Death (1988)
PG | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When a former prison wardress who dominates the lives of her three adult stepchildren and her daughter is found dead at an archaeological dig near the Dead Sea, there are a great many suspects.
Votes: 2,655 | Gross: $0.96M
50. Dead Man's Folly (1986 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama
During a murder hunt game at a country house, to which Hercule Poirot is invited as an "expert", a real murder occurs.
51. Thirteen at Dinner (1985 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
An American movie actress, best known for playing dumb blondes, is Scotland Yard's prime suspect when her husband, Lord Edgware, is murdered. The great detective, Hercule Poirot, digs deeper into the case.
52. Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.
Votes: 277,782 | Gross: $22.49M
54. The Ghost Writer (2010)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A ghost writer, hired to complete the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister, uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.
Votes: 141,232 | Gross: $15.54M
55. The Interpreter (2005)
PG-13 | 128 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Political intrigue and deception unfold inside the United Nations, where a U.S. Secret Service agent is assigned to investigate an interpreter who overhears an assassination plot.
Votes: 89,784 | Gross: $72.71M
56. Gothika (2003)
R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A repressed female psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the asylum where she worked, with no memory of why she is there or what she has done.
Votes: 95,156 | Gross: $59.69M
57. 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: 223,289 | Gross: $63.69M