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1. Castle (2009– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | Active

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After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle gets permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

2. Elementary (2012– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.

Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn, Jon Michael Hill

3. Broadchurch (2013– )

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.

Stars: Olivia Colman, David Tennant, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan

4. Grantchester (2014– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery | Active

8.0
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Adapted from book series by James Runcie; Cambridgeshire clergyman Sidney Chambers finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Grantchester.

Stars: James Norton, Robson Green, Morven Christie, Tessa Peake-Jones

5. Mystic River (2003)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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84 Metascore

With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one loses a daughter.

Writers: Brian Helgeland, Dennis Lehane | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Emmy Rossum

6. Scream 4 (2011)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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52 Metascore

Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.

Writer: Kevin Williamson | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Lucy Hale

7. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )

100 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

8.6
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The cases of an eccentrically refined Belgian detective.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

8. Child's Play (1988)

R | 87 min | Horror

6.5
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A single mother gives her son a much sought after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.

Writers: Don Mancini, John Lafia, Tom Holland | Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif

9. Identity (2003)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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64 Metascore

Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.

Writer: Michael Cooney | Director: James Mangold | Stars: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, John Hawkes

10. Clue (1985)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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36 Metascore

Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery.

Writers: John Landis, Jonathan Lynn | Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd

11. Foyle's War (2002– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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As World War II rages around the world, a police inspector fights his own war on the home-front in investigating murder, robbery, and espionage on the south coast of England.

Creator: Anthony Horowitz | Stars: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell, Ellie Haddington

12. Scream 2 (1997)

R | 120 min | Horror, Mystery

6.1
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63 Metascore

Two years after the first series of murders, a new psychopath dons the Ghostface costume and a new string of killings begins.

Writer: Kevin Williamson | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jada Pinkett Smith

13. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

14. Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

4.0
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19 Metascore

Serial Killer Michael Myers is not finished with Laurie Strode, and their rivalry finally comes to an end. But is this the last we see of Myers? Freddie Harris and Nora Winston are reality ... See full summary »

Writers: Debra Hill, John Carpenter, Larry Brand, Sean Hood | Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes, Brad Loree, Bianca Kajlich

15. My Bloody Valentine (2009)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery

5.5
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51 Metascore

Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, however, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one will believes he's innocent.

Writers: Todd Farmer, Zane Smith, John Beaird, Stephen A. Miller | Director: Patrick Lussier | Stars: Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Betsy Rue

16. Lone Star (1996)

R | 135 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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78 Metascore

When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.

Writer: John Sayles | Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peña, Stephen Mendillo, Stephen J. Lang

17. The Killing (2007–2012)

57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

8.3
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Police detective Sarah Lund investigates difficult cases with personal and political consequences.

Creator: Søren Sveistrup | Stars: Sofie Gråbøl, Morten Suurballe, Lars Mikkelsen, Bjarne Henriksen

18. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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52 Metascore

Four teens are in great danger one year after their car hits a stranger whose body they dump in the sea.

Writers: Lois Duncan, Kevin Williamson | Director: Jim Gillespie | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche, Ryan Phillippe

19. A Perfect Getaway (2009)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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63 Metascore

Two pairs of lovers on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands.

Writer: David Twohy | Director: David Twohy | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Steve Zahn, Timothy Olyphant, Kiele Sanchez

20. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )

93 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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An elderly spinster living in the village of St Mary Mead helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Stephen Churchett, Greg Bennett

21. Gosford Park (2001)

R | 137 min | Drama, Mystery

7.3
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90 Metascore

The lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them.

Writers: Robert Altman, Julian Fellowes, Bob Balaban | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Maggie Smith, Ryan Phillippe, Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas

22. The Black Dahlia (2006)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.6
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49 Metascore

Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation.

Writers: Josh Friedman, James Ellroy | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank

23. Taking Lives (2004)

R | 103 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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38 Metascore

An FBI profiler is called in by French Canadian police to catch a serial killer who takes on the identity of each new victim.

Writers: Michael Pye, Jon Bokenkamp | Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland, Gena Rowlands

24. Diagnosis Murder (1993–2001)

60 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.8
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Dr. Mark Sloan has a knack for getting into trouble, negotiating the twists and turns of mysteries and solving crimes with the help of his son, Steve, a homicide detective.

Creator: Joyce Burditt | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke, Victoria Rowell, Charlie Schlatter

25. Murder by Death (1976)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

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Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.

Writer: Neil Simon | Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Eileen Brennan

26. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

PG | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

7.2
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65 Metascore

On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.

Writers: Gene Roddenberry, Leonard Nimoy, Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal, Nicholas Meyer, Denny Martin Flinn | Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

27. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

PG | 128 min | Mystery

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In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

Writer: Paul Dehn | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery

28. Dressed to Kill (1980)

X | 105 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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A tall blonde woman wearing dark sunglasses murders one of a psychiatrist's patients, and then goes after the high-class call girl who witnessed the murder.

Writer: Brian De Palma | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon

29. Murder on the Home Front (2013 TV Movie)

91 min | Thriller

6.9
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Set during the London Blitz of 1940, this is a world where people live life in the moment. It is also a world where criminals can use the blackout and devastation to hide their darkest activities.

Writers: David Kane, Molly Lefebure | Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Patrick Kennedy, Tamzin Merchant, Emerald Fennell, James Fleet

30. Loft (I) (2008)

118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Five close friends, all of them married, share a loft to meet their mistresses. One day they find the body of a young woman in the loft. Since there are only five keys to the loft, the five men begin to suspect each other of murder.

Writer: Bart De Pauw | Director: Erik Van Looy | Stars: Koen De Bouw, Filip Peeters, Matthias Schoenaerts, Bruno Vanden Broecke

31. Footsteps in the Dark (1941)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime

6.8
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A respected investment advisor has a double life as a mystery writer and becomes involved in the real murder of a shady client.

Writers: Lester Cole, John Wexley, Ladislas Fodor, Bernard Merivale, Jeffrey Dell | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Ralph Bellamy, Alan Hale

32. The Oxford Murders (2008)

R | 104 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try to stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols.

Writers: Álex de la Iglesia, Jorge Guerricaechevarría, Guillermo Martínez | Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Elijah Wood, John Hurt, Leonor Watling, Jim Carter

33. Death on the Nile (1978)

PG | 140 min | Mystery

7.2
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A murder is committed on a Nile steamer, but Hercule Poirot is on board...

Writer: Anthony Shaffer | Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Mia Farrow, Simon MacCorkindale, Jane Birkin

34. Black Butler (2014)

119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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An orphaned aristocrat summons a demonic butler to aid her, at the price of her soul.

Writer: Yana Toboso | Directors: Kentarô Ohtani, Kei'ichi Sato | Stars: Hiro Mizushima, Ayame Gôriki, Yûka, Mizuki Yamamoto

35. Jade (1995)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.1
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A bright assistant D.A. investigates a gruesome hatchet murder and hides a clue he found at the crime scene. Under professional threats and an attempt on his life, he goes on heartbroken because evidence point to the woman he still loves.

Writer: Joe Eszterhas | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, Chazz Palminteri, Richard Crenna

36. Rising Sun (1993)

R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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At the offices of a Japanese corporation, during a party, a woman, who's evidently a professional mistress, is found dead, apparently after some rough sex. A police detective, Web Smith is ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Crichton, Philip Kaufman, Michael Backes | Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

37. Phenomena (1985)

X | 110 min | Horror, Mystery

6.9
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A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.

Writers: Dario Argento, Franco Ferrini | Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi, Fiore Argento

38. The Presidio (1988)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

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Jay Austin is now a civilian police detective. Colonel Caldwell was his commanding officer years before when he left the military police over a disagreement over the handling of a drunk ... See full summary »

Writer: Larry Ferguson | Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Sean Connery, Mark Harmon, Meg Ryan, Jack Warden

39. Suicide Club (2001)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.7
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A detective is trying to find the cause of a string of suicides.

Writer: Shion Sono | Director: Shion Sono | Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Masatoshi Nagase, Mai Hosho, Tamao Satô

40. Madhouse (1974)

PG | 89 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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A horror movie star returns to his famous role after years in a mental institution. But the character seems to be committing murders independent of his will.

Writers: Angus Hall, Ken Levison, Greg Morrison | Director: Jim Clark | Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Robert Quarry, Adrienne Corri

41. And Then There Were None (1945)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Based on a novel and subsequent stage play by Agatha Christie; ten people are invited to an isolated island, only to be killed one-by-one. Could one of them be the killer?

Writers: Agatha Christie, Dudley Nichols | Director: René Clair | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young

42. A Shot in the Dark (1964)

TV-PG | 102 min | Comedy, Mystery

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When a widow's husband gets murdered in cold blood, Inspector Clouseau is back on the job leaving Maria, the widow to be the suspect. However, Clouseau struggles the overwhelming evidence as the true suspect is still out there.

Writers: Blake Edwards, William Peter Blatty, Harry Kurnitz, Marcel Achard | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, George Sanders, Herbert Lom

43. The Thin Man (1934)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.2
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Nick and Nora Charles, a former detective and his rich, playful wife, investigate a murder case mostly for the fun of it.

Writers: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Dashiell Hammett | Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton

44. True Confessions (1981)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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A worldly ambitious monsignor clashes with his older brother, a cynical L.A.homicide detective investigates the brutal murder of a young prostitute.

Writers: John Gregory Dunne, Joan Didion | Director: Ulu Grosbard | Stars: Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Charles Durning, Kenneth McMillan

45. Loft (I) (2010)

108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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Five best friends, all married, decide to share a loft apartment.

Writers: Bart De Pauw, Saskia Noort | Director: Antoinette Beumer | Stars: Katja Herbers, Barry Atsma, Hadewych Minis, Marwan Kenzari

46. Evil Under the Sun (1982)

PG | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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.

Writer: Anthony Shaffer | Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Peter Ustinov, James Mason, Maggie Smith, Colin Blakely

47. Crimes of Passion: Death of a Loved One (2013)

89 min | Crime

5.4
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Puck Ekstedt, doctoral student in literature, is invited by her supervisor Rutger to spend Midsummer with him and his wife at their summer house on an isolated island. When he reveals that ... See full summary »

Writers: Jonna Bolin-Cullberg, Maria Lang, Charlotte Orwin, Inger Scharis | Director: Birger Larsen | Stars: Tuva Novotny, Linus Wahlgren, Ola Rapace, Suzanna Dilber

48. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Family

8.3
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The son of a police detective solves baffling crimes.

Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Tom Reese, John Hillerman

49. Jack the Ripper (1988– )

190 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the queen.

Stars: Michael Caine, Armand Assante, Ray McAnally, Lewis Collins

50. Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003 Video)

PG | 75 min | Animation, Action, Crime

6.7
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The Dark Knight must contend with a mysterious female vigilante who emulates him, but to a more ruthless degree.

Writers: Bob Kane, Alan Burnett, Michael Reaves | Director: Curt Geda | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Kimberly Brooks, Kelly Ripa, Elisa Gabrielli