The Top 100 Mystery Movies of All Time

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2

North by Northwest 1959, 136 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Cary GrantEva Marie SaintJames Mason

Chase Movie    Mystery    Romance

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Rashômon 1950, 88 min.

Akira Kurosawa     Starring: Toshirô MifuneMachiko KyôMinoru Chiaki

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Vertigo 1958, 129 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: James StewartKim NovakTom Helmore

Femme Fatale    Mindbender    Mystery

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Touch of Evil 1958, 95 min.

Orson Welles     Starring: Charlton HestonJanet LeighOrson Welles

Crime    Film Noir    Mystery

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Notorious 1946, 101 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Cary GrantIngrid BergmanClaude Rains

Film Noir    Mystery    Political Thriller

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Memento 2000, 113 min.

Christopher Nolan     Starring: Guy PearceCarrie-Anne MossJoe Pantoliano

Crime    Crime Thriller    Mindbender

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Rope 1948, 80 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: James StewartJohn DallFarley Granger

Based-on-Theatre    Crime    Crime Drama

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Out of the Past 1947, 97 min.

Jacques Tourneur     Starring: Robert MitchumJane GreerKirk Douglas

Crime    Femme Fatale    Film Noir

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16

The Thin Man 1934, 91 min.

W.S. Van Dyke     Starring: William PowellNat PendletonMinna Gombell

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Crime

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Charade 1963, 113 min.

Stanley Donen     Starring: James CoburnCary GrantAudrey Hepburn

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Mystery

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20

Laura 1944, 88 min.

Otto Preminger     Starring: Gene TierneyDana AndrewsClifton Webb

Crime    Crime Thriller    Detective Film

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L.A. Confidential 1997, 138 min.

Curtis Hanson     Starring: Kevin SpaceyRussell CroweGuy Pearce

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Oldboy 2003, 120 min.

Chan-wook Park     Starring: Dal-su OhMin-sik ChoiJi-tae Yu

Based-on-Comics    Based-on-Manga    Drama

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In the Heat of the Night 1967, 109 min.

Norman Jewison     Starring: Sidney PoitierRod SteigerWarren Oates

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Gone Girl 2014, 145 min.

David Fincher     Starring: Ben AffleckRosamund PikeCarrie Coon

Drama    Mystery    Psychological Thriller

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Akira 1988, 124 min.

Katsuhiro Ôtomo     Starring: Mitsuo IwataNozomu SasakiTesshô Genda

Action    Animation    Anime

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Hot Fuzz 2007, 121 min.

Edgar Wright     Starring: Simon PeggNick FrostTimothy Dalton

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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Z 1969, 127 min.

Costa-Gavras     Starring: Yves MontandJean-Louis TrintignantJacques Perrin

Crime    Crime Thriller    Drama

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Spellbound 1945, 111 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Ingrid BergmanGregory PeckMichael Chekhov

Drama    Film Noir    Medical Drama

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Brick 2005, 110 min.

Rian Johnson     Starring: Joseph Gordon-LevittNora ZehetnerLukas Haas

Detective Film    Femme Fatale    Mystery

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The Hangover 2009, 96 min.

Todd Phillips     Starring: Ed HelmsZach GalifianakisJustin Bartha

Absurd Comedy    Buddy Film    Comedy

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Don't Look Now 1973, 110 min.

Nicolas Roeg     Starring: Julie ChristieDonald SutherlandHilary Mason

Horror    Mindbender    Mystery

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The Big Heat 1953, 89 min.

Fritz Lang     Starring: Alexander ScourbyLee MarvinGlenn Ford

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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Gilda 1946, 110 min.

Charles Vidor     Starring: Joseph CalleiaSteven GerayRita Hayworth

Drama    Femme Fatale    Film Noir

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Deep Red 1975, 126 min.

Dario Argento     Starring: David HemmingsDaria NicolodiGabriele Lavia

Foreign Language Film    Giallo    Horror

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Clue 1985, 94 min.

Jonathan Lynn     Starring: Tim CurryMadeline KahnMartin Mull

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Mystery

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Watchmen 2009, 162 min.

Zack Snyder     Starring: Malin AkermanBilly CrudupJackie Earle Haley

Action    Based-on-Comics    Drama

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Prisoners 2013, 146 min.

Denis Villeneuve     Starring: Hugh JackmanJake GyllenhaalViola Davis

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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Black Christmas 1974, 98 min.

Bob Clark     Starring: Olivia HusseyKeir DulleaMargot Kidder

Canuxploitation    Holiday Film    Horror

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Manhunter 1986, 124 min.

Michael Mann     Starring: William PetersenKim GreistBrian Cox

Crime    Crime Thriller    Detective Film

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Cat People 1942, 73 min.

Jacques Tourneur     Starring: Simone SimonKent SmithTom Conway

Horror    Mystery    Romance

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Shutter Island 2010, 138 min.

Martin Scorsese     Starring: Ben KingsleyMark RuffaloMax von Sydow

Mindbender    Mystery    Period Film

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The Killers 1946, 103 min.

Robert Siodmak     Starring: Ava GardnerAlbert DekkerJeff Corey

Crime    Detective Film    Drama

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The Trial 1962, 118 min.

Orson Welles     Starring: Romy SchneiderElsa MartinelliSuzanne Flon

Drama    Dystopian Film    Mindbender

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Lone Star 1996, 135 min.

John Sayles     Starring: Chris CooperElizabeth PeñaClifton James

Drama    Mystery    Romance

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Mystic River 2003, 137 min.

Clint Eastwood     Starring: Sean PennKevin BaconTim Robbins

Drama    Mystery    Police Detective Film

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Frenzy 1972, 116 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Jon FinchBarry FosterAnna Massey

Crime    Crime Thriller    Detective Film

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The Pink Panther 1963, 115 min.

Blake Edwards     Starring: David NivenRobert WagnerPeter Sellers

Caper    Comedy    Crime

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THX 1138 1971, 86 min.

George Lucas     Starring: Robert DuvallDonald PleasenceDon Pedro Colley

Action    Action Thriller    Drama

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Sherlock Holmes 2009, 128 min.

Guy Ritchie     Starring: Robert Downey Jr.Jude LawRachel McAdams

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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The Fog 1980, 89 min.

John Carpenter     Starring: Jamie Lee CurtisJohn HousemanAdrienne Barbeau

Ghost Film    Horror    Mystery

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Angel Heart 1987, 113 min.

Alan Parker     Starring: Mickey RourkeRobert De NiroLisa Bonet

Detective Film    Horror    Mystery

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