The Top 100 Mystery Movies of All Time

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1

Rear Window

1954    Alfred Hitchcock    Rated PG

Mystery    Psychological Thriller    Romance

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North by Northwest

1959    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Chase Movie    Mystery    Romance

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3

The Third Man

1949    Carol Reed    Not Rated

British Noir    Mystery    Psychological Thriller

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4

Rashômon

1950    Akira Kurosawa    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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5

Vertigo

1958    Alfred Hitchcock    Rated PG

Femme Fatale    Mindbender    Mystery

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6

Chinatown

1974    Roman Polanski    Rated R

Detective Film    Femme Fatale    Mystery

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7

Touch of Evil

1958    Orson Welles    Not Rated

Crime    Film Noir    Mystery

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8

Notorious

1946    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Film Noir    Mystery    Political Thriller

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9

Memento

2000    Christopher Nolan    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Mindbender

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11

The Maltese Falcon

1941    John Huston    Not Rated

Crime    Detective Film    Femme Fatale

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12

The Big Sleep

1946    Howard Hawks    Not Rated

Detective Film    Femme Fatale    Film Noir

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13

Rope

1948    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Crime    Crime Drama

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14

To Kill a Mockingbird

1962    Robert Mulligan    Not Rated

Childhood Drama    Courtroom Drama    Crime

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15

The Thin Man

1934    W.S. Van Dyke    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Crime

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16

Rebecca

1940    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Gothic Film    Mystery    Psychological Thriller

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17

Charade

1963    Stanley Donen    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Mystery

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18

Out of the Past

1947    Jacques Tourneur    Not Rated

Crime    Femme Fatale    Film Noir

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19

Diabolique

1955    Henri-Georges Clouzot    Not Rated

Crime    Film Noir    Foreign Language Film

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20

The Lady Vanishes

1938    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Mystery

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21

12 Monkeys

1995    Terry Gilliam    Rated R

Cyberpunk / Tech Noir    Dystopian Film    Mindbender

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22

Laura

1944    Otto Preminger    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Detective Film

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23

The Long Goodbye

1973    Robert Altman    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Detective Film

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24

Harakiri

1962    Masaki Kobayashi    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Mystery

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25

Witness for the Prosecution

1957    Billy Wilder    Not Rated

Courtroom Drama    Drama    Mystery

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26

L.A. Confidential

1997    Curtis Hanson    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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27

Oldboy

2003    Chan-wook Park    Rated R

Based-on-Comics    Based-on-Manga    Drama

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28

To Catch a Thief

1955    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Mystery    Romance    Romantic Mystery

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29

In the Heat of the Night

1967    Norman Jewison    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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30

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

1920    Robert Wiene    Not Rated

Costume Horror    Gothic Film    Horror

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31

Blue Velvet

1986    David Lynch    Rated R

Americana    Crime    Crime Thriller

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32

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

1988    Robert Zemeckis    Rated PG

Animation    Comedy    Detective Film

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33

The Exterminating Angel

1962    Luis Buñuel    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Drama

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34

Akira

1988    Katsuhiro Ohtomo    Rated R

Action    Animation    Anime

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35

Kiss Me Deadly

1955    Robert Aldrich    Not Rated

Detective Film    Femme Fatale    Film Noir

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36

Hot Fuzz

2007    Edgar Wright    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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37

L'avventura

1960    Michelangelo Antonioni    Not Rated

Adventure Drama    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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38

Z

1969    Costa-Gavras    Rated PG

Crime    Crime Thriller    Drama

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39

Spellbound

1945    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Drama    Film Noir    Medical Drama

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40

Eyes Without a Face

1960    Georges Franju    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    French New Wave

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41

The Lady from Shanghai

1947    Orson Welles    Not Rated

Crime    Femme Fatale    Film Noir

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42

Brick

2005    Rian Johnson    Rated R

Detective Film    Femme Fatale    Mystery

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43

The Hangover

2009    Todd Phillips    Rated R

Absurd Comedy    Buddy Film    Comedy

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44

The Big Heat

1953    Fritz Lang    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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45

Don't Look Now

1973    Nicolas Roeg    Rated R

Horror    Mindbender    Mystery

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46

Sleuth

1972    Joseph L. Mankiewicz    Rated PG

Based-on-Theatre    Mystery    Psychological Thriller

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47

Gilda

1946    Charles Vidor    Not Rated

Drama    Femme Fatale    Film Noir

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48

Picnic at Hanging Rock

1975    Peter Weir    Rated PG

Australian New Wave    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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49

Suspicion

1941    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Film Noir    Mystery    Psychological Thriller

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50

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

2005    Shane Black    Rated R

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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51

Dark City

1998    Alex Proyas    Rated R

Cyberpunk / Tech Noir    Dystopian Film    Mindbender

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52

The Abyss

1989    James Cameron    Rated PG13

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Alien Invasion Films

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53

Memories of Murder

2003    Joon-ho Bong    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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55

Blow-Up

1966    Michelangelo Antonioni    Not Rated

Mindbender    Mystery    Psychological Thriller

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56

Clue

1985    Jonathan Lynn    Rated PG

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Mystery

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57

The Wicker Man

1973    Robin Hardy    Rated R

Horror    Mystery    Police Detective Film

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58

Bad Day at Black Rock

1955    John Sturges    Not Rated

Mystery    Psychological Thriller    Thriller

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59

The Cabin in the Woods

2012    Drew Goddard    Rated R

Black Comedy    Fantasy    Horror

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60

Watchmen

2009    Zack Snyder    Rated R

Action    Based-on-Comics    Drama

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61

Gone Girl

2014    David Fincher    Rated R

Drama    Mystery    Psychological Thriller

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62

Deep Red

1975    Dario Argento    Rated R

Foreign Language Film    Giallo    Horror

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63

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

2011    David Yates    Rated PG13

Action    Adventure    Fantasy

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64

Black Christmas

1974    Bob Clark    Rated R

Canuxploitation    Holiday Film    Horror

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65

Manhunter

1986    Michael Mann    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Detective Film

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66

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

2011    David Fincher    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Detective Film

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67

The Game

1997    David Fincher    Rated R

Mindbender    Mystery    Paranoid Thriller

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68

Cat People

1942    Jacques Tourneur    Not Rated

Horror    Mystery    Romance

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69

The Killers

1946    Robert Siodmak    Not Rated

Crime    Detective Film    Drama

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70

Shutter Island

2010    Martin Scorsese    Rated R

Mindbender    Mystery    Period Film

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71

Prisoners

2013    Denis Villeneuve    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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72

Mulholland Dr.

2001    David Lynch    Rated R

Avant-garde / Experimental    Drama    Mindbender

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73

Mississippi Burning

1988    Alan Parker    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Crime    Detective Film

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75

The Pink Panther

1963    Blake Edwards    Not Rated

Caper    Comedy    Crime

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The Vanishing

1988    George Sluizer    Not Rated

Foreign Language Film    Mystery    Psychological Thriller

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77

Naked Lunch

1991    David Cronenberg    Rated R

Addiction Drama    Avant-garde / Experimental    Drama

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78

Lone Star

1996    John Sayles    Rated R

Drama    Mystery    Romance

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79

Mystic River

2003    Clint Eastwood    Rated R

Drama    Mystery    Police Detective Film

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80

Murder on the Orient Express

1974    Sidney Lumet    Rated PG

Detective Film    Ensemble Film    Mystery

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82

Frenzy

1972    Alfred Hitchcock    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Detective Film

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83

Gone Baby Gone

2007    Ben Affleck    Rated R

Detective Film    Mystery    Thriller

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84

Dressed to Kill

1980    Brian De Palma    Rated R

Mystery    Psychological Thriller    Serial Killer Film

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85

The Name of the Rose

1986    Jean-Jacques Annaud    Rated R

Detective Film    Gothic Film    Mystery

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86

Zodiac

2007    David Fincher    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Crime    Docudrama

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87

THX 1138

1971    George Lucas    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Drama

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88

Alphaville

1965    Jean-Luc Godard    Not Rated

Cyberpunk / Tech Noir    Detective Film    Dystopian Film

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89

The Trial

1962    Orson Welles    Not Rated

Drama    Dystopian Film    Mindbender

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90

The Trouble with Harry

1955    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Black Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Ensemble Film

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91

The Fog

1980    John Carpenter    Rated R

Ghost Film    Horror    Mystery

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92

Sherlock Holmes

2009    Guy Ritchie    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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94

The Secret in Their Eyes

2009    Juan José Campanella    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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96

Caché

2005    Michael Haneke    Rated R

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Mystery

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97

Soylent Green

1973    Richard Fleischer    Rated PG

Cyberpunk / Tech Noir    Dystopian Film    Mystery

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98

Angel Heart

1987    Alan Parker    Rated R

Detective Film    Horror    Mystery

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Super 8

2011    J.J. Abrams    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Coming-of-Age

Up by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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