Top 50 underrated mystery movies

01.
Thunderheart
119 min | 1992 |
6.8 (12909 votes)
|
8.85 (72 reviews)

A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation.

02.
The Exorcist III
110 min | 1990 |
6.3 (22693 votes)
|
8.23 (175 reviews)

A police Lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased Gemini serial killer, leads him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward.

03.
Haunter - Jenseits des Todes
97 min | 2013 |
5.9 (15701 votes)
|
7.76 (73 reviews)

A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.

04.
The Sea of Trees
110 min | 2015 |
6.1 (11886 votes)
|
7.89 (98 reviews)

A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.

05.
Basic Instinct 2
114 min | 2006 |
4.3 (35566 votes)
|
6.08 (296 reviews)

Novelist Catherine Tramell is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass to evaluate her. Though, like Detective Nick Curran before him, Glass is entranced by Tramell and lured into a seductive game.

06.
Without a Clue
107 min | 1988 |
7.0 (8696 votes)
|
8.77 (63 reviews)

A drunken Sherlock Holmes is really just a cover for the real detective, Dr. Watson.

07.
This Island Earth
86 min | 1955 |
5.9 (8058 votes)
|
7.64 (89 reviews)

Aliens come to Earth seeking scientists to help them in their war.

08.
Valentine
96 min | 2001 |
4.8 (23678 votes)
|
6.42 (244 reviews)

Five women are stalked by an unknown assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day.

09.
The Professor and the Madman
124 min | 2019 |
7.3 (18373 votes)
|
8.9 (161 reviews)

Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

10.
Powder
111 min | 1995 |
6.6 (27335 votes)
|
8.16 (112 reviews)

An off the charts genius who is home schooled and shunned after his last relative dies shows the unconscious residents of his town about connection awareness and the generosity of the spirit.

11.
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
92 min | 1985 |
4.8 (30423 votes)
|
6.34 (242 reviews)

Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis - who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if the serial killer is connected to a series of brutal murders occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives.

12.
Terminal Velocity
102 min | 1994 |
5.4 (12101 votes)
|
6.94 (35 reviews)

A maverick skydiver and a former KGB agent team up to stop the Russian mafia from stealing gold.

13.
Maximum Risk
101 min | 1996 |
5.5 (18679 votes)
|
7.02 (68 reviews)

A cop/flic discovers that he had a twin who just got murdered in Nice, France. In order to find out who did it, he takes his place including the cute girlfriend in Little Odessa, NYC.

14.
Fletch
98 min | 1985 |
6.9 (44583 votes)
|
8.41 (97 reviews)

Irwin M. "Fletch" Fletcher is a newspaper reporter being offered a large sum to off a cancerous millionaire, but is on the run, risking his job and finding clues when it's clear the man is healthy.

15.
Final Destination 3
93 min | 2006 |
5.8 (122848 votes)
|
7.31 (515 reviews)

A student's premonition of a deadly rollercoaster ride saves her life and a lucky few, but not from Death itself, which seeks out those who escaped their fate.

16.
Lone Star
135 min | 1996 |
7.5 (26193 votes)
|
9.0 (148 reviews)

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

17.
The Night Flier
94 min | 1997 |
6.0 (8657 votes)
|
7.47 (73 reviews)

A reporter is on the trail of a vampiric murderer who travels by plane.

18.
Scream 3
116 min | 2000 |
5.5 (116336 votes)
|
6.95 (510 reviews)

While Sidney and her friends visit the Hollywood set of Stab 3, the third film based on the Woodsboro murders, another Ghostface killer rises to terrorize them.

19.
Color of Night
121 min | 1994 |
5.2 (21635 votes)
|
6.63 (70 reviews)

A color-blind psychiatrist Bill Capa is stalked by an unknown killer after taking over his murdered friend's therapy group, all of whom have a connection to a mysterious young woman that Capa begins having intense sexual encounters with.

20.
Mit stählerner Faust
89 min | 1990 |
5.7 (15634 votes)
|
7.11 (63 reviews)

In a violent and corrupt prison, decorated cop Louis Burke must infiltrate the jail to find answers to a number of inside murders. What he finds is a struggle of life and death tied in to his own past.

21.
Jacob's Ladder
113 min | 1990 |
7.5 (92279 votes)
|
8.91 (299 reviews)

Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death.

22.
Eraser
115 min | 1996 |
6.1 (96949 votes)
|
7.49 (115 reviews)

A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons.

23.
Shutter
97 min | 2004 |
7.1 (37994 votes)
|
8.48 (122 reviews)

A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past.

24.
Absentia
87 min | 2011 |
5.8 (15759 votes)
|
7.18 (140 reviews)

A woman and her sister begin to link a mysterious tunnel to a series of disappearances, including that of her own husband.

25.
Crossroads
99 min | 1986 |
7.1 (13078 votes)
|
8.47 (66 reviews)

Ralph Macchio is Lightning Boy. A kid who can make a slide guitar sing. Blind Dog is an old pro who knows it. Together, they're headed to a place where deals are made. And legends are born.

26.
Psycho III
93 min | 1986 |
5.4 (11923 votes)
|
6.77 (94 reviews)

Norman Bates falls in love with a fallen nun who stays at the Bates Motel alongside a drifter and a curious reporter. Meanwhile, "mother" is still watching.

27.
Small Town Crime
91 min | 2017 |
6.6 (8683 votes)
|
7.96 (67 reviews)

An alcoholic ex cop finds a woman on the roadside, left for dead. He offers to find the killer pro bono as P.I. Her granddad hires him. Things get nasty.

28.
Breakdown
93 min | 1997 |
6.9 (45163 votes)
|
8.26 (167 reviews)

A man searches for his missing wife after his car breaks down in the middle of the desert.

29.
Final Destination 5
92 min | 2011 |
5.8 (99941 votes)
|
7.13 (182 reviews)

Survivors of a suspension-bridge collapse learn there's no way you can cheat Death.

30.
A Soldier's Story
101 min | 1984 |
7.2 (8197 votes)
|
8.52 (46 reviews)

An African American officer investigates a murder in a racially charged situation in World War II.

31.
Black Christmas
98 min | 1974 |
7.2 (28412 votes)
|
8.52 (296 reviews)

During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.

32.
Scream
111 min | 1996 |
7.2 (265972 votes)
|
8.51 (688 reviews)

A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

33.
Scream 2
120 min | 1997 |
6.2 (144466 votes)
|
7.51 (350 reviews)

Two years after the first series of murders, as Sydney acclimates to college life, someone donning the Ghostface costume begins a new string of killings.

34.
Foul Play
116 min | 1978 |
6.8 (12635 votes)
|
8.09 (74 reviews)

A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.

35.
Ringu
96 min | 1998 |
7.2 (59484 votes)
|
8.46 (285 reviews)

A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it.

36.
Dolores Claiborne
132 min | 1995 |
7.4 (35955 votes)
|
8.66 (140 reviews)

A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman that she works for as a maid.

37.
The 'Burbs
102 min | 1989 |
6.9 (63169 votes)
|
8.15 (238 reviews)

An overstressed suburbanite and his fellow neighbors are convinced that the new family on the block are part of a murderous Satanic cult.

38.
The Quiet American
101 min | 2002 |
7.0 (26314 votes)
|
8.24 (132 reviews)

An old British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman.

39.
Atlas Shrugged: Part I
97 min | 2011 |
5.7 (12526 votes)
|
6.94 (302 reviews)

Railroad executive Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden form an alliance to fight the increasingly authoritarian government of the United States.

40.
I'm Not Scared
108 min | 2003 |
7.5 (13599 votes)
|
8.74 (68 reviews)

A young boy accidentally discovers a deep hole in the ground, where another boy is kept prisoner.

41.
Sea of Love
113 min | 1989 |
6.8 (35376 votes)
|
8.04 (101 reviews)

A detective investigating a series of murders becomes involved with a woman who may be the culprit.

42.
Character
122 min | 1997 |
7.8 (9954 votes)
|
9.03 (54 reviews)

Jacob Katadreuffe lives mute with his mother, has no contact with his father who only works against him and wants to become a lawyer, at all costs.

43.
House of Wax
108 min | 2005 |
5.3 (109556 votes)
|
6.52 (543 reviews)

A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.

44.
Backtrack
90 min | 2015 |
5.9 (10571 votes)
|
7.12 (59 reviews)

Psychologist Peter Bower's life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers a strange secret about his patients. Risking his own sanity, Peter delves into his past to uncover a terrifying ...

45.
My Bloody Valentine
90 min | 1981 |
6.2 (15920 votes)
|
7.41 (126 reviews)

A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.

46.
New Nightmare
112 min | 1994 |
6.4 (47405 votes)
|
7.61 (207 reviews)

A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather Langenkamp play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?

47.
Angel Heart
113 min | 1987 |
7.3 (74622 votes)
|
8.51 (189 reviews)

A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.

48.
Frequency
118 min | 2000 |
7.3 (95873 votes)
|
8.48 (387 reviews)

An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences.

49.
Rise: Blood Hunter
97 min | 2007 |
4.9 (11006 votes)
|
6.07 (85 reviews)

A reporter wakes up in a morgue and finds herself a member of the undead, before vowing revenge against the sect which put her there.

50.
Tales from the Crypt
92 min | 1972 |
7.0 (8738 votes)
|
8.16 (81 reviews)

Five strangers get lost in a crypt and, after meeting the mysterious Crypt Keeper, receive visions of how they will die.

Top 50 overrated mystery movies

01.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
121 min | 2017 |
7.0 (96585 votes)
|
3.65 (576 reviews)

Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

02.
Mother!
121 min | 2017 |
6.6 (165958 votes)
|
3.87 (1747 reviews)

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

03.
Us
116 min | 2019 |
6.9 (153927 votes)
|
4.18 (2488 reviews)

A family's serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.

04.
Blade Runner 2049
164 min | 2017 |
8.0 (395659 votes)
|
5.54 (1922 reviews)

A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

05.
Suspiria
152 min | 2018 |
6.8 (45008 votes)
|
4.4 (471 reviews)

A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.

06.
Gone Girl
149 min | 2014 |
8.1 (780118 votes)
|
5.8 (1065 reviews)

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

07.
Arrival
116 min | 2016 |
7.9 (532825 votes)
|
5.63 (1551 reviews)

A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.

08.
The Super
90 min | 2017 |
6.0 (11506 votes)
|
3.88 (132 reviews)

A man becomes the superintendent of a large New York City apartment building where people mysteriously go missing.

09.
You Were Never Really Here
89 min | 2017 |
6.8 (78315 votes)
|
4.74 (532 reviews)

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

10.
High Life
113 min | 2018 |
5.9 (16733 votes)
|
3.97 (188 reviews)

A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation.

11.
Prometheus
124 min | 2012 |
7.0 (544916 votes)
|
5.08 (2330 reviews)

Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.

12.
Paranormal Activity
86 min | 2007 |
6.3 (210492 votes)
|
4.38 (1132 reviews)

After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.

13.
The Hateful Eight
168 min | 2015 |
7.8 (460096 votes)
|
5.95 (1246 reviews)

In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.

14.
Die Stadt der Blinden
121 min | 2008 |
6.6 (66720 votes)
|
4.8 (294 reviews)

A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness.

15.
Cam
94 min | 2018 |
5.9 (19515 votes)
|
4.12 (232 reviews)

Alice, an ambitious camgirl, wakes up one day to discover she's been replaced on her show with an exact replica of herself.

16.
Broken Flowers
106 min | 2005 |
7.2 (93439 votes)
|
5.46 (480 reviews)

As the extremely withdrawn Don Johnston is dumped by his latest woman, he receives an anonymous letter from a former lover informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him. A freelance sleuth neighbor moves Don to embark on a cross-country search for his old flames in search of answers.

17.
Cold Creek Manor
118 min | 2003 |
5.0 (20239 votes)
|
3.3 (180 reviews)

A family relocates from the city to a dilapidated house in the country that was once a grand estate. As they begin renovations, they discover their new home harbors a secret and may not be completely free of its former inhabitant.

18.
It Comes at Night
91 min | 2017 |
6.2 (71700 votes)
|
4.53 (686 reviews)

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son. Then a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

19.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
146 min | 2013 |
7.5 (582790 votes)
|
5.89 (609 reviews)

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

20.
The Oxford Murders
104 min | 2008 |
6.1 (25964 votes)
|
4.51 (89 reviews)

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.

21.
The Strangers
86 min | 2008 |
6.2 (111881 votes)
|
4.61 (757 reviews)

A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants.

22.
Hold the Dark
125 min | 2018 |
5.6 (28406 votes)
|
4.02 (695 reviews)

After the deaths of three children suspected to be killed by wolves, writer Russell Core is hired by the parents of a missing six-year-old boy to track down and locate their son in the Alaskan wilderness.

23.
Hereditary
127 min | 2018 |
7.3 (175709 votes)
|
5.75 (2677 reviews)

A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.

24.
Now You See Me
115 min | 2013 |
7.3 (561265 votes)
|
5.76 (654 reviews)

An F.B.I. Agent and an Interpol Detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances, and reward their audiences with the money.

25.
A Quiet Place
90 min | 2018 |
7.5 (327829 votes)
|
5.97 (2535 reviews)

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

26.
Cube²: Hypercube
94 min | 2002 |
5.6 (59186 votes)
|
4.07 (178 reviews)

Eight strangers awaken with no memory, in a puzzling cube-shaped room where the laws of physics do not always apply.

27.
We Need to Talk About Kevin
112 min | 2011 |
7.5 (126163 votes)
|
5.97 (325 reviews)

Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly dangerous things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.

28.
Surveillance
97 min | 2008 |
6.4 (16168 votes)
|
4.88 (123 reviews)

Two FBI agents attempt to clarify the murders occurring in a desolate region. They approach the witnesses of the latest incident with the help of the local police. All of them hide something and all have wildly different stories to tell.

29.
Paycheck
119 min | 2003 |
6.3 (98953 votes)
|
4.78 (259 reviews)

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.

30.
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
161 min | 2019 |
8.0 (214885 votes)
|
6.49 (2922 reviews)

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

31.
Personal Shopper
105 min | 2016 |
6.1 (32001 votes)
|
4.59 (182 reviews)

A personal shopper in Paris refuses to leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who previously died there. Her life becomes more complicated when a mysterious person contacts her via text message.

32.
Premonition
96 min | 2007 |
5.9 (70126 votes)
|
4.41 (340 reviews)

A depressed woman learns that her husband was killed in a car accident the previous day, then awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home; then awakens the day after that to find that he's dead.

33.
Brimstone: Erlöse uns von dem Bösen
148 min | 2016 |
7.1 (31688 votes)
|
5.62 (241 reviews)

From the moment the new reverend climbs the pulpit, Liz knows she and her family are in great danger.

34.
The Witch
92 min | 2015 |
6.8 (163289 votes)
|
5.32 (766 reviews)

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.

35.
Apostle
130 min | 2018 |
6.3 (33262 votes)
|
4.84 (369 reviews)

In 1905, a drifter on a dangerous mission to rescue his kidnapped sister tangles with a sinister religious cult on an isolated island.

36.
Shattered
95 min | 2007 |
6.7 (28845 votes)
|
5.25 (128 reviews)

A perfect family's dynamic is ruined by a kidnapper's brutally efficient plot.

37.
Buried - Lebend begraben
95 min | 2010 |
7.0 (141470 votes)
|
5.55 (437 reviews)

Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.

38.
Irreversibel
97 min | 2002 |
7.4 (109522 votes)
|
5.96 (542 reviews)

Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass.

39.
Martha Marcy May Marlene
102 min | 2011 |
6.9 (46395 votes)
|
5.46 (155 reviews)

Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.

40.
Das Auge
109 min | 1999 |
4.9 (14052 votes)
|
3.47 (282 reviews)

A private eye shadows a female serial killer of men all over the U.S. without her knowing as he, strangely enough, occasionally acts as her guardian angel.

41.
Ghajini
183 min | 2008 |
7.3 (52900 votes)
|
5.87 (200 reviews)

A short-term memory loss patient sets out on his journey to avenge the death of his beloved girl.

42.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
122 min | 2011 |
7.1 (177023 votes)
|
5.67 (484 reviews)

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley (Gary Oldman) is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet Agent within MI6.

43.
The Forgotten
91 min | 2004 |
5.8 (62265 votes)
|
4.4 (356 reviews)

After being told that their children never existed, a man and woman soon discover there is a much bigger enemy at work.

44.
Pi
84 min | 1998 |
7.4 (162242 votes)
|
6.01 (436 reviews)

A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.

45.
Sleuth
88 min | 2007 |
6.5 (29002 votes)
|
5.11 (101 reviews)

On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart.

46.
Divergent
139 min | 2014 |
6.7 (404743 votes)
|
5.32 (750 reviews)

In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.

47.
The Deep End
101 min | 2001 |
6.6 (10563 votes)
|
5.24 (133 reviews)

A woman spirals out of control while trying to keep her son from being found culpable in a murder investigation.

48.
The Black Dahlia
121 min | 2006 |
5.6 (68983 votes)
|
4.25 (615 reviews)

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

49.
Willow Creek
80 min | 2013 |
5.1 (9627 votes)
|
3.76 (119 reviews)

Jim and his girlfriend Kelly are visiting the infamous Willow Creek, the alleged home of the original Bigfoot legend - the tale of huge ape like creatures that roam the forests of North ...

50.
The Titan
97 min | 2018 |
4.8 (24891 votes)
|
3.48 (500 reviews)

A military family takes part in a ground-breaking experiment of genetic evolution and space exploration.