Top 50 underrated mystery movies

01.
Thunderheart
119 min | 1992 |
6.8 (13233 votes)
|
8.8 (73 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 |
6.4 (23295 votes)
|
8.26 (180 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.
Basic Instinct 2
114 min | 2006 |
4.3 (35921 votes)
|
6.14 (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.

04.
Haunter
97 min | 2013 |
5.9 (15891 votes)
|
7.71 (77 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.

05.
Without a Clue
107 min | 1988 |
7.0 (8696 votes)
|
8.79 (63 reviews)

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

06.
The Sea of Trees
110 min | 2015 |
6.1 (12184 votes)
|
7.88 (99 reviews)

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

07.
This Island Earth
86 min | 1955 |
5.9 (8322 votes)
|
7.65 (90 reviews)

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

08.
Maximum Risk
101 min | 1996 |
5.5 (19095 votes)
|
7.11 (72 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.

09.
Valentine
96 min | 2001 |
4.8 (23919 votes)
|
6.39 (245 reviews)

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

10.
Earthquake Bird
107 min | 2019 |
5.9 (8719 votes)
|
7.46 (122 reviews)

An enigmatic translator with a dark past is brought in for questioning after an ex-pat friend, who came between her and her photographer boyfriend, ends up missing and presumed dead.

11.
The Professor and the Madman
124 min | 2019 |
7.3 (21453 votes)
|
8.85 (200 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.

12.
Powder
111 min | 1995 |
6.6 (27562 votes)
|
8.15 (115 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.

13.
Fletch
98 min | 1985 |
6.9 (45186 votes)
|
8.44 (98 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.

14.
Lone Star
135 min | 1996 |
7.4 (26785 votes)
|
8.92 (151 reviews)

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

15.
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
92 min | 1985 |
4.8 (31084 votes)
|
6.32 (250 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.

16.
Final Destination 3
93 min | 2006 |
5.8 (124371 votes)
|
7.31 (518 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.

17.
Freaks
105 min | 2018 |
6.7 (9661 votes)
|
8.2 (238 reviews)

A bold girl discovers a bizarre, threatening, and mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father's protective and paranoid control.

18.
The Night Flier
94 min | 1997 |
6.0 (8997 votes)
|
7.47 (73 reviews)

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

19.
Terminal Velocity
102 min | 1994 |
5.5 (12326 votes)
|
6.97 (37 reviews)

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

20.
A Soldier's Story
101 min | 1984 |
7.2 (8305 votes)
|
8.65 (47 reviews)

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

21.
Color of Night
121 min | 1994 |
5.2 (21840 votes)
|
6.61 (71 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.

22.
Crossroads
99 min | 1986 |
7.1 (13298 votes)
|
8.51 (67 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.

23.
Scream 3
116 min | 2000 |
5.5 (117946 votes)
|
6.91 (516 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.

24.
Death Warrant
89 min | 1990 |
5.7 (16198 votes)
|
7.09 (66 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.

25.
Jacob's Ladder
113 min | 1990 |
7.5 (93624 votes)
|
8.88 (309 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.

26.
Shutter
97 min | 2004 |
7.1 (38519 votes)
|
8.47 (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.

27.
Scream
111 min | 1996 |
7.2 (270484 votes)
|
8.55 (710 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.

28.
I'm Not Scared
108 min | 2003 |
7.4 (13865 votes)
|
8.74 (68 reviews)

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

29.
Breakdown
93 min | 1997 |
6.9 (45938 votes)
|
8.24 (177 reviews)

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

30.
Character
122 min | 1997 |
7.7 (10090 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.

31.
Psycho III
93 min | 1986 |
5.4 (12127 votes)
|
6.73 (98 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.

32.
Final Destination 5
92 min | 2011 |
5.8 (101206 votes)
|
7.12 (182 reviews)

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

33.
Eraser
115 min | 1996 |
6.1 (99474 votes)
|
7.41 (119 reviews)

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

34.
Small Town Crime
91 min | 2017 |
6.6 (8917 votes)
|
7.91 (68 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.

35.
Enter Nowhere
90 min | 2011 |
6.5 (8242 votes)
|
7.81 (74 reviews)

Three strangers arrive one by one at a mysterious cabin in the middle of nowhere only to learn they've been brought together for a reason.

36.
Scream 2
120 min | 1997 |
6.2 (149175 votes)
|
7.49 (360 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.

37.
The 'Burbs
102 min | 1989 |
6.9 (64088 votes)
|
8.19 (249 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.
Wes Craven's New Nightmare
112 min | 1994 |
6.4 (48174 votes)
|
7.68 (213 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?

39.
Dolores Claiborne
132 min | 1995 |
7.4 (36520 votes)
|
8.66 (141 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.

40.
Foul Play
116 min | 1978 |
6.8 (12779 votes)
|
8.06 (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.

41.
Ringu
96 min | 1998 |
7.2 (60273 votes)
|
8.46 (286 reviews)

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

42.
The Quiet American
101 min | 2002 |
7.0 (26460 votes)
|
8.26 (132 reviews)

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

43.
Sea of Love
113 min | 1989 |
6.8 (35877 votes)
|
8.05 (102 reviews)

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

44.
Angel Heart
113 min | 1987 |
7.3 (75759 votes)
|
8.55 (195 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.

45.
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever
91 min | 2002 |
3.7 (18595 votes)
|
4.94 (169 reviews)

Tasked with destroying each other, an FBI agent and a rogue DIA agent soon discover that there's a much bigger enemy at work.

46.
The Vanishing of Sidney Hall
119 min | 2017 |
6.9 (8161 votes)
|
8.14 (93 reviews)

Sidney Hall finds accidental success and unexpected love at an early age, then disappears without a trace.

47.
Backtrack
90 min | 2015 |
5.9 (10999 votes)
|
7.13 (58 reviews)

A psychotherapist has nightmares and sinister visions. Ghosts? Is it more than his daughter's death causing this? He returns to his childhood home and dad to put things to rest.

48.
Black Christmas
98 min | 1974 |
7.2 (30202 votes)
|
8.43 (318 reviews)

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

49.
The Deep
123 min | 1977 |
6.2 (10426 votes)
|
7.41 (56 reviews)

In Bermuda, two amateur treasure-hunting divers have a run-in with local criminals when they inadvertently discover the secret cargo of a World War II shipwreck.

50.
House of Wax
113 min | 2005 |
5.3 (110550 votes)
|
6.51 (549 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.

Top 50 overrated mystery movies

01.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
121 min | 2017 |
7.0 (100946 votes)
|
3.68 (604 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.
Uncut Gems
135 min | 2019 |
8.0 (29251 votes)
|
4.77 (476 reviews)

A charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

03.
Midsommar
147 min | 2019 |
7.2 (103064 votes)
|
4.28 (1623 reviews)

A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

04.
Mother!
121 min | 2017 |
6.6 (171932 votes)
|
3.86 (1833 reviews)

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

05.
Us
116 min | 2019 |
6.9 (177171 votes)
|
4.2 (2713 reviews)

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

06.
Ad Astra
123 min | 2019 |
6.7 (128218 votes)
|
4.19 (2258 reviews)

Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.

07.
Blade Runner 2049
164 min | 2017 |
8.0 (409531 votes)
|
5.51 (2003 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.

08.
Arrival
116 min | 2016 |
7.9 (545297 votes)
|
5.7 (1603 reviews)

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

09.
Gone Girl
149 min | 2014 |
8.1 (793880 votes)
|
5.9 (1099 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.

10.
The Super
90 min | 2017 |
6.0 (12403 votes)
|
3.81 (141 reviews)

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

11.
High Life
113 min | 2018 |
5.9 (20465 votes)
|
3.72 (245 reviews)

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

12.
Suspiria
152 min | 2018 |
6.8 (49171 votes)
|
4.68 (517 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.

13.
Secret Obsession
97 min | 2019 |
4.3 (14847 votes)
|
2.27 (665 reviews)

Recuperating from trauma, Jennifer remains in danger as she returns to a life she doesn't remember.

14.
You Were Never Really Here
89 min | 2017 |
6.8 (85796 votes)
|
4.84 (582 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.

15.
Paranormal Activity
86 min | 2007 |
6.3 (212455 votes)
|
4.36 (1146 reviews)

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

16.
Prometheus
124 min | 2012 |
7.0 (549424 votes)
|
5.07 (2359 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.

17.
Broken Flowers
106 min | 2005 |
7.2 (94444 votes)
|
5.38 (482 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.

18.
The Hateful Eight
168 min | 2015 |
7.8 (472161 votes)
|
5.98 (1289 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.

19.
Blindness
121 min | 2008 |
6.6 (67247 votes)
|
4.8 (294 reviews)

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

20.
Brimstone
148 min | 2016 |
7.1 (32827 votes)
|
5.31 (262 reviews)

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

21.
It Comes At Night
91 min | 2017 |
6.2 (74870 votes)
|
4.5 (732 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.

22.
Cold Creek Manor
118 min | 2003 |
5.0 (20386 votes)
|
3.31 (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.

23.
Eye of the Beholder
109 min | 1999 |
5.1 (14177 votes)
|
3.43 (284 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.

24.
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
161 min | 2019 |
7.8 (341550 votes)
|
6.17 (4018 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.

25.
The Strangers
86 min | 2008 |
6.2 (112923 votes)
|
4.59 (761 reviews)

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

26.
Personal Shopper
105 min | 2016 |
6.1 (33117 votes)
|
4.54 (194 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.

27.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
146 min | 2013 |
7.5 (588083 votes)
|
5.94 (613 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.

28.
A Quiet Place
90 min | 2018 |
7.5 (347569 votes)
|
5.95 (2621 reviews)

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

29.
Cube²: Hypercube
94 min | 2002 |
5.6 (59747 votes)
|
4.05 (181 reviews)

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

30.
The Oxford Murders
104 min | 2008 |
6.1 (26489 votes)
|
4.56 (90 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.

31.
Hereditary
127 min | 2018 |
7.3 (189966 votes)
|
5.79 (2790 reviews)

A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.

32.
Now You See Me
115 min | 2013 |
7.3 (567724 votes)
|
5.82 (662 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.

33.
Martha Marcy May Marlene
102 min | 2011 |
6.9 (46711 votes)
|
5.43 (157 reviews)

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

34.
Hold the Dark
125 min | 2018 |
5.6 (29623 votes)
|
4.14 (710 reviews)

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

35.
Ghajini
183 min | 2008 |
7.3 (53585 votes)
|
5.85 (202 reviews)

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

36.
Irreversible
97 min | 2002 |
7.4 (111268 votes)
|
5.96 (546 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.

37.
Cam
94 min | 2018 |
5.9 (20805 votes)
|
4.46 (243 reviews)

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

38.
Buried
95 min | 2010 |
7.0 (143044 votes)
|
5.56 (446 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.

39.
Sleuth
88 min | 2007 |
6.5 (29498 votes)
|
5.07 (101 reviews)

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

40.
Premonition
96 min | 2007 |
5.9 (70558 votes)
|
4.47 (341 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.

41.
Surveillance
97 min | 2008 |
6.3 (16374 votes)
|
4.87 (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.

42.
Pi
84 min | 1998 |
7.4 (163496 votes)
|
5.98 (436 reviews)

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

43.
Shattered
95 min | 2007 |
6.7 (29423 votes)
|
5.31 (130 reviews)

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

44.
The Forgotten
91 min | 2004 |
5.8 (62496 votes)
|
4.41 (356 reviews)

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

45.
Divergent
139 min | 2014 |
6.7 (408439 votes)
|
5.32 (757 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.

46.
The Titan
97 min | 2018 |
4.8 (25520 votes)
|
3.44 (513 reviews)

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

47.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
122 min | 2011 |
7.1 (178623 votes)
|
5.75 (497 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.

48.
The Black Dahlia
121 min | 2006 |
5.6 (69396 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.
Murder on the Orient Express
114 min | 2017 |
6.5 (190797 votes)
|
5.17 (761 reviews)

When a murder occurs on the train on which he's travelling, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.

50.
Enemy
91 min | 2013 |
6.9 (151411 votes)
|
5.58 (376 reviews)

A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie.