Top 50 underrated mystery movies

01.
Thunderheart
119 min | 1992 |
6.8 (13169 votes)
|
8.81 (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 (23099 votes)
|
8.25 (177 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 (35736 votes)
|
6.14 (295 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.
The Sea of Trees
110 min | 2015 |
6.1 (12027 votes)
|
7.92 (99 reviews)

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

05.
Haunter - Jenseits des Todes
97 min | 2013 |
5.9 (15814 votes)
|
7.71 (76 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.

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 (8277 votes)
|
7.64 (89 reviews)

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

08.
Valentine
96 min | 2001 |
4.8 (23816 votes)
|
6.39 (245 reviews)

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

09.
Lone Star
135 min | 1996 |
7.4 (26603 votes)
|
8.97 (149 reviews)

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

10.
Maximum Risk
101 min | 1996 |
5.5 (19026 votes)
|
7.05 (70 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.

11.
Powder
111 min | 1995 |
6.6 (27462 votes)
|
8.13 (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.

12.
The Professor and the Madman
124 min | 2019 |
7.3 (20140 votes)
|
8.82 (185 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.

13.
Fletch
98 min | 1985 |
6.9 (44841 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.

14.
Final Destination 3
93 min | 2006 |
5.8 (123698 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.

15.
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
92 min | 1985 |
4.8 (30792 votes)
|
6.3 (247 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.
Terminal Velocity
102 min | 1994 |
5.5 (12289 votes)
|
6.97 (37 reviews)

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

17.
The Night Flier
94 min | 1997 |
6.0 (8922 votes)
|
7.47 (74 reviews)

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

18.
Mit stählerner Faust
89 min | 1990 |
5.7 (16073 votes)
|
7.13 (64 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.

19.
Color of Night
121 min | 1994 |
5.2 (21732 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.

20.
Scream 3
116 min | 2000 |
5.5 (117419 votes)
|
6.91 (514 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.

21.
Absentia
87 min | 2011 |
5.8 (15886 votes)
|
7.2 (140 reviews)

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

22.
Jacob's Ladder
113 min | 1990 |
7.5 (92966 votes)
|
8.9 (304 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.

23.
Shutter
97 min | 2004 |
7.1 (38249 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.
Crossroads
99 min | 1986 |
7.1 (13193 votes)
|
8.48 (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.

25.
Eraser
115 min | 1996 |
6.1 (98911 votes)
|
7.47 (118 reviews)

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

26.
Psycho III
93 min | 1986 |
5.4 (12040 votes)
|
6.76 (96 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.
Breakdown
93 min | 1997 |
6.9 (45505 votes)
|
8.26 (169 reviews)

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

28.
I'm Not Scared
108 min | 2003 |
7.4 (13775 votes)
|
8.74 (68 reviews)

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

29.
Small Town Crime
91 min | 2017 |
6.6 (8801 votes)
|
7.94 (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.

30.
Scream
111 min | 1996 |
7.2 (269031 votes)
|
8.53 (705 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.

31.
Character
122 min | 1997 |
7.7 (10060 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.

32.
A Soldier's Story
101 min | 1984 |
7.2 (8242 votes)
|
8.53 (47 reviews)

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

33.
Final Destination 5
92 min | 2011 |
5.8 (100672 votes)
|
7.12 (182 reviews)

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

34.
Black Christmas
98 min | 1974 |
7.2 (28995 votes)
|
8.49 (304 reviews)

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

35.
Foul Play
116 min | 1978 |
6.8 (12704 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.

36.
The 'Burbs
102 min | 1989 |
6.9 (63674 votes)
|
8.18 (243 reviews)

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

37.
Scream 2
120 min | 1997 |
6.2 (148341 votes)
|
7.48 (356 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.

38.
Dolores Claiborne
132 min | 1995 |
7.4 (36257 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.

39.
Ringu
96 min | 1998 |
7.2 (59913 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.

40.
The Quiet American
101 min | 2002 |
7.0 (26380 votes)
|
8.26 (132 reviews)

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

41.
Angel Heart
113 min | 1987 |
7.3 (75246 votes)
|
8.55 (194 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.

42.
Enter Nowhere
90 min | 2011 |
6.5 (8066 votes)
|
7.75 (72 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.

43.
Sea of Love
113 min | 1989 |
6.8 (35655 votes)
|
8.04 (101 reviews)

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

44.
Wes Craven's New Nightmare
112 min | 1994 |
6.4 (47868 votes)
|
7.64 (211 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?

45.
Backtrack
90 min | 2015 |
5.9 (10912 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.

46.
House of Wax
108 min | 2005 |
5.3 (110097 votes)
|
6.53 (547 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.

47.
Quatermass and the Pit
97 min | 1967 |
7.0 (8765 votes)
|
8.22 (123 reviews)

A mysterious artifact is unearthed in London, and famous scientist Bernard Quatermass is called into to divine its origins and explain its strange effects on people.

48.
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever
91 min | 2002 |
3.7 (18512 votes)
|
4.91 (168 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.

49.
The Deep
123 min | 1977 |
6.2 (10332 votes)
|
7.4 (57 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.
Frequency
118 min | 2000 |
7.3 (96305 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.

Top 50 overrated mystery movies

01.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
121 min | 2017 |
7.0 (98652 votes)
|
3.63 (591 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.
Midsommar
147 min | 2019 |
7.2 (84521 votes)
|
4.26 (1443 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.

03.
Us
116 min | 2019 |
6.9 (164672 votes)
|
4.16 (2624 reviews)

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

04.
Mother!
121 min | 2017 |
6.6 (169145 votes)
|
3.92 (1802 reviews)

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

05.
Blade Runner 2049
164 min | 2017 |
8.0 (402280 votes)
|
5.54 (1964 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.

06.
Suspiria
152 min | 2018 |
6.8 (47260 votes)
|
4.48 (502 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.

07.
Gone Girl
149 min | 2014 |
8.1 (786742 votes)
|
5.83 (1083 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.

08.
Arrival
116 min | 2016 |
7.9 (538690 votes)
|
5.65 (1584 reviews)

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

09.
Ad Astra
123 min | 2019 |
6.9 (74482 votes)
|
4.74 (1484 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.

10.
The Super
90 min | 2017 |
6.0 (11659 votes)
|
3.86 (135 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 (18654 votes)
|
3.83 (224 reviews)

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

12.
You Were Never Really Here
89 min | 2017 |
6.8 (82545 votes)
|
4.74 (566 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.

13.
Secret Obsession
97 min | 2019 |
4.3 (14332 votes)
|
2.26 (659 reviews)

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

14.
Paranormal Activity
86 min | 2007 |
6.3 (211564 votes)
|
4.37 (1140 reviews)

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

15.
Prometheus
124 min | 2012 |
7.0 (547062 votes)
|
5.1 (2350 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.

16.
The Hateful Eight
168 min | 2015 |
7.8 (465917 votes)
|
5.92 (1274 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.

17.
Broken Flowers
106 min | 2005 |
7.2 (93979 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.
Blindness
121 min | 2008 |
6.6 (66962 votes)
|
4.8 (294 reviews)

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

19.
Cam
94 min | 2018 |
5.9 (20126 votes)
|
4.2 (238 reviews)

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

20.
It Comes At Night
91 min | 2017 |
6.2 (73021 votes)
|
4.51 (700 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.

21.
Cold Creek Manor
118 min | 2003 |
5.0 (20311 votes)
|
3.31 (179 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.

22.
Eye of the Beholder
109 min | 1999 |
5.1 (14147 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.

23.
The Strangers
86 min | 2008 |
6.2 (112459 votes)
|
4.59 (757 reviews)

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

24.
Brimstone
148 min | 2016 |
7.1 (32122 votes)
|
5.5 (250 reviews)

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

25.
Personal Shopper
105 min | 2016 |
6.1 (32460 votes)
|
4.51 (189 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.

26.
The Oxford Murders
104 min | 2008 |
6.1 (26376 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.

27.
Hold the Dark
125 min | 2018 |
5.6 (28946 votes)
|
4.01 (702 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.

28.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
146 min | 2013 |
7.5 (585293 votes)
|
5.93 (612 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.

29.
We Need to Talk About Kevin
112 min | 2011 |
7.5 (127153 votes)
|
5.95 (334 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.

30.
Cube²: Hypercube
94 min | 2002 |
5.6 (59464 votes)
|
4.06 (180 reviews)

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

31.
A Quiet Place
90 min | 2018 |
7.5 (335262 votes)
|
5.97 (2569 reviews)

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

32.
Hereditary
127 min | 2018 |
7.3 (183249 votes)
|
5.78 (2749 reviews)

A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.

33.
Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood
161 min | 2019 |
7.9 (261625 votes)
|
6.39 (3358 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.

34.
Now You See Me
115 min | 2013 |
7.3 (564342 votes)
|
5.8 (660 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.

35.
Buried
95 min | 2010 |
7.0 (142254 votes)
|
5.53 (444 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.

36.
Martha Marcy May Marlene
102 min | 2011 |
6.9 (46543 votes)
|
5.45 (156 reviews)

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

37.
Ghajini
183 min | 2008 |
7.3 (53249 votes)
|
5.87 (201 reviews)

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

38.
Pi
84 min | 1998 |
7.4 (162792 votes)
|
5.97 (436 reviews)

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

39.
Surveillance
97 min | 2008 |
6.3 (16325 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.

40.
Irreversibel
97 min | 2002 |
7.4 (110420 votes)
|
5.98 (545 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.

41.
Premonition
96 min | 2007 |
5.9 (70351 votes)
|
4.48 (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.

42.
Shattered
95 min | 2007 |
6.7 (29345 votes)
|
5.28 (129 reviews)

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

43.
The Forgotten
91 min | 2004 |
5.8 (62388 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.
Sleuth
88 min | 2007 |
6.5 (29370 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.

45.
Divergent
139 min | 2014 |
6.7 (406408 votes)
|
5.32 (752 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.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
122 min | 2011 |
7.1 (177774 votes)
|
5.73 (493 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.

47.
The Black Dahlia
121 min | 2006 |
5.6 (69198 votes)
|
4.25 (615 reviews)

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

48.
The Titan
97 min | 2018 |
4.8 (25226 votes)
|
3.46 (508 reviews)

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

49.
Paycheck
119 min | 2003 |
6.3 (99269 votes)
|
4.96 (260 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.

50.
Murder on the Orient Express
114 min | 2017 |
6.5 (187305 votes)
|
5.16 (740 reviews)

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