Top 50 underrated mystery movies

01.
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
93 min | 2004 |
5.1 (57114 votes)
|
7.62 (156 reviews)

The Mystery Inc. gang must save Coolsville from an attack of their past monsters brought to life by an evil masked figure trying to take down the gang.

02.
City of Lies
112 min | 2018 |
6.4 (14809 votes)
|
8.79 (137 reviews)

Russell Poole and Jack Jackson investigate the murder of rapper Notorious B.I.G.

03.
Mortal
104 min | 2020 |
5.9 (9085 votes)
|
8.1 (334 reviews)

Fantasy adventure origin story about a young man discovering he has God-like powers based on ancient Norwegian mythology.

04.
The Big Bull
153 min | 2021 |
5.9 (16320 votes)
|
8.05 (919 reviews)

The story of the film is based on real events of financial market that took place between 1990 and 2000 involving Harshad Mehta and his financial crimes.

05.
Thunderheart
119 min | 1992 |
6.8 (16118 votes)
|
8.83 (85 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.

06.
Risen
107 min | 2016 |
6.3 (28413 votes)
|
8.24 (208 reviews)

In 33 AD, a Roman Tribune in Judea is tasked to find the missing body of Jesus Christ, who rose from the dead.

07.
The Shadow
108 min | 1994 |
6.0 (25541 votes)
|
7.86 (136 reviews)

In 1930s New York City, The Shadow (Alec Baldwin) battles his nemesis, Shiwan Khan (John Lone), who is building an atomic bomb.

08.
Basic Instinct 2
114 min | 2006 |
4.3 (39657 votes)
|
6.15 (306 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.

09.
The Exorcist III
110 min | 1990 |
6.4 (31737 votes)
|
8.22 (216 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.

10.
The Sea of Trees
110 min | 2015 |
6.1 (15664 votes)
|
7.88 (118 reviews)

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

11.
Powder
111 min | 1995 |
6.6 (30454 votes)
|
8.36 (123 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 Witches
91 min | 1990 |
6.8 (49628 votes)
|
8.52 (162 reviews)

A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.

13.
Without a Clue
107 min | 1988 |
7.0 (9591 votes)
|
8.71 (71 reviews)

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

14.
Haunter
97 min | 2013 |
5.9 (16749 votes)
|
7.57 (89 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.

15.
Foodfight!
91 min | 2012 |
1.3 (10967 votes)
|
2.95 (154 reviews)

The evil Brand X joins a supermarket that becomes a city after closing time.

16.
This Island Earth
86 min | 1955 |
5.9 (9810 votes)
|
7.54 (108 reviews)

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

17.
Something Wicked This Way Comes
95 min | 1983 |
6.7 (9465 votes)
|
8.33 (75 reviews)

In a small American town, a diabolical circus and its demonic proprietor prey on the townsfolk.

18.
Who Killed Captain Alex?
64 min | 2010 |
7.9 (9271 votes)
|
9.53 (187 reviews)

Uganda's president gives Captain Alex the mission to defeat the Tiger Maffia, but Alex gets killed in the process. Upon hearing the tragic news, his brother investigates to avenge Alex.

19.
The Secret of Roan Inish
103 min | 1994 |
7.4 (9196 votes)
|
9.03 (61 reviews)

Young Fiona lives with her grandparents in a small fishing village where she takes an active role to unravel the mysterious secrets.

20.
The Professor and the Madman
124 min | 2019 |
7.2 (45653 votes)
|
8.82 (428 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.

21.
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
92 min | 1985 |
4.7 (38700 votes)
|
6.32 (297 reviews)

Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis, who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees, is sent to a secluded halfway house in the countryside, where the killing of a young man triggers a brutal series of murders in the area.

22.
Maximum Risk
101 min | 1996 |
5.5 (20567 votes)
|
7.11 (83 reviews)

While seeking answers regarding the death of the twin brother he never knew he had, a French cop and his sibling's fiancée find themselves pursued by corrupt FBI agents and the Russian mafia.

23.
Return to Oz
113 min | 1985 |
6.7 (27403 votes)
|
8.25 (182 reviews)

Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, is somehow called back to Oz when a vain witch and the Nome King destroy everything that makes the magical land beautiful.

24.
The Night Flier
94 min | 1997 |
6.0 (9502 votes)
|
7.54 (82 reviews)

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

25.
Valentine
96 min | 2001 |
4.8 (28273 votes)
|
6.31 (269 reviews)

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

26.
The Secret of NIMH
82 min | 1982 |
7.5 (41284 votes)
|
9.01 (160 reviews)

To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she suspected.

27.
Scooby-Doo
86 min | 2002 |
5.2 (111967 votes)
|
6.71 (399 reviews)

After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on.

28.
Terminal Velocity
102 min | 1994 |
5.5 (12938 votes)
|
7.0 (39 reviews)

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

29.
Fletch
98 min | 1985 |
6.9 (52202 votes)
|
8.39 (114 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.

30.
Final Destination 3
93 min | 2006 |
5.8 (141480 votes)
|
7.29 (548 reviews)

Six years after students cheated death, another teen has a premonition she and her friends will be involved in an accident. When the vision proves true, the student and survivors deal with the repercussions of cheating the Grim Reaper.

31.
Jagga Jasoos
161 min | 2017 |
6.3 (10377 votes)
|
7.78 (155 reviews)

Join Jagga, a gifted teenage detective, who along with a female companion, is on a quest to find his missing father.

32.
Small Town Crime
91 min | 2017 |
6.6 (11442 votes)
|
8.08 (89 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.

33.
Lone Star
135 min | 1996 |
7.4 (29879 votes)
|
8.88 (164 reviews)

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

34.
Maniac Cop
85 min | 1988 |
6.0 (17286 votes)
|
7.48 (100 reviews)

A killer dressed in a police uniform begins murdering innocent people on the streets of New York City.

35.
Nancy Drew
99 min | 2007 |
5.9 (20549 votes)
|
7.37 (106 reviews)

Teen detective Nancy Drew accompanies her father on a business trip to Los Angeles, where she happens upon clues to a murder mystery involving a movie star.

36.
Earthquake Bird
107 min | 2019 |
5.9 (14571 votes)
|
7.34 (173 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.

37.
Shutter
97 min | 2004 |
7.0 (44924 votes)
|
8.44 (141 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.

38.
The 'Burbs
102 min | 1989 |
6.8 (75185 votes)
|
8.24 (286 reviews)

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

39.
Jacob's Ladder
113 min | 1990 |
7.4 (107653 votes)
|
8.82 (348 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.

40.
Men & Chicken
104 min | 2015 |
6.7 (11484 votes)
|
8.12 (35 reviews)

Two outcast brothers, through getting to know their unknown family, discover a horrible truth about themselves and their relatives.

41.
DOA: Dead or Alive
87 min | 2006 |
4.8 (44870 votes)
|
6.22 (178 reviews)

The world's best fighters are invited to DOA, an invitational martial arts contest. There, four female rival fighters will have to work together to uncover the secret that the organizer of the tournament is trying to hide.

42.
Crossroads
99 min | 1986 |
7.1 (16110 votes)
|
8.51 (81 reviews)

A wanna be blues guitar virtuoso seeks a long lost song by legendary musician, Robert Johnson.

43.
The Car
96 min | 1977 |
6.1 (10398 votes)
|
7.51 (130 reviews)

A small desert town is terrorized by a powerful, seemingly possessed car, and the local sheriff may be the only one who can stop it.

44.
Don't Let Go
103 min | 2019 |
6.3 (10876 votes)
|
7.71 (197 reviews)

After a man's family dies in what appears to be a murder, he gets a phone call from one of the dead, his niece. He's not sure if she's a ghost or if he's going mad, but as it turns out, he's not.

45.
The Prophecy
98 min | 1995 |
6.4 (31308 votes)
|
7.79 (165 reviews)

At the scene of a bizarre murder, L.A. homicide detective Thomas Dagget discovers a lethal heavenly prophecy now being fulfilled on earth. In his fight to stop the forces of evil, he finds an unlikely ally in an elementary school teacher.

46.
Death Warrant
89 min | 1990 |
5.7 (17945 votes)
|
7.07 (79 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.

47.
Breakdown
93 min | 1997 |
7.0 (54989 votes)
|
8.36 (224 reviews)

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

48.
The Changeling
107 min | 1980 |
7.2 (34763 votes)
|
8.56 (284 reviews)

After the death of his wife and daughter in a car crash, a music professor staying at a long-vacant Seattle mansion is dragged into a decades-old mystery by an inexplicable presence in the mansion's attic.

49.
Psycho III
93 min | 1986 |
5.4 (13318 votes)
|
6.75 (109 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.

50.
Intruder
83 min | 1989 |
6.1 (9334 votes)
|
7.45 (93 reviews)

The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac.

Top 50 overrated mystery movies

01.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
121 min | 2017 |
7.0 (151461 votes)
|
3.71 (936 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
148 min | 2019 |
7.1 (300783 votes)
|
4.03 (3264 reviews)

A couple travels to Northern Europe to visit a rural hometown's fabled Swedish 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.
The Souvenir
120 min | 2019 |
6.4 (12531 votes)
|
3.69 (124 reviews)

A young film student in the early '80s becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.

04.
Us
116 min | 2019 |
6.8 (284806 votes)
|
4.13 (3329 reviews)

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

05.
Uncut Gems
135 min | 2019 |
7.4 (274343 votes)
|
4.73 (2377 reviews)

With his debts mounting and angry collectors closing in, a fast-talking New York City jeweler risks everything in hope of staying afloat and alive.

06.
Mother!
121 min | 2017 |
6.6 (221687 votes)
|
3.96 (2164 reviews)

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

07.
Blade Runner 2049
164 min | 2017 |
8.0 (553457 votes)
|
5.48 (2366 reviews)

Young Blade Runner K'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.
Killers Anonymous
95 min | 2019 |
4.4 (8805 votes)
|
2.14 (84 reviews)

A support group of killers is held regularly. The participants sit in a circle of trust and share their transgressions.

09.
Ad Astra
123 min | 2019 |
6.5 (231269 votes)
|
4.31 (3158 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.
Suspiria
152 min | 2018 |
6.7 (75781 votes)
|
4.52 (665 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.

11.
Dangerous Lies
96 min | 2020 |
5.3 (17033 votes)
|
3.22 (282 reviews)

When a wealthy elderly man dies and unexpectedly leaves his estate to his new caregiver, she's drawn into a web of deception and murder. If she's going to survive, she'll have to question everyone's motives - even the people she loves.

12.
Arrival
116 min | 2016 |
7.9 (679730 votes)
|
5.88 (1933 reviews)

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

13.
The Super
90 min | 2017 |
5.7 (12493 votes)
|
3.69 (161 reviews)

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

14.
The New Mutants
94 min | 2020 |
5.3 (77374 votes)
|
3.29 (1310 reviews)

Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.

15.
The Witches
106 min | 2020 |
5.3 (39734 votes)
|
3.31 (877 reviews)

A young boy and his grandmother have a run-in with a coven of witches and their leader.

16.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
153 min | 2009 |
7.6 (535255 votes)
|
5.63 (1077 reviews)

As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.

17.
High Life
113 min | 2018 |
5.8 (35502 votes)
|
3.84 (345 reviews)

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

18.
Paranormal Activity
86 min | 2007 |
6.3 (237577 votes)
|
4.4 (1203 reviews)

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

19.
Secret Obsession
97 min | 2019 |
4.3 (17546 votes)
|
2.42 (757 reviews)

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

20.
It Comes at Night
91 min | 2017 |
6.2 (93138 votes)
|
4.37 (884 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.
You Were Never Really Here
89 min | 2017 |
6.8 (118445 votes)
|
4.97 (790 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 could be his death trip or his awakening.

22.
Gone Girl
149 min | 2014 |
8.1 (964802 votes)
|
6.29 (1386 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.

23.
Prometheus
124 min | 2012 |
7.0 (603903 votes)
|
5.2 (2507 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.

24.
The Cabin in the Woods
95 min | 2011 |
7.0 (412265 votes)
|
5.22 (1209 reviews)

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

25.
Inferno
121 min | 2016 |
6.2 (174803 votes)
|
4.44 (443 reviews)

When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks and they race across Europe together against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.

26.
What Lies Below
87 min | 2020 |
4.3 (8208 votes)
|
2.54 (325 reviews)

A 16-year-old girl returns home from camp and learns that her mother has a new boyfriend, one she intends to marry. A man whose charm, intelligence and beauty make him look like he's not human at all.

27.
Broken Flowers
106 min | 2005 |
7.2 (102852 votes)
|
5.46 (496 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.

28.
Annihilation
115 min | 2018 |
6.8 (320397 votes)
|
5.07 (1987 reviews)

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

29.
Vivarium
97 min | 2019 |
5.8 (57368 votes)
|
4.11 (1087 reviews)

A young couple looking for the perfect home find themselves trapped in a mysterious labyrinth-like neighborhood of identical houses.

30.
Murder on the Orient Express
114 min | 2017 |
6.5 (253585 votes)
|
4.82 (925 reviews)

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

31.
Fear Street: Part One - 1994
107 min | 2021 |
6.2 (78253 votes)
|
4.53 (775 reviews)

A circle of teenage friends accidentally encounter the ancient evil responsible for a series of brutal murders that have plagued their town for over 300 years. Welcome to Shadyside.

32.
Blindness
121 min | 2008 |
6.5 (72915 votes)
|
4.85 (324 reviews)

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

33.
The Lie
97 min | 2018 |
5.8 (16905 votes)
|
4.19 (449 reviews)

A father and daughter are on their way to dance camp when they spot the girl's best friend on the side of the road. When they stop to offer the friend a ride, their good intentions soon result in terrible consequences.

34.
A Quiet Place
90 min | 2018 |
7.5 (515401 votes)
|
5.93 (3162 reviews)

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

35.
The Oxford Murders
108 min | 2008 |
6.1 (29243 votes)
|
4.54 (101 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.

36.
In Fabric
118 min | 2018 |
6.2 (11599 votes)
|
4.65 (144 reviews)

In Fabric is a haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences.

37.
Hold the Dark
125 min | 2018 |
5.6 (34795 votes)
|
4.06 (789 reviews)

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

38.
Cold Creek Manor
118 min | 2003 |
5.0 (22896 votes)
|
3.47 (196 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.

39.
Old
108 min | 2021 |
5.8 (113114 votes)
|
4.28 (679 reviews)

A vacationing family discovers that the secluded beach where they're relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly, reducing their entire lives into a single day.

40.
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood
161 min | 2019 |
7.6 (709758 votes)
|
6.09 (5505 reviews)

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

41.
Cube²: Hypercube
94 min | 2002 |
5.6 (62771 votes)
|
4.11 (206 reviews)

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

42.
Premonition
96 min | 2007 |
5.9 (78703 votes)
|
4.43 (380 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.

43.
Personal Shopper
105 min | 2016 |
6.1 (40242 votes)
|
4.63 (224 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.

44.
Timecrimes
92 min | 2007 |
7.1 (63781 votes)
|
5.63 (171 reviews)

A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.

45.
Eye of the Beholder
109 min | 1999 |
5.0 (15452 votes)
|
3.54 (300 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.

46.
The Hateful Eight
168 min | 2015 |
7.8 (587409 votes)
|
6.34 (1502 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.

47.
Hereditary
127 min | 2018 |
7.3 (301538 votes)
|
5.84 (3359 reviews)

A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.

48.
Under the Skin
108 min | 2013 |
6.3 (142259 votes)
|
4.85 (891 reviews)

A mysterious young woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. However, events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.

49.
Ghajini
186 min | 2008 |
7.3 (60697 votes)
|
5.88 (214 reviews)

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

50.
The Strangers
86 min | 2008 |
6.1 (130198 votes)
|
4.7 (838 reviews)

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