Top 50 underrated mystery movies

01.
Thunderheart
119 min | 1992 |
6.8 (13764 votes)
|
8.87 (77 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 (25211 votes)
|
8.27 (200 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.
The Sea of Trees
110 min | 2015 |
6.1 (13166 votes)
|
7.92 (107 reviews)

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

04.
Without a Clue
107 min | 1988 |
7.0 (9272 votes)
|
8.77 (66 reviews)

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

05.
Basic Instinct 2
114 min | 2006 |
4.4 (36996 votes)
|
6.12 (303 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.
This Island Earth
86 min | 1955 |
5.9 (8734 votes)
|
7.59 (103 reviews)

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

07.
Powder
111 min | 1995 |
6.6 (28214 votes)
|
8.26 (117 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.

08.
Haunter
97 min | 2013 |
5.9 (16422 votes)
|
7.53 (81 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.

09.
Maximum Risk
101 min | 1996 |
5.5 (19095 votes)
|
7.09 (76 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.

10.
The Professor and the Madman
124 min | 2019 |
7.3 (30510 votes)
|
8.85 (292 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.

11.
DOA: Dead or Alive
87 min | 2006 |
4.8 (42859 votes)
|
6.31 (161 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.

12.
Something Wicked This Way Comes
95 min | 1983 |
6.8 (8246 votes)
|
8.31 (69 reviews)

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

13.
Final Destination 3
93 min | 2006 |
5.8 (129119 votes)
|
7.29 (534 reviews)

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

14.
Terminal Velocity
102 min | 1994 |
5.5 (12657 votes)
|
6.98 (39 reviews)

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

15.
Valentine
96 min | 2001 |
4.9 (24770 votes)
|
6.37 (255 reviews)

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

16.
The Night Flier
94 min | 1997 |
6.0 (9439 votes)
|
7.47 (77 reviews)

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

17.
Color of Night
121 min | 1994 |
5.2 (22477 votes)
|
6.66 (76 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.

18.
Earthquake Bird
107 min | 2019 |
5.9 (11989 votes)
|
7.36 (154 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.

19.
Lone Star
135 min | 1996 |
7.4 (27666 votes)
|
8.86 (158 reviews)

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

20.
A Soldier's Story
101 min | 1984 |
7.2 (8703 votes)
|
8.66 (50 reviews)

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

21.
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
92 min | 1985 |
4.8 (33173 votes)
|
6.22 (275 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.

22.
Fletch
98 min | 1985 |
6.9 (46956 votes)
|
8.31 (103 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.

23.
Foul Play
116 min | 1978 |
6.8 (13492 votes)
|
8.2 (83 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.

24.
Breakdown
93 min | 1997 |
6.9 (48344 votes)
|
8.28 (203 reviews)

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

25.
Psycho III
93 min | 1986 |
5.4 (12858 votes)
|
6.78 (104 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.

26.
Eraser
115 min | 1996 |
6.1 (102389 votes)
|
7.47 (119 reviews)

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

27.
Scream
111 min | 1996 |
7.2 (281654 votes)
|
8.57 (764 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.
Death Warrant
89 min | 1990 |
5.7 (16981 votes)
|
7.07 (73 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.

29.
Crossroads
99 min | 1986 |
7.1 (14086 votes)
|
8.46 (73 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.

30.
Jacob's Ladder
113 min | 1990 |
7.5 (97397 votes)
|
8.86 (326 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.

31.
The 'Burbs
102 min | 1989 |
6.9 (67038 votes)
|
8.22 (266 reviews)

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

32.
Final Destination 5
92 min | 2011 |
5.8 (105342 votes)
|
7.12 (204 reviews)

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

33.
Dolores Claiborne
132 min | 1995 |
7.4 (38376 votes)
|
8.72 (148 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.

34.
I'm Not Scared
108 min | 2003 |
7.4 (14223 votes)
|
8.72 (69 reviews)

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

35.
Character
122 min | 1997 |
7.7 (10254 votes)
|
9.02 (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.

36.
Wes Craven's New Nightmare
112 min | 1994 |
6.4 (50364 votes)
|
7.7 (235 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?

37.
Scream 3
116 min | 2000 |
5.6 (122062 votes)
|
6.89 (534 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.

38.
Enter Nowhere
90 min | 2011 |
6.5 (9189 votes)
|
7.78 (91 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.

39.
Scream 2
120 min | 1997 |
6.2 (154824 votes)
|
7.48 (381 reviews)

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

40.
Shutter
97 min | 2004 |
7.1 (40553 votes)
|
8.36 (130 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.

41.
Quatermass and the Pit
97 min | 1967 |
7.0 (9173 votes)
|
8.26 (127 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.

42.
The Tashkent Files
134 min | 2019 |
7.8 (8352 votes)
|
9.05 (384 reviews)

Revolves around the mysterious death of India's 2nd Prime Minister Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri and attempts to uncover if he had actually died a natural death, or, as alleged, was assassinated.

43.
The Quiet American
101 min | 2002 |
7.0 (27010 votes)
|
8.25 (133 reviews)

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

44.
Ringu
96 min | 1998 |
7.2 (62821 votes)
|
8.45 (302 reviews)

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

45.
Backtrack
90 min | 2015 |
5.9 (11496 votes)
|
7.14 (65 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.
The Car
96 min | 1977 |
6.2 (9150 votes)
|
7.44 (123 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.

47.
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever
91 min | 2002 |
3.7 (19047 votes)
|
4.93 (174 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.

48.
House of Wax
113 min | 2005 |
5.3 (114275 votes)
|
6.52 (565 reviews)

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

49.
Angel Heart
113 min | 1987 |
7.3 (79234 votes)
|
8.52 (208 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.

50.
Black Christmas
98 min | 1974 |
7.2 (32028 votes)
|
8.41 (330 reviews)

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

Top 50 overrated mystery movies

01.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
121 min | 2017 |
7.0 (118818 votes)
|
3.72 (790 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 (183972 votes)
|
4.13 (2633 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.
Uncut Gems
135 min | 2019 |
7.4 (205652 votes)
|
4.59 (2139 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.

04.
Mother!
121 min | 2017 |
6.6 (186799 votes)
|
3.81 (2010 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 (214699 votes)
|
4.16 (3018 reviews)

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

06.
The Souvenir
120 min | 2019 |
6.4 (8224 votes)
|
3.85 (109 reviews)

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

07.
Blade Runner 2049
164 min | 2017 |
8.0 (447511 votes)
|
5.5 (2193 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.
Ad Astra
123 min | 2019 |
6.6 (189849 votes)
|
4.24 (2977 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.

09.
Suspiria
152 min | 2018 |
6.8 (58704 votes)
|
4.46 (597 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.

10.
High Life
113 min | 2018 |
5.8 (26765 votes)
|
3.72 (290 reviews)

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

11.
Dangerous Lies
96 min | 2020 |
5.2 (12814 votes)
|
3.14 (252 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.
The Super
90 min | 2017 |
5.9 (11441 votes)
|
3.86 (157 reviews)

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

13.
Arrival
116 min | 2016 |
7.9 (581111 votes)
|
5.86 (1752 reviews)

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

14.
Gone Girl
149 min | 2014 |
8.1 (840644 votes)
|
6.09 (1236 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.

15.
Secret Obsession
97 min | 2019 |
4.3 (17386 votes)
|
2.35 (715 reviews)

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

16.
Paranormal Activity
86 min | 2007 |
6.3 (218438 votes)
|
4.35 (1169 reviews)

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

17.
You Were Never Really Here
89 min | 2017 |
6.8 (100068 votes)
|
4.88 (687 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.

18.
Prometheus
124 min | 2012 |
7.0 (562973 votes)
|
5.13 (2426 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.

19.
Blindness
121 min | 2008 |
6.6 (69672 votes)
|
4.75 (311 reviews)

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

20.
It Comes at Night
91 min | 2017 |
6.2 (82082 votes)
|
4.38 (824 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.
Broken Flowers
106 min | 2005 |
7.2 (97315 votes)
|
5.45 (485 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.

22.
The Hateful Eight
168 min | 2015 |
7.8 (503661 votes)
|
6.06 (1388 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.

23.
Vivarium
97 min | 2019 |
5.8 (31995 votes)
|
4.12 (840 reviews)

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

24.
Eye of the Beholder
109 min | 1999 |
5.1 (14445 votes)
|
3.48 (285 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.

25.
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood
161 min | 2019 |
7.6 (521890 votes)
|
6.02 (5160 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.

26.
A Quiet Place
90 min | 2018 |
7.5 (396346 votes)
|
5.92 (2893 reviews)

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

27.
The Strangers
86 min | 2008 |
6.2 (116504 votes)
|
4.64 (789 reviews)

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

28.
Cold Creek Manor
118 min | 2003 |
5.0 (20870 votes)
|
3.44 (186 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.

29.
The Oxford Murders
108 min | 2008 |
6.1 (27449 votes)
|
4.54 (96 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.

30.
Premonition
96 min | 2007 |
5.9 (71982 votes)
|
4.36 (349 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.

31.
The Last Thing He Wanted
115 min | 2020 |
4.3 (11755 votes)
|
2.77 (358 reviews)

A veteran D.C. journalist loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she's trying to break. Adapted from Joan Didion's namesake novel.

32.
Dorian Gray
112 min | 2009 |
6.3 (60249 votes)
|
4.77 (139 reviews)

A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty eternally, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

33.
Surveillance
97 min | 2008 |
6.3 (16639 votes)
|
4.78 (126 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.

34.
Hold the Dark
125 min | 2018 |
5.6 (32432 votes)
|
4.09 (748 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.

35.
Hereditary
127 min | 2018 |
7.3 (227021 votes)
|
5.8 (3108 reviews)

A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.

36.
Cube²: Hypercube
94 min | 2002 |
5.6 (61895 votes)
|
4.1 (199 reviews)

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

37.
Martha Marcy May Marlene
102 min | 2011 |
6.9 (48214 votes)
|
5.41 (173 reviews)

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

38.
Murder on the Orient Express
114 min | 2017 |
6.5 (207410 votes)
|
5.01 (853 reviews)

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

39.
Pi
84 min | 1998 |
7.4 (168326 votes)
|
5.95 (452 reviews)

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

40.
Now You See Me
115 min | 2013 |
7.3 (588348 votes)
|
5.86 (702 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.

41.
Cam
94 min | 2018 |
5.9 (25350 votes)
|
4.47 (279 reviews)

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

42.
Sleuth
88 min | 2007 |
6.5 (30250 votes)
|
5.09 (101 reviews)

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

43.
Personal Shopper
105 min | 2016 |
6.1 (35795 votes)
|
4.69 (207 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.
Irreversible
97 min | 2002 |
7.4 (117735 votes)
|
6.0 (569 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.

45.
Brimstone
148 min | 2016 |
7.1 (35546 votes)
|
5.71 (286 reviews)

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

46.
Sherlock Holmes
128 min | 2009 |
7.6 (576745 votes)
|
6.23 (626 reviews)

Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.

47.
The Titan
97 min | 2018 |
4.8 (27140 votes)
|
3.43 (536 reviews)

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

48.
We Need to Talk About Kevin
112 min | 2011 |
7.5 (135463 votes)
|
6.14 (374 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.

49.
The Black Dahlia
121 min | 2006 |
5.6 (70857 votes)
|
4.24 (624 reviews)

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

50.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
146 min | 2013 |
7.5 (606197 votes)
|
6.15 (640 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.