Top 50 underrated mystery movies

01.
Thunderheart
119 min | 1992 |
6.8 (14418 votes)
|
8.86 (78 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.
Basic Instinct 2
114 min | 2006 |
4.3 (37827 votes)
|
6.15 (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.

03.
The Exorcist III
110 min | 1990 |
6.4 (26821 votes)
|
8.23 (210 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.

04.
The Sea of Trees
110 min | 2015 |
6.1 (14375 votes)
|
7.88 (115 reviews)

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

05.
Powder
111 min | 1995 |
6.6 (28833 votes)
|
8.31 (119 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.

06.
Haunter
97 min | 2013 |
5.9 (16749 votes)
|
7.57 (86 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.

07.
This Island Earth
86 min | 1955 |
5.9 (9001 votes)
|
7.56 (106 reviews)

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

08.
Maximum Risk
101 min | 1996 |
5.5 (20567 votes)
|
7.13 (82 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.

09.
Without a Clue
107 min | 1988 |
7.0 (9591 votes)
|
8.57 (69 reviews)

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

10.
Something Wicked This Way Comes
95 min | 1983 |
6.8 (8543 votes)
|
8.36 (72 reviews)

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

11.
The Professor and the Madman
124 min | 2019 |
7.3 (38685 votes)
|
8.82 (404 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.
Valentine
96 min | 2001 |
4.8 (25978 votes)
|
6.32 (261 reviews)

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

13.
The Night Flier
94 min | 1997 |
6.0 (9502 votes)
|
7.52 (80 reviews)

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

14.
Final Destination 3
93 min | 2006 |
5.8 (132767 votes)
|
7.28 (539 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.

15.
Terminal Velocity
102 min | 1994 |
5.5 (12938 votes)
|
6.98 (39 reviews)

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

16.
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
92 min | 1985 |
4.8 (34753 votes)
|
6.25 (290 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.

17.
Breakdown
93 min | 1997 |
6.9 (50697 votes)
|
8.34 (220 reviews)

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

18.
Lone Star
135 min | 1996 |
7.4 (28359 votes)
|
8.83 (162 reviews)

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

19.
Crossroads
99 min | 1986 |
7.1 (14720 votes)
|
8.5 (79 reviews)

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

20.
The Changeling
107 min | 1980 |
7.2 (31060 votes)
|
8.59 (277 reviews)

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

21.
Fletch
98 min | 1985 |
6.9 (48662 votes)
|
8.28 (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.

22.
DOA: Dead or Alive
87 min | 2006 |
4.8 (43472 votes)
|
6.17 (174 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.

23.
Death Warrant
89 min | 1990 |
5.7 (17315 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.

24.
Earthquake Bird
107 min | 2019 |
5.9 (13046 votes)
|
7.26 (169 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.

25.
Psycho III
93 min | 1986 |
5.4 (13318 votes)
|
6.75 (108 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.
The 'Burbs
102 min | 1989 |
6.9 (70217 votes)
|
8.25 (281 reviews)

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

27.
Color of Night
121 min | 1994 |
5.2 (22957 votes)
|
6.54 (81 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.

28.
Foul Play
116 min | 1978 |
6.8 (14088 votes)
|
8.13 (87 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.

29.
Dolores Claiborne
132 min | 1995 |
7.4 (40167 votes)
|
8.72 (148 reviews)

A big city reporter travels to a small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman for whom she worked as a housekeeper.

30.
Eraser
115 min | 1996 |
6.1 (103565 votes)
|
7.42 (127 reviews)

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

31.
Character
122 min | 1997 |
7.7 (10347 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.

32.
Jacob's Ladder
113 min | 1990 |
7.5 (100587 votes)
|
8.81 (341 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.

33.
The Car
96 min | 1977 |
6.2 (9569 votes)
|
7.49 (127 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.

34.
I'm Not Scared
108 min | 2003 |
7.4 (14325 votes)
|
8.69 (70 reviews)

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

35.
Quatermass and the Pit
97 min | 1967 |
7.0 (9559 votes)
|
8.28 (134 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.

36.
Scream 3
116 min | 2000 |
5.6 (125653 votes)
|
6.88 (554 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.

37.
Small Town Crime
91 min | 2017 |
6.6 (9985 votes)
|
7.88 (75 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.

38.
Enter Nowhere
90 min | 2011 |
6.5 (9347 votes)
|
7.78 (105 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.
Shutter
97 min | 2004 |
7.1 (42013 votes)
|
8.37 (139 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.

40.
A Soldier's Story
101 min | 1984 |
7.2 (9245 votes)
|
8.46 (53 reviews)

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

41.
Scream 2
120 min | 1997 |
6.2 (160121 votes)
|
7.46 (397 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.

42.
Scream
111 min | 1996 |
7.3 (288425 votes)
|
8.56 (810 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.

43.
Boss Level
94 min | 2021 |
6.9 (28769 votes)
|
8.15 (324 reviews)

A retired Special Forces officer is trapped in a never-ending time loop on the day of his death.

44.
Backtrack
90 min | 2015 |
5.9 (11587 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.

45.
Angel Heart
113 min | 1987 |
7.3 (82170 votes)
|
8.53 (215 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.

46.
House of Wax
113 min | 2005 |
5.4 (117052 votes)
|
6.62 (578 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.

47.
Frequency
118 min | 2000 |
7.3 (102814 votes)
|
8.51 (404 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.

48.
Ringu
96 min | 1998 |
7.2 (64988 votes)
|
8.4 (312 reviews)

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

49.
The Tashkent Files
134 min | 2019 |
7.8 (8352 votes)
|
9.0 (400 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.

50.
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever
91 min | 2002 |
3.7 (19155 votes)
|
4.89 (173 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.

Top 50 overrated mystery movies

01.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
121 min | 2017 |
7.0 (129994 votes)
|
3.74 (883 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 (220334 votes)
|
3.97 (2964 reviews)

A couple travels to Scandinavia 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.
Mother!
121 min | 2017 |
6.6 (196764 votes)
|
3.83 (2096 reviews)

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

04.
Uncut Gems
135 min | 2019 |
7.4 (234131 votes)
|
4.69 (2307 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.

05.
Us
116 min | 2019 |
6.8 (242346 votes)
|
4.15 (3199 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 (9128 votes)
|
3.84 (120 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 (480187 votes)
|
5.48 (2295 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.
Suspiria
152 min | 2018 |
6.7 (65019 votes)
|
4.4 (641 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.

09.
Ad Astra
123 min | 2019 |
6.5 (206013 votes)
|
4.28 (3101 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 New Mutants
94 min | 2020 |
5.3 (56916 votes)
|
3.28 (1204 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.

11.
Arrival
116 min | 2016 |
7.9 (614100 votes)
|
5.89 (1855 reviews)

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

12.
Dangerous Lies
96 min | 2020 |
5.3 (15008 votes)
|
3.33 (274 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.

13.
High Life
113 min | 2018 |
5.8 (30518 votes)
|
3.85 (333 reviews)

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

14.
Paranormal Activity
86 min | 2007 |
6.3 (223394 votes)
|
4.36 (1185 reviews)

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

15.
Secret Obsession
97 min | 2019 |
4.3 (17546 votes)
|
2.38 (741 reviews)

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

16.
The Super
90 min | 2017 |
5.7 (12493 votes)
|
3.8 (162 reviews)

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

17.
Gone Girl
149 min | 2014 |
8.1 (884481 votes)
|
6.2 (1327 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.

18.
Lupin
| 2021 |
7.6 (72426 votes)
|
5.71 (373 reviews)

Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.

19.
You Were Never Really Here
89 min | 2017 |
6.8 (108286 votes)
|
4.92 (750 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.

20.
The Cabin in the Woods
95 min | 2011 |
7.0 (383528 votes)
|
5.13 (1171 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.

21.
Blindness
121 min | 2008 |
6.6 (70881 votes)
|
4.75 (317 reviews)

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

22.
Prometheus
124 min | 2012 |
7.0 (575548 votes)
|
5.18 (2468 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.

23.
Vivarium
97 min | 2019 |
5.8 (43555 votes)
|
4.02 (1045 reviews)

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

24.
It Comes at Night
91 min | 2017 |
6.2 (86062 votes)
|
4.43 (855 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.

25.
Broken Flowers
106 min | 2005 |
7.2 (99431 votes)
|
5.45 (491 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.

26.
Cold Creek Manor
118 min | 2003 |
5.0 (21471 votes)
|
3.39 (191 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.

27.
A Quiet Place
90 min | 2018 |
7.5 (427276 votes)
|
5.89 (2981 reviews)

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

28.
Martha Marcy May Marlene
102 min | 2011 |
6.9 (50166 votes)
|
5.3 (185 reviews)

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

29.
Eye of the Beholder
109 min | 1999 |
5.1 (14629 votes)
|
3.51 (295 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.

30.
Murder on the Orient Express
114 min | 2017 |
6.5 (219109 votes)
|
4.91 (905 reviews)

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

31.
The Lie
97 min | 2018 |
5.8 (13233 votes)
|
4.22 (406 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.

32.
The Oxford Murders
108 min | 2008 |
6.1 (27719 votes)
|
4.52 (100 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.

33.
The Hateful Eight
168 min | 2015 |
7.8 (533035 votes)
|
6.23 (1460 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.

34.
The Strangers
86 min | 2008 |
6.2 (120024 votes)
|
4.65 (808 reviews)

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

35.
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood
161 min | 2019 |
7.6 (586011 votes)
|
6.05 (5330 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.

36.
Hold the Dark
125 min | 2018 |
5.6 (33600 votes)
|
4.09 (772 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.

37.
Hereditary
127 min | 2018 |
7.3 (253380 votes)
|
5.8 (3266 reviews)

A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.

38.
Premonition
96 min | 2007 |
5.9 (73872 votes)
|
4.41 (368 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.

39.
Cube²: Hypercube
94 min | 2002 |
5.6 (62771 votes)
|
4.11 (202 reviews)

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

40.
Personal Shopper
105 min | 2016 |
6.1 (37187 votes)
|
4.64 (215 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.

41.
First Reformed
113 min | 2017 |
7.1 (49956 votes)
|
5.65 (349 reviews)

A minister of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past.

42.
In Fabric
118 min | 2018 |
6.2 (9474 votes)
|
4.76 (140 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.

43.
Brimstone
148 min | 2016 |
7.1 (37540 votes)
|
5.67 (307 reviews)

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

44.
The Titan
97 min | 2018 |
4.8 (28972 votes)
|
3.37 (570 reviews)

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

45.
Irreversible
97 min | 2002 |
7.4 (123383 votes)
|
5.98 (584 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.

46.
Surveillance
97 min | 2008 |
6.3 (16841 votes)
|
4.89 (127 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.

47.
Project Almanac
106 min | 2015 |
6.4 (77133 votes)
|
4.99 (226 reviews)

A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.

48.
Cam
94 min | 2018 |
5.9 (28078 votes)
|
4.5 (290 reviews)

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

49.
Sleuth
88 min | 2007 |
6.5 (30419 votes)
|
5.1 (104 reviews)

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

50.
The Last Thing He Wanted
115 min | 2020 |
4.3 (13364 votes)
|
2.91 (386 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.