Top 50 underrated mystery movies

01.
Thunderheart
119 min | 1992 |
6.8 (12909 votes)
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8.85 (72 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 Sea of Trees
110 min | 2015 |
6.0 (11501 votes)
|
7.86 (96 reviews)

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

03.
Haunter - Jenseits des Todes
97 min | 2013 |
5.9 (15422 votes)
|
7.75 (70 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.

04.
Der Exorzist III
110 min | 1990 |
6.4 (21975 votes)
|
8.24 (175 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.

05.
Basic Instinct 2
114 min | 2006 |
4.3 (35177 votes)
|
6.11 (294 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.
Without a Clue
107 min | 1988 |
7.0 (8696 votes)
|
8.79 (62 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 (8058 votes)
|
7.61 (87 reviews)

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

08.
The Professor and the Madman
124 min | 2019 |
7.4 (10678 votes)
|
9.06 (142 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.

09.
Valentine
96 min | 2001 |
4.8 (23338 votes)
|
6.4 (243 reviews)

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

10.
Terminal Velocity
102 min | 1994 |
5.4 (12101 votes)
|
6.94 (35 reviews)

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

11.
Powder
111 min | 1995 |
6.6 (27062 votes)
|
8.12 (112 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.
Fletch
98 min | 1985 |
6.9 (43853 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.

13.
Final Destination 3
93 min | 2006 |
5.8 (120605 votes)
|
7.31 (513 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.

14.
Lone Star
135 min | 1996 |
7.5 (26193 votes)
|
8.98 (148 reviews)

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

15.
Psycho III
93 min | 1986 |
5.3 (11619 votes)
|
6.78 (93 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.

16.
The Night Flier
94 min | 1997 |
6.0 (8657 votes)
|
7.47 (73 reviews)

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

17.
Color of Night
121 min | 1994 |
5.1 (21292 votes)
|
6.57 (69 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.
Mit stählerner Faust
89 min | 1990 |
5.7 (15634 votes)
|
7.12 (63 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.
Eraser
115 min | 1996 |
6.1 (96949 votes)
|
7.51 (114 reviews)

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

20.
Shutter
97 min | 2004 |
7.1 (37398 votes)
|
8.51 (121 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.

21.
Maximum Risk
101 min | 1996 |
5.5 (18679 votes)
|
6.91 (68 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.

22.
Jacob's Ladder
113 min | 1990 |
7.5 (90372 votes)
|
8.89 (294 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.
Absentia
87 min | 2011 |
5.8 (15506 votes)
|
7.18 (140 reviews)

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

24.
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
92 min | 1985 |
4.8 (29386 votes)
|
6.18 (238 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.

25.
Small Town Crime
91 min | 2017 |
6.6 (8086 votes)
|
7.98 (66 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.

26.
Scream 3
116 min | 2000 |
5.6 (114350 votes)
|
6.97 (504 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.

27.
Crossroads
99 min | 1986 |
7.1 (12776 votes)
|
8.46 (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.

28.
A Soldier's Story
101 min | 1984 |
7.2 (8078 votes)
|
8.52 (46 reviews)

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

29.
Scream
111 min | 1996 |
7.2 (260807 votes)
|
8.52 (682 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.

30.
Black Christmas
98 min | 1974 |
7.2 (27536 votes)
|
8.51 (294 reviews)

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

31.
Foul Play
116 min | 1978 |
6.8 (12427 votes)
|
8.09 (71 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.

32.
The 'Burbs
101 min | 1989 |
6.9 (61868 votes)
|
8.16 (236 reviews)

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

33.
Sea of Love
113 min | 1989 |
6.8 (34682 votes)
|
8.06 (100 reviews)

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

34.
Atlas Shrugged: Part I
97 min | 2011 |
5.7 (12526 votes)
|
6.96 (296 reviews)

Railroad executive Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden form an alliance to fight the increasingly authoritarian government of the United States.

35.
Scream 2
120 min | 1997 |
6.2 (144466 votes)
|
7.46 (347 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.

36.
I'm Not Scared
108 min | 2003 |
7.5 (13599 votes)
|
8.74 (68 reviews)

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

37.
Dolores Claiborne
132 min | 1995 |
7.4 (35174 votes)
|
8.64 (138 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.

38.
Final Destination 5
92 min | 2011 |
5.9 (98106 votes)
|
7.14 (180 reviews)

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

39.
Backtrack
90 min | 2015 |
5.9 (10571 votes)
|
7.13 (59 reviews)

Psychologist Peter Bower's life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers a strange secret about his patients. Risking his own sanity, Peter delves into his past to uncover a terrifying ...

40.
Character
122 min | 1997 |
7.8 (9954 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.

41.
House of Wax
108 min | 2005 |
5.3 (108011 votes)
|
6.52 (541 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.

42.
Angel Heart
113 min | 1987 |
7.3 (73060 votes)
|
8.5 (186 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.

43.
Rise: Blood Hunter
97 min | 2007 |
4.9 (11006 votes)
|
6.07 (85 reviews)

A reporter wakes up in a morgue and finds herself a member of the undead, before vowing revenge against the sect which put her there.

44.
Ringu
96 min | 1998 |
7.3 (58500 votes)
|
8.46 (285 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.
Friday the 13th Part 2
87 min | 1981 |
6.1 (51508 votes)
|
7.24 (283 reviews)

Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant.

46.
Remember - Vergiss nicht, dich zu erinnern
94 min | 2015 |
7.5 (19136 votes)
|
8.64 (106 reviews)

With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person he believes to be responsible for the death of his family in the death camp to kill him himself.

47.
The Quiet American
101 min | 2002 |
7.1 (26075 votes)
|
8.23 (132 reviews)

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

48.
Quatermass and the Pit
97 min | 1967 |
7.1 (8501 votes)
|
8.23 (121 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.

49.
Extreme Measures
118 min | 1996 |
6.1 (15994 votes)
|
7.22 (50 reviews)

A young doctor confronts with a famous colleague, when he learns about the true methods of his work.

50.
New Nightmare
112 min | 1994 |
6.5 (46353 votes)
|
7.62 (206 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?

Top 50 overrated mystery movies

01.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
121 min | 2017 |
7.0 (90047 votes)
|
3.7 (553 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.
Us
116 min | 2019 |
7.1 (104759 votes)
|
4.21 (2398 reviews)

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

03.
Mother!
121 min | 2017 |
6.6 (157002 votes)
|
3.85 (1678 reviews)

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

04.
Blade Runner 2049
164 min | 2017 |
8.0 (376584 votes)
|
5.55 (1872 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.

05.
High Life
113 min | 2018 |
6.0 (10771 votes)
|
3.61 (171 reviews)

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

06.
Suspiria
152 min | 2018 |
6.8 (37551 votes)
|
4.46 (452 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.
Arrival
116 min | 2016 |
7.9 (515910 votes)
|
5.58 (1530 reviews)

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

08.
Gone Girl
149 min | 2014 |
8.1 (762040 votes)
|
5.86 (1049 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.

09.
The Super
90 min | 2017 |
6.0 (9939 votes)
|
3.89 (124 reviews)

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

10.
You Were Never Really Here
89 min | 2017 |
6.8 (71571 votes)
|
4.75 (518 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.

11.
Paranormal Activity
86 min | 2007 |
6.3 (208046 votes)
|
4.35 (1128 reviews)

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

12.
Cam
94 min | 2018 |
6.0 (17542 votes)
|
4.07 (225 reviews)

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

13.
Prometheus
124 min | 2012 |
7.0 (538873 votes)
|
5.08 (2324 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.

14.
The Hateful Eight
168 min | 2015 |
7.8 (435306 votes)
|
5.94 (1223 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.

15.
Die Stadt der Blinden
121 min | 2008 |
6.6 (66089 votes)
|
4.79 (293 reviews)

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

16.
It Comes at Night
91 min | 2017 |
6.2 (69004 votes)
|
4.45 (680 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.

17.
Broken Flowers
106 min | 2005 |
7.2 (92279 votes)
|
5.45 (479 reviews)

As the extremely withdrawn Don Johnston is dumped by his latest woman, he receives an anonymous letter from a former lover informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him. A freelance sleuth neighbor moves Don to embark on a cross-country search for his old flames in search of answers.

18.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
146 min | 2013 |
7.5 (575625 votes)
|
5.88 (603 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.

19.
A Quiet Place
90 min | 2018 |
7.6 (305588 votes)
|
5.99 (2492 reviews)

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

20.
Cold Creek Manor
118 min | 2003 |
4.9 (20050 votes)
|
3.29 (180 reviews)

A family relocates from the city to a dilapidated house in the country that was once a grand estate. As they begin renovations, they discover their new home harbors a secret and may not be completely free of its former inhabitant.

21.
Personal Shopper
105 min | 2016 |
6.2 (30679 votes)
|
4.59 (182 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.

22.
The Oxford Murders
104 min | 2008 |
6.1 (25964 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.

23.
The Strangers
86 min | 2008 |
6.2 (110406 votes)
|
4.62 (752 reviews)

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

24.
Apostle
130 min | 2018 |
6.3 (29662 votes)
|
4.72 (353 reviews)

In 1905, a drifter on a dangerous mission to rescue his kidnapped sister tangles with a sinister religious cult on an isolated island.

25.
We Need to Talk About Kevin
112 min | 2011 |
7.5 (123671 votes)
|
5.92 (323 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.

26.
Hold the Dark
125 min | 2018 |
5.6 (26838 votes)
|
4.03 (687 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.

27.
Cube²: Hypercube
94 min | 2002 |
5.6 (58468 votes)
|
4.04 (177 reviews)

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

28.
Hereditary
127 min | 2018 |
7.3 (152042 votes)
|
5.75 (2602 reviews)

After the family matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences, and begin to unravel dark secrets.

29.
Paycheck
119 min | 2003 |
6.3 (98085 votes)
|
4.76 (257 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.

30.
Ghajini
183 min | 2008 |
7.4 (51829 votes)
|
5.87 (199 reviews)

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

31.
Surveillance
97 min | 2008 |
6.4 (16168 votes)
|
4.88 (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.

32.
Now You See Me
115 min | 2013 |
7.3 (553355 votes)
|
5.78 (649 reviews)

An F.B.I. Agent and an Interpol Detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances, and reward their audiences with the money.

33.
Brimstone: Erlöse uns von dem Bösen
148 min | 2016 |
7.1 (30545 votes)
|
5.6 (236 reviews)

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

34.
Premonition
96 min | 2007 |
5.9 (69382 votes)
|
4.41 (339 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.

35.
Shattered
95 min | 2007 |
6.7 (28845 votes)
|
5.22 (126 reviews)

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

36.
The Witch
92 min | 2015 |
6.8 (154455 votes)
|
5.33 (751 reviews)

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.

37.
Buried - Lebend begraben
95 min | 2010 |
7.0 (139477 votes)
|
5.55 (434 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.

38.
Martha Marcy May Marlene
102 min | 2011 |
6.9 (45879 votes)
|
5.46 (155 reviews)

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

39.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
122 min | 2011 |
7.1 (174926 votes)
|
5.67 (481 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.

40.
Das Auge
109 min | 1999 |
4.9 (14052 votes)
|
3.47 (281 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.

41.
The Forgotten
91 min | 2004 |
5.8 (61865 votes)
|
4.39 (356 reviews)

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

42.
Divergent
139 min | 2014 |
6.7 (399838 votes)
|
5.3 (748 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.

43.
Pi
84 min | 1998 |
7.4 (160623 votes)
|
6.0 (433 reviews)

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

44.
Irreversible
97 min | 2002 |
7.4 (107272 votes)
|
6.03 (542 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.
Sleuth
88 min | 2007 |
6.5 (29002 votes)
|
5.13 (101 reviews)

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

46.
The Deep End
101 min | 2001 |
6.6 (10563 votes)
|
5.24 (133 reviews)

A woman spirals out of control while trying to keep her son from being found culpable in a murder investigation.

47.
The Black Dahlia
121 min | 2006 |
5.6 (68438 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.
Enduring Love
100 min | 2004 |
6.4 (9546 votes)
|
5.08 (73 reviews)

Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident.

49.
Shutter Island
138 min | 2010 |
8.1 (1006515 votes)
|
6.78 (1037 reviews)

In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

50.
The Titan
97 min | 2018 |
4.8 (23906 votes)
|
3.48 (497 reviews)

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