Top 50 underrated mystery movies

01.
Thunderheart
119 min | 1992 |
6.8 (14807 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.

02.
Basic Instinct 2
114 min | 2006 |
4.3 (38288 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.

03.
The Exorcist III
110 min | 1990 |
6.4 (28778 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.

04.
The Sea of Trees
110 min | 2015 |
6.1 (14701 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.

05.
Powder
111 min | 1995 |
6.6 (29253 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.

06.
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.

07.
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.

08.
This Island Earth
86 min | 1955 |
5.9 (9001 votes)
|
7.54 (108 reviews)

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

09.
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.

10.
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.

11.
Something Wicked This Way Comes
95 min | 1983 |
6.8 (8737 votes)
|
8.33 (75 reviews)

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

12.
The Professor and the Madman
124 min | 2019 |
7.3 (39715 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.

13.
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
92 min | 1985 |
4.8 (35409 votes)
|
6.32 (297 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.

14.
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.

15.
Fletch
98 min | 1985 |
6.9 (49395 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.

16.
Final Destination 3
93 min | 2006 |
5.8 (134054 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.

17.
Small Town Crime
91 min | 2017 |
6.6 (10493 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.

18.
Lone Star
135 min | 1996 |
7.4 (28359 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.

19.
Breakdown
93 min | 1997 |
6.9 (51667 votes)
|
8.36 (224 reviews)

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

20.
Earthquake Bird
107 min | 2019 |
5.9 (13326 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.

21.
Who Killed Captain Alex?
64 min | 2010 |
8.1 (8076 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.

22.
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.

23.
DOA: Dead or Alive
87 min | 2006 |
4.8 (43850 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.

24.
Crossroads
99 min | 1986 |
7.1 (14999 votes)
|
8.51 (81 reviews)

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

25.
Valentine
96 min | 2001 |
4.9 (26503 votes)
|
6.31 (269 reviews)

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

26.
Don't Let Go
103 min | 2019 |
6.3 (8292 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.

27.
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.

28.
The Changeling
107 min | 1980 |
7.2 (31757 votes)
|
8.56 (284 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.

29.
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.

30.
Shutter
97 min | 2004 |
7.1 (42558 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.

31.
The 'Burbs
102 min | 1989 |
6.9 (71136 votes)
|
8.24 (286 reviews)

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

32.
Jacob's Ladder
113 min | 1990 |
7.5 (101967 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.

33.
Color of Night
121 min | 1994 |
5.2 (23275 votes)
|
6.51 (80 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.

34.
Character
122 min | 1997 |
7.7 (10347 votes)
|
9.01 (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.

35.
The Car
96 min | 1977 |
6.2 (9569 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.

36.
Foul Play
116 min | 1978 |
6.8 (14392 votes)
|
8.11 (89 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.

37.
Enter Nowhere
90 min | 2011 |
6.5 (10234 votes)
|
7.81 (109 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.

38.
Quatermass and the Pit
97 min | 1967 |
7.0 (9559 votes)
|
8.3 (136 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.

39.
Dolores Claiborne
132 min | 1995 |
7.4 (40915 votes)
|
8.69 (152 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.

40.
Eraser
115 min | 1996 |
6.1 (106199 votes)
|
7.38 (133 reviews)

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

41.
Scream
111 min | 1996 |
7.3 (288425 votes)
|
8.57 (839 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.

42.
Backtrack
90 min | 2015 |
5.9 (11587 votes)
|
7.15 (68 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.

43.
Scream 3
116 min | 2000 |
5.6 (127068 votes)
|
6.85 (571 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.

44.
House of Wax
113 min | 2005 |
5.4 (118130 votes)
|
6.63 (587 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.

45.
Psycho II
113 min | 1983 |
6.5 (25310 votes)
|
7.72 (202 reviews)

After twenty-two years of psychiatric care, Norman Bates attempts to return to a life of solitude, but the specters of his crimes - and his mother - continue to haunt him.

46.
Scream 2
120 min | 1997 |
6.2 (162290 votes)
|
7.42 (412 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.

47.
Final Destination 5
92 min | 2011 |
5.8 (109665 votes)
|
7.01 (230 reviews)

Death returns to claim the lucky survivors of a deadly bridge collapse in this fifth frightening installment in the series.

48.
Frequency
118 min | 2000 |
7.3 (103937 votes)
|
8.51 (407 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.

49.
A Soldier's Story
101 min | 1984 |
7.2 (9471 votes)
|
8.4 (54 reviews)

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

50.
Ringu
96 min | 1998 |
7.2 (65886 votes)
|
8.39 (316 reviews)

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

Top 50 overrated mystery movies

01.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
121 min | 2017 |
7.0 (132678 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 (239524 votes)
|
4.03 (3264 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.
The Souvenir
120 min | 2019 |
6.4 (9468 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 (249745 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 (240015 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 (201319 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 (489029 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 (209252 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 (66718 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 (15375 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.
Lupin
45 min | 2021 |
7.5 (88536 votes)
|
5.45 (595 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.

13.
Arrival
116 min | 2016 |
7.9 (624352 votes)
|
5.88 (1933 reviews)

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

14.
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.

15.
The New Mutants
94 min | 2020 |
5.3 (62824 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.

16.
High Life
113 min | 2018 |
5.8 (31286 votes)
|
3.84 (345 reviews)

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

17.
Paranormal Activity
86 min | 2007 |
6.3 (225882 votes)
|
4.4 (1203 reviews)

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

18.
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.

19.
It Comes at Night
91 min | 2017 |
6.2 (87312 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.

20.
You Were Never Really Here
89 min | 2017 |
6.8 (110139 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 may be his death trip or his awakening.

21.
Gone Girl
149 min | 2014 |
8.1 (896423 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.

22.
Prometheus
124 min | 2012 |
7.0 (580129 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.

23.
The Cabin in the Woods
95 min | 2011 |
7.0 (388567 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.

24.
Blindness
121 min | 2008 |
6.6 (71386 votes)
|
4.85 (324 reviews)

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

25.
Broken Flowers
106 min | 2005 |
7.2 (100230 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.

26.
Old
108 min | 2021 |
6.0 (16039 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.

27.
Vivarium
97 min | 2019 |
5.8 (45533 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.

28.
Murder on the Orient Express
114 min | 2017 |
6.5 (221673 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.

29.
Fear Street: Part One - 1994
107 min | 2021 |
6.2 (51183 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.

30.
The Lie
97 min | 2018 |
5.8 (14035 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.

31.
A Quiet Place
90 min | 2018 |
7.5 (466882 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.

32.
Timecrimes
92 min | 2007 |
7.2 (60674 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.

33.
Eye of the Beholder
109 min | 1999 |
5.1 (14629 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.

34.
The Oxford Murders
108 min | 2008 |
6.1 (27719 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.

35.
In Fabric
118 min | 2018 |
6.2 (9474 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.

36.
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.

37.
Cold Creek Manor
118 min | 2003 |
5.0 (21728 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.

38.
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood
161 min | 2019 |
7.6 (613958 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.

39.
The Strangers
86 min | 2008 |
6.2 (121947 votes)
|
4.7 (838 reviews)

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

40.
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.

41.
Martha Marcy May Marlene
102 min | 2011 |
6.9 (50649 votes)
|
5.42 (188 reviews)

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

42.
Premonition
96 min | 2007 |
5.9 (74502 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 (37690 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.
The Hateful Eight
168 min | 2015 |
7.8 (542428 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.

45.
Brimstone
148 min | 2016 |
7.1 (38073 votes)
|
5.64 (316 reviews)

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

46.
Hereditary
127 min | 2018 |
7.3 (261335 votes)
|
5.84 (3359 reviews)

A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.

47.
Ghajini
186 min | 2008 |
7.3 (58096 votes)
|
5.88 (214 reviews)

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

48.
The Black Dahlia
121 min | 2006 |
5.6 (72454 votes)
|
4.2 (637 reviews)

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

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.
Irreversible
97 min | 2002 |
7.4 (125105 votes)
|
6.01 (597 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.