Top 30 underrated mystery movies from year 2009

01.
Mystery Team
97 min | 2009 |
6.7 (8791 votes)
|
7.63 (36 reviews)

A group of former Encyclopedia Brown-style child-detectives struggle to solve an adult mystery.

02.
Pandorum
108 min | 2009 |
6.7 (151786 votes)
|
7.43 (380 reviews)

Two crew members of a spaceship wake up from hypersleep to discover that all their colleagues are missing. Despite this, it appears that they are not alone.

03.
My Bloody Valentine
101 min | 2009 |
5.4 (57142 votes)
|
6.11 (286 reviews)

Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one that believes he's innocent.

04.
In the Electric Mist
117 min | 2009 |
6.1 (18749 votes)
|
6.77 (93 reviews)

A detective in post-Katrina New Orleans has a series of surreal encounters with a troop of ghostly Confederate soldiers while investigating serial killings of local prostitutes, a 1965 lynching, and corrupt local businessmen.

05.
The International
118 min | 2009 |
6.5 (95991 votes)
|
7.11 (209 reviews)

An Interpol agent attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring.

06.
The Secret in Their Eyes
129 min | 2009 |
8.2 (209238 votes)
|
8.8 (318 reviews)

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.

07.
Ondine
111 min | 2009 |
6.8 (21496 votes)
|
7.38 (56 reviews)

An Irish fisherman discovers a woman in his fishing net whom his precocious daughter believes to be a selkie.

08.
Saw VI
90 min | 2009 |
6.0 (112350 votes)
|
6.53 (225 reviews)

Agent Strahm is dead, and FBI agent Erickson draws nearer to Hoffman. Meanwhile, a pair of insurance executives find themselves in another game set by Jigsaw.

09.
Get Low
103 min | 2009 |
7.0 (23369 votes)
|
7.52 (106 reviews)

A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive.

10.
Orphan
123 min | 2009 |
7.0 (228230 votes)
|
7.46 (541 reviews)

A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she appears.

11.
Sorority Row
101 min | 2009 |
5.1 (30903 votes)
|
5.51 (129 reviews)

A group of sorority sisters try to cover up the death of their house-sister after a prank gone wrong, only to be stalked by a serial killer.

12.
A Perfect Getaway
98 min | 2009 |
6.5 (73046 votes)
|
6.89 (244 reviews)

Two pairs of lovers on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands.

13.
Mother
129 min | 2009 |
7.8 (64273 votes)
|
8.18 (148 reviews)

A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder.

14.
The Haunting in Connecticut
92 min | 2009 |
5.8 (62416 votes)
|
6.15 (206 reviews)

After a family is forced to relocate for their son's health, they begin experiencing supernatural behavior in their new home, and uncover a sinister history.

15.
Triangle
99 min | 2009 |
6.9 (116230 votes)
|
7.22 (513 reviews)

Five friends set sail and their yacht is overturned by a strange and sudden storm. A mysterious ship arrives to rescue them, and what happens next cannot be explained.

16.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
152 min | 2009 |
7.8 (216956 votes)
|
7.92 (303 reviews)

A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years.

17.
Night Train
83 min | 2009 |
5.7 (8555 votes)
|
5.8 (44 reviews)

Two passengers and the conductor discover that a man has passed away on their night train cabin. They come across a mysterious object in a box the dead man was carrying and they all wish to keep for themselves.

18.
Friday the 13th
97 min | 2009 |
5.5 (107851 votes)
|
5.58 (649 reviews)

A group of young adults visit a boarded up campsite named Crystal Lake where they soon encounter the mysterious Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.

19.
Moon
97 min | 2009 |
7.8 (358476 votes)
|
7.84 (612 reviews)

Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.

20.
Case 39
109 min | 2009 |
6.2 (87077 votes)
|
6.23 (267 reviews)

A social worker fights to save a girl from her abusive parents, only to discover that the situation is more dangerous than she ever expected.

21.
The Uninvited
87 min | 2009 |
6.3 (80845 votes)
|
6.28 (216 reviews)

Anna returns home after a stint in a mental hospital, but her recovery is jeopardized by her cruel stepmother and ghastly visions of her dead mother.

22.
Chloe
96 min | 2009 |
6.3 (73962 votes)
|
6.16 (181 reviews)

Suspecting her husband of infidelity, gynecologist Dr. Catherine Stewart hires an escort named Chloe in order to test his faithfulness. Soon, the relationships between all three intensify.

23.
After.Life
104 min | 2009 |
5.9 (38881 votes)
|
5.74 (171 reviews)

After a car accident, a young woman caught between life and death meets a funeral director who claims to have the gift of transitioning the dead into the afterlife.

24.
State of Play
127 min | 2009 |
7.1 (152844 votes)
|
6.93 (269 reviews)

When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington, D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the Representative, his old college friend.

25.
Cargo
112 min | 2009 |
6.1 (18771 votes)
|
5.9 (90 reviews)

Dr. Laura P. takes a job on a cargo spaceship for 4 years plus 4 years back. She'll join her sister on Rhea. 44 months later, in Laura's shift, strange things happen in cargo. The crew is reanimated and the captain dies mysteriously.

26.
Whiteout
101 min | 2009 |
5.5 (39014 votes)
|
5.29 (159 reviews)

U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko tracks a killer in Antarctica as the sun is about to set for six months.

27.
Surrogates
89 min | 2009 |
6.3 (175431 votes)
|
6.07 (255 reviews)

Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.

28.
12 Rounds
108 min | 2009 |
5.6 (27157 votes)
|
5.37 (116 reviews)

Detective Danny Fisher discovers his girlfriend has been kidnapped by an ex-con tied to Fisher's past, and he'll have to successfully complete 12 challenges in order to secure her safe release.

29.
The Unborn
88 min | 2009 |
4.7 (51664 votes)
|
4.45 (243 reviews)

A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.

30.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
123 min | 2009 |
6.8 (149809 votes)
|
6.53 (240 reviews)

A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.

Top 25 overrated mystery movies from year 2009

01.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
153 min | 2009 |
7.6 (539560 votes)
|
5.63 (1077 reviews)

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

02.
Sherlock Holmes
128 min | 2009 |
7.6 (630891 votes)
|
6.3 (658 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.

03.
Horsemen
90 min | 2009 |
5.5 (23049 votes)
|
4.25 (99 reviews)

A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between a serial killing spree and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

04.
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
106 min | 2009 |
5.9 (12583 votes)
|
4.68 (68 reviews)

Remake of the 1956 film noir film "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" in which a writer's plan to expose a corrupt district attorney takes an unexpected turn.

05.
Dorian Gray
112 min | 2009 |
6.2 (64942 votes)
|
5.08 (158 reviews)

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

06.
The Countess
98 min | 2009 |
6.2 (8279 votes)
|
5.16 (37 reviews)

A 17th century Hungarian countess embarks on a murderous undertaking, with the belief that bathing in the blood of virgins will preserve her beauty.

07.
The House of the Devil
95 min | 2009 |
6.3 (46818 votes)
|
5.33 (279 reviews)

In 1983, financially struggling college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret, putting her life in mortal danger.

08.
Angels & Demons
138 min | 2009 |
6.7 (293052 votes)
|
5.74 (493 reviews)

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works with a nuclear physicist to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican during one of the significant events within the church.

09.
Watchmen
162 min | 2009 |
7.6 (549582 votes)
|
6.64 (1406 reviews)

In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

10.
The Limits of Control
116 min | 2009 |
6.3 (19428 votes)
|
5.39 (102 reviews)

The story of a mysterious loner, a stranger in the process of completing a criminal job.

11.
The Box
115 min | 2009 |
5.6 (92274 votes)
|
4.74 (410 reviews)

A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don't know.

12.
Exam
101 min | 2009 |
6.8 (115860 votes)
|
5.96 (206 reviews)

Eight candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a final test with just one seemingly simple question. However, it doesn't take long for confusion to ensue and tensions to unravel.

13.
The Fourth Kind
98 min | 2009 |
5.9 (78354 votes)
|
5.07 (346 reviews)

A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up.

14.
Echelon Conspiracy
105 min | 2009 |
5.8 (18645 votes)
|
5.09 (70 reviews)

At first, the strange phone messages promised great wealth. Soon, though, government agents pursue the young engineer receiving them around the world.

15.
The Killing Room
93 min | 2009 |
5.7 (13726 votes)
|
5.01 (69 reviews)

Four individuals sign up for a psychological research study only to discover that they are now subjects of a brutal, classified government program.

16.
Knowing
121 min | 2009 |
6.2 (234910 votes)
|
5.51 (882 reviews)

M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.

17.
Darbareye Elly
119 min | 2009 |
8.0 (49063 votes)
|
7.37 (93 reviews)

The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers.

18.
The Pink Panther 2
92 min | 2009 |
5.6 (45145 votes)
|
4.98 (124 reviews)

Insp. Jacques Clouseau teams up with a squad of International detectives who are just as bumbling as he is. Their mission: Stop a globe-trotting thief who specializes in stealing historical artifacts.

19.
S. Darko
103 min | 2009 |
3.6 (13955 votes)
|
3.05 (122 reviews)

Donnie Darko's little sister Samantha and her best friend Corey are on a cross-country road trip, but soon find themselves entangled in a dangerous glitch in the time-space continuum.

20.
[Rec]²
85 min | 2009 |
6.5 (68553 votes)
|
5.98 (139 reviews)

In order to ascertain the current situation inside, a supposed medical officer and a GEO team step into the quarantined and ill-fated apartment building.

21.
The Girl Who Played with Fire
129 min | 2009 |
7.1 (95533 votes)
|
6.68 (145 reviews)

As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name.

22.
The White Ribbon
144 min | 2009 |
7.8 (73776 votes)
|
7.4 (190 reviews)

Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. Who is responsible?

23.
The Final Destination
82 min | 2009 |
5.1 (106216 votes)
|
4.7 (320 reviews)

A horrifying premonition saves a young man and his friends from death during a racetrack accident but terrible fates await them nonetheless.

24.
Obsessed
108 min | 2009 |
5.0 (32433 votes)
|
4.65 (180 reviews)

A successful asset manager, who has just received a huge promotion, is blissfully happy in his career and in his marriage. But when a temp worker starts stalking him, all the things he's worked so hard for are placed in jeopardy.

25.
The Grudge 3
90 min | 2009 |
4.7 (17409 votes)
|
4.37 (75 reviews)

A young Japanese woman who holds the key to stopping the evil spirit of Kayako, travels to the haunted Chicago apartment from the sequel, to stop the curse of Kayako once and for all.