17 Most Underrated Mystery Movies You Should Check Out


18. Mother (2009)

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

17. The Pledge (2001)

A retiring police detective pledges to catch the killer of a young child.

16. Gosford Park (2001)

Set in the 1930s, this movie brings a group of pretentious rich and famous together for a weekend of relaxation at a hunting resort.

15. Memories of Murder (2003)

In a small Korean province in 1986, two detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit.


14. Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)

A famous fashion photographer develops a disturbing ability to see through the eyes of a killer.

13. The Spiral Staircase (1946)

A shadowy serial killer is targeting women with “afflictions”; one night during a thunderstorm, the mute Helen feels menaced.

12. Lone Star (1996)

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

11. The Red Riding Triology (2009)

Rookie journalist Eddie Dunford is determined to find the truth in an increasingly complex maze of lies and deceit surrounding the police investigation into a series of child abductions.

10. Bad Times at the EL Royale (2018)

In the early 1970s, four strangers check in at the El Royale Hotel. The hotel is deserted, staffed by a single desk clerk. Some of the new guests’ reasons for being there are less than innocent and some are not who they appear to be.


9. Presumed Innocent (1990)

As a lawyer investigates the murder of a colleague, he finds himself more connected to the crime than anyone else.

8. Brick (2005)

A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.

7. The Clovehitch Killer (2018)

A picture-perfect family is shattered when the work of a serial killer hits too close to home.

6. Dead Again (1991)

A woman who has lost her memory is taken in by a Los Angeles orphanage, and a private eye is enlisted to track down her identity, but he soon finds that he might have a past life connection to her that endangers their lives.

5. Witness (1985)

When a young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder while visiting Philadelphia with his mother, police detective John Book tries to protect the boy until an attempt on Book’s life forces him into hiding in Amish country.

4. The Nice Guys (2016)


In 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star.

3. Zodiac (2007)

Between 1968 and 1983, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.

2. The Gift (2015)


A married couple, Simon and Robyn, run into Gordo, an old classmate. Things take a turn when Gordo begins to drop in unannounced at their house and inundates them with mysterious gifts.

1. Wind River (2017)

A veteran hunter helps an FBI agent investigate the murder of a young woman on a Wyoming Native American reservation.

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