close [×]

Dear Flixster Community,

After seven fabulous years with you all, we are sorry to let you know that we're going to be retiring the Flixster Community site on September 30, 2014. Please note that you can still access your ratings, reviews, and quizzes on Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes using your same login. We have had so much fun building this community with you.

Thanks for all the memories,

Best Mystery Movies

  • Zodiac

    Zodiac (R, 2007)

    Mark Ruffalo, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox
    As a serial killer terrifies the San Francisco Bay Area and taunts police with his ciphers and lette... read morers, investigators in four jurisdictions search for the murderer. The case will become an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.
    • fb100002047014596
      fb100002047014596: One of the better mystery-thrillers in a while. Fincher created a movie that tried to have a real 70s tint to it, and
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • fb614682813
      fb614682813: Superbly crafted mystery wrapped in talent from all directions this is yet another tour de force from genius director
      Reviewed 8 months days ago
    • fb639192413
      fb639192413: r's best films (it would benefit from a good edit) but definitely an interesting take on the famous mystery.
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
  • Sherlock Holmes

    Sherlock Holmes (PG-13, 2009)

    Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong (II), Eddie Marsan
    The mysterious action-adventure, "Sherlock Holmes" staged by the renowned filmmaker Guy Ritchie for ... read moreWarner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. Robert Downey Jr., the legendary detective borrows its shape, and Jude Law plays Holmes' reliable Mr Watson, of Sherlock Holmes as a doctor and war veteran actively supported.
    • fb1000003924342811
      fb1000003924342811: . It's a really terrific mystery and the way the director chooses to show you Holmes' thought process whether it's in a fight
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
    • noahmax1
      noahmax1: . With sizzling visual style, a mystery drawing from all genres under the sun and a snappy pace about it, this is a Holmes adventure
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • fb100000395201932
      fb100000395201932: . Rather than being a brooding mystery thriller, this took the route of being an action-packed summer blockbuster. Not terrible, bu
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
  • The Da Vinci Code

    The Da Vinci Code (PG-13, 2006)

    Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina, Jürgen Prochnow
    The murder of a curator at the Louvre reveals a sinister plot to uncover a secret that has been prot... read moreected since the days of Christ. Only the victim's granddaughter and Robert Langdon, a famed symbologist, can untangle the clues he left behind. The two become both suspects and detectives searching for not only the murderer but also the stunning secret of the ages he was charged to protect.
  • The X-Files: I Want to Believe (The X Files 2)

    The X-Files: I Want to Believe (The X Files 2) (PG-13, 2008)

    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Xzibit
    David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprise their roles as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully with this long... read more-delayed big-screen continuation that revives the series six years after it headed off the air in 2002. Creator Chris Carter returns to direct, co-writing the script with series veteran Frank Spotnitz for 20th Century Fox. Billy Connolly, Amanda Peet and rapper Xzibit co-star in the stand-alone sequel. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
    • fb1036702119
      fb1036702119: . It was good and I liked it, but I think they gave a little too much of the mystery of Mulder and Scully away.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb1204333177
      fb1204333177: . A definite must see for any fan of CSI or the X-Files or if you like mystery and suspense.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb801020057
      fb801020057: Although not as good as it could've been, it stays true to the X-Files legacy of mystery and intrigue that makes it so unique and exciting.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Shutter Island

    Shutter Island (R, 2010)

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Max von Sydow
    Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio team up for a fourth time for this adaptation of Shutter Islan... read mored, a novel by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River). The film opens in 1954 as World War II veteran and current federal marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his new partner, Chuck (Mark Ruffalo), ferry to Shutter Island, a water-bound mental hospital housing the criminally insane. They have been asked to investigate the disappearance of Rachel Solando (Emily Mortimer), a patient admitted to the asylum after she murdered her three children. As Teddy quizzes Dr. Cawley (Ben Kingsley), the head of the institution, he begins to suspect that the authorities in charge might not be giving him the whole truth, and that a terrible fate may befall all the patients in the spooky Ward C -- a unit devoted to the most heinous of the hospital's inmates. Complicating matters further, Teddy has a secret of his own -- the arsonist who murdered his wife is incarcerated on Shutter Island. Driven to confront his wife's killer, and stranded on the island because of a hurricane, Teddy must unravel the secrets of the eerie place before succumbing to his own madness. Max von Sydow, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, and Jackie Earle Haley round out the supporting cast. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
    • fb673665653
      fb673665653: Interesting but really a mystery thriller story added onto one flew over the cuckoos nest
      Reviewed 33 days days ago
    • fb100000222539113
      fb100000222539113: . You're a fucking rat in a maze.

      "Someone is missing"

      Shutter Island is the mystery horror from Martin Scorsese. Rest of review soon
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
    • fb614682813
      fb614682813: Even though the unoriginal twist/mystery is seen coming miles away, (well within the first 15 minutes if you're paying attention), it
      Reviewed 12 months days ago
  • Brick

    Brick (R, 2006)

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nora Zehetner, Noah Fleiss, Matt O'Leary, Noah Segan
    "Brick," while taking its cues and its verbal style from the novels of Dashiell Hammett, also honors... read more the rich cinematic tradition of the hard-boiled noir mystery, here wittily and bracingly immersed in fresh territory - a modern-day Southern California neighborhood and high school. There, student Brendan Frye's piercing intelligence spares no one. Brendan is not afraid to back up his words with actions, and knows all the angles; yet he prefers to stay an outsider, and does - until the day that his ex-girlfriend, Emily reaches out to him unexpectedly and then vanishes. Brendan's feelings for her still run deep; so much so, that he becomes consumed with finding his troubled inamorata. To find her, Brendan enlists the aid of his only true peer, The Brain, while keeping the assistant vice principal only occasionally informed of what quickly becomes a dangerous investigation. Brendan's single-minded unearthing of students' secrets thrusts him headlong into the colliding social orbits of rich-girl sophisticate Laura, intimidating Tugger, substance-abusing Dode, seductive Kara, jock Brad and - most ominously - non-student The Pin. It is only by gaining acceptance into The Pin's closely guarded inner circle of crime and punishment that Brendan will be able to uncover hard truths about himself, Emily and the suspects that he is getting closer to.
    • fb100001944500499
      fb100001944500499: A wonderful noir mystery with a stone-cold, bad ass, yet sympathetic performance by Joseph Gordon Levitt. The style a
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • fb100000119075484
      fb100000119075484: .

      Brick is a fantastic mystery film that kept me guessing what was going to happen next in every scene from start to finish
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb1324036275
      fb1324036275: Succeeds as a noir/ mystery drama with good acting and solid storytelling.
      Reviewed 23 months days ago
  • Angels & Demons

    Angels & Demons (PG-13, 2009)

    Tom Hanks, Ayelet Zurer, Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård, Pierfrancesco Favino
    Angels and Demons re-teams director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks for the sequel to their internatio... read morenal blockbuster adaptation of Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code. Although the book Angels and Demons was written before the novel The Da Vinci Code, the movie transpires after the events of the earlier movie. Hanks stars as professor Robert Langdon, the most respected symbologist in the United States, who uses his knowledge in order to decode a symbol on the skin of a murder victim. The clues put him on the trail of an international conspiracy involving the Catholic Church. Ewan McGregor and Ayelet Zurer also star in the Sony Pictures production. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
    • fb100000079315810
      fb100000079315810: . Unlike the Da Vinci Code, this seemed to be more of a mystery action movie, rather than an in your face, biblical code breaking movie. A great movie with
      Reviewed 9 months days ago
    • Philliesking34
      Philliesking34: ry good,it might be even better then The Da Vici Code,it's much more on the thrilling side than,the mystery side for this movie. I love these movies so I give them both 3 and a half stars.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb1418910073
      fb1418910073: This movie was intense i loved it had all you can think of in a thriller mystery movie
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (R, 2009)

    Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Sven-Bertil Taube, Peter Haber
    A discredited journalist and a mysterious computer hacker discover that even the wealthiest families... read more have skeletons in their closets while working to solve the mystery of a 40-year-old murder. Inspired by late author Stieg Larsson's successful trilogy of books, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo gets under way as Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander are briefed in the disappearance of Harriet Vanger, whose uncle suspects she may have been killed by a member of their own family. The deeper Mikael and Lisbeth dig for the truth, however, the greater the risk of being buried alive by members of the family who will go to great lengths to keep their secrets tightly sealed. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • szul
      szul: Pretty solid mystery movie. Contemplating reading the books if I have time.
      Reviewed 20 months days ago
    • orphan58
      orphan58: . The movie becomes more of a thriller than a mystery.
      Reviewed 20 months days ago
    • Ceruleanttauri
      Ceruleanttauri: . Where's the mystery and imagination in that? This approach works better and will probably be the same w Let The
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
  • The Prestige

    The Prestige (PG-13, 2006)

    Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie
    In 1878, two young stage magicians clash in a darkened salon during the course of a fraudulent seanc... read moree. From this moment on, their lives become webs of deceit and exposure, secrets and revelations, as they feud to outwit and destroy one another. Their rivalry takes them both to the peak of their careers, but with terrible consequences.
    • fb590635421
      fb590635421: .
      Christopher Nolan's mystery thriller focuses on the growing rivalry between two illusionists in 19th century London and
      Reviewed 11 months days ago
    • fb1187151453
      fb1187151453: . Rich period murder mystery thriller. Two magicians do battle for the position of pre-eminence in turn of the last centu
      Reviewed 8 months days ago
    • fb561351698
      fb561351698: . It's ok. Warning its a slov moving mystery film
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Fracture

    Fracture (R, 2007)

    Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike, Embeth Davidtz
    When Ted Crawford discovers that his beautiful younger wife, Jennifer, is having an affair, he plans... read more her murder--the perfect murder. Among the cops arriving at the crime scene is hostage negotiator Detective Rob Nunally, the only officer permitted entry to the house. Surprisingly, Crawford readily admits to shooting his wife, but Nunally is too stunned to pay close attention when he recognizes his lover, whose true identity he never knew, lying on the floor in a pool of blood. Although Jennifer was shot at point blank range, Nunally realizes she isn't dead. Crawford is immediately arrested and arraigned after confessing--a seemingly slam-dunk case for hot shot assistant district attorney Willy Beachum, who has one foot out the door of the District Attorney's office on his way to a lucrative job in high-stakes corporate law. But nothing is as simple as it seems, including this case. Will the lure of power and a love affair with a sexy, ambitious attorney at his new firm overpower Willy's fierce drive to win, or worse, quash his code of ethics? In a tense duel of intellect and strategy, Crawford and Willy both learn that a "fracture" can be found in every ostensibly perfect facade.
    • fb734502234
      fb734502234: Nice thriller, murder mystery battle between the old and cunning and young and determined. Two great protagonists in Antho
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
    • goldtiger77311
      goldtiger77311: Anthony Hopkins gets another great rating! Here, we have a murder mystery that gives actor Ryan Gosling a role playing game of suspecting Hopkins possibly being a sus
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
    • DreamExtractor
      DreamExtractor: Fracture is worthy to be called a thriller, but not a mystery. A mystery film consists of piecing things together, such as Cold Blood or Primal Fear. In
      Reviewed 3 years days ago