What is a mystery movie?
The mystery movies often revolve around the solution of a problem, the relationship between the perpetrator of the sequence of mysterious events or the mysteries.
Mystery films mainly focus on solving a crime or a puzzle and make the audiences curious by hiding important causes.
Generally, the expectations and forecasts of the audiences are readjusted and delayed on every new event until the end of the movie. By doing this, filmmakers deliberately provoke the mind of the audiences and create mental engagement.
Also, mystery films often use the power of sound from an unseen source to engage the audience's interest or manipulate the expectations of the audiences like in horror movies.
At the end of these films, many questions are answered but some of them are left to the mystery movie audiences.
Early mystery films date back to the silent period of cinema. Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1903) is considered the first example of such detective-mystery films. Let us give some information about the best mystery movies before you can see them. In genres that depend on mystery and suspense for their effects, the narrative often withholds information, forcing us to fill in the gaps, teasing and tempting us with possible solutions to mysteries that are not completely resolved until the end of the film.
What mystery films that this list includes?
This is a very broad genre and it is possible to include many sub-genres like; murder-mystery, crime-mystery, horror-mystery, mystery-thriller, drama-mystery, psychological-thriller-mystery, detective movies etc. Due to having many sub-genres, there are plenty of popular mystery movie examples. We've decided that it is more appropriate to make an archive-wide collection rather than 5-10 top-rated list of the must-see mystery movies.
Although this is a large movie list, you can narrow your search with corresponding IMDb rating or production year by doing this you can still find the top mystery movies of the year that you choose. We continuously expand the list by adding new mysterious films in order to make this up to date.
Dr.Hannibal Lecter ~ Silence of the Lambs (1991)
What are the best mysterious movies of all time?
This large size list of films includes many great popular and modern masterpieces of the mystery movie genre you must see. Almost every list or group, in any case, have the most shining star. Of course, the term "the best movies" is naturally a subjective opinion, then the answer to this question will be also our subjective answer. Although we carefully select all the great movies, we can say that these are our favourite mystery movies of all time in an unordered list.
The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) - Truly a psychological mystery masterpiece. One out of three of the movies that have won the Big Five Academy Awards.
The Master of Thriller/Mystery Movies: David Fincher
Speaking of mystery films, David Fincher has to make room for himself. He has produced many outstanding examples of this genre and almost all movies should be watched if you really like mystery genre. Some of the Fincher's great movies are; The Game (1997) starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn, Zodiac (2007) is about Zodiac killer in San Francisco, Gone Girl (2014), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and the great Se7en (1995) movie with 8.6 IMDb rating.