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20 Best Mystery Movies to Watch Right Now

20 Best Mystery Movies to Watch Right Now

We all know that mystery movies are trilling, enchanting and more often than not, get you more adrenaline. This category of movies can deal with various subjects like a murder, crime, mysterious case and so on. Watching them could be terrifying but also exciting.

20 Best Mystery Movies to Watch Right Now

Today, I have made this list of 20 Best Mystery Movies to Watch Right Now for you. They are:




1. Gone Girl (2014)


Ben Affleck stars in Gone Girl (2014).

Gone Girl is one of romantic mystery movies or in other words a mystery date movie. On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne goes to his sister Margo's bar, and complains about his wife and entirely hopeless marriage. When he returns home, he finds signs of violence in the living room and his wife is missing. Detective Rhonda Bonney arrives to investigate, and the clues left at the scene seem to indicate that this is not an ordinary case, but a murder crime that may be hidden behind the love between husband and wife. Amy's disappearance soon becomes known throughout the country.



2. Inception (2010)


Leonardo DiCaprio plays Dom Cobb in Inception (2010)

Inception is one of the best mystery thriller movies and is directed by Christopher Nolan. Dom Cobb, Arthur and Nash take aim at Japanese energy tycoon Saito but fail. Saito catches Cobb to help him break up his rival's company, by taking drastic measures to plant in the deep subconscious of his only heir, Robert Fischer the idea of abandoning the family business and striking out on his own. To return to the United States, Cobb secretly turns to his father-in-law, Miles. In the progressive dream, Cobb not only has to fight against the subconscious instincts, but also has to face the destruction of his late wife. The reality is far more dangerous than expected.



3. The Invisible Guest (2016)


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The Invisible Guest is one of the good Spanish thriller mystery movies. Adrian runs a technology company. The business is thriving, and he has a beautiful wife and a lovely daughter. However, the ambitious Adrian does not cherish the hard-won life in front of him. He and a female photographer named Laura have a love affair. After a date someday the two people drive to leave their villa but are involved in a car crash. Later, Laura meets a kind old man. The old man takes Laura's broken car home to repair and the old man is the father of the person the two kills in that car accident.



4. Shutter Island (2010)


Leonardo DiCaprio plays Teddy Daniels in Shutter Island.


This is one of the best murder mystery movies of all time. It is based on the novel written by Dennis Lehane. In 1954, the federal police officer Teddy and his partner Chuck go to the Shutter Island to investigate a mysterious disappearance case. Rachel, a female prisoner who kills her own children, mysteriously escapes from a heavily guarded prison and hides in the island. Suspecting that the prison's chief psychiatrist, John Cowley is hiding something, Teddy reveals to Chuck that his real purpose is to find the caretaker who set fire to his wife Dolores and exposes the U.S. government's use of mentally ill prisoners for human science experiments. But as the investigation deepens, the truth becomes more and more mysterious.



5. Triangle (2009)


Melissa George stars in Triangle (2009).


Directed by Christopher Smith, this movie is a special mystery movie with a female leading role. Jess, a single mother, is on a cruise with a group of friends, but she has a nagging feeling that something bad is going to happen. Soon they encounter a strong storm at sea. The boat has capsized, and the people fall into the sea. After several struggles they have managed to climb to the wreckage of the boat. Then, a huge cruise ship comes slowly towards them. This ship is a mysterious one which was reported missing in 1930, and it is empty.



6. Fight Club (1999)


Brad Pitt plays Tyler Durden in Fight Club.


Fight Club is one the good mystery movies released in 1999. Jack is an employee of a large automobile company and suffers from severe insomnia and is full of hatred for everything around him. By chance, he meets Tyler, a soap dealer, a ruffian hero who is of rebellion, cruelty and violence. The two become good friends, and have founded the "fight club" where people fight against each other without protection. The club has attracted more and more people, and is gradually developing into a national underground body. Tyler, with his own personal charm, has attracted many blind believers. Members of the club have fought and vandalized everywhere and Tyler himself becomes increasingly frantic.



7. The Prestige (2006)


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The Prestige is directed and written by Christopher Nolan and is considered as one of the best murder mystery movies. In the end of the 19th century, people are not fully aware of science, so Angier and Bordon's magic tricks have become famous in London. Angier was born into a noble family, and his magic is wonderful. But Borden grows from poverty. The two are good friends but now they are competing with each other to become the top magician. However, a secret murder is being plotted without notice.



8. Source Code (2011)


Jake Gyllenhaal stars in Source Code.


Captain Colter Stevens, a U.S. Air Force pilot on a mission in Afghanistan, wakes up suddenly and finds himself on a speeding train. A stranger woman Christiana is talking with him. Cole does not know why he is on the train, and he finds himself in the identity of another person. Just as he is confused, the train suddenly explodes... He wakes up again and finds himself in a confined space chamber, where a female officer Goodwin is talking to him via video and asking him to report what has happened on the train. Before Colter could figure out what is going on, he is put on the train again. After this, he finally realizes that he's on a mission, investigating the Chicago train bombing to find the terrorist and locates his next target.



9. Now You See Me (2013)


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Now You See Me is directed by Edward Ricourt and is a blockbuster in 2013. In Las Vegas, an unprecedented magic show is taking place in the luxurious performance hall, Four magicians, Daniel Atlas, Henley Reeves, Jack Wilder and Merritt McGinney, under the eyes of many, have stolen 3.5 million euros from a French bank. This has caused a sensation all over the world. FBI agent Rod and Interpol Elma del Rey are ordered to investigate the four, but find nothing. In desperation, they have to turn to the famous magician Bradley.



10. The Lives of Others (2006)


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In East Germany in 1984, the society is under the heavy hand of the National Security Agency. Agent Wiesler is ordered to spy on the lives of the playwright Dreyman and his girlfriend. Wiesler gradually becomes interested in the family's life and begins to secretly help them. An article in the West German newspaper Der Spiegel has caught the attention of the chief spy, who believesthat Dreyman has written the article, and arrests Christa in the hope that she would reveal her husband's secret. And it is Wiesler who will be interrogating her.



11. The Life of David Gale (2003)


Kate Winslet plays Bitsey Bloom in The Life of David Gale.


Bitsey Bloom, a well-known reporter for a New York newsmagazine, is given an assignment to interview David Gale, a man on death row. Gale is set to be executed at 6 p.m. Friday for the rape and murder of Constance Haraway. Bloom will be interviewing and documenting the last three days of Gale's life. Gale has refused to do so. Bloom is initially indifferent to the task, but when she meets Gale, she discovers that the case is not as easy as expected.



12. The Game (1997)


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Billionaire Nicholas Van Orton has received a CRS club game card as a gift from his brother for his 48th birthday. Michael is curious, and gradually into the game, and thereby meets a waitress Christine. But after a variety of pranks, Michael has found that this series of bizarre events are not a simple game. His life is being dragged to the abyss.



13. The Sixth Sense (1999)


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Malcolm is a famous child psychologist, but also has a patient who has never been cured, and even gets shot because of it. This brings great psychological shadow to Malcolm. A year later he finds another boy with symptoms similar to this patient named Cole. Cole is not easy to approach, but Malcolm slowly gains his trust and learns of Cole's secret. It turns out Cole has a sixth sense and can see ghosts.



14. Mulholland Dr. (2001)


Naomi Watts and Laura Harring star in Mulholland Dr.

The Mulholland road of late night witnesses a car accident. A woman named Rita lost her memory because of this car accident. She stumbles into an apartment to hide in.



15. Se7en (1995)


Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman star in Se7en.


This movie is classic and one of the best mystery movies on Netflix. Gluttony, greed, sloth, jealousy, pride, lust, and anger are the seven deadly sins of human nature in Catholic teaching. A spate of killings in the city has happened to be perpetrated by people who have committed these sins. Two detectives are going to find out who is behind these murders.



16. The Outfit (2022)


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This is one of the good murder mystery movies mixed with elements about crime and gangster. Richie, son of gangster Roy, and his deputy Francis break into the store one night. Richie is seriously wounded. Threatened by Francis, Leonard attends to Richie's wounds and brings him back from the brink of death, but at the same time, he is caught in the middle of the mob family's feud.



17. Arlington Road (1999)


Jeff Bridges plays Michael Faraday in Arlington Road.


Michael Faraday is a history professor at George Washington University, raising his 9-year-old son alone with his former FBI agent wife, who has recently died on duty. Recently, a new family has moved in across the street from Michael's house, Oliver and Cheryl. Michael is always suspecious of them.



18. The Hitcher (2007)


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This is a good mystery movie on the danger of hitchhiking. Summer vacation is coming. A college student Grace Andrews and her boyfriend Jim Halsey plan to take a romantic road trip to Mexico. John Ryder, an unusual passer-by, asks for a ride. The two college students, though hesitant, have agreed to John's request.



19. The Bourne Identity (2002)


Matt Damon plays Jason Bourne in The Bourne Identity.


Jason Bourne is rescued from the sea in Italy with no memory and no way to prove his identity other than a Swiss bank account on his hip. He is on his way to find his identity but danger is everywhere for him.



20. Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Reunited and It Feels So Deadly (2020)


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This movie is from Hallmark movies and mystery collection. and can be seen as a good murder mystery movie. Aurora's high school reunion turns deadly when a body is found in the hotel pool. Aurora and her Real Murders Club help investigate which classmate was most likely to kill.


Mysterious movies, as its category suggest, are full of mysterious happenings. It is one of our instincts to explore something that is beyond our knowledge. Hope you will like the movies listed above.