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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 thrilling, enchanting, and, more often than not, get you more adrenaline. This film category can deal with various subjects like murder, crime, mysterious cases, etc. Watching them could be terrifying but also exciting.

20 Best Mystery Movies to Watch Right Now

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

1. Gone Girl (2014)

Ben Affleck stars in Gone Girl (2014).

Gone Girlis a romantic mystery movie 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, complaining 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 indicate that this is not an ordinary case but a murder crime. There must be something he doesn't know. 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 directed by Christopher Nolan. Dom Cobb, Arthur,and Nash 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 has to fight against their subconscious instincts and 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; he has a beautiful wife and a lovely daughter. However, the ambitious Adrian does not cherish the hard-won life before 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 older adult. The older man takes Laura's broken car home to repair, and the older man is the father of the person the two killed in that car accident.

4. Shutter Island (2010)

Leonardo DiCaprio plays Teddy Daniels in Shutter Island.

It's one of the best murder mystery movies of all time. It is based on the novel written by Dennis Lehane. In 1954, federal police officer Teddy and his partner Chuck went to Shutter Island to investigate a mysterious disappearance case. Rachel, a female prisoner who kills her children, mysteriously escapes from a heavily guarded prison and hides on 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).

This is a terrific mystery movie directed by Christopher Smith with a leading female role. Jess, a single mother, is on a cruise with a group of friends, but she has a nagging feeling that something terrible will happen. Soon they encounter a strong storm at sea. The boat capsized, and the people fell into the sea. After several struggles, they managed to climb to the boat's wreckage. Then, a huge cruise ship comes slowly toward them. This ship is a mysterious one that 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 of the excellent mystery movies released in 1999. Jack is an employee of a large automobile company, 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 became good friends and founded the "fight club," where people fought 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 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, directed and written by Christopher Nolan, is considered one of the best murder mystery movies. At 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 lovely. 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 finds himself in another person's identity. Just as he is confused, the train 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 can figure out what is going on, he is put on the train again. After this, he finally realizes he's on a mission, investigating the Chicago train bombing to find the terrorist and locate his next target.

9. Now You See Me (2013)

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Now You See Me was a blockbuster in 2013, directed by Edward Ricourt. An unprecedented magic show occurs in Las Vegas 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 was 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 help them secretly. An article in the West German newspaper Der Spiegel has caught the attention of the chief spy, who believes that 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 news magazine, is assigned 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, meeting a server named Christine. But after a variety of pranks, Michael has found that this series of bizarre events is a complex 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 a tremendous 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. The seven deadly sins of human nature in Catholic teaching are Gluttony, greed, sloth, jealousy, pride, lust, and anger. 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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One of the excellent murder mystery movies mixed with elements of crime and gangster. Richie, the 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 suspicious of them.

18. The Hitcher (2007)

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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 or way to prove his identity other than a Swiss bank account on his hip. He is on his way to finding 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 the 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 their category suggests, are full of mysterious happenings. It is one of our instincts to explore something beyond our knowledge. I hope you will like the movies listed above.

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