Mystery movies are a delight to watch. But when it comes to deciding on the best mystery movies, well, that itself may be a mystery until you find the right one. Followers of suspense, thrillers and horror films will no doubt have their own ways to solve this puzzle. So here we have the 100 Best Mystery Movies for all time watch. We have compiled some information on all mystery movies to come up with the best collection you would not like to miss, Every movie on the list has been considered according to the history and development of mystery films.
Some of the movies are entirely unrealistic and futuristic, like “The Wailing” or “Bacurau,” which is about a Brazilian village that starts disappearing from maps. The future is portrayed as terribly frightening and uninviting in such mysteries as “Ghost in the Shell” and “Minority Report.” “Sicario” is based on the real-life U.S.-led war on drugs on the United States-Mexico border, and “Reversal of Fortune” draws from the story of Claus von Bulow, accused of trying to kill his socialite wife, Sunny. Some of the best are based on true crime, like “Zodiac,” which is about a killer who terrorized Northern California in the late 1960s and was never found.
The new age reflects its strength at the back of the list but only manages to squeeze four films into the top 25 among the greats. Not surprisingly, Alfred Hitchcock holds the most claim to great movie mysteries, with far and away more favourites on the list than any other director, with “Rebecca,” “Suspicion,” “The Birds,” “The 39 Steps,” “North by Northwest,” “Psycho,” “Vertigo,” and “Rear Window.” The anime collection has its own hits, like “Zootopia,” Japanese science fiction anime like “Paprika,” or the steampunk setting of “April and the Extraordinary World.” Film noir holds its own with such favourites as “The Postman Always Rings Twice” and “Double Indemnity.”
But many of the best mysteries simply tell a great story, filled with unexpected twists and witty surprises that make moviegoers want to watch them again and again. That’s why movies like “The Usual Suspects,” “Mystic River,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “The Fugitive,” “The Lives of Others,” “Chinatown,” and “Apocalypse Now” are consistent favourites.
While film genres like science fiction, horror films and romance are relatively easy to identify, there are no hard or fast rules with regards to what constitutes a thriller. Suspense and a sense of tension are key, of course. And there are generally some recurrent themes such as murder, political intrigue, conspiracy, criminal activity or psychological manipulation.