Watching a mystery movie is a whole different experience. They’re often more interactive as the audience tries to solve the mystery problem presented to them in the movie. Often provided with the same clues as the characters, the audience has to try to piece the evidences together throughout the film and hope they got it right towards the end. The whole movie builds up all the way to the grand reveal, and the audience is kept on the edge of their seats!
And if you think that mystery movies are no longer fun once you know the story, you’re wrong! Once you know the ending, watching the movie becomes more enjoyable as you search for glimpses of the evidences that are hidden throughout the movie. Certain actions that the culprit does become obvious, and you notice the hidden clues in the background.
So, today, Maimovie has ranked the top 10 murder mysteries for you to watch.
Were you able to solve the mystery before the characters did?
The following list was based on Maimovie on April 26, 2022, under the “murder” and “Mystery” Keytalks. Check out the Maimovie app or website to discover more movies and shows.
2007, 1h 53m
When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl’s aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that they have little experience with this type of case, but the family wants them for two reasons—they’re not cops and they know the tough neighborhood in which they all live.
2008, 2h 21m
Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn’t her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
2007, 2h 37m
The true story of the investigation of the “Zodiac Killer”, a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for three men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.
2009, 2h 10m
A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior – both of which still haunt him decades later.
2016, 2h 36m
A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.
2009, 2h 9m
A mother lives quietly with her son. One day, a girl is brutally killed, and the boy is charged with the murder. Now, it’s his mother’s mission to prove him innocent.
2001, 2h 11m
In 1930’s England, a group of pretentious rich and famous gather together for a weekend of relaxation at a hunting resort. But when a murder occurs, each one of these interesting characters becomes a suspect.
2007, 1h 40m
A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.
2000, 1h 53m
Leonard Shelby is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty of locating his wife’s killer, however, is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare, untreatable form of short-term memory loss. Although he can recall details of life before his accident, Leonard cannot remember what happened fifteen minutes ago, where he’s going, or why.
2002, 2h 25m
John Anderton is a top ‘Precrime’ cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they’re committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.