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1. Knives Out (2019)

PG-13 | 131 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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82 Metascore

A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis

Votes: 248,234 | Gross: $165.36M

2. The Pale Horse (2020– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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Is a trio of witches responsible for a series of sudden deaths or is there a rational explanation?

Stars: Georgina Campbell, Kaya Scodelario, Rufus Sewell, Kathy Kiera Clarke

Votes: 1,773

3. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

PG-13 | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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52 Metascore

When a murder occurs on the train on which he's travelling, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench

Votes: 194,767 | Gross: $102.83M

4. Jack Reacher (2012)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Thriller

7.0
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50 Metascore

A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog

Votes: 295,299 | Gross: $80.07M

5. Vera (2011– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her team face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.

Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Jon Morrison, Riley Jones, Kenny Doughty

Votes: 7,882

6. Medici (2016– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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A political family drama set in Florence in the early fifteenth century. Cosimo de Medici finds himself at the helm of his banking dynasty when his father, Giovanni, dies suddenly.

Stars: Daniel Sharman, Alessandra Mastronardi, Synnove Karlsen, Sebastian De Souza

Votes: 13,029

7. Oz (1997–2003)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

Votes: 84,762

8. The Nun (2018)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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46 Metascore

A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.

Director: Corin Hardy | Stars: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons

Votes: 106,079 | Gross: $117.45M

9. And Then There Were None (2015)

TV-14 | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Ten strangers are invited to an island by a mysterious host, and start to get killed one by one. Could one of them be the killer?

Stars: Maeve Dermody, Charles Dance, Toby Stephens, Burn Gorman

Votes: 28,539

10. The Happytime Murders (2018)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.4
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27 Metascore

When the puppet cast of a '90s children's TV show begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.

Director: Brian Henson | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph, Leslie David Baker

Votes: 21,917 | Gross: $20.71M

11. Agatha Raisin (2014– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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The Cotswolds-based PR guru turned amateur sleuth returns for a series of comedic murder-mysteries based on the books by M.C. Beaton.

Stars: Ashley Jensen, Matt McCooey, Mathew Horne, Jamie Glover

Votes: 2,447

12. Grantchester (2014– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A Cambridgeshire clergyman finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Grantchester.

Stars: Robson Green, Tessa Peake-Jones, Al Weaver, Kacey Ainsworth

Votes: 8,811

13. A Touch of Frost (1992–2010)

TV-MA | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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DI Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Sloppy, disorganized and disrespectful, he attracts trouble like a magnet.

Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, John Lyons, Arthur White

Votes: 5,923

14. Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators (2018– )

Not Rated | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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An oddball couple of private detectives named Luella Shakespeare and Frank Hathaway investigate crime in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Stars: Mark Benton, Jo Joyner, Patrick Walshe McBride, Amber Aga

Votes: 1,574

15. Brick (2005)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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72 Metascore

A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lukas Haas, Emilie de Ravin, Meagan Good

Votes: 98,275 | Gross: $2.06M

16. Ordeal by Innocence (2018)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Christmas 1954. Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence.

Stars: Morven Christie, Anthony Boyle, Christian Cooke, Bill Nighy

Votes: 6,304

17. DCI Banks (2010–2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The tenacious and stubborn DCI Banks unravels disturbing murder mysteries aided by his young assistants, DS Annie Cabbot and DI Helen Morton.

Stars: Stephen Tompkinson, Jack Deam, Andrea Lowe, Caroline Catz

Votes: 4,952

18. Horns (2013)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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46 Metascore

In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to find strange horns sprouting from his forehead.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson

Votes: 73,439 | Gross: $0.16M

19. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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65 Metascore

On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 67,455 | Gross: $74.89M

20. Summer of 84 (2018)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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57 Metascore

After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.

Directors: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell | Stars: Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery, Cory Gruter-Andrew

Votes: 28,165 | Gross: $0.09M

21. Killing Me Softly (2002)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.5
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A woman faces deadly consequences for abandoning her loving relationship with her boyfriend to pursue exciting sexual scenarios with a mysterious celebrity mountaineer.

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Heather Graham, Joseph Fiennes, Natascha McElhone, Ulrich Thomsen

Votes: 16,615

22. The Name of the Rose (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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In 1327, an enlightened friar and his young apprentice investigate a series of mysterious deaths at an abbey risking the wrath of a powerful Inquisitor. Television adaptation of Umberto Eco's novel 'The Name of the Rose'.

Stars: John Turturro, Rupert Everett, Damian Hardung, Fabrizio Bentivoglio

Votes: 2,411

23. Saving Zoë (2019)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.2
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The high school freshman kid sister of the murdered Zoë finds her diary, which sheds new light on the murder missed by the police. She investigates.

Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt | Stars: Laura Marano, Vanessa Marano, Chris Tavarez, Giorgia Whigham

Votes: 1,070

24. Phenomena (1985)

R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery

6.8
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57 Metascore

A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi, Fiore Argento

Votes: 21,823

25. The Mallorca Files (2019– )

45 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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A British and German detective clashing over how to police the Spanish island of Mallorca.

Stars: Elen Rhys, Julian Looman, María Fernández Ache, Tábata Cerezo

Votes: 340

26. Snake Eyes (1998)

R | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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52 Metascore

A shady police detective finds himself in the middle of a murder conspiracy at an important boxing match in an Atlantic City casino.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinise, John Heard, Carla Gugino

Votes: 73,404 | Gross: $55.59M

27. Ringu (1998)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

7.2
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A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani, Yûko Takeuchi, Hitomi Satô

Votes: 60,759

28. Borgia (2011–2014)

TV-MA | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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Story of the rise and the fall of the Renaissance dynasty.

Stars: Mark Ryder, Isolda Dychauk, Diarmuid Noyes, John Doman

Votes: 5,657

29. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

PG-13 | 109 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

6.8
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65 Metascore

When assorted people start having inexplicable delusions that lead to their deaths, a teenage Sherlock Holmes (Nicholas Rowe) decides to investigate.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Nicholas Rowe, Alan Cox, Sophie Ward, Anthony Higgins

Votes: 18,298 | Gross: $19.74M

30. Eerie (2018)

101 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

4.7
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When a student's suicide rattles an all-girls Catholic school, a clairvoyant guidance counselor leans on a ghost to uncover the convent's abusive past.

Director: Mikhail Red | Stars: Bea Alonzo, Charo Santos-Concio, Jake Cuenca, Maxene Magalona

Votes: 1,550

31. Looking Glass (I) (2018)

R | 103 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.5
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33 Metascore

A couple buy a desert motel where they find that strange, mysterious events occur.

Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Robin Tunney, Marc Blucas, Jacque Gray

Votes: 4,723

32. Fermat's Room (2007)

Not Rated | 89 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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4 mathematicians are invited to solve an enigma. Once there, they're locked in a mechanically shrinking room and given 1 minute to solve each puzzle via cellphone while also figuring out why they're there.

Directors: Luis Piedrahita, Rodrigo Sopeña | Stars: Alejo Sauras, Elena Ballesteros, Lluís Homar, Santi Millán

Votes: 18,478

33. Deep Water (2016)

Not Rated | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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When a young gay man is brutally murdered near Bondi Beach, Detectives Tori Lustigman and Nick Manning are assigned to investigate. After more bodies are found, Tori links the deaths to a series of murders of gay men in the 1980s and '90s.

Stars: Noah Taylor, Yael Stone, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Danielle Cormack

Votes: 2,538

34. Death Comes to Pemberley (2013)

TV-14 | 180 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married, are preparing for their annual ball when festivities are brought to an abrupt halt. An adaptation of PD James's homage to Pride and Prejudice.

Stars: Matthew Rhys, Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Goode, Trevor Eve

Votes: 6,094

35. Gemini (II) (2017)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.4
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71 Metascore

A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant and her Hollywood starlet boss. As the assistant unravels the mystery, she must confront her own understanding of friendship, truth and celebrity.

Director: Aaron Katz | Stars: Lola Kirke, Zoë Kravitz, John Cho, Greta Lee

Votes: 4,114 | Gross: $0.20M

36. Tightrope (1984)

R | 114 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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61 Metascore

New Orleans single dad and cop Wes Block (Clint Eastwood) goes after a serial rapist-killer, but when he gets too close to the target, the hunter suddenly becomes the hunted.

Director: Richard Tuggle | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Geneviève Bujold, Dan Hedaya, Alison Eastwood

Votes: 14,957 | Gross: $48.14M

37. Up! (1976)

X | 80 min | Comedy

5.9
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This kicks off with the murder of one Adolf Schwartz (who bears a striking resemblance to another famous Adolf) by placing a ravenous piranha fish in his bathtub. Who did it? No-one knows ... See full summary »

Director: Russ Meyer | Stars: Raven De La Croix, Robert McLane, Janet Wood, Candy Samples

Votes: 2,641

38. Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (2016)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

8.4
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A police officer retires after an accident during a case investigation. Years later, he is forced to relive the past as he narrates the story to his friend's son.

Director: Karthick Naren | Stars: Rahman, Prakash Raghavan, Sharath Kumar, Santhosh Krishna

Votes: 10,029

39. A Soldier's Story (1984)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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66 Metascore

An African American officer investigates a murder in a racially charged situation in World War II.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Adolph Caesar, Art Evans, David Alan Grier

Votes: 8,396 | Gross: $21.82M

40. Dangerous Attraction (2000)

94 min | Mystery, Thriller

3.7
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A successful ad agency woman finds herself in a dangerous power struggle, back-dropped by murder, when she begins to uncover the true identity of the two men she is dating.

Director: Penelope Buitenhuis | Stars: Linden Ashby, Rae Dawn Chong, Andrea Roth, Ian Tracey

Votes: 332

41. Life Is Strange (2015 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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An awkward photography student named Max discovers her ability to rewind time, and reunites with her estranged best friend Chloe to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a local girl.

Directors: Raoul Barbet, Michel Koch | Stars: Hannah Telle, Ashly Burch, Nik Shriner, Dani Knights

Votes: 8,714

42. Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Bone to Pick (2015 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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When Aurora, or Roe, Teagarden's acquaintance from the hobby group, "Real Murders", dies, Roe is bequeathed a big old house and a small fortune. Roe soon discovers that her generous ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Wood | Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Lexa Doig, Marilu Henner, Bruce Dawson

Votes: 1,517

43. This Gun for Hire (1942)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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When assassin Philip Raven shoots a blackmailer and his beautiful female companion dead, he is paid off in marked bills by his treasonous employer who is working with foreign spies.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar

Votes: 7,899

44. Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery (2015 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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A librarian who hosts a murder mystery book club at work finds people connected to the group are being killed off one by one like crimes in some of the books they read, based on real murders.

Director: Martin Wood | Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Lexa Doig, Marilu Henner, Robin Dunne

Votes: 1,381

45. Spoor (2017)

Not Rated | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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61 Metascore

Janina Duszejko, an elderly woman, lives alone in the Klodzko Valley where a series of mysterious crimes are committed. Duszejko is convinced that she knows who or what is the murderer, but nobody believes her.

Directors: Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik | Stars: Agnieszka Mandat, Wiktor Zborowski, Jakub Gierszal, Patricia Volny

Votes: 3,940

46. Murder at 1600 (1997)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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47 Metascore

A young woman is murdered in the White House. Homicide detective Regis/W.Snipes investigates while Secret Service works against him. He's assigned agent Chance/D.Lane. She eventually cooperates after a man's framed.

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane, Daniel Benzali, Dennis Miller

Votes: 27,574 | Gross: $25.83M

47. Thunderheart (1992)

R | 119 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard, Graham Greene, Fred Ward

Votes: 13,322 | Gross: $22.66M

48. Sleepless (2001)

R | 117 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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An older, retired police detective and a young amateur sleuth team up to find a serial killer who's resumed a killing spree in Turin, Italy after a 17-year period.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Max von Sydow, Stefano Dionisi, Chiara Caselli, Gabriele Lavia

Votes: 6,096

49. Jesse Stone: Stone Cold (2005 TV Movie)

R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Jesse Stone (Selleck) is a New England police chief investigating a series of murders, in an adaptation of Robert B. Parker's novel.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Tom Selleck, Jane Adams, Reg Rogers, Viola Davis

Votes: 5,301

50. Dead Over Heels: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery (2017 TV Movie)

84 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Librarian and real crime buff Aurora Roe Teagarden never liked Detective Sergeant Jack Burns. She also never wanted to see him dead, but when he winds up murdered, she can't help but get involved.

Director: Terry Ingram | Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Yannick Bisson, Marilu Henner, Lexa Doig

Votes: 980



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