Mystery Movies and Series: The best ones to keep your mind running and looking for clues. List of top 10 thrillers.


What’s better than watching a mystery movie if you’re a fanatic for these things? From Holmes’ characteristics to Dr. Reid’s high IQ, everything can be put up together to watch an amazing mystery movie and solve things simultaneously.

If you’re looking for something like this, something crazy, unsolved, brainy, and mysterious, then no need to worry because we’ve made a list already.

The silence of the lambs:


It was released in 1991.
Cast includes Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons, and Lawrence T. Wrentz
IMDb rating: 8.6/10
Have won 5 Oscars.

The movie is a timeless classic and always had a big impact on people. The movie revolves around Clarice Starling, an FBI trainee who has to solve a murder but the only way to solve it is by taking help from a serial killer and cannibal known as Lecter. The conversations for finding clues about the new murderer make it a very psychologically twisted game of Lecter’s own. Whatever happens but the only thing that should be kept in your mind is that Clarice is losing her time as she has to find the Buffalo Killer before he makes his next kill.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery


It was released in 2022.
Cast includes Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr.,
Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson,
Dave Bautista, Ana de Armas.
IMDb rating: 7.1/10
The movie was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 95th Academy Awards.

It’s another addition to the universe of mystery movies, a sequel to the 2019 movie ” Knives Out”. The movie revolves around Benoit Blanc who’s played by Daniel Craig. The whole plot is about a murder that wasn’t an accidental death. It’s the family which is being held suspect and as time passes things begin to unravel. If you’re someone who likes twists and thrills, then this sequel should definitely be in your must-watch list.



It was released in 2022.
Caste includes Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgard, and Justin Long.
IMDb rating: 7/10
The movie received the Critics Choice Super Award for Best Horror Movie in 2023 and got nominations in a lot of award categories.

Come for a night. Stay forever. If you’re looking for a good horror movie with a culty vibe then this is the best choice. The movie’s trailer doesn’t give out what the movie is actually about, and isn’t it the best thing? Unknown about what actually will happen. The movie happens In a rental which is booked by two people. Not only this but strange things start happening, resulting in utter chaos and mysteries. The house is not a simple one, with a basement and hidden corridors, opening up secrets of the past where you get introduced by a scary deformed ‘ Mother ‘. Movies throw light upon violence, and abuse in a very gory way.

Get out


It was released in 2017.
Cast includes: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Catherine Keener
IMDb rating: 7.7/10
The movie was one of the most profitable movies released in 2017 and was listed in the top 10 movies of the year by American Film Institute.
The movie received five nominations which include the 23rd Critics’ Choice Awards with one nomination, the 75th Golden Globe Awards with two nominations, and two at the 71st British Academy Film Awards.

Just because you’re invited doesn’t mean you’re welcome. Get Out movie focuses on the interracial relationship of an African American man named Chris who goes on a date to his White girlfriend’s residence. The movie takes a scary turn when Chris gets to know the dark secrets of the family involved in torturing the black bodies. Will Chris Espace from the date alive or will he be the next victim of these gruesome crimes?



It was released in 1995.
The cast includes Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, and John C. McGinley.
IMDb rating: 8.6/10
The movie is said to be the highest-performing movie of 1995 and was nominated for Oscars.

Seven deadly sins as the inspiration for gruesome murders. This psychological thriller revolves around the psychotic serial killer and his capture by two detectives. The movie is full of disturbing dark gory elements. The killer kills people in the way of the Seven deadly sins and for that, the detectives have to get inside the crazy killer’s head. The movie made a lot of people depressed with the dark work but either way, it’s one of the finest movies in this category. An unforgettable one for sure.

Gone girl


It was released in 2014.
The cast includes Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Carrie Coon, and Tyler Perry.
IMDb rating: 8.1/10
This movie won the 2015 People’s choice awards for the Favourite thriller movie with Nomination at the Oscars and BAFTA for best performance by Actress and best adapted Screenplay.

This movie is a novel adaptation by Gillian Flynn. It revolves around the disappearance of the wife on the couple’s 5th anniversary and none other than the husband is held suspect for the crime. The movie is full of unexpectedness and chaos with more mystery, making the movie more thrilling. You’ll keep guessing for this one as it’s hidden what will actually happen and Who’s actually responsible for Amy’s disappearance.

Spirited Away


It was released in 2001.
The cast includes Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Takashi Naito, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Tsunehiko Kamijō, Takehiko Ono, and Bunta Sugawara.
IMDb rating: 8.6/10
Spirited Away received an Oscar for Best Animated Movie in 2023.

This movie revolves around Chihiro who’s a 10-year-old, while moving to a new town her family finds a tunnel and after that an amusement park. Chihiro later finds out her parents are turned into pigs by an evil witch and she is with her new friend. The amusement park turns out to be an evil place with spirits. Will Chihiro with her new friend be able to save her parents and others from the evil witch?

Sherlock (series)


It was released in 2010 and has 4 seasons.
The cast includes: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Rupert Graves, Una Stubbs, Mark Gatiss, Louise Brealey, Andrew Scott, and Amanda Abbington
IMDb rating: 9.1/10
The series has received a lot of love and has won 9 primetime Emmys and was nominated for Emmys, BAFTAs, and a Golden Globe award.

With endless adaptations of Sherlock Holmes, this one stands on the top. The series is set in the modern period so our Sherlock has been modernized too but it didn’t lose its ethics. Sherlock is portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch and John Watson by Martin Freeman. The story is different from the classic ones and has amazing and well-crafted storylines. With great humor and endless thrilling moments, this series is a must-watch.

True Detective (series)


It was released in 2014 and has 3 seasons. The fourth season is said to release in 2023.
The Cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts, Tory Kittle, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, Kelly Reilly, Vince Vaughn, Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo, Stephen Dorff, Scoot McNairy, Ray Fisher including other actors.
IMDb rating: 8.9/10
This series won BAFTA in 2015 and has also won 5 Primetime Emmys with several other nominations.

This series is brilliant, with the storyline, casting, and environment, it’s packed with perfection. The investigator of a murder brings back two old detectives together again. With the best performances and a touch of violence, this slow-paced but gripping and highly interesting series is a must-watch. Fans say that season 1 was the best, season 2 didn’t live up to the hype and 3rd one was worth watching. Let’s see if the upcoming 4th season is worth the wait. Till then stream the old seasons and catch up with this brilliant series.



It was released in 2017 and has 2 seasons.
The c ast includes: Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Hannah Gross, Cotter Smith, Anna Torv, Stacey Roca, Cameron Britton, Michael Cerveris, Joe Tuttle, Lauren Glazier, Albert Jones, Sierra McClain, June Carryl
IMDb rating: 8.6/10
This series was nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys and has received a lot of praise.

If you’re interested in psychology and profiling then this show is worth it. Interviewing serial killers, knowing what happened and what made them do what they did, is a brilliant series. You’ll see some episodes which include many popular serial killers like BTK, the son of Sam, Mason, etc.

The curiosity of why, what, and how, is the life of this show. This suspenseful drama includes the mind study and gets you to know about these killers’ psyches. Two FBI agents and their way of profiling, digging into the minds of these brutal killers, and studying them to make things easier to catch such criminals in the future. Some stories make you hate the killer even more, and some make you sympathize with them. Are you ready to wander in these killers’ minds?

These are some of the best movies and series for crime addicts so get your cup of coffee and your mind ready to watch these recommendations.