9 Murder Mystery Films Guaranteed to Keep You On the Edge of Your Seat

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Films with a tense plot and an unexpected ending.

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair starring Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey has never been more enigmatic than in this mini-series.

He plays a role of a writer Harry Quebert, who is unexpectedly accused of a murder committed over 30 years ago. The victim is a 15-year-old girl. His young colleague Marcus Goldman, suffering from lack of inspiration and wishing not only to save his friend, but also to spice up his dull life, is going to help the protagonist.

Searching starring John Cho

Sometimes the conflict between parents and children turns into tragedy. And then the parents have no other choice but to go out of their way to help their kids. In this film, the hero tries to uncover the truth about the disappearance of his 16-year-old daughter. His investigation reveals just how little he knew about her.

However, the mystery of the missing girl is simultaneously investigated by the police, and the detective has a personal interest in making sure it goes the wrong way...

Regression Starring Emma Watson

Emmy Watson's character reveals to detectives a family secret that seems to involve terrifying satanic rituals. It is unsettling even for an experienced detective.

The finale is so unexpected that viewers have no chance of staying indifferent.

Wind River starring Jeremy Renner

Another complicated and truly dangerous murder investigation.

This time a Native American girl is murdered. The circumstances of her mysterious death are investigated by a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agent living in the Wind River Indian Reservation (Jeremy Renner) and an FBI agent who just arrived on the scene (Elizabeth Olsen). Few people believe in their success, but the heroes still manage to bring the case to an end.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo starring Daniel Craig

A film adaptation of the book by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson, in which a journalist (Daniel Craig) begins an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of a young girl.

She has been missing for over 40 years and now her relative, a wealthy Swedish industrialist, wants to find out the truth. Along with Craig's character, 24-year-old hacker Lisbeth Salander tries to get to the bottom of the truth. Together they work their way through family secrets and unravel the mystery.

Side Effects starring Jude Law

A psychological thriller in which the main characters are not who they say they are.

A young woman is being treated by a psychiatrist (Jude Law) for depression. In an attempt to help his patient, he prescribes her an experimental drug. However, because of that, the woman commits a terrible crime in her sleep. The doctor has to find out how that was possible and whether his patient is really so innocent.

All the Money in the World starring Mark Wahlberg

Another story about the missing person. This time a teenager, whose grandfather is an oil tycoon and one of the richest men on the planet, is kidnapped.

However, he is not in a rush to give up his money and pay criminals millions of dollars. So the mother of the child asks a former CIA operative to investigate the case. He has to save the teenager no matter what.

Shutter Island starring Leonardo DiCaprio

In the 1950s, a female patient disappears from a hospital for the criminally insane located on a remote island.

Two U.S. Marshals are sent to investigate the circumstances of her escape. After arriving on the sinister island they begin to reveal the terrible secrets of the lives of its inhabitants... The thriller directed by Martin Scorsese with a stunning performance of Leonardo DiCaprio is so interesting that you will not be able to take your eyes off the screen.

Secret in Their Eyes starring Nicole Kidman

This film is a remake of the Argentine-Spanish film of the same name, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2009.

The movie begins with a gruesome murder – the daughter of Detective Jessica Cobb is found dead. However, the investigation into this murder comes to a standstill, and it takes 13 years for Jessica's colleague, Detective Ray Casten, to get back to it. However, his interest in the case reveals some very shocking details and demonstrates him just how sophisticated revenge can be.