Best Mystery Movies of 1966

1.

Blow-Up

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. But in the course of a single day he accidentally captures on film the commission of a murder. The fact that he has photographed a murder does not occur to him until he studies and then blows up his negatives, uncovering details, blowing up smaller and smaller elements, and finally putting the puzzle together.

Starring: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle, Veruschka von Lehndorff, Jane Birkin, Gillian Hills, Peter Bowles, Julian Chagrin, Claude Chagrin ..
Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni
Release date: 1966-12-18
2.

Seconds

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

A secret organisation offers wealthy people a second chance at life. The customer picks out someone they want to be and the organisation surgically alters the customer to look like the intended person, stages the customer's death, gets rid of the intended person and the customer takes on a new life.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Salome Jens, John Randolph, Will Geer, Jeff Corey, Richard Anderson, Murray Hamilton, Karl Swenson, Khigh Dhiegh, Frances Reid ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1966-10-05
3.

Torn Curtain

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

During the Cold War, an American scientist appears to defect to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the formula for a resin solution, but the plan goes awry when his fiancee, unaware of his motivation, follows him across the border.

Starring: Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Günter Strack, Hansjörg Felmy, Ludwig Donath, Wolfgang Kieling, Mort Mills, Carolyn Conwell, Gisela Fischer, Norbert Schiller ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1966-07-13
4.

Harper

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

Harper is a cynical private eye in the best tradition of Bogart. He even has Bogie's Baby hiring him to find her missing husband, getting involved along the way with an assortment of unsavory characters and an illegal-alien smuggling ring.

Starring: Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris, Arthur Hill, Janet Leigh, Pamela Tiffin, Robert Wagner, Robert Webber, Shelley Winters, Harold Gould ..
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1966-02-22
5.

The Ghost & Mr. Chicken

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Luther Heggs, a typesetter for the town newspaper, pitches an idea for a story about a local haunted house where a famous murder/suicide occurred 20 years earlier. After the editor assigns Luther to spend one night alone in the mansion, Heggs has a number of supernatural encounters and writes a front page story that makes him a hometown hero...until the nephew of the deceased sues him for libel.

Starring: Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Liam Redmond, Dick Sargent, Skip Homeier, Reta Shaw, Lurene Tuttle, Philip Ober, Harry Hickox, Charles Lane ..
Directed by: Alan Rafkin
Release date: 1966-01-20
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6.

Evening Primrose

3.5
7.5/10 IMDB

A young poet gets the brilliant idea to live in a department store, hiding by day, and courting his muse by night where it's quiet, and he can have all his needs met. But, to his surprise, he learns his brilliant idea's not exactly original; there are other residents who dodge the night watchmen, and who keep their existence secret at all costs. And one of them is a young woman who wants to leave, but is too frightened to go. And Charles finds that he wants to show her the larger world outside.

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Charmian Carr, Dorothy Stickney, Larry Gates, Margaret Bannerman, Margaret Barker, Leonard Elliott, Michael Meola, Dorothy Sands, Margaretta Warwick ..
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Release date: 1966-11-16
7.

The Man Called Flintstone

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

In this feature-length film based on the "Flintstones" TV show, secret agent Rock Slag is injured during a chase in Bedrock. Slag's chief decides to replace the injured Slag with Fred Flintstone, who just happens to look like him. The trip takes Fred to Paris and Rome, which is good for Wilma, Barney, and Betty, but can Fred foil the mysterious Green Goose's evil plan for a destructive missile without letting his wife and friends in on his secret?

Starring: Paul Frees, Harvey Korman, Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl, Gerry Johnson, June Foray, Gerry Johnson, Don Messick, Janet Waldo ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1966-08-03
8.

The Deadly Affair

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

Charles Dobbs is a British secret agent investigating the apparent suicide of Foreign Office official Samuel Fennan. Dobbs suspects that Fennan's wife, Elsa, a survivor of a Nazi Germany extermination camp, might have some clues, but other officials want Dobbs to drop the case. So Dobbs hires a retiring inspector, Mendel, to quietly make inquiries. Dobbs isn't at all sure as there are a number of anomalies that simply can't be explained away. Dobbs is also having trouble at home with his errant wife, whom he very much loves, having frequent affairs. He's also pleased to see an old friend, Dieter Frey, who he recruited after the war. With the assistance of a colleague and a retired policeman, Dobbs tries to piece together just who is the spy and who in fact assassinated Fennan.

Starring: James Mason, Simone Signoret, Maximilian Schell, Harriet Andersson, Harry Andrews, Kenneth Haigh, Roy Kinnear, Max Adrian, Lynn Redgrave, Robert Flemyng ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1966-05-13
9.

Arabesque

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

When a plot against a prominent Middle Eastern politician is uncovered, David Pollock, a professor of ancient hieroglyphics at Oxford University, is recruited to help expose the scheme. Pollock must find information believed to be in hieroglyphic code and must also contend with a mysterious man called Beshraavi. Meanwhile, Beshraavi's lover, Yasmin Azir, seems willing to aid Pollock -- but is she really on his side?

Starring: Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, Alan Badel, Kieron Moore, Carl Duering, John Merivale, Duncan Lamont, George Coulouris, Ernest Clark, Harold Kasket ..
Directed by: Stanley Donen
Release date: 1966-05-04
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10.

Mister Buddwing

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

An amnesiac wanders the streets of Manhattan, trying to solve the mystery of who he is.

Starring: James Garner, Jean Simmons, Suzanne Pleshette, Katharine Ross, Angela Lansbury, George Voskovec, Jack Gilford, Joe Mantell, Billy Halop, Raymond St. Jacques ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1966-07-15

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