Best Mystery Movies of 1970

1.

Beneath the Planet of the Apes

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

During a rescue mission to locate missing astronaut George Taylor, John Brent crash lands on the Planet of the Apes. Brent, along with Taylor's companion, Nova, find he has disappeared into an underground city known as the Forbidden Zone and attempt to track him down.

Starring: James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Linda Harrison, Charlton Heston, Paul Richards, David Watson, Thomas Gomez, Victor Buono, James Gregory ..
Directed by: Ted Post
Release date: 1970-05-01
2.

And Soon the Darkness

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Two young English women go on a cycling tour of the French countryside. When one of them goes missing, the other begins to search for her. But who can she trust?

Starring: Pamela Franklin, Michele Dotrice, Sandor El├Ęs, John Nettleton, Clare Kelly, Hana Maria Pravda, John Franklyn, Claude Bertrand, Jean Carmet ..
Directed by: Robert Fuest
Release date: 1970-09-10
Best Mystery Movies of 1970 : An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe
3.

An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe

3.1
7.5/10 IMDB

A collection of 4 Poe stories narrated by Vincent Price: 1) The Telltale Heart, 2) Pit and the Pendulum, 3) The Sphinx, and 4) The Cask of Amontillado.

Starring: Vincent Price ..
Directed by: Kenneth Johnson
Release date: 1970-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1970 : The Choice
4.

The Choice

3.0
7.3/10 IMDB

When a free-spirited sailor is found murdered, his twin brother--a famous novelist--is the prime suspect. Investigators uncover a possible liaison between the dead sailor and the writer's wife, and also learn that Sayed's successful fictions owed much to the inspiration of his brother Mahmoud's adventurous life. Just as the evidence against the novelist seems overwhelming, Mahmoud turns up alive. But why are the twins never seen together...? In this very personal film, one can see the symbolic outlines of the uneasy relationship between Egyptian intellectuals and the problems of the proletariat.

Starring: Ezzat El Alaili, Seif El Dine, Mahmoud el-Meliguy, Soad Hosny ..
Directed by: Youssef Chahine
Release date: 1970-01-02
Best Mystery Movies of 1970 : Taste of Excitement
5.

Taste of Excitement

2.8
5.4/10 IMDB

A man has been killed on the Dover/Boulogne car ferry. What is the connection between him and the attempts being made to kill Jane Kerrell, a young girl in her early twenties? As she speeds through the French countryside to the South of France, several attempts are made on her life as she is deliberately forced off the road by another car. But when she reports these attempts, the local Cap Ferrat Police Inspector and the sinister psychiatrist, Dr. Forla believe these attempts are in her imagination and Dr Forla, concludes that Jane is mentally disturbed. At her wits end Jane finds an ally in the young English painter, Paul Hedley who finally believes her life is in danger following an attempt to murder him. When Inspector Malling of Scotland Yard and Mr. Breese arrive in Cap Ferrat trying to uncover the connection between Jane and the murdered man on the ferry, this thrilling puzzle of international intrigue begins to unravel against the backdrop of the French Riviera.

Starring: Eva Renzi, Peter Bowles, David Buck, Peter Vaughan, Paul Hubschmid, Sophie Hardy, Kay Walsh, Francis Matthews, George Pravda ..
Directed by: Don Sharp
Release date: 1970-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1970 : The Lawyer
6.

The Lawyer

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Wilma Harrison had it all. A wealthy doctor for a husband. A big playboy for a lover. A beautiful home. And a horrible death.

Starring: Barry Newman, Diana Muldaur, Harold Gould, Booth Colman, Ken Swofford ..
Directed by: Sidney J. Furie
Release date: 1970-03-10
7.

Robin Redbreast

2.8
7.4/10 IMDB

After the break-up of a long-term relationship, urban sophisticate Norah seeks refuge in a remote house in the country. The locals are friendly, if eccentric, and she toys with the idea of a flirtation with dishy young gamekeeper Rob. But events at Harvest Festival leave her feeling manipulated, and six months later, with the consequences all too evident, she finds herself trapped in what is more like a nightmare. What role is she destined to play in the cycle of the seasons -- and of the generations?

Starring: Anna Cropper, Bernard Hepton, Amanda Walker, Julian Holloway, Freda Bamford, Freda Bamford, Andy Bradford, Cyril Cross, Robin Wentworth ..
Directed by: James MacTaggart
Release date: 1970-12-10
Best Mystery Movies of 1970 : Darker Than Amber
8.

Darker Than Amber

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

Rod Taylor plays John D. MacDonald's famous Florida PI Travis McGee. Professional beach bum and 'knight errant' Travis McGee goes up against psychotic body-builder Terry Bartell. McGee pulls out all the stops when he joins a Carribean cruise to bring the killer to justice.

Starring: Rod Taylor, Theodore Bikel, Suzy Kendall, Ahna Capri, William Smith, Janet MacLachlan, Robert Phillips, Jane Russell, James Booth, Oswaldo Calvo ..
Directed by: Robert Clouse
Release date: 1970-08-14
Best Mystery Movies of 1970 : Along Came a Spider
9.

Along Came a Spider

2.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Dr. Janet Furie comes to believe that her husband and fellow scientist were set up to die in a lab accident. She blames another scientist, not only for the murder but also for taking credit for her husband's groundbreaking work. When she can't prove her husband was murdered, she spins a web of intrigue and deceit that results in the suspected scientist being framed for another murder that never actually happened.

Starring: Suzanne Pleshette, Ed Nelson, Andrew Prine, Brooke Bundy, Richard Anderson, Wright King, Barry Atwater, Milton Selzer, Frank Ferguson, Virginia Gregg ..
Directed by: Lee H. Katzin
Release date: 1970-02-03
Best Mystery Movies of 1970 : The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go
10.

The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go

2.1
3.4/10 IMDB

An American draft dodger and aspiring writer named Nero Finnigan (Jeff Bridges) becomes involved with the notorious Mr. Go (James Mason), an oriental organized crime mastermind. They conspire to blackmail an American weapons scientist into providing secrets to Mr. Go's organization for resale to the highest bidder. "The Dolphin" then arrives, who is an American CIA agent and James Joyce scholar, and is charged with recovering the scientist and his work by whatever means necessary.[1]

Starring: James Mason, Jeff Bridges, Jack MacGowran, Irene Tsu, Peter Lind Hayes, Clarissa Kaye-Mason, Burgess Meredith, Broderick Crawford, Jay Adler, King Hu ..
Directed by: Burgess Meredith
Release date: 1970-01-01

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