Best Mystery Movies of 1973

1.

The Long Goodbye

5.5
7.6/10 IMDB

Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.

Starring: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell, David Arkin, Warren Berlinger, Jim Bouton, Henry Gibson, Jo Ann Brody, Jack Knight ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1973-03-07
2.

Magnum Force

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

"Dirty" Harry Callahan is a San Francisco Police Inspector on the trail of a group of rogue cops who have taken justice into their own hands. When shady characters are murdered one after another in grisly fashion, only Dirty Harry can stop them.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitchell Ryan, David Soul, Tim Matheson, Kip Niven, Robert Urich, Felton Perry, Margaret Avery, Tony Giorgio ..
Directed by: Ted Post
Release date: 1973-12-23
3.

Soylent Green

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors, Joseph Cotten, Brock Peters, Paula Kelly, Stephen Young, Mike Henry, Lincoln Kilpatrick ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1973-04-18
4.

Sisters

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Inquisitive journalist Grace Collier is horrified when she witnesses her neighbor, fashion model Danielle Breton, violently murder a man. Panicking, she calls the police. But when the detective arrives at the scene and finds nothing amiss, Grace is forced to take matters into her own hands. Her first move is to recruit private investigator Joseph Larch, who helps her to uncover a secret about Danielle's past that has them both seeing double.

Starring: Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning, William Finley, Lisle Wilson, Barnard Hughes, Mary Davenport, Dolph Sweet, Olympia Dukakis, Catherine Gaffigan ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 1973-03-26
5.

The Legend of Hell House

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove/disprove survival after death. Previous visitors have either been killed or gone mad, and it is up to the team to survive a full week in isolation, and solve the mystery of the Hell House.

Starring: Pamela Franklin, Roddy McDowall, Clive Revill, Gayle Hunnicutt, Roland Culver, Peter Bowles, Michael Gough ..
Directed by: John Hough
Release date: 1973-06-15
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : The Magician
6.

The Magician

3.5
7.6/10 IMDB

Bill Bixby stars in this NBC pilot movie as a famous stage magician and escape artist who solves crimes.

Starring: Bill Bixby, Kim Hunter, Elizabeth Ashley, Joan Caulfield, Signe Hasso, Keene Curtis, Barry Sullivan, Anne Lockhart, Robert Mandan ..
Directed by: Marvin J. Chomsky
Release date: 1973-03-17
7.

Shamus

3.5
6.1/10 IMDB

New York private eye Shamus McCoy likes girls, drink and gambling, but by the look of his flat business can't be too hot. So an offer of $10,000 to finds some diamonds stolen in a daring raid with a flame-thrower is too good to miss. His investigations soon get pretty complicated and rather too dangerous. At least along the way he does get to meet Alexis.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Dyan Cannon, John P. Ryan, Joe Santos, Giorgio Tozzi, Ron Weyand, Larry Block, Beeson Carroll, Kevin Conway, Kay Frye ..
Directed by: Buzz Kulik
Release date: 1973-01-31
8.

Shaft in Africa

3.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Detective John Shaft travels incognito to Ethiopia, then France, to bust a human trafficking ring.

Starring: Richard Roundtree, Frank Finlay, Vonetta McGee, Neda Arneri?, Debebe Eshetu, Spiros Focás, Jacques Herlin, Jho Jhenkins, Willie Jonah, Adolfo Lastretti ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1973-06-14
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : Night Watch
9.

Night Watch

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Ellen Wheeler, a rich widow, is recovering from a nervous breakdown. One day, while staring out the window, she witnesses a murder. But does anybody believe her?

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Billie Whitelaw, Robert Lang, Tony Britton, Bill Dean, Michael Danvers-Walker, Rosario Serrano, Pauline Jameson, Linda Hayden ..
Directed by: Brian G. Hutton
Release date: 1973-11-08
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : The Deadly Triangle
10.

The Deadly Triangle

3.1
6.4/10 IMDB

Inspired by "The diabolical" by Clouzot. The life of a woman becomes a sinister nightmare due to the plan drawn up by her husband.

Starring: Erika Blanc, Vicente Parra, Juan Luis Galiardo, Ágata Lys, Ángel Menéndez, Maribel Hidalgo, Francisco Nieto, Carmen Luján, Marisol Delgado, Ricardo G. Lilló ..
Directed by: Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent
Release date: 1973-12-10

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