Best Mystery Movies of 1975

1.

Picnic at Hanging Rock

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

In the early 1900s, Miranda attends a girls boarding school in Australia. One Valentine's Day, the school's typically strict headmistress treats the girls to a picnic field trip to an unusual but scenic volcanic formation called Hanging Rock. Despite rules against it, Miranda and several other girls venture off. It's not until the end of the day that the faculty realizes the girls and one of the teachers have disappeared mysteriously.

Starring: Rachel Roberts, Karen Robson, Jane Vallis, Anne-Louise Lambert, Dominic Guard, Helen Morse, Margaret Nelson, John Jarratt, Jenny Lovell, Peter Collingwood ..
Directed by: Peter Weir
Release date: 1975-09-02
2.

The Return of the Pink Panther

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

The famous Pink Panther jewel has once again been stolen and Inspector Clouseau is called in to catch the thief. The Inspector is convinced that 'The Phantom' has returned and utilises all of his resources – himself and his Asian manservant – to reveal the identity of 'The Phantom'.

Starring: Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer, Catherine Schell, Herbert Lom, Peter Arne, Peter Jeffrey, Grégoire Aslan, David Lodge, Graham Stark, Eric Pohlmann ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1975-05-21
3.

Night Moves

4.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return her daughter. Harry travels to Florida to find her, but he begins to see a connection between the runaway girl, the world of Hollywood stuntmen, and a suspicious mechanic when an unsolved murder comes to light.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Susan Clark, Harris Yulin, Kenneth Mars, Janet Ward, James Woods, Melanie Griffith, Anthony Costello, John Crawford ..
Directed by: Arthur Penn
Release date: 1975-06-11
4.

The Stepford Wives

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents.

Starring: Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss, Nanette Newman, Judith Baldwin, Peter Masterson, Tina Louise, Carol Eve Rossen, William Prince, Mary Stuart Masterson, Patrick O'Neal ..
Directed by: Bryan Forbes
Release date: 1975-02-12
5.

Farewell, My Lovely

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

LA private eye Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum) is hired by ex-con Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend. While also investigating the murder of a client and the theft of a jade necklace, Marlowe becomes entangled with seductress Helen Grayle (Charlotte Rampling) and discovers a web of dark secrets that are better left hidden. Soaked in 1940s period detail, Farewell, My Lovely is a neo noir remake of the 1944 film but it follows the original Raymond Chandler's novel more closely.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, Sylvia Miles, John Ireland, Anthony Zerbe, Harry Dean Stanton, Jimmy Thompson, Joe Spinell, Sylvester Stallone, Kate Murtagh ..
Directed by: Dick Richards
Release date: 1975-08-08
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6.

Rumpole of the Bailey

3.7
8.3/10 IMDB

An irreverent barrister chooses to defend a young Jamaican boy accused of stabbing on the same day his only son leaves for college in America.

Starring: Leo McKern, Herbert Norville, Joyce Heron, David Yelland, Noel Willman, Artro Morris, George Sweeney, Vernon Dobtcheff, Peter Spraggon ..
Directed by: John Gorrie
Release date: 1975-12-16
7.

Breakheart Pass

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

At the height of the frontier era, a train races through the Rocky Mountains on a classified mission to a remote army post. But one by one the passengers are being murdered, and their only hope is the mysterious John Deakin, who's being transported to face trial for murder.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Jill Ireland, Ed Lauter, Bill McKinney, David Huddleston, Richard Crenna, Charles Durning, Roy Jenson, Robert Tessier ..
Directed by: Tom Gries
Release date: 1975-12-25
8.

The Reincarnation of Peter Proud

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

When college professor Peter Proud begins to experience flashbacks from a previous incarnation, he is mysteriously drawn to a place he has never been before but which is troublingly familiar. As if drawn to her by cosmic force, he soon finds himself unwittingly in the company of his previous incarnation's wife. This woman, Marcia Curtis, recognizes in Peter startling characteristics which he shares with her dead husband, Jeff. Even the sound of his voice seems at times to be that of the dead man. Peter becomes romantically drawn to Ann Curtis who is or was his daughter (Jeff and Marcia's daughter). Recognizing the incestuous nature of their relationship, Mrs. Curtis tries to keep the two young people apart. But how? Must she reveal the terrible secret of the final minutes she shared with her husband in order to keep this man from her (their?) daughter?

Starring: Michael Sarrazin, Jennifer O'Neill, Margot Kidder, Cornelia Sharpe, Paul Hecht, Tony Stephano, Norman Burton, Anne Ives, Debralee Scott, Steve Franken ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1975-04-25
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9.

Murrain

3.2
7.3/10 IMDB

A young country vet begins to suspect that the superstitious local farmland is under the spell of a witch.

Starring: David Simeon, Bernard Lee, Una Brandon-Jones, David Neal, Marjorie Yates, John Golightly, Raymond Platt, Ray Dubbobbin, Philip Gilman ..
Directed by: John Cooper
Release date: 1975-07-27
10.

Hustle

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

Phil Gaines is a bitter, cynical cop who investigates the case of a dead stripper/porno actress found on the beach. Gaines is experiencing a troubled relationship with a hooker, and things don't get any better when the dead girl's father launches his own investigation.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Ben Johnson, Eileen Brennan, Eddie Albert, Paul Winfield, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Carter, Colleen Brennan, Catherine Bach ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1975-12-25

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