Best Mystery Movies of 1982


Investigator by Profession

7.2/10 IMDB

A locker room janitor at the train station notices that a suitcase was put in a locker by a man, but pulled out by another man. This suitcase appeared to be stuffed with money. This incident allows a police detective to uncover a huge criminal organization responsible for theft, smuggling and murder.

Starring: Georgi Burkov, Emmanuil Vitorgan, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Irina Miroshnichenko, Nikolai Pastukhov, Yuri Grebenshchikov, Nikolai Parfyonov, Klara Luchko, Vsevolod Shilovsky, Nikolai Prokopovich ..
Directed by: Aleksandr Blank
Release date: 1982-12-31

Murder Is Easy

6.0/10 IMDB

American computer whiz Luke Williams meets elderly Lavinia Fullerton on a London-bound train. She reveals she's discovered the identity of a serial killer in her village and is going to report it to Scotland Yard. When she's murdered after disembarking the train. Williams vows to pursue the case himself

Starring: Bill Bixby, Lesley-Anne Down, Olivia de Havilland, Helen Hayes, Timothy West, Leigh Lawson, Jonathan Pryce, Shane Briant ..
Directed by: Claude Whatham
Release date: 1982-01-02
Best Mystery Movies of 1982 : Mysterious Two

Mysterious Two

4.7/10 IMDB

Two Aliens visit the Earth in an effort to enlist converts to travel the universe with them.

Starring: John Forsythe, Priscilla Pointer, Noah Beery Jr., Vic Tayback, James Stephens, Karen McLarty, Robert Englund, Robert Pine, Lee Bryant, Bruce French ..
Directed by: Gary Sherman
Release date: 1982-05-31
Best Mystery Movies of 1982 : An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

6.0/10 IMDB

After finding her boss, a private detective, has committed suicide and has left her his agency, Cordelia Gray is asked to investigate the suicide of the man's son. During the course of her investigation, Cordelia becomes obsessed with the young man's memory and his increasingly suspicious death.

Starring: Billie Whitelaw, Paul Freeman, Pippa Guard, Dominic Guard, David Horovitch, Elizabeth Spriggs, Dawn Archibald, Bernadette Shortt, James Gilbey, Kelda Holmes ..
Directed by: Chris Petit
Release date: 1982-09-08
Best Mystery Movies of 1982 : The Mysterious Stranger

The Mysterious Stranger

6.4/10 IMDB

The film version of the same-titled book by Mark Twain. A young printer's apprentice imagines himself back in the days of Guttenberg, helping him to print the Bible. The next thing he knows he has conjured up a young spirit from the future who casts spells over striking printers and causes general mischief.

Starring: Christoph Waltz, Chris Makepeace, Bernhard Wicki, Herbert Fux, Bernd Stephan, Vanessa Knox-Mawer, Harry Hornisch, Erwin Steinhauer, Towje Kleiner, Fred Gwynne ..
Directed by: Peter H. Hunt
Release date: 1982-10-11

Next of Kin

6.4/10 IMDB

In a rest home for elderly people, a daughter reads her mother's diary. Soon events that are mentioned in the mother's diary begin to happen to the daughter.

Starring: Jacki Kerin, John Jarratt, Alex Scott, Gerda Nicolson, Charles McCallum, Bernadette Gibson, Robert Ratti, Tommy Dysart, Debra Lawrance ..
Directed by: Tony Williams
Release date: 1982-09-30


6.2/10 IMDB

A frustrated Boston detective searches for the maniac responsible for mutilating a number of university coeds.

Starring: Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Frank Braña, Edmund Purdom, Ian Sera, Paul L. Smith, Jack Taylor, Gérard Tichy, May Heatherly, Leticia Marfil ..
Directed by: Juan Piquer Simón
Release date: 1982-08-23
Best Mystery Movies of 1982 : Endangered Species

Endangered Species

5.9/10 IMDB

Thriller about a New York ex-cop and an attractive female sheriff who fall in love while investigating a string of mysterious cattle mutilations in a small Colorado town. Urich is great as Reuben Castle, the retired alcoholic police lieutenant out visiting the town with his tomboy daughter. At first he tries to stay out of the case but finds himself involved after the mysterious death of his friend Joe Hiatt, the editor of the local paper whose theories about black helicopters have aroused the ire of cattle baron Ben Morgan. Trying miserably to stay sober, Castle finds himself back in danger and in love, as he and the sheriff work together to get to the bottom of the mystery, encountering incredible danger and resistance from the frightened locals.

Starring: Robert Urich, JoBeth Williams, Paul Dooley, Hoyt Axton, Peter Coyote, Marin Kanter, Gailard Sartain, Dan Hedaya, Harry Carey, Jr., John Considine ..
Directed by: Alan Rudolph
Release date: 1982-09-10
Best Mystery Movies of 1982 : The Clairvoyant

The Clairvoyant

5.6/10 IMDB

Two uneasy friends, a police officer and a TV talk show host, each pursue the mysterious "handcuff killer" with the aid of an artist who sees - and draws - the killer's crimes before they're committed.

Starring: Perry King, Norman Parker, Elizabeth Kemp, Kenneth McMillan, Jon Polito, Joe Morton, Barbara Quinn, Antone Pagan, Cee Lo Green, Lou Bedford ..
Directed by: Armand Mastroianni
Release date: 1982-10-24


5.4/10 IMDB

Tom Smothers stars as the brave mountie, who along with his trusty horse and bitter deputy Paul Reubens must track down a killer who is stalking coeds at a nearby cheerleader camp.

Starring: Carol Kane, Tom Smothers, Candice Azzara, Debralee Scott, Judge Reinhold, Marc McClure, Miles Chapin, Teri Landrum, Phil Hartman, David L. Lander ..
Directed by: Alfred Sole
Release date: 1982-04-01

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