Best Mystery Movies of 2010

1.

Shutter Island

6.8
8.1/10

World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Williams
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 2010-02-14
2.

Batman: Under the Red Hood

5.8
8.1/10

Batman faces his ultimate challenge as the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm. One part vigilante, one part criminal kingpin, Red Hood begins cleaning up Gotham with the efficiency of Batman, but without following the same ethical code.

Starring: Bruce Greenwood, Jensen Ackles, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Isaacs, John DiMaggio
Directed by: Brandon Vietti
Release date: 2010-07-27
3.

The Ghost Writer

5.7
7.2/10

A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident. In director Roman Polanski's tense drama, the author realizes that his discovery threatens some very powerful people who will do anything to ensure that certain episodes from Lang's past remain buried.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, Olivia Williams, Tom Wilkinson
Directed by: Roman Polanski
Release date: 2010-02-12
4.

Let Me In

5.7
7.1/10

A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian. A remake of the movie “Let The Right One In” which was an adaptation of a book.

Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Elias Koteas, Sasha Barrese
Directed by: Matt Reeves
Release date: 2010-10-01
5.

Buried

5.6
7.0/10

Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, José Luis García Pérez, Robert Paterson, Stephen Tobolowsky, Samantha Mathis
Directed by: Rodrigo Cortés
Release date: 2010-09-24
6.

Salt

5.4
6.4/10

As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: "Who is Salt?"

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Olbrychski, August Diehl
Directed by: Phillip Noyce
Release date: 2010-07-21
7.

The Crazies

5.2
6.5/10

Four friends find themselves trapped in their small hometown after they discover their friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.

Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Joe Anderson, Danielle Panabaker, Christie Lynn Smith
Directed by: Breck Eisner
Release date: 2010-02-26
8.

Animal Kingdom

5.2
7.3/10

Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon discovers, this world is far larger and more menacing than he could ever imagine. J finds himself at the center of a cold-blooded revenge plot that turns the family upside down.

Starring: James Frecheville, Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce, Luke Ford
Directed by: David Michôd
Release date: 2010-06-03
9.

Devil

5.0
6.2/10

A group of people are trapped in an elevator high above Philadelphia, and one of them is the devil.

Starring: Chris Messina, Jacob Vargas, Bojana Novakovi?, Logan Marshall-Green, Bokeem Woodbine
Directed by: John Erick Dowdle
Release date: 2010-01-13
10.

Get Low

5.0
7.0/10

A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive.

Starring: Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek, Robert Duvall, Lucas Black, Bill Cobbs
Directed by: Aaron Schneider
Release date: 2010-07-30
11.

Sherlock: The Blind Banker

4.9
8.1/10
Sherlock: The Blind Banker
Mysterious symbols and murders are showing up all over London, leading Sherlock and John to a secret Chinese crime syndicate called Black Lotus.
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Zoe Telford
Release date: 2010-08-01
12.

Edge of Darkness

4.8
6.6/10

As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to uncover the disturbing secrets surrounding her murder, including corporate corruption, government collusion and Emma's own mysterious life.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Shawn Roberts, Denis O'Hare
Directed by: Martin Campbell
Release date: 2010-01-28
13.

The Losers

4.6
6.3/10

A tale of double cross and revenge, centered upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team-Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar -find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when they're joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda. Working together, they must remain deep undercover while tracking the heavily-guarded Max, a ruthless man bent on embroiling the world in a new high-tech global war.

Starring: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short
Directed by: Sylvain White
Release date: 2010-04-23
14.

Black Death

4.6
6.4/10

As the plague decimates medieval Europe, rumours circulate of a village immune from the plague. There is talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to raise the dead. A fearsome knight joined by a cohort of soldiers and a young monk are charged by the church to investigate. Their journey is filled with danger, but it's upon entering the village that their true horror begins.

Starring: Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Carice van Houten, Kimberley Nixon, John Lynch
Directed by: Christopher Smith
Release date: 2010-06-07
15.

All Good Things

4.4
6.3/10

Newly-discovered facts, court records and speculation are used to elaborate the true love story and murder mystery of the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history.

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella, Lily Rabe, Philip Baker Hall
Directed by: Andrew Jarecki
Release date: 2010-12-03
16.

Shelter

4.4
6.1/10

A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.

Starring: Julianne Moore, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jeffrey DeMunn, Frances Conroy, Nate Corddry
Directed by: Björn Stein, Måns Mårlind
Release date: 2010-03-27
17.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

4.4
5.2/10

The film that brings back horror icon Freddy Krueger as a darker and more sinister character than ever before. While Freddy is on the prowl a group of teenagers being stalked soon learn they all have a common factor making them targets for this twisted killer.

Starring: Rooney Mara, Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy, Kellan Lutz
Directed by: Samuel Bayer
Release date: 2010-04-30
18.

Rubber

4.3
5.8/10

In the California desert, the adventures of a telepathic killer-tire, mysteriously attracted by a very pretty girl, as witnessed by incredulous onlookers.

Starring: Thomas F. Duffy, David Bowe, Stephen Spinella, Roxane Mesquida, Jack Plotnick
Directed by: Quentin Dupieux
Release date: 2010-07-09
19.

Kaboom

4.2
5.7/10

Smith, a typical young college student who likes partying and engaging in acts of random sex and debauchery, has been having some interesting dreams revolving around two gorgeous women -- and is shocked when he meets the dream girls in real life. Lorelei looks just like his fantasy brunette, while a mysterious red-haired girl being chased by assassins draws him into an international conspiracy. Or is it all just a drug-induced hallucination?

Starring: Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett, Chris Zylka, Roxane Mesquida, Juno Temple
Directed by: Gregg Araki
Release date: 2010-08-22
20.

Murder on the Orient Express

4.0
7.9/10
Murder on the Orient Express
Poirot investigates the murder of a shady American businessman stabbed in his compartment on the Orient Express when it is blocked by a blizzard in Croatia.
Release date: 2010-07-11

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