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.

Get Low

5.0
7.1/10

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
10.

The Losers

4.6
6.4/10

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
11.

Black Death

4.5
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
12.

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
13.

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
14.

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
15.

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
16.

Going Postal

3.9
7.8/10
Going Postal
A con artist is conned into taking the job as Postmaster General in the Ankh-Morpork Post Office.
Starring: Steve Pemberton, Tamsin Greig, Nicholas Farrell, Adrian Schiller, Terry Pratchett
Directed by: Jon Jones
Release date: 2010-05-30
17.

Sherlock: The Great Game

3.8
9.1/10

Mycroft needs Sherlock's help, but a remorseless criminal mastermind puts Sherlock on a distracting crime-solving spree via a series of hostage human bombs through which he speaks.

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Rupert Graves, Andrew Scott, Una Stubbs
Directed by: Paul McGuigan
Release date: 2010-08-08
18.

Ca$h

3.8
6.0/10

A stroke of good luck turns lethal for Sam Phelan and his wife Leslie when they are faced with a life-changing decision that brings strange and sinister Pyke Kubic to their doorstep. As Pyke leads Sam and Leslie on a tumultuous adventure through the streets of Chicago, each are pulled deeper and deeper into a desperate spiral of deception and violence – all in the name of money.

Starring: Sean Bean, Chris Hemsworth, Victoria Profeta, Thampy Antony, Mike Starr
Directed by: Stephen Milburn Anderson
Release date: 2010-01-01
19.

My Soul to Take

3.7
4.8/10

A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.

Starring: Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Denzel Whitaker, Zena Grey, Nick Lashaway
Directed by: Wes Craven
Release date: 2010-10-08
20.

Jesse Stone: No Remorse

3.7
7.3/10
Jesse Stone: No Remorse
Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in Paradise on their own. Jesse pours his energy into his work in an effort to push away his twin demons: booze and women. When his investigation leads to notorious mob boss Gino Fish, Jesse's pursuit becomes hazardous.
Starring: Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth, Stephen McHattie, Krista Allen
Directed by: Robert Harmon
Release date: 2010-05-09

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