Best Mystery Movies of 2013

1.

The Best Offer

6.4

Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally damaged Claire to oversee the valuation and sale of her family’s priceless art collection, Virgil allows himself to form an attachment to her – and soon he is engulfed by a passion which will rock his bland existence to the core.

Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks, Donald Sutherland, Maximilian Dirr
Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore
Release date: 2013-01-01
2.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2

5.8

Batman has stopped the reign of terror that The Mutants had cast upon his city. Now an old foe wants a reunion and the government wants The Man of Steel to put a stop to Batman.

Starring: Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, David Selby, Michael Emerson, Mark Valley
Directed by: Jay Oliva
Release date: 2013-01-18
3.

Oblivion

5.7

Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Directed by: Joseph Kosinski
Release date: 2013-04-10
4.

Enemy

5.7

A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man's private affairs.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini, Joshua Peace
Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
Release date: 2013-12-31
5.

Trance

5.5

A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.

Starring: James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, Rosario Dawson, Matt Cross, Danny Sapani
Directed by: Danny Boyle
Release date: 2013-03-27
6.

Nymphomaniac: Vol. II

5.5

The continuation of Joe's sexually dictated life delves into the darker aspects of her adult life and what led to her being in Seligman's care.

Starring: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Shia LaBeouf, Willem Dafoe, Stacy Martin
Directed by: Lars von Trier
Release date: 2013-12-25
7.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

5.1

In New York City, Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary teenager, learns that she is descended from a line of Shadowhunters — half-angel warriors who protect humanity from evil forces. After her mother disappears, Clary joins forces with a group of Shadowhunters and enters Downworld, an alternate realm filled with demons, vampires, and a host of other creatures. Clary and her companions must find and protect an ancient cup that holds the key to her mother's future.

Starring: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers, Jemima West, Robert Sheehan
Directed by: Harald Zwart
Release date: 2013-08-21
8.

Odd Thomas

4.8

In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.

Starring: Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin, Willem Dafoe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nico Tortorella
Directed by: Stephen Sommers
Release date: 2013-04-16
9.

Frequencies

4.8

This science fiction love story follows the forbidden relationship between a 'low born' boy and a 'high born' girl in an alternate reality where every person's relationships and life worth are determined by their innate "frequencies".

Starring: Daniel Fraser, Eleanor Wyld, Owen Pugh, David Broughton-Davies, Emma Powell
Directed by: Darren Paul Fisher
Release date: 2013-09-27
10.

Night Train to Lisbon

4.8

Raimund Gregorius, having saved a beautiful Portuguese woman from leaping to her death, stumbles upon a mesmerizing book by a Portuguese author, which compels him to suddenly abandon the boring life he has led for years and to embark on an enthralling adventure. In search of the author, Gregorius acts as detective, pulling together pieces of a puzzle that involves political and emotional intrigue and the highest possible stakes. His voyage is one that transcends time and space, delving into the realms of history, medicine and love, all in search of true meaning to his life.

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent, Jack Huston, Martina Gedeck, Tom Courtenay
Directed by: Bille August
Release date: 2013-03-07
11.

Parkland

4.6

November 22nd, 1963 was a day that changed the world forever — when young American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. This film follows, almost in real time, a handful of individuals forced to make split-second decisions after an event that would change their lives and forever alter the world’s landscape.

Starring: Zac Efron, Billy Bob Thornton, Ron Livingston, Tom Welling, Paul Giamatti
Directed by: Peter Landesman
Release date: 2013-10-02
12.

Closed Circuit

4.5

A terrorist attack in London results in the capture of suspect Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto). The attorney general appoints Claudia Simmons-Howe (Rebecca Hall) as special advocate on Erdogan's legal team. On the eve of the trial, Erdogan's lawyer dies, and a new defense attorney, Martin Rose (Eric Bana), steps in. Martin and Claudia are former lovers, a fact which must remain hidden. As Martin assembles his case, he uncovers a sinister conspiracy, placing him and Claudia in danger.

Starring: Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Ciarán Hinds, Jim Broadbent, Kenneth Cranham
Directed by: John Crowley
Release date: 2013-08-28
13.

Open Grave

4.4

A man awakes-- without memory -- in a pit full of bodies and must figure out if the people who rescued him are the killers, or if he is the murderer.

Starring: Sharlto Copley, Joseph Morgan, Thomas Kretschmann, Erin Richards, Josie Ho
Directed by: Gonzalo López-Gallego
Release date: 2013-08-13
14.

The Sacrament

4.4

A fashion photographer is traveling to meet his sister at Eden Parish. Once there, his friends begin to film interviews with the Eden Parish inhabitants, all of whom speak of the commune in glowing terms. However, they soon discover that there is a sinister edge to the commune that belies the seemingly peaceful setting.

Starring: Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Kentucker Audley, Gene Jones, Amy Seimetz
Directed by: Ti West
Release date: 2013-09-02
15.

Oldboy

4.3

An everyday man has only three and a half days and limited resources to discover why he was imprisoned in a nondescript room for 20 years without any explanation.

Starring: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley, Lance Reddick
Directed by: Spike Lee
Release date: 2013-11-14
16.

Grand Piano

4.3

Moments before his comeback performance, a concert pianist who suffers from stage fright discovers a note written on his music sheet.

Starring: Elijah Wood, John Cusack, Tamsin Egerton, Allen Leech, Kerry Bishé
Directed by: Eugenio Mira
Release date: 2013-10-11
17.

Haunter

4.2

A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.

Starring: Abigail Breslin, Stephen McHattie, David Hewlett, David Knoll, Peter Outerbridge
Directed by: Vincenzo Natali
Release date: 2013-10-25
18.

The Dyatlov Pass Incident

4.1

Five young filmmakers retrace the steps of a doomed group of hikers in pursuit of an unsolvable mystery.

Starring: Gemma Atkinson, Richard Reid, Matt Stokoe, Holly Goss, Luke Albright
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Release date: 2013-02-27
19.

Death Comes to Pemberley

3.6

Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married and with two young sons, are preparing for the lavish annual ball at their magnificent Pemberley home. The unannounced arrival of Elizabeths wayward sister Lydia, however, brings an abrupt and shocking halt to proceedings when she stumbles out of her chaise screaming that her husband Wickham has been murdered. Darcy leads a search party out to the woodlands, and when they discover the blood-smeared corpse, not of Wickham, but his traveling companion, suspicion is at once aroused. The dramatic and unnerving events of the evening have shattered the peace, both of the Darcys and of Pemberley, and as the family becomes caught up in the ensuing murder investigation, a mysterious web of secrets and deceit will threaten all that the Darcys hold dear.

Release date: 2013-12-02
20.

Murder on the Home Front

3.5

At the height of the London blitz, Dr Lennox Collins, pioneer of the new forensic science, is enlisted by DI Wilkins after prostitute Mary Williams is strangled and a swastika carved on her tongue.

Starring: Tamzin Merchant, Patrick Kennedy, Emerald Fennell, James Fleet, David Sturzaker
Directed by: Geoffrey Sax
Release date: 2013-05-17

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