Best Mystery Movies of 2014

1.

Gone Girl

6.7
8.1/10

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon
Directed by: David Fincher
Release date: 2014-10-01
2.

Black Mirror: White Christmas

6.3
9.2/10
Black Mirror: White Christmas
In a mysterious and remote snowy outpost, Matt and Potter share a Christmas meal, swapping creepy tales of their earlier lives in the outside world, but are both men who they appear to be?
Starring: Jon Hamm, Rafe Spall, Oona Chaplin, Natalia Tena, Janet Montgomery
Directed by: Carl Tibbetts
Release date: 2014-12-16
3.

Non-Stop

5.8
7.0/10

Bill Marks is a burned-out veteran of the Air Marshals service. He views the assignment not as a life-saving duty, but as a desk job in the sky. However, today's flight will be no routine trip. Shortly into the transatlantic journey from New York to London, he receives a series of mysterious text messages ordering him to have the government transfer $150 million into a secret account, or a passenger will die every 20 minutes.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery, Nate Parker
Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra
Release date: 2014-02-26
4.

The Maze Runner

5.8
6.8/10

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.

Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong Lee, Aml Ameen, Blake Cooper
Directed by: Wes Ball
Release date: 2014-09-10
5.

Inherent Vice

5.5
6.7/10

In Los Angeles at the turn of the 1970s, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend.

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon
Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Release date: 2014-12-25
6.

A Walk Among the Tombstones

5.3
6.5/10

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour, Boyd Holbrook, Adam David Thompson
Directed by: Scott Frank
Release date: 2014-09-18
7.

Before I Go to Sleep

5.2
6.3/10

A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Anne-Marie Duff, Jing Lusi
Directed by: Rowan Joffe
Release date: 2014-09-03
8.

Transcendence

5.1
6.3/10

Two leading computer scientists work toward their goal of Technological Singularity, as a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent them from creating a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Morgan Freeman
Directed by: Wally Pfister
Release date: 2014-04-16
9.

Frank

5.1
7.0/10

A young wannabe musician who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domhnall Gleeson, Scoot McNairy, Hayley Derryberry
Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson
Release date: 2014-05-02
10.

Kill the Messenger

5.0
7.0/10

A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb.

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michael Sheen, Ray Liotta, Robert Patrick
Directed by: Michael Cuesta
Release date: 2014-10-09
11.

The Guest

4.8
6.7/10

A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

Starring: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser
Directed by: Adam Wingard
Release date: 2014-09-17
12.

The Duke of Burgundy

4.7
6.6/10

Day in and day out, lovers Cynthia and Evelyn enact an elaborate sadomasochistic fantasy as mistress and maid. But as their ritual of domination and submission begins to turn stale, Cynthia yearns for something more conventional, while Evelyn tries to push their taboos even further.

Starring: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Chiara D'Anna, Eugenia Caruso, Zita Kraszkó, Monica Swinn
Directed by: Peter Strickland
Release date: 2014-10-18
13.

Time Lapse

4.7
6.5/10

Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures 24 hours into the future and conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop.

Starring: Danielle Panabaker, Matt O'Leary, George Finn, John Rhys-Davies, Amin Joseph
Directed by: Bradley King (II)
Release date: 2014-05-24
14.

Winter's Tale

4.6
6.2/10

A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, William Hurt, Jennifer Connelly
Directed by: Akiva Goldsman
Release date: 2014-02-13
15.

The Canal

4.1
5.9/10

Film archivist David and his wife are perfectly happy or so he believes. When a looming secret shatters their marriage at the same time as a turn-of-the-century film reel he is studying reveals their house to be the site of a 1902 multiple-murder, David begins to unravel, and the house’s eerie history threatens to repeat itself. Dripping with tension and chilling to the core, this visceral Irish ghost story is a visually arresting and genuinely shocking journey into the darkness within.

Starring: Rupert Evans, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Hannah Hoekstra, Steve Oram, Kelly Byrne
Directed by: Ivan Kavanagh
Release date: 2014-10-10
16.

One Minute Time Machine

4.1
7.8/10
One Minute Time Machine
Every time the beautiful Regina rejects his advances, James pushes a red button and tries again, all the while unaware of the reality and consequences of his actions.
Starring: Erinn Hayes, Brian Dietzen
Directed by: Devon Avery
Release date: 2014-03-29
17.

Every Secret Thing

3.8
6.1/10

One clear summer day in a Baltimore suburb, a baby goes missing from her front porch. Two young girls serve seven years for the crime and are released into a town that hasn't fully forgiven or forgotten. Soon, another child is missing, and two detectives are called in to investigate the mystery in a community where everyone seems to have a secret.

Starring: Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks, Dakota Fanning, Danielle Macdonald, Nate Parker
Directed by: Amy Berg
Release date: 2014-04-20
18.

The After

3.8
7.5/10
The After
Eight strangers are thrown together by mysterious forces and must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation.
Starring: Aldis Hodge, Andrew Howard, Arielle Kebbel, Jamie Kennedy, Sharon Lawrence
Directed by: Chris Carter
Release date: 2014-02-06
19.

Sherlock: The Empty Hearse

3.7
9.0/10

Mycroft calls Sherlock back to London to investigate an underground terrorist organization.

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves, Mark Gatiss
Directed by: Jeremy Lovering
Release date: 2014-01-01
20.

Elephant Song

3.6
6.6/10

A psychiatrist is drawn into a complex mind game when he questions a disturbed patient about the disappearance of a colleague.

Starring: Xavier Dolan, Catherine Keener, Carrie-Anne Moss, Bruce Greenwood
Directed by: Charles Binamé
Release date: 2014-09-04

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