Best Mystery Movies of 2016

1.

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

6.6

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves in 1890s London in this holiday special.

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves, Mark Gatiss
Directed by: Douglas Mackinnon
Release date: 2016-01-01
2.

Arrival

6.4

Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma
Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
Release date: 2016-11-10
3.

The Conjuring 2

6.0

Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Madison Wolfe, Frances O'Connor, Simon McBurney
Directed by: James Wan
Release date: 2016-05-13
4.

The Nice Guys

6.0

A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.

Starring: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley
Directed by: Shane Black
Release date: 2016-05-15
5.

Nerve

5.6

Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico, has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as she finds herself caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition partnered with a mysterious stranger, the game begins to take a sinister turn with increasingly dangerous acts, leading her into a high stakes finale that will determine her entire future.

Starring: Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Emily Meade, Miles Heizer, Juliette Lewis
Directed by: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Release date: 2016-07-27
6.

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

5.5

Father and son coroners receive a mysterious unidentified corpse with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to examine the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying secrets.

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox, Ophelia Lovibond, Olwen Catherine Kelly, Michael McElhatton
Directed by: André Øvredal
Release date: 2016-12-21
7.

The Witch

5.5

In 1630s New England, William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness, exiled from their settlement when William defies the local church. When their newborn son vanishes and crops mysteriously fail, the family turns on one another.

Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger
Directed by: Robert Eggers
Release date: 2016-02-19
8.

Tickled

5.4

Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn’t stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.

Starring: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve, David Starr, Hal Karp, Marko Realmonte
Directed by: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve
Release date: 2016-01-24
9.

Central Intelligence

5.3

After he reunites with an old pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan, Aaron Paul, Danielle Nicolet
Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Release date: 2016-06-15
10.

Colonia

5.3

A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody ever escaped from.

Starring: Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl, Michael Nyqvist, Richenda Carey, Vicky Krieps
Directed by: Florian Gallenberger
Release date: 2016-02-18
11.

The Girl on the Train

5.3

Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

Starring: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans
Directed by: Tate Taylor
Release date: 2016-10-05
12.

The Neon Demon

5.2

When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.

Starring: Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Karl Glusman, Abbey Lee, Bella Heathcote
Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn
Release date: 2016-06-08
13.

Lights Out

5.2

When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged.

Starring: Teresa Palmer, Maria Bello, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia, Alicia Vela-Bailey
Directed by: David F. Sandberg
Release date: 2016-07-21
14.

Inferno

5.1

After waking up in a hospital with amnesia, professor Robert Langdon and a doctor must race against time to foil a deadly global plot.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Irrfan Khan, Sidse Babett Knudsen
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 2016-10-13
15.

Brimstone

5.0

In the menacing inferno of the old American West, Liz is a genuine survivor who is hunted by a vengeful preacher for a crime she didn’t commit.

Starring: Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning, Carice van Houten, Kit Harington, Emilia Jones
Directed by: Martin Koolhoven
Release date: 2016-03-12
16.

Hail, Caesar!

5.0

Tells the comedic tale of Eddie Mannix, a fixer who worked for the Hollywood studios in the 1950s. The story finds him at work when a star mysteriously disappears in the middle of filming.

Starring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson
Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Release date: 2016-02-05
17.

Triple 9

4.9

A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.

Starring: Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, Anthony Mackie
Directed by: John Hillcoat
Release date: 2016-02-19
18.

The Boy

4.9

An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.

Starring: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell, Jim Norton, Diana Hardcastle
Directed by: William Brent Bell
Release date: 2016-01-22
19.

Allegiant

4.8

Beatrice Prior and Tobias Eaton venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.

Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Naomi Watts
Directed by: Robert Schwentke
Release date: 2016-03-09
20.

Imperium

4.7

Nate Foster, a young, idealistic FBI agent, goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The bright up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy. Inspired by real events.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, Sam Trammell, Nestor Carbonell
Directed by: Daniel Ragussis
Release date: 2016-08-19

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