Best Mystery Movies of 2018

1.

Searching

6.3
7.7/10

After David Kim's 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter's laptop.

Starring: John Cho, Michelle La, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Sara Sohn
Directed by: Aneesh Chaganty
Release date: 2018-08-24
2.

Hereditary

5.9
7.3/10

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.

Starring: Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Gabriel Byrne, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd
Directed by: Ari Aster
Release date: 2018-06-07
3.

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

5.8
7.2/10

In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a dark fantasy novel into a video game. A mind-bending tale with multiple endings.

Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Craig Parkinson, Alice Lowe, Will Poulter, Craig Parker
Directed by: David Slade
Release date: 2018-12-28
4.

Bad Times at the El Royale

5.7
7.1/10

Lake Tahoe, 1969. Seven strangers, each one with a secret to bury, meet at El Royale, a decadent motel with a dark past. In the course of a fateful night, everyone will have one last shot at redemption.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth
Directed by: Drew Goddard
Release date: 2018-10-04
5.

Game Night

5.7
6.9/10

Max and Annie's weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when Max's brother Brooks arranges a murder mystery party -- complete with fake thugs and federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it's all supposed to be part of the game. As the competitors set out to solve the case, they start to learn that neither the game nor Brooks are what they seem to be. The friends soon find themselves in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn over the course of one chaotic night.

Starring: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris
Directed by: John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein
Release date: 2018-02-22
6.

A Simple Favor

5.5
6.8/10

Stephanie, a dedicated mother and popular vlogger, befriends Emily, a mysterious upper-class woman whose son Nicky attends the same school as Miles, Stephanie's son. When Emily asks her to pick Nicky up from school and then disappears, Stephanie undertakes an investigation that will dive deep into Emily's cloudy past.

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Rupert Friend
Directed by: Paul Feig
Release date: 2018-08-29
7.

Red Sparrow

5.4
6.6/10

Prima ballerina, Dominika Egorova faces a bleak and uncertain future after she suffers an injury that ends her career. She soon turns to Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies as weapons. Dominika emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow after completing the sadistic training process. As she comes to terms with her new abilities, she meets a CIA agent who tries to convince her that he is the only person she can trust.

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Jeremy Irons
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Release date: 2018-02-28
8.

The Tale

5.2
7.3/10

An investigation into one woman’s memory as she‘s forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.

Starring: Laura Dern, Isabelle Nélisse, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Ritter, Ellen Burstyn
Directed by: Jennifer Fox
Release date: 2018-01-20
9.

Insidious: The Last Key

4.9
5.7/10

Parapsychologist Elise Rainier and her team travel to Five Keys, NM, to investigate a man’s claim of a haunting. Terror soon strikes when Rainier realizes that the house he lives in was her family’s old home.

Starring: Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Josh Stewart, Caitlin Gerard
Directed by: Adam Robitel
Release date: 2018-01-03
10.

Ghostland

4.8
6.4/10

A mother of two inherits a home from her aunt. On the first night in the new home she is confronted with murderous intruders and fights for her daughters’ lives. Sixteen years later the daughters reunite at the house, and that is when things get strange . . .

Starring: Crystal Reed, Mylène Farmer, Anastasia Phillips, Emilia Jones, Taylor Hickson
Directed by: Pascal Laugier
Release date: 2018-03-15
11.

Summer of 84

4.8
6.7/10

Summer is usually a time for fun and games, but some teens get much more danger than they bargained for after beginning to suspect their neighbor is a serial murderer.

Starring: Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery, Cory Gruter-Andrew, Tiera Skovbye
Directed by: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell
Release date: 2018-08-10
12.

Mandy

4.7
6.6/10

The Shadow Mountains, 1983. Red and Mandy lead a loving and peaceful existence; but when their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache, Ned Dennehy, Olwen Fouéré
Directed by: Panos Cosmatos
Release date: 2018-09-13
13.

The Nun

4.7
5.4/10

When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in “The Conjuring 2” as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.

Starring: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons, Ingrid Bisu
Directed by: Corin Hardy
Release date: 2018-09-05
14.

The Clovehitch Killer

4.6
6.5/10

A picture-perfect family is torn apart after Tyler finds a cache of disturbing images in his father's possession. He begins to suspect that the man he trusts most in the world may be responsible for the murder of 13 girls ten years prior.

Starring: Dylan McDermott, Charlie Plummer, Samantha Mathis, Madisen Beaty, Madisen Beaty
Directed by: Duncan Skiles
Release date: 2018-11-16
15.

Under the Silver Lake

4.6
6.5/10

Young and disenchanted Sam meets a mysterious and beautiful woman who's swimming in his building's pool one night. When she suddenly vanishes the next morning, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal and conspiracy.

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough, Topher Grace, Jimmi Simpson, Riki Lindhome
Directed by: David Robert Mitchell
Release date: 2018-06-21
16.

The Cloverfield Paradox

4.5
5.5/10

Orbiting above a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.

Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Daniel Brühl, Chris O'Dowd, David Oyelowo, John Ortiz
Directed by: Julius Onah
Release date: 2018-02-04
17.

Apostle

4.5
6.3/10

In 1905, a man travels to a remote island in search of his missing sister who has been kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult.

Starring: Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen, Lucy Boynton, Bill Milner, Kristine Froseth
Directed by: Gareth Evans
Release date: 2018-09-21
18.

The Outsider

4.5
6.3/10

A former American G.I. joins a yakuza family after his release from prison in post-World War II Osaka.

Starring: Jared Leto, Tadanobu Asano, Kippei Shiina, Shiori Kutsuna, Min Tanaka
Directed by: Martin Zandvliet
Release date: 2018-03-09
19.

Super Troopers 2

4.4
6.1/10

When an international border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the Super Troopers- Mac, Thorny, Foster, Rabbit and Farva, are called in to set up a new Highway Patrol station in the disputed area.

Starring: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Erik Stolhanske, Paul Soter
Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar
Release date: 2018-04-19
20.

Cam

4.3
6.0/10

A young camgirl discovers that she’s inexplicably been replaced on her site with an exact replica of herself.

Starring: Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters, Devin Druid, Samantha Robinson
Directed by: Daniel Goldhaber
Release date: 2018-10-01

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