Top 10 Best Mystery Thriller Movies of All Time

Thriller is broad of literature, film, and television, having numerous, often overlapping subgenres. Thrillers are characterized by the emotions they trigger. They give viewers intense feelings of excitement, expectation, nail-biting suspense, and unmitigated anxiety. These are some of the top ten best mystery thriller movies of all time.

Top 10 Best Mystery Thriller Movies

10. Seven


This is a story of a detective who partners with a retired friend trying to track down a serial killer. The serial killer uses the seven deadly sins as a motif in his murders. The film is directed by David Fincher and written by Andrew Kevin Walker.

9. Prisoners


It is about the abduction of two young girls in Pennsylvania and the subsequent search for the abductor by the police.

8. The prestige

The prestige

It is 2006 British American mystery thriller film directed by Christoper Nolan. It is a story about magicians obsessed with creating the best stage illusion, they engage in competitive one-upmanship with tragic results and a renowned twist ending.

7. Memento


It is a 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan. The story is about a man who as a result of past trauma, has amnesia and loses his memory every five minutes.

6. Shutter Island

Shutter Island

The story is about a united states marshall who is investigating the disappearance of a murderer who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane persons. This movie is directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Laeta Kalogridis and was voted as one of the best thriller movies.

5. The chasers

The chasers

This is a story of an ex-policeman who runs a small ring of prostitutes and finds himself in a race against time when one of his women goes missing. The story is written by Won-Chan Hong and directed by Hong-jin.

4. Nine Queens

Nine Queens

This is a story of two con artists trying to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps. The story is directed by Fabian Bielinsky. This movie was also voted as one of the best thriller movies of all time.

3. Interstellar


This is a story of explorers traveling through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure human survival. Two characters sustain a fall from ice plateau, on a steep ice ramp, onto a shadowy ice platform. A moment later, a panoramic shot shows them fighting in a very different place. It is directed by Christopher Nolan and written by Jonathan Nolan.

2. L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential

This is a story of three policemen investigating a series of murders with their own brand of justice. It was directed by Curtis Hanson and written by James Ellroy. This movie is also voted as one of the best mystery thriller movies of all times, having won seven Oscars and one golden globe.

1. The Silence Of The Lambs

The Silence Of The Lambs

This is a 1991 American psychological horror thriller movie; it was directed by Jonathan Demme from a Screenplay written by Ted Tally, adapted from Thomas Harris 1988 novel. It is about a young FBI trainee seeking the advice of the imprisoned doctor a cannibalistic serial killer to apprehend another serial killer. This movie was voted as one of the best mystery thriller movies has won four Oscars and three golden gloves.