There are a few genres that are capable of keeping us glued to the screen, like suspense or thriller. All of them are made in a top that will allow you to know first-hand a cinematographic genre full of masterpieces, jewels, and tapes to claim. The projector or your computer and enjoy it. We selected the best mystery movies, a selection that is full of classic and current films, and that we have prepared at Vandal Random for the occasion.
Best mystery movies
We selected the best mystery movies for lovers of intrigue movies. An up-to-date list to help you understand and love thrillers as a film genre.
Aneesh Chaganty, responsible for films and special documentaries such as Google Glass: Seeds and the recent Mommy Loves You, signed in 2018 one of the most notable suspense or intrigue films of recent times. Searching tells the story of the disappearance of David Kim’s 16-year-old daughter, opening a police investigation for her later search. However, due to the lack of appetite from the police department.
With the lack of real clues, Kim decides to start delving into her daughter’s secrets by turning on her laptop and investigating social networks and files on her own. Searching through the screen. With a brave approach, this portrait of the times we live in manages to offer a powerful story to the viewer without great technical fanfare – it is independent cinema – and with the eyes of John Cho himself, who stars in the film.
A Quiet Place (2018)
John Krasinski made his debut through the front door with his first film behind the cameras as director. Following a story by Bryan Woods and Scott Beck, the famous television actor surrounded himself with a good cast and built a story of intrigue and horror with great doses of originality. A quiet place tells us about the misadventures of a family that lives in a house completely isolated from everything.
Alien to civilization after the arrival of creatures that listen to the slightest noise and hunt their prey by sound, they survive by growing their own plants and communicating with the fire with other neighbors in the area. Mixing visual and narrative tension with very intelligent use of sound, A quiet place presents a formula that engages as much as anxiety manages to awaken the viewer.
Mystic River (2003)
Few words can define what this modern drama and absolute reference within the cinematographic intrigue means or supposed. Mystic River delves into a harsh and ingrained tragedy that forever marks the childhoods of the characters played by Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Kevin Bacon in the film. By sad chance of fate, a painful event reunites them, awakening with him new and old fears, doubts, and resentments.
Let’s be honest: Eastwood’s story grows bigger by the minute as the minute hand progresses, presenting us with an exquisite refinement in its narration thanks to the superb script signed by Brian Helgeland. Winner of 2 Oscars and 2 Golden Globes (best actor for Penn and best-supporting actor for Robbins), a film that should be presented as the perfect example of what cinema can give of itself.
Don’t Breathe (2016)
How can you turn an intriguing movie around? Well, adding a bit of terror. In 2016, Fede Álvarez, who had already directed the remake of Infernal Possession and several episodes of From Dusk Till Dawn, teamed up with his friend Sam Raimi and the production company Sony to present us the story of a group of young thieves who decide to rob a blind man (Stephen Lang) a valuable monetary sum that, in theory, is hidden within the walls of your house.
However, what seemed like a perfect plan and easy money will end in a terrible mistake that will pay. Using an oppressive atmosphere through silence and the almost total lack of noise or dialogue, the thieves must fight and survive against a psychopath who will try to hunt them one by one in a terrain that he knows better than they do.
Night of wolves (2018)
Netflix has been producing great movies and ideas for several years that manage to nurture its increasingly varied and distinctive catalog. Counting on Jeremy Saulnier -director of among others, Green Room, Blue Ruin and several episodes of True Detective in its third season- as the great architect and a novel like William Giraldi’s as the base, they gave the green light to Noche de Lobos, a film which uses nature as a setting for his story of intrigue. He tells us the particular adventure and trip to Alaska of Russell Core (Jeffrey Wright), a wolf expert who must help a mother to hunt the animals that took her young son.
Without revealing more, we must warn that it is a very intense, suffocating film, which turns the real into something desperately brutal, mixing ideas, concepts, and cinematographic tricks to offer us a completely new film.
Diamonds in the Rough (2019)
Sometimes, even if it is few compared to the volume of movies or series that it produces and creates, Netflix hits the spot. And we refer to exponents such as Rome, The Irishman, or Stories of a marriage, authentic jewels that reach the viewer and mark a before and after in the genre in which they are entrenched and framed. Diamonds in the Rough, signed by Ben and Joshua Safdie, tells the gruesome and troubled story of a daring, foul-mouthed, and cocky jeweler from New York. In his desire to get ahead, even if it costs him his life, he will seek to risk everything with the idea of surviving in a complex environment full of people who will try to kill you for a percentage.
Starring an excellent Adam Sandler, In Diamonds in the Rough, each sequence manages to dazzle the viewer more, who will end up surrendered and completely given over to the pirouettes of a Sandler who will try to get ahead with the most unthinkable tricks.
It is based on the books by Robert Graysmith, in 2007 a wonderful and complex thriller about the figure of the ‘zodiac killer,’ a serial killer who, between 1966 and 1978, killed dozens of people in the San Francisco region. A fan of media attention, this criminal sent notes and clues to the police and the media, a fact that in the film leads two detectives to organize their particular search.
With casting in which actors like Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., or Mark Ruffalo stand out -among many others, Zodiac is more than just an intrigue movie with crimes everywhere. It reinvents the genre on its own thanks to an intelligent narrative that dislocates the viewer at the first few changes and that manages to make us feel part of the curious and twisted game of the murderer that appears in the film.
The Final Trick (2006)
A good story of intrigue or mystery should be able to completely fool us at the first change, do it again in the middle of its narrative, and lead us by the hand towards an end that we are not able to discern at first, but that makes sense. And in this, the present tape has no rival. The final trick is the tough and fierce rivalry between two magicians who, obsessed with performing the best tricks, end up being swallowed up by their own ambition.
Directed by Christopher Nolan, The Prestige is around the adaptation of an excellent novel by Christopher Priest that had triumphed among the readers, but which, beyond presenting it faithfully, manages to bring it to its own ground, counting again with its usual Christian Bale and Michael Caine, but adding the participation of actors and actresses of the stature of Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson or even David Bowie.
No Country for Old Men (2007)
We love Cormac McCarthy. The writer is the author of some of the best novels of recent times, such as The Road or Son of God. There, Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin), a veteran hunter, discovers some men riddled with bullets. What would be a normal occurrence, given the area, turns into something larger and more complex when he comes across a shipment of heroin and two million dollars?
With a stellar cast headed by the aforementioned Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, and Woody Harrelson, the Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men mixes the intrigue of the thriller genre with hints of serial killers, dramas, and road movies. The Coen brothers confirm their mastery in a twilight film, full of nuances and double readings that perfectly adapts the original material.