Sleuth (1972) RT 96% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Jan 1998

A mystery novelist devises an insurance scam with his wife’s lover – but things aren’t exactly as they seem.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Michael Caine  •  Alec Cawthorne  •  John Matthews

Dressed to Kill (1980) RT 84% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Aug 2001

A mysterious, tall, blonde woman wearing sunglasses murders one of a psychiatrist's patients, and now she's after the prostitute who witnessed it.  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Angie Dickinson  •  Nancy Allen  •  Keith Gordon

A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) RT 85% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Mar 2005

A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Kim Jee-woon
CAST:  Im Su-jeong  •  JeongAh Yeom  •  Moon Geun-young  •  Park Mi-Hyeon

Insomnia (2002) RT 92% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Oct 2002

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Al Pacino  •  Robin Williams  •  Maura Tierney

The Best Offer (2013) RT 56% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Apr 2014

Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Romance
DIRECTION:  Giuseppe Tornatore
CAST:  Geoffrey Rush  •  Jim Sturgess  •  Sylvia Hoeks  •  Donald Sutherland

The Next Three Days (2010) RT 52% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Mar 2011

A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. Lara Brennan is arrested for murdering her boss with whom she had an argument. It seems she ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Paul Haggis
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Brian Dennehy  •  RZA  •  Moran Atias

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) RT 94% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Oct 1998

In the early 1900s, Miranda attends a girls boarding school in Australia. One Valentine's Day, the school's typically strict headmistress treats the girls to a picnic field ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Vivean Gray  •  Helen Morse  •  Kirsty Child  •  Jacki Weaver

Killing Them Softly (2012) RT 74% / Audience 44%

DVD release: Mar 2013

Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Andrew Dominik
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Scoot McNairy  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Richard Jenkins

Alien 3 (1992)

After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Charles Dance  •  Pete Postlethwaite

Coma (1978)

A young woman doctor discovers something sinister going on in her hospital. Relatively healthy patients are having 'complications' during simple operations and ending up in ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael Crichton
CAST:  Geneviève Bujold  •  Michael Douglas  •  Elizabeth Ashley  •  Richard Widmark




The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) RT 86% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Mar 2012

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Rooney Mara  •  Robin Wright

Jaws (1975)

An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Robert Shaw  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Lorraine Gary

Pandorum (2009) RT 28% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Jan 2010

Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Horror • Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Christian Alvart
CAST:  Ben Foster  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Cam Gigandet  •  Antje Traue

The Guest (2014) RT 90% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Jan 2015

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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Adam Wingard
CAST:  Dan Stevens  •  Maika Monroe  •  Sheila Kelley  •  Ethan Embry

Gosford Park (2001) RT 86% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Jun 2002

Multiple storylined drama set in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in a country house in England.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Clive Owen  •  Maggie Smith  •  Geraldine Somerville

The Hunt for Red October (1990) RT 86% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Dec 1998

A new, technologically-superior Soviet sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius. The American government thinks Ramius is ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Scott Glenn  •  Sam Neill

Rear Window (1954) RT 100% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Mar 2001

Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Grace Kelly  •  James Stewart  •  Wendell Corey  •  Thelma Ritter

Signs (2002)

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Rory Culkin  •  Abigail Breslin

The Maltese Falcon (1941) RT 100% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Feb 2000

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Mary Astor  •  Gladys George  •  Peter Lorre

Focus (2015)

Nicky, a veteran con artist, takes a novice named Jess under his wing. While Nicky teaches Jess the tricks of the trade, the pair become romantically involved; but, when Jess ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Glenn Ficarra  •  John Requa
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Margot Robbie  •  Rodrigo Santoro  •  Robert Taylor