Q1200678

Mystery Film Films and Movies List : Vote for your favorites.

A mystery film is a genre of film that revolves around the solution of a problem or a crime. It focuses on the efforts of the detective, private investigator or amateur sleuth to solve the mysterious circumstances of an issue by means of clues, investigation, and clever deduction.

The plot often centers on the deductive ability, prowess, confidence, or diligence of the detective as he attempts to unravel the crime or situation by piecing together clues and circumstances, seeking evidence, interrogating witnesses, and tracking down a criminal.

Suspense is often maintained as an important plot element. This can be done through the use of the soundtrack, camera angles, heavy shadows, and surprising plot twists. Alfred Hitchcock used all of these techniques, but would sometimes allow the audience in on a pending threat then draw out the moment for dramatic effect.

This genre has ranged from early mystery tales, fictional or literary detective stories, to classic Hitchcockian suspense-thrillers to classic private detective films. A related film subgenre is spy films.

 Read more...
 
 
Pages:
 
Votes cast on this list:
Up-Votes: 0
Down-Votes: 0
Views: 3432
 
Best-Votes: 0
Worst-Votes: 0
Total Votes: 0
  1. 1
    Blowup
    1340
    0
  2. 3
    Memento
    1020
    0
  3. 9
    Scream
    825
    0
  4. 13
    The Ring
    652
    0
  5. 17
    Gone Girl
    519
    0
  6. 19
    Solaris
    487
    0
  7. 22
    Insomnia
    440
    0
  8. 23
    Chevil
    438
    0
  9. 27
    Shaft
    416
    0
  10. 28
    Scream 2
    408
    0
  11. 30
    Scream 3
    378
    0
  12. 31
    Eagle Eye
    377
    0
  13. 39
    Scream 4
    325
    0
  14. 47
    Identity
    287
    0
  15. 48
    Psycho
    262
    0
  16. 49
    The Fog
    261
    0
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 

Voting Rules

  • You can vote up or down. Please always consider the context when voting, e.g. a song should be voted up or down with respect to the other songs contained on the album, an actor's performance in comparison with other actors in the same movie, a book with respect to other books by the same author or within the same genre.
  • A vote can be cancelled by simply clicking the opposite vote within 24 hours. You can then vote again on the same item.
  • Each user has one vote per item within a specific list every 24 hours. After 24 hours you can vote again on the same item within the same list.
  • You can vote on as many items as you like within a list or on the same item if it's part of another list. For example, you can vote David Bowie up or down on the list of pop music artists as well as on the list of indie rock artists and on the list of rock music artists. etc.
  • Happy Voting!