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Best English mystery movies of all time

Put on your detective hat and commence watching the best English mystery movies of all time on OTT.

Best English mystery movies of all time

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Last Updated: 09.49 PM, Jun 03, 2024


There is a certain comfort in watching a good mystery film. People love mystery films because they do a great job of enticing viewers with the intriguing premise. For decades, mystery films have enthralled viewers with their complex storylines, mysterious characters, and nail-biting tension. So, put on your detective hat and commence watching the best English mystery movies of all time.

Top mystery movies on OTT



Directed by Denis Villeneuve, the 2013 thriller film centers on the kidnapping of two young girls in Pennsylvania and the police's subsequent hunt for the kidnapper. The father of one of the daughters intervenes after the police detain and then release a young suspect. Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman, Viola Davis, Paul Dano, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, Maria Bello, and David Dastmalchian are among the ensemble cast members in the movie.

IMDb rating: 8.2/10

OTT platform: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+

Shutter Island

Martin Scorsese's 2010 psychological thriller revolves around a deputy US Marshal who arrives on Shutter Island to look into a mental health facility following the disappearance of a patient. Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo play the lead roles, while Michelle Williams, Ben Kingsley, and Max von Sydow are seen in supporting roles.

IMDb rating: 8.2/10

OTT platform: JioCinema

Gone Girl

Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, and Carrie Coon are among the stars in the psychological thriller, directed by David Fincher. Based on Gillian Flynn’s novel, Gone Girl follows the story of a woman who goes missing. In the movie, Affleck's character Nick Dunne is the main suspect in his wife Amy Pike's unexpected disappearance in Missouri. It's regarded as a postmodern mystery cult classic. For Gone Girl, Pike secured several nominations, including the Best Actress (Academy Award).

IMDb rating: 8.1/10

OTT platform: Netflix, Apple TV+

Knives Out

Daniel Craig stars as private investigator Benoit Blanc who is called in to probe the death of best-selling author Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer). Despite the police ruling that Harlan's death was a suicide, Blanc believes there was foul play and looks into several leads to determine the real cause of death. Rian Johnson directed the 2019 movie.

IMDb rating: 7.9/10

OTT platform: Apple TV+

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Directed by David Fincher, the 2011 mystery-thriller centers on journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) and Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara). The film follows Blomkvist as he tries to discover the fate of a girl from a wealthy family who vanished forty years ago. He takes computer hacker Salander's assistance to crack the mystery.

IMDb rating: 7.8/10

OTT platform: ZEE5, Amazon Prime Video

The Judge

Chicago-based attorney Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) chooses to represent his father, an adjudicator named Joseph (Robert Duvall), who has been accused of murder. David Dobkin directed the 2014 legal drama film which features supporting performances from Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, and Dax Shepard.

IMDb rating: 7.4/10

OTT platform: JioCinema, Amazon Prime Video

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