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Murder mysteries really do have the power to hold their audiences. As much as they love, adore, and dream of their own fairy tale with an ending similar to their favorite rom-coms, audiences are instantly drawn to something that rattles their minds: within seconds, people are ready to horrified, bewildered and frightened. and confused.

As long as they are excited, they will still choose to watch murder mystery movies or TV shows and even prefer them to romantic comedies. Another interesting fact is how the human brain works: people are more concerned with predicting the ending than really focusing on the plot and plot development.

Whatever the reason, we’re all into murder mysteries, at least they’re one of the best discussions later on! Also, if the movie or series gets intense, you will have the opportunity to cuddle up with your partner. Win win!

Enough chitchat, let’s get down to the list. Don’t forget to watch the trailers before deciding on a movie or TV series. Obviously, you want the creepiest of all, right?

IMDb’s 15 Best Murder Mysteries Movies and TV Shows: Watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+Hotstar, YouTube


Launch: 2010

Ended: 2017

IMDb Rating: 9.1/10

Directors: Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat

Genre: Crime, Drama and Mystery

Awards: 9 Primetime Emmy Awards

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Una Stubbs

2. True detective

Launch: 2014

Ended: 2019

IMDb Rating: 8.9/10

Director: Nic Pizzolatto

Genre: Crime, Drama and Mystery

Awards: 5 Primetime Emmy Awards

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Matthew McConaughey, and Rachel McAdams

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Launch: 2006

Ended: 2013

IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

Director: James Manos Jr.

Genre: Crime, Drama and Mystery

Awards: 4 Primetime Emmy Awards

Starring: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, James Remar and David Zayas

4. Se7en

Released: 1995

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

Director: David Fincher

Genre: Crime, Drama and Mystery

Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Daniel Zacapa, John Cassini and Gwyneth Paltrow

5. Mindhunter

Launch: 2017

Ended: 2019

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

Director: Joe Penhall

Genre: Crime, Drama and Mystery

Awards: Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys

Starring: Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv, and Hannah Gross

6. The Silence of the Lambs

Launch: 1991

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

Director: Jonathan Demme

Genre: Crime, Drama and Thriller

Awards: 5 Oscars

Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons and Lawrence T. Wrentz

7. The bridge

Launch: 2011

Ended: 2018

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

Genre: Crime, Drama and Thriller

Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award

Starring: Sofia Helin, Rafael Pettersson and Sarah Boberg

8. psycho

Launch: 1960

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Genre: Horror, Mystery and Thriller

Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles and John Gavin

9. Old

Released: 2003

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

Director: Park Chan-wook

Genre: Action, Mystery and Drama

Starring: Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Kim Byeong-Ok and Kang Hye-jeong

10. Incredible (miniseries)

Launch: 2019

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

Directors: Susannah Grant, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman

Genre: Crime and Drama

Awards: Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys

Starring: Kaitlyn Dever, Toni Collette, Blake Ellis and Merritt Wever

11. Shutter Island

Launch: 2010

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IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genre: Mystery and Thriller

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo and

Ben Kingsley

12. Lost Girl

Launch: 2014

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Director: David Fincher

Genre: Thriller, Drama and Mystery

Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar

Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, and Neil Patrick Harris.

13. Prisoners

Launch: 2013

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Genre: Crime, Drama and Mystery

Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Leo and Viola Davis

14. Memories of a Murder

Released: 2003

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Director: Bong Joon Ho

Genre: Crime, Drama and Mystery

Starring: Song Kang-ho, Kim Sang-kyung, and Roe-ha Kim

15. Manhunt

Launch: 2017

Finished: In Progress

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Directors: Andrew Sodroski, Jim Clemente and Tony Gittelson

Genre: Crime, Drama and Biography

Starring: Gethin Anthony, Arliss Howard, Kelly Jenrette and cameron britton

That’s all folks. We hope you like our curated list of the best murder mystery movies and TV shows. Have a spooky weekend!

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