Mystery


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2007 23 Nov 2007 R 78 min ThrillerMysteryHorror
A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.
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16 wins & 12 nominations.
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Jaume Balagueró, Luiso Berdejo, Paco Plaza
2010: The Year We Make Contact
1984 07 Dec 1984 PG 116 min Sci-FiThrillerMysteryAdventure
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In this sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, a joint American- Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to discover what went wrong with the U.S.S. Discovery against a backdrop of growing global tensions. Among the mysteries the expedition must explain are the appearance of a huge black monolith in Jupiter's orbit and the fate of H.A.L., the Discovery's sentient computer. Based on a novel written by Arthur C. Clarke.
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
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Arthur C. Clarke (novel), Peter Hyams (screenplay)
8MM
1999 26 Feb 1999 R 123 min DramaCrimeMystery
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Private investigator Tom Welles is hired by the recently widowed Mrs. Christian who has found a startling pornographic film in her late husband's possessions. In the film a teenage girl is apparently killed and Welles is pretty sure it's a genuine snuff film. He takes the case, first going through records of runaways finally identifying the girl and learning that she may have run off to California. There he enters the seedy underworld of pornography with the help of Max California, a porn store clerk. His principal clue is the masked man who killed the girl as he has a unique tattoo on his hand. He soon finds the culprits but there is little satisfaction in resolving the mystery.
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2 wins & 1 nomination.
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Andrew Kevin Walker
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A Walk Among The Tombstones
2014 19 September 2014 R 114 min DramaThrillerCrimeMystery
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Matt Scudder is a former cop now a private eye. He is asked by a drug dealer to find the men who kidnapped his wife. It seems like they killed her even after he paid them. Scudder refuses. But the man later goes to see him and tells him how his wife was killed. Scudder takes the job. He does some research and thinks the men he is looking for have done this more than once. And that everyone they grabbed is connected to a drug dealer. He was about to give up when they grab another girl and Scudder tries make sure she's returned alive.
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1 nomination.
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Lawrence Block (based on the novel by), Scott Frank (written for the screen by)
An American Haunting
2005 05 May 2006 PG-13 83 min ThrillerMysteryHorror
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In 2006, in Red River, Tennessee, a teenager has frequent nightmares. Her mother reads an old letter from 1817 written by her ancestor, Lucy Bell. After a dispute of lands judged by the church, her husband John Bell is cursed by his opponent Kathe Batts, who has a fame of being a witch. From this moment on, an entity threatens John and her daughter Betsy Bell, attacking the girl during the nights. With the support of Betsy's school teacher Richard Powell, who tries to find rational explanations for the manifestation; her brother John Bell Jr.; and their friend James Johnston, who unsuccessfully tries to exorcize the entity from the house, the family does their best to protect Betsy in the haunted house.
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5 nominations.
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Brent Monahan (novel), Courtney Solomon
Angel Heart
1987 06 Mar 1987 X 113 min ThrillerMysteryHorror
Harry Angel has a new case, to find a man called Johnny Favourite. Except things aren't quite that simple and Johnny doesn't want to be found. Let's just say that amongst the period detail and beautiful scenery, it all gets really really nasty.
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2 wins & 3 nominations.
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William Hjortsberg (novel), Alan Parker (screenplay)
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Angels & Demons
2009 15 May 2009 PG-13 138 min ThrillerMystery
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Following the murder of a physicist, Father Silvano Bentivoglio, a symbolist, Robert Langdon, and a scientist, Vittoria Vetra, are on an adventure involving a secret brotherhood, the Illuminati. Clues lead them all around the Vatican, including the four altars of science, Earth, Air, Fire and Water. An assassin, working for the Illuminati, has captured four cardinals, and murders each, painfully. Robert and Vittoria also are searching for a new very destructive weapon that could kill millions.
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1 win & 5 nominations.
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David Koepp (screenplay), Akiva Goldsman (screenplay), Dan Brown (novel)
Awake
2007 30 Nov 2007 R 84 min ThrillerCrimeMystery
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The story focuses on a man who suffers "anesthetic awareness" and finds himself awake and aware, but paralyzed, during heart surgery. His mother must wrestle with her own demons as a turn of events unfolds around them, while trying to unfold the story hidden behind her son's young wife.
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1 win & 3 nominations.
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Joby Harold
Bangkok Haunted
2001 26 Jul 2005 N/A 130 min MysteryHorror
Three young women gathered in a coffee bar in Bangkok tell and discuss three original ghost stories with each other. The first tale: In Bangkok, the young Jieb receives an ancient drum not ...
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N/A
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Pisut Praesangeam
Before I Go to Sleep
2014 31 Oct 2014 R 92 min DramaThrillerMystery
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A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.
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N/A
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Rowan Joffe, S.J. Watson (based on the novel by)
Black Christmas
1974 20 Dec 1974 R 98 min ThrillerMysteryHorror
It's time for Christmas break, and the sorority sisters make plans for the holiday, but the strange anonymous phone calls are beginning to put them on edge. When Clare disappears, they contact the police, who don't express much concern. Meanwhile Jess is planning to get an abortion, but boyfriend Peter is very much against it. The police finally begin to get concerned when a 13-year-old girl is found dead in the park. They set up a wiretap to the sorority house, but will they be in time to prevent a sorority girl attrition problem?
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2 wins & 2 nominations.
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Roy Moore (screenplay)
Blue Velvet
1986 23 Oct 1986 R 120 min DramaCrimeMystery
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The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 16 nominations.
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David Lynch (screenplay)
Brick
2005 14 Apr 2006 R 110 min DramaCrimeMystery
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The lonely teenager Brendan finds his former girlfriend Emily dead in the entrance of a tunnel of sewage and recalls her phone call two days ago, when she said to him that she was in trouble. Brendan, who still loved Emily, met bad elements of his high-school trying to contact her, and when he succeeded, she told him that she was OK. He hides her body in the tunnel and decides to investigate the meaning and connection of four words, including "brick" and "pin", that Emily told him to find who killed her. Using the support of his nerd friend Brain, he successively meets the small time drug dealers Kara, Dode, Brad Bramish, Laura and Tugger, to reach the teenager powerful drug dealer The Pin. Slowly, Brendan unravels the motives why Emily was killed and plots a revenge.
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11 wins & 22 nominations.
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Rian Johnson
Bubba Ho-Tep
2002 10 Oct 2003 R 92 min MysteryFantasyComedy
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Elvis and JFK, both alive and in nursing homes, fight for the souls of their fellow residents as they battle an ancient Egyptian Mummy.
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7 wins & 9 nominations.
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Joe R. Lansdale (short story), Don Coscarelli (screenplay)
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Bullitt
1968 17 Oct 1968 PG 114 min ActionCrimeMystery
High profile San Francisco Police Lieutenant Frank Bullitt is asked personally by ambitious Walter Chalmers, who is in town to hold a US Senate subcommittee hearing on organized crime, to guard Johnny Ross, a Chicago based mobster who is about to turn evidence against the organization at the hearing. Chalmers wants Ross' safety at all cost, or else Bullitt will pay the consequences. Bullitt and his team of Sergeant Delgetti and Detective Carl Stanton have Ross in protective custody for 48 hours over the weekend until Ross provides his testimony that upcoming Monday. Bullitt's immediate superior, Captain Samuel Bennet, gives Bullitt full authority to lead the case, no questions asked for any move Bullitt makes. When an incident occurs early during their watch, Bullitt is certain that Ross and/or Chalmers are not telling them the full story to protect Ross properly. Without telling Bennet or an incensed Chalmers, Bullitt clandestinely moves Ross while he tries to find out who is after Ross, and why Ross has seemingly made it so easy for "them" to find him. As Bullitt enlists the help of his live-in artist girlfriend Cathy over the weekend and as she sees for the first time with what he deals every day, she wonders if he is indeed the man with whom she should be.
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations.
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Alan Trustman (screenplay), Harry Kleiner (screenplay), Robert L. Fish (novel)
Buried
2010 15 Oct 2010 R 95 min DramaThrillerMystery
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Waking groggy in pitch darkness, Paul Conroy, an American truck driver working in Iraq in 2006, slowly realizes he is trapped inside a wooden coffin, buried alive. With his cigarette lighter, he can see the trap he is in, and he quickly realizes that there's not enough air for him to live long. He finds within the coffin a working cellphone, which allows him contact with the outside world. But the outside world proves not to be very helpful at finding a man buried in a box in the middle of the Iraqi desert. Paul must rely on his best resource--himself.
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15 wins & 32 nominations.
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Chris Sparling
Carnival of Souls
1962 02 Nov 1962 APPROVED 78 min MysteryFantasyHorror
Mary Henry is enjoying the day by riding around in a car with two friends. When challenged to a drag, the women accept, but are forced off of a bridge. It appears that all are drowned, until Mary, quite some time later, amazingly emerges from the river. After recovering, Mary accepts a job in a new town as a church organist, only to be dogged by a mysterious phantom figure that seems to reside in an old run-down pavilion. It is here that Mary must confront the personal demons of her spiritual insouciance.
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N/A
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John Clifford
Changeling
2008 31 Oct 2008 R 141 min DramaCrimeMystery
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Los Angeles, 1928. A single mother returns from work to find her nine-year-old son gone. She calls the LAPD to initiate a search. Five months later, a boy is found in Illinois who fits the description; he says he's her son. To fanfare and photos, the LAPD reunite mother and son, but she insists he's not her boy. The cops dismiss her as either a liar or hysterical. When she joins a minister in his public criticism of the police, they in turn use government power to silence and intimidate her. Meanwhile, a cop goes to a dilapidated ranch to find a Canadian lad who's without legal status; the youth tells a grisly tale. There's redress for murder; is there redress for abuse of power?
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 44 nominations.
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J. Michael Straczynski
Chinatown
1974 20 Jun 1974 R 130 min DramaThrillerMystery
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JJ 'Jake' Gittes is a private detective who seems to specialize in matrimonial cases. He is hired by Evelyn Mulwray when she suspects her husband Hollis, builder of the city's water supply system, of having an affair. Gittes does what he does best and photographs him with a young girl but in the ensuing scandal, it seems he was hired by an impersonator and not the real Mrs. Mulwray. When Mr. Mulwray is found dead, Jake is plunged into a complex web of deceit involving murder, incest and municipal corruption all related to the city's water supply.
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 23 nominations.
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Robert Towne
Copycat
1995 27 Oct 1995 R 123 min DramaCrimeMystery
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In San Francisco, the criminal psychologist Helen Hudson is specialized in serial-killers. During a trial, the accused Daryll Lee Cullum kills a police officer and tries to kill her and she becomes agoraphobic. Now Helen lives a reclusive life with her gay friend Andy that helps her. Sometime later, there is a wave of crimes and Detectives M.J. Monahan and Reuben Goetz are investigating the murder cases. Helen identifies that the murderer is copycatting notorious serial-killers and she anonymously contacts the Police Department. After fourteen phone calls, she is identified by the police. Detectives M.J. and Reuben visit her and Helen teams up with them and prepares the profile of the killer that wants to be famous. But soon the copycat killer Peter Foley contacts and stalks Helen and M.J. and Reuben give protection to her. Will they be capable to stop Foley before the next murder?
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2 wins & 1 nomination.
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Ann Biderman, David Madsen
Cypher
2002 18 Jan 2003 R 95 min Sci-FiMysteryRomance
An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.
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5 wins & 3 nominations.
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Brian King
D.O.A.
1950 30 Apr 1950 APPROVED 83 min DramaMysteryFilm-Noir
Frank Bigelow, told he's been poisoned and has only a few days to live, tries to find out who killed him and why.
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1 win.
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Russell Rouse (story), Clarence Greene (story), Russell Rouse (screenplay), Clarence Greene (screenplay)
Dark Water
2002 19 Jan 2002 PG-13 101 min DramaMysteryHorror
A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water.
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6 wins & 1 nomination.
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Kôji Suzuki (novel), Ken'ichi Suzuki (screenplay), Yoshihiro Nakamura (screenplay)
Deliver Us from Evil
2014 02 Jul 2014 R 118 min ThrillerMysteryHorror
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In DELIVER US FROM EVIL, New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie's bone-chilling real-life cases.
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2 wins & 4 nominations.
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Scott Derrickson (screenplay), Paul Harris Boardman (screenplay), Ralph Sarchie (book), Lisa Collier Cool (book)
Devil
2010 17 Sep 2010 PG-13 80 min DramaMysteryHorror
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A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.
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2 nominations.
WRITER
Brian Nelson (screenplay), M. Night Shyamalan (story)