3 Movies for Those Who Love a Good Mystery

Everybody loves a good mystery, especially in movies! There is no greater thrill in the viewing experience than trying to find all the clues as the movie plays out and then figuring out the whodunnit and whydunit of the plot. However, to keep a viewer happy, the clues must be ingeniously hidden, and the motives need to be fresh and – to the best of their ability – unpredictable. Some movies do this better than most, and so down below we list 3 great ones for those who love a good mystery.

First up is Knives Out, a 2019 American mystery that is written and directed by Rian Johnson. As far as murder mysteries go, this one has it all! Featuring a fresh spin on a familiar narrative where a sizable inheritance is involved after the unexpected demise of Harlan Thrombey, a novelist with a large family and even larger wealth, Knives Out combines stellar writing and praiseworthy acting to create one of the more noteworthy murder mysteries of the last decade.

Jamie Lee Curtis attends the Premiere of Lionsgate's "Knives Out" at Regency Village Theatre on November 14, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

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Next up is Zodiac, a critically acclaimed movie based on the famous Zodiac Killer. Directed by David Fincher, the movie has a unique spin on the typical procedural drama with the detectives — starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jake Gyllenhaal — not only trying to find out who the killer is, but also trying to understand the motives behind the killings. The movie is filled with twists and turns that keep viewers guessing until the very end.

Finally, we have Memento, a 2000 neo-noir psychological thriller that is written and directed by Christopher Nolan. The movie follows the story of Leonard, a man trying to find the person who killed his wife. However, Leonard suffers from a condition called anterograde amnesia, which prevents him from forming new memories, making it difficult for him to make progress with his investigations. The movie plays with this concept in an interesting way, keeping viewers guessing and on the edge of their seats.