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Greatest 2021 Mystery Thrillers, Ranked

This year was filled with mystery thriller movies. Tons of movies like Reminiscence, Spiral, The Woman in the Window, The Guilty, Detention, and more… But most of them were either underwhelming or poorly executed. Below is the list of the top 10 mystery thriller movies we were blessed with in 2021!

10. Lapsis

Documentary filmmaker Noah Hutton wrote, scored, and directed this movie Lapsis. It was a weird little movie with a minimal budget that seemed to somehow accomplish what it intended to. Though it has received mixed reviews, it is still unique and worth your time.

10. Lapsis Documentary filmmaker Noah Hutton wrote, scored, and directed this movie Lapsis. It was a weird little movie with a minimal budget that seemed to somehow accomplish what it intended to. Though it has received mixed reviews, it is still unique and worth your time.
Powerful movie with a small budget

9. The Dry

Eric Bana starring The Dry is a great Aussie flick based on a fascinating crime drama book by Jan Harper. It’s a very captivating movie that is guaranteed to stay with you for a longer time.

9. The Dry Eric Bana starring The Dry is a great Aussie flick based on a fascinating crime drama book by Jan Harper. It's a very captivating movie that is guaranteed to stay with you for a longer time.
A great Aussie film that came out this year

8. The Voyeurs

Sydney Sweeney and Justice Smith starring The Voyeurs is a movie that creeps up on you steadily, just as the main characters of the movie creeping up on their neighbors’ intimate moments. The film can sometimes get quite edgy for most viewers, not for faint-hearted.

8. The Voyeurs Sydney Sweeney and Justice Smith starring The Voyeurs is a movie that creeps up on you steadily, just as the main characters of the movie creeping up on their neighbors' intimate moments. The film can sometimes get quite edgy for most viewers, not for faint-hearted.
A very edgy movie

7. Raging Fire

This Cantonese movie about a god-honest officer pitted against his protégé is a thrilling ride to be on. Unfortunately, this was the director, Benny Chan’s last film as he passed away in 2020.

7. Raging Fire This Cantonese movie about a god-honest officer pitted against his protégé is a thrilling ride to be on. Unfortunately, this was the director, Benny Chan's last film as he passed away in 2020.
A great concept executed very well

6. The Night House

Rebecca Hall and Sarah Goldberg starring The Night House, follows a widow who starts discovering some shocking secrets about her deceased husband. The movie could be mediocre, but Hall’s performance was terrific and possibly the film’s biggest selling point.

6. The Night House Rebecca Hall and Sarah Goldberg starring The Night House, follows a widow who starts discovering some shocking secrets about her deceased husband. The movie could be mediocre, but Hall's performance was terrific and possibly the film's biggest selling point.
Hall and Goldberg are both very underrated in Hollywood, especially the latter

5. No Man of God

Luke Kirby’s performance as the infamous serial killer Ted Bundy wasn’t expected to be as horrifyingly correct as it was. Kirby delivered beautifully in this mess of a movie, and not to forget, Elijah Wood as the FBI officer was the perfect complement to Kirby’s Bundy.

5. No Man of God Luke Kirby's performance as the infamous serial killer Ted Bundy wasn't expected to be as horrifyingly correct as it was. Kirby delivered beautifully in this mess of a movie, and not to forget, Elijah Wood as the FBI officer was the perfect complement to Kirby's Bundy, showcasing what their relationship was like in real life.
Kirby as Bundy was one of the best performances of this year

4. Last Night in Soho

It was probably Edgar Wright’s weakest movie yet, but that doesn’t mean it was bad. Moreover, the film’s cinematography was quite captivating, capturing the animated essence of Soho Street.

4. Last Night in Soho It was probably Edgar Wright's weakest movie yet, but that doesn't mean it was bad. On the contrary, he is that good a director that even his mediocre work is usually far better than his contemporaries. Moreover, the film's cinematography was quite captivating, capturing the animated essence of Soho Street in London.
Edgar Wright’s weakest but still good enough

3. Malignant

A love letter to the 80s slasher movies, Malignant is genuinely one of the best movies of 2021. This movie reminded horror fans of the good old years when horror movies were more than just cheap jumpscares.

3. Malignant A love letter to the 80s slasher movies, Malignant is genuinely one of the best movies of 2021. This movie reminded horror fans of the good old years when horror movies were more than just cheap jumpscares.
Fans are waiting for sequels

2. Old

Night Shyamalan’s new thriller is based around a fascinating concept of children growing old after coming back from diving in the ocean on a secluded beach. It’s a fun watch for all mystery thriller lovers, and Shayamalan rarely misses in this genre.

2. Old M. Night Shyamalan's new thriller is based around a fascinating concept of children growing old after coming back from diving in the ocean on a secluded beach. It's a fun watch for all mystery thriller lovers, and Shayamalan rarely misses in this genre.
Shyamalan has had a lot of ups and downs

1. Lamb

Lamb is the creepiest movie of 2021, without a doubt. It follows around an Icelandic couple who just lost their kid running a farm where their sheep gives birth to a half-man half-sheep offspring. They then decide to raise that abnormality, and the herd of sheep tries to get back their member until something extremely shocking is revealed at the end. It’s as weird as it sounds but is also one of the best cinematic experiences that came out this year.

1. Lamb Lamb is the creepiest movie of 2021, without a doubt. It follows around an Icelandic couple who just lost their kid running a farm where their sheep gives birth to a half-man half-sheep offspring. They then decide to raise that abnormality, and the herd of sheep tries to get back their member until something extremely shocking is revealed at the end. It's as weird as it sounds but is also one of the best cinematic experiences that came out this year.
A beautiful yet creepy cinematic experience

 

What’s your favorite movie from this list? Do you usually prefer watching foreign films?

Written by FandomWire Staff