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    Exceptional Hollywood films that have enthralled audiences with their suspense, intrigue, and gripping narratives.

    Crime Thriller Hollywood Movies

    List of Hollywood Movies packed with Murder, Mystery and Thriller

    Se7en (1995)

    Se7en (1995)

    Directed by David Fincher, this film follows two detectives (played by Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman) as they hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi.

    The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

    The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

    Starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, this film delves into the chilling relationship between FBI trainee Clarice Starling and incarcerated cannibalistic serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

    Zodiac (2007)

    Zodiac (2007)

    Based on real events, this David Fincher film explores the pursuit of the notorious Zodiac killer in the late ’60s and ’70s in San Francisco.

    Mystic River (2003)

    Mystic River (2003)

    Directed by Clint Eastwood, this movie revolves around childhood friends whose lives intersect again when one of their daughters goes missing, uncovering dark secrets.

    Prisoners (2013)

    Prisoners (2013)

    Starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, this film follows the desperate search for two missing girls and the moral dilemmas faced by the characters.

    Gone Girl (2014)

    Gone Girl (2014)

    Adapted from Gillian Flynn’s novel, this film by David Fincher follows the mysterious disappearance of a woman and the media frenzy surrounding her husband’s involvement.

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

    Based on Stieg Larsson’s novel, this movie follows a journalist and a computer hacker as they investigate a wealthy family’s dark secrets.

    Memento (2000)

    Memento (2000)

    Directed by Christopher Nolan, this non-linear narrative follows a man with short-term memory loss as he tries to solve his wife’s murder.

    No Country for Old Men (2007)

    No Country for Old Men (2007)

    Directed by the Coen Brothers, this film tells the story of a hunter who stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and the subsequent chase by a relentless hitman.

    The Departed (2006)

    The Departed (2006)

    Martin Scorsese’s film revolves around an undercover cop and a mole in the police department as they attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang.

    Shutter Island (2010)

    Shutter Island (2010)

    Directed by Martin Scorsese, this film follows a U.S. Marshal investigating the disappearance of a patient from a mental institution.

    Seven Psychopaths (2012)

    Seven Psychopaths (2012)

    This dark comedy crime film follows a struggling screenwriter who becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld.

    Heat (1995)

    Heat (1995)

    Starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, this film showcases the cat-and-mouse game between a master thief and a dedicated detective.

    True Detective (2014-2019)

    True Detective (2014-2019)

    While not a movie, this anthology crime series explores different cases and characters across multiple seasons, featuring complex narratives and remarkable performances.

    The Usual Suspects (1995)

    The Usual Suspects (1995)

    A group of criminals meets after a truck heist goes awry, leading to a convoluted plot involving a mysterious crime lord named Keyser Söze.

    Oldboy (2003)

    Oldboy (2003)

    A man imprisoned for 15 years seeks revenge while piecing together the reasons behind his captivity in this South Korean film.

    The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

    The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

    Starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, and Gwyneth Paltrow, this film follows a young man who infiltrates the life of a wealthy acquaintance with deadly consequences.

    Collateral (2004)

    Collateral (2004)

    Directed by Michael Mann, this film sees a cab driver unwittingly becoming the chauffeur for a hitman on a killing spree.

    Memories of Murder (2003)

    Memories of Murder (2003)

    Another South Korean masterpiece based on real events, this film follows detectives trying to catch a serial killer in a small town.

    Kiss the Girls (1997)

    Kiss the Girls (1997)

    Starring Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd, this film focuses on a forensic psychologist hunting for a kidnapper who has captured his niece.

    Bone Collector (1999)

    Bone Collector (1999)

    Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie star in this thriller about a paralyzed forensic expert and a rookie cop tracking down a serial killer.

    Insomnia (2002)

    Insomnia (2002)

    Christopher Nolan directs this film about a detective investigating a murder in Alaska while battling insomnia.

    The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

    The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

    This Argentine-Spanish film revolves around a retired legal counselor writing a novel to uncover the truth behind a rape and murder case.

    The Fugitive (1993)

    The Fugitive (1993)

    A man wrongfully accused of his wife’s murder goes on the run to clear his name while being pursued by a relentless U.S. Marshal.

    Gone Baby Gone (2007)

    Gone Baby Gone (2007)

    Directed by Ben Affleck, this film follows private detectives investigating the abduction of a young girl in a working-class Boston neighborhood.

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

    This psychological thriller explores the consequences faced by a surgeon when a teenage boy confronts him about a past tragedy.

    The Game (1997)

    The Game (1997)

    Directed by David Fincher, this film follows a wealthy banker who is drawn into a mysterious and dangerous game that starts to blur reality.

    Blood Simple (1984)

    Blood Simple (1984)

    The Coen Brothers’ directorial debut, this neo-noir crime film involves a bar owner who hires a private investigator to murder his unfaithful wife and her lover.

    In the Heat of the Night (1967)

    In the Heat of the Night (1967)

    Set in the South, this film sees a black police detective from Philadelphia getting involved in a murder investigation in a racially charged small town.

    The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

    The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

    Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller follows an American family who become embroiled in an assassination plot while vacationing in Morocco.

    Charade (1963)

    Charade (1963)

    Starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, this film follows a woman pursued by several men who believe she knows the whereabouts of stolen money.

    L.A. Confidential (1997)

    L.A. Confidential (1997)

    Based on James Ellroy’s novel, this film showcases corruption within the LAPD during the ’50s and the intersecting stories of three detectives.

    The Night of the Hunter (1955)

    The Night of the Hunter (1955)

    This film sees a preacher with a dark past pursuing two children for hidden money after their father’s execution.

    The Third Man (1949)

    The Third Man (1949)

    Set in post-WWII Vienna, this film follows a novelist investigating the mysterious death of his friend.

    Mindhunters (2004)

    Mindhunters (2004)

    FBI trainees find themselves in a deadly simulation as they investigate a serial killer, uncovering a real threat among them.

    The Ghost Writer (2010)

    The Ghost Writer (2010)

    A ghostwriter is hired to pen the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister and uncovers dangerous secrets.

    Sicario (2015)

    Sicario (2015)

    This film follows an FBI agent enlisted in a government task force to bring down a Mexican drug cartel.

    The Others (2001)

    The Others (2001)

    Though more of a supernatural thriller, this film involves a woman and her two photosensitive children in a haunted mansion, uncovering dark family secrets.

    Jack Reacher (2012)

    Jack Reacher (2012)

    Based on the Lee Child novels, this film follows a former military investigator trying to solve a sniper shooting.

    The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

    The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

    Matthew McConaughey stars as a defense attorney who conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car.

    These crime thrillers and murder mystery movies showcase the diverse storytelling capabilities of Hollywood, captivating audiences with their suspenseful plots, intriguing characters, and unexpected twists.

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