10 Best Thriller/Mystery Movies of the 1990s

A quick polling of Reddit fans named these ten movies some of the best mystery movies of the nineties.

However, I was surprised that no one mentioned The Green Mile (1999) or The Fugitive (1993). So those are my picks. Now let's see if your favorite made this list.

The Usual Suspects (1995) is an outstanding mystery movie choice nominated by Redditor u/Zajo_the_Lurker. It's a thriller movie with an all-star cast, including Stephen Baldwin and Kevin Spacey.

The Usual Suspects

Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, and Deborah Kara Unger star in The Game (1997). A wealthy banker in San Fransisco participates in a mysterious game. However, his life flips upside down, and he discovers a concealed conspiracy created to ruin him.

The Game

“Hello, Clarice.” Silence of the Lambs is a mystery thrill ride as a young F.B.I. cadet Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) tracks down a serial killer.

Silence of the Lambs

In the psychological crime film Se7en, rookie (Brad Pitt) and veteran (Morgan Freeman) detectives team up to catch a sadistic serial killer. The killer is murdering based on the seven deadly sins. Se7en has one of the most shocking endings of all time.


Redditor HereComeDatMoonBoi concurred with The Game nomination but added Arlington Road (1998). This nineties mystery movie stars Jeff Bridges, Joan Cusack, and Tim Robbins.

Arlington Road

L.A. Confidential (1997) follows three 1950's police officers, Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, and Guy Pearce, during the interchange of police corruption and Hollywood celebrity. The officers deliver three different variations of justice and keep viewers guessing.

L.A. Confidential

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