2018 Mystery Movies

The Cloverfield Paradox/Cloverfield 3 (2018)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

In the near future, a group of international astronauts on a space station are working to solve a massive energy crisis on Earth. The experimental technology aboard the station has an unexpected result, leaving the team isolated and fighting for their survival.

The Cloverfield Paradox stars David Oyelowo (Selma, Interstellar), John Ortiz (Fast & Furious films, Kong: Skull Island), Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Concussion, Beyond the Lights), Chris O’Dowd (The IT Crowd, Moone Boy, Thor: The Dark World), Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and Daniel Bruhl (Captain America: Civil War, Rush).

Directed by Julius Onah (The Girl is in Trouble). Originally scripted by Freaks of Nature and 22 Jump Street scribe Oren Uziel, the project was rewritten by Star Beyond‘s Doug Jung.

Mute (2018)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Berlin. Forty years from today. A roiling city of immigrants, where East crashes against West in a science-fiction Casablanca. Leo Beiler (Skarsgard), a mute bartender has one reason and one reason only for living here, and she’s disappeared. But when Leo’s search takes him deeper into the city’s underbelly, an odd pair of American surgeons (led by Rudd) seem to be the only recurring clue, and Leo can’t tell if they can help, or who he should fear most

This is the latest film from director Duncan Jones, who made a name for himself with high concept sci-fi films like Moon and Source CodeMute was in development hell for several years, but Jones finally announced it would be his next movie in November 2015. He drew inspiration from Blade Runner while crafting its world, and started production in September 2016.

Jones previously described Mute as a “spiritual sequel” to Moon and envisions it as the second part of an unofficial trilogy. He has expressed a desire to see Sam Rockwell cameo in Mute as his Moon character, Sam Bell. In addition to being released on Netflix, there is a plan to give Mute a limited theatrical release. It was originally to premiere in 2017, before being pushed back to 2018.

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Mute was inspired by Blade Runner

Insidious: The Last Key (2018)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The creative minds behind the hit Insidious trilogy return for Insidious: The Last Key. The franchise welcomes back standout Lin Shaye as Dr. Elise Rainier, the brilliant parapsychologist who faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet: in her own family home.

This film is the fourth overall installment in the Insidious horror film franchise, which began with the original movie back in 2011. The previous three films have all been moderate box office successes, with the property peaking in 2013 with Insidious: Chapter 2 ($83.5 million). The Last Key is second in regards to the in-universe chronology, following the events of Insidious: Chapter 3. It was originally going to be released in October 2017 for Halloween, but studio Blumhouse Productions pushed it back for Happy Death Day instead. Principal photography took place in 2016.

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The Girl in the Spider’s Web (2018)

  • Genre: Mystery

The next chapter in the Millennium movie series, The Girl in the Spider’s Web follows Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist as they investigate a story that involves spies, cybercriminals, and government operatives – some willing to kill to protect their secrets.

Happytime Murders (2018)

  • Genre: Comedy, Mystery

Two Los Angeles detectives, one human and one puppet, are forced to work together to try and discover who is murdering former cast members of the classic puppet TV show, “The Happytime Gang”.

The Commuter (2018)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Michael McCauley (Liam Neeson) is an insurance salesman who is on his daily commute home. A mysterious stranger contacts him and offers him $100,000 if he identifies a hidden passenger on his train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realizes he is caught in the midst of a deadly criminal conspiracy and that his life and the lives of his fellow passengers are at risk.

This film has been in development since 2010, when Olatunde Osunsanmi signed on to direct. It lingered for a number of years before Jaume Collet-Serra became the helmsman. The Commuter marks the filmmaker’s fourth collaboration with Liam Neeson, following other action films Unknown, Non-Stop, and Run All Night. Production took place in 2016, as the film was initially scheduled for an October 2017 premiere. Distributor StudioCanal later made the decision to push it back to January 2018. The Commuter has received mixed reviews early on from critics.

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Winchester (2018)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Biography, Horror, Mystery

Inspired by true events. On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester, (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren) heiress to the Winchester fortune, it is a house that knows no end. Constructed in an incessant twenty-four hour a day, seven day a week mania for decades, it stands seven stories tall and contains hundreds of rooms. To the outsider it looks like a monstrous monument to a disturbed woman’s madness. But Sarah is not building for herself, for her niece (Sarah Snook) or for the brilliant Doctor Eric Price (Jason Clarke) whom she has summoned to the house. She is building a prison, an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts, and the most terrifying among them have a score to settle with the Winchesters…

The film is based on the true story of Sarah Winchester, who used her immense fortune for the perpetual construction of the Winchester mansion, which went on for 38 straight years. She firmly believed her house was cursed by evil spirits, and adding to the mansion was the only way to deal with the situation. In the years following her death, the mansion has become a tourist attraction. The Spierig brothers signed on to direct the movie in May 2016, and Mirren was cast shortly after. Principal photography began in March 2017.

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Hereditary (2018)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited as it slowly destroys everything they know. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.

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You Were Never Really Here (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

The film is based on the novella by Jonathan Ames. An adaptation was announced in 2016, with director Lynne Ramsay and star Joaquin Phoenix onboard. Principal photography began in August 2016. An unfinished version of the movie was screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, where it received awards for Best Screenplay and Best Actor.

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A Simple Favor (2018)

  • Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Adapted from the novel of the same name, A Simple Favor follows a small town mommy blogger who discovers that her best friend has vanished.

Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively joined the project in June 2017, with Paul Feig directing. Lionsgate then scheduled the film for a September theatrical release date in February 2018.