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Suspenseful films typically leading to exposure of some concealed fact, e.g., about a crime

A mystery film is a genre of film that revolves around the solution of a problem or a crime. It focuses on the efforts of the detective, private investigator or amateur sleuth to solve the mysterious circumstances of an issue by means of clues, investigation and clever deduction.

  • Enemy of the State - 1998 Tony Scott thriller about the NSA and the surveillance society
  • Third Man, The - 1949 British film, winner of BAFTA Best Film award, set in post WWII Vienna

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Mystery film" as of 4 Oct 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.