Within the defined boundaries, it’s generally perceived that logic can explain everything that occurs. But there are certain things, that remain unexplainable. Those occurrences are so bizarre and baffling to the average human beings that it leaves them perplexed. Unable to fathom its oddity, they label it with a term – Unsolved. Movies based on unsolved or unresolved mysteries have been around for quite some time. It could be based on a murder or disappearance of a person or some ghastly phenomenon around a place. What stands out is the ultimate outcome with no plausible explanation of the event, making the audience scratch their heads in utter disbelief. We, at The Cinemaholic, bring you ten such movies, which are based on unsolved mysteries. By the way, mild spoiler alert ahead!
10. Pledge (2001)
On his last day as a police detective, Jerry Black receives a case of a murdered girl. Unable to refuse the grieving mother of the child, he makes it his personal issue. But when the case seems shut, with an alleged accused confessing about the crime and then killing himself afterwards, Jerry does not believe it. His suspicion grows into a paranoia of such extent, that he ends up putting one of his near one’s life in danger. Sean Penn’s directorial debut, ‘Pledge’ is the story of one man’s determination to get to the killer at any cost, be it his own morality or much worse, his own sanity. Jack Nicholson gave a fine performance as detective Jerry Black.
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9. All Good Things (2010)
Rich Boy meets poor girl. There is chemistry, a sexual tension in the air. The boy leaves his father’s inheritance and elopes with the girl, to have a life of their own. But the father has his own plans. The couple is lured back and as they, somewhat with a discomfort, try to adjust to their new life, they continue to grow apart. As all good things must come to an end, one day the girl vanishes. Poof ! just like that. Based on a series of actual murder and disappearance, director Andrew Jarecki’s ’All Good Things’ stars Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst as the unfortunate couple.