This is the time of year where things seem to slow way down. The days are short and the nights are long. It’s the perfect scene to solve a murder case or two! And, what’s not to love about a good crime flik? The suspense, the thrill and the guessing games are interactive and fun! Murder Mysteries have always been a hit in cinema and have resurfaced thanks to hit films like Knives Out and true crime docuseries like Netflix’s Unsolved Mysteries.
So grab your notepad and check out some of our favorites from the list 20 of the best Murder Mysteries to bring out your best inner Detective!
Inspired by the iconic board game, this is one of the most beloved murder mystery movies of all time. Clue follows a group of guests at a dinner party who band together to figure out who murdered their host. There’s a total of three different endings — and you’ll get to see all of them in the Prime Video version.
Gosford Park (2001)
Set in a grand English manor in the 1930s, this murder mystery film has all the elements of a classic “whodunit”: a dinner party, a group of aristocrats and a sudden murder. Fans of Downtown Abbey will love this one, as it was written by the show’s creator Julian Fellowes (who originally planned Downtown Abbey as a spin-off of Gosford Park).
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
In this classic adaptation of Agatha Christie’s popular murder mystery novel, a detective named Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American business tycoon aboard the Orient Express train. The film even earned a total of six Academy Award nominations (and one win!).
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Robert Downey Jr. stars in this black comedy crime film described by the director himself as “half romantic comedy, half murder mystery.” The story follows a crook named Harry Lockhart, who gets tangled up in a murderous conspiracy in Hollywood after stumbling into an audition for a mystery film.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Looking for a family-friendly murder mystery? Featuring a mix of live action and animation, this delightful comedy-mystery film follows the story of a private investigator who must help Roger Rabbit prove his innocence when the cartoon is unjustly framed for murder.
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