Best Murder Mystery Movies
It’s always incredibly fun to watch a murder mystery movie trying to figure out who the culprit is! And everyone knows it’s never the person you most suspect. The best murder mystery movies always provide a huge wow factor at the end or even multiple times throughout the entire movie. You never want to know exactly what’s going on from the get-go!
Because these movies are so great to watch we have decided to compile a list of the best murder mystery movies out there. All these films will undoubtedly have you trying to solve the case as the movie goes on. Its always an amazing feeling when you do end up getting it right especially if you are watching it with multiple people who are all taking different guesses, maybe even putting some bets on it! Now get ready to solve some mysteries, here are, in our humble opinion, the best murder mystery movies you have to watch.
1. Knives Out
To kick off our list of best murder mystery movies we have one of Daniel Craig’s best performances yet! The movie makes you feel like you are right there experiencing it because of the vibrant and exuberant characters. It’s a hell of a fun movie to watch.
Knives Out Movie Description
After his 85th birthday, crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) has mysteriously passed away. With questions being raised, Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) arrives at his estate to investigate Harlan’s death. Blanc must uncover the truth through the web of lies Harlan’s family and staff has orchestrated. It’s only a matter of time before Blanc gets to the bottom of this mystery.
There’s nothing more terrifying than a serial killer and this movie revolves around the infamous Zodiac killer. Though not everything in the film is completely factual as it is just a movie. It just makes it that much more terrifying knowing this is based on real events.
Zodiac Movie Description
A serial killer that goes by Zodiac terrorizes the residents of San Francisco during the 1960s and 1970s. With the attention the killer has brought to himself, investigators David and William (Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards) along with reporters Robert and Paul (Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr.) want nothing more than uncovering the killer’s identity and finally bringing him to justice. However, Zodiac proves to be ever-elusive and continues to kill multiple victims all while taunting the authorities relentlessly.
3. Murder On The Orient Express
The movie with an unforgettable cast! Seriously, this film has so many huge names in it. Now, in case you didn’t know, there is a Murder on the Orient Express from 1974 which is amazing as well. This is just a revamped newer version of that. Now as with all remakes, critics have some harsh things to say, but for us normal viewers it’s actually a very fun and entertaining movie to watch!
Murder On The Orient Express Movie Description
A trip around Europe on a luxurious train quickly takes a dark turn when a murder takes place. Until proven otherwise, everyone is a suspect in this murder. Not long into the trip, an Avalanche prevents the Orient Express from continuing the journey. At which point Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh), known as the world’s greatest detective, arrives to begin interrogating every passenger on board. He must race against time before the unknown killer takes another victim.
4. Mystic River
There’s no question as to why this is one of the best murder mystery movies out there. The movie has quite a few twists that you’ll never see coming. This is definitely one that will keep you on your toes.
Mystic River Movie Description
Jimmy Marcus (Sean Penn) an ex-convict has suffered a mortifying loss. His daughter Katie (Emmy Rossum) has been murdered. Not only that, but two of Jimmy’s childhood friends are involved in the case. One of them, Dave (Tim Robbins), was the last person to see Katie alive. While Sean (Kevin Bacon), is the homicide detective at the head of the investigation. Jimmy decides to start his own investigation while the police continue theirs. Eventually, he comes to the conclusion that Dave killed his daughter and plans on taking things into his own hands.
A killer who chooses their targets by using the seven deadly sins. This is another level of psycho! The movie will make your skin crawl and expect some incredible twists in there as well. Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman really knocked it out of the park with this one, making it deserve a spot as one of the best murder mystery movies ever created!
Seven Movie Description
Detective William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) decides to take on one last case with David Mills (Brad Pitt) before he retires. During the investigation, they uncover a string of increasingly disturbing murders and quickly realize they have a serial killer on their hands. The killer chooses the victims by deciding which one of the seven deadly sins they represent. As the killer continues to toy around with the detectives they both begin to lose their cool.
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To close off our list of the best murder mystery movies it’s only right we end on the movie based on one of the best board games ever, Clue! The movie is hilarious and super entertaining. We would actually love to see this movie remade with a cast like the one in Knives Out or Murder on the Orient Express!
Clue Movie Description
Mr. Boddy (Lee Ving) hosts a dinner party in which all his guests have been giving aliases. His guests include, Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren), Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Mr. Green (Michael McKean), professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn) and Col. Mustard (Martin Mull). When Boddy ends up dead no one is innocent till proven so. They all band together to uncover the mystery and identify the killer.