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List of the best whodunit movies, as ranked by mystery movie fans and film critics from all over the world. There’s something thrilling about watching a fictional mystery unfold in front of your very eyes on the big screen. Unlike real life mysteries, you get to experience the beginning,middle, and end of the entire whodunit mystery. These movies include the moment the crime takes place to the second the detective or intelligent protagonist reveals the real culprit in a parlor room-type scene. Many of these whodunit film are gruesome mysteries where a murder has taken place, such as Primal Fear and Identity, while some are more humorous adventures, like Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Clue.

 

Not all of the mysteries in these films are about death.Like in the case of The Prestige and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, the mystery is about the real motivation and actions of puzzling characters.However, most of these films are defined by their incredible detective characters, like Poirot in the Agatha Christie mysteries, who sift through clues and solve crimes like it was solving a crossword puzzle.

 

What are the best whodunit movies of all time? This list features the top movies that have whodunit mysteries as the center of the film.

List Criteria: Any murder mystery films

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  1. 1
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    1994 More
    100
  2. 2
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    1954 More
    93
  3. 3
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    the people's #1 &often listed
    Memento

    2000 More
    92
  4. 4
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    most listed
    Psycho

    1960 More
    88
  5. 5
    Up 121
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    ranked low on reranks
    Seven

    1995 More
    85
  6. 6
    Up 79
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    1997 More
    81
  7. 7
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    ranked low on reranks
    Clue

    1985 More
    79
  8. 8
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    1958 More
    77
  9. 9
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    ranked high on reranks
    The Big Sleep

    1946 More
    77
  10. 10
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    1996 More
    75
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Shutter Island

    2010 More
    74
  12. 12
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    ranked high on reranks
    The Prestige

    2006 More
    73
  13. 13
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    ranked low on reranks
    Murder on the Orient Express

    1974 More
    71
  14. 14
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    ranked low on reranks
    Strangers on a Train

    1951 More
    70
  15. 15
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    ranked low on reranks
    Mystic River

    2003 More
    64
    added by: wiabux
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    often listed
    The Third Man

    1949 More
    63
  17. 17
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    1987 More
    63
    added by: gerald.marsh
  18. 18
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Anatomy of a Murder

    1959 More
    62
  19. 19
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    1990 More
    60
    added by: gerald.marsh
  20. 20
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    ranked low on reranks
    Chinatown

    1974 More
    59
  21. 21
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    ranked high on reranks
    Identity

    2003 More
    58
  22. 22
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    1957 More
    58
  23. 23
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    ranked low on reranks
    Murder by Death

    1976 More
    58
  24. 24
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    1991 More
    55
    added by: wiabux
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    2011 More
    53
    added by: wiabux
  26. 26
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    ranked high on reranks
    The Last of Sheila

    1973 More
    52
  27. 27
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    ranked high on reranks
    The Game

    1997 More
    51
    added by: wiabux
  28. 28
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    2001 More
    50
  29. 29
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    ranked low on reranks
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    1988 More
    50
  30. 30
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    ranked low on reranks
    And Then There Were None

    1945 More
    50
  31. 31
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    often listed
    Minority Report

    2002 More
    49
    added by: wiabux
  32. 32
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    ranked high on reranks
    Gosford Park

    2001 More
    49
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    ranked low on reranks
    Death on the Nile

    1978 More
    49
  34. 34
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    1963 More
    49
  35. 35
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    ranked high on reranks
    The 39 Steps

    1935 More
    49
  36. 36
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    ranked high on reranks
    Laura

    1944 More
    48
  37. 37
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    1934 More
    48
    added by: DeannaChurch
  38. 38
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    ranked low on reranks
    In the Heat of the Night

    1967 More
    47
    added by: schuechen
  39. 39
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    ranked high on reranks
    Zodiac

    2007 More
    47
    added by: wiabux
  40. 40
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    ranked low on reranks
    Scream

    1996 More
    47
    added by: madamsundin
  41. 41
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    often listed
    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    2005 More
    43
  42. 42
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    1962 More
    42
  43. 43
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    1999 More
    41
    added by: StacyWolfe
  44. 44
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    1957 More
    41
    added by: StacyWolfe
  45. 45
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    ranked low on reranks
    Gone Baby Gone

    2007 More
    41
    added by: wiabux
  46. 46
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    2003 More
    39
  47. 47
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    1956 More
    39
  48. 48
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    1992 More
    38
    added by: StacyWolfe
  49. 49
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    new! The Grand Budapest Hotel

    2014 More
    37
    added by: PeteBoyle
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Secret in Their Eyes

    2009 More
    36
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