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The Best Whodunit Movies

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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.

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    most listed Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

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    the people's #1 & often listed Carrie-Anne Moss, Guy Pearce, Jorja Fox

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    Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock

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    ranked low on reranks Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh

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    James Stewart, Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn

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    added by wiabux Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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    Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall

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    Kim Basinger, Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

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    Edward Norton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney

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    added by wiabux Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Farley Granger, Leo G. Carroll

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    Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman

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    Kathleen Turner, Mel Blanc, Christopher Lloyd

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    added by StacyWolfe Tom Hanks, Sam Rockwell, Michael Clarke Duncan

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Joseph Cotten

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    Judith Anderson, Walter Huston, Barry Fitzgerald

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    ranked low on reranks & added by StacyWolfe Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Jack Warden

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    Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury

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    Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power

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    ranked high on reranks Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Dorothy Malone

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    Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski

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    added by wiabux Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer

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    Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Ray Liotta

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    James Stewart, George C. Scott, Duke Ellington

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    Maggie Smith, Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness

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    added by wiabux Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo

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    added by oldrocker Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson

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    added by StacyWolfe Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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    added by wiabux Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

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    added by oldrocker Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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    added by gerald.marsh Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Raúl Juliá

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    added by gerald.marsh Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman

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    Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll

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    added by schuechen Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Lee Grant

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    added by oldrocker Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

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    Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Helen Mirren, Clive Owen, Maggie Smith

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    ranked low on reranks Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Mary Astor

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    added by wawwhite1 Alfred Hitchcock, Teresa Wright, Hume Cronyn

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    added by madamsundin Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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    James Stewart, Doris Day, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Naomi Watts, Billy Ray Cyrus, Melissa George

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    added by lostshadow Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Eve Channing

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Kang Hye-jung, Choi Min-sik, Oh Dal-su

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    added by DeannaChurch Myrna Loy, Cesar Romero, William Powell

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