The Best Whodunit Movies Films
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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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    Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Ted Knight

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    Barbara Bel Geddes, Henry Jones, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Anthony Perkins, John Gielgud, Lauren Bacall

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    Richard Gere, Frances McDormand, Stanley Anderson

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    David Bowie, Ricky Jay, Andy Serkis

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    Marion Lorne, Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Walker

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    Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Beulah Quo

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    Angela Lansbury, Peter Ustinov, Sam Wanamaker

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    John Williams, Charles Laughton, Bert Stevens

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    Lauren Bacall, Dorothy Malone, Humphrey Bogart

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    John Cusack, Clea DuVall, Ray Liotta

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    James Coco, Eileen Brennan, Peter Falk

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    Cuba Gooding Jr., Demi Moore, Kiefer Sutherland

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    Steve Buscemi, Edward Bunker, Quentin Tarantino

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    Matt Damon, Alec Baldwin, James Badge Dale

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    Walter Huston, Mary Astor, Humphrey Bogart

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    Paul Winfield, Bradley Whitford, Greta Scacchi

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    Kevin Costner, Sean Young, Gene Hackman

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    Laurence Fishburne, Robert Downey Jr., Dash Mihok

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    Jonathan Jackson, Martin Donovan, Maura Tierney

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    Lucie Mannheim, Peggy Ashcroft, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Lee Grant, Beah Richards, Peter Masterson

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    James Coburn, Peter Stone, Stanley Donen

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    Bernard Herrmann, Doris Day, Carolyn Jones

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