The Best Whodunit Movies Films
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The Best Whodunit Movies

List Criteria: Any murder mystery films

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 is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
    Up 279
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    the people's #1
    The Usual Suspects

    1994 More
    100
  2. 2
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    most listed
    Rear Window

    1954 More
    93
  3. 3
    Up 153
    Down 57
    2000 More
    91
  4. 4
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    1960 More
    88
  5. 5
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    1997 More
    82
  6. 6
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    1985 More
    79
  7. 7
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    often listed
    Vertigo

    1958 More
    77
  8. 8
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Primal Fear

    1996 More
    75
  9. 9
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991 More
    75
    added by: wiabux
  10. 10
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    ranked low on reranks
    Seven

    1995 More
    75
  11. 11
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    ranked low on reranks
    Murder on the Orient Express

    1974 More
    74
  12. 12
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    2010 More
    70
  13. 13
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    2006 More
    64
  14. 14
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    1951 More
    64
  15. 15
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    2003 More
    62
    added by: wiabux
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    1974 More
    60
  17. 17
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    1949 More
    58
  18. 18
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    1988 More
    58
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    ranked high on reranks
    The Big Sleep

    1946 More
    58
  20. 20
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    1957 More
    57
  21. 21
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    1959 More
    56
  22. 22
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    1945 More
    56
  23. 23
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    ranked low on reranks
    12 Angry Men

    1957 More
    55
    added by: StacyWolfe
  24. 24
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    1978 More
    54
  25. 25
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    Down 27
    1999 More
    54
    added by: StacyWolfe
  26. 26
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    often listed
    Zodiac

    2007 More
    52
    added by: wiabux
  27. 27
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    1976 More
    52
  28. 28
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    2003 More
    52
  29. 29
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    1990 More
    52
    added by: gerald.marsh
  30. 30
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    2011 More
    51
    added by: wiabux
  31. 31
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    1997 More
    51
    added by: wiabux
  32. 32
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    2002 More
    51
    added by: wiabux
  33. 33
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    1987 More
    51
    added by: gerald.marsh
  34. 34
    Up 51
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    1992 More
    49
    added by: StacyWolfe
  35. 35
    Up 39
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    1967 More
    49
    added by: schuechen
  36. 36
    Up 20
    Down 9
    1992 More
    46
    added by: oldrocker
  37. 37
    Up 12
    Down 9
    2002 More
    45
    added by: oldrocker
  38. 38
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    2005 More
    44
  39. 39
    Up 10
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    2006 More
    44
    added by: oldrocker
  40. 40
    Up 36
    Down 29
    1963 More
    43
  41. 41
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    ranked low on reranks
    Scream

    1996 More
    43
    added by: madamsundin
  42. 42
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    2001 More
    43
  43. 43
    Up 28
    Down 34
    1935 More
    43
  44. 44
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    Down 40
    2001 More
    43
  45. 45
    Up 33
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    2003 More
    42
  46. 46
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    1934 More
    40
    added by: DeannaChurch
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    1962 More
    39
  48. 48
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    2007 More
    39
    added by: wiabux
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    1956 More
    37
  50. 50
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    1944 More
    37
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