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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.

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    most listed Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

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    Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock

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

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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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    Kim Basinger, Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey

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    Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall

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    Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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    Edward Norton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney

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    Kathleen Turner, Mel Blanc, Christopher Lloyd

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

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    Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski

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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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    Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power

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

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    Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury

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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 StacyWolfe Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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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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    often listed Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan

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    Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

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

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    added by oldrocker Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll

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    ranked low on reranks & added by madamsundin Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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    Naomi Watts, Billy Ray Cyrus, Melissa George

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    Helen Mirren, Clive Owen, Maggie Smith

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    James Stewart, Doris Day, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Kang Hye-jung, Choi Min-sik, Oh Dal-su

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