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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.

The Best Whodunit Movies Films
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    Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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    Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

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    James Stewart, Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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    Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

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    Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon

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    Edward Norton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Walter Huston, Judith Anderson, Barry Fitzgerald

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    Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Lee J. Cobb

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Farley Granger, Leo G. Carroll

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    Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Robin Wright

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    Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski

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    Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury

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    Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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    Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power

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    Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins

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    Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Alfred Molina

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    Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Joseph Cotten

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    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo

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    Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Dorothy Malone Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Maggie Smith, Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness

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    Sean Penn, Michael Douglas, Spike Jonze

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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    Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson

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    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

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    James Stewart, George C. Scott, Lee Remick

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    Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Mary Astor

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    Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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    Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

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    Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Raúl Juliá

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    Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Lee Grant

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    Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

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    Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Donat

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    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten

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    James Stewart, Doris Day, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Eve Channing

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