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
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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
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    2000 More
    92
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    1960 More
    87
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    1997 More
    82
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    1985 More
    78
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Primal Fear

    1996 More
    76
  8. 8
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    ranked low on reranks
    Seven

    1995 More
    75
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Vertigo

    1958 More
    75
  10. 10
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    1974 More
    74
  11. 11
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    1991 More
    73
    added by: wiabux
  12. 12
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    2010 More
    71
  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
    63
    added by: wiabux
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    1988 More
    58
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    1949 More
    58
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    1957 More
    57
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    1974 More
    57
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    1959 More
    56
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    1945 More
    56
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    ranked high on reranks
    The Big Sleep

    1946 More
    55
  23. 23
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    1978 More
    54
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    1999 More
    54
    added by: StacyWolfe
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    ranked low on reranks
    12 Angry Men

    1957 More
    53
    added by: StacyWolfe
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    1976 More
    52
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    2003 More
    52
  28. 28
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    1990 More
    52
    added by: gerald.marsh
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    1997 More
    52
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    2002 More
    51
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    1987 More
    51
    added by: gerald.marsh
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    2007 More
    50
    added by: wiabux
  33. 33
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    1992 More
    49
    added by: StacyWolfe
  34. 34
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    2011 More
    48
    added by: wiabux
  35. 35
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    1992 More
    47
    added by: oldrocker
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    1967 More
    46
    added by: schuechen
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    2005 More
    45
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    2002 More
    44
    added by: oldrocker
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    2006 More
    44
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    ranked low on reranks
    Scream

    1996 More
    43
    added by: madamsundin
  41. 41
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    2001 More
    43
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    2001 More
    42
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    2003 More
    42
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    1935 More
    42
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    1963 More
    40
  46. 46
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    1934 More
    39
    added by: DeannaChurch
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    2007 More
    38
    added by: wiabux
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    1962 More
    38
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    1956 More
    36
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    1944 More
    36
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