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
    93
  4. 4
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    1960 More
    86
  5. 5
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    1997 More
    83
  6. 6
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    1985 More
    77
  7. 7
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    often listed
    Vertigo

    1958 More
    75
  8. 8
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    ranked low on reranks
    Seven

    1995 More
    75
  9. 9
    Up 104
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    1974 More
    74
  10. 10
    Up 167
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    1991 More
    73
    added by: wiabux
  11. 11
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    1996 More
    73
  12. 12
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    2010 More
    71
  13. 13
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    1951 More
    65
  14. 14
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    2006 More
    64
  15. 15
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Third Man

    1949 More
    60
  16. 16
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    1988 More
    59
  17. 17
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    1957 More
    59
  18. 18
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    1974 More
    58
  19. 19
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    2003 More
    58
    added by: wiabux
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Anatomy of a Murder

    1959 More
    57
  21. 21
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    ranked high on reranks
    The Big Sleep

    1946 More
    56
  22. 22
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    1945 More
    56
  23. 23
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    1978 More
    55
  24. 24
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    ranked low on reranks
    12 Angry Men

    1957 More
    54
    added by: StacyWolfe
  25. 25
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    1976 More
    53
  26. 26
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    1999 More
    53
    added by: StacyWolfe
  27. 27
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    2003 More
    52
  28. 28
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    2002 More
    51
    added by: wiabux
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    2007 More
    51
    added by: wiabux
  30. 30
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    1997 More
    50
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  31. 31
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    2011 More
    49
    added by: wiabux
  32. 32
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    Down 23
    1992 More
    49
    added by: StacyWolfe
  33. 33
    Up 39
    Down 24
    1967 More
    48
    added by: schuechen
  34. 34
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    Down 32
    1987 More
    48
    added by: gerald.marsh
  35. 35
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    1990 More
    47
    added by: gerald.marsh
  36. 36
    Up 10
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    1992 More
    45
    added by: oldrocker
  37. 37
    Up 34
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    2005 More
    45
  38. 38
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    2001 More
    44
  39. 39
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    1935 More
    43
  40. 40
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    2002 More
    43
    added by: oldrocker
  41. 41
    Up 45
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    2001 More
    43
  42. 42
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    ranked low on reranks
    Scream

    1996 More
    43
    added by: madamsundin
  43. 43
    Up 30
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    2003 More
    43
  44. 44
    Up 30
    Down 25
    1963 More
    39
  45. 45
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    Down 26
    1934 More
    39
    added by: DeannaChurch
  46. 46
    Up 37
    Down 33
    2007 More
    39
    added by: wiabux
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    1944 More
    38
  48. 48
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    1962 More
    37
  49. 49
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    1956 More
    37
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Last of Sheila

    1973 More
    36
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