Given The Guinness Book of Word Records lists her as the bestselling author of all time, it is no surprise Agatha Christie movies and television shows have been consistently popular for over 90 years. There have been a countless numbers of films and television series based on the quintessential crime author's novels, short stories, and plays. Why can Christie's work captivate audiences so consistently over time? Given the modern popularity of books like Gone Girl and Girl on a Train, it seems well-plotted, bizarre mysteries are always in demand. As Christie is the veritable master of this craft, her works continue to delight.
The best Agatha Christie adaptations are often based on her most notable works, and it's not uncommon for there to be multiple iterations of the same book produced. And Then There Were None has not only been made into two films, the story is frequently parodied in pop culture. Murder on the Orient Express's 1974 adaptation featured screen legends like Ingrid Bergman and Sean Connery and the novel saw a second adaptation in 2017. It seems Agatha Christie mysteries will continue to inspire movies and television for the foreseeable future. Browse this list for suggestions if you're in need of some suspenseful film or television.
Directed by: John GuillerminThis film is a 1978 British film based on the Agatha Christie mystery novel of the same name,... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: René ClairAnd Then There Were None is a 1945 film adaptation of Agatha Christie's best-selling mystery... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Brian FarnhamAfter collapsing in front of his 'rival' Japp, being rushed into hospital and diagnosed with a...
- 4Agatha Christie's Poirot is a British television drama that aired on ITV from 8 January 1989... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Sidney LumetThis film is a 1974 British Technicolor mystery film directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Albert... more on Wikipedia
- 6Agatha Christie's Marple is a British ITV television series based on the books and short... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Billy WilderWitness for the Prosecution is a 1957 American courtroom drama film set in the Old Bailey in... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Guy HamiltonThe Mirror Crack'd is a 1980 British mystery film based on Agatha Christie's Miss Marple novel... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Gilles Paquet-BrennerCrooked House is a 2017 British mystery film directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, based on... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Michael WinnerAppointment with Death is a 1988 mystery film, made by Golan-Globus Productions and produced... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Peter CollinsonAnd Then There Were None is a 1974 film version of the Agatha Christie mystery novel of the... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: George PollockMurder Most Foul is the third of four Miss Marple films made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Loosely... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Lou AntonioThirteen at Dinner is a 1985 American-British television film featuring the Belgian detective... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Kenneth BranaghMurder on the Orient Express is a 2017 American mystery drama film directed by Kenneth... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Moira ArmstrongOrdeal by Innocence is a 2007 crime, drama and mistery film written by Agatha Christie and...
Directed by: George PollockMurder, She Said is a murder mystery film directed by George Pollock, based on the novel 4.50... more on Wikipedia
Murder in Three ActsTony Curtis, Peter Ustinov
Directed by: Gary NelsonMurder in Three Acts is a 1986 British-American television film produced by Warner Bros.... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Patrick DewolfInnocent Lies is a 1995 British-French thriller film directed by Patrick Dewolf and starring... more on Wikipedia
Sparkling CyanideDominic Cooper, Rachel Shelley
Directed by: Tristram PowellSparkling Cyanide is a 2003 TV film directed by Tristram Powell.
Directed by: Richard WhorfLove from a Stranger is a 1947 American film directed by Richard Whorf and starring John... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: George PollockMurder at the Gallop is the second of four Miss Marple films made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Sidney GilliatEndless Night is a 1972 British crime film directed by Sidney Gilliat and starring Hayley... more on Wikipedia
The Passing of Mr. QuinUrsula Jeans, Clifford Heatherley
Directed by: Leslie S. Hiscott, Julius HagenThe Passing of Mr. Quin is a 1928 British mystery film which was co-directed by Leslie S.... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Frank TashlinThe Alphabet Murders is a British detective film based on the novel The A.B.C. Murders by... more on Wikipedia