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Whodunit? 16 Great Murder Mystery Movies to Investigate Tonight!

clue 1985 murder mystery movies whodunit
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5. Clue (1985)

Who would’ve thought a board game could inspire such a comedic whirlwind of a murder mystery? Eccentric guests, a sprawling mansion, hidden motives, and a murderer in their midst make this movie a delightful rollercoaster, brimming with laughs and gasps in equal measure.

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the mirror crack'd 1980
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4. The Mirror Crack’d (1980)

In the quiet St. Mary Mead, excitement brews as Hollywood descends for a film shoot. But glitter turns grim when an adoring fan meets a tragic end at a party. Enter Miss Marple, Agatha Christie’s astute detective, to decode scandals, jealousies, and murky motives. This film masterfully melds cinema glam with Christie’s classic mystery, promising a riveting watch for every whodunit enthusiast.

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and then there were none 1945
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3. And Then There Were None (1945)

Ten strangers on a desolate island, and a plot that unfolds with ruthless precision. Christie’s genius shines through in this film adaptation that’s both faithful to its source and brilliantly cinematic. Every revelation packs a punch, making it a timeless watch.

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evil under the sun 1982
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2. Evil Under the Sun (1982)

Sun-soaked landscapes and a murder most foul. Poirot, once again, finds himself in the middle of a mystery during his vacation. The film beautifully juxtaposes the beauty of the Mediterranean with the darkness of human intentions, creating a masterpiece of suspense and intrigue.

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1. The Last of Sheila (1973)

A yacht trip becomes the backdrop for a deadly game based on real-life mysteries. As guests scramble to decipher clues, the boundary between reality and the game blurs. This under-the-radar gem from the 70s seamlessly combines intrigue, character depth, and a narrative that’s both thrilling and thought-provoking.

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From the golden age classics to the modern cinematic wonders, murder mystery movies have evolved, but their essence remains untouched. The thrill of the chase, the joy of unmasking the culprit, and the gasp at an unexpected twist – it’s an experience like no other. So, next time you’re in the mood for a captivating game of “whodunit,” you know where to look. Happy sleuthing!

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