25 Best Murder Mystery Movies 2022

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The thriller genre is timeless and with the resurgence of true crime content, there’s a reason we have major films around one question: who made it? ! Old classics like Charade to new thrillers like Knives outit’s a genre that keeps getting better with age and has kept audiences on their toes with heinous crimes, disturbing stories and hair-raising chases.

If you consider yourself a movie sleuth, look no further than this list of new and old murder mysteries. Whether you’re dying (pun definitely intended) to find the true identity of a sick serial killer with a terrifying motive or you like the classic setup where a group of people gather, find out that someone was murdered, a detective arrives to solve the crime, blah blah blah… you know the rest. There is a mixture of horror filmsaction films and even dark comedy on this list with a range of some of the best directors in cinematic history taking their own shot (see what we did there?) at the murder mystery genre.

Once you’ve gone through this list with Nancy Drew, you might want to take a little break from the mysteries, gore, and twists. And, we don’t blame you. With those mental wheels spinning for hours, it might be nice to follow up your crime streak with something a little lighter. We’ve got you covered with some of the best movies on Hulu, fun horror movies, and even westerns on Netflix.

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Index

How not to start with a classic like Index? When six people from different backgrounds are invited to an isolated mansion by a man who knows dark secrets from their past, they are each given a weapon. When the lights are turned off and then back on, it’s up to the guest to find out who is responsible for the newly discovered corpse.

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Knives out

Crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is pronounced dead and the circumstances surrounding his death don’t add up. When Detective Benoit Blanc arrives on his estate, one thing is certain: the entire Thrombey family who want the inheritance are suspect. White must sift through a complicated web of lies to uncover the truth.

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missing girl

Twisted is the only way we know how to describe missing girl. A former writer and his wife seem like the perfect couple, but when the wife goes missing on their wedding anniversary, the husband becomes the prime suspect. Between police pressure and media frenzy, the happy image of the couple quickly collapses with an end that will leave you speechless.

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4

Murder on the Orient Express

Based on the classic Agatha Christie novel, a lavish train journey across Europe quickly turns into a race against time to solve a murder that occurred on board. When an avalanche stops the Orient Express from moving forward, the world’s greatest detective, Hercule Poirot, arrives just in time to investigate and solve the problem before the killer strikes again.

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Death on the Nile

The famous detective Hercule Poirot is back after his investigation aboard the Orient Express. Aboard a glamorous riverboat, a perfect couple’s honeymoon in Egypt is tragically cut short.

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6

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Iron Man Robert Downey, Jr. stars as a con man who stumbles upon an audition for a mystery film while on the run from the police. Amazingly, he gets the part and when he lands in Hollywood, he finds himself in the middle of a murder plot with his childhood sweetheart and private detective Perry van Shrike.

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Zodiac

Based on shockingly true events that rocked Northern California communities in the 1960s and 70s, a serial killer named Zodiac is stalking the people of San Francisco. Investigators (Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards) and reporters (Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey, Jr.) become obsessed with his search, but the killer mocks them by claiming victim after victim and leaving encrypted messages in progress. road.

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8

Charade

Regina Lampert (Audrey Hepburn) falls in love with a dashing man while on a ski vacation. When she returns to her husband’s house in Paris, well, he’s been murdered. Regina and the man she fell hunted down after three of her late husband’s acquaintances who are after millions of dollars the group stole during World War II. But why does the man Regina fell from keep changing his name?

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Murder Mystery

When a classic murder mystery meets comedy, that’s when you get Murder Mystery. A New York City cop (Adam Sandler) and his wife (Jennifer Aniston) embark on a long-promised trip to Europe, and during the flight the pair are invited to a family reunion on an elderly billionaire’s yacht. When the billionaire is found dead, the couple become prime suspects, but nothing is as it seems.

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Memento

Leonard tracks down the man who sexually assaulted and murdered his wife. The pursuit proves difficult due to the fact that he has a rare form of memory loss where he can recall details of his life before the accident, but cannot remember what happened a few minutes ago, where he is going and why.

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In the heat of the Night

Sidney Poitier stars as Virgil Tibbs, a Philadelphia homicide detective who finds himself falsely arrested by a racist police chief for a murder while visiting a small town in Mississippi. After proving his innocence, Virgil and the same cops who arrested him team up to find the real killer.

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12

A simple favor

Mom vlogger Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) seeks to uncover the truth when her stylish and successful friend Emily (Blake Lively) suddenly disappears. Joined by Emily’s husband, Stephanie launches her own investigation by digging into her friend’s past and finding some major surprises along the way.

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13

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

In a unique blend of animation and live-action, private detective Eddie Valiant investigates a murder at a corrupt cartoon studio and calls in cartoon characters along the way. When Roger Rabbit becomes the prime suspect, it’s up to the detective to clear his name.

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The girl with the dragon tattoo

Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) accepts an invitation to investigate a 40-year-old murder mystery on behalf of the victim’s uncle, a successful Swedish industrialist. Mikael does not know that he too is being pursued. A tattooed hacker Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) is hired to investigate the journalist and uncover the truth behind his disgrace. The two become an unlikely couple and together uncover a dark history of murder and sexual abuse in Sweden’s industrial past.

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15

Godsford Park

An eclectic group of pretentious rich and famous gather for the weekend at a hunting center. The inconvenience no one saw coming? A murder (well, two!) occurred before the weekend was even over. Although the police are baffled, the domain’s all-knowing servants know that almost everyone has a motive.

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The good ones

Holland March (Ryan Gosling) and Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) become an unlikely couple after the mysterious disappearance of a young woman named Amelia. They quickly learn the hard way that they aren’t the only ones looking for her, and their investigation takes them to some pretty dark places, as everyone else involved in the case ends up dead.

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Se7fr

Detective Somerset (Morgan Freeman) tackles one last case with new recruit David Mills (Brad Pitt) before retiring. After uncovering elaborate, grizzly murders, they quickly realize what they’re dealing with: a serial killer who targets people he believes represent one of the Seven Deadly Sins.

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18

Scream

Say hello to the reinvention of the classic slasher genre. Combining modern horror and humor, Scream become a cult classic. A year after the murder of a teenage girl’s mother, she is terrorized by a new killer who targets the young girl and her friends in a deadly game.

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Thesilenceofthelambs

Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) is one of the top students at the FBI’s training academy. In order to catch a serial killer, Clarice must interrogate Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist and violent psychopath, who is behind bars for murder and cannibalism. She thinks Lecter can provide important information in finding a killer on the loose.

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The small things

Deputy Sheriff Deacon (Denzel Washington) is sent to Los Angeles on what should have been a quick evidence-gathering mission. Instead, he becomes entangled in the search for a serial killer who is terrorizing the city. Like him and Sgt. Baxter join forces to seek justice, the investigation reveals a part of Deacon’s past that threatens more than the case.

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21

Kimi

What happens when all your noises, movements and even breaths are recorded? When a tech discovers recorded evidence of a violent crime, but encounters resistance when she reports it, she must battle her agoraphobia and do what she fears most for justice: leave her apartment.

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The woman at the window

From one agoraphobe to another, Dr. Anna Foz witnesses something she shouldn’t have seen while spying on the Russell family across the street.

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The fugitive

Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford) is wrongly accused of murdering his wife. With a team of U.S. Marshals after him, he races against time to evade the law in an effort to find the real killer and clear his name.

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24

The Clove Killer

A perfect family is torn apart after the son finds a collection of disturbing images in his father’s possession. He begins to suspect that the man who raised him may be responsible for the murder of 13 girls a decade before.

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sherlock holmes

You didn’t think we’d make this list without adding sherlock holmes, have you? When a series of brutal murders terrorizes London, it doesn’t take long for legendary detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) and Dr. Watson (Mark Strong) to find the killer who practices dark magic. When the killer is brought to justice and executed, no one knows that his death is part of his plans. When the killer rises from his grave, Watson and Holmes are thrust into the world of the occult.

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