7 Greatest Murder Mystery Movies of All Time

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Rear Window (1954)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the film follows an injured photographer who develops a voyeuristic obsession with a neighbour, certain that the latter has murdered his wife.

The Last of Sheila (1973)

Herbert Ross directed this film set largely on islands and on open waters, following a group of people who are brought together exactly one year after a tragic event one of them was responsible for.

Murder by Death (1976)

Robert Moore's film riffed on the many stereotypes of detective films and novels, lapsing into spoofing to narrate this story about a murder at a secluded mansion.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)

Bob Hoskins was joined by a bevy of cartoon characters in the Robert Zemeckis mystery-comedy about a detective investigating the likelihood of a rabbit having been framed.

Gosford Park (2001)

Robert Altman used the machinations of the murder mystery to probe the British class system of the mid-20th century in this multi-starrer.

Knives Out (2019)

Rian Johnson introduced the detective Benoit Blanc in this manor-set murder mystery that follows numerous time-tested traditions and gags of the genre while also staying committed to being a film that needs to be cracked.

Glass Onion (2022)

Johnson moved events to a private island for the Knives Out sequel, with only the detective returning, this time to entertain the whims of a multi-billionaire whose murder mystery party goes south.

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