Mystery writer movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant mystery writer movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, suspense and clever films and TV shows about / with mystery writer, writers, murder, crimes, mystery, murder mystery, deadly, investigation, novelist and writer's life plots mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as mystery writer: Murder, She Wrote (1984), A Talent For murder (1984), It's Okay, That's Love (2014), The Love Equations (2020), Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018), Secret Window (2004), Big Driver (2014), Agatha (1979), Murder on Flight 502 (1975), Sleuth (2007).

List of mystery writer movies

Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.
Style: clever, witty, thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: who done it, writers, female detective, investigation, murder, riddles and clues, amateur detective, elderly, mystery, crimes, crime solving, sherlock holmes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: usa, maine, new york
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A Talent For murder (1984)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A famed mystery writer played Angela Lansbury and her doctor ex lover played by Laurence Olivier solve her daughter in law's murder.
Style: suspense
Plot: writers, doctor, murder, family relations, female alcoholic, art collection, airport, grandmother granddaughter relationship, safe, birthday, old age, housekeeper ...
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Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A biopic of Agatha Christie including her 10 day disappearance.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: writers, mystery, writer's life, private detective, murder mystery, missing person, memory loss, haunted by the past, disappearance, divorce, female writer, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, year 1912, year 1962
Place: europe, england
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It's Okay, That's Love (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Jang Jae-yeol is a writer of bestselling mystery novels and a radio DJ. Playful and a bit arrogant, he also suffers from obsessive–compulsive disorder. Ji Hae-soo is a psychiatrist on her first year of fellowship. Driven and ambitious with her ...
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, romantic, sincere ...
Plot: love and romance, friendship, psychiatry, romance, friends who live together, schizophrenia, love affair, relationships, psychology, male female relationship, love story, love interest ...
Place: korea
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The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: A writer gets caught up in a murder investigation involving his mentor, an esteemed American author. Based on the book of the same name, by Joël Dicker.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, murder investigation, young girl, seaside town, evidence, uncover truth, crime investigation, investigation, mystery, crime solving, murder mystery, framed for murder ...
Place: maine
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The Love Equations (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
TV show
Story: It follows a pair of school sweethearts who part ways and meet again in a story about never giving up on love and bravely chasing after your dreams. Zhou Xiao is a big fan of detective novels. Zhao Fanzhou is a student of forensic science who is ...
Style: captivating, sweet, feel good, uplifting, romantic ...
Plot: campus, romance, follow your dream, love and romance, love affair, romantic relationship, love story, male female relationship, in love, love interest, fall in love, couple relations ...
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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a dark fantasy novel into a video game. A mind-bending tale with multiple endings.
Style: psychedelic, mind bending, psychological, non-linear, disturbing ...
Plot: computer, programmer, video game, alternate reality, free will, twists and turns, male protagonist, repeated scene, cyberpunk, time travel, computer game, conspiracy ...
Time: year 1984, 80s
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 6.5
 198K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, tense, surprise ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: insanity, twists and turns, split personality, psychology, isolation, losing-it hero, nervous breakdown, murder, writer's life, mentally unstable, paranoia, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
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 5.6
 6K
Big Driver (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on a novella from Stephen King, A famous mystery writer sets out for revenge after a brutal attack.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, brutal, realistic ...
Plot: rape and revenge, serial rapist, rape victim, woman with a gun, revenge, rapist, vigilantism, serial killer, imaginary friend, woman in danger, rape, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england
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 6.2
 3K
Agatha (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In real life, mystery writer Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days in December 1926. To this day, no one knows the details of what she did during that time. The film gives a fictional account of Christie's time away, showing her as a woman ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, factual ...
Plot: disappearance, missing person, investigation, writer's life, historical figure, private detective, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, murder, writers, interwar period ...
Time: 1920s
Place: england, europe
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Murder on Flight 502 (1975)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On a flight to London, a note is found stating that there will be murders taking place on the airliner before it lands.
Style: psychotronic, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, stewardess, air disaster, aviation, disaster, prank, airport, doctor, pilot, flight attendant, murder, airport security ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
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 6.4
 32K
Sleuth (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart.
Style: psychological, intellectual, talky, witty, suspenseful ...
Plot: manipulation, rivalry, age difference, crimes, twists and turns, divorce, riddles and clues, brutality, greed, verbal byplay, infidelity, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, britain, united kingdom
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Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Larry Donner is a author and writing professor who tutors people who want to write books. Larry's life has become a misery when his Ex-wife has published a book he wrote under her name and has gotten rich over it. Owen Lift, one of Larry's ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, suspense, funny ...
Plot: dark humor, train, murder, unlikely friendships, disorder, nothing goes right, crimes, family relations, strangulation, dysfunctional family, railway, professor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, los angeles, hawaii
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The Singing Detective (1986)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 415 min.
TV show
Story: Tormented and bedridden by a debilitating disease, a mystery writer relives his detective stories through his imagination and hallucinations.
Style: surreal, psychological, erotic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: hallucination, hospital, psychiatrist, english countryside, unhappy, private investigator, writers, childhood, drowning, disability, private detective, investigation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, england
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Let Them All Talk (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A celebrated author takes a journey with some old friends to have some fun and heal old wounds. Her nephew comes along to wrangle the ladies and finds himself involved with a young literary agent.
Style: semi serious, surprise ending, suspense, artsy, humorous
Plot: writers, cruise ship, nephew, female friendship, cruise, aunt, literary agent, friendship, justice, conspiracy, clue, chase ...
Place: new york, wales, dallas texas, cleveland ohio, seattle
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The Boy Next Door (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A novelist (Dina Meyer) moves to a little town to write her next novel. She loves to get inspiration and as time goes by she gathers information about her neighbor, a young and wealthy guy whom she observes and picture from her window most of the ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, novelist, small town, espionage, crimes, frame up, who done it, dishonesty, stalking, police, investigation, false accusation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.9
 625K
Knives Out (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, witty, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: investigation, whodunit, murder mystery, murder, mansion, murder investigation, large family, mystery killer, eccentric family, crimes, death, private detective ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
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 4.8
 66
Capitol Hill (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: "Capitol Hill" follows an innocent young girl, named Roses Smell, who escapes the terrible backwater hell-hole of Portland, Oregon and comes to beautiful Seattle, Washington, in hopes of a better life. But will she find it?
Style: parody, feel good, captivating, psychological, entertaining ...
Plot: demonic possession, occult, supernatural, supernatural power, satire, murder, supernatural ability, chase, curses spells and rituals, rescue, youth, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon, seattle
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Woman on the Run (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After surviving an attempt on her life, a reclusive mystery author discovers that her nanny has stolen her identity, forcing her to go to extreme lengths to get her children back.
Plot: strong female lead, lifetime, identity theft, infidelity, betrayal, female protagonist, female empowerment, stolen identity, stolen money, empowerment, writers, mental institution ...
Place: san francisco
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The chief suspects in the murder of an author are the numerous colleagues whom he continuously plagiarized.
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, writers, lawyer, intelligence agency, power relations, writer's life, private detective, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s
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 6.7
 46K
Swimming Pool (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the middle of this amusing thriller is a relationship between two different types of females, one is a well know British author and the other is a sex-crazed French teen. The two get into some relationship trouble while living together in this ...
Style: sexy, psychological, erotic, sexual, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: murder, twists and turns, swimming, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexuality, self discovery, writer's life, sex, solitude, crimes, writers, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, london, cote d'azur, europe, south of france ...
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 8.0
 48K
Sleuth (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A mystery novelist devises an insurance scam with his wife’s lover - but things aren’t exactly as they seem.
Style: suspense, psychological, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: mystery, twists and turns, murder mystery, revenge, extramarital affair, adultery, mind game, insurance, rivalry, writers, romantic rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: future, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london
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 7.2
 297K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: neo noir, dark, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, small town, police corruption, investigation, investigator, police, guilt, murderer, snow, insomnia, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, los angeles, usa
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 5.1
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Mr. Murder (1998)
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A group of scientists are trying to produce the perfect soldier by cloning. The day the clone is born, Marty Stillwater, a mystery novel writer, feels that something strange is going on inside his body and mind. Seven years later, Marty discovers ...
Style: exciting, serious, psychological, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mistaken identity, clones, hospital, murder, obsession, experiment gone awry, mental illness, couple relations, parents and children, family life, cloning, unstoppable ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Dead Man's Folly (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During a murder hunt game at a country house, to which Hercule Poirot is invited as an "expert", a real murder occurs.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: murder mystery, private detective, multiple suspects, murder, whodunit, investigation, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, conspiracy, secretly observing, mother son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, belgium, europe
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One Perfect Wedding (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: With Cara leaving on an international book tour in two weeks and Ben’s business expansion keeping him busy, the couple decides they won’t let work commitments postpone their nuptials any longer. With the help of their best friends Megan and ...
Style: disturbing, captivating
Plot: ski resort, wedding, marriage proposal, wedding planner, wedding ceremony, christmas, wedding preparations and rituals, male female relationship, couple relations, snowboarding, snowstorm, pianist ...
Place: seattle
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