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, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, psychological and clever films and TV shows about / with mystery writer, crimes, murder, writers, deadly, mystery, investigation, novelist, murder mystery and dishonesty plots mostly in Mystery, Drama 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), Big Driver (2014), Agatha (1979), Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018), The Singing Detective (1986), Let Them All Talk (2020), The Boy Next Door (2008), Knives Out (2019), Capitol Hill (2014).

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, suspenseful, realistic, witty, serious
Plot: who done it, female detective, murder, mystery, riddles and clues, crime, investigation, amateur detective, elderly, mystery writer, writers, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, maine
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A Talent For murder (1984)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Comedy
Country: UK
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: murder, doctor, writers, mystery writer, tape recorder, female protagonist, birthday, housekeeper, old woman, wheelchair bound, fire alarm, birthday party ...
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 5.6
 6K
Big Driver (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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, psychological, suspense, brutal, rough ...
Plot: serial rapist, rape victim, vengeance, vigilantism, rape and revenge, woman in danger, rapist, serial killer, mystery writer, revenge, sexual abuse, rape revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england
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 6.3
 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: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, factual ...
Plot: disappearance, missing person, investigation, writer's life, murder, private detective, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, historical figure, electric chair, mystery writer ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: england, europe
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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, tech noir, non-linear, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: technology, video game, interactive, computer, computer game, programmer, repeated scene, free will, time travel, male protagonist, conspiracy, alternate reality ...
Time: year 1984, 80s
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The Singing Detective (1986)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 70 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, sentimental, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: hallucination, hospital, psychiatrist, drowning, disability, childhood, investigation, private detective, unhappy, english countryside, sexual activity, torment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe
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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: surprise ending, semi serious, suspense, artsy
Plot: writers, female friendship, cruise, aunt, nephew, friendship, conspiracy, secret revealed, clue, deduction, pursuit, whodunit ...
Place: new york, wales, seattle washington, cleveland ohio, dallas texas ...
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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, realistic ...
Plot: murder, small town, espionage, crimes, who done it, frame up, dishonesty, deadly, novelist, stalking, police, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.9
 464K
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: captivating, witty, exciting, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: murder mystery, mansion, eccentric family, investigation, murder investigation, whodunit, murder, mystery killer, private detective, inheritance, suspect, crime ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa
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 4.5
 57
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: homoerotic
Plot: mystery writer, tv crew, gay, nun, demonic possession, supernatural, beefcake, female impersonator, supernatural power, professional wrestling, occult, explosion ...
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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: unfaithful husband, writers, strong female lead, stolen money, empowerment, female empowerment, female protagonist, betrayal, stolen identity, freight train, tied feet, novelist ...
Place: san francisco
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, stewardess, airport, rivalry, confined, mystery, chases and races, crimes, danger, prank, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty, rivalry, mystery, private detective, law enforcement, media, legal, intrigue ...
Time: 80s
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 6.7
 43K
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: psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, midlife crisis, writing, writer's life, swimming, diary, self discovery, solitude, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, london, paris france
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 6.5
 31K
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: intellectual, talky, psychological, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: rivalry, manipulation, mind game, crimes, one on one, verbal byplay, dialogue driven, riddles and clues, dishonesty, mistaken identity, fear, game playing ...
Time: contemporary
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 8.0
 45K
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: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: riddles and clues, mystery, extramarital affair, infidelity, robbery, mind game, insurance, search, rivalry, twists & turns, vengeance, one on one ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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 6.6
 183K
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: twist ending, psychological, macabre, surprise ending, scary ...
Plot: split personality, psychology, nervous breakdown, insanity, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, murder, isolation, arson, stalking, divorce, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, tennessee, new york state
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 5.2
 601
Mr. Murder (1998)
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 193 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: serious, exciting, psychological, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hospital, mistaken identity, clones, rivalry, deadly, soldier, undercover, crimes, chases and races, heroes, split personality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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 7.2
 276K
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: atmospheric, bleak, dark, psychological, tense ...
Plot: neo noir, police investigation, insomnia, investigator, murder, small town, guilt, fbi, gunfight, investigation, police corruption, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, united states, los angeles
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Dead Man's Folly (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 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, clever ...
Plot: private detective, murder mystery, riddles and clues, murder, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, dishonesty, deadly, multiple suspects, estate ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, belgium
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