Murder mystery movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant murder mystery movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, clever, suspenseful, realistic, psychological and serious films and TV shows about / with murder mystery, murder, mystery, death, investigation, dialogue, chase, mentor, twists & turns and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as murder mystery: Identity (2003), Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989), And Then There Were None (2015), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Sherlock (2010), How to Get Away with Murder (2014), Twin Peaks (1990), The Last of Sheila (1973), Big Little Lies (2017), Murder on the Orient Express (2017).

List of murder mystery movies

Identity (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.
Style: suspenseful, scary, mind bending, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, isolation, crime, psychology, motel, stranded, murder mystery, psychiatrist, coincidence, storm, dissociative identity disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa, florida
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Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Style: clever, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, crime, uncover truth, murder, multiple suspects, crimes, murder mystery, private investigator, danger, who done it ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, london
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And Then There Were None (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Ten strangers, drawn away from their normal lives to an isolated rock off the Devon coast. But as the mismatched group waits for the arrival of the hosts – the improbably named Mr and Mrs U.N. Owen – the weather sours and they find themselves ...
Style: suspense, psychological, melancholic, twist ending, depressing ...
Plot: murder mystery, island, murder, mysterious death, isolation, justice, suspicion, whodunit, retribution, accusation, house party, gun ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939
Place: england
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Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, thought provoking, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, train, private detective, murder, train ride, whodunit, murder mystery, crime, stabbing, who done it, multiple suspects, mysterious character ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: istanbul turkey, london, new york
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Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: clever, witty, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, prodigy, mind game, partners, crime, mastermind, friendship, riddles and clues, british, intelligence, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland yard
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How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot and will shake the entire university and change the course of their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, bleak
Plot: murder, hotshot lawyer, legal, crimes, teachers and students, manipulations, law student, court case, defense attorney, lgbt, college, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia
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Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: small town, investigation, small town life, murder, who done it, rape, supernatural, mysterious place, double life, crime, special agents, under the surface ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 90s, year 1989
Place: usa, washington state
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The Last of Sheila (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her multimillionaire husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt-style mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly.
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder mystery, murder, island, mind game, investigation, yacht, mystery, hit and run, prank, scavenger hunt, whodunit, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mediterranean sea, california
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Big Little Lies (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Subversive, darkly comedic drama Big Little Lies tells the tale of three mothers of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, disturbing, enigmatic
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: domestic violence, crumbling marriage, housewife, secret, parents, family life, murder mystery, female friendship, parent child relationship, marriage, adultery, intrigue ...
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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Malta, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, artsy, non-linear, road movie
Plot: investigation, train, murder, snow, doctor, justice, vengeance, murder mystery, suspect, conspiracy, stabbed to death, little girl ...
Time: 1930s, post world war one, pre world war two
Place: europe, alps, palestine, istanbul turkey, mediterranean sea ...
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Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, uncover truth, victim, paranoia, investigation, journalist, mystery, code, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1979 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
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The Happytime Murders (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the puppet cast of a '90s children's TV show begins to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.
Plot: puppet, puppetry, adult humor, murder mystery, private investigator, death, violence, discrimination, murder investigation, fbi agent, female detective, whodunit ...
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Medici: Masters of Florence (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of the Medici family of Florence, their ascent from simple merchants to power brokers sparking an economic and cultural revolution. Along the way, they also accrue a long list of powerful enemies.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspense, realistic, enigmatic
Plot: aristocracy, wealth, politics, banker, rise to power, ambition, bank, betrayal, secret, political unrest, murder mystery, political thriller ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s, renaissance
Place: florence, florence italy, venice, italy, tuscany
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The Girl on the Train (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, tricky, twist ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police investigation, depression, memory loss, train, investigation, obsession, mental illness, false accusation, extramarital affair, psychiatrist, infidelity, psychology ...
Place: new york, london
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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance ...
Style: atmospheric, offbeat, stylized, witty, melancholic ...
Plot: hotel, mentor protege relationship, disorder, greed, inheritance, friendship, murder, cons and scams, adventure, unlikely partners, escapades, prison escape ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1960s, 30s, year 1968 ...
Place: europe, eastern europe, hungary, central europe, alps
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Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: psychological, suspense, twists and turns, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, mind game, obsession, perfect crime, courtroom drama, legal investigation, manipulation, attempted murder, lawyer, adultery, guilt, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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Basic Instinct (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, murder, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, passionate interest, sex, sex addict, sexualized violence, seduction, sexual tension, hot and sexy, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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Copycat (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, psychopath, police investigation, crime, profiler, psychology, police detective, violence, maniac, agoraphobia, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, boston
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Taking Lives (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, intense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, dangerous attraction, undercover agent, fatal attraction, fake identity, psychological thriller, witness, mistaken identity, murder investigation, fbi ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, year 1983
Place: usa, canada, montreal quebec, pennsylvania, montreal
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Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, missing wife, manipulation, disappearance, investigation, mind game, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, femme fatale, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
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Looking Glass (2018)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A psycho- sexual thriller following a couple that buys an old motel in the desert looking for a new beginning, but what seemed at first as an escape is soon a thrilling ride through a mysterious world when Ray discovers a two way mirror and ...
Style: neurotic, erotic, suspense, tense, psychological
Plot: motel, voyeurism, loss of child, murder mystery, husband wife relationship, maggot, sexual relations, running for your life, caught having sex, mirror, serial killer, psychopath ...
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Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, uncover truth, mystery, obsession, life turned upside down, woman in danger, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, power relations, domestic violence, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007, 1990s, 2000s ...
Place: england, london
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Turner & Hooch (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Scott Turner has 3 days left in the local police department before he moves to a bigger city to get some "real" cases, not just misdemeanors. Then Amos Reed is murdered, and Scott Turner sets himself on the case. The closest thing to a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: pets, dog movie, police investigation, crime, odd couple, partners, dog, misfit partners, chase, murder, murder mystery, loss of pet ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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Ascension (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 231 min.
Story: In this three-part miniseries, a young woman's murder causes the subjects of a century-long mission to populate a new world to question the true nature of the project as they approach the point of no return.
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, talky, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, space opera, space station, social differences, spacecraft, survival, murder, technology, science, murder mystery, twists & turns, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, 1960s
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The Dressmaker (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1950s Australia, beautiful, talented dressmaker Tilly returns to her tiny hometown to right wrongs from her past. As she tries to reconcile with her mother, she starts to fall in love while transforming the fashion of the town.
Style: romantic, melancholic, colourful, enigmatic, baroque ...
Plot: dressmaker, mother daughter relationship, fashion, accused of murder, exile, revenge, betrayal, bullying, memory, name calling, accidental death, women ...
Time: 1950s
Place: australia, england
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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: talky, psychological, intellectual, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, mind game, verbal byplay, crimes, one on one, dialogue driven, age difference, dishonesty, game playing, fear, manipulation, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary
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The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: serial killer, rejection, murder, obsession, jealousy, friendship, secret identity, manipulations, sexual tension, mistaken identity, complex characters, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, venice, atlantic ocean, new york ...
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The Lovely Bones (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, New Zealand
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.
Style: suspense, emotional, tense, psychological, dark ...
Plot: rape, afterlife, death in the family, serial killer, loss of child, dealing with death, loss of daughter, murder, loss of loved one, heaven and hell, pedophile, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, delaware
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Limitless (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Limitless, based on the feature film, picks up where the movie left off and follows Brian Sinclair as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT, and is coerced into using his newfound drug-enhanced abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI.
Style: light, stylized, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: intelligence, fbi, taking a pill, experimental drug, young man, female agent, mystery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder mystery, life & death, moral ambiguity, chase ...
Place: new york
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The Boarding School (2007)
Genre: Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
Story: El Internado Laguna Negra was a Spanish television drama-thriller focusing on the students of a fictional boarding school in a forest, where teenagers are sent by their parents to study. The boarding school is situated in a forest far from the city, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, enigmatic, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: experiment, boarding school, teenager, dealing with death, family relations, siblings relations, little girl, mystery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder mystery, secret room, nazis ...
Place: dungeon
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