Top Murder Mystery Films To Check Out This Year

Top Murder Mystery Films To Check Out This Year Knives Out

Top Murder Mystery Films To Check Out This Year

In this time of social distancing and quarantine, why not spend your spare time checking out some great films? Some of the best films of all time are edge-of-your-seat murder mystery films.

Throughout the years there have been some outstanding murder mystery films that have been directed by many great directors such as David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, and many more.



If you’re looking for some interesting and suspense-filled murder mysteries to watch this year, then here are some great ones for you to check out. 

Basic Instinct (1992)

Basic Instinct is one of the most critically acclaimed erotic thriller films of 1992. Decades since its release, the movie directed by Joe Eszeterhas is one of the top murder mystery films of all times. The film revolves around a police detective called Nick Curran (played by Michael Douglas) who works hard towards investigating the brutal murder of a rich retired rock star, Johnny Boz. The film sees the detective get involved in a torrid, yet intense romantic relationship with the main suspect who is called Catherine Tramell (played by Sharon Stone). The film is packed with plot twists, romance, thrills, and excitement that film fans will love. This film was so good that it even inspired movie slot games and jackpots like Basic Instinct that you can play on LeoVegas. 

Memento (2000)

Over the years Christopher Nolan has created many outstanding films such as Interstellar, The Dark Knight, Dunkirk, and Inception. Ranking third on ScreenRants, Every Christopher Nolan Movie Ranked, From Worst To Best list, Memento is one of his early films that is a must-watch. Released in 2000, Memento follows the story of Leonard Shelby (played by Guy Pearce), an insurance investigator with amnesia. His condition means that he has the inability to store recent memories. However, Leonard is trying to uncover the person who is responsible for murdering his wife, with no memory of what happened or any details of the culprit. As this mind-bending thriller story unravels in reverse order, it’s one of the top films to watch of all time, with a rating of 8.4 on IMDb.

Knives Out (2019)

Knives Out is a recent American murder mystery film directed by Rian Johnson (The Last Jedi, Looper). The film starts off when a rich crime novelist invites his family to Massachusetts for his 85th birthday party. The host, Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), is found dead the next morning. The police are convinced that Harlan committed suicide, however, an anonymous person hires a private investigator to take the case. While doing his job, the detective makes some unwarranted discoveries about the family that eventually lead to the truth. This film is the ultimate ‘Whodunit’ drama and one of the most exciting murder mystery films of the last decade.

Gone Girl (2014)

Directed by David Fincher, Gone Girl is a 2014 American psychological thriller based on Gillian Flynn’s 2012 novel with the same name. The film follows a writing teacher Nick Dune (played by Ben Affleck) who comes home for his fifth wedding anniversary to find his wife missing. The mysterious disappearance of Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) receives press attention. Detectives, the press, and the public quickly become suspicious of her husband and he soon becomes one of the prime suspects in the case. Nick has to convince the whole city and his twin sister Margo of his innocence while trying to uncover the disappearance of his wife. This is one of the most highly accredited movies of all time, making more than $369 million in box office.


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Alton loves film. He is founder and Editor In Chief of BRWC.  Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.

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