murder-mystery-movie

MOVIES

movie13 - Witness
Brilliantly directed by Australian filmmaker Peter Weir, Witness brings two worlds into collision when a young Amish boy makes his first trip out of the security and solemnity of Lancaster County and comes face to face with a brutal murder in the big city.
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movie12 - A Shot in the Dark
Murder has never been funnier than watching the bumbling Inspector Clouseau investigate a string of deaths in a chateau on the outskirts of Paris. Peter Sellers adopted an exaggerated French accent and used every slapstick move known to man in this wonderful 1964 comedy mystery.
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movie11 - And Then There Were None
Ten guests are invited to holiday on an isolated island by a mysterious host who fails to show up for his own weekend house party. However, the host, Mr. U.N. Own, has recorded accusations that each of the assembled guests are guilty of a crime. One by one, the guests are murdered in this Agatha Christie classic.
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movie10 - Charlie Chan in London
The enigmatic Chinese detective is far from his Honolulu home in this 1934 film starring Warner Oland. Charlie travels to a stately English manor house to discover if he can find a murderer and save a young man who is about to be wrongly executed for the crime.
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movie9 - Les Diaboliques
Simone Signoret stars in this frightening French film about two women seeking revenge. A wife and her husband's mistress conspire to kill the brutal man that they both have loved. Murder, however well-planned, can return to haunt you in a particularly deadly way.
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movie8 - Murder on the Orient Express
An international all-star cast makes solving this Hercule Poirot mystery all the more fun. En route to Paris, a luxury train is delayed by a heavy snows in the Balkans. A passenger is found dead in his compartment. Stabbed 12 times, the victim seems to have had plenty of enemies. All aboard for murder!
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movie7 - The Kennel Murder Case
Philo Vance, the forerunner of suave detectives like Nick Charles and Ellery Queen, is never better in this 1933 film starring a deliciously dapper William Powell. Vance is called on to investigate a classic locked room mystery that seemingly begins with the death of a terrier at a society dog show.
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movie6 - Rear Window
A masterpiece of suspense, Hitchcock's Rear Window has a less-than-sympathetic Jimmy Stewart sunk to spying on his neighbors while recovering from a broken leg. His crusty nurse Stella (Thelma Ritter) 'smells trouble' and she's got it right. Can it be true that a woman has been murdered and dismembered by her husband in the apartment across the courtyard?
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movie5 - Chinatown
A tribute to the film noir genre of the 1930's and 1940's, Director Roman Polanski created a fabulous murder mystery in this 1974 film about corruption, incest, adultery and murder in Los Angeles. Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunnaway and John Houston couldn't be more intriguing and nothing is quite what it seems to be. It's Chinatown.
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movie4 - Hound of the Baskervilles
The game is afoot when Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are hired to investigate a haunting hound upon the lonely, wind-swepted moors in Devonshire. Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce star in this 1939 version of the famous Sir Arthur Conan Doyle tale.
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movie3 - Gosford Park
Director Robert Altman weaves the upstairs and downstairs of murder into his English manor house mystery. With an all-star cast, this beautifully shot film also has a link to another mystery movie, Charlie Chan in London. Watch closely for hidden clues and see if you can catch the killer.
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movie2 - The Maltese Falcon
Humphrey Bogart, as hard-boiled detective Sam Spade, hunts down the killer of his partner and is alternately wooed and threatened by a chilling cast of characters. All will stop at nothing to get their hands on a priceless golden statue of a falcon. Greed, lust, murder and revenge make this a classic, must-see mystery.
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1 - Dead Again
In what is a clear homage to such classics as REBECCA and VERTIGO. Kenneth Branagh might not live up to the genius of Alfred Hitchcock, but he certainly knows how to make an enjoyable and old fashioned murder mystery.
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