Agatha Christie

by Amaranthia | created - 28 Jun 2014 | updated - 25 Sep 2015 | Public

Movies and TV series based on Agatha Christie's works in chronological order, plus a couple of documentaries and a BBC movie about her life.

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1. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Not Rated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 93,824 | Gross: $8.18M

2. Murder She Said (1961)

Unrated | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When Miss Marple reports witnessing a murder through the window of a passing train, the police dismiss her as a dotty spinster when no trace of the crime can be found.

Director: George Pollock | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Arthur Kennedy, Muriel Pavlow, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 5,624

3. Murder at the Gallop (1963)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When a wealthy old man appears to have been "frightened to death" by a cat, Miss Marple suspects one of his four relatives, all heirs to his estate, of his murder.

Director: George Pollock | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Stringer Davis, Robert Morley, Flora Robson

Votes: 4,578

4. Murder Ahoy (1964)

Unrated | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

After Miss Marple is made a trustee of a merchant marine training vessel, a fellow trustee is poisoned, and ship's officers are later murdered after she comes on board.

Director: George Pollock | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Lionel Jeffries, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, William Mervyn

Votes: 3,980

5. Murder Most Foul (1964)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When Miss Marple joins a theatrical company after a blackmailer is murdered, several members of the troupe are also dispatched by this mysterious killer.

Director: George Pollock | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Andrew Cruickshank

Votes: 4,188

6. Ten Little Indians (1965)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Ten people are invited to a luxury mountaintop mansion, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer?

Director: George Pollock | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Shirley Eaton, Fabian, Leo Genn

Votes: 3,735

7. The Alphabet Murders (1965)

90 min | Crime, Mystery, Comedy

Hercule Poirot investigates a series of murders in London in which the victims are killed according to their initials.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Tony Randall, Robert Morley, Anita Ekberg, Maurice Denham

Votes: 1,233

8. Endless Night (I) (1972)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Based on an Agatha Christie suspense novel; a newly-wed couple are threatened after building their dream home on cursed land.

Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, Britt Ekland, Per Oscarsson

Votes: 1,196

9. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

PG | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

63 Metascore

In December 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.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery

Votes: 50,014

10. Death on the Nile (1978)

PG | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

As Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Mia Farrow, Simon MacCorkindale, Jane Birkin

Votes: 24,997

11. The Mirror Crack'd (1980)

PG | 105 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Miss Marple comes to solve the mystery when a local woman is poisoned and a visiting movie star seems to have been the intended victim.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Tony Curtis, Rock Hudson, Geraldine Chaplin

Votes: 6,158

12. Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

While golfing on the Welsh coast, Bobby Jones apparently hits a stranger who falls off the the sea cliff. His enigmatic last words are "Why didn't they ask Evans?"

Directors: John Davies, Tony Wharmby | Stars: Francesca Annis, John Gielgud, Bernard Miles, Eric Porter

Votes: 605

13. Seven Dials Mystery (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 132 min | Adventure, Mystery, Romance

Lady Eileen "Bundle" Brent is a pert, aggressive young aristocrat that insinuates herself into a series of murders, stolen state secrets, and a mysterious secret society.

Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: John Gielgud, Harry Andrews, Cheryl Campbell, James Warwick

Votes: 524

14. Evil Under the Sun (1982)

PG | 117 min | Drama, Mystery

61 Metascore

Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Peter Ustinov, James Mason, Maggie Smith, Colin Blakely

Votes: 12,161 | Gross: $6.11M

15. Murder Is Easy (1982 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Mystery

An American computer expert meets a distraught old lady on a train and she tells him that a homicidal maniac is stalking her quiet little village.

Director: Claude Whatham | Stars: Bill Bixby, Lesley-Anne Down, Olivia de Havilland, Helen Hayes

Votes: 573

16. The Agatha Christie Hour (1982)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A collection of ten hour-long dramas based on short stories by Agatha Christie.

Stars: Maurice Denham, Angela Easterling, Christopher Wren, Michael Aldridge

Votes: 183

17. Sparkling Cyanide (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Mystery, Thriller

Rosemary Barton, the beautiful wife of a top attorney, dies during their anniversary party at an exclusive restaurant. Later a suicide note is found along with traces of cyanide in her drink, but murder cannot be ruled out.

Director: Robert Michael Lewis | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Deborah Raffin, Pamela Bellwood, Nancy Marchand

Votes: 456

18. A Caribbean Mystery (1983 TV Movie)

92 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

While Miss Marple is on vacation in a luxurious Caribbean resort, a fellow guest confides he has evidence that another resident of the hotel is an unscrupulous serial murderer but is poisoned before he can reveal his identity to her.

Director: Robert Michael Lewis | Stars: Helen Hayes, Barnard Hughes, Jameson Parker, Season Hubley

Votes: 523

19. The Secret Adversary (1983 TV Movie)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

After two old friends accidentally meet and resolve to become investigators for hire, they quickly become embroiled in a missing treaty and a Bolshevik conspiracy.

Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: James Warwick, Francesca Annis, Gavan O'Herlihy, Alec McCowen

Votes: 307

20. Partners in Crime (1983– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Agatha Christie's husband-and-wife sleuthing team take on a series of short whodunit mysteries.

Stars: Francesca Annis, James Warwick, Reece Dinsdale, Arthur Cox

Votes: 514

21. Miss Marple: The Body in the Library (1984)

156 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Amateur detective Miss Jane Marple investigates the murder of a young woman whose body is found in the library at Gossington Hall, home of Colonel and Mrs. Arthur Bantry.

Stars: Gwen Watford, Moray Watson, Valentine Dyall, Frederick Jaeger

Votes: 1,595

22. Thirteen at Dinner (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

An American movie actress, best known for playing dumb blondes, is Scotland Yard's prime suspect when her husband, Lord Edgware, is murdered. The great detective, Hercule Poirot, digs deeper into the case.

Director: Lou Antonio | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Faye Dunaway, David Suchet, Jonathan Cecil

Votes: 1,735

23. Murder with Mirrors (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

When Carrie Louise Serrocold (Bette Davis) suspects that someone is trying to poison her, she sends for the one person who might be able to help, her old friend Miss Jane Marple (Helen Hayes).

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Helen Hayes, Bette Davis, John Mills, Leo McKern

Votes: 1,101

24. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a handful of grain is found in the pocket of a murdered businessman, Miss Marple seeks a murderer with a penchant for nursery rhymes.

Director: Guy Slater | Stars: Joan Hickson, Timothy West, Fabia Drake, Clive Merrison

Votes: 1,450

25. Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced (1985)

153 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An unusual announcement in the newspaper leads the curious villagers to Miss Blacklock's home, where they become witnesses to a murder.

Stars: Joan Hickson, Ursula Howells, Samantha Bond, Simon Shepherd

Votes: 1,592

26. Miss Marple: The Moving Finger (1985)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The normally friendly village of Lymston is plagued by vile anonymous letters. When a mother of three takes her own life, following such a letter, Ms. Marple is not at all convinced things are as they seem.

Stars: Joan Hickson, Michael Culver, Elizabeth Counsell, Deborah Appleby

Votes: 1,342

27. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage (1986 TV Movie)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Faced with two false confessions and numerous suspects after a despised civil magistrate is found shot in the local vicarage, Detective Inspector Slack reluctantly accepts help from Miss Marple.

Director: Julian Amyes | Stars: Joan Hickson, Paul Eddington, Cheryl Campbell, Robert Lang

Votes: 1,464

28. Murder in Three Acts (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) attends a dinner party in which one of the guests clutches his throat and suddenly dies. The cause seems to be natural until another party with most of the same guests produces another corpse.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Tony Curtis, Emma Samms, Jonathan Cecil

Votes: 1,424

29. Dead Man's Folly (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

During a murder hunt game at a country house, to which Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) is invited as an "expert", a real murder occurs.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Jean Stapleton, Constance Cummings, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 1,461

30. Miss Marple: Nemesis (1987 TV Movie)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Miss Marple receives a cryptic letter requesting her to right an unknown injustice, but receives no hint other than a ticket for guided tour of historic homes.

Director: David Tucker | Stars: Joan Hickson, Peter Tilbury, Frank Gatliff, Barbara Franceschi

Votes: 1,696

31. Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel (1987 TV Movie)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

During a stay at one of London's most elegant and venerable hotels Miss Marple uncovers a sinister undercurrent of corruption and murder beneath Bertram's stuffy veneer.

Director: Mary McMurray | Stars: Joan Hickson, Caroline Blakiston, Helena Michell, James Cossins

Votes: 1,376

32. Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder (1987 TV Movie)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a young bride moves into a country manor, long repressed childhood memories of witnessing a murder come to the surface.

Director: John Davies | Stars: Joan Hickson, Geraldine Alexander, John Moulder-Brown, Frederick Treves

Votes: 1,407

33. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington (1987 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A friend of Miss Marple's sees a woman being strangled in a passing train. When police cannot find a body and doubt the story, Miss Marple enlists professional housekeeper, Lucy Eyelesbarrow, to go undercover.

Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: Joan Hickson, Juliette Mole, David Beames, Mona Bruce

Votes: 1,537

34. Appointment with Death (1988)

PG | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a former prison wardress who dominates the lives of her three adult stepchildren and her daughter is found dead at an archaeological dig near the Dead Sea, there are a great many suspects.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Lauren Bacall, Carrie Fisher, John Gielgud

Votes: 3,300 | Gross: $0.96M

35. Ten Little Indians (1989)

PG | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Ten people are invited to go on an African safari, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer?

Director: Alan Birkinshaw | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Brenda Vaccaro, Frank Stallone, Herbert Lom

Votes: 723

36. The Man in the Brown Suit (1989 TV Movie)

100 min | Mystery

An American woman is getting involved in a diamond theft in South Africa.

Director: Alan Grint | Stars: Rue McClanahan, Tony Randall, Edward Woodward, Stephanie Zimbalist

Votes: 629

37. Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery (1989 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

While on vacation at a resort hotel in the West Indies, Miss Marple correctly suspects that the apparently natural death of a retired British major is actually the work of a murderer planning yet another killing.

Director: Christopher Petit | Stars: Joan Hickson, Donald Pleasence, Adrian Lukis, Sophie Ward

Votes: 1,516

38. Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The cases of eccentric but sharp Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

Votes: 33,446

39. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: They Do It with Mirrors (1991 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When Miss Marple is invited to the manor house of an old friend, it is not long before a puzzling murder puts her mind to work.

Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Joan Hickson, Jean Simmons, Joss Ackland, Faith Brook

Votes: 1,195

40. Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1992 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

At a reception for a fading film star making a screen comeback, a gushing, pushy fan is poisoned by a drink apparently meant for the actress.

Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Joan Hickson, Claire Bloom, Barry Newman, Norman Rodway

Votes: 1,272

41. The Pale Horse (1997 TV Movie)

120 min | Mystery

When Mark Easterbrook finds himself in the frame for the murder of a priest, there seems no way to prove his innocence other than solving the mystery himself.

Director: Charles Beeson | Stars: Colin Buchanan, Jayne Ashbourne, Hermione Norris, Leslie Phillips

Votes: 303

42. Sparkling Cyanide (2003 TV Movie)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In this TV movie, a classic mystery is updated and relocated to a glamorous world of London socialites and secret agents, introducing two unique and compelling investigators and taking us through to the highest corridors of power.

Director: Tristram Powell | Stars: Pauline Collins, Oliver Ford Davies, Kenneth Cranham, Jonathan Firth

Votes: 260

43. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004–2013)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An elderly spinster living in the village of St. Mary Mead, helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Stephen Churchett, Isabella Parriss

Votes: 4,767

44. By the Pricking of My Thumbs (2005)

105 min | Comedy, Mystery

The Beresfords investigate mysterious deaths at an old people's home.

Director: Pascal Thomas | Stars: Catherine Frot, André Dussollier, Geneviève Bujold, Laurent Terzieff

Votes: 1,048

45. Masterpiece Mystery (1980– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.

Stars: Vincent Price, Alan Cumming, Gene Shalit, Joan Hickson

Votes: 699

46. The Making of Agatha Christie's 'Evil Under the Sun' (1982 TV Short)

14 min | Documentary, Short

Director Guy Hamilton and several of the stars of Agatha Christie's "Evil Under The Sun" walk you through the making of the film.

Stars: Jane Birkin, Colin Blakely, Nicholas Clay, Guy Hamilton

Votes: 20

49. Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures (2004 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

Late in 1926 acclaimed mystery writer Agatha Christie disappears after marital problems and creates a media frenzy.

Director: Richard Curson Smith | Stars: Olivia Williams, Anna Massey, Raymond Coulthard, Stephen Boxer

Votes: 200

50. The Agatha Christie Code (2005 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, Family

6.9