Most Popular Murder Mystery Movies and TV Shows
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1. The Nun (2018)
R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.
Votes: 93,529 | Gross: $117.44M
2. The Happytime Murders (2018)
R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
When the puppet cast of a '90s children's TV show begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.
Votes: 18,115 | Gross: $20.71M
4. Vera (2011– )
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her team face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.
5. Medici (2016– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History
A political family drama set in Florence in the early fifteenth century. Cosimo de Medici finds himself at the helm of his banking dynasty when his father, Giovanni, dies suddenly.
7. Friday the 13th (1980)
R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning.
Votes: 106,285 | Gross: $39.75M
8. Jack Reacher (2012)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.
Votes: 285,803 | Gross: $80.07M
9. Summer of 84 (2018)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.
10. A Touch of Frost (1992–2010)
TV-MA | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
DI Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Sloppy, disorganized and disrespectful, he attracts trouble like a magnet.
11. The Name of the Rose (2019– )
60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
In 1327, an enlightened friar and his young apprentice investigate a series of mysterious deaths at an abbey risking the wrath of a powerful Inquisitor. Television adaptation of Umberto Eco's novel 'The Name of the Rose'.
12. Horns (2013)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to find strange horns sprouting from his forehead.
Votes: 70,423 | Gross: $0.16M
14. Ordeal by Innocence (2018)
60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Christmas 1954. Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence.
16. Snake Eyes (1998)
R | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A shady police detective finds himself in the middle of a murder conspiracy at an important boxing match in an Atlantic City casino.
Votes: 71,741 | Gross: $55.59M
17. Killing Me Softly (2002)
R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A woman faces deadly consequences for abandoning her loving relationship with her boyfriend to pursue exciting sexual scenarios with a mysterious celebrity mountaineer.
19. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.
Votes: 65,193 | Gross: $74.89M
20. Phenomena (1985)
R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery
A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.
21. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
PG-13 | 109 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
When assorted people start having inexplicable delusions that lead to their deaths, a teenage Sherlock Holmes decides to investigate.
Votes: 17,460 | Gross: $19.74M
23. Death Comes to Pemberley (2013)
TV-14 | 180 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married, are preparing for their annual ball when festivities are brought to an abrupt halt. An adaptation of PD James's homage to Pride and Prejudice.
24. Jesse Stone: Stone Cold (2005 TV Movie)
R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Jesse Stone (Selleck) is a New England police chief investigating a series of murders, in an adaptation of Robert B. Parker's novel.
25. Gemini (II) (2017)
R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant and her Hollywood starlet boss. As the assistant unravels the mystery, she must confront her own understanding of friendship, truth and celebrity.
Votes: 3,605 | Gross: $0.20M
26. Deep Water (2016)
Not Rated | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When a young gay man is brutally murdered near Bondi Beach, Detectives Tori Lustigman and Nick Manning are assigned to investigate. After more bodies are found, Tori links the deaths to a series of murders of gay men in the 1980s and '90s.
27. Up! (1976)
X | 80 min | Comedy
This kicks off with the murder of one Adolf Schwartz (who bears a striking resemblance to another famous Adolf) by placing a ravenous piranha fish in his bathtub. Who did it? No-one knows ... See full summary »
28. Life Is Strange (2015 Video Game)
M | Adventure, Drama, Mystery
An awkward photography student named Max discovers her ability to rewind time, and reunites with her estranged best friend Chloe to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a local girl.
29. Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (2016)
Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
A police officer retires after an accident during a case investigation. Years later, he is forced to relive the past as he narrates the story to his friend's son.
30. Shanghai (2010)
R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A '40s period piece which revolves around an American expat who returns to Shanghai in the months before Pearl Harbor due to the death of his friend.
Votes: 8,729 | Gross: $0.04M
31. Tightrope (1984)
R | 114 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
New Orleans single dad and cop Wes Block goes after a serial rapist-killer but when he gets too close to the target the hunter suddenly becomes the hunted.
Votes: 14,236 | Gross: $48.14M
32. Insomnia (1997)
Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
In a Norwegian city with a 24-hour daylight cycle a Swedish murder investigator has been brought in on a special case. Sleep deprived, he makes a horrible mistake which is discovered by the killer he has been hunting.
Votes: 12,009 | Gross: $0.22M
34. Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Bone to Pick (2015 TV Movie)
TV-G | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When Aurora, or Roe, Teagarden's acquaintance from the hobby group, "Real Murders", dies, Roe is bequeathed a big old house and a small fortune. Roe soon discovers that her generous ... See full summary »
35. Fermat's Room (2007)
Not Rated | 89 min | Mystery, Thriller
4 mathematicians are invited to solve an enigma. Once there, they're locked in a mechanically shrinking room and given 1 minute to solve each puzzle via cellphone while also figuring out why they're there.
36. Thunderheart (1992)
R | 119 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation.
Votes: 12,993 | Gross: $22.66M
38. One on Top of the Other (1969)
R | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller
An unscrupulous doctor is accused of murdering his asthmatic wife as part of an insurance scam, despite her apparent reemergence as a high-class stripper.
39. This Gun for Hire (1942)
Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When assassin Philip Raven shoots a blackmailer and his beautiful female companion dead, he is paid off in marked bills by his treasonous employer who is working with foreign spies.
41. Sleepless (2001)
R | 117 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
An elderly and retired police detective and a young amateur sleuth team up to find a serial killer whom has resumed a killing spree in Turin, Italy after a 17-year hiatus.
42. Murder at 1600 (1997)
R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A young woman is murdered in the White House. Homicide detective Regis/W.Snipes investigates while Secret Service works against him. He's assigned agent Chance/D.Lane. She eventually cooperates after a man's framed.
Votes: 26,804 | Gross: $25.83M
47. Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery (2015 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A librarian who hosts a murder mystery book club at work finds people connected to the group are being killed off one by one like crimes in some of the books they read, based on real murders.
48. Sometimes the Good Kill (2017 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
After a mysterious death at the Abbey, Sister Talia finds herself caught in the center of the internal investigation. With strict orders from the newly elected Mother Superior, she must ... See full summary »
50. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)
PG-13 | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Remake of the 1956 film noir film "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" in which a writer's plan to expose a corrupt district attorney takes an unexpected turn.
Votes: 11,764 | Gross: $0.03M