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Badla to Psycho: 6 Murder mystery movies you can watch online

Vaibhavi

Vaibhavi
Jun 25, 2021

Nothing is more exciting than the nail-biting wait to find out who the killer is at the end of a great murder mystery. The adrenaline rush and intrigue one gets from watching a murder mystery, are absolutely unmatched. The murder mystery genre makes up for some of the most mind-boggling plot twists in cinematic history. Hence, making a great murder mystery is a rather difficult job. However, the unexpected twists and turns, the exciting buildup and the gripping plot makes it all worth it in the end.

One of the most loved genres of cinema, murder mysteries are often interestingstories with unique ways of storytelling. We have handpicked some of the best movies in the genre that will automatically turn you into a detective.

1
Gupt: The Hidden Truth
7.7OTTplay Rating
A gem in the murder mystery genre, Gupt managed to raise the bar of curiosity in Bollywood. With a prime murder accused on the run, a no-nonsense cop on his trail and the real murderer on the lose, a lot is going on in the movie's storyline. However, all comes down to a fruitful end when the mystery of who the murderer is, finally gets revealed at the end, shaking fans up. A perfect example of a murder mystery done right, Gupt is a must-watch.
2
Badla
8.1OTTplay Rating
The official remake of the Spanish film, The Invisible Guest, Badla did not disappoint. The murder mystery revolves around a successful entrepreneur who gets entangled in accusations of a murder when her lover is found dead. Hiring a lawyer to save herself and find answers becomes her biggest nightmare. The exceptional performances by the star cast and the gripping story will keep you hooked throughout.
3
Drishyam
8.5OTTplay Rating
Not mentioning this movie in the list would honestly be a letdown. The remake of a Malayalam movie by the same name, Drishyam revolves around the missing case of a policewoman's only son. The prime suspects are a family of four, with a respectable name and a clean history for the entire town. Revolving around the doubt if the missing son is dead or alive, Drishyam takes you on a roller coaster journey that will blow your mind.
4
Ugly
8.2OTTplay Rating
A chilling murder mystery directed by Anurag Kashyap that revolves around a struggling actor who is looking for his missing daughter. The film is a cat and mouse chase filled with blame games. When Kaali goes missing, his biological father and policeman stepfather begin accusing each other of kidnapping her. The race against time to find Kaali, makes up for a thrilling watch.
5
Psycho
8.3OTTplay Rating
The 1960 classic masterpiece by Alfred Hitchcock revolves around the disappearance of Marion after she steals money from her employer. Before she can overcome her moral culpability by apologizing for her wrongdoings, she is brutally killed by a mysterious figure. As her sister and lover navigate through her murder mystery, the revelation of the killer makes for one of the most epic climaxes of all times.
6
Seven
7.2OTTplay Rating
Enlightening you on the seven sins in its great prose as cited by the Bible, Seven takes you through the journey of a homicide detective and his partner who venture out on a hunt to find a killer whose crimes are based on the seven sins. Going through excruciating details, the movie ends with a shocking twist that you cannot afford to miss.
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