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Best murder mystery movies that will keep you hooked

Best murder mystery movies - If you enjoy the thrill of murder mysteries, here are some top picks for you!

Best murder mystery movies that will keep you hooked
Best murder mystery to watch on OTT: Knives out to Rahasya

Last Updated: 11.23 PM, May 20, 2024


Every movie has its own speciality as it stirs different emotions in us. While some inspire and motivate us to take second chances, others keep our adrenaline pumping with horror and paranormal phenomena. However, one of the most beloved genres is the crime thriller with the murder mystery trope. If the police chase and the whodunnit are your true calling, we have curated a list featuring the best murder mystery movies to keep you on the edge of your couch.

Top murder mystery movies

Knives Out


  • IMDb rating: 7.9

  • Where to watch: Available to rent on YouTube and Apple TV+

With Daniel Craig leading the ensemble cast, this murder mystery revolves around crime novelist Harlan Thrombey and his sudden death. While the police rule it to be a suicide, there is a secret tip to a private investigator to continue the murder case. From the quirky characters to the layered narrative, Knives Out keeps you engaged with its convoluted mystery.


  • IMDb rating: 7.5

  • Where to watch: ZEE5

Featuring an impressive ensemble cast with Kay Kay Menon, Tisca Chopra, Ashish Vidyarthi, and Mita Vashisht, this murder mystery film is loosely inspired by the infamous Noida double homicide case. It traces the events after the death of a young girl from the different perspectives of the investigators.

Mystic River

  • IMDb rating: 7.9

  • Where to watch: Rent on Amazon Prime Video or watch free on Soap2day

Starring the formidable cast of Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, this neo-noir crime mystery film was helmed by actor-director Clint Eastwood and garnered acclaim for its somber drama and layered characters. The plot revolves around three childhood friends meeting again after a traumatic event that changes their dynamics forever.

The Da Vinci Code

  • IMDb rating: 6.6

  • Where to watch: Netflix

Led by a star-studded ensemble cast, including Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina and Jürgen Prochnow in pivotal roles, the movie unravels hidden secrets and mysteries around religious faith, and the encrypted Da Vinci Code. Despite its controversial reception after its premiere, the movie will keep you hooked with its startling revelations throughout the complex narrative.


  • IMDb rating: 6.4

  • Where to watch: Netflix

The psychological mystery drama film marks the directorial debut of Kim Tae-joon. It sheds light on the deadly digital age, which can track your every move. The plot follows a girl whose life turns upside down after her phone is lost and is found by a psychopathic person. Chun Woo-hee, Yim Si-wan, and Kim Hee-won play prominent roles in this Korean movie.

Gone Girl

  • IMDb rating: 8.1

  • Where to watch: Netflix

Be it the stellar ensemble cast with Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, and Patrick Harris or David Fincher’s meticulous direction, Gone Girl remains a cinematic gem for a reason. The plot revolves around the mysterious disappearance of a woman and how her husband becomes the centre of suspicion as he grapples with the twin loss of losing his love and his self-esteem.

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!

  • IMDb: 7.6

  • Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Starring the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead role, the movie traces the twisted and dark mysteries solved by the meticulous detective Byomkesh Bakshy. It is set in the wartime Calcutta and is quite engrossing with its layered plot.

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