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January list by Nanette Alderman
Check out moviefone's Greatest Murder Mysteries
And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None
Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, and Roland Young, 1945, not rated

Ten people, strangers to each other, are invited to a lavish estate on an island. Through a recording, their mysterious host accuses each of his 'guests' of murder and proceeds to exact 'justice.' The tension mounts as, one by one, the number of people are reduced through the ingenious plotting of the unseen killer. Finally only two are left and each is uncertain as to whether or not the other is the murderer.

The Big Sleep
The Big SleepLauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, and Dorothy Malone, 1946, not RATEd

A private eye is hired to protect a young woman while investigating a series of murders. In the process, he falls in love with the woman's older sister.

ChinatownJack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston, 1974, rated r

A private detective finds himself in over his head as he takes on a case involving the most rich and powerful people in Chinatown.

ClueEileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Lesley Ann Warren, and Madeline Kahn, 1985, rated pg

A murderously funny film based on the world-famous board game.Was it Colonel Mustard in the study with a gun? Miss Scarlet in the billiard room with the rope? Or was it Wadsworth the butler? Meet all the notorious suspects and discover all their foul play things. 

Death on the Nile
Death on the NilePeter Ustinov, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, and Bette Davis, 1978, rated pg

As Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board and every elegant passenger becomes a prime suspect. 

Evil Under the Sun
Evil Under the SunPeter Ustinov, Roddy McDowall, and Maggie Smith, 1982, rated pg

When a shrewish stage star is found strangled at a posh island resort, detective Hercule Poirot is called in to investigate. But as he learns, it isn't a case of who would want the diva dead, but who wouldn't. 

Gosford Park
Gosford ParkMaggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas, Helen Mirren, and Jeremy Northam, 2001, rated r

A 1930s drama that revolves around the relationships between guests and servants at a dinner party gone horribly wrong. A murder causes an intermingling between the groups and the accusations begin to fly. 

In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the NightRod Steiger and Sidney Poitier, 1967, not rated

A homicide expert is asked to help solve the murder of a wealthy businessman in a small town. 

L.A. Confidential
L.A. ConfidentialKevin Spacey, Kim Basinger, Danny Devito, and Russell Crowe, 1997, rated r

The 1950s crime thriller brings together dirty cops, gangsters, politicians, and tabloid blackmailers.

Murder on the Orient Express
Murder on the Orient Express
Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Ingrid Bergman, and Jacqueline Bisset, 1974, rated pg

In 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.