Who doesn’t love a murder mystery for the thrill and unexpected? I love mysteries, but there is something about a murder mystery that uses terror to truly entertain. Death on the Nile is one of these murder mysteries, set on the winding waters of the Nile after a wedding for a rich couple when disaster strikes. It’s up to a top-notch detective to solve the crime — before anyone else gets killed. If you have watched or plan to watch Death on the Nile, make sure to check out our other fifteen top movies like Death on the Nile for a similar feel.
15. Invitation to a Murder, Tubi and Apple TV (2023)
Similar to Death on the Nile, this movie brings together a group of people and the story ends up in death. In the film Invitation to a Murder, a reclusive billionaire invites six seemingly random strangers to his island in the south of England. One such invitee is aspiring detective Miranda Green, who finds the invitation a little too alluring to pass up. When she gets there and not long after a guest turns up dead, Miranda must figure out what is going on behind the scenes.
- IMDb score: 5.1
14. The Snowman, Netflix and Prime Video (2017)
If you’re looking for more of a horror-themed murder mystery, try watching The Snowman. Detective Harry Hole is trying to solve the murder of a young woman during the first snowfall, which leads him to “The Snowman Killer.” This elusive sociopath taunts Hole with cat-and-mouse games, and it takes all of Hole’s skills to try and find the madman before he strikes again.
- IMDb score: 5.2
13. A Kind of Murder, PLEX and Philo (2016)
What happens when lines blur between killer and innocents? You get A Kind of Murder, with Walter Stackhouse who is rich and unhappily married, and Clara who is beautiful but damaged. Walter’s desire to be free feeds his obsession with Kimmel, a man who has been suspected of murdering his own wife. When their lives become intertwined, a police detective believes he’s found the killer. But is it really the killer?
- IMDb score: 5.3
12. Amsterdam, Hulu and Prime Video (2022)
Amsterdam starts as a whodunit movie but quickly turns into something much bigger than any of the characters. In the movie, three friends witness a murder and become suspects, but end up uncovering one of the most outrageous plots in American history.
- IMDb score: 6.1
11. All the Old Knives, Prime Video (2022)
In this murder mystery, a mole in law enforcement must be rooted out. In All the Old Knives, the CIA discovers one of its agents has leaked information that cost over 100 people their lives. To figure out the mole, veteran operative Henry Pelham is assigned to the case with his former lover and colleague Celia Harrison.
- IMDb score: 6.1
10. Agatha and the Truth of Murder, Prime Video and Vudu (2018)
Agatha and the Truth of Murder shows that authors can solve crimes too. It’s 1926, and a young Agatha Christie’s personal life is in tatters, and her writing is in crisis. She decides to solve a real-life murder in order to fix her fears, so when the namesake of Florence Nightingale is murdered on a train, the victim’s partner appeals to Agatha to find the killer.
- IMDb score: 6.3
9. Crooked House, Sling TV and Prime Video (2017)
If you thought you knew everything about your family, then Crooked House might change that. When young Sophia returns home after the war, she finds her grandfather poisoned and her family filled with suspects. Thankfully, her fiancé Charles is the son of the assistant commissioner of the Scotland Yard, and may be able to help with her predicament.
- IMDb score: 6.3
8. Secret in Their Eyes, Tubi and Prime Video (2015)
Secret in Their Eyes is a murder mystery where the truth of the killer will shock you. Three rising FBI investigators (Ray, Jess, and Claire) are torn apart following the murder of Jess’ teenage daughter. Thirteen years have passed, and Ray uncovers a lead that may help bring the case to a close, but no one is quite prepared for the shocking secret that comes out.
- IMDb score: 6.3
7. The Little Things, MAX and Prime Video (2021)
In the film The Little Things, Deputy Sheriff Joe Deacon must team up with Sergeant Jim Baxter to find a serial killer terrorizing Los Angeles. As they continue to track the killer, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is bringing up echoes of Deacon’s past, uncovering secrets that should have stayed buried.
- IMDb score: 6.3
6. A Haunting in Venice, Hulu and Vudu (2023)
A Haunting in Venice will bring you back to the post-World War II era, filled with secrets and shadows that could get you killed. Retired and living in self-imposed exile in Venice, Detective Poirot reluctantly attends a seance at a haunted palazzo. When one of the guests is murdered though, he is thrust back into the sinister world of a criminal and must figure out who the killer is before somebody else dies.
- IMDb score: 6.5
5. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Netflix (2022)
One of my favorite murder mystery movies on this list, Glass Onion kept me watching the whole time, and delivered twists and turns that blew my mind. In the film, tech billionaire Miles Bron invites his friends for a getaway on his private Greek island. When somebody turns up dead though, Detective Benoit Blanc is put on the case, sifting through lies and the past to find the killer.
- IMDb score: 7.1
One of my favorite movies from 2020 and recent years, Where the Crawdads Sing isn’t completely focused on a murder mystery, but the growth of an abandoned little girl who later gets accused of killing a man. Kya raised herself after her father left, living in the wild marshlands of North Carolina. When she gets drawn to two young men, Kya finally gets a glimpse of the real world. When one of them is found dead though, she becomes the main suspect, but the truth is quite unclear and only the verdict will decide Kya’s fate.
- IMDb score: 7.2
Once a bestselling book, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has been turned into a feature film, and still captures the eyes of murder mystery lovers. Disgraced financial reporter Mikael Blomkvist gets a second chance when he is hired by Swedish industrialist Henrik Vanger to solve the 40-year murder of his niece, Harriet. Vanger believes the culprit is a member of his own family, and prompts Blomkvist to delve deep into the world of Harriet’s past to find her killer.
- IMDb score: 7.8
2. Knives Out, Pluto TV and Prime Video (2019)
I seriously love Knives Out, not only for the quirky characters but the twists and turns of trying to find the killer of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey when everyone could be a suspect in his family. Detective Benoit Blanc must sift through a web of lies and red herrings in order to find the true killer and uncover the truth about the late novelist’s death.
- IMDb score: 7.9
1. Gone Girl, Prime Video and Apple TV (2014)
Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, Gone Girl is set in Carthage, MO where former New York-based writer Nick Dunne and his wife Amy present a portrait of a perfect marriage to anyone who meets them. But, when Amy goes missing, Nick becomes the prime suspect and the media frenzy that follows causes the facade to fall, and reveal who Nick and Amy truly are.
- IMDb score: 8.1
False accusations, twists and turns, evidence collection, and lots of pondering all go into a great murder mystery, just like Death on the Nile. If you enjoy sitting on the edge of your seat trying to figure out who the killer is, make sure to check out some of these movies like Death on the Nile, and get your murder mystery fix.