7 Best Locked-Room Murder Mystery Movies

The Last of Sheila (1973)

Herbert Ross' cruise film becomes another kind of locked room mystery when a corpse is found aboard. James Coburn, Raquel Welch, and lan McShane were among the notable stars of the production.

Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

Sidney Lumet's/adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel is heralded as one of the greats for multiple reasons, but chiefly for how well it replicates the locked room murder from the source material.

Murder by Death (1976)

Robert Moore directed this satire on the convenience of murder mystery novels and films, with Alec Guinness headlining a cast that also featured Peter Sellers, Maggie Smith, Truman Capote, David Niven, and Peter Falk.

Evil Under the Sun (1982)

Guy Hamilton adapted the Agatha Christie novel of the same name with this island mystery, with Peter Ustinov playing Hercule Poirot.

Gosford Park (2001)

Robert Altman directed this murder mystery with an "Upstairs Downstairs" twist to it, assembling a behemoth of a cast with the likes of Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Charles Dance, Kristin Scott Thomas, Bob Balaban, and Stephen Fry starring.

Knives Out (2019)

Rian Johnson brought back the murder mystery in more ways than one with his smash hit Knives Out (2019). Not only did he have a glittering star cast and a quirky detective and an exhausted police officer, but also a murder inside a locked room!

Bodies, Bodies, Bodies (2022)

Halina Reijn directed this film about a group of teenagers find themselves looking within their group to locate the killer in the abandoned mansion they are sheltering from a hurricane in.