Can You Name These Whodunit Films From an Image?

By: Jane Andrews

Can You Name These Whodunit Films From an Image?
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About This Quiz

Hollywood sure knows how to make a good mystery movie. From stylish film noir flicks like "The Maltese Falcon," "The Big Sleep" and "The Long Goodbye" to modern-day classics such as "Zodiac, "Gone Girl" and "Knives Out," there's no shortage of plot-twisting drama to turn to when you feel like getting lost in a suspenseful story. Whether you like your detectives hard-boiled like Philip Marlowe, short and mustached like Hercule Poirot, or on edge and inept like the cast of "Clue," watching a well-crafted whodunit packed with crazy twists and turns is one of the most satisfying film experiences there is. One that always comes with colorful characters, witty dialogue, and layer upon layer of excitement and intrigue. 

How good is your knowledge of Hollywood's most beloved whodunits? It's time to find out! Get ready to channel your inner gumshoe and uncover the truth with this challenging visual quiz. It's filled with screenshots from some of the most thrilling, enthralling and mind-bending movies of all time — from the 1940s and '50s, all the way to the present day. It will take a real sleuth to conquer these questions, so throw on your detective hat (and maybe a trench coat and fedora if you've got 'em), and let's see how you do!



6 clue This murder-mystery comedy is based on a popular board game. Which is it?
"Detective"
"Monopoly"
"Life"
"Clue"
Now a cult classic, this ensemble comedy featured three different endings when it was first released in 1985. Audiences did not know which ending they would see when they bought their tickets.

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13 zodiac What's the name of this serial killer thriller?
"Chaser"
"Frozen Ground"
"Zodiac"
Based on a non-fiction book by true crime author Robert Graysmith, this David Fincher-directed film was released in 2007 and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr. and Chloë Sevigny.
"Untraceable"

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16 who framed roger rabbit How about this cartoonish film — do you recognize it?
"Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
Released in 1988, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" won three Academy Awards for its visual effects and editing, in addition to a Special Achievement Academy Award. It was the first live-action/animation movie to win multiple Academy Awards since the 1964 film,"Mary Poppins."
"Space Jam"
"Looney Tunes: Back in Action"
"Cool World"

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"The Girl Who Played with Fire"
"The Girl on the Train"
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
Released in 2011, this crime thriller is based on the Swedish novel and 2009 Swedish film of the same name. This American version stars Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer and Stellan Skarsgård.
"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest"

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14 silence of the lambs From which thriller is this screenshot taken?
"The Silence of the Lambs"
Directed by Jonathan Demme, this hit 1990 film won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (for Anothony Hopkins) and Best Actress (for Jodie Foster).
"The Sixth Sense"
"Red Dragon"
"Hannibal"

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19 dial m for murder Can you name this Alfred Hitchcock movie?
"Dial M for Murder"
Released in 1954, "Dial M for Murder" stars Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings and John Williams. It's based on a popular stage play that was performed on London's West End and New York CIty's Broadway.
"Rear Window"
"Psycho"
"The Birds"

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7 se7en What's the name of this creepy Brad Pitt movie?
"12 Monkeys"
"Fight Club"
" Se7en"
Also starring Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey and John C. McGinley, "Se7en" earned over $327 million at the box office worldwide. It became the seventh highest-grossing film of 1995.
"A River Runs Through It"

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18 la confidential This neo-noir movie is based on a James Ellroy novel. Do you know what it's called?
"The Black Dahlia"
"Blood on the Moon"
"Cop"
"L.A. Confidential"
Released in 1997, "L.A. Confidential" was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It won two — Best Supporting Actress (for Kim Basinger) and Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay).

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22 the manchurian candidate Do you know the name of this political thriller?
"The Parallax View"
"The Taking of Pelham 123
"Seven Days in May"
"The Manchurian Candidate"
Released in 1964 and based on a novel by Richard Condon, this Cold War movie stars Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh and Angela Lansbury. A remake featuring Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber and Jon Voightwas released in 2004.

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12 the maltese falcon Do you know the name of this noir classic?
"Across the Pacific"
"High Sierra"
"Key Largo"
"The Maltese Falcon"
Based on a 1930s detective novel, "The Maltese Falcon" stars Humphrey Bogart as private investigator Sam Spade. Released in 1941, it's considered by many to be the first whodunit of the film noir genre.

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20 shutter island Martin Scorsese directed this psychological thriller. Do you know what it's called?
"Shutter Island"
Based on a Dennis Lehane novel of the same name, this movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo as U.S. Marshals investigating the disappearance of a murderer who escaped from an insane asylum.
"Gone Baby Gone"
"A Civil Action"
"The Departed"

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23 mystic river How about this heavy whodunit. Do you know its name?
"Unforgiven"
"Changeling"
"“Letters From Iwo Jima”
"Mystic River"
Directed by Clint Eastwood, "Mystic River" features an ensemble cast that includes Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Laura Linney and Kevin Bacon. The movie was nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture, and won two — for Best Actor (for Penn) and Best Supporting Actor (for Robbins).

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17 vertigo What's the name of this 1950s thriller?
"Psycho"
"Marnie"
"The Man Who Knew Too Much"
"Vertigo"
Released in 1958, this classic Hitchcock film stars James Stewart, Kim Novak and Barbara Bel Geddes. The screenplay is an adaptation of a French novel entitled "D'entre les morts" ("From Among the Dead").

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8 rear window Here's a classic Hitchcock whodunit. Which one is it?
"Rear Window"
This 1954 film is based on a short detective story called "It Had to Be Murder." Starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly and Raymond Burr, it's considered one of the best Hitchcock movies ever made.
"Vertigo"
"Rope"
"North by Northwest"

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5 gone girl From which of the following films is this screenshot taken?
"Gone Girl"
Rosamund Pike was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in this film, which is based on the Gillian Flynn novel of the same name. Directed by David Fincher, the movie also stars Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry.
"A Simple Favor"
"Fracture"
"The Town"

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25 primal fear This movie ends with a big plot twist. Do you recognize it?
"Identity"
"Primal Fear"
Featuring Edward Norton in his feature film debut, "Primal Fear" also stars Richard Gere and Laura Linney. Norton received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance.
"Shutter Island"
"Source Code"

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39 the bone collector Here's a creepy thriller starring Angelina Jolie. Do you recognize it?
"The Bone Collector"
Also starring Denzel Washington and Queen Latifah, this fast-paced film is about a quadriplegic forensics expert and his partner trying to track down a serial killer on the loose in New York City.
"Copycat"
"Taking Lives"
"Sea of Love"

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29 identity Do you recognize this plot-twisty psychological thriller?
"The Uninvited"
"Coherence"
"Frailty"
"Identity"
This 2003 movie is about 10 strangers at an isolated hotel who begin disappearing, one by one. It features John Cusack and Amanda Peet, who later went on to star together in the disaster film, "2012."

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"Chinatown"
Starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, this movie was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (for Nicholson) and Best Actress (for Dunaway). It took home just one award, for Best Original Screenplay.
"The Two Jakes"
"Rear Window"
"L.A. Confidential"

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"Blade Runner"
"Total Recall"
"Minority Report"
Starring Tom Cruise and directed by Steven Spielberg, this 2002 thriller is loosely based on a 1956 short story by Philip K. Dick. It's set in the year 2054 and is about the fictional PreCrime police unit, which has the ability to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes.
"The Fifth Element"

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40 insomnia Can you name this movie, which is a remake of a Norwegian thriller?
"Tightrope"
"One Hour Photo"
"Insomnia"
Released in 2002 and directed by Christopher Nolan, "Insomnia" stars Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hilary Swank. The movie was both a critical and box office success, earning more than $113 million worldwide.
"Internal Affairs"

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24 memento Can you guess the name of this mind-bending movie?
"Memento"
Directed by Christopher Nolan, who went on to direct hits such as "Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight" and "Inception," this psychological thriller received Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing.
"Memento Mori"
"I Remember When"
"Lost Memories"

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"Reservoir Dogs"
"Shade"
"The Usual Suspects"
This cast of this popular 1995 film features Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Pollak, Benicio del Toro and Kevin Spacey. The movie won two Oscars, including one for Best Original Screenplay.
"The Line Up"

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"Gosford Park"
"Murder on the Orient Express"
"Witness for the Prosecution"
"The Name of the Rose"
In this 1986 thriller, Sean Connery stars as a 14th-century Franciscan friar who's tasked with solving a murder. The movie also features Christian Slater, F. Murray Abraham and Ron Perlman.

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21 basic instinct What's the name of this sexy thriller?
"Unfaithful"
"Fatal Attraction"
"Basic Instinct"
"Basic Instinct" stars Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone and Jeanne Tripplehorn. The movie was a box office smash, earning $352 million worldwide and becoming the fourth highest-grossing movie of 1992.
"Sliver"

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30 suspect Cher stars in the 1987 mystery thriller. Which movie is it?
"Suspect"
Cher plays a public defender in this courtroom thriller, which also stars Dennis Quaid, Liam Neeson and John Mahoney. The singer/actress starred in two other movies released in 1987 — "Moonstruck" and "The Witches of Eastwick."
"Fracture"
"The Juror"
"Devil's Advocate"

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27 presumed innocent Harrison Ford stars in this legal murder mystery. Which is it?
"Presumed Innocent"
Based on a 1987 novel of the same name, "Presumed Innocent" was a big box office smash, earning more than $221 million worldwide and becoming the eighth highest-grossing film of 1990.
"The Fugitive"
"Air Force One"
"What Lies Beneath"

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32 witness for the prosecution From which of the following 1950s films is this screenshot taken?
"Witness for the Prosecution"
Directed by legendary filmmaker Billy Wilder, "Witness for the Prosecution" stars Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton. It's based on an Agatha Christie short story and play of the same name.
"The Woman in Question"
"Man in the Attic"
"Town on Trial"

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15 laura Here's another classic film noir. Can you identify it?
"Laura"
This classic whodunit film from 1944 follows the story of a police detective who falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating. Directed by Otto Preminger, the movie stars Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews.
"Rebecca"
"Margot"
"Mary"

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37 once upon a crime From what movie is this screenshot taken?
"Midnight Express"
"Noises Off"
"Chances Are"
"Once Upon a Crime"
Directed by Eugene Levy, who makes a cameo appearance as a casino cashier, this black comedy stars John Candy, James Belushi, Cybill Shepherd, Sean Young and Richard Lewis. It's a remake of the 1960 film, "And Suddenly It's Murder!"

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31 murder by death This humorous whodunit was released in 1976. What's it called?
"Fletch"
"Murder by Death"
Written by Neil Simon and directed by Roger Moore, this ensemble film is a spoof of the traditional whodunit. The cast includes Eileen Brennan, Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers and Maggie Smith, along with a rare acting performance by author Truman Capote.
"Who’s Harry Crumb"
"The Pink Panther"

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35 the long goodbye Can you name this whodunit from 1973?
"Murder, My Sweet"
"Tony Rome"
"Marlowe"
"The Long Goodbye"
Directed by Robert Altman and based on a Raymond Chandler novel of the same name, this movie stars Elliott Gould as private eye Philip Marlowe. According to IMDB, the film features Arnold Schwarzenegger in an early uncredited role.

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36 radioland murders Do you recognize this fun thriller?
"Who Done It?"
"The Night Listener"
"Radioland Murders"
Released in 1994, this ensemble comedy features the final performance of legendary actor George Burns. The movie also has cameo appearances by Bobcat Goldthwait, Michael McKean and Christopher Lloyd.
"Radio Days"

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33 doa Can you tell us the name of this classic crime thriller?
"Touch of Evil"
"The Big Heat"
"Double Indemniy"
"D.O.A."
Released in 1949, "D.O.A." is about a man desperate to figure out who poisoned him before it's too late. A remake of this thriller film, starring Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan, was made in 1988.

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34 the mirror crackd This is another movie based on an Agatha Christie story. Can you guess which one it is?
"And Then There Were None"
"The Mirror Crack'd"
Released in 1980, this movie is based on an Agatha Christie novel entitled "The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side." It features an ensemble cast that includes notable actors such as Angela Lansbury, Kim Novak, Elizabeth Taylor and Tony Curtis.
"Murder, She Said"
"The Alphabet Murders"

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1 knives out This 2019 mystery was written and directed by Rian Johnson. What's it called?
"Murder on the Orient Express"
"Knives Out"
This critically acclaimed film features an all-star ensemble cast that includes Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, Toni Collette and Michael Shannon. Rian Johnson is best known for directing "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" in 2017.
"The Girl on the Train"
"Crooked House"

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10 godsford park This image is from a whodunit directed by esteemed filmmaker Robert Altman. What's its name?
"Sleuth"
"Crooked House"
"Gosford Park"
Written by Julian Fellowes, this satirical mystery was released in 2001. According to a PBS documentary, the televisions series "Downton Abbey," which was created by Fellowes, was originally intended to be a spin-off of "Gosford Park."
"The Long Goodbye"

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38 the last of sheila This thriller was co-written by "Psycho" star Anthony Perkins. Can you name it?
"Charade"
"The Last of Sheila"
Starring Richard Benjamin and Dyan Cannon, this mystery thriller was released in 1973. It tells the story of a group of wealthy friends who participate in a scavenger hunt-style mystery game on a luxurious yacht.
"Deadfall"
"The Internecine Project"

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"Death on the Nile"
"Crooked House"
"The Mirror Crack'd"
"Murder on the Orient Express"
This mystery thriller, released in 2017, features an ensemble cast that includes Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer. It's the second film version of the Christie novel — the first was released in 1974 and starred Albert Finney and Lauren Bacall.

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"Rebecca"
"The Maltese Falcon"
"The Big Sleep"
This classic film from 1946 stars real-life couple Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, who were affectionately dubbed "Bogie and Bacall." The screenplay was co-written by acclaimed novelist William Faulkner.
"Stranger on the Third Floor"

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