The Best Whodunit Movies of the 1980s

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1

Clue 1985, 94 min.

Jonathan Lynn     Starring: Tim CurryMadeline KahnMartin Mull

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Mystery

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Deathtrap 1982, 116 min.

Sidney Lumet     Starring: Michael CaineDyan CannonIrene Worth

Based-on-Theatre    Black Comedy    Comedy

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April Fool's Day 1986, 89 min.

Fred Walton     Starring: Jay BakerDeborah ForemanDeborah Goodrich

Horror    Mystery    Slasher Film

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Without a Clue 1988, 107 min.

Thom Eberhardt     Starring: Michael CaineBen KingsleyJeffrey Jones

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Crime

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Fletch Lives 1989, 95 min.

Michael Ritchie     Starring: Patricia KalemberGeorge WynerGeoffrey Lewis

Comedy    Mystery    Action

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Sunset 1988, 102 min.

Blake Edwards     Starring: Bruce WillisJames GarnerMalcolm McDowell

Comedy    Comedy Western    Mystery

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Night School 1981, 88 min.

Ken Hughes     Starring: Leonard MannDrew SnyderJoseph R. Sicari

Horror    Slasher Film    Whodunit

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Appointment with Death 1988, 102 min.

Michael Winner     Starring: Peter UstinovLauren BacallJohn Gielgud

Crime    Mystery    Whodunit

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A Murder Is Announced 1985, 159 min.

David Giles     Starring: Joan HicksonUrsula HowellsSamantha Bond

Crime    Detective Film    Drama

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Thirteen at Dinner 1985, 90 min.

Lou Antonio     Starring: Peter UstinovJonathan CecilFaye Dunaway

Crime    Detective Film    Mystery

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Murder in Three Acts 1986, 94 min.

Gary Nelson     Starring: Peter UstinovTony CurtisJonathan Cecil

Crime    Crime Thriller    Drama

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At Bertram's Hotel 1987, 110 min.

Mary McMurray     Starring: Joan HicksonCaroline BlakistonHelena Michell

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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