Mumbai: Bibliophile or not, everybody is familiar with the name ‘Agatha Christie’. Prominent for her murder mysteries like Murder On The Orient Express, And Then There Were None and The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd among others, Christie has lived in our hearts and minds rent-free with her gripping tales. Over the years, she has been affectionately called the Queen of Mysteries and her stories have inspired numerous films over the last century. If you are someone who loves mysteries but doesn't like reading books, we highly recommend watching Agatha Christie movie adaptations. They are funny, intriguing and filled with mind-boggling twists that will keep you entertained for hours.
Curious for more? Here are six best Agatha Christie film adaptations as per IMDb.
1. Knives Out - 7.9/10
Fingers are pointed at each other after a wealthy patriarch is slain in his home, but who is the killer? When Knives Out hit the big screens, it took the world by storm with its whodunnit murder mystery and impressive cast. Although not based on a particular Christie novel, this film is director Rian Johnson’s homage to the Queen of Mysteries. Audiences admired its masterful and satirical depiction of the elite’s desire for unending wealth.
2. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery - 7.1/10
Glass Onion, a sequel to Knives Out, is another masterpiece by director Rian Johnson. People had high hopes for the movie, and fair to say, they weren't let down! Things go awry when someone ends up dead at Tech billionaire Miles Bron's get-together and Detective Benoit Blanc is called in to unravel the mystery. The plot shares similarities with Christie's popular novel ‘And Then There Were None’.
3. Murder On The Orient Express - 6.5/10
Adapted from one of Agatha Christie’s most widely read classics, Murder On The Orient Express, the film is as good as the book. Starring our favorites like Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Kenneth Brannagh, Olivia Coleman and many others the film was a major success. The plot follows detective Hercule Poirot’s quest to solve a murder that occurs on the trains he is travelling in.
4. See How They Run - 6.5 /10
This movie stands out on our list for being loosely adapted from Agatha Christie's well-known play, 'Mousetrap'. See How They Run, starring Saorise Ronan, Adrien Brody, Sam Rockwell, and many more, has won fans for its classic British design, humorous aspects, and intriguing whodunit story. The plot follows a halt in plans for a movie adaptation of an award-winning play due to the murder of a key crew member in the West End of 1950s London.
5. Death On The Nile - 6.3/10
Kenneth Brannagh once again returns as the famed detective Hercule Poirot in this 2022 film adaption of Christie’s novel by the same name. Death On The Nile made headlines for many reasons, one of them being the second big screen adaptation of the novel, following the 1978 film. The story is a sequel to Murder On The Orient Express and follows Poirot’s next quest of solving a heiress’s murder during a vacation on The Nile.
6. A Haunting in Venice (releasing 15 September)
This upcoming supernatural thriller is the latest film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel ‘Hallowe'en Party’. The film serves as the sequel to Death on the Nile, and it is the third film where Branagh plays the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Set in post-World War II Venice, the plot follows Poirot, now retired and living in his own exile, reluctantly pulled into solving a murder at a seance. The film is set to release in cinemas on 15 September 2023.
If you’re seeking an enthralling murder mystery you won’t have to wait too long. Catch the highly intriguing A Haunting in Venice at PVR INOX this Friday onwards.