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8 Murder Mysteries To Stream After You Watch Bodies Bodies Bodies

From crime novelist murder suspects to bickering siblings fighting over a will, these whodunnit movies capture the essence of ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies.'

A creepy mansion, the crack of thunder, and a corpse. The ingredients of a whodunnit are as classic as Ms. Scarlet with the knife in the library. Bodies Bodies Bodies is a distinctly 2022 take on the genre, one where its characters accuse each other of “gaslighting” and “silencing” as they try to figure out who slashed their rich, dopey friend, fittingly played by Pete Davidson. Keep the intrigue alive with these eight murder mysteries to stream after you watch Bodies Bodies Bodies.

Clue (1985)

This very fun black comedy is the dramatic board game brought to life to a shockingly accurate degree: When it was initially released, there were three possible endings that would screen in theaters. It was panned by critics, but gained a cult following for its glamorous campiness. Prime Video.

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Basic Instinct (1992)

Sharon Stone is a crime novelist, murder suspect, and fashion inspiration in this messy, sapphic murder mystery set in San Francisco nightclubs and rolling streets. Also...someone is murdered with an ice pick? Hulu.

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Gone Girl (2014)

The summer of 2014 was overtaken with Gone Girl mania, a well-deserved craze for this high adrenaline psychological thriller about a woman on the brink of collapse from a marriage and the secrets that upend them both. It’s a phenomenon that won’t end: Gillian Flynn, who wrote the eponymous novel upon which the film is based, is hosting Gone Girl cruise with tickets going for a cool $4,0000. Disney+

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Happy Death Day (2017)

In this slasher dark comedy, a sorority girl keeps reliving the last day of her life, which is also her birthday (not unlike Russian Doll, but make it college campus). To make matters worse, she keeps getting murdered by someone in an utterly terrifying doll clown mask and must figure out who her killer is if she wants to get out of the time loop. Apple TV.

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A Simple Favor (2018)

Mothers Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) and Emily (Blake Lively) are newly BFFs, but after weeks of sipping martinis, Emily suddenly disappears, leaving Stephanie no choice but to sleuth around and uncover her mysterious friend’s sordid past and her not-so-perfect marriage. Plus, lots of Lively wearing menswear. Peacock.

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Ready or Not (2019)

In this horror thriller exposes the worst possible outcome of matrimony: a woman gets married into a dynasty of board game-makers, but must undergo one final test to become part of their family: survive a deadly game of hide and seek until dawn due to a multi-generation spanning deal with the devil. Talk about in-law drama! Hulu.

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Knives Out (2019)

This White Lotus meets Succession whodunnit stars Ana de Armas as a caregiver to a rich patriarch who is brutally, mysteriously murdered, and leaves his fortune to her — much to the dismay of his zany, out of touch children. The biggest mystery of all is how they got such a stacked cast, which includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Christopher Plummer, and Daniel Craig. Prime Video.

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The Outfit (2022)

A London tailor armed only with his sheers must take on a notorious crime ring who invade his shop in this whodunnit where sewing skills have the power of an iron fist. Peacock.

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