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Knives Out
Rian Johnson: 5 Movies That Inspired 'Knives Out'
Rian Johnson
Rian Johnson
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Rian Johnson is a longtime fan of the murder mystery genre. Here are a few of his favorites that helped inform this delightful whodunit.

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Clue
1985
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Colonel Mustard, Miss Scarlet, and Professor Plum all come to life in this movie based on the classic board game.

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Gosford Park
2001
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This black comedy tells the story of an old-fashioned country house in England thrown off-kilter when one of their own is found dead. Come for a cup of tea and lots of secrets.

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Murder on the Orient Express
1974
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Famed detective Hercule Poirot is put to the test when a murder on, you guessed it, his train demands his particular obsessive skillset. A classic whodunit with a large cast of interesting characters.

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Death on the Nile
1978
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Hercule Poirot is back at it, this time an heiress is found dead on his boat while sailing through Egypt.

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu
2019
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That’s right, Pikachu and Hercule Poirot are found on the same list. Will Pikachu have what it takes to help his partner Tim find out what happened to Tim’s dad?

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