LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16: (L to R) Madelyn Cline, Jessica Henwick, Janelle Monae, Kate Hudson and Kathryn Hahn attend the official photo call and press conference for "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" during the BFI London Film Festival at The Mayfair Hotel on October 16, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix)
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10 Mystery Movies That Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Fans Should Watch Next
“Brick” is the original whodunnit from Rian Johnson and although it is radically different from his later films, it is premised on the same idea of detective work as a love language. The film follows Brendan — played by Joseph Gordon Levitt — a high-school student who tries to solve the murder of his ex-girlfriend, and it’s a great peek into Johnson’s growth as a filmmaker.
See How They Run
From its first moments, “See How They Run,” is gleefully in love with Agatha Christie, but with creative twists, director Tom George manages to elevate the movie from an homage to a successor. The plot unfolds with the murder of the director of the original production of “The Mousetrap," and manages to turn a tired genre into something new and surprising.
Green for Danger
With a twisty plot and sneakily smart detective, this 1946 film is one of the eldest predecessors of “Knives Out,” and Benoit Blanc’s roots can be seen as much in the film’s Inspector Cockrill as Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot. The film marries an Agatha Christie-style whodunnit to a wartime thriller and has a genuinely surprising third act that isn't gimmicky.
Lone Star
If “Knives Out” appealed to you for its location-specific ambiance, then “Lone Star” is for you. The film takes a deep dive into Texas’ history, interrogating family secrets, decades-old crime, generational wealth and marginalized communities, to explore the weight of shared history in a highly atmospheric setting that echoes “Knives Out” while remaining different.
Primal Fear
If you’re a fan of Edward Norton’s performance as Miles Bron, then you should check out his earlier performance as Aaron Stampler in “Primal Fear.” Norton plays a docile character yet as the story progresses, his character becomes more and more alarming, and Norton plays the part with simultaneous live-wire energy and disarming vulnerability.