30 Great Movies Like Clue You Should Watch Next
“Look around you,” says Detective Elliott (LaKeith Stanfield), referring to the curio-studded home of deceased mystery author Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer). “I mean, the guy practically lives on a ‘Clue’ board.” Anyone who loves “Clue” should immediately check out “Knives Out,” Rian Johnson’s 2019 hit thriller. Not because of the scream, but because it’s inventive and thoroughly enjoyable entertainment.
Thrombey is dead, and his eccentric, dysfunctional family is eager to share their estate. An unnamed source hires famed private eye Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig, speaking with a “Kentucky fried, sluggish Foghorn Leghorn”) to investigate, and he suspects the death was actually a murder. Benoit teams up with Marta Cabrera (Ana de Armas), Harlan’s kind-hearted nurse and the surprise beneficiary of his will, to solve the mystery and find “the whole thing at the center of that donut.”
Johnson reinvigorates the old living room mystery genre early on with a surprise twist: The film reveals, in a flashback, how Thrombey died and who was with him. The public knows the “polar”, and the question then becomes: “But will they get away with it?” This movie is the kind of instant fun that captures people’s imaginations and inspires Chris Evans jersey articles. Watch it and know why audiences are so excited for 2022’s “Knives Out 2.”